The Great Scottish Tour & the Mystic Isles
The most complete program offered in the beautiful Alba-Scotland!
Our magnificent and exclusive TOP Tour - Vacations.
Enjoy All of Scotland and the mystical Northern Isles: Orkney, Lewis & Harris and Skye!
TOUR OF 15 DAYS + 15 NIGHTS + ACCOMMODATIONS + COMPLETE BREAKFAST + TRANSFERS AIRPORTS INCLUDED!
1.758 Miles / 2.830 Km
May to August
THIS IS THE TOP OF OUR TOURS - HOLIDAYS - CIRCUITS !; and it is in the country voted by tourists and travelers in 2017 as the most beautiful in the world in the prestigious “Rough Guide”, it is a country of Ancient Celtic Legends, a Breathtaking History, Men dressed in Kilt, Ancient Castles, Wild Beaches, Lush Forests, Green Mountains and Valleys, Hairy Cows, Towering Bagpipes, 790 Islands and Islets, Jagged Coasts, Fjords, Cliffs, Prehistoric Dolmens, Celtic Coven Grottoes, Ghosts, Cradle of Golf and Whiskey, Folk Music and Celtic Dances, Cities Bustling, Breathtaking Movie Landscapes and a Friendly Character; It is the Country of the Picts; welcome with us to; ALBA or SCOTLAND!
We are delighted that you show interest in studying this excellent program in which you We will accompany, guide, care for and enjoy with you showing you the country that has been voted the most beautiful in the world in 2017 relegating the beautiful also Canada to second place! We sincerely believe that you are going to be very positively surprised to choose this program and it is that it is designed with exquisite taste for you, you will not be able to find another program like this in all of Scotland, neither so ambitious, nor with so much content, nor so well made to be able to offer you such an ideal and idyllic mixture of tastes, flavors, sensations, colors, brushstrokes, landscapes and experiences that after fifteen days, will make you want to stay and live here forever; on ALBA - SCOTLAND !; The land of the Picts and modernly proud of its great history and courage! - We will not miss anything!
From the first day we assure you that you will not be able to fail to be positively surprised by everything that we are going to visit, see and experience! The content of these fifteen-day vacations is truly incredible, we are going to see landscapes cataloged among the most beautiful in the whole of the world, that is why it is said that Scotland is Loved By The Camera! We will visit many of the areas where an immense list of FILMS IN SCOTLAND; We begin by telling you that film directors like the great Steven Spielberg have chosen this country over others as beautiful as: Norway, Sweden, The Feore Islands, or Canada to shoot some of their films as their latest work: “My great Friend the Giant; BFG " and to mention some other great movies; "Fire cars", several of "James Bond 007" some of them proud to be Scottish Sean Connery, "Prometeus", "Snow White and the Huntsman", "King Arthur and the Legend of the Sword", "Transformers; The Last Knight "," The Immortals or Hihglander "," Macbeth "," Hamlet " with Mel Gibson and Glenn Close, the saga of "Harry Potter", episodes of "Game of Thrones", the award-winning Series "Outlander", "Rob Roy" with Liam Neeson, "Braveheart" with Mel Gibson, "The Wicker Man" with Christopher Lee, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", "The Da Vinci Code" ó "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks and a long list that we could go on with! These films will give you a slight idea of all the beauty that we are going to show you with the greatest of enthusiasm and devotion, in this land of legends, history and cinema; Alba - Scotland!
For the whole family, group or making new friends, active people!
Our prices are always all-inclusive, with no extra outlay.
- The Northern Islands; Orkney Islands
- Lewis & Harris Islands
- Isle of Skye
- Ness Lake
- The Caledonian Canal
- West Ross
- The Highlands
- The far north
- Royal Deeside
- Dundee & Angus
- Ross & Cromarty
- The Kingdom of Fife
- Moray Fjord
- Cairngorms National Park
- Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and much more!
DAY 1: Scottish Historical and Knowledge Day!
