2024 Scotland’s Adventure

Seamus Kennedy’s
Scotland’s Adventure

July 13 – July 22, 2024

TOUR PRICE

$3,995* per person (Land Only)
Group Air: $1,325 per person (from Newark or Baltimore)
Single Supplement: $1,195 (Limited Space)

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY:

Fiona Lydon
Phone: 703-997-6723
Email:
fiona@isleinntours.com

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Flight Information

Tour Highlights

– Edinburgh Castle
– St. Andrew’s Cathedral
– Royal and Ancient Golf Museums
– Old Course
– Falkland Palace
– Blair Castle
– Cairngorms National Park
– Loch Ness
– Urquhart Castle
– Culloden
– Great Glen
– Fort William
– Ben Nevis
– Glencoe
– Inner Hebridean Islands
– Mull
– Islands of Staffa
– Iona Abbey
– Stirling Castle

Our Itinerary

Saturday, July 13 – Depart the US

Sunday, July 14 – Arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Meet your guide and driver and transfer to central Edinburgh.
Overnight: Voco, Edinburgh Haymarket
(D)

Monday, July 15 – Meet our guide this morning for a sightseeing tour of Edinburgh which will include the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Old and New Towns, Prices Street and the medieval Edinburgh Castle. Perched on a extinct volcano, it offers stunning views and marvelous photo opportunities.
Overnight: Voco, Edinburgh
Haymarket (B)

Tuesday, July 16 – Our tour today includes the St. Andrews Cathedral, and the Royal and Ancient Golf Museums evoking the Past, Present and Future of Golf. Outside, you are just yards away from the 1st tee of the iconic Old Course. Next, we visit the fine Renaissance Falkland Palace, with its extensive formal garden and one of Britain’s oldest tennis courts.
Overnight: Fishers Pitlochry (B, D)

Wednesday, July 17 – This morning visit Blair Castle, for 750 years the ancestral home of Clan Murray and the seat of their chief, the Duke of Athol. From Glen Garry, it commands a strategic position on the main route through the central Scottish Highlands. Continue north via Cairngorms National Park, which reaches all the way to Balmoral to the east and south almost to Perth with one of the highest continuous mountain areas in the UK, rich in wildlife.
Overnight: River Ness Hotel  (B)

Thursday, July 18 – Travel to Loch Ness for a scenic cruise and visit to Urquhart Castle, after we visit Culloden, where in April 1746 a highly trained and well-equipped English force killed almost 2,000 Scottish Jacobites from the Highland clans who had joined forces in the last great rebellion, but lost in the very unequal battle. Within just over an hour it was all settled – and the following weeks the Scots were hunted in the Highlands. After that, clans, kilts and traditions were banned for many decades.
Overnight: River Ness Hotel (B)

Friday, July 19 – A scenic journey along the Great Glen, a huge geological feature running  from Inverness to Fort William, featuring some of Scotland’s deepest lochs and tallest mountains. Stop in Fort William on the banks of Loch Linnhe, and see the UK’s tallest mountain Ben Nevis. Continue to Glencoe, an area of outstanding beauty but also the site of the infamous massacre of 1692 inflicted on the MacDonald Clan by the Campbells. Arrive in Oban for lunch, sometimes referred to as the seafood capital of Scotland after which there will be some time to explore this charming coastal town.
Overnight: Oban Bay Hotel (B, L)

Saturday, July 20 – Breakfast and then depart on the ferry for a full day excursion to the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands, Mull (about 45 minutes). Transfer by bus from Craignure across the moor lands to Fionnphort, then a sightseeing cruise to the small uninhabited Islands of Staffa, located on Scotland’s West coast and immortalized by the composer Felix Mendelssohn in his Hebrides Overture, inspired by the wonderous acoustics of Fingal’s Cave with its unusual hexagonal basalt columns. The cruise will finish on Iona, where, in 563, Columba founded the influential monastery of Iona Abbey.
Overnight: Oban Bay Hotel (B, D)

Sunday, July 21 – Today a tour of The Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, which will take you through the time-honored methods of making our Glenturret single malt whiskey. Enjoy a Glenturret tasting from our exceptional whiskey range. Home to generations of Scottish monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots. Stirling Castle, is one of Scotland’s grandest due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Farewell dinner tonight.
Overnight: Doubletree Queensferry (B, D)

Monday, July 22 – Depart hotel after breakfast. Depart for Edinburgh Airport (B)

Circumstances beyond our control may require us to change the schedule. This tour is subject to the terms and conditions listed on www.isleinntours.com

B – Breakfast
L – Lunch
D – Dinner

Included:

  • Round-trip air from Newark on United
  • 8 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 2 Nights Voco Edinburgh Haymarket
  • 1 Night Fishers Hotel
  • 2 Nights River Ness Hotel
  • 2 Nights Oban Bay Hotel
  • 1 Night Doubletree Queensferry
  • Breakfast Daily (B)
  • 5 Table d’hote dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted via deluxe motor coach
  • Services of an experienced Scottish driver/guide, including gratuity
  • Admissions as highlighted on itinerary
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person

Not Included:

  • Single Supplement is $1,195
  • Travel/Protection Insurance
  • Meal where not indicated

Payment Terms:

  • $750 per person non-refundable deposit  due due at time of booking
  • Second payment of $1000 is due November 13, 2023
  • Final payment is due no later than April 1,  2024

Tour price is based on double occupancy.
Trip insurance is available for additional cost and is strongly recommended. It should be purchased at time of deposit to cover any pre-existing conditions.

Email:
fiona@isleinntours.com

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