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Best of Scotland with Trafalgar

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7 days
03 Mar 24 to 27 Apr 24
Book by 29 Feb 24
Embark on a 7-day Scotland tour from Edinburgh to Glasgow, immersing yourself in the best of Scottish wonders. Explore the historic Edinburgh Castle, stroll through the eclectic streets of Glasgow, and revel in the romance and history of the Scottish Highlands. Contemplate the mysterious depths of Loch Ness and raise a toast to the legendary locals, as you journey through the captivating lochs and glens of bonnie Scotland.

Includes

  • 7 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Included sightseeing
  • View the 18th green at St. Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Necropolis and George Square in Glasgow
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Glasgow Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield, Stirling Castle and a whisky distillery and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 6 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 10 Meals
  • City orientation tours

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Edinburgh

Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh – the Scottish capital with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the verve of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a light meal and drinks. Arrival Transfer: Depart the airport at 09:00, 11:30, 14:00 Accommodation: Novotel Edinburgh Centre/Delta Hotels by Marriott Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Discover Enchanting Edinburgh

Join your Local Specialist this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city's festive atmosphere. Accommodation: Novotel Edinburgh Centre/Delta Hotels by Marriott Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Venture into the Scottish Highlands

Tread in the footsteps of the world's golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive takes us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its riverside setting or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful surrounds comes to an end with a cosy dinner at our hotel located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Accommodation: Laggan Hotel Cairngorms/Craiglynne Hotel Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Explore Culloden, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye

Continue your journey to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising, then travel past Scotland's infamous Loch Ness. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Dundreggan Rewilding Centre, to learn about the preservation of the fragile Caledonian pine forest and rare animal species. The solitary beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue to the coast and cross to the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula. Indulge in some free time before boarding your ferry in Armadale and crossing to Mallaig, back on the mainland. Accommodation: The Laggan Hotel Cairngorms Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Journey to Thriving Glasgow

Our first stop today sees us commemorate World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which we admire spectacular views of Britain's highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the 'Glen of Weeping'. Here we remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we arrive at our final stop for the day – Glasgow. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Glasgow Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Walk the Walls of Stirling Castle

Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your day seeing Glasgow's iconic sights. Enjoy views of the Necropolis, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the centre of shipbuilding. Later, we Dive Into Culture at a whiskey distillery and enjoy a wee dram. Continue to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish hero who fought for Scotland's independence. After we join the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard to Connect With Locals over a home-cooked Be My Guest Farewell Dinner, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot-tapping ceilidh tunes. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Glasgow Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Farewell Glasgow

The rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland’s people forever in your memory, we enjoy one last hearty breakfast with our travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 06:30, 09:00 Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block-out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. The package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Tour operator reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. Savings & Discount Vouchers are subject to availability, capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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R32,600
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Details
Valid on 31 Mar 2024
Stay
7 days
Dates
03 Mar 24 to 27 Apr 24
Book by
29 February 24
Experience ID
370
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