Day 1 - July 14th - You will be met at the Edinburgh International Airport, but our adventure begins in Glasgow,
the architectural capitol of the United Kingdom and Scotland's largest city with a
Tour of the City aboard an Open Top
Bus
. Following the city tour, we will stop at a Tearooms at Butterfly and Pig for Lunch. This afternoon we will visit
Glasgow's City Chambers Building prominantly situated on George Square. The City Chambers is truly an
architectural delight in the grandest Victorian Style. No expense was spared and the main staircase is solid Carrara marble
for three floors of the building and the wall panels are made of alabaster.  You will have the rest of afternoon free to explore
the city before we gather for a
Welcoming Dinner in the city. Get a good nights rest for the full day ahead tomorrow!
Overnight Glasgow. (L,D)

Day 2 -
After a leisurely full Scottish breakfast we will visit Glasgow Cathedral for a Tour. The cathedral was
dedicated in the presence of
King David I in 1136. The present building was consecrated in 1197. Since that same period
the Cathedral has never been unroofed and the worship of God has been carried out within its walls for more than 800
years. While in this area we will also visit
Provand's Lordship, built in 1471 as part of a hospital in the cathedral precinct
and one of only four surviving medieval buildings in Glasgow. Beautifully preserved, the “auld hoose” is furnished with a
fine selection of 17th-century Scottish furniture donated by
Sir William Burrell, and a series of historic royal portraits.
We will then have
Afternoon Tea at Blythswood Square before you are left on your own for the rest of the afternoon
and evening.
Overnight Glasgow. (B,L)

Day 3 -
Today we make our way out of the city and into The Trossachs, an area of outstanding natural beauty. A
Cruise up Loch Katrine on the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott is an essential part of any day in the Trossachs and will
be part of ours! The Steamer leaves from the lovely little
Trossachs Pier and sails to Stronachlacher at the other end
of Loch Katrine. After the cruise we head further into the Trossachs for
Afternoon Tea at the Wee Blether Tearoom.
Then off to the wee village of
Callander for some shopping and exploring one of the more picturesque villages of Scotland.
This afternoon we visit
Doune and Doune Castle, a magnificent late 14th century courtyard castle and famous for the
filming of
Monty Python and the Holy Grail and more recently, the Outlander TV series as Castle Leoch. I have
long loved this castle!
 Dinner and Overnight in Stirling. (B,L,D)

Day 4 -
Today our first stop will be Stirling and  Stirling Castle, one of the finest examples of Renaissance
architecture in Scotland.
Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here and the Great Hall and Chapel Royal are
wonderful highlights. Here you will be able to step back into the sumptuous world of
Stirling Castle’s Royal Court.
An ongoing project has returned the six ground floor apartments in the castle’s Renaissance palace to how they may have
looked in the mid 16th century
. This afternoon we enjoy a lovely Afternoon Tea at the Colessio Hotel in Stirling
before a visit to
Bannockburn Battlefield. Take your place on the battlefield and stand face-to-face with fearless
medieval warriors! Witness two opposing kings –
Robert the Bruce and Edward II – whose tactics in 1314 changed
the path of Scotland’s history, forever. We then return to Stirling where you are on your own for dinner.
Overnight
Stirling. (B,L)

Day 5 -
Much of today will be about spectacular scenery as we make our way further north into the Trossachs on our
way to
Fort William. We will stop in Killin and the Falls of Dochart. A bridge crosses over the Dochart River just
as you enter the village of Killin giving a fabulous view of the falls as they cascade down over the rocks and around the
Island of Inchbuie, which is the traditional burial place of the MacNab Clan. If not the most impressive falls in
Scotland there are easily the most accessible. Our journey then takes us through the striking mountains of
Glencoe, an
assemblage of peaks, ridges and valleys which rise up above the peat hags and scattered lochans of
Rannoch Moor. The
waters which tumble from these high mountains give rise to a series of spectacular waterfalls that gather initially at the
'Meeting of the Three Waters' to form the River Coe. We will stop at the Clachan Inn for Lunch before we visit
the site of the
Glencoe Massacre. Against a backdrop of craggy peaks and the tumbling River Coe, the Glen offers some
of Scotland's most spectacular scenery but has also seen one of the most violent acts in Scottish history when in 1692 the
Clan McDonald were massacred on this very spot! We then make then continue on to Fort William for some time to look
around before settling into our accommodation just up the road.
Dinner and Overnight near Fort William. (B,L,D)

