Caledonian Classic

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    Caledonian Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Caledonian Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Caledonian Classic

  • Coach Tours

    Caledonian Classic

Tour length

15 days

From

7199.00$7199.00

See ALL of Scotland with this wonderful 15 day tour. Breakfast daily, 8 mouth-watering evening meals, breathtaking scenery, a private tour of Edinburgh Castle and an exclusive private whisky tasting finishing off with a wee dram - are just a few of the delights on this truly wonderful vacation.


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Itinerary


Day

1

Joining Day

Saturday

Welcome to Scotland! Meet your tour guide this morning and enjoy a panoramic tour of Glasgow, one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in all of Europe. Transfer to your hotel where you will enjoy a welcome drink and some free time. 

Dinner/Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
 


Day

2

Burns Country

Sunday

Depart for Rabbie Burns Country, where the first stop of the day is Burns National Heritage Park. The museum is the focal point of this beautifully landscaped park where visitors can cross the Brig o’Doon and visit the poet’s birthplace. 
Later, continue to Culzean Castle in Ayrshire. Culzean is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests, and secret gardens.

Overnight — Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow


Day

3

Loch Ness & Inverness

Monday

Depart Glasgow for Inverness travelling along Scotland’s West Coast and Loch Ness. Highlights of the day include Loch Lomond, dramatic Glencoe, a visit to Urquhart Castle and a cruise on Loch Ness in search of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster.

Dinner/Overnight — Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness


Day

4

Isle of Skye

Tuesday

Today a day trip to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most beautiful islands. First stop is Portree, capital of the island. You can enjoy some free time here, exploring the multi-coloured harbour, or warming up by a real coal fire in a local pub. On our return to Inverness, you will visit Eilean Donan Castle.

Dinner/Overnight — Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness


Day

5

Culloden & Whisky

Wednesday

Today we head to Perthshire via Culloden Moor, site of the 1746 Battle of Culloden. Our next stop is at Kincraig for an impressive display from the Working Sheepdogs. Tonight, we have a Whisky Experience with tasting and chocolate pairing.

Dinner/Overnight—Dunkeld House Hotel, Dunkeld


Day

6

St Andrews & Edinburgh

Thursday

Depart Perthshire for Edinburgh via the Kingdom of Fife. You will stop at St. Andrews, home of Scotland’s oldest university and capital of golf. Leaving St. Andrews, we head to Edinburgh for some time in the city and a free evening where you can wander out the front door of your central hotel and explore the iconic city.

Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George, Edinburgh
 


Day

7

Edinburgh

Friday

After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will enjoy an exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle. You will then enjoy a panoramic city tour of Edinburgh which features the “New” and the “Old” towns. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the city further. Tonight, you will attend the Spirit of Scotland Show, an evening of traditional entertainment and dinner at The Royal College of Surgeons.

Dinner/Overnight — InterContinental Edinburgh The George, Edinburgh


Day

8

Peebles

Saturday

Our first stop today will be the Royal Yacht Britannia and discover what life was like during Royal service on board this former floating palace. Afterwards we journey south to the Scottish Borders, where we explore this less travelled area, full of charming towns, castles galore and stunning rolling countryside. Here we visit Rosslyn Chapel, for a guided tour of this magnificent 15th century architectural masterpiece. Tonight, we enjoy our dinner at the hotel.

Dinner/ Overnight – The Hydro Hotel, Peebles


Day

9

Abbotsford & Traquair

Sunday

Our day begins at Abbotsford House, extraordinary home and ‘palace of the imagination’ of the 19th century novelist Sir Walter Scott. Next, we visit The Great Tapestry of Scotland which reveals Scottish history and culture as experienced, as well as shaped, by its people. Our final stop today is Traquair House, Scotland’s Oldest Inhabited House dating back to 1107. We are welcomed by Lady Catherine, enjoy a guided tour, ale tasting and a delicious dinner in the scrumptious dining room.

Dinner/Overnight – The Hydro Hotel, Peebles 
 


Day

10

Melrose & Hawick

Monday

A day of textiles, an abbey and whisky! We start at Melrose Abbey, one of the most powerfully romantic ruins in Britain. Then onto Lochcarron of Scotland, where our guided tour gives us insight into tartan design and manufacturing. Next will visit the Borders Distillery, proudly the first Scotch Whisky Distillery in the Scottish Borders since 1837, after our tour we enjoy a wee dram, Slainte! Tonight, you are free to dine on your own.

