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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
  • 4 three-course dinners including wine or beer
  • Select admissions with priority entry 
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • HMP Inverness (Correctional/ Law Enforcement Officers only)

Edinburgh Castle and Cemetery

St. Andrew's Golf Course Clubhouse

Eilean Donan Castle on Isle of Skye

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Price: $5,200.00 (2019), based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:

 July 2020
August 2021 (SCHI0821)
May 2022 (SCHI0522)
August 2022 (SCHI0822)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:

~ Welcome Dinner

~ A guided 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

~ Stirling, a town steeped in the history of the Wars of Scottish Independence and its castle, traveling 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

~ The banks of Loch Lomond and stop in Glencoe, site of the notorious 1692 MacDonald clan massacre, followed by a stop at the ruins of Urquhart Castle for photos

~ Inveraray Castle and its beautiful gardens

~ Culloden Moor, where Jacobite forces were defeated by the British at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, before exploring the nearby Cawdor Castle and its Shakespearean ties, considered one of the most romantic castles in the highlands

~ A ferry ride to the Isle of Skye, followed by travel along the banks of Loch Duich to visit the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, arguably the world's most photographed castle

~ The historic Blair Castle, the home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl that dates back to medieval times, then the Edradour distillery for a guide tour and to enjoy a whisky tasting

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

~ A tour of Edinbough to 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 see the Scottish crown jewels and Stone of Scone

~ An optional excursion to experience the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo (This excursion available only during departures coinciding with this event)

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

~ St. Andrews, to see the 16th-century grounds of St Andrews University, the alma mater of Prince William, then the ruins of St. Andrew’s medieval cathedral, its 13th-century castle which overlooks the North Sea, and the links where the game of golf originated

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (uneven terrain, including paved or unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, dirt paths, some hills and stairs)

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