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7 or 8-Night Scottish Dream Tour

Price: From $1,710 Per Person. 7 or 8 Nights

See the very best of Scotland over 7 or 8 nights with this delightful guided bus tour from CIE Tours. Enjoy a traditional Scottish Evening of entertainment in Edinburgh. Visit the stunning Isle of Skye, history-altering Culloden Battlefield, Blair Atholl Whisky Distillery, Inverary Castle & Edinburgh Castle. Take a wonderfully scenic cruise on Loch Lomond, tour dramatic Glamis Castle and visit the 'Home of Golf' in St Andrews. Other visits and tours included in this Scotland travel itinerary are Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Blair Castle, Edinburgh Castle and much, much more...

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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 (or 8) Nights of Superior Hotel Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a Professional Scottish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily Except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Scottish Evening of Food & Music in Edinburgh
  • 5 Table d’Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews & Edinburgh
  • Blair Atholl Whisky Distillery Tasting & Tour
  • Ferry Ride & Stunning Scenery on The Isle of Skye
  • Scenic Cruise on Loch Lomon
  • Sheepdog Trials at Leault Farm
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (July 30 to August 20 Departures)

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
  • Blair Castle, Glamis Castle
  • St Andrews and Edinburgh Castle


EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Scottish Dream Tour offers two different tour schedules:

Tour A - 7 nights / 13 meals:

  • Start Glasgow/ End Edinburgh
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Glencoe 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Pitlochry 2 nights
  • Edinburgh 2 nights

Tour B - Extra night in Edinburgh: 8 nights / 14 meals:

  • Start Glasgow/ End Edinburgh
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Glencoe 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Pitlochry 2 nights
  • Edinburgh 3 nights

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Glasgow (SD), Scotland

Arrive at

Glasgow Arrival (CIE), Scotland

Arrive at Glasgow Airport after your overnight flight from the U.S.
Airport Transfers: If you also book your flight with us when reserving your tour, transfers from/to the airport at the start/end of your tour are included free of charge. If you book your flights independently, a $30.00 per person transfer fee will be added to your tour cost (which covers both arrival and departure transfers). Please note that transfers cannot be provided for flights arriving after 12:00 noon. In the unlikely event that your flight arrives after 12:00 noon, we recommend taking a taxi to your hotel.


Accommodation

Jurys Inn Glasgow - More Info - Glasgow (SD), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glasgow (SD), Scotland

Glasgow City Tour:
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow. See the main attractions of Glasgow including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding, especially during the 19th century when the city burgeoned. Visit extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, originally opened in 1901. Chat with your tour director and your fellow travelers about your trip with a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel.


Glencoe (SD), Scotland

Accommodation

Isles of Glencoe Hotel - More Info - Glencoe (SD), Scotland

3 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glencoe (SD), Scotland

Loch Lomond Cruise & Inveraray Castle:
Depart Glasgow and drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond with views of Ben Lomond and other Highland peaks. At Tarbet embark on a short cruise to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views of the Highlands. Browse around the town of Inveraray before visiting Inveraray Castle (pictured), which featured in Downton Abbey’s Season IV production. This imposing Campbell family home with four conical spires was built between 1746 and 1789. A guided tour will reveal the history of the family and region as you view the magnificent Armory Hall and many fine rooms with tapestries, porcelains and portraits. Journey across mysterious Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the coast.


Nairn (SD), Scotland

Accommodation

Newton Hotel - More Info - Nairn (SD), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Nairn (SD), Scotland

Road to the Isles & Isle of Skye:
This morning head north via Fort William and take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. At Mallaig board a ferry to the Isle of Skye, sometimes called the “Misty Isle” due to the hazy weather brought by the Atlantic breezes. Visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle to discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Discover some of the island by coach before crossing the bridge to return to the mainland, stopping for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Then drive along the beautiful shores of Loch Ness, famous for its monster. Continue to your hotel in Nairn, a manor house property set in spacious grounds near the North Sea.


Pitlochry (SD), Scotland

Accommodation

Atholl Palace Hotel - More Info - Pitlochry (SD), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Pitlochry (SD), Scotland

Culloden Battlefield & Sheepdogs:
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. Learn about the battle where British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly named Bonnie Prince Charlie. See monuments commemorating troops as you walk around the moorland while the Visitor Centre explains how events led to the conflict and subsequent emigration to North America. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to Leault Farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Drive south through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry.


Pitlochry (SD), Scotland

Accommodation

Atholl Palace Hotel - More Info - Pitlochry (SD), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Pitlochry (SD2), Scotland

Blair Castle & Whisky Tasting:
A short drive will bring you to Blair Castle (pictured), home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to 1269, the castle has been transformed through the ages, from a strong medieval fortress to a Victorian castle in the baronial style. These influences can still be seen today across the 30 rooms on full display. You will learn about Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Visit Blair Athol Distillery to learn about the simple ingredients and many steps involved in whisky making. Tour the facilities and sample a “wee dram” at the end of the tour. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum and other facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry, within easy walking distance.


