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THE BEST OF SCOTLAND

Few countries can boast a traditional culture as distinctive as Scotland. From haggis and whisky, to men in kilts playing  the bagpipes, this proud country's local customs are recognized throughout the world. Scotland is a land of hilltop castles, formidable fortresses, and mist-cloaked glens. Over the course of your 12-night tour, you will have an opportunity immerse yourself in the unique sights, sounds, flavors, and history of this enchanting land.
 

June 19 – June 29, 2020 and August 13 – August 23, 2020*
10 nights from $5895 per person based on double occupancy
Rates based on 15 people


Highlights of Edinburgh (3 Nights)
 

Upon arrival in Edinburgh, the world-famous capital of Scotland, you will embark on a half-day, guided tour and soon see that this city offers everything you would want in a historic city Royal Palace of Holyrood House, its narrow medieval streets, and Georgian squares, as well as more modern offerings, such as cutting-edge arts, trendy bars, and enticing restaurants. This friendly city and the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, The Caledonian — will be your home for your first three nights, immersing you in a truly cosmopolitan environment, but with a noticeably Scottish flavour.  Rested and ready, your next day will include a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia where you can discover what life was like on board The Queen’s floating Royal residence; visit Edinburgh Castle, home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and St. Margaret’s Chapel; and a traditional Scottish dinner show. On your final day, you will cross the Forth Railway Bridge to embark upon a tour of St. Andrews, including St. Andrews Cathedral and Castle.

Highlights of Inverness (2 Nights)

Crowned by a castle and adorned with exquisite colourful flowers, the vibrant city of Inverness sits astride the River Ness at the northern end of the Great Glen. This city resides in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, making it — and Culloden House — an excellent base for exploring the exceptionally scenic surrounds. From Balmoral Castle, which has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, Inverness Castle in all of its pink sandstone glory, and the Ness River walk, to the Glenfiddich Distillery with its tall copper tuns and stone-walled warehouses filled with earthy, aged aromas, the immensely significant Culloden Battlefield and the fairy tale Castle of Crawford,  you will get a glimpse into and a taste of the rich history of Scotland.

 

 


 

Highlights of Inverlochy (2 Nights)

You will head into western Scotland into the Scottish Highlands to explore some of the most famous and scenic attractions during your two-night stay at the glorious Glencoe House. When you are not relaxing in the magical environs of the hotel, you will have the opportunity to go in search for the Loch Ness Monster as you cruise along the stunning Loch Ness, explore the wonders of Urquhart Castle, and savour the flavours of some of the finest Scotch whiskeys at Ben Nevis Distillery. The world-famous Jacobite Steam Train – one of the great railway journeys of the world – will whisk you through 84-miles of stunning scenery (and tight turns) from Fort William to Mallaig where you will have time to enjoy some traditional fish and chips.

Highlights of Loch Lomond (2 Nights)
You will make your way to Loch Lomond, which is the largest expanse of inland water in Great Britain, for your final two nights in Scotland. En route you will have the opportunity to explore the resort town of Oban at leisure before arrive at Cameron House, the icing on the cake for your Scottish experience, you will have time to relax into a more leisurely pace to ensure you are truly rejuvenated from your tour through Scotland. Take advantage of your free time to arrange your own experiences from the various offerings of the Cameron House, including golfing, a sea plane tour, falconry, clay pigeon shooting, and/or spa services, among others. The time is yours to customize your time and immerse yourself in the Scottish hospitality before returning to the United States.


* NOTE: Itinerary subject to change. Premier reserves the right to modify programs and itineraries (including arranged sightseeing, accommodations, dining experiences, aircraft, trains, vessels, and so forth) at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Premier’s control. Every effort is made to operate our itineraries as planned but alterations may need to be made after the final itinerary has been issued.  Airfare is not included.


Premier Experiences, Premier Advantages

  • Premier director and local Premier representatives
     
  • Airport meet and greet​
     
  • Private transfers
     
  • Curated luxury accomodations: Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh -- The Caledonian, Culloden House, Glencoe House, and Cameron House
  • Full breakfast included daily; approximately 6 lunches and 4 dinners
     
  • Hand-selected distillery tours at Glenfiddich and Ben Nevis
     
  • Curated tours and experiences, such as a traditional Scottish dinner show, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yact Britannia, Balmoral Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness cruise, Urquhart Castle, and Jacobite Steam Train, including entrance fees, taxes, and gratuities
     
  • Internet (where available)
     
  • 24/7 Premier support

 

Itinerary At-A-Glance

Friday, June 19, 2020
Depart the United States to Edinburgh, Scotland

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Edinburgh City Tour and Lunch
Check in: the Waldorf-Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
Dinner at Leisure

Sunday, June 21, 2020
Breakfast
Tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, and Lunch
Scottish Show & Dinner at the Prestonfield House

Monday, June 22, 2020
Breakfast
Photo Stop in Forth Railway Bridge
Tour of St. Andrews and Lunch
Dinner at Leisure

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Breakfast
Transfer to Inverness by way of Balmoral Castle, the world-renown Glenfiddich Distillery, and Lunch
Check in: Culloden House
Dinner at Leisure

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Breakfast
Morning and Lunch at Leisure

Afternoon Tour of Culloden Battlefield and Caste of Crawdor
Dinner at Culloden House

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Breakfast
Transfer to Inverlochy/Glencoe by way of Loch Ness, the Loch Ness Monster, Ben Nevis Distillery, Nevis Range Mountain Gondola, and Lunch

Check in: Glencoe House
Dinner at Leisure

Friday, June 26, 2020
Breakfast
Tour on the Jacobite Steam Train
Traditional Fish & Chips Lunch in Mallaig
Dinner at Glencoe House

Saturday, June 27, 2020
Breakfast
Transfer to Loch Lomond by way of Oban
Lunch at Leisure
Check in: Cameron House
Dinner at Cameron House


Saturday, June 28, 2020
Breakfast

Full Day at Leisure to Enjoy the Cameron House
Luxury Champagne Cruise on the Celtic Warrior

Saturday, June 29, 2020
Breakfast
Depart for Glasgow and Flights to the United States