United Kingdom Touring Vacations
Stirling Castle (left), Loch Ness.
SCOTLAND DISCOVERED TOUR
Scotland has 6 million population yet the country has produced some of histories greatest men. James Watt designed the 1st effective steam engine, James Young developed the world's 1st oil refinery, and Alexander Bell invented the telephone and the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming. On a 4-7 day tour you can experience the Highlands, the Lowlands, castles, lochs and Edinburgh.
Below are some examples of places you can see on a four day tour - However every tour is individual and designed to meet your special requirements.
The Lowlands are traditionally all the land south of the fault line stretching from Loch Lomond in the west to Stonehaven in the east.
Edinburgh Edinburgh Castle, stands upon the granite core of an extinct volcano. The castle is an assemblage of buildings from different centuries. On a tour see the Scottish crown Jewels, Palace, Mons Meg a huge siege gun, and enjoy splendid views of the city. The Royal Mile was the main thoroughfare of medieval Edinburgh linking the Castle to the Holyrood Palace. The street features: Museum of Childhood, museum of the lives of Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and Robert Louis Stevenson, and Holyrood Palace, the Queen's official Scottish residence. The state apartments are open to the public. The New Town has some of Britain's most beautiful Georgian streets, good shopping, and pubs.
The Trossachs a beautiful region of craggy hillsides and sparkling lochs. Home to a wide variety of wild life including Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Red Deer and the wild cat. Loch Lomond, Britain's largest fresh water lake, inspired many poets. Discover Mary Queen of Scots hideout and Rob Roy's grave. (Scotland's Robin Hood) Stirling Castle, this magnificent castle perched on a rocky crag has witnessed much conflict. Historically one of Scotland’s most important fortresses, seven battlefields can be seen from the castle. Today one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Scotland. Glamis Castle, fairytale Loire chateau, once home to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and were Shakespeare set the king's murder in Macbeth. See China, tapestries, paintings spanning five centuries.
St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university town and one time ecclesiastical capital, now a shrine for golfers from all over the world. The British Golf Museum, tells the story of the origins of the game which was pioneered on the sandy links around St Andrews. Linlithgow - standing on the edge of Linlithgow Loch, a former Royal Palace, now and a dramatic and romantic ruin. Culzean Castle stands on a cliff edge in an extensive parkland estate. Home of the Earls of Cassillis. Working farmland and ornamental gardens flourish alongside.
The Highlands and Islands - most images of Scotland that you recall are from this region. Heather, mountains, and cattle raising highlanders.
The Five Sisters, a haunting region, the awesome summits of the Five Sisters of Kintail. Nearby is Eilean Donan Castle, connected to the land by causeway surely one of Scotland's truly wonderful and romantic sights. Loch Ness - 24 miles long, one mile wide, and 1000ft deep. The creature as locals call it was first sighted by St Columba in the 6th century. We know the creature, as The Loch Ness monster, giant eels and too much whiskey are the most popular explanations. On the western shore lay the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Cawdor Castle, with moat, turreted tower, and drawbridge makes Cawdor a real fairy tale. Famed for being home of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Balmoral Castle purchased by Queen Victoria in 1852. Situated on the river Dee, one of the world most prolific salmon rivers, with the backdrop of magnificent Grampian scenery. Watch salmon leap up stream at Banchory.
Cairngorms National Nature Reserve Highland cattle, Skiing, weather and whiskey. This is Scotland's great whiskey region. Spend the day touring the many whiskey distilleries on the famous Whiskey Trail including Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, and Strathisla. Loch Awe - The Loch fills a 25-mile glen in the southwestern highlands. The impressive ruins of Kilchurn Castle sit on the shore surrounded by the bulk of Ben Cruchan.
Isle of Skye the largest of the Inner Hebrides. A turbulent geological history has given the island some of Britain's most varied and dramatic scenery. From rugged volcanic plateau of northern Skye to the ice-sculpted peaks of the cuillins. The Island is divided by numerous sea-lochs.
Cost is per car not per person and include: The services of your professional authorised Blue Badge driver/guide with luxury people carrier with air-con front and back, local tax, parking, complimentary mineral water, newspaper, tour planning for vacations and theatre booking if required. Please remember only Blue Badge driver guides are authorised to give guided tours inside the many of the great churches, museums and castles around Britain. Guides gratuity is at your discretion.
Cost for extended vacations is based on a daily rate and number of persons touring.
Qualify for Winter* rates when you book two full day tours in and around London. Offer not to include period starting 20th of December to the 2nd of January. Touring on the 24th/25th/26th /31st of December/1st January will incur a £150 per day surchange.
- For up to 2 people, per day cost: £350 GBP including guides overnight expenses.
- For up to 4 people, per day cost: £450 GBP including guides overnight expenses.
- For up to 6 people, per day cost: £550 GBP including guides overnight expenses.
Entrance fees are not included. Example of entrance fees: The Tower of London: £13.50 for adults, £37.50 for family (2+3) The British Museum: FREE, Natural History Museum: FREE, Science Museum: FREE, Shakespeares Globe: £8.00 for adults, £24.00 for family (2+3) London Eye: £11.50 Westminster Abbey £7.50 for adults, £15.00 for family. Windsor Castle: £12.00 for adults, £30.00 for families (2+3)
How to pay and cancellation
We accept Visa, Mastercard Or Cash. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will incur the full cost of tour. Cancellations with less than 14 days notice will incur 50% of full cost of tour.
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