Treasures of Scotland 2022

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7 Days / 6 Nights
Availability : July - September
Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

Treasures of Scotland: 1 nt Edinburgh,  2 nts Pitlochry, 2 nts Loch Lomond, 1 nt Scottish Borders

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Enchanting lochs, haunting glens and soaring mountains: Scotland is home to many diverse treasures. On this tour of the historic Borders and scenic Central Belt, we’ll discover some of the country’s most spectacular views, fascinating stories and long-standing traditions – all of which are to be found in lesser-visited locations off the beaten track. Ready to discover another side to Scotland? This is the trip for you.

7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS / MAX 18 GUESTS

Tour Details

The Blue-Roads Difference

– Experience soul-stirring views on a Highland safari in Perthshire

– Admire the stunning natural beauty of Loch Lomond aboard a scenic cruise

-Gain a unique insight into the lives of the original Crannog dwellers at the Scottish Crannog Centre

 

 

Pick Up Location & TIme

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

Drop off Location & Time

Eden Locke Hotel ( Edinburgh)
Late afternoon/early evening tour ends.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Visit Doune Castle, The Scottish Crannog Centre. Whisky tasting at Glengoyne Distillery, Loch Lomond cruise.
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary

Meals

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 3 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

A land of magnificent historical treasures and imagination-firing landscapes – we’ll meet in Bonnie Scotland’s picturesque capital. After settling into our hand-picked hotel, we’ll get to know one another better over a deliciously hearty welcome meal. Here’s to the incredible journey ahead! (D)

Accommodation: Eden Locke Hotel (or similar)

Day 2Edinburgh – Doune – Perthshire

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll board the mini-coach and make our way to Doune – where a visit to the imposing Doune Castle awaits. After spending some time admiring the castle interior and views from the battlements, we’ll roll through the spellbinding Sma’ Glen en route to Perthshire. A region known for its picturesque lochs, looming mountain ranges and lush forests, we’ll have the afternoon free to explore our surrounds or relax at the hotel. (B)

Accommodation: Fishers Hotel Pitlochry (or similar)

Day 3Perthshire

Today is one for the nature-lovers amongst us! After breakfast, we’ll set off to explore the vastness of the highlands with a kilted safari ranger – going off-road through wild terrain to take in the area’s spectacular mountain views. We may even be lucky enough to glimpse a golden eagle, mountain hare or grouse as we go. After an adventurous ride, we’ll move on to the Red Deer Centre – where we’ll have the opportunity to see Britain’s largest native land mammal up close. Then: we’ll return to the hotel for an afternoon of leisure time. (B)

Accommodation: Fishers Hotel Pitlochry (or similar)

Day 4Perthshire – Scottish Crannog Centre – Luss

Today we’ve an appointment to keep at the Scottish Crannog Centre. Walking in the footsteps of the original Crannog dwellers, we’ll immerse ourselves in a variety of craft, textile and cooking demonstrations – gaining a unique insight into Scotland’s extensive and fascinating history. Following our visit, we have a whisky tasting session to look forward to at the postcard-perfect Glengoyne Distillery. Continuing our journey, we’ll end the day along the western shore of Loch Lomond in the picturesque village of Luss – where a sumptuous group dinner awaits.(B,D)

Accommodation: Lodge on Loch Lomond (or similar)

Day 5Luss – Glencoe – Luss

More breathtaking scenery is on the cards today as we take a day trip through the magnificent Glencoe valley. Sit back and enjoy the leisurely pace as we admire the towering mountain ranges formed by volcanic eruptions and glacial movement thousands of years ago. While we’re here, we’ll visit Glencoe Visitor Centre and learn the haunting story of the Glencoe Massacre of 1692. And following that, we’ll have enough time to visit the Inverawe Scottish Oak Smokehouse – where a delicious smoked salmon tasting session is in store. After a full day of exploring, we’ll savour an evening of leisure time after returning to Luss later this afternoon.(B)

Accommodation: Lodge on Loch Lomond (or similar)

Day 6Luss – New Lanark – Scottish Borders

This morning, we’ll round off our visit to Loch Lomond with a scenic loch cruise. After losing ourselves amidst the views of islands, mountains and trees, we’ll head back to dry land for the journey to the Scottish Borders. Along the way, we’ll make a pit stop in New Lanark – home of the award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre (one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ‘outstanding universal value’). A region steeped in history and ancient traditions, we’ll savour a final group meal surrounded by the natural beauty of the Scottish Borders tonight. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Tontine Hotel (or similar)

Day 7Scottish Borders – Edinburgh

Before our tour comes to a close, we’ve a couple of historical stops to make. First: we’ll pay a visit to Traquair House, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland before continuing on to Melrose Abbey – the final resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce. Then: back to beautiful Edinburgh, where we’ll say goodbye.(B)

Dates and Prices: 2022
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: April 2 $3,109 $3,889
2022: May 7, 14 $3,199 $3,999
2022: June 4, 11 $3,199 $3,999
2022: July 2 $3,289 $4,109
2022: August 6, 27 $3,289 $4,109
2022: September 17 $3,199 $3,999
2022: October 1 $3,199 $3,999

Dates shown in green are guaranteed departures.

We recommend combining with:  Highlights of Britain or Enchanting Eastern England and/or Orkney & the Highlands after.

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 [email protected]  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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