Bonnie Scotland (GG) - 2016 / 2015

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7 Day Tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh


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

Vacation Overview

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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.

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Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. 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. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16

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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

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)

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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)

The beautiful Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland Loch Lomond 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)

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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.

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 The Edinburgh Castle dominating the skyline of Edinburgh, Scotland Atop the famous Edinburgh rock, the Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views 
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DAY 7Edinburgh

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoachi; ferry to the Isle of Skye. 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


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.

GAVIN CRUICKSHANK

Years of Experience: 23 years

Having spent most of my youth in the hospitality industry, I became a Tour Director many years ago. Originally from Edinburgh, I enjoy showing travelers Britain and Ireland-from Land's End and John O'Groats to Giant's Causeway and Waterford. It fills me with so much pride to show off the countries and tell the stories of my ancestors to our guests.

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View Offers

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

Save 10% per person on 2016 Globus Europe South and North America early booking vacations.*

*Book and deposit a 2016 Globus Europe, South or North America (excluding Cuba) vacation to save 10% per person on the land-only portion of the core tour not including extra night accommodations, extensions, taxes, fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made and under deposit between June 24 and September 15, 2015 for travel in 2016. Offer not valid with any other offer except Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit and LATAM air credit. 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. Applies to new 2016 bookings only. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. May be withdrawn any time. XXX16




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