Day 6 -
This morning we will take in the 'Road to the Isles' with a stop at Glenfinnan which sits at the head of
mysterious and beautiful
Loch Shiel and is at the crossroads of four steep sided Glens. It was here that Prince Charles
Edward Stuart or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
as he came to be known, called for the local clansmen to assemble in
August 1745 and raised the standard proclaiming the throne of Great Britain to rightfully belong to his family, the Stuarts.
We will make a few more stops along the way at the picturesque
Lochailort, Arisaig and Morar before ending up in
Mallaig for Amazing Fish and Chips Lunch. Then you will board the Jacobite Steam Train(also known as the
Hogwart's Express) for the journey back to Fort William. The train crosses the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct (a
location made famous in the Harry Potter films) which overlooks Loch Shiel and the Jacobite monument. Once back in
Fort William you will have some tome to look around and then find some dinner on your own.
Overnight near Fort
William. (B,L)

Day 7 -
We make our way to Inverness, the Capitol of the Highlands today. Our journey will take us along Loch
Lochy, Loch Oich and the Caledonia Canal System
as we make our way to Fort Augustus at the south end of
Loch Ness. The Caledonian Canal runs through the centre of Fort Augustus and it is constantly busy with boats of all
types and sizes. We next make our way to
Drumnadrochit, known only as 'Drum' to the locals, this is a delightful village
where we will have a wee look around after a visit to
Urquhart Castle just up the road. The magnificently situated castle,
on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. Once one of Scotland’s largest
castles, Urquhart’s remains include a tower house that commands splendid views of the famous loch and Great Glen. We
will then visit
Corrimony Chambered Cairn before making our way to our accommodation in Inverness. Corrimony
is a Clava style passage grave that is unusually well preserved.
Dinner and Overnight Near Inverness. (B,L,D)

Day 8 -
Today we make our way to the lovely Highland Village of Pitlochry, but not before visiting Culloden
Battlefield,
a desolate stretch of moorland that looks much as it did on 16th April 1746, the date of the last battle to be
fought on British soil. Here
Bonnie Prince Charlie made his last stand for the Stewart cause. The battlefield is restored
to as close as possible as it was when the two sides marched on that fateful day. We will find out why this battle that lasted
only one hour changed the way of life of the
Highlands forever. You can find some lunch on your own at Culloden before
a visit to the 4000 year old
Clava Cairns, one of Scotland’s most evocative sacred prehistoric sites. The cairns are
dominated by a line of three exceptionally well-preserved burial cairns, each enclosed by stone circles. We know little
about who the cairn builders were, for they left no written record. Our next stop will be
Dalwhinnie and Dalwhinnie
Distillery.
Whisky and chocolate are a match made in heaven and the tours and tastings here offer a range of Classic
Single Malts
paired with specially selected Luxury Highland Chocolates! We then continue to Pitlochry for dinner.
Dinner and Overnight Pitlochry. (B,D)

Day 9 -
After breakfast we will drive to The Queen's View breathtakingly sited over Loch Tummel. The view was
named after
King Robert The Bruce's wife Isabel but made popular by Queen Victoria. We will continue further
along Loch Tummel to the far end of the loch and
Tummel Bridge. We travel through spectacular scenery along the
Tay Forest Park to the wee village of Blair Atholl. Here we find Blair Castle where Bonnie Prince Charlie spent
2 days in this 700 year old rambling, turreted castle with over 32 rooms open to the public. This ancient seat of the
Dukes
and Earls of Atholl
enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. This was also a
favourite place of
Queen Victoria. We will Lunch at Hettie's Tearoom back in Pitlochry and then you will have time
to explore this lovely Highland town. This evening we will be out to
Dinner and then a Performance at the
Pitlochry Festival Theatre! Overnight Pitlochry. (B,L,D)