Regions: The Kingdom of Fife
We leave; already on this day we are going to visit real scotland treasures as three bridges of edinburgh about him Fjord of Forth, one of them Heritage like many other places in Scotland given its impressive architecture and grandeur since they are three of the longest bridges in the world in their characteristics. The beautiful little town of South Queensferry where the Queen of Scots disembarked from the neighbor Kingdom of fife marks the beginning of this beautiful town with its painted houses that could well be from a town of the Highlands more to the north. Another very important point in Scotland that we are going to visit is the resting place of one of its two most beloved Kings; Robert The Bruce, who won battle to Edward II at Stirling claiming that the sovereignty of Scotland be respected forever! We visited the Dunfermline Abbey, your resting place. While the ruins of the old Dunfermline Abbey is one of the oldest buildings in Scotland dating back to the XII century, we continue to show you the ruins of the Oldest castle which is also preserved from the same century. After these wonderful visits and beaches, yes beaches in Scotland, smaller fishing bays What are we going to see, we take you to a Palace, yes, the beautiful Falkland Palace and Village where many scenes from the great series that tell the Jacobite wars in Scotland have been shot "Outlander”. We move to the scramble Scottish past on this day and end us pleasantly resting in the bucolic St. Andrews, a locality that gives meaning to the Scottish flag with St Andrew's Cross, because it is said that the relics of the same Apostle came to the majestic Abbey that we visit at the same time as its Castle. Here, in the town where the Golf and where the wonderful beach of "Fire cars, have dinner and rest for today!
DAY 2: Castles and Whiskey Distilleries!
Regions: Fife, Angus & Perthshire
Good Morning! Our second and wonderful day !, we took our great and complete Scottish breakfast, with porridge included locally and we went out for another great day as one more local in the country. We are going to visit first the "Discovery”A large and historic ship of typical British construction from the beginning of the XNUMXth century with three wooden masts and famous for being one of the first sent to study the Antarctica and which was stranded in the Arctic ice for two years! We entered to visit it as well as the "Unicorn Frigate”In the proud Scottish city of Dundee! We have a lot to live today too, like each of our days in the wonderful Tours that we design with true devotion through Scotland to make you enjoy this country of legend and more in this ours Top Tour on vacation packed with content so let's move on. We are going to visit the wonderful Glamis Palace along with its mischievous ghosts and impressive gardens. After passing through the old Royal Villa of Dunkeld we arrived at the Victorian Scottish town par excellence, we arrived at Pitlochry, town where the tourist boom in Scotland began due to the visit of the Queen Victoria en 1845 recommended by its doctors given the quality of its air, location and beauty. Here we will walk on the shores of its precious Tummel river or we will walk the main street to find wonderful souvenirs in addition to visit one of the most importants whiskey distilleries of the country and we are in the country of Whiskey or "Scotch”, Given the purity with which this well-known liquor is processed, basically composed of the cold and pure water of Scottish springs and the Barley or a type of Scottish barley converted in Malta, the old Celtic Picts I was already calling this liquor "Water of life", so, let's see the whole process and taste it. Magnificent and interesting day today, the night cannot be less interesting, so of course, we will have dinner in the heat of a fireplace and we will rest tonight here, in one of the most beautiful villages in all of Scotland; Pitlochry!
DAY 3: Picturesque day in the Cairngorms National Park and Royal Deeside!
Regions: Cairngorms & Aberdeenshire National Park
Third and picturesque day; we woke up in this beautiful town of Pitlochry and a day awaits us in the middle of Nature; we will see today; beautiful and lush forests, wild and inhospitable landscapes, impressive mountains, castles and fairytale citadels and cliffs on the North Sea among other beautiful places. Go for it; Today we will visit the gardens of the family castle British Royal Balmoral or the picturesque Castle from the beautiful Scottish town of BraemarThis will depend on the date you choose to come with us since the British Royal family rests in their Balmoral Castle in the month of August and this month it is not open to the public, but we can enjoy its beautiful surroundings as well. In the middle of Cairngorms National Park the largest in Scotland and that we will cross admiring its natural beauty, there are these two castles and a beautiful town. But ... we have the imposing Castle / Citadel in which the home of the Scottish Royal family was inspired in the movie "Brave / Indomitable" el Dunnottar Castle We visit this on an imposing peninsula or cliff in the cold North Sea, its views are truly impressive. Well, after so many emotions we are not going to stop visiting one of the most important cities of Alba and it is the third in population and known as "The City of Granite" or "The European Capital of Petroleum"; Aberdeen; here we will have our wonderful and comforting dinner and breaks for today! Enjoy it!
