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UK & Ireland Earlybird Coach Touring: Scottish Isles & Glens - 11 nights + More

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Experience a comprehensive tour of Scotland at a leisurely pace, exploring the remote Highlands, spectacular Orkney and the Isle of Skye.

Prices from $3,399*† per person twin share

Valid for travel: Selected Mondays and Saturdays, 13 Apr - 5 Oct 19. Featured price based on 5 Oct 19 departure


What's Included:

  • 11 NIGHTS 3-star hotel accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily
  • 9 dinners
  • Entrances to Mount Stuart House, Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle, Inverewe Gardens, Skara Brae, Dunrobin Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
  • Guided city tours in Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Loch Ness cruise and Urquhart Castle visit
  • Whisky tasting at Blair Athol Distillery
  • Touring with professional driver/guide
  • Transportation by luxury coach including free WiFi access

Dates & Departures

Valid for travel: 13 April 2019 - 5 October 2019

Deal Ends: 7 February 2019, unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

SAVE: $378* per person

Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Glasgow Arrival
Tour begins 3:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Take a tour around the city. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. Overnight: Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel, Glasgow (D)
 
Day 2: Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart House
Ferry to the Isle of Bute for stunning island scenery and a guided tour of the 19th-century Mount Stuart House. Spend some time in Rothesay, the main town on the island. Enjoy free time before dinner. Overnight: Novotel Glasgow Centre Hotel, Glasgow (B, D)
 
Day 3: Loch Lomond & Eilean Donan Castle
Travel along the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Journey through Glencoe, often considered one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions. Travel through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill for refreshments and shop for Scottish goods. Visit the romantic Eilean Donan Castle before heading to your hotel. Overnight: Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochlash (B, D)
 
Day 4: Isle of Skye & Dunvegan Castle
Explore the Isle of Skye and its associations with Bonnie Prince Charlie. Tour Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and former stronghold of the Chiefs of MacLeod. Stop in picturesque Portree with its brightly painted houses clustered around the bay. Enjoy a photo opportunity or two, featuring the spectacular Kilt Rock. Enjoy free time before dinner. Overnight: Balmacara Hotel, near Kyle of Lochlash (B, D)
 
Day 5: Inverewe Gardens & Ullapool
Take in the Highland scenery as you head to Inverewe Gardens, where a haven of tropical trees and shrubs has been created. Continue to Ullapool, an active fishing and ferry port. Check in to your hotel near the harbor. Overnight: The Royal Hotel, Ullapool (B, D)
 
Day 6: Highland Scenery & Orkney
Admire the rugged mountains, coastline, and vast areas of open land of the sparsely populated northernmost section of the Highlands. Learn about the Highland Clearances, a tragic period of history when many peasants were forced off the land and emigrated to the United States, Australia, and other countries. Take advantage of the many photo opportunities at Kylesku. Continue to Scrabster on the northern coast of Scotland and take a ferry to the Orkney, enjoying dinner on board. Overnight: Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall (B, D)
 
Day 7: Orkney Sights & Skara Brae
Discover Orkney, starting with a drive across the Churchill Barriers, created during World War II to deter German submarines. Next, explore the tiny Italian Chapel, with its elaborate paintings. Travel on to the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Skara Brae to see the well-preserved 5,000-year-old village dwellings and return to Kirkwall to see St. Magnus Cathedral. Enjoy free time in the afternoon and evening to browse around the town and dine independently. Overnight: Ayre Hotel, Kirkwall (B)
 
Day 8: Dunrobin Castle & Inverness
Board a ferry back to the mainland and head to Dunrobin Castle, dating to 1275 and renovated in the mid-1800s. With 189 rooms, this is the largest castle in northern Scotland. Stop for photo opportunities amidst its scenic hills. Continue south to Inverness, the principal town in the Highlands. Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness (B, D)
 
Day 9: Urquhart Castle & Culloden Battlefield
Keep your camera handy as you visit the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle and cruise on Loch Ness. Stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre to learn about the conflict that led to the end of the clan system in Scotland. Walk around the moor and see monuments to the various regiments who lost men. Return to Inverness with time to relax, shop, or walk alongside the river. Overnight: Columba Hotel, Inverness (B, D)
 
Day 10: Sheep Herding & Whisky Tasting
Immerse yourself in farm life and watch as skilled dogs round up sheep. Enjoy lunch on your own in the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is produced and enjoy a tasting. Enjoy the evening at your leisure in Edinburgh. Overnight: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (B)
 
Day 11: Edinburgh Castle & Traditional Scottish Dinner
Discover Edinburgh’s highlights including the wide streets and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town” and the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle to see the Stone of Destiny and the Scottish Crown Jewels. Enjoy a festive Scottish dinner with lively, traditional entertainment to follow. The July 27 to August 12 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. Overnight: Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh (B, D)
 
Day 12: Tour Ends In Edinburgh
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Terms & Conditions

'*Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for card payments which vary. A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit cards. Please check this fee with us or your travel consultant when booking. Conditions apply. Valid for sale until 7 Feb 19, unless sold out prior. Prices correct as at 3 Jan19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Room upgrades and late check-outs are subject to availability unless otherwise stated. Bookings must be made direct with Qantas Holidays or a travel agent. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person in addition to standard package deposit is required at the time of booking. Package cancellation fees apply. †Prices vary depending on departure date. Price featured is based on 5 Oct 19 departure. Ratings provide a general indication of the standard of accommodation. These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 diamonds (diamond symbol) indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 diamonds indicate superior standard and 5 diamonds indicate deluxe standard. A half diamond (half diamond symbol) indicates an additional half rating. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Airfares are not included unless otherwise stated. †Prices vary depending on departure date. The Qantas Holidays General Bookings Conditions apply, available at http://www.qhv.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Other conditions apply - ask for details. Qantas Holidays Limited ABN 24 003 836 459.

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