SCOTLAND - THE HIGHLANDS
Glasgow – Glencoe – Loch Ness – Inverness – Isle of Skye - Dundee - St. Andrews – Edinburgh
Itinerary (subject to change)
Check in time at Frankfurt Airport in the morning. We fly direct from Frankfurt to Edinburgh (11:10 a.m.-12:05 p.m.). After meeting your Interra Reisen guide, we walk to our bus and travel to Glasgow. Upon arrival, we start with a sightseeing tour of Glasgow with our local guide. Afterwards we check in to our downtown 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 and featured in the James Bond film “Skyfall”. 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. £ 25 per person). Evening arrival in Inverness, check in and dinner at our booked hotel.
After a hearty breakfast, we start our excursion to the Isle of Skye. Today is our second day we experience the beauty and rich scenery of the Highlands. We will stop at the much-admired Eilean Donan Castle, backdrop for several films including the movie “Highlander”. After our visit, we continue and travel on to Portree, a charming fishing village and home of the famous Scottish Games on the Isle of Skye. After free time we drive back to our hotel in Inverness. Dinner in the hotel included.
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! Afterwards we continue our journey to Blair Atholl Castle, home of the Atholl family for over seven centuries, where we can discover 750 years of Scottish history. Crossing the Grampian Mountains and the woodland scenery of Perthshire before reaching the city of Dundee, where we check in for a night’s rest. Evening is free for own activities.
After breakfast and check out, we enter the „Kingdom of Five“ to 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 the Scottish capital with a short picture stop at the “Three Bridges”. Edinburgh - this splendid town is dominated by its Castle, towering over the gardens and shops of Princess Street. After a city tour, we end our exciting day on the Royal Mile, which connects the imposing Castle with the Palace of Holyrood House. Our hotel is located right in the historic center. After hotel check in and free time to freshen up, your last evening in Edinburgh could be highlighted by a “Scottish dinner” with music and folklore. (appr. £73,– per person)
This morning is on your own. Use the time for last minute shopping in the famous Royal Mile. In the afternoon, we depart for the airport and fly back to Frankfurt, Germany at 06:00 pm. Evening arrival 8:05 pm.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip flight with Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Edinburgh (non stop), including all fees and airport taxes, one piece of luggage (23 kg), transportation by Scottish motor-coach with WC, AC, reclining seats, 5 overnights with buffet breakfast in good middle class hotels in Glasgow, Inverness, Dundee and Edinburgh, all rooms with private facilities, one whisky tasting and distillery tour, 2 x dinners in the Hotel Inverness, entrance fee Eilean Donan Castle, Blair Atholl Castle and Urquhart Castle, sightseeing and 2 city tours with local guide, service of an Interra Reisen tour escort, local guide and Scottish bus driver.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: € 350 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: Loch Ness cruise, appr. £ 25 per person. Scottish Folklore evening, appr. £ 73 per person. Meals, personal expenses, tips.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Valid US Tourist Passport for military and civilian personnel. Non US-citizens must meet proper Visa requirements.
CANCELLATION FEES 2022: Up to 61 days prior to departure, € 100 per person. From 61-30 days prior to departure, 30% of the tour price will be charged. From 29 - 15 days prior to departure, 60% per person; From 14 days until 7 days prior to departure, 85% of the tour price will be charged. From 6 days prior to departure until the day of departure, 100% of the tour price will be charged. NO REFUND FOR NOSHOWS!
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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.