DAY 4: Varied and Spectacular Day!
Regions: Aberdeenshire & The North East Coast
Fourth dream day! Today is a beautiful Coastal day in which we will tour the Aberdeenshire, Moray and Banffshire regions; beautiful views, castles above movie cliffs gloomy like the one that inspired the writer Bram Stoker for his immortal "Dracula" ó cheeky lighthouses that challenge the brave North Sea in addition to the center of Scottish dolphins, They will make us enjoy this exciting day without being able to stop paying our attention to such wonderful places. We will visit places like Fraserburgh with its cliffs, fairytale bays like those of Banff y Gardenstown, we will also visit the Scottish Dolphin Center and try to spot some of these friendly characters and seals in the beautiful Spey bay! We will also see the imposing ruins of the city of Elgin, capital of Scottish Cashemere and Biblical gardenHere you can take a walk visiting the city center and we will spend our wonderful night today recovering our strength for the wonderful and bucolic day tomorrow!
DAY 5: Beaches, Castles, Picts Forts and Enchanted Forests!
Regions: Moray Fjord & Inverness-Shire
Good good; amazing day taken from our own experience and “Secretos”Combined with local jewels and we are living in this great Tour practically all the beautiful country of Scotland, we cannot stop bringing you to this varied and impressive region that is the Moray Fjord so let's go there! We visited as soon as we left in the morning which was the Celtic Picto Fort biggest of all Alba - Scotland!. On a small elevated peninsula stood the fort of Burghead, where the original inhabitants of Scotland; The Picts, lived and took refuge from the cold and harsh Scottish climate at that time in the XNUMXth century, later it was also occupied by the fierce Vikings in the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, we will enjoy its incredible views from the top. We will also walk through the bucolic colorful cabins on the immense beach of Findhorn in addition to having lunch in its beautiful bay. We will visit the largest Picto Dolmen in all of Alba; Sueno's Stone and the immense and healing beach of Nairn in this beautiful and relaxed town in the moray fjord but this is not all and we still have to visit an enchanted forest that protects its castle and it is that in the cawdor forest said to be the wildest and most varied in all of Scotland, we can find even huge Sequoias watered by the cold river that crosses this forest and learn more about the connection with this castle and the lands of the Scottish King "King of Alba" (1040 - 1057) Macbeth, on which Shakespeare's wrote his great literary work !. Do you think there is enough content and experiences in this mythical and historical country of legend? Well no, our tours can be classified as the best among many other reasons for their content and we still have to visit Forth George; the largest active military fort in the UK, and we visited it for its impressive structure and design, located at the mouth of the Moray Fjord it has an incredible strategic position. We are going to travel in time too, we are going to visit the dolmens that will take us with the protagonists of the famous series "Outlander" to full wars Jacobites, but beyond this we will see the sad battlefield of Culloden where this sad denouement actually took place. Of course, we enjoy a comforting dinner at the end of this incredible day in the Capital of Las Highlands without known limits, in Inverness, at the foot of its lofty castle watching over the Rio Ness!
DAY 6: Amazing day; Loch Ness, Palaces & Cliffs!
Regions: Loch Ness and the Far North; Caithness & Sutherland
Amazing day today too and it is that in each one we surpass the previous one! This is what it is all about, this is what we deal with in ScotlandTrips, we will overcome everything and everyone also ourselves for you, to make you enjoy as much as possible in each of our programs and Scotland offers itself to it, offers its great secrets of the past so that we discover them, he does not hide them, you just have to have true devotion to them to find them and know how to enjoy them as a native more of this precious land, understanding in each of our visits and feeling what this incredible country has been, its extraordinary beauty and its hard and complex past, you just have to listen to it, let it get inside you and it really does, it leaves no one to He visits it indifferently, we are going to show it to you today as well.
