Bonnie Scotland with London (GGE) - 2015

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10 Day Tour from Glasgow to London


Bonnie Scotland with London
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
Pomp-and-ceremony in London
See the Changing of the Guard performed by some of the most elite and skilled soldiers in the British Army
Loch Lomond
Pageantry of the Changing of the Guard
Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London
The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ride the iconic double decker bus in London
Culloden Moor
St. Paul’s Cathedral

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 visit the innovative Bannockburn Visitor Centre commemorating Robert the Bruce’s key victory. Next, follow the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond and the “Road to the Isles” to Glenfinnan. At Mallaig, cross the Sound of Sleat by ferry to the Isle of Skye. Here, visit the Museum of the Isles at the Clan Donald Centre. 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 Culloden Moor and the visitor center. Enjoy a sheepdog display by a champion shepherd, and sample a ‘wee dram’ at a whisky distillery, then visit the mountain resort of Pitlochry and stay the night in Dunkeld. Continue on to Scone Palace in Perth for a private guided tour of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield’s stately home with coffee and shortbread. In the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, guided sightseeing features a visit of the castle with its magnificent Crown Jewels. Conclude with a unique visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia and dinner at a local restaurant. Tickets are included for the world-renowned Military Tattoo on departures Aug 6, 13 & 20. For the conclusion of your tour, board the first-class express train to London for a 3-night stay and plenty of time at leisure. Your guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks, as well as a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Changing of the Guard, if held. All services, including Local Host assistance, are provided by Monograms.

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Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

*Book a 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between May 6 and June 23, 2015 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer valid with all other offers. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

Book a select 2015 Globus departure and receive a waived single supplement fee. Must be booked and under deposit between April 14 and May 31, 2015 for travel in 2015. Applies to new 2015 bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and current air offer. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details.


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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
    Visit the home of golf

    EDINBURGH
    Guided sightseeing, visit Edinburgh Castle, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit the former Royal Yacht Britannia and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

    EDINBURGH-LONDON
    By Express Train

    LONDON
    Guided sightseeing, visit St. Paul's Cathedral and see the Changing of the Guard, if held

    NOTE:

    • Edinburgh Military Tattoo ticket included for departures August 6, 13 & 20


    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 with wine 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 Forth River, 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

    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 then visit the MUSEUM OF THE ISLES at the Clan Donald Centre. Before dinner tonight, why not join an optional excursion to the spectacular Eilean Donan Castle, followed by a drink at a local pub? (Some tours may stay on the mainland.) (Breakfast, Dinner)

    Loch Lomond The beautiful Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland Loch Lomond Enjoy the panoramic views of Scotland from the Isle of Skye 
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    DAY 4Isle of Skye–Culloden Moor–Pitlochry–Dunkeld

    Return to the mainland this morning and trace the shores of Loch Ness on your way to the CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE, where you 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)

    Pitlochry, Scotland 
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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. 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 experience: board the former Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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 exceptional evening.

    NOTE:
    For departures August 6, 13 & 20 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.

    Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views Enjoy the sounds of bagpipes and drums at the Military Tattoo performance 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. The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland 
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    DAY 7Edinburgh-London, England

    Board the EXPRESS TRAIN (first-class) to London, arriving in the early afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (Breakfast)

    Pomp-and-ceremony in London London’s Tower Bridge over the River Thames Marvel at the architecture of the infamous Big Ben in London The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel 
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    DAY 8London

    Morning guided sightseeing includes all the famous landmarks including ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL and the Changing of the Guard (if held). (Breakfast)

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    Changing of the Guard

    Changing of the Guard


    "Changing the Guard dates to Henry VII (reigned 1485-1509) and was designed to show military discipline as well as ceremony. The tall bearskin hats were introduced in the 18th century to make the soldiers look taller and thus more frightening, and they were adopted for ceremonial use in 1832. The ceremony we know today started in the late 1800s and involves real soldiers who fulfill all military duties, guarding the Queen being just part of their service."
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    DAY 9At Leisure in London

    Full day at leisure. Ask your Local Host for suggestions. (Breakfast)

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    DAY 10London

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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    Transportation

    Motorcoach; ferry to the Isle of Skye; express train. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



    Full Scottish breakfast; 4 three-course dinners with wine and choice of menus, including a welcome dinner in Glasgow and a dinner at a local restaurant in Edinburgh


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    Receive a $100 per person Air Credit on 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacations.*

    Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

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    *Book a 2015 Globus air-inclusive Europe vacation to receive the $100 per person Air Credit. Must be booked, under deposit and discount applied between May 6 and June 23, 2015 for travel in 2015. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on instant purchase air. Applies to coach class only. Air must be purchased through Globus in conjunction with a Europe vacation. Air credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. Offer valid with all other offers. Applies to new 2015 bookings only, and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Air Credit will apply to the per person air price and is non-transferable. An additional $300 non-refundable deposit is required for air booked in conjunction with a land vacation. Once ticketed, airline reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket price; air tickets not eligible for frequent flyer mileage/point accrual; stopovers not permitted. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on changed air bookings however other promotions at time of change may be available. Once airfare is confirmed and we have received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive price is guaranteed. We reserve the right to ticket passengers upon receipt of full land and air deposit. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for more details. Availability of promotional prices are limited and may be restricted to specific flights, class of service, travel dates or, length of stay. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. CST#2017032-20.

    Single supplement waived on select 2015 Globus departures.*

    Book a select 2015 Globus departure and receive a waived single supplement fee. Must be booked and under deposit between April 14 and May 31, 2015 for travel in 2015. Applies to new 2015 bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and current air offer. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details.





      UNESCO World Heritage Sites


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

      • Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
      • Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church