Bonnie Scotland (GG) - 2014 / 2015

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7 Day Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh


Bonnie Scotland
Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond
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Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views
Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland
Pitlochry, Scotland
View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Culloden Moor

Vacation Overview

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this beautiful Scotland itinerary. Start with two overnights in Glasgow, where you’ll enjoy a special welcome dinner, an orientation of the city’s highlights, and an excursion through the beautiful Trossachs region to Stirling to see its castle, the monument dedicated to Scottish freedom fighter William Wallace, and the site of the battle of Bannockburn. Next, follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond and the “Road to the Isles” to Mallaig, where you cross the Sound of Sleat to the Isle of Skye. Here, visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre. Then, travel across the remote Highlands, taking in the breathtaking scenery and watching out for the mysterious Loch Ness monster as you make your way to Inverness. Stop at Culloden Moor, enjoy a sheepdog display by a champion shepherd, and sample a ‘wee dram’ at a whisky distillery. Visit the mountain resort of Pitlochry and stay the night in Dunkeld. Continue on to Scone Palace in Perth for a guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home. At St. Andrews, hit a few balls at the St. Andrews Links Golf Practice Centre and in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, guided sightseeing features a visit of the castle with its magnificent Crown Jewels.

     
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GLASGOW
Welcome dinner; orientation drive

ABERFOYLE

STIRLING
Visit Stirling Castle; take pictures of the Wallace Monument

BANNOCKBURN
Visit the innovative new visitor centre commemorating Robert the Bruce’s victory

LOCH LOMOND
Take photographs of this stunning beauty spot

FORT WILLIAM

GLENFINNAN
Take pictures of the monument

MALLAIG–ARMADALE
Cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry

ISLE OF SKYE
Visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre

CULLODEN MOOR
Visit the battle site’s visitor center

HIGHLANDS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy a fascinating sheepdog display at Leault Farm; guided tour of a whisky distillery

PITLOCHRY
Visit the Victorian mountain resort

SCONE PALACE
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Coffee, shortbread, and a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home

ST. ANDREWS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Practice at the Golf Centre

EDINBURGH
Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle

NOTE:

  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures July 31, August 7 and August 14


DAY 1Arrive In Glasgow, Scotland

Welcome to Glasgow! Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow, Scotland 
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DAY 2Glasgow. Trossachs, Stirling & Bannockburn Excursion

Start your day with a drive into the picturesque forested region known as The Trossachs. Stop in Aberfoyle, the charming village on the banks of the River Forth, and then follow the route along the Lake of Menteith and through Callander to Stirling. Take photographs of the Wallace Monument, testimony to William Wallace’s victory over Edward I of England’s troops at The Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, as re-enacted in the film Braveheart. Next, visit STIRLING CASTLE, a great symbol of Scottish independence and favored residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Today’s final highlight is the new BANNOCKBURN VISITOR CENTRE, commemorating the key battle in the Scottish Wars of Independence of June 23-24, 1314. Back in vibrant Glasgow, an orientation drive takes in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built by wealthy tobacco barons. (Breakfast)

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DAY 3Glasgow–Fort William–Glenfinnan–Isle of Skye–Inverness

Drive along the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, then proceed via Rannoch Moor, scenic Glen Coe, and Fort William, and follow the “Road to the Isles” to Glenfinnan. At Mallaig, board your FERRY for the crossing to the Isle of Skye. Visit the MUSEUM OF THE ISLES at the Clan Donald Centre, then return to the mainland and trace the shores of Loch Ness on the way to Inverness. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye 
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DAY 4Inverness–Culloden Moor–Pitlochry–Dunkeld

At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, hear the story of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Then, a unique treat: admire a champion shepherd at Leault Farm as he manipulates his flock with up to eight border collies in a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite SHEEPDOG DISPLAY. Enjoy more spectacular Highland scenery as you drive through Cairngorms National Park and Glen Garry to the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. This afternoon, visit a WHISKY DISTILLERY, where your guide explains the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 5Dunkeld–St. Andrews–Edinburgh

Look forward to a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. Join your guide on a private tour of the Murray family home and hear about the crowning of Scottish kings including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce, then enjoy Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite COFFEE and SHORTBREAD. Plenty of time later to explore the palace grounds. Continue on to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. A fun inclusion is the opportunity to hit a few balls at the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ST. ANDREWS GOLF PRACTICE CENTRE. Cross the mighty Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh and tonight, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (Breakfast)

View over Auld Reekie in Edinburgh, Scotland 
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DAY 6Edinburgh

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for the Queen’s glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. (Breakfast)

NOTE:
For departures July 31, August 7, and August 14, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle.

For over forty years, the Royal Yacht served the British Royal Family.  Britannia is now a unique five-star visitor experience; come and tour five decks of this historic ship. Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes and drums at the Military Tattoo performance Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland 
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DAY 7Edinburgh

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry to the Isle of Skye



Full Scottish breakfast daily; 3 three-course dinners with choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Glasgow


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANDREW HYND

Years of Experience: 17 years

What makes being a Tour Director fulfilling? The look on people's faces when they see where their ancestors come from, or the realisation that kicks in when history and location collide and it all starts to fall into place...the characters, anecdotes, and laughter. I was once asked to be Best Man for a couple who chose to get married on one of my tours. I'll never forget it because they made the male coach driver the Maid of Honor!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Bonnie Scotland:

  • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh