A Taste of Scotland - Edinburgh to Inverness.
$2999 includes air, hotels, tours, tastings and so much more!!!!
July 2-10, 2022
Join us for an epic week of fun in Scotland.
Whiskey, Castles, Pubs & History.
Join us as we visit some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and take in the sights of Edinburgh, Stirling, Oban and the Scottish Highlands. July is a great time to go, the weather is beautiful and the days are long. We'll tour castles and distilleries, take a boat ride on bonnie Loch Lomond and so much more. From our centrally located hotels you'll have free time to explore the towns and their surroundings... Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials., or just relax and unwind in a cozy pub.
$2999 includes international flights to Edinburgh and back, all air taxes and fuel surcharges, all transfers between airports and hotels in Scotland, a night in the historic Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling three nights in the 5 star Radisson BLU on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, a half day city tour of Edinburgh upon arrival, two nights in the beautiful Palace Hotel in Inverness with plenty of free time to explore the city, a night in the charming seaside town of Oban, breakfasts daily, Urqhuart Castle, Glenturret and Oban Distillery and Loch Lomond visits and a pre departure meeting and orientation before we go. Considering that summer is high season in Europe, the caliber of the places we're staying and all the activities that are included in this trip, it’s an outstanding value.
Prices are based on double occupancy. There is a single supplement fee of $849. Airport departure taxed and fuel surcharges are included but subject to change until time of booking. Transportation to the airport is available for an additional charge.
If you've ever wanted to visit Scotland this is your chance. You won't find a better value or a better time to go!! Especially in July when the weather in Scotland is at it's best. This is going to be too much fun!!!
Edinburgh is a city steeped in a rich history. There has been a castle here at least since Roman times. So much rich history and culture to soak up... not to mention the best Scotch selection in the world.
Our first night's stay will be in Stirling with it's famous medieval castle where William Wallace defeated the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. We'll stop at the Glenturret Distillery and Urquhart Castle on our way from Edinburgh to Inverness. On the way back from Inverness we'll drive through the Scottish Highlands to the west coast fishing town of Oban and visit the famed Oban Distillery, and then continue on to visit Loch Lomond & the Trossachs before arriving to our hotel in Edinburgh.
There will be plenty of free time to explore on your own as well. Our 5 star hotel in Edinburgh is perfectly located in the city center, right on the Royal Mile.
Inverness is a city on Scotland’s northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. It's the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history. We'll be staying in the heart of the downtown where you can wander out in the morning, eat and drink in many of the fine local establishments, and stagger home at night!
July 2, 2022. Saturday Day 1
Met at Park n Ride at Rt 33 & William Penn Highway for our (optional) ride to the airport Airport. Our overnight flight will arrive in Edinburgh Sunday.
July 3, 2022. Sunday Day 2
Arrive to the airport in Edinburgh and meet our coach and local guide for the short ride over to our hotel. We’ll have the day free to explore the very charming and walkable city of Stirling, home to Stirling Castle and the site of the famous Battle of Stirling Bridge where William Wallace defeated the English in 1297. Overnight at the lovely Golden Lion Hotel.
July 4, 2022. Monday Day 3
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll board our private coach and head north to Inverness. Along the way we’ll stop for a tour and tasting at the Glenturret Distillery. After lunch at the distillery (not included) we’ll continue north to the Scottish Highlands. After checking into our hotel in Inverness well have the rest of the day free to explore. Overnight at The Palace Hotel in Inverness located right on the River Ness overlooking the old city.
July 5, 2022. Tuesday Day 4
Breakfast served at hotel. Day free at your leisure to soak up the sights and sounds of Inverness, the unofficial capital of the Scottish Highlands. Optional tour to Speyside – Bus departs from hotel at 9:00 AM. Enjoy a leisurely day touring the beautiful region of the Spey river with stops at Glenfiddich Distillery, Balvenie Castle and the Speyside Cooperage. Afterwards we’ll head back to the hotel and be free to have dinner at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Inverness. Overnight at The Palace Hotel.
July 6, 2022. Wednesday Day 5
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll board our private coach at 9:00 AM and head west to the coastal town of Oban for a distillery tour and overnight stay. On the way we’ll drive along the shores of Loch Ness and tour the ruins of Urqhart Castle standing guard over the loch. After our tour and tasting at the Oban distillery we’ll check into our hotel and have the rest of the day free to stroll around this quaint seaside town. Overnight in the charming Royal Hotel overlooking the bay.
July 7, 2022. Thursday Day 6
After breakfast at the hotel we’ll board our private coach at 9:00 AM for the scenic ride to our hotel in Edinburgh. Along the way we’ll head through the Trossachs and stop at the bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond for a one hour boat ride around the Loch and some lunch(lunch not included) before arriving in Edinburgh where we’ll have a guided orientation and sightseeing tour of the city. The evening is free at your leisure. Overnight in the highly rated and perfectly located Radisson BLU Centre City hotel located right in the heart of the Roya Mile between the Queen's Palace and Edinburgh Castle.
July 8, 2022. Friday Day 7
Breakfast served at hotel. Day free at your leisure. Our hotel is located right on the Royal Mile, the street that leads from the Queen’s Palace at one end to the famous Edinburgh Castle on the other. So much to see and do. The public gardens, Princess Street, the Castle and so much more. Overnight in the Radisson BLU Royal Mile hotel.
July 9, 2022. Saturday Day 8
Breakfast served at hotel. Day free at your leisure. Optional tour to St Andrews – Bus departs from our hotel at 9:00 AM. Enjoy a guided tour of the Castle, Cathedral, and the links. We’ll have free time to wander the old town and grab some lunch. On the way home we’ll drive over the famous bridge that spans the Firth of Forth. Overnight in the Radisson BLU Royal Mile hotel.
July 10, 2022. Sunday Day 9
Breakfast served at hotel. Today we say goodbye to charming Scotland and head to the Edinburgh airport for our flight home.