Discover Scotland featuring the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

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10 Days with 14 Meals

 August 2 – 11, 2020

Special Features

Dunrobin Castle
  • Round trip airfare from Springfield, MO
  • Fully guided tour
  • Visit a working farm and meet a shepherd and his sheepdogs
  • Bagpipe Lesson
  • Visit Armadale Castle
  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Reflect at Culloden Battlefield, the site of the half-hour battle that changed history
  • Discover the remains of a Neolithic Village at Skara Brae
  • Experience the Loch Ness and Orkney Islands during a full day guided excursion
  • Visit magnificient Edinburgh Castle, a stone fortress perched high above the city
  • Visit St. Andrews
  • Explore the legendary Isle of Skye while soaking up the dramatic views
  • Learn the art of producing Scotch Whiskey during a distillery tour and tasting
  • Enjoy an interactive cooking experience at one of Edinburgh’s premier culinary institutions
  • Experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Edinburgh

From its rugged sea-sprayed islands to its stately castles rich in history, Scotland’s treasures are as diverse as they are compelling. Learn how to play the bagpipes and enjoy dinner at the National Piping Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant. Take a cruise on famed Loch Ness. Visit a local family on their working farm and meet their sheepdogs. Marvel at the stunning Isle of Skye, the magnificent landscapes of the Highlands and the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Explore the magical Orkney Islands’ ancient Skara Brae and prehistoric Ring of Brodgar. and visit Dunrobin Castle. Sample Scotch whisky during a distillery tour. Stop in St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Explore the regal city of Edinburgh. Put a modern twist on traditional Scottish ingredients during an interactive cooking experience.

Since 1950 the iconic Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has dazzled millions of spectators with performances from musicians, pipers, drummers. singers and dancers. This epic show, unique every year, takes place at the haunting Edinburgh Castle illuminated under the open sky. This international festival comes alive with performers from a multitude of countries and audience members from around the world. Military pageantry and cultural celebrations, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display, sets the stage for an amazing evening.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Prices:

Double: $4,799/pp includes round trip air from Springfield
Single: $5,649/pp includes round trip air from Springfield
Triple: $4,749/pp includes round trip air from Springfield

Early Booking

Save $200/pp if you BOOK BY February 3, 2020

Trip Protection:   $315 per person

Passport

Deposit:  $500/pp due at time of booking

Final Payment: May 29, 2020

Day 1, August 2, 2020

An overnight flight transports you to a country of stunning landscapes, lively cities and stirring history.

Day 2, August 3, 2020

Glasgow, Scotland – Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Glasgow, Scotland’s Victorian capital city. Start your Scottish adventure with a visit to the National Piping Centre. After demonstration and lesson with a renowned piper, it’s your chance to give it a go! Then, join your fellow travelers for a lively welcome dinner at the Centre’s farm-to-table restaurant. (D)

Day 3, August 4, 2020

Glasgow – Glencoe – Ballachulish

This morning bid Glasgow farewell as we travel to one of Scotland’s renowned whisky distilleries. Taste and see for yourself why Highland malt whisky is considered the world’s finest. Continue on to the Highlands, through the breathtaking scenery of Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, before arriving at your hotel situated on lovely Loch Linnhe. (B,D)

Day 4, August 5, 2020

Isle of Skye

Ballachulish – Isle of Skye – Ballachulish

Take a stunning drive along the “Road to the Isles” and over the Skye Bridge to the legendary Isle of Skye, also know in poetry and song as Eilean a’ Cheo (The Misty Isle). Enjoy dramatic views of the Cullin Hills. Then, visit Armadale Castle & Gardens and the Museum of the Isles to learn about life and the history of Skye. Conclude your visit with views of the isle from yet another vantage point during a ferry crossing back to the mainland. Returning to Ballachulish, see Glenifinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie rallied the clansmen for battle during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. (B,D)

Day 5, August 6, 2020

Ballachulish – Loch Ness – Thurso

Today, enjoy stunning and unspoiled landscapes as you journey further into the Highlands. Visit the striking ruins of Urquhart Castle before enjoying a cruise on Loch Ness, one of Britain’s most scenic bodies of water. Keep your eyes open – you never know when Nessie will appear! Travel through the Great Glen, famous for its many lochs (lakes). Your day concludes in Thurso. (B)

Day 6, August 7, 2020

Thurso – Orkney Islands – Thurso

A day of adventure awaits as you voyage by ferry to the Orkney Islands, one a Viking stronghold off the coast of Scotland. On the crossing you’ll see abundant bird life and, if you are lucky, porpoises and seals. A local guide introduces this magical place that very few visitors to Scotland get to experience. Visit Skara Brae where you will discover the remains of a Neolithic village built at the same time as the Great Pyramids in Egypt. Next, pass the prehistoric Ring of Brodgar, reported to be older than Stonehenge. Visit the town of Viking Kirkwall before returning to the mainland. (B,D)

Day 7, August 8, 2020

Thurso – Eastern Highlands

Today you will visit Culloden Battlefield. On this spot in April 1746, a half hour battle changed the course of Scotland’s history. We also stop at the majestic Dunrobin Castle, which dates back to the 1300s. Take in the breathtaking views as you drive along the windswept cliffs of Scotland’s east coast. Enjoy an overnight in the Eastern Highlands. (B,D)

Day 8, August 9, 2020

Eastern Highlands – Pitlochry – St. Andrews – Edinburgh

Begin your day with a visit to a family run farm set in the heart of the Highlands. See sheepdogs at work while surrounded by the mountain wilderness of Cairngorms National Park. Continue on to the vibrant Victorian town of Pitlochry for some time at leisure before traveling to St. Andrews, the beautiful town in the Kingdome of Fife that gave the world the game of golf. See the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the famous Old Course. End your day in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. This evening, give traditional Scottish ingredients a modern twist. With a “wee dram” in hand toast a wonderful journey and enjoy a lively and interactive cooking experience at one of the Scotland’s premier culinary institutions. (B,D)

Day 9, August 10, 2020

Edinburgh

Today it’s your choice! Choose to get acquainted with this regal capital on a locally guided panoramic city tour, exploring both the Old and New towns before visiting the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh and former home of Mary Queen of Scots -OR- for a different perspective you may join a local expert and explore the Old Town and royal Mile on foot; descend into the city’s vast underground vaults and uncover a world unchanged since the 18th century. Both choices include a visit to Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish Crown Jewels. Later this evening, take your seat at the spectacular, world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, one of Scotland’s greatest events. (B)

Day 10, August 11, 2020

Edinburgh – Tour Ends

Your tour of Scotland comes to a close today as we journey back to Springfield. (B)

Passport

Please Note: All travelers will need a Federally issued US passport.

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