7-Nights Scottish Lochs & Castles Tour 2020
A great family adventure with a Highland Safari, a cruise on Loch Ness, a tour of Edinburgh and much more.
Authentic Local Experiences:
- Enjoy reserved seats for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 14 departure.
- Find out how to storm a castle and fire a cannonball at Stirling Castle.
- Come face to face with Britain’s largest land mammal, the Red Deer, at Highland Safaris.
- Loch Ness Cruise
- Sheepdog Demonstration
- Stirling Castle
- Blair Castle
- Highland Safaris
- Riverside Transport Museum
- 7 breakfasts (B) and 6 dinners (D), including a traditional Scottish evening in Edinburgh
- Novotel Glasgow Centre, Glasgow (1 night)
- The Moorings Hotel, Fort William (1 night)
- Macdonald Highlands Hotel, Aviemore (1 night)
- Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry (2 nights)
- Hotel Indigo Edinburgh York Place, Edinburgh (2 nights)
7 nights from $2789 per person
Supplier: CIE Tours
Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city and major tourist destination, possessing some of Britain's finest architecture and hosting a variety of cultural events and attractions.
Glasgow has been described as the finest surviving example of a great Victorian city. Of particular interest is George Square - lined by several buildings constructed in the Italian Renaissance style. Few buildings pre-date 18th century. The most prominent of these are Glasgow Cathedral, and Provand's Lordship, which is the city's oldest house (c. 1471) and now a museum. The cathedral, situated on high ground to the east of the city and dating in parts from 12th century, is an outstanding example of Gothic architecture. The city has numerous parks and ornamental open spaces, including the Botanic Garden and zoological gardens. Glasgow grew around a church built in the 6th century by St Kentigern, who converted Scots to Christianity. The commercial growth of the community dates from the union of Scotland and England in 1707 and the opening up of trade in the 18th century when Glasgow became a major port and shipbuilder.
Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.
Today's Aviemore has all the services expected of the main town serving a large area: plus the unexpected theater, swimming pool, dry ski slope, and go-karting track. The town has a railway station on the main Perth to Inverness line, and for enthusiasts and visitors, steam trains of the Strathspey Railway run a regular service on a restored branch line from Aviemore and Broomhill to Boat of Garten. The main reason for Aviemore's toureism lies in the Cairn Gorm Ski Area, eight miles into the mountains that form the south east skyline for the town. The Cairn Gorm ski area has recently seen major developments with the building of the Cairn Gorm Mountain Railway, a replacement for the old chairlifts that promises over time to bring about improvements to the mountain's environment to parallel those taking place in Aviemore itself. Aviemore also offers plenty of shopping opportunities, many in recently facelifted and refreshed shops.
At the southern end of the Great Glen, this area's main town is Fort William, a major and well-resourced touring and route centre for the West Highlands. The area also takes in the Highland landscapes between Loch Linnhe, the major sea-loch at the south of the Great Glen, and the western seaboard itself. These include the lands of Ardnamurchan, Ardgour, Morvern and Moidart - rugged landscapes notable for their soft and mild Atlantic climate, and - in places - their lush growth of mossy, fern-rich woodlands.
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