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Discover Scotland Tour - 9 Days - Valid Nov.18

Discover Scotland Tour - 9 Days - Valid Nov.18

Edinburgh, Scotland

From: R 19,867.00
Inc Tax
  • Prices

    JNB: R 19,867.00
  • Trip Reference

    #9238
  • Flights

    Flights Included
  • Duration

    9 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of November 2018 (Thursday)
  • Valid To

    3rd of December 2018 (Monday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Enjoy eight nights in beautiful Scotland in November or early December 2018 and discover storied cities steeped in historic beauty, majestic Highland scenery, and the unique Scottish culture. Arrive in Edinburgh, and spend two nights in Scotland's bustling & historic Capital. Next, strike north for two nights in Inverness - The Capital of Scotland's Magnificent Highlands - located just north of Loch Ness. From Inverness, you'll head south along the banks of Loch Ness for a two night stay in scenic and mountainous Fort William. From Fort William, you have the option of day tripping to the breath-taking Isle of Skye. Spend your final two nights in historic Stirling, the scene of centuries of Scottish war, drama and intrigue!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Stirling Castle
  • Wallace Monument
  • Steall Waterfall
  • Glencoe
  • The Skye Museum
About the Holiday

Itinerary

Day 1 Edinburgh
Arrive at Edinburgh Airport. Take the time to stroll into the Royal Mile, which is the main thoroughfare of Old Town Edinburgh, with famous historical sites and buildings, as well as an impressive array of shops, eateries and pubs. You can also visit Edinburgh Castle, which has highlighted the city's skyline for 800 years. Take some time to visit the Museum of Scotland to discover the story of Scotland and its people. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 2 Edinburgh
Today, visit the Royal Botanic Garden-one of the finest botanic gardens in the world. A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital's skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and is located just a mile from the city centre. In the afternoon, you can enjoy Camera Obscura Museum. You can also visit Holyrood Palace, Royal residence in Scotland or the stunning Royal Yacht Britannia. Overnight in Edinburgh area.

Day 3 Inverness
Today on your way to Inverness stop at Scone Palace - crowning place of Scottish kings where Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II were once crowned. Continue to Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms National Park. Rothiemurchus is home to a wealth of different plants and animals and has a 50km network of carefully maintained paths, which take you through beautiful forest, around stunning lochs and to the foot of vast mountains. Overnight in Inverness/Aviemore area.

Day 4 Inverness
Your journey continues with a visit of the site of Culloden Battlefield. If you want to stay in the local area, you can visit Black Isle, a peninsula, on three sides surrounded by water. If you are a whiskey enthusiast, spend a day exploring the Spey side area, which feels more dreamlike than parts of everyday life! Overnight in Inverness/Aviemore area.

Day 5 Fort William
After good night's sleep visit the famous Loch Ness! Do not miss Urquhart Castle, which offers a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic. Another interesting place to stop is Fort Augustus. It takes its name from the fort built in this location, after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising. Overnight in Fort William area.

Day 6 Fort William
Next stop is Isle of Skye. On your way to Mallaig visit Glenfinnan and its famous viaduct. This small beautiful village has sat comfortably among the hills of Glen Finnan for centuries. Then take a ferry to Armadale (make sure to pre book it in advance) and explore the Sleat Peninsula-the south end of the Isle of Skye, which boasts a very attractive sheltered beach. The rugged shoreline offers excellent opportunities for rock pooling and climbing and the surrounding area is home to many species of coastal birds. You can also explore Clan Donald Skye - a museum that tells the story of Skye. Overnight in Fort William area.

Day 7 Stirling
Today, take the road to Stirling and on your way stop at Glencoe - Scotland's most famous and scenic Highland glen. Continue through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, which became Scotland's first National Park in 2002! Overnight in Stirling/Loch Lomond area.

Day 8 Stirling
Today, discover beautiful Stirling Castle and the Wallace monument dedicated to the famous William Wallace! Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle. Overnight in Stirling/Loch Lomond area.

Day 9 Departure
Return to Edinburgh Airport 2 hours prior to your flight's scheduled departure. This will allow ample time to check in for your flight home. Edinburgh is a small airport, but offers a surprisingly large array of shops and restaurants. If you have some time on your hands after check-in and security, you will not be bored.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh based on availibility in the lowest category airfare
  • Approximate taxes and airline levy
  • 9 Days fully inclusive car rental in a Ford Focus or similar including unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and third party liability for one driver
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Edinburgh
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Inverness / Aviemore
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Fort William
  • 2 Nights' accommodation in a 3* hotel in Stirling / Loch Lomond
  • Breakfast daily
Excludes
  • The tour excludes entrance fees
  • Visas
  • All Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Medical and Travel insurance.
Package Conditions:

The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing.
Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, its second largest city, after Glasgow.

Like much of the rest of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate climate, which is relatively mild. Winters are especially mild, considering that Moscow and Labrador in Newfoundland lie on the same latitude. Summer temperatures are normally moderate. Given Edinburgh's position between the coast and hills, it is renowned as a windy city.

The main districts of Edinburgh are the Georgian New Town, the medieval Old Town and the Port of Leith. The castle dominates the urban landscape, marking the centre of the city and overlooking Princes Street, Edinburgh’s main thoroughfare, which has been described as one of the most beautiful streets in the world. To the north, along the Firth of Forth, the Leith docks have recently been regenerated with stylish waterfront hotels, restaurants, pubs and wine bars and this renaissance is gradually expanding east and west along the coastline with a flurry of development.

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland’s most famous tourist attraction, built on the core of an extinct volcano. There has been a stronghold on this site since at least the first century AD.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse sits at the eastern end of the Royal Mile and has been the royal quarter of Edinburgh since 1128, when David I founded an abbey here. Most of the present building dates from the reign of Charles II, who ordered the palace’s reconstruction.

The days when Edinburgh’s nightlife was a bit tame and local punters went through to Glasgow for a decent night out are long gone. Edinburgh is booming and its nightlife is following suit with well-heeled locals fuelling a scene that is bolstered by a steady stream of tourists throughout the year. There is no one set area for nightlife with George Street in the New Town, the High Street area of the Old Town, the university sector and the Grassmarket all popular haunts.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 15 May 2018.

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