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Ultimate Indulgence Tour

Ultimate Indulgence Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: Best 5 Star Hotels

Start Date: 7 Nights / 8 Days

Group Size: Singles, Couples, Families and Small Groups

This is the best Scotland can offer. Starting with a spectacular helicopter flight over Edinburgh and culminating with a balloon flight over beautiful Loch Lomond, this is the ultimate in touring experiences.

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Scotland has many fabulous hotels and resturants. On the 8 day tour will have picked the best places to stay, eat and to visit. With some exceptional experiences, you will have VIP treatment throughout.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh - Helicopter - Fine Dining

Day 1: Edinburgh - Helicopter - Fine Dining

EDINBURGH is a World Heritage City and taking the hotels heli-pad, we fly by HELICOPTER see the city from the air. Taking an east – west route you will see all the famous sites of this great city. Alighting at one of the city’s heliports, we will travel the short journey to Leith and lunch one the Michelin starred RESTAURANTS in this port part of the city. In the afternoon, we will concentrate of the Georgian NEW TOWN and visit the sites and see some of the renowned architecture. Edinburgh has a wealth of outstanding restaurants and tonight, you will be able to eat at one of the best in the city.

Day 2: Royal Mile - Castle - Tea

Day 2: Royal Mile - Castle - Tea

Strolling down the ROYAL MILE you are in Edinburgh’s Old Town, a medieval city with the complicated street pattern and bustling cultural scene. At the top of the street is Edinburgh CASTLE, the most famous of Scottish castles which dates from the C12th. From here, we will explore the streets numerous hidden alleys and legends. On the way are ST GILES Cathedral - the Scottish Parliament building and the Palace of HOLYROODHOUSE - the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. In amongst this sightseeing, we will stop and have a traditional AFTERNOON TEA in the award winning Bollinger Bar.

Day 3: Stirling Castle - St Andrews

Day 3: Stirling Castle - St Andrews

STIRLING CASTLE was once the residence of the Scottish Kings and it perches onto of an extinct volcano. Here, some of the country’s most famous warriors lived and fought including William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. The exquisite architecture and cobbled streets of the Old Town are testament to the past. The historic city of ST ANDREWS is the home of golf. Amongst the sandy dunes you will be able to see the Old Course together with St Andrews other attractions. Your overnight stay will be at the PEAT INN - this is a restaurant with rooms - only 10 bedrooms and winner of restaurant of the year in 2010.

Day 4: Dunkeld - Blair Castle - Distillery

Day 4: Dunkeld - Blair Castle - Distillery

The little town of DUNKELD was the original seat of the kingdom of the Picts and the Scotland’s first king, Kenneth McAlpin, built a stone church here. A few miles on is BLAIR CASTLE, the seat of the Murray family, the castle has vast collections of weapons, paintings and furniture. Speyside has the highest number of WHISKY distilleries anywhere including names like Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich. Discovering the process is very interesting and we will take an exclusive connoisseur whisky distillery tour. Our overnight stop is the BOATH HOUSE arguably, the finest early C19th house in Scotland.

Day 5: Culloden - Loch Ness - Inverlochy

Day 5: Culloden - Loch Ness - Inverlochy

The Battle of CULLODEN is arguably the most important battle in Scotland’s history. In 1745, Jacobites – mainly highland Scots rose up against the British government in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s claim to the throne. After a brief stop at INVERNESS, we head down the west side of LOCH NESS. From one of the many viewpoints, you will get the chance to spot the monster! (boat trips are also available on the loch). INVERLOCHY CASTLE (our stay for the next two nights) is a luxurious hotel a few miles from Fort William where Queen Victoria spent some of her vacations.

Day 6: Isle of Skye - Cuillin Hills - Eilean Donan

Day 6: Isle of Skye - Cuillin Hills - Eilean Donan

Today, we will tour the ISLE OF SKYE, probably the most awe inspiring of the Scottish Islands. In the summer months, the Jacobite STEAM RAILWAY runs from Fort William to the ferry to Skye. As one of the great railway journeys of the world, it was Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter Movies. Taking the short ferry ride, we will see the incredible jagged ridge of the Cuillin Hills. Among the attractions to visit are Dunvegan Castle, the capital; Portree and the Museum of Island Life. Returning from Skye through breathtaking scenery lies EILEAN DONAN, the planet's most photographed castle - an icon of Scotland.

Day 7: Glen Coe - Inveraray - Loch Lomond

Day 7: Glen Coe - Inveraray - Loch Lomond

Driving through the spectacular mountain pass of GLEN COE. A valley with a turbulent history and you will hear the stories behind the conflict between the local clans. The scenery is some of the best in Scotland as we reach INVERARAY. The castle is the home of the Campbells and houses fine furniture, artwork, tapestries and armour. This is close to LOCH FYNE which is famous for oysters. The small restaurant on the banks of the loch is an ideal lunch stop. LOCH LOMOND is Scotland’s most famous water way and at the southern end is Luss, a lovely C18th village used as a movie and TV set.

Day 8: Glasgow - Trossachs - Balloon Flight

Day 8: Glasgow - Trossachs - Balloon Flight

GLASGOW is Scotland’s largest city and has many elegant streets with outstanding Victorian architecture. It was known as the second city of the British Empire with many wealthy traders and merchants. At the east end of the city is the CATHEDRAL, a wonderful example of gothic architecture. Built in the C13th, the church has a shrine to St Mungo - the patron saint of Glasgow. Overlooking the Cathedral is Glasgow Necropolis which is essentially a graveyard to the rich and famous of Victorian Scotland. We will end our tour with a BALLOON FLIGHT over the southern part of the Trossachs National Park.


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