SCOTLAND - THE HIGHLANDS
Glasgow – Glencoe – Loch Ness – Inverness – St. Andrews – Edinburgh
Itinerary (subject to change)
Departure from Böblingen Panzerkaserne PX parking lot at 05:00 am. Departure from Ramstein Shell Autohof, bus parking lot at 06:00 am (parking fee € 5/day). Departure from Kaiserslautern Daennerplatz, P+R parking lot at 06:30 am. Departure from Wiesbaden Washington Str. corner JF Kennedy Str. (off post), bus waiting area at 07:45 am. After a stop for brunch on the Autobahn, we travel to the harbor of Amsterdam, Holland where we board our ship in the afternoon. After check in, we join an extensive buffet dinner on board. Take advantage of the ship facilities in the evening!
Morning arrival in Newcastle. Breakfast on board and check out. After disembarkation we travel to Glasgow with a short stop at Gretna Green, the most popular place for runaway weddings. In the early afternoon we start with a sightseeing tour of Glasgow with our local guide. Afterwards we check in to our hotel. Free time for shopping or a pub crawl. Your guide will make suggestions!
After breakfast and check out we depart for the Highlands of Scotland. We stop for picture at the „bonnie, bonnie banks“ of Loch Lomond. We travel onwards through Rob Roy Country of Clans MacGregor and Campbell to Glencoe, one of Scotland’s most famous glens, site of the 1692 massacre of the Clan MacDonald. Here we pause for a photo to soak up the atmosphere in this haunting glen. Continuing, we stop in the Fort William area for lunch, then journey onwards, passing beneath Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before we enter the natural beauty of the Great Glen. Passing the Caledonian Canal and Fort Augustus we drive along the shore line of Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle. Loch Ness, famous for sightings of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster is worth a longer stop, where you can choose to take a boat cruise across the Loch and to explore the ruins of Urquhart Castle (appr. £ 29 per person). Evening arrival in Inverness, check in and dinner at our booked hotel.
After breakfast and check out we travel from the Capital of the Highlands to the Whisky distillery Dalwhinnie for a tasting of their whisky and handmade chocolates. Dalwhinnie Distillery is the winner of the “Best Distillery Tour in Scotland Award from Drinks International” in 2017! Crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire, we enter the „Kingdom of Five“ and visit the beautiful medieval town of St.Andrews. Free time to enjoy a walk around the town, to see the oldest golf course in the world and Scotland‘s oldest university, where Prince William met Kate Middleton. In the afternoon we depart for Edinburgh. Hotel check in. Free time in the evening to enjoy the many offered activities in Edinburgh. Your guide will make suggestions.
After breakfast and check out we join a city tour of Edinburgh with our local guide and a final stop at a Woolen Mill, before we say Good Bye and drive to Newcastle in England. Short picture stop at the Scottish / English border before we arrive at the harbor. Embarkation and dinner on board. Enjoy the facilities on board.
Buffet breakfast on board. After disembarkation we travel back to Germany. Lunch and dinner en route. Late evening arrival at points of origin.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation by deluxe motor-coach with WC, AC, reclining seats, refrigerator, VCR, 2 overnights with breakfast and dinners (all buffet style) on North Sea Ferries (DFDS) in inside cabins with private facilities, 3 overnights with buffet breakfast in good middle class hotels in Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh, all rooms with private facilities, one whisky tasting and distillery tour, 2 x dinner in the Hotel Glasgow and Hotel Inverness, sightseeing and 2 city tours with local guide, service of an Interra Reisen tour escort
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 300 for 5 nights. Persons booked on share basis must pay single supplement after the tour if no share was available. Share basis means double or triple occupancy.
SUPPLEMENTARY COSTS: Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness cruise, appr. £ 29 per person. Personal expenses, tips.
CHILDREN’S PRICE: Children age 3-11 pay € 100 less on adult’s price. Children under the age of 3 pay € 250, additional bed or crib must be paid to hotel; no bed on the ship.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Valid US Tourist Passport for military and civilian personnel. Non US-citizens must meet proper Visa requirements.
CANCELLATION FEES 2021: Up to 6 weeks prior to departure, no charge. 42 – 30 days prior to departure, 40% of the tour price will be charged. 29 - 15 days prior to departure, 70% per person; 14 days until 3 days prior to departure, 80% of the tour price will be charged. From 2 days prior to departure until the day of departure, 100% of the tour price will be charged. NO REFUND FOR NOSHOWS!
TRAVEL INSURANCES: please book travel insurance with our partner USAA on our website!
CURRENT COVID 19 INFORMATION: we are happy to inform you that our journey to “Scotland – The Highlands” in October 21 is confirmed! Here some important information you need to know before you book! We recommend this journey only for vaccinated guests (Pfizer, Johnson&Johnson, AstraZeneca, Moderna). Cross vaccinations like with AstraZeneca and Pfizer are unfortunately not acceptable! Currently the Netherlands are amber on the UK list (because our ferry is departing from Rotterdam we are considered travelers from the Netherlands) and a 10 day quarantine on own costs is required for all not vaccinated guests (except children age 5-17) after arriving in the UK! Every traveler (also vaccinated) needs to do a Covid 19 (antigen or PCR) test before entering the UK and until the 2nd day after arrival in the UK (except children under the age of 4).
According to the UK authorities, the tests for the 2nd day need to be booked and paid in advance (GBP 52 per person) not earlier than 7 days prior to departure. Tour operators, like Interra Reisen, can book these tests and collect the fee for their guests. Afterwards we will receive a reference number for every guest. The test kits will be delivered to one of our booked hotels in Scotland. A “Passenger Locator Form” for the UK with your personal information and the test reference number needs to be filled out as well. Interra Reisen will assist you, of course.
INTERRA REISEN is not responsible for lost and stolen articles. Liability: We are only acting as agents for various contractors (hotels, bus companies, airlines etc.) and are therefore in no way responsible for the fulfillment of their obligations, nor are we to be held liable for accidents, delays, losses etc. The liability of all these contractors, remains unprejudiced. Right is also reserved to program changes and alterations as well as substitution of services listed above, when and where necessary, without prior notice. INTERRA REISEN reserves the right to cancel the tour if minimum participation is not reached. Conditions accepted upon booking.