- Walking tour of Edinburgh
- Rosslyn Chapel
- Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott
- Stirling Castle
- Whisky distillery tour
- Cruise of Loch Ness
- Urquhart Castle
- Culloden Battlefield
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Welcome to Scotland. Arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Transfer to your hotel under your own arrangements. Check in after 3pm. Free time to explore the city at your leisure this afternoon. This evening meet your fellow travellers in a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Today meet with your driver and English-speaking guide for a panoramic city tour. Edinburgh is one of the world’s finest capital cities, because of its cultural diversity and impressive history The medieval streets run through the whole city telling their
own story about the 1 000 year old traditions and myths of Edinburgh. Next
visit Edinburgh Castle. This afternoon is at leisure.
Scottish Evening with Dinner - payable locally
This morning visit Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by the Da Vinci Code movie. Founded in 1446 Rosslyn Chapel is a unique building with its mysterious carvings and the beauty
of its setting. Visit Abbotsford House located on the banks of the River Tweed, and sits at the heart of the landscape that inspired the poetry and novels of its creator, Sir
Walter Scott. This is a house that the writer himself designed and as such uniquely embodies a physical representation of the Romantic Movement that he helped to create.
Today you will depart your hotel in Edinburgh and travel to the Highlands. First visit Stirling Castle situated on a volcanic outcrop guarding the lowest crossing point of
the River Forth It is a great symbol of Scottish Independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle’s long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from
Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. Next will be a visit to one of many whisky distilleries where you will learn about the process of milling, mashing, fermenting and distilling single malt whisky. Continue
to your hotel and check in.
This morning experience a cruise on Loch Ness where you will have the opportunity to spot Nessie! Next visit Urquhart Castle which offers a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic. Discover 1,000 years of drama, take a glimpse of medieval life and see
stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands.
Spend the afternoon in Elgin and visit the ruins of Elgin Cathedral , one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings.
Today depart the Highlands and head south to Glasgow. En route visit Culloden Battlefield, scene of the 1746 Battle between the Jacobite and British armies. As the last battle being fought on British soil, Culloden marks the beginning of the dismantlement of the structures of Highland society. Then visit Highland Folk Museum that brings to life the domestic and working conditions of earlier Highland peoples. Continue to Glasgow
This morning starts with a Glasgow City Tour. Discover Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, with a panoramic city tour. From the magnificent St Mungo Cathedral to the People's Palace and Glasgow Green, explore Glasgow’s rich past as a religious centre and one of the most important industrial cities in Britain. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery, one
of Scotland’s most visited attractions. It is a magnificent building with 22 themed, state of the art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects.
After a final breakfast, transfer to Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport for your departure flight home under own arrangements.
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