Overnight – The Hydro Hotel, Peebles


Day

11

Alnwick & Northumberland

Tuesday

Today we jump across the border where we first stop at Alnwick Castle and Gardens, home of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland, with over 950 years of history and the second largest inhabited castle in the UK. Next we travel west along the area of Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site to Housesteads Roman Fort, dating back to the Roman Empire, here we can walk the barrack blocks whilst admiring the stunning panoramic views. Later we jump back across the border to reach our hotel.

Dinner/ Overnight – The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries


Day

12

Dumfries & Galloway

Wednesday

We discover Dumfries and Galloway today, starting at Kitchen, Coos and Ewes, here we experience a tour that gets us up close and personal with Highland Cows and Beltex sheep, in their natural farm environment, followed by a sheep dog presentation. Next, we stop in one of the harbour towns, set along the River Dee, for some free time and then it is onto Cream o’ Galloway, the award winning dairy farm for an ice cream tasting, is any holiday complete without ice cream?

Dinner/ Overnight – The Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries


Day

13

Isle of Arran

Thursday

We have an earlier departure today as we mark our way to Ardrossan to embark on our ferry to Arran. Fondly referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’, we will tour the island, taking in the glorious scenery, stopping to see Lochranza Castle, the Standing Stones at Machrie Moor, if the weather is clear we can see the mysterious Holy Island which sits just off the coast and also admire Arran highest hill, Goatfell. There will be some time on your own in Brodick (you may want to try some Arran Cheese or purchase some products from the famous Arran Aromatics) before we ferry back to the mainland.

Overnight – The Gailes Hotel & Spa, Ayrshire


Day

14

Isle of Bute

Friday

Our excursion today is the Isle of Bute, nestled in the Firth of the Clyde and just a 40 minute crossing from Wemyss Bay. We arrive to swathes of palm trees and exotic plants lining the shore, the perfect demonstration that parts of Scotland’s west coast have surprisingly mild climate! We head to the spectacularly extravagant Mount Stuart. Designed by the 3 rd Marquess of Bute who was obsessed with architecture and just happened to be the richest man in Britain. Our guide tour takes us through the magnificent interiors and discover the history of the Bute family. You will have free time in Rothesay before we sail back to the mainland. Haste ye back.

Dinner / Overnight – The Gailes Hotel & Spa, Ayrshire


Day

15

Tour Ends

Saturday

Your tour ends after a hearty Scottish breakfast. Please inquire about departure transfers.


Availability

Room Type DoubleSingle
May 4SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
May 11SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Jun 8$7199.00$7199.00$9499.00$9499.00
Aug 31$7299.00$7299.00$9599.00$9599.00
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Sep 21SOLD OUTSOLD OUT

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars.
Arrival & departure transfers included for those who have air booked in conjunction with tour.

Child rate 7-11 years sharing with 2 adults $1799. 
All triples are on request (Grand Central & Dunblane Hydro does not have triple rooms suitable for 3 adults; 2 rooms may be booked at this hotel).

Tour Highlights

  • Glasgow
  • Culzean Castle
  • Burns Country
  • Loch Lomond
  • Glencoe
  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Culloden Moor
  • Isle of Skye
  • Kincraig
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Portree
  • St Andrews
  • Perthshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Peebles
  • Abbotsford
  • Traquair
  • Melrose
  • Alnwick
  • Dumfries
  • Galloway
  • Isle of Arran
  • Isle of Bute

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation throughout by modern touring coach
  • Experienced driver and local touring guide
  • 14 nights accommodation in first class hotels
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily
  • 8 Evening meals
  • Scottish evening with dinner & entertainment
  • Working Sheepdog performance at Kincraig
  • Visit Eilean Donan Castle, the famous 13th century castle in the Highlands
  • Whisky Tasting Experience
  • Cruise on Loch Ness
  • Exclusive, pre-opening tour of Edinburgh Castle
  • Panoramic tours of Glasgow & Edinburgh
  • Traquair House with Ale tasting and dinner
  • Lochcarron Mill Tour
  • Borders Distillery and tasting
  • Kitchen, Coos and Ewes Experience
  • Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream tasting
  • Admissions to: Culzean Castle, Burns National Heritage Park, Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre, Royal Yacht Brittania, The Great Tapestry, Alnwick Castle, Housesteads Roman Fort, Mount Stuart
  • Baggage handling charges

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