SCOTLAND: Enjoy eight nights in beautiful Scotland and discover storied cities steeped in historic beauty, majestic Highland scenery, and the unique Scottish culture. Arrive in Edinburgh, and spend two nights in Scotland’s bustling & historic Capital. Next, strike north for two nights in Inverness – The Capital of Scotland’s Magnificent Highlands – located just north of Loch Ness. From Inverness, you’ll head south along the banks of Loch Ness for a two night stay in scenic and mountainous Fort William. From Fort William, you have the option of day tripping to the breath-taking Isle of Skye. Spend your final two nights in historic Stirling, the scene of centuries of Scottish war, drama and intrigue!
Return flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh including airline levy
9 Days fully inclusive car rental in a Ford Focus or similar including unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and third party liability for one driver
2 Nights’ accommodation in a 3* hotel in Edinburgh
2 Nights’ accommodation in a 3* hotel in Inverness / Aviemore
2 Nights’ accommodation in a 3* hotel in Fort William
2 Nights’ accommodation in a 3* hotel in Stirling / Loch Lomond
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Skye Museum
Duration: 8 Nights
Travel Dates: 1 Nov – 3 Dec 2018
Offer Ends: 3 Dec 2018
Departs from: Johannesburg
8 nights from onlyR20 002 per person sharing
Day 1 Edinburgh Arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Take the time to stroll into the Royal Mile, which is the main thoroughfare of Old Town Edinburgh, with famous historical sites and buildings, as well as an impressive array of shops, eateries and pubs. You can also visit Edinburgh Castle, which has highlighted the city’s skyline for 800 years. Take some time to visit the Museum of Scotland to discover the story of Scotland and its people. Overnight in Edinburgh.
Day 2 Edinburgh Today, visit the Royal Botanic Garden-one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital’s skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and is located just a mile from the city centre. In the afternoon, you can enjoy Camera Obscura Museum. You can also visit Holyrood Palace, Royal residence in Scotland or the stunning Royal Yacht Britannia. Overnight in Edinburgh area.
Day 3 Inverness Today on your way to Inverness stop at Scone Palace – crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned. Continue to Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus is home to a wealth of different plants and animals and has a 50km network of carefully maintained paths, which take you through beautiful forest, around stunning lochs and to the foot of vast mountains. Overnight in Inverness/Aviemore area.
Day 4 Inverness Your journey continues with a visit of the site of Culloden Battlefield. If you want to stay in the local area, you can visit Black Isle, a peninsula, on three sides surrounded by water. If you are a whiskey enthusiast, spend a day exploring the Spey side area, which feels more dreamlike than parts of everyday life! Overnight in Inverness/Aviemore area.
Day 5 Fort William After good night’s sleep visit the famous Loch Ness! Do not miss Urquhart Castle, which offers a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic. Another interesting place to stop is Fort Augustus. It takes its name from the fort built in this location, after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising. Overnight in Fort William area.
Day 6 Fort William Next stop is Isle of Skye. On your way to Mallaig visit Glenfinnan and its famous viaduct. This small beautiful village has sat comfortably among the hills of Glen Finnan for centuries. Then take a ferry to Armadale (make sure to pre book it in advance) and explore the Sleat Peninsula-the south end of the Isle of Skye, which boasts a very attractive sheltered beach. The rugged shoreline offers excellent opportunities for rock pooling and climbing and the surrounding area is home to many species of coastal birds. You can also explore Clan Donald Skye – a museum that tells the story of Skye. Overnight in Fort William area.
Day 7 Stirling Today, take the road to Stirling and on your way stop at Glencoe – Scotland’s most famous and scenic Highland glen. Continue through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which became Scotland’s first National Park in 2002! Overnight in Stirling/Loch Lomond area.
Day 8 Stirling Today, discover beautiful Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument dedicated to the famous William Wallace! Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle. Overnight in Stirling/Loch Lomond area.
Return Day 9 Departure Return to Edinburgh Airport 2 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure. This will allow ample time to check in for your flight home. Edinburgh is a small airport, but offers a surprisingly large array of shops and restaurants. If you have some time on your hands after check-in and security, you will not be bored.
Terms & Conditions:
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. E & OE.
The tour excludes entrance fees. All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.