Let's go there, we jump into the huge and mysterious Lake Ness, literally but by boat of course the water is too cold to swim ☺ we took a beautiful boat and we sail for an hour in the second deepest waters of the country after those of Lake Morar and it is that this enormous Glacial tongue that flows into the cold North Sea and with its more than 36 km long and more than 230 meters deep is the lake that contains more fresh water of all the United Kingdom, even more than all the lakes of England and Wales combined, we do not know if its inhabitants Nessie It will be there waiting for us or not, what we do know is that this majestic lake has many hidden secrets and it may well have them, one of them is the old Urquhart Castle whose oldest rocks according to the Carbon 14 test date from the year 600, the seventh century, we are going to "assault" it by landing on it. Well, we have much more left adventure for today and magical places to discover, among others the ruins of the ancients Wick Castles (Name Viking of this Scottish population), Sinclair and the great Palace and gardens French-style Dunrobin!, incredible views of the sea and beautiful battlements! One of the typical images of Scotland is gigantic rock needles coming out of the sea at the foot of some huge Cliffs, of course we are going to take you there, incredible and majestic views in Duncansby Headalong with its lighthouse is the most incredible image of John O'Groats. We are already in the distant, beautiful and desolate North coast of Scotland, hard and mystical lands, but build strength because we are going to sleep tonight in the northernmost city of the main Scottish island, originally Viking also and cold surfer destination; Thurso. We are going to have a good dinner and rest peacefully after this really impressive day because tomorrow with great strength and desire we will launch more North, we are going to enter and sail in the North Sea to first reach the Orkney Islands and former Viking territories, let's get ready for it!
DAY 7: Sailing to conquer the North!
Regions: The North of the ancient and mystical Orkney Islands
We have gotten up well and strong? We are going to need them, we have to have a good Scottish breakfast, we are going to the cold lands, sailing north! We took an impressive e huge ship multi-story with our vehicle included to navigate, for almost two hours until reaching Strommes in the Orkney islands. In these mysterious and precious islands, where some Spanish regiments of the "Great Spanish Armada" in 1588 during the context of the Anglo-Spanish wars and where some of the Spanish Galleons were repaired given the friendly relationship of Spain with Scotland and of Felipe II with María Estuardo "Queen of Scots", based on the Catholicism of both countries and whose execution, that of the Queen of Scots ordered by Elizabeth I of England, was one of the reasons for sending the Spanish Armada against England, we are going to disembark too, we are going to explore these incredible islands for two precious days.
Today we are going to explore the North of the island, we are going to visit beautiful places like famous ones dolmen circles that we will have seen in more than one movie; "Maeshowe Chamber" but also 5000 years old tell us about these prehistoric dolmens, the "Standing Stones of Stenness" or the ring of "Brodgar" the circle of dolmens more old From great britain. Many of the places that we will visit today in these "VikingsIslands of traditions that have been established since those times are World Heritage! Ancient towns like "Skara Brae" and visits such as tombs or places of religious ceremonies of the age of Neolithic like these rings dolmens and villages or to name some other points that we will see; "Marwick Head", "Borch of Gurness", "Borch of Borwick", "Birsay" Today we will be transferred to some really past times of prehistory and the Vikings. Of course, we are going to sleep today to know and experience even more the culture and customs of these distant Scottish islands in their capital: Kirwall!, good night for today!
DAY 8: Exploring the islands!
Regions: The South of the mystical Orkney Islands
This is a dream, it is an idyllic dream that we are living in these islands so far north at the same height as Oslo or Stockholm, but here we are, enjoying chatting with some other friendly local at the time of the great breakfast and surely after listening to some of their advice, we leave today with our camera or mobile well charged to continue with our awesome expedition around the islands. We are going to tour the south of them, we will see ancestral points such as "Tomb of the Eagles", the "Italian Chapel" or "Hesta Head" impressive cliffs in the ronaldsay island. We visit fishing villages like ST Margaret´s Hope. We crossed incredible bridges in the North Sea to see I Be Burray y Glims & Lamb Holm also of a imposing Grotto and cliffs in full Natural reserve; "The Gloup" sure that throughout these two days we see the nice "Puffins" these nice birds typical of the north of Scotland with their colorful beaks. Well, impressive day full of photographs and unimaginable landscapes, but we are not finished far from it, we launched "To the sea" again, we will be attentive in all these navigations because it is not surprising that we see some dolphin, seal or whale in these latitudes. We return to the Scottish mainland, we disembark back in the far north coast and we show you in passing the Castle of Mey; purchased and renovated by the Queen Mother of England in 1952 and where I enjoy many of her summers. We headed to the small Scottish village of Tongue, located on a sea tongue or fjord, we will enjoy wonderful views of, for example, the mountains of "Ben Loyal" or "Ben Hope", but not before showing you the northernmost lighthouse of the Scottish mainland: "Dunnet Head" and impressive cliff among many other incredible points. Deserved dinner and rest that we will have in Tongue!
