The Royal Scotsman & the Military Tattoo Escorted Journey

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $11,990
  • Length: 11 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Europe, Scotland
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Tour Description

Join us on this unique journey to discover the soul of Scotland. Spend two days exploring beautiful rural Scotland from the world’s most elegant train, the sumptuous Royal Scotsman. Celebrate the nation’s traditional pageantry at the grand, world-famous display of pipes and drums - the annual Military Tattoo. Relax and indulge yourself with three nights at Scotland’s most renowned country house, the Inverlochy Castle Hotel. You’ll enjoy exclusive access, insight and VIP experiences every step of the journey; from a private tour of a famous distillery to a romantic cruise on Loch Lomond.

  • Indulge yourself aboard the luxurious, stately Royal Scotsman train as you travel through the glorious Scottish countryside
  • Experience the magical spectacle and music of the annual Military Tattoo
  • Try your hand at shooting clay pigeons or take a highland safari at the beautiful Rothiemurchus Estate
  • Relish three nights of royal treatment at the exclusive Inverlochy Castle Hotel
  • Sample world-renowned Scotch on a tour of the esteemed Dalwhinnie distillery
  • Cruise on the legendary Loch Lomond aboard theQueen of the Scottish Lochs
  • Immerse yourself in the storied past of Scottish castles
  • Visit Eilean Donan Castle, an iconic 13th-century castle Royal Scotsman 2012 located on the picturesque west coast of Scotland where three sea lochs meet - a site often used for filming movies

Itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2

Glasgow, Scotland

Upon your arrival in Glasgow on Day 2 you will be met at the airport and transferred directly to your luxury boutique hotel. Get ready to explore a land that will captivate you with its unique blend of history, folklore and legend. You’ll be tantalized by dramatic castles and ancient fortresses.

Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow

DAYS 3 & 4

Glasgow, Loch Lomond Fort William

This morning you will drive out of Glasgow, headed for Fort William. Beautiful pastoral views unfold at every hilltop before reaching Loch Lomond, where you will enjoy a boat cruise on the Queen of the Scottish Lochs. Then travel north to the popular town of Fort William, lying at the foot of the Ben Nevis mountain range. Nestled within the woods and fields that lie in the shadow of the mighty Ben Nevis, the beauty and tranquility of Inverlochy Castle’s setting is remarkable. You will spend three glorious nights at the Inverlochy Castle Hotel, renowned as being the finest country house hotel in Scotland.

Travel to beautiful Loch Ness, the infamous home of a legendary creature that resides in the lake. We stop along the lake to explore the remains of Urquhart Castle. Take a trip on the Nevis Gondola, Britain’s only gondola mountain chairlift, for spectacular views over the region.

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

DAY 5

Fort William Isle of Skye

After a short ferry ride, arrive on the Isle of Skye and spend the day exploring this, the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands. Stroll through the historic fishing village of Portree. Continue on to visit Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland.

Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

DAY 6

Fort William Edinburgh

Today, visit the imposing castle which has dominated much of Scotland’s turbulent history. Stirling Castle is without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

DAY 7

Edinburgh, The Royal Scotsman Dalwhinnie

Enjoy the morning at leisure to stroll through Edinburgh. Its magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty buildings of medieval Old Town lining the Royal Mile, to the grace of the Georgian New Town. The Royal Scotsman departs Edinburgh and heads west through Linlithgow to Stirling, and then past Gleneagles on your way to Perth, the “Fair City.” Later, disembark and visit Dalwhinnie Distillery and have the opportunity to sample the “Gentle Spirit” of the glen.

The Royal Scotsman

DAYS 8 & 9

The Royal Scotsman The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Spend the morning at the beautiful Rothiemurchus Estate in the Scottish Highlands. On Day 9 return to Edinburgh and enjoy a short orientation tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. This evening is a highlight of your trip - the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland’s military musical extravaganza.

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

DAYS 10 & 11

Edinburgh Depart for Home

In the morning visit the imposing and majestic Edinburgh Castle, which dates back to the 12th century, and The Royal Mile, connecting Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse. On Day 11 you will be taken to the Edinburgh airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

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Pricing Information

August 13, 2012

From $11,990.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,490.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your journey
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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