Scotland

//Scotland
Scotland 2019-07-18T14:54:22+00:00

Project Description

Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also famous for golf, the game first played at the Old Course at St Andrews in the 1400s.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual open-air show of spectacular military marching bands in colorful uniforms as well as special entertainment from around the globe. Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in this global extravaganza. The name “Tattoo” derives from a seventeenth-century Dutch phrase, “Doe den tap toe”, signifying the end of the day for soldiers, which evolved into a ceremonial evening entertainment performed by military musicians.
This gathering of musicians and performers is held on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. We include tickets to this popular show on all tours that include an Edinburgh hotel stay during Tattoo season in August.
In 2019, the Royal Tattoo will be held every night between August 2 – August 24. In 2020, it will be August 7 – August 29th.

The Scots Irish Tour- 11 days

Authentic Local Experiences:
Reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 20 departures.
Step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and see behind the scenes of the Queen’s former floating home.
Sip an Irish coffee at the South Pole Inn where you’ll learn about Tom Crean, an Irish explorer who bravely journeyed to the South Pole.
Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
Welcome get-together drink with your group
Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
August  11, 13, 18, $4770  Tattoo Tour included
Oct 4 $3805
Oct 16 $3545
Oct 30 $3415

HIGHLIGHTS OF BRITAIN

15 day/14 night
Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28th – August 11th departures.
See Yorkshire’s amazing scenery as you travel by vintage locomotive.
14 breakfasts and 10 dinners including a welcome dinner in Windsor, a Cardiff Castle Welsh banquet, a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh, and dinner at a historic pub in York.
Trip Highlights:
Castle Howard, Lanhydrock House, North Yorkshire Steam Vintage Train, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stonehenge, St Andrews, Tower of London, Windsor Castle
August 25 $7095 Sept 1 $5870 Sept 15 $5935 Sept 22 $6900 Oct 20 $5545

 

IRISH & SCOTTISH SAMPLER

8 days/7 nights
Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 29 – August 19th departures
Discover the unique flavors of Belfast as a local guide leads you on a fun walk of some top food and drink spots around Belfast city center.
Visit Brú na Boinne to learn about the Neolithic people who built the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth – older than the pyramids and mysterious marvels to this day.
Trip Highlights:
Blair Athol Distillery, Dalkey Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Giant’s Causeway, Pollok House, Scenic Glens of Antrim,
St Andrews, St. Michan’s Church Dublin, Hillsborough Castle
7 breakfasts, 6 dinners including Taylors Three Rock Pub dinner and traditional show, a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a tasting tour in Belfast.
August 25 $3545 Royal Edinburgh Tattoo tour
Sept 9, 16, $3095 Sept 30 $2965 Oct 7 $2645 Oct 14 $3160

Scottish Dream

Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 28th – August 18th departures
Immerse yourself in farm life at Leault Farm to see how a farmer works with highly-skilled dogs to herd sheep.
7 breakfasts, 5 dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh
Trip Highlights: 8 days
Blair Athol Distillery, Blair Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Edinburgh Castle, Cruise on Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle,  Isle of Skye, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, St Andrews
7 breakfasts, 5 dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh
July 31, Aug 9, 14, 16 $3610 Tattoo tour guaranteed  30, 2019 for t
June 21, 23, 30, July 3, 7, 12, 14, 17, 21, 24, Sept 1, 13, 18, 20, 22 $3030
Sept 4, 6, 25, $2965 Oct 16, 20 $2580

TASTE OF SCOTLAND & IRELAND

Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30 to August 20 departures.
Enjoy farm life as you sample fresh baked scones with tea and watch a sheep herding demonstration
Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh, Galway and Dublin with local guides
Trip Highlights: 10 days
Blair Athol Distillery, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Edinburgh Castle, Loch Ness Cruise, Skellig Experience, Titanic Belfast
9 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L) and 6 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh and a festive medieval castle banquet.
Tuesday, Fridays and Sunday departures in June & July $4320
Aug 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20 $4645     Tattoo Tour Guaranteed

BRITISH ESCAPE WITH RETURN TO LONDON

8 DAY TOUR FROM LONDON TO LONDON
On this tour, the traditions and intrigue of Britain are calling you. Experience the fascinating cities and countryside of this beautiful land without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. A concise Britain guided tour takes you to the historical must-see sites from London to Edinburgh. History buffs will delight in seeing mysterious, prehistoric Stonehenge (just imagine how those stones got there!); the Roman Baths in Bath, constructed around 70 AD and today one of the best-preserved Roman remains in the world; Liverpool, once a great Victorian city and Atlantic seaport, and renowned as the birthplace of the Beatles; and Edinburgh, home to many Scottish monarchs, including Queen Margaret, who died here in 1093.
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 $1549
Dec 1,8, 15, 2019 Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 2020 $1429
Feb 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 $1549

Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

6 Day Tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Take an exciting Caledonian adventure through the highlands from Edinburgh to Glasgow on this guided vacation in Scotland! Enjoy the moors even more by visiting during the off season, with fewer crowds and lower prices. Begin in Edinburgh to visit the Castle and admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. Visit the home of golf at St. Andrews. Stop in the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry and admire its Scottish Baronial architecture, then cross the battle ground at Culloden Moor. Spend the night in the Highland capital of Inverness, and prepare for a day of glorious Scottish scenery on your drive along the shores of Loch Ness. Keep an eye out for the elusive Nessie! Take a spirited tour of Ben Nevis whisky distillery, and admire even more beautifully rugged landscapes from Glen Coe to Oban on the western coast of Scotland.
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019 March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 $1009
Dec 1, 8, 15, 2019 Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, feb 2, 9, 16, 23 $889

Prices are per person in single, double, or triple room occupancy.