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7 or 8-Night Scottish Dream Tour

Price: From $1,698 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 30 to August 20 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 $1,698
From $1,798
From $2,074

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.

“Everything went smoothly”

Jul 18, 2017 by Christine Crain. Your Hometown: Fredericton NB, Canada

Lonna took great care of us. I had never booked an overseas vacation before so was a bit apprehensive but it was a wonderful experience. I am recommending Lonna and Authentic Ireland Vacations to anyone who dreams of seeing Ireland. The car, rooms, excursions and advice were great. Each time I was pleased to see no hitches in the plan and lots of attention to small details to make our stay very special. We had 8 days so time was precious and none was wasted. The places Lonna picked for us were so helpful and friendly. They wen out of their way to make sure we had everything to make our trip smooth and lots of fun. The breakfasts included each morning were fabulous and we were so well fed on scrumptious food we never wanted to stop for lunch. Thanks again Lonna. Very successful adventure in Ireland!!

“Great Trip”

Jul 18, 2017 by Bernie O'Connor. Your Hometown: Brigantine, NJ

What a great trip we had. Our 11 days in Ireland was incredible, AuthenticIreland did a great job with setting our trip. We had one minor issue with a castle that was chosen, but, other than that, we had an amazing time.

“Great Travel Service!”

Jul 18, 2017 by Mike Ochs. Your Hometown: Lowell Massachusettes

I have to say that my experience with Authentic Ireland was first class! Our agent, Maggie Lunde did a great job and made adjustments to all the (many) changes we made as we were in the planning stages of our trip.
Once we arrived at each destination, there wasn't one hiccup or issue with rentals and accommodations. Everything was setup in advance and there weren't any problems.

I definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to anyone considering using them!

Jul 13, 2017 by Sara and Darren. Your Hometown: Emeryville, Ca

Thank you, Authentic Ireland! We had the most wonderful 8-night vacation, without a hiccup, thanks in no small part to the thoughtful, timely, flexible, and attentive support of our travel advisor, Edna Gudino, When we requested a couple of changes to our itinerary before the trip, she had a updated itinerary to us within 24 hours. Every accommodation we went to was beautiful and unique. Highly, highly recommend this company, and Edna in particular, should you find yourself planning to go to Ireland!

“6 Nights in Ireland”

Jul 13, 2017 by Alan. Your Hometown: Westchester County

I started "planning" my vacation with only the loosest of goals: to fly into Dublin, have a scenic drive, and spend a little time on the Western coast. Kati, from Authentic Vacations, helped fill in the blanks with helpful suggestions. She quickly understood the spirit that we had, and was able to offer a great travel plan. We enjoyed two nights in Dublin, one night in Kilkenny, two nights in Galway, and our final night in Bonratty. Authentic Vacations made all of the arrangements--hotel, car rental, and tickets for the hop-on/hop-off bus. The accommodations were fantastic. A very satisfying vacation.

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