DAY 9: The most rugged and wild coast of Scotland!
Regions: The Wild Northwest Coast
Good morning again !, what to say about this day; the area we visit today is known as perhaps and depending on tastes of course, the most beautiful and wild area of Scotland; the Northwest Coast is a compendium of small fjords, forests, mountains, clipped roads following the coastline and incredible scenery and huge white sand beaches, so… .. prepare the camera because we have a strong breakfast, we will not miss anything on the way so let's go!
We headed seeing spectacular landscapes a Durness, one of the most visited villages in this remote area and it is not for less, because its white sand beaches or its grotto with an inland river "Smoo Cave" which we are going to visit, they give us an idea of the beauty of the area, what to tell you, you are not going to give credit to the views and sea entrances that we are going to see today as well. Another of the main landscapes that we visit is the "Old Man of Stoer", not "Storr" that we will also see on the Isle of Skye, but this other huge rock formation that emerges from the sea at the foot of a huge cliff and its lighthouse, beautiful walk that is worth it. The bay of Achmelvich is another spectacular walk to visit a beautiful beach that we do not imagine exists in these latitudes but this type of beaches will surprise us very pleasantly. We also passed through the natural reserve de "Knockan Crag" in the region of Assynt, all this area that we visit today and especially the isle of lewis, are formed by the rocks "Gneiss Lewisianas", the Precambrian period, are among the rock formations oldest in Europe and the world dated around 3000 million years old, Scotland is an ancient land and the highland fault It was the crossroads between two ancient continents, what is now Scotland (Laurentia) and England (Baltica) as part of Europe, this was called (Caledonian orogeny) and it was the process of mountain formation that occurred in Great Britain in the Silurian period, this occurred about 416 million years ago and this movement of continents named Scottish (Caledonia) formed what was called "Pangea”, Hence the Scottish landscape wonder and mountain ranges, but we leave the Geology for another time and we continue enjoying these incredible landscapes. Today we also enjoy the microsystem of Lonchiver and we passed through the ruins of Ardvreck Castle to rest and have dinner today in another beautiful town where there are all its houses painted white; Ullapool, good and well deserved rest!
DAY 10: Prehistoric settlements and Viking times!
Regions: The North of the mystical Isle of Lewis
Attention; today another awaits us incredible day! On the beautiful morning today we are going to go to one of the I more mystical, curious and far from the main Scotland and with roots Vikings also like the Orkney. Very proud to be so and to have their own connotations and differences with respect to the mainland of Scotland and to preserve, as in many of the islands, their original Celtic language: "The Scottish Gaelic", we will meet and spend three necessary and wonderful days with the friendly and social inhabitants of the islands of "Lewis & Harris", let's get to know the island in depth because it deserves it, towards there we sail!.
We leave early in the morning from the beautiful town and bay of Ullapool, from where much of their fish part made the Spanish trade for example and we embarked on a huge ferry with our own vehicle heading to the Isle of Lewis! In these two and a half hours of navigation We can enjoy, as in our trip to the Orkney Islands, the different services, cafeteria or restaurant of the ferry, at the same time we will try to make out dolphins, whales or seals!. We landed en Lewis and we will of course know as in all our programs with extensive content, the most essential places of each visit and also practically all! Without leaving us anything absolutely renowned! Today in our magnificent excursion we see places like the chapel of the Saint St Columba, Lighthouse of "Tiumpanhead", he Northmost Lewis Lighthouse and the most windy across the UK and port of ness in addition to many other landscapes since we are going to visit this beautiful island very proud to differentiate itself in part from the rest of Scotland and to be part of it at the same time. Of course, in this wonderful tour we do not leave an island without sleeping on it and live together with its inhabitants, and so today we sleep and warm up in its capital, the well-known Stornoway!
