Group of Elderly Travellers

Group of Elderly Travellers Group of Elderly Travellers

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General Interest
Classic Scotland

Classic Scotland

This tour encompasses some of the very best and most spectacular scenery of Scotland with lochs, mountains and historic towns, and the best part of all, the tasting of a 'wee dram' at distillery visits!

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Glasgow

Following an orientation tour of Glasgow, travel to Oban.

Day 2 - Oban / Isle of Skye / Fort Williams

Tour the Isle of Skye, the most spectacular island of the western seaboard with glorious mountain landscapes, before travelling to Fort Williams.

Day 3 - Fort William / Loch Ness / Inverness Area

Today, make your way to Fort Augustus, the gateway to Loch Ness. Loch Ness is probably the best-known Scottish loch, thanks to its famous resident - Nessie, the exceedingly friendly, though unfortunately extremely elusive, monster.

Also visit Castle Urquhart, which was blown up in 1692 to prevent it falling into Jacobite hands; what's left is a classic romantic ruin jutting out into the loch. Later, travel to Inverness area.

Day 4 - Nairn / Elgin

Visit Culloden Moor, scene of the last pitched battle in Britain, which is one of the most iconic and emotive sites in Scotland, followed by a visit to Elgin to see one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings; Elgin Cathedral.

Continue to Cawdor, to visit Cawdor Castle- a magical name, romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth, and a superb fairy-tale Castle.

Day 5 - Inverness / Speyside / Edinburgh

Visit the world-famous working Glenfiddich Distillery in Speyside, where on Christmas Day in 1887, William Grant watched proudly as the first spirit ran from the stills. Five generations later the distillery is still owned and managed by the Grant family. Glenfiddich is unique in the fact that it is the only Highland Single Malt that is distilled, matured and bottled at its own distillery. No visit to Speyside would be complete without a visit to the Speyside Cooperage. The only cooperage in Britain with a Visitor Centre - Here we can watch the coopers make and repair the barrels for the whisky industry.

Day 6 - Edinburgh

Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, a city with a unique atmosphere combining the historic old town and the beautiful Georgian ‘New’ town. Walk along the Royal Mile with its 17th century houses, and visit the Palace of Holyrood House.

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 7 - Scottish Borders

Today, explore the Scottish borders. Visit Rosslyn Chapel, famous both for its decorative art and its mysterious associations with the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, and the Freemasons. Rosslyn Chapel's mysteries played a significant role in Dan Brown's 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code.

Continue to arguably the finest of Scotland's four great Border Abbeys, Melrose Abbey which is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. End the day with a visit to Abbotsford, the house built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott, the 19th century novelist, and author of timeless classics such as Waverley, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and The Lady of the Lake.

Day 8 - Departure from Edinburgh

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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