VIAJAR LH

Romantic Scotland - Tour Premium

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Edinburgh

Available

July 2024 / October 2024

Cities to visit: Edinburgh; Fife; St Andrews; Dundee; Glamis Castle; Dunnottar Castle; Inverurie; Aberdeen; Elgin; Culloden; Inverness; Loch Maree; Inverewe Gardens; Corrieshalloch Gorge; Loch Ness; Fort August; Fort William; Ben Nevis; Glencoe Valley; Loch Lomond; Glasgow; The National Piping Centre

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Eurowelcome or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage).

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

Day

Arrival and transfer from Edinburgh airport or station to the hotel.Bed and breakfast at InterContinental Edinburgh, The George, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel or similar.


After breakfast, we will go on a half-day excursion in Edinburgh which it will include an entrance fee to the Edinburgh Castle. In the afternoon, we will have free time to visit the elegant 17th century Georgian New Town and the historic “Old Town”.


Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom after London, and has also been the home of the Scottish Parliament since 1999.


The Parliament building is impressive, its green space in Princess Street Gardens is worth a visit.


Bed and breakfast at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel or similar.


We will head north crossing North Queensferry, from where we will see a magnificent panoramic view of the Firth of Forth and the iconic Forth Bridge, a railway bridge built in 1889 and a World Heritage site since 2015. We will tour around the Kingdom of Fife on the way to St Andrews, famous world-class for being the birthplace of golf and home to the oldest university in Scotland, where Prince William and Kate Middleton studied.


You will see the outside of the Cathedral and St. Andrews Castle before continuing towards the coastal city of Dundee, where there will be free time for lunch.


We will continue our route to visit the Glamis Castle, the family home of the Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth’s II sister.


Glamis is a magnificent example of a fortified castle with later additions to convert it into a stately home. Before arriving at our hotel in Inverurie, we will stop for photographs at the Dunnottar Castle, located on the impressive cliffs. Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at Thainstone House or similar.


After breakfast, we will visit the Granite City. Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city and the center of the North Sea oil industry. We will pass by its cathedral and university in the old town, afterwards we will make a quick stop in Elgin and visit the medieval cathedral.


After visiting the cathedral, we will cross the Speyside Malt Whiskey Trail area until we reach the Culloden Battlefield, an impactful place where we will discover the true story of the last Jacobite rising of 1745 from both sides of the confrontation.


Our last stop before arriving at the hotel will be Inverness – The capital of the highlands, where after an introduction to the city we will have free time to explore its streets and sensational Victorian Market.


Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at The Kingsmills or similar.


Early in the morning, we will tour around Wester Ross: some of the most remote and stunningly scenic areas of the highlands. We will leave Inverness over the Kessock Bridge, heading north, to immerse in one of the most remote areas with incredible landscapes in the Highlands. We will visit 3 of The Scotland's Big 5: Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, Inverewe Gardens and Corrieshalloch Gorge.


We will stop at the Glen Docherty viewpoint to photograph the images it offers us of the Loch Maree.


Heading down towards the loch, we will have a quick stop at the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve Visitor Centre in the heart of the Wester Ross area.


From Wester Ross area, we will head towards the Inverewe Botanical Gardens, founded around 1863.


The Gardens are a very special place due to its location on the west coast of Scotland, with views of the Torridon Hills, the Loch Ewe,  and its 50 acres of exotic plants and specimens from all over the world.


We will have time to have lunch and try their famous scones.


Going ahead with our journey, we will pass on the road that makes up the North Coast 500 route, contemplating the coastal landscape with views of Gruinard Bay and its white sand beaches.


We will pass through wild forests around Dundoneel and Loch Broom and also discover the chilling history of this road, known as “Destitution Road”, until we reach Corrieshalloch Gorge, a famous canyon where the “Measach Falls” falls 46 meters into the abyss.


We will make a stop to stretch our legs and take photos along the trails.


Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at The Kingsmills or similar.


This morning, we will travel to Fort August to embark on a cruise on the Loch Ness, where you will be able to enjoy the views of the Cherry Island and the impressive Fort Augustus Abbey. After this relaxing cruise, we will head to Fort William, known as the capital of extreme sports and outdoor activities practiced in Scotland, here we will stop for lunch and have the opportunity to contemplate Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the United Kingdom.


Our next stop will be the famous Ben Nevis distillery, which obtained its license in 1825 and where we will enjoy the unique flavor of this Scotch whiskey.


Afterwards, we will cross the Glencoe Valley and see its wonderful landscape to reach where our hotel is located – on the shores of Loch Lomond, the lake with the largest surface area in Great Britain!


Dinner, accommodation and breakfast at The In On Loch Lomond or similar.


On our last day, we will cross Loch Lomond National Park and The Trossachs to reach Glasgow.


In Glasgow, you will find the Buchanan Street, well known for its Victorian architecture and shops.


We will enjoy a panoramic tour before arriving at a unique experience on this tour – The visit to the National Piping Centre, where our group will receive an introduction on how to play the bagpipes so that everyone can try this traditional and iconic instrument. After this lively experience, we will have free time for lunch.


Arrival in Edinburgh in the afternoon to rest.


Bed and breakfast at InterContinental Edinburgh the George, Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel or similar.


Free day in Edinburgh, until transfer back to Edinburgh Airport for your departure flight.



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