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Price Includes: All motor coach and land transportation, sightseeing, admissions, services of tour director and driver, lodging, meals as specified in tour itinerary, taxes, gratuities to bellhops and waiters at included meals.
Not Included: Cost of obtaining passports or visas, laundry, meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary, travel insurance, gratuity to guide, driver, communication charges, & excess baggage fees. Port charges and gratuities to crew are not included on cruises.
Deposit Required: $300 per person will reserve your place. A $100 service fee will be charged for cancellation at any time in addition to our normal payment and cancellation policy.
Day 1: Arrival in Glasgow, Scotland. To Loch Lomond
A short drive brings you to your deluxe hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond with the rest of the day free to enjoy this exhilarating location. Join your tour director and traveling companions at 6.30 p.m. for a welcome reception and private dinner party. (D)
Day 2: Loch Lomond at Leisure
A full day to relax, enjoy the hotel's extensive facilities and explore the glorious surroundings. At the nearby newly opened LOCH LOMOND SHORES attraction, the "Beneath the Loch" show introduces you to the area, and the thrilling film “The Legend of the Loch” shown on the Imax-style giant screen brings Scottish history to life. From the 100 foot high observation terrace you'll get the best views of Loch Lomond and the Highlands beyond. You might wish to take a cruise, enjoy a light lunch, and browse the quality shops before returning to your hotel in the early afternoon. Later today, perhaps join your tour director for an optional outing to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, for a narrated orientation drive and visit to the Burrell Collection, and afterwards dinner at a fine city center restaurant. (FB)
Day 3: Loch Lomond. West Highlands Excursion
A full-day excursion to experience the dramatic scenery of the West Highlands. Cross the mountain pass aptly named "Rest and be thankful" to Inveraray on Loch Fyne where a special highlight is a guided tour of elegant INVERARAY CASTLE, ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll, Clan Chiefs of the Campbells. Take a lunch break in the pretty fishing port of Oban, gateway to the Isles; then follow the shores of Loch Linnhe and head up the mysterious valley known as Glen Coe, where the McDonald Clan was treacherously murdered by the Campbells in 1692. Cross bleak Rannoch Moor and trace the shores of the entire length of Loch Lomond back to your hotel. Dinner is not included tonight so you can choose from Cameron House's fine dining options. (FB)
Day 4: Loch Lomond-Edinburgh
More breathtaking scenery today on the route through the heart of the Highlands that takes you via Stirling of Braveheart fame and skirts the scenic Trossachs region with a pause at Callander. After a visit to Aberfeldy distillery, including a guided tour and explanation of the ancient art of converting barley, water and yeast into a heart-warming liquor, we enjoy a stop for lunch. Next we visit the nearby Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry before turning south towards Perth and Scotland's capital city. Dinner is included tonight at your Edinburgh city center hotel. (FB,D)
Day 5: Edinburgh
Morning city sightseeing with a local expert introduces you to the 200-year-old "New Town" and famous scientists, inventors and novelists. In the "Old Town," drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland's Crown Jewels, then explore HOLYROOD PALACE, the Queen's official Scottish residence. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, which for the Queen was once the perfect royal residence for glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. (FB)
Day 6: At Leisure in Edinburgh
This morning choose whether to explore the city further or motor into neighboring Fyfe for a visit to the university town of St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. Tonight, a fitting finale: join our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (FB)
Day 7: Home
Your homebound flight from Glasgow arrives the same day. (FB)