A Scottish Journey 2021/2022

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9 Days / 8 Nights
Availability : April - October
Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

A Scottish Journey: 1 nt Edinburgh,  2 nts Royal Deeside, 2 nts Inverness,  2 nts Isle of Skye,  2 nts Isle of Mull

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book.

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference
– Meet the Highland cattle at a local Highland beef farm
– Spend days touring the breathtaking Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull
– Uncover the intricacies behind Scottish whisky culture with a tasting experience
– Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Culloden Battlefield

Pick Up Location & TIme

TBA (Edinburgh)  (Google Map)
6:00pm – Meet tour guide and group for welcome dinner.

Drop off Location & Time

TBA
Arrival late afternoon, early evening arrival after tour.

Price Includes

  • 9 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Visit St Andrews - Tour a local Highland beef farm, Lesson in Scotch whisky , Time in Inverness . Full day exploring the Isle of Skye, Duart Castle. Travel on ferries.
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Blue Roads Tours are conducted at a leisurely pace; we take our time and avoid rushing from place to place.  Stops are made frequently during the day to avoid extended periods of time on the coach.  On a typical day they might leave at 9am and arrive at the hotel at 5pm.  We endeavor to build rest and relaxation time into our itineraries, an most inclusions are not mandatory – so if you’d rather explore on your own, you’re welcome to meet up with the group at the designated meeting point. 

The Blue Roads Tours are designed so that there is as little time as possible on the mini-coach and plenty to see while on board.  We travel along the scenic route wherever possible, meaning you’ll see more of the countryside and local village life than on a regular tour.  Inevitable, there are days when travelling between locations may involve motorway driving and more mileage.  Generally, driving time will not last for more than three or four hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Edinburgh

Majestic landscapes, scenic roads and imagination-firing landscapes: Scotland delivers on every level. After meeting the group at our hotel, we’ll get to know each other over a delicious welcome meal. (D)

Accommodation: Eden Locke (or similar)

Day 2Edinburgh – St Andrews – Royal Deeside

After breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and take to the scenic route. Now, the journey begins! Travelling along the coast, we’ll stop in at tiny East Neuk fishing villages before reaching St Andrews: a small town with a big reputation for world-class golf. Later today, we’ll check into our accommodation in Royal Deeside. (B)

Accommodation: Loch Kinord Hotel (or similar)

Day 3Royal Deeside

Get ready to dive into a day of truly authentic Scottish experiences. First, we’ll take a tour of a local Highland beef farm, where we’ll meet some of the country’s famous Highland cattle and enjoy an included lunch. Then, a lesson in Scotch whisky awaits. We’ll uncover the centuries-old legends and intricate processes behind turning malted barley into ‘liquid gold’ – sampling a dram or two while we’re at it. This evening, we’ll have some free time to spend as we wish. (B,L)

Accommodation: Loch Kinord Hotel (or similar).

Day 4Royal Deeside – Cairngorms National Park – Culloden Battlefield – Inverness

Our day will begin in dramatic fashion as we travel through the awe-inspiring scenery of Cairngorms National Park on the way to the atmospheric Culloden Battlefield. At the Visitor Centre, we’ll immerse ourselves in the fascinating history of the Highlands and gain a unique insight into the battle that took place on this vast moorland. Our final stop of the day will be Inverness, the welcoming capital of the Highlands. Tonight, we’ll come together to share stories of the day’s adventures over an included meal.(B,D)

Accommodation: Kingsmills Hotel (or similar)

Day 5Inverness

After this morning’s orientation tour, the city is your oyster. Visit Inverness Castle and Cathedral, explore the charming Victorian Market or simply hunt down a good pub to relax in. What you do today is completely up to you! For dinner tonight, why not take advantage of the array of local eateries filled with character and delicious Scottish fare. (B)

Accommodation: Kingsmills Hotel (or similar)

Day 6Inverness – Plockton – Isle of Skye

This morning, we’ll take the scenic route via Scotland’s iconic Loch Ness – seeing if we can spot the illusive Nessie from the shore. Then: a visit to the quaint village of Plockton, where painted cottages cluster around a picturesque bay. We’ll have the opportunity to stroll the harbour and observe the passing yachts – before enjoying lunch at our leisure. The day’s final destination will be the breathtaking region of Skye: our home for the next two nights. At our hotel, we’ll share the excitement for tomorrow’s adventures over an included dinner.(B,D)

Accommodation: Uig Hotel (or similar)

Day 7Isle of Skye

Sensational landscapes, rare wildlife and imagination-firing history – the Isle of Skye delivers on every level. This is North Highland scenery on a grand scale! We’ll spend the day taking in the island’s unique geology and jaw-dropping scenery – including the extraordinary Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Storr. After a full day of exploring, we’ll have the evening free to dine at our leisure or relax in our idyllic surrounds. (B)

Accommodation: Uig Hotel (or similar)

Day 8Isle of Skye – Isle of Mull

Today we’ll continue our journey through soul-stirring Scottish scenery before taking a short ferry ride over to the breathtaking Isle of Mull. Here, the evening will be yours to spend as you please. (B)

Accommodation: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar)

Day 9Isle of Mull – Isle of Iona – Isle of Mull

First today, we’ll visit the grand staterooms and empty dungeons of the imposing Duart Castle – the oldest inhabited castle on the island. Then: the best way to see the Hebrides is by island hopping – and this afternoon, we’ll do just that. From Mull’s little village of Fionnphort, we’ll set sail to Iona: where the Abbey and Nunnery await us. After a busy day, we’ll return to our hotel on Mull to enjoy a final dinner together. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar)

Day 10Isle of Mull – Stirling – Edinburgh

Back to the mainland we go. It’s been a tour that’s delved deep into Scotland’s heritage, so it’s only right that we finish with a stop in historic Stirling. A drive through the Old Town will bring us to the magnificent hilltop castle, one of Scotland’s most impressive and significant monuments. Here, we’ll spend some time exploring the castle’s many rooms and soaking up the sweeping views from atop the castle walls. What better way to round off our tour before returning to Edinburgh. (B)

Dates and Prices: 2021 and 2022
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: July 13, 22 $5,479 $6,799
2021: August 13 $5,479 $6,799
2021: September 6 $5,369 $6,659
2021: September 15 $5,399 $6,799
2021: September 17 $5,249 $6,499
2021: September 24, 26 $5,479 $6,799
2021: October 3 $5,249 $6,499
2021: October 7 $5,369 $6,659
2022: March 17 $4,679 $5,799
2022: April 5 $4,679 $5,799
2022: April 14, 19, 28 $5,249 $6,509
2022: May 3, 5, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 $5,369 $6,669
2022: June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28 $5,479 $6,799
2022: July 7, 12 $5,399 $6,709
2022: July 14, 21 $5,249 $6,509
2022: July 26, 28 $5,479 $6,799
2022: August 4, 9, 11, 18, 23, 25 $5,479 $6,799
2022: September 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 $5,479 $6,799
2022: September 20, 22 $5,249 $6,509
2022: September 29 $4,679 $5,799
2022: October 4, 13 $4,679 $5,799

 

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

We recommend combining with: Orkney & The Highlands for a full Scottish experience

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Back-Roads Touring have hand-picked an extensive portfolio of quality properties across Europe and to ensure the very best experience on each of our tours hotels may vary to those listed in this itinerary.

Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage:  As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited.  You are allowed 1 x suitcase: 20 kg  and 158 cm total (Length plus Width must equal 158 cm) and 1 x Hand Bag / Small Back Pack

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