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Islands & Whisky Tour

Stirling Castle

Lead Name:

Islands & Whisky

Tour No:

TRS1203

Arrival Date:

5th – 12th June 2012

Package:

Stirling, Isle of Mill, Isle of Skye, Speyside & Edinburgh

Accommodation Summary:

Dunblane Hydro ( nr Stirling)
Isle of Mull Hotel
Cuillin Hills Hotel, Isle of Skye
The Boat Hotel, Boat of Garten
Apex Waterloo Hotel, Edinburgh

Islands:

Isle of Skye
Isle of Mull
Isle of Iona

Whisky Tastings:

Oban Distillery (Coastal)
Talisker Distillery (Highland)
Royal Lochnagar (Speyside)
Malt Whisky Society

Theme

This tour is designed to appeal to those who are keen to visit Scotlandís Islands and find out about the thing that Scotland is most famous for Ė whisky!

On this trip you will visit one of our most popular Islands- Skye with itís rugged landscapes and centuries of Gaelic Heritage. Two of the islands known as The Inner Hebrides are also visited on this trip. The island of Mull which is wild and beautiful and has miles of dramatic coastline and the tiny island of Iona which is recognised as a spiritual haven and known for its natural beauty and serenity.

There will be visits to a distillery in each area so that you can experience a variety of distilleries Ė from coastal to highland to Speyside -each malt with a different nose and flavour. The tour will conclude with a visit to Scotlandís capital city, Edinburgh where you will time for cultural experiences and shopping. Add in some elegant accommodations and you have a great vacation to look forward to.

Route

Your tour will commence on your arrival into Scotland where you will be met at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Guest can choose to arrive in Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport and transfers to the first hotel are included from both airports. Depending on your flight arrival time, there will be time to visit the historic city of Stirling . Afterwards travel to your hotel to check in and meet up with the rest of your group at a welcome dinner.

After a relaxing first evening you will depart through the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond and Argyll You will then travel northwards to The Isle of Skye traveling along ‘the road to the isles –one the of most scenic routes in the west highlands.

Enjoy a full day sightseeing on Skye before traveling to Speyside for an overnight stop before continuing through Speyside to Glamis Castle to attend the Strathmore Highland Games which is held in the grounds. After the games events, travel to Scotland’s magnificent capital city Edinburgh for the final two nights of your tour.

Food and drink

Everyone enjoys good food when on holiday and we can help you to select good places to eat and drink when you are here. There are many pubs and restaurants in interesting locations to choose from. You may prefer some simple bars or street cafes where you can watch the world go by, a wonderful lunch in a historic building or castle, or dinner at an award winning restaurant with an amazing wine cellar. You can mix casual dining with a few formal dining experiences. Each day dinner is not included. we will supply you with a dinner recommendation and you can make your selection…..

There is more to Scotland than tartan and pipers!

Suggested Itinerary

Date  

Itinerary

Overnight at

Tuesday 5th

Arrive Glasgow or Edinburgh International Airport. Meet driver and travel to hotel. Sightseeing today includes

  • Stirling Castle
  • Bannockburn Heritage Centre
  • Welcome dinner included at hotel this evening

Dunblane

 

Wednesday 6th

Check out of hotel. Travel to Oban. Board ferry to Island of Mull. Sightseeing today includes

  • Oban Distillery
  • Duart Castle

Island of Mull

Thursday 7th

Depart to Island of Iona. Sightseeing today includes

  • Iona Abbey
  • Free time in Tobermory

Island of Mull

Friday 8th

Check out of hotel. Board ferry to Oban. Travel to Isle of Skye. Sightseeing today includes

  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • Glenfinnan Monument and Viaduct
  • Armadale Castle ( Clan Donald Centre)

Isle of Skye

Saturday 9th

Day sightseeing on Skye then travel to Speyside( malt whisky trail). Sightseeing today includes

  • Museum of Island Life
  • Talisker Distillery
  • Eilean Donan Castle

Boat of Garten

Sunday 10th

Check out of hotel. Sightseeing today includes

  • Tour of Royal Lochnagar Distillery
  • Strathmore Highland Games

Edinburgh

Monday 11th

Day sightseeing in Edinburgh. Sightseeing today include

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Palace of Holyroodho use
  • Free time in Edinburgh
  • Final night dinner in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in the city

Edinburgh

Tuesday 12th

Check out of accommodation. Board coach and depart to airport, end of Scotland Tours service

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Package Details

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4 star Hotels in the areas specified
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 1 welcome dinner to be taken on first night of arrival in hotel
  • Final night dinner in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  • Entry fees to all sites/activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Based on 2 persons sharing 1 x double/twin room
  • 24hr emergency assistance from Scotland Tours

Items not included

  • Flights
  • Lunches and dinners (except where stated)
  • Drinks
  • Entrances to places of interest not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Incidentals charged to the room
  • Driver tips
  • Any other items not mentioned in the itinerary.

Your Vacation of a Lifetime Awaits…

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