Day 10 -
This morning we leave the Highlands behind on the way to Perth and Scone Palace, the home of the Earls
of Mansfield
.  Once the crowning place of Scottish Kings, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in Scotland’s history. A
breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the rightful home of the celebrated
Stone of Scone, Scone
Palace is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in Scotland’s crown. We will
Lunch at the
Scottish Antiques Centre in Abernyte
before visiting Glamis and Glamis Castle, the childhood home of The
Queen Mother
and the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. Glamis is also reported to be the most haunted
castle in Scotland and is a true fairy tale castle! We then cross the
Tay Bridge and into the Kingdom of Fife. Dinner
and Overnight Kingdom of Fife. (B,L,D)

Day 11 -
Today we'll enjoy a day of sightseeing in and around St. Andrews. Sightseeing will include St. Andrews
Cathedral
. The Cathedral dates from around 1160, and was consecrated in the presence of Robert the Bruce in July
1318. We will also visit the
Old Course for pictures on Swilcan Bridge and the Clubhouse for some shopping.  From
here we journey to
Falkland and Falkland Palace. The Royal Palace of Falkland was the country residence of Stuart
Kings and Queens
when they hunted deer and wild boar in the Fife forest. Mary, Queen of Scots spent some of the
happiest days of her tragic life here. Before leaving Falkland behind we stop for
Lunch at Kind Kyttock's Tearoom.
From here we journey to just outside of Scotland's Capitol City, Edinburgh. Overnight Near Edinburgh. (B,L)

Day 12 -
Today will be mostly at your leisure in the city. To make the most of your visit you will have all day tickets for
Edinburgh's City Tour Hop Off and Off Bus which will take you to all of the major highlights of the city. On your
way about the city you will have opportunities to stop at
The Palace of the Holyrood House, The Royal Yacht
Britannia, St. Giles Cathedral, Greyfriars Bobby and Deacon Brodie's Pub.
The Old Town and New Town
districts of Edinburgh were listed as a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 in recognition of the unique character of
the
Medieval Old Town and the planned Georgian New Town. It covers both the Old and New Towns together
with the
Dean Village and the Calton Hill areas. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city. Farewell
Dinner and Overnight near Edinburgh. (B,D)

Day 13 - July 26th - Today we make our way to Edinburgh Airport for the journey home.
Join us for a small intimate tour of Glasgow, Edinburgh, the Trossachs, the Highlands
and Countryside with just a few others for a more personal experience to allow you to
get the most of your Scottish holiday. Keeping the tour size small gives us the
opportunity to veer from the beaten track and to take advantage of accommodations,
restaurants and sightseeing venues that would not be available to larger groups. You
may find yourself staying in a delightful city guesthouse, a small country house hotel, a
comfortable farmhouse and an old coaching Inn all in the same visit. You will not be
rushed from venue to venue and we spend as little time on the coach as possible.
Highlights include: Shopping on Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, Open Top Bus Tour Of
Glasgow, Loch Katrine Cruise, Doune Castle, Stirling and Stirling Castle, Bannockburn,
Dunkeld Cathedral, Killin and the Falls of Dochart, Fort William and Glencoe, the
Jacobite Steam Train, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, the Clava
Cairns, Dalwhinnie Distillery, the Queen's View, Blair Castle, Pitlochry and Pitlochry
Festival Theatre, Glamis Castle, St. Andrews, Falkland Palace, Edinburgh Castle, Open
Top Bus Tour Of Edinburgh, Shopping on the Royal Mile and Princes Street
Edinburgh, and much more!
Tour includes all accommodation, full Scottish breakfast each morning. All lunches and
dinners as listed in itinerary. Porterage of one suitcase per person. Minibus travel
including tour guide. Knowledgeable guide for all tourist venues. All sightseeing as
indicated in itinerary including any entrance fees. All taxes and service charges.

$5495US per person.  $500 per person deposit. Sold Out!
A Taste of Scotland
With Castles, Pubs and Tearooms
July 14th - 26th, 2017