DAY 11: Prehistoric settlements, famous megalithic circles; incredible landscapes!
Regions: West Isle of Lewis
Second day in the precious I de "Lewis & Harrys"! We have a strong breakfast today too, we are going to need it, we have a day of excursion ahead of us! We will see mysterious and huge white beaches, Viking reminiscences, cliffs, green mountains and valleys, prehistoric villages and Pictish huts and many other treasures since we are in one of the areas oldest in Europe the circle of stones or megalithic dolmens most famous in the world; 3000-year-old Callanish Stones. This famous stone circle and its surroundings, dates from the Bronze Age in the period Neolithic and like many others in Scotland it was supposed to be used for rituals and ceremonies besides appearing in some movies it is a really impressive place! We keep visiting throughout the day old cabins where the Celts of the place like "The Blackhouse" learning their customs and language; the Gaelic, prehistoric constructions like "Dun Carloway Broch" and remains of culture Viking. We will also see incredible landscapes and areas such as island of "Great Bernera" o The beautiful beaches of "Valtos" or "Mangersta", Ruins of the Iron age or the famous Uig bay where the famous pieces were found Vikings chess, incredible curiosities. A very long day in terms of content and information that we are going to end up resting on the island of course, it is a privilege to be able to get here and it well deserves the three days that we dedicate, we do it in the beautiful town of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris!
DAY 12: Magnificent natural scenery and a day of sailing!
Regions: The Islands of Harris and the beautiful Skye
Well, as you can live in addition to seeing, this program that we offer you and that we are living and enjoying together! We are showing you all the variety of the chosen country most beautiful in the world in 2017, Its 790 islands and shortened coasts leave no doubt about it and you are getting to know their more mystical, bucolic, ancient islands and important and today is another awesome day for it! After certain of having struck up a conversation with a friendly Scottish local, we set out to explore the isle of harris and disembark at the precious Skye! Another Mythical and mystical islands of Scotland. We left Harris and we continue our excursion to visit the beautiful "Luskentyre" beach, the town of "Leverburgh", places as unique as the Chapel of "ST Clements" with its impressive and magical views or the small Gaelic Island of "Scalpay" to see the first Lighthouse built in the Outer Hebrides Islands. We will cross bucolic and incredible barrier bridges over the sea and we will be curious of course, to see how these lonely and Gaelic inhabitants from areas as remote as the ones we visit in these far away Scottish islands! A country and islands taken from other times that live and survive today with all the modernities and very proud of their ancient past and history!
It's a wonderful and great day Today too, we have no doubt that you have not stopped rubbing your eyes because no days credit to the wonders of nature that we are visiting and it is that we ourselves, no matter how many times we visit it, we continue to enjoy and get excited each time, it is not a job for us, it is a privilege to be able to make you enjoy as we do this water country that has no equal in the world! It is precisely so many Scottish water and climate what creates the wonders that we are and that we will continue to see in this unparalleled journey, so we will embark again towards the sky island, the island as it is known; "Loved by the camera", the island of the exteriors of cinema for renowned directors like Steven Spielberg, the wonderful and bucolic SKYE ISLAND! We landed here from the Irons in which we will have had the opportunity browsing From the ISLANDS OF LEWIS & HARRIS for an hour and a half by the impressive Atlantic Ocean, to spot some kind of marine animal. Today we will also see impressive and famous Skye landscapes and places like; Kilt Rock, Old Man of Storr, the bay of Uig, or the scenic ones Quiraing! Without Words, we ourselves do not have enough words to describe the beauty of today, you have to live it to really feel it! In the capital of the Isle of Skye, on the famous Portree or "Puerto del Rey" with its bay of colored houses, have dinner and rest for today!