Edinburgh (SD), Scotland

Accommodation

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel - More Info - Edinburgh (SD), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (SD), Scotland

Glamis Castle & St Andrews:
Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle (pictured), the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This is a majestic building filled with contrasting priceless artifacts and homely furnishings. Drive across the modern Tay Bridge to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf.” See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course on a panoramic tour and enjoy free time to browse in golf specialty stores or through the medieval town. This is the location of Scotland’s oldest university. Drive south into Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, and enjoy a Scottish Evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing.


Edinburgh (SD), Scotland

Accommodation

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel - More Info - Edinburgh (SD), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (SD2), Scotland

Edinburgh Castle & City Tour:
This morning explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. See Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare that separates the two areas. Learn about many prominent Scottish inventors, doctors and writers. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle (pictured), where you can see historic buildings and enjoy splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping, and dining. On July 29 to August 19 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle Esplanade.


Depart From

Edinburgh Departure (CIE), Scotland

Tour Ends at Edinburgh Airport:
Your tour ends this morning as you transfer to Edinburgh Airport to check in for your flight home.


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From $1,710
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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 7 (or 8) Nights of Superior Hotels Accommodation

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a Professional Scottish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Traditional Scottish Evening of Food & Music in Edinburgh
  • 5 Table d’Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews & Edinburgh
  • Blair Atholl Whisky Distillery Tasting & Tour
  • Ferry Ride & Stunning Scenery on The Isle of Skye
  • Scenic Cruise on Loch Lomon
  • Sheepdog Trials at Leault Farm
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (July 30 to August 20 Departures)

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle
  • Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre
  • Blair Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Scottish Dream Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$365.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Great Trip”

Sep 21, 2017 by Tom L. Your Hometown: Connecticut

Jordan and the staff at Authentic Ireland listened to our needs and planned a fantastic trip for us . We did the self drive and had no problems what so ever including, all hotels, B&B, Car and pre Paid sightseeing. We did a southern loop including Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork county, Kalarney, the western coasts up to Galway and Connemara. venturing off the beaten path was the best of all. Get yourself lost on a country road and stop to talk to local farmers..They love it and provide great advice for a few secret spots! Thanks again Jordan. We will use and recommend you in the future!

“Ireland Adventure”

Sep 21, 2017 by Mariah. Your Hometown: Greensburg, IN

Edna assisted in planning a dream trip to Ireland for me and my friends, and I could not have been happier with the experience! From the beginning, Edna understood our desire to travel across Ireland on a small budget. She was quick to respond to my questions and willing to make last-minute adjustments when our plans changed. She reserved a rental car for us which was unbelievably easy to pick up and drop off and booked us at B&Bs with comfortable rooms, friendly hosts, and fabulous food. Ireland must be the most stunning place on earth, and I can't thank Edna and Authentic Ireland enough for sending me to this magical place.

I hope to begin planning a trip to Scotland soon and will certainly be using their services!

“A Great London & Scotland Visit”

Sep 21, 2017 by Joseph Galanti. Your Hometown: New Fairfield Ct USA

Another wonderful vacation made possible by Con Jager and Authentic Ireland! A trip full of history, beautiful places and friendly people is all anyone should hope for and that is what we found for two weeks. The hotels/B & B's/castles were great places to rest after busy days of tours, visits, and walking all over London and the English and Scottish countryside. Our guides and chauffeur were both teachers and pals for happy hours and days of busy but relaxed enjoyment. Thank you Con

“Wonderful Experience”

Sep 21, 2017 by Wendy. Your Hometown: U.S.A.

I had a wonderful experience with Authentic Ireland. This was the first international trip we've taken and Kati made it easy and very special. She worked with me to incorporate everything we wanted to see and do, took care of all the details, responded quickly, and answered all my questions. All we had to do was show up and have a great time. I highly recommend planning your next trip wherever it may be through Authentic Ireland. Thank you, Kati!

“Ireland 2017”

Sep 11, 2017 by Nicole. Your Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

The trip that Emma planned was absolutely amazing! The only thing I would've wished for was a place closer to the city center in Galway, but that's because I preferred parking and walking.
Having two full days in Dublin before picking up the rental car allowed plenty of time to go to the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Trinity College, and shop along Grafton Street.

Each of the hotels and B&Bs were comfortable. Breakfasts were extremely filling. The suggestions for site seeing, both in the cities and along the route were great.

Communication with Emma was wonderful. Any questions that I thought of were answered quickly.

I would definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to anyone planning a trip, and would definitely use them again in the future.

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