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The Scottish Highlands (10 Days)

Famous Castles, a Military Tattoo, the Beautiful Highlands and Nessy, too! Simply say “Scotland” and images of tartan kilts, blaring bagpipes and medieval castles instantly come to mind. This tour includes a different castle almost every day, each a relic of a period of proud Scottish history. You’ll get your dose of these well-known Scottish icons, when you head off the beaten path, moving farther into the untamed Highlands and craggy hillsides laden with lochs and Gaelic-speaking villages, and ending with an optional visit to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Delight in tasting the culinary dishes native to Scotland, as you visit with the people who live steeped in tradition of this country.

Your Edventure Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies based on additional gateway choice)
  • 8 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 5 three-course dinners including wine or beer
  • Lots of castles, including Edinburgh, Sterling, Blair Athol, and Eilean Donan, Urquhart, Cawdor and more
  • Select admissions with priority entrance
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Full-time expert tour director and tour coordinator
  • Visit to HMP Inverness (Correctional/ Law Enforcement Officers only/ preregistration required)

Edinburgh Castle and Cemetery

St. Andrew's Golf Course Clubhouse

Eilean Donan Castle on Isle of Skye

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Price: $4,866 (2018), based on double occupancy, plus optional $384.00 Travel Protection*

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Next Departure Dates:
July 2017 (SCHI0717)
 August 2019
(SCHI0819)
Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights:

~ Take an overnight flight by internationally-recognized airline, transfer to your hotel, and meet your fellow travelers at an included Welcome Dinner


~ Take a guided motorcoach tour of Scotland's "second city" of Glasgow, including a drive past the Burrell Collection Museum, its historical university, George Square, the River Clyde, and the city’s medieval cathedral


~ Visit Stirling, a town steeped in the history of the Wars of Scottish Independence and its castle, then travel into the valley where "Braveheart" William Wallace beat back the British at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, and to Antonine Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in 142 AD

~ Pass along the banks of Loch Lomond and stop in Glencoe, site of the notorious 1692 MacDonald clan massacre, then stop at the ruins of Urquhart Castle for photos

~ Enter the Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre, where you’ll see a full-scale replica of the loch’s legendary monster

~ Visit Culloden Moor, where Jacobite forces were defeated by the British at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, then make your way to explore the nearby Cawdor Castle; wiith its Shakespearean ties, Cawdor is considered one of the most romantic castles in the highlands

~ Enjoy a scenic drive to the coast, hop a ferry and travel to the Isle of Skye, then travel the banks of Loch Duich to visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, arguably the world's most photographed castle

~ Visit the historic Blair Castle, the home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl that dates back to medieval times, the explore Edradour distillery with a guide and enjoy a whisky tasting

~ Witness an authentic céilidh, an age-old Scottish celebration consisting of a savory dinner of local favorites, the evening will feature folk dancers, bagpipers, fiddlers and the “Ceremony of the Haggis”

~ Enjoy a tour of Edinbough and view the elegant Georgian New Town and the Royal Mile, two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the King George statue, Bute House and Sir Walter Scott monument, and Edinburgh Castle to view the Scottish crown jewels and Stone of Scone

~ Experience the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Excursion available only during event)

~ Join an optional excursion, first to Abbotsford House, the 19th-century estate of Sir Walter Scott, then visit to the ruins of Melrose Abbey, one of the most impressive of the four Borders abbeys ($95/pp)

~ Travel to St. Andrews, and pass by the 16th-century grounds of St Andrews University, the alma mater of Prince William, then the ruins of St. Andrew’s medieval cathedral and 13th-century castle which overlooks the North Sea

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