DAY 13: El Paraíso; green valleys, dreamy mountains, beautiful lakes, movie castles!
Regions: The bucolic Isle of Skye & Lochaber
Good morning again; How did we wake up today? We hope that you will be in perhaps the most beautiful island in Scotland and that is Skye has all kinds of landscapes and colors; mountains, green valleys, beautiful bays, waterfalls, movie cliffs good and a few more brushstrokes that make us feel we are in Eden, really wonderful. In our second day in the island we set out to explore it more thoroughly today too! We are heading to one of the most popular visits to this beautiful island; "Neist Point" and its lighthouse going into the sea to shape one of the most typical Scottish prints, we will carry out a excursion on foot for the most intrepid of an hour who want to see it more closely. It bucolic of this island is given by many of its landscapes and images and this is another picture that shows it to us; "The Pool of the Fairies or Fairy Pool", let's go for another excursion on this active day; We walked for about two hours to see the river and small pools of green and crystalline waters coming down from the cullins mountains (climbers' paradise), an incredible place where it is said that the Hadas of the place! But for fate we have seen enough natural beauty we are going to see the Most romantic castle in Scotland, we left the islands and returned to the mainland of Scotland, we will cross the immense bridge that connects this island with the main land of Scotland and visit "Eilean Donan Castle". With its only access on foot through a old medieval bridge, this castle is located between three lakes with access to the sea and nestled in a truly strategic location. Occupied by Spanish soldiers in the context of wars Jacobites from the XNUMXth century, it has a long history to tell us. Well, on this day we are also enjoying a continuity of mountains, lakes and valleys like "Glen Shiel" that they are not going to allow us to mislead our attention for a minute. We visit among many other wonderful views the huge and beautiful lakes of; "Loch Garry", "Loch Loyne" or "Loch Lochy" to reach down the Caledonian Canal el Glenfinnan Viaduct and Lake Shiel, best known for the famous sagas of Harry Potter. Here we stop to enjoy the historical area where the prince disembarked "Bonnie Charles Edward Stuart". We will see later the locks of the Caledonian Canal that across all of Scotland joins the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean and we will rest at the foot of the highest mountain in the whole of the United Kingdom; "Ben Nevis or Snow Mountain", here in the outdoor sports capital from UK; Fort William, we will have a well-deserved dinner and rest for today or those who prefer it, may even venture to have a conversation with friends Highlanders of the area!
DAY 14: Beautiful landscapes and Castles!
Regions: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and Stirlingshire National Park
Amazing expedition and vacation we are enjoying! Today, on our penultimate day and waking up at the foot of "Ben Nevis" and "Loch Linnhe", we are going to visit the most important and touristic points of Fort William such as old Inverlochy Castle and then depart on this pleasant and scenic day towards the "Valley of Tears" o Glen coe, where we will tell you the reason for his name and what happened here. We will see in this cataloged as the most beautiful elevated valley in Alba the famous mountains "Three Sisters" and we will understand why scenes from as many movies as "007 Skyfall", "Braveheart" or "Rob Roy" have been shot in this breathtaking heartbreaking valley. Well, we have told you that it is an impressive day and you are living it, we crossed this wonderful elevated valley to descend to the Trossachs National Park and not without first seeing beautiful landscapes like the "Lake Tulla", We reach LussA truly beautiful village on the largest lake in the UK; the Loch lomond, we walk through this beautiful and tourist town to later "assault" the perhaps Castle Historically most important in all of Scotland along with Edinburgh that we will visit the next day. Almost two drops of water in their position and defenses on a large rocky mountain, these two castles have a very similar configuration, although in this one that we visit first the one of Stirling, very important historical events have been developed for the beautiful and proud scotland like the battles of "The Bridges of Stirling" in 1297, with William Wallace and his army of Highlanders defeating Edward I of England, or the battle of "Bannockburn", in 1314, at the foot of the castle commanded by the Scottish King Robert The Bruce and that he defeated the English troops of Edward II claiming the Scotland sovereignty forever!: "As long as there are at least a hundred of us left, we will never be reduced under English rule. It is not really for glory, or for wealth, or for honors that we fight for, but for freedom - only for it, which