3* Taste of Scotland - Scotland Package (7 nights)

Scotland

Travel Dates
01/04/2024 - 07/11/2024
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R46092 pp

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The Experience

Famous cities, sights, historical locations, varying accents and dialects, stunning scenery, cosy pubs, haunting music, humorous and friendly locals - all accompanied by Ireland's gloriously unpredictable weather! This Taste of Scotland self-drive itinerary is the perfect way to experience the cityscapes, history and scenic beauty.

LAND ONLY PACKAGE INCLUDES: 7 Nights stay in 3* Hotels Irish Breakfast daily - 1 Night in the area of Glasgow ( Avonbridge Hotel, Rockfoot B&B or similar) - 2 Nights in the area of Fort William/ Ballachulish (Imperial Hotel, Balcarres B&B or similar) - 2 Nights in the area of Aviemore/ Inverness (Boat Hotel, Ardmeanach House B&B or similar) - 2 Nights in the area of Edinburgh ( Adamson Hotel, Springrove B&B or similar)

Unlimited mileage All taxes & fees 1 Additional driver Damage Waiver

  • High Season rates may apply over certain dates - please request a quote based on your intended dates of travel.

Day 1 - 1 overnight area Glasgow Welcome to Bonnie Scotland! Arrival to Scotland. Depending on your time of arrival, you might have time to visit Glasgow, Scotland's largest City. It is known for its architecture, culture, and art districts as well as acclaimed museums and thriving music scene. Alternatively stop it Stirling and visit its majestic castle.

Day 2 - 2 overnights area Fort William/ Ballachulish Loch Lomond - Glencoe Valley - Fort William You will head north towards Fort William and drive past the largest Loch of Scotland- Loch Lomond. Once you leave Loch Lomond behind you, you will notice a change in the landscape. Brace yourself for windy roads and steep mountains. Once, you are hit by the full force of the breath-taking and beautiful scenery that is in front of you, you will know that you have reached the Glencoe Valley. Take advantage of the different parking facilities along the road.

Day 3. Fort William - Glenfinnan Fort William is a hub for adventurers and hikers. Today you can either explore the area and go for a hike or venture west towards Mallaig. You will almost drive parallel to the Jacobite Steam Train. Stop at Glenfinnan where you will find an interesting visitor centre, the Glenfinnan Viaduct and the Glenfinnan Monument. We recommend scheduling your visit according to the times when the Jacobite Steam Train is crossing the viaduct. Continue to Mallaig. It's not a big village but is surrounded by lovely white sandy beaches. Return to Fort William.

Day 4 - 2 overnights area Inverness/Aviemore Fort Augustus - Loch Ness Cruise - Inverness/Aviemore Today you will go for a hunt for the mystical monster of Loch Ness - Nessie. You will pass the quaint town of Fort Augustus and continue towards Inverness. Stop at the Clansman Hotel and enjoy a traditional Cream Tea with a unique view over Loch Ness followed by a relaxing cruise. You will have the chance to experience the Loch Ness from a different angle and even see the famous Urquhart Castle. If you are lucky enough, Nessie might even make an appearance. You should include a quick visit of the capital of the Highlands - Inverness. We recommend a relaxing walk along the river Ness.

Day 5. Speyside - Distillery - Cooperage You should explore the Speyside today. It is home to well over 60 distilleries at present. You will also have the chance to attend a distillery tour including tasting. We also suggest visiting the Speyside Cooperage. The only working cooperage in the UK where you can experience the ancient art of coopering (closed Saturday & Sunday).

Day 6 - 2 overnights in the area of Edinburgh. Cairngorms National Park - Pitlochry - Edinburgh Make your way down south. You will notice that the rugged mountains will slowly turn into green hills and forests. If you fancy a bit of souvenir shopping, we recommend stopping at the 'House of Brurar'. A department store that focusses on Scottish products. In Pitlochry you should visit the Blair Castle and its gardens. Continue your journey to Edinburgh.

Day 7. Edinburgh Castle - Royal Mile - Carlton Hill Today you have the chance to visit Edinburgh. Take a stroll along the Royal Mile and visit the Edinburg Castle. Proudly sitting on top of Castle Rock. Listen to one of the many pipers in Old Town, enjoy the scenic view from Carlton Hill and visit one of many boutiques on George Street.

Day 8. Back Home It's time to say goodbye to beautiful Scotland. We hope that you an unforgettable time.

What's Excluded

Flights, airport taxes, visas, travel or medical insurance, drinks and meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

Specific Terms

Prices are per person sharing, unless otherwise specified. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Thompsons website and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases, airfare increases and availability. For standard terms and conditions refer to https://www.newworldtravel.co.za E&OE

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