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Arrive Edinburgh

Arrive in Scotland!!! Make your way from Edinburgh Airport to the hotel as you arrive in the capital of Scotland. Check in at your hotel, after which the rest of the day is free for you to meander through the winding cobbled streets of this popular city, as you admire the breath-taking architecture, and soak in its sights and sounds. Embark on a walking tour of Edinburgh to unearth the Secrets of the Royal Mile, a treasure-chest of historic gems. The best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. Where the buses can't take you, and the guide books don't show you is where our real stories can be found, the closes, wynds, courtyards and homes of Old Edinburgh. We'll paint a vivid picture of our colourful past and people - see the secrets and tell the tales - the culture, crime and politics of Scotland's capital. An experience shared by local professional historians. Fascinating and Revealing.

Early evening a must do is UK's no.1 attraction - The Royal Yacht Britannia which was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. The Britannia experience begins in the Visitor Centre on the second floor of Ocean Terminal. Here you will discover Britannia's fascinating past through exhibits, displays and photographs, before you collect your complimentary audio handset and step on board Britannia, a privilege previously reserved for guests of Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. You will get to see all areas of the Britannia including The Royal Apartments, The Sun Lounge, The Royal bedrooms, The Drawing room, The State Dining Room, The Chief Petty Officers' Mess, The Sick Bay, The Engine Room, The Bridge, The Laundry and The Naafi. The Royal Yacht Britannia is a truly unique five-star visitor experience.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

Wake up to breakfast this morning and it’s time for you to discover the city at your own pace by hopping aboard the Hop-on Hop-off bus. The 24 hour ticket allows you to see all top sights and attractions in a day. Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century, Edinburgh stands on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from the top of a City Sightseeing Tour Bus. Marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle, see the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House and discover the fascinating history of this amazing city!

In the afternoon, embark on a unique Scotch Whisky Experience. This visitor attraction brings 300 years of Scotch Whisky history to life. This unique interactive visitor attraction in Edinburgh, allows you to experience the sights, sounds and smells of whisky, and the opportunity to discover how scotch whisky is made. Scotch whisky dates back to the 15th century and probably long before. On the Whisky Heritage Tour you will learn the origins of malt whisky distilling in Scotland. To get you in the mood we offer a "wee dram" (taste) of Scotch for the over 18 years old or a soft drink for the children. Using a specially constructed model you can see how a distillery is laid out. We will show you how all the processes fit together to produce the unique product known as Scotch whisky. The tour is guided by audio visual presentations throughout each stage of the tour.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh

Time to explore Scotland as your day includes time in Melrose to visit the historic Cistercian Abbey, burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain and the best of the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Cross the border at Coldstream and enjoy lunch and the afternoon at Alnwick Castle and Gardens, scene of Hogwarts Castle in Harry Potter's first 2 movies, before returning to Edinburgh along the dramatic east coast of Berwickshire and East Lothian, stopping at the ancient walled town of Berwick upon Tweed. Back to Edinburgh.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh – Oban

The tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to Kilmartin Glen. Here you'll explore Scotland's ancient past. With over 5,000 years of history laid out before you, you'll be able to walk in the footsteps of the first Scots at Dunadd Hill Fort and the Temple Wood Stone Circle. Then it's on the picturesque seaside town of Oban, home to Scotland's best seafood.

Overnight in Oban.

Oban – Skye

It takes you over the Connel Bridge through Appin to the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan). We'll stop in Fort William; a town dominated by Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak, then jump aboard the Jacobite Steam Train. It's one of the world's greatest train journeys and will take you over the Glenfinnan Viaduct, made famous by the Harry Potter films. We'll continue to the end of the line, Mallaig, a pretty fishing port, bustling but remote. You will have the opportunity to have an early dinner and enjoy some excellent seafood before taking a short ferry ride over the sea to Skye, where you'll spend your second night.

Overnight in Skye.

Skye

You'll have the whole of the third day to explore Skye's mysteries and landscape. Here the mountains and beaches beckon, so lose yourself amongst the Cuillin Mountains, visit the black houses, take in the spectacular scenery of the Kilt rock waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the Trotternish Peninsula, including a visit to the capital of the island, Portree.

Overnight in Skye.

Skye – Fort Augustus

We'll leave Skye and head straight to Scotland's most photographed castle, Eilean Donan (admission not included) which you'll have ample time to explore. We'll continue further north through Glen Carron and past Loch Carron towards Achnasheen. You'll also experience the dramatic Glen Docherty which looks down towards Loch Maree, once visited by Queen Victoria and home to its very own "Nessie": Muc-sheilche. Our lunch stop will be at Inverewe Garden (admission not included), well-known for its sub-tropical plants. You'll also get to take in the incredible Gruinard Bay and the breath-taking Corrieshalloch Gorge and Rogie Falls, then on to your overnight stop by Loch Ness.

Overnight in Fort Augustus.

Fort Augustus - Edinburgh

Today you'll have plenty of time to explore Loch Ness. Why not take a boat tour (ticket not included) over to Urquhart Castle or just monster hunt from the shore? You'll then head to visit the battlefield of Culloden (admission not included) the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. On your way south enjoy a wee dram at a local distillery (admission not included). Then you'll pass the stunning Cairngorm Mountains and be able to explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry before arriving back in Edinburgh.

Overnight in Edinburgh.

Depart Edinburgh

Following breakfast this morning its time for you to make your way to the airport / train station for your onward journey.

    • 4 nights stay in Edinburgh
    • 4 nights stay in Highlands (Highland Experience - Scottish Choice Tour)
    • 1 night in Oban
    • 2 nights in Skye
    • 1 night in Fort Agustus
    • Jacobite Steam Train Ride
    • Daily Breakfast
    • Alnwick Castle, Northumberland and the Borders
    • Secrets of the Royal Mile
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia entrance ticket - Edinburgh
    • Hop on Hop off Tour - 24 hours - Edinburgh
    • The Scotch Whisky Experience - Edinburgh
  • Airfares and ticket taxes
  • Visa Charges
  • Meals not specified above
  • Transfers (airport / station – hotel and back) unless mentioned
  • Surcharges applicable (especially during Christmas, New Year etc)
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Tips and Porterage
  • Expenses of personal nature
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