Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. Glasgow boasts world famous art collections, the best shopping in the United Kingdom outside London, and the most vibrant and exciting nightlife in Scotland. A must see is the splendour of Scotland's best known architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose style adorns many unique attractions throughout Scotland's largest andgreatest city.
Ballachulish ( Glencoe )
Ballachulish lies just north of Glencoe village, by the shore of Loch Leven and surrounded by mountains. The village is famous for its slate quarry which produced hand-made roof slates to markets all around the world. Now closed, the village's exhibition tells the unique story of the men who worked there.
Ballachulish has a good choice of accommodation and local services. Walking and sight-seeing are just a few of the things to do. A bus service operates from the village to Fort William and Oban.
North Ballachulish is on the north shore of Loch Leven, as you cross the Ballachulish road bridge, which spans the narrows of Loch Leven/Loch Linnhe. This is where the old ferry provided access to either shore, with an alternative scenic drive around Loch Leven, via Kinlochleven. The drive today is both peaceful and enjoyable with many picnic spots and great views. Bishop's Bay on the north shore of Loch Leven, on the Kinlochleven road is a natural haven for yachts
Welcome to Edinburgh and the Lothians, where the buzz of Scotland's capital city sits in perfect contrast to the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding Lothians region.
Edinburgh has one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world, making it the ideal city break destination. Enjoy a perfect day out at one of Edinburgh's many events this spring and summer. If it's worth celebrating, you can be sure there's a festival in Edinburgh dedicated to it! From ceilidhs and science to ghost, film and food festivals there's always something going on in the festival city, and that's just for starters.
Discover world-class museums and galleries, take a tour on an open-top bus or even visit the city's own zoo. From the world famous Festivals to top-class restaurants and bars, not to mention fabulous shopping, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Day 1 : Arrival Glasgow
Arrive in Glasgow Airport where your tour director or representative will greet you. Complimentary group transfers depart Glasgow Airport at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. Passengers arriving
later will transfer to the hotel at their own expense. Your hotel is centrally located near Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow's main pedestrianised shopping thoroughfare. At 3:00 pm take a coach tour to see the main attractions of Glasgow including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding.
Visit extensive collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, originally opened in 1901 and recently refurbished. Chat with your tour director and fellow travelers over a welcome drink before dinner. (Dinner)
Day 2 : Loch Lomond Cruise & Glen Coe
Depart Glasgow and drive north along the banks of Loch Lomond with views of Ben Lomond and other Highland peaks. Pause at the quaint village of Luss with charming cottages, which stretch to the lochside. At Tarbet embark on a short cruise to appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of this famous loch and admire panoramic views. Return to your coach and journey across ysterious
Rannoch Moor. Drive through Glen Coe, a spectacular glen made famous by the Campbells' massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Arrive at Loch Linnhe, an inlet of the sea, and check into your hotel in Ballachulish, where you can enjoy magnifi cent views or relax in the swimming pool. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 : The Great Glen & Culloden Battlefield
Drive to Fort Augustus, which sits at the southern end of the famous Loch Ness. Travel beside Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous monster and enjoying the scenic views of cotland's largest inland body of water. Drive through Inverness, capital city of the Highlands, and on to Culloden Moor to tour the Visitor Centre. Walk around the battlefi eld where, on 16th April 1746, British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart in just one hour and ended hopes of restoring the Jacobite Stuarts to the British throne. The brutal measures imposed after the battle signalled the end of the distinctive Highland way of life and culture. Drive to Blairs on the outskirts of Aberdeen to your elegant 19th century mansion in time for dinner.
Day 4 : Crathes Castle & Afternoon Tea
Depart your hotel mid-morning to visit Crathes Castle, a fairytale Renaissance castle completed in 1594 with a wealth of fi ne furnishings. See the wonderful gardens before driving along the River Dee Valley, favoured by Queen Victoria and most of the Royal Family since her era. Stop in the attractive town of Ballater where many shops show a royal warrant, indicating patronage by the Royal Family. Near the village of Banchory stop at the Falls of Feugh, a charming tea shop, which is popular with people in the area. Sample afternoon tea with delicious freshly-baked
scones. Return to Blairs in time to relax before dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5 : Glamis Castle & St. Andrews
Travel south through the lush countryside of Aberdeenshire to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of "Macbeth" and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. Drive across the modern Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, the "Home of Golf." See the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and
the Old Course and enjoy free time to visit the British Golf Museum or browse through the medieval town with its cathedral and castle. Drive south into Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. At this evening's Scottish cabaret sample local specialties, including haggis, and enjoy bagpipes, traditional music, singing and dancing. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6 : Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning discover Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. Drive along Princes Street, the main shopping thoroughfare. Compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old "New Town" with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city, and together forming a World Heritage Site. Learn
about many prominent Scottish inventors, doctors and writers. Finish your tour at the imposing Edinburgh Castle where you can see historic buildings and enjoy a splendid view of Edinburgh. The afternoon and evening are free for independent activities. On August 03 to 24 departures enjoy the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. (Breakfast)
Day 7 : Depart Edinburgh Airport Your tour ends with a group transfer to arrive at Edinburgh Airport by 6:30 am or 9:00 am. This will allow you plenty of time for check-in procedures and duty-free shopping before boarding the aircraft for your return home. A transfer to Glasgow Airport will be provided on request at a
cost of e50 per person. (Breakfast)
Packages starting from GBP 1313 per person Your Package includes :
Sightseeing by luxury coach through out.
Group airport transfers on arrival in Glasgow and departure from Edinburgh airport
Services of a professional Scottish driver/guide
6 nights accommodation as per itinerary in first class hotels mentioned below
Full Scottish breakfast daily
5 dinners including:
- Scottish cabaret with dinner in Edinburgh
- 4 table d'hote dinners
Welcome get together drink
Sightseeing tours of Glasgow & Edinburgh
Scenic cruise on Loch Lomond
Afternoon tea & scones at Falls of Feugh
Visits and admissions to Kelvingore Art gallery & museum, Culloden visitor centre, Crathes castle, Glamis Castle, St. Andrews & Edinburgh castle.