Discover & Explore Scotland


October 11, 2023 to October 18, 2023

Day 1: 10/11/2023 - Departure the USA

We begin our discovery trip today with our flight to Scotland. Sit back, relax and enjoy all the in-flight amenities. (In-flight meals)

Day 2: 10/12/2023 - Arrival in Scotland

Arrive in Scotland today, where we will enjoy a panoramic tour of Edinburgh with a visit to Edinburgh Castle and spend some leisure time exploring Calton Hill and its unbeatable view of Edinburgh before transferring to our hotel in Edinburgh. Few cities make such a strong impression on the visitor as Edinburgh. Scotland's capital is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. Join us for a Welcome Drink at the hotel this evening before venturing out for dinner on your own.

Day 3: 10/13/2023 - Edinburgh

After breakfast, delve into Scotland's rich history and heritage on this full-day excursion to Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle. Head from the Royal Mile over the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge to Dunfermline, and explore the Abbey Kirk, burial place of Robert the Bruce. See where the Battle of Bannockburn raged and learn of Scotland's struggle for independence. Rosslyn Chapel came to worldwide prominence through the Da Vinci Code; see where the 2006 movie was filmed. Tonight, you have the option to enjoy a traditional Scottish night's dinner and show. (B)

Day 4: 10/14/2023 - St Andrews - Inverness

We begin this morning with a trip to the town of St. Andrews, home of one of the oldest universities in the world. Visit the ruins of St. Andrews Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral, both historical monuments to Scotland's past. We will then take a scenic drive around St. Andrews Links, the home of golf since 1552. Have a chance to visit the Old Course Shop and enjoy lunch near the Old Course. (For those of you interested in getting an up close and personal view of the course, we'd be happy to show you around following lunch.) Then, we'll travel on to Inverness, the capital of the highlands. (B, L)

Day 5: 10/15/2023 - Inverness

After breakfast, enjoy a full day at leisure in Inverness where you may wish to visit the Inverness Castle and visit the Cathedral or meander alongside the loch. Or you have the option to join us for a ¾ day tour to the Dunrobin Castle and Falconry Excursion; the ancestral home of the Dukes of Southerland. (B)

Day 6: 10/16/2023 - Inverness - Glasgow

After breakfast we will enjoy a city tour of Inverness before traveling to Glasgow. This morning we will explore the famous Loch Ness. This loch has become known worldwide for its mysterious inhabitant, Nessie. As you travel south, you will see magnificent views and the surrounding mountains of the Scottish Highlands. We'll visit the ruins of one of Scotland's grandest castles, Urquhart Castle. Time and weather permitting, we'll visit Glenfinnan and view the Harry Potter Bridge, before continuing on to Glasgow for the evening. (B)

Day 7: 10/17/2023 - Glasgow

After breakfast take part in an included tour of Glasgow, which is Scotland's largest city and the third most populous city in the United Kingdom. Glasgow is situated on the River Clyde in Scotland's west central lowlands. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland's most popular museums. You will also visit Glasgow Cathedral of St. Mungo. Scots have been worshiping in this stone cathedral for more than 800 years. It is the best-preserved example of a large church to have survived from Scotland's medieval period. This afternoon, you'll have free time to shop on the world-famous Buchanan Street District or explore the city on your own. Tonight, be treated like a local enjoy dinner and drinks at a 200-year-old pub on the River Clyde! (B, D)

Day 8: 10/18/2023 - Scotland - USA

Our Scotland trip comes to an end as we travel to the airport for our flight home. For those extending to Belfast, enjoy a morning Ferry ride to Belfast! (B, In-flight meals)
LEGEND: ( ) = Included meal, B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, DB = Dinner Banquet, L = Lunch
HIGHLIGHTS:<br/>• Round trip scheduled airfare<br/>• Round trip transfers between airports and hotels while overseas<br/>• 6 nights hotel accommodation<br/>• 2 nights Edinburgh<br/>• 2 night Inverness<br/>• 2 nights Glasgow<br/>• 8 meals: breakfast daily, 1 lunch and dinner<br/>• Tours of: Edinburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow City Tours<br/>• Time to visit: Dunfermline Abbey, Stirling Castle, St. Andrews Castle & Cathedral, Urquhart Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Glasgow Cathedral<br/>• Discovery Program guide
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Scotland Optional Dunrobin and Falconry Excursion
Enjoy a ¾ day optional excursion with a visit to Dunrobin Castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Southerland. Dunrobin is one of the most picturesque castles in Europe with its “fairytale architecture“, magnificent gardens, and Falconry flying demonstration. Your excursion will include free time in Dornoch (where Madonna and Guy Richie got married) for lunch on your own before returning to Inverness for the evening. Explore the castle on a self-guided tour through the state rooms on the first floor before making your way through the smaller rooms in the older parts of the castle. You’ll enjoy a spectacular show featuring Peregrine and Gyrfalcon as well as Harris hawks. Learn more about other local birds of prey and the ancient art of falconry. The resident falconer will demonstrate and explain the different hunting methods used by owls, hawks and falcons in a series of fascinating aerobatic displays. Every show creates superb photographic opportunities. Visitors are also able to visit the formal garden and Victorian museum.
Per Person Price: $89.00
Welcome to a very special evening! Enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment which will enthrall, inform and inspire! Join us in the heart of Scotland’s capital city for our essential introduction to Scottish culture. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a lively evening! You will sample some of Scotland’s finest culinary offerings during a delicious four course meal. This is your chance to try haggis, Scotland’s national dish, served to the stirring sounds of the bagpipe in the traditional way and experience the dramatic ‘Address to a Haggis’, the famous poem written by Rabbie Burns. Sit back and be entertained by some of Scotland’s best professional actors. Listen and join in with Scottish songs and be introduced to some of the countries memorable characters and stories.
Per Person Price: $99.00
Dive into The Clydeside Distillery experience with a fascinating tour of the distillery tour & tasting with a light lunch. Begin your experience by learning about the Dockside Story as you wander through the self-guided part of the tour, watch our craftsmen handcraft our new make spirit and taste three 10-Year- Old Single Malt Whis-kies from the Highlands, Lowlands and Islay. Discover fascinating tales about the birth of the whisky industry and Glasgow’s history, featuring live footage and animation bringing history to life. Next, our expert guide will show you around The Clydeside Distillery. Meet our lively craftsmen as they handcraft pure new make spirit using traditional methods and time-honored skills. Enjoy the spectacular view over the River Clyde from our gleaming contemporary Still House. Next, in our sleek Tasting Room you can enjoy 3 Wee Drams. Your guide will talk you through using all your senses to enhance the experience of nosing and appreciating each dram. The Highland, Lowland and Islay 10-Year-Old Single Malts are exclusively available here at The Clydeside Distillery.
Per Person Price: $59.00
• Breakfast each morning • 3-Nights Hotel Accommodations • Airport transfers in Belfast on group travel days • Belfast City Tour with a visit to Titanic Belfast • Day Trip to North Antrim Coast with a visit to Giants Causeway. • Free Time in Belfast to explore at leisure! • 2 Hour Ferry ride from Cairnryan to Belfast
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*Optional Tours and Tour Extensions require minimum participation numbers and as such are subject to cancellation, change and price changes based upon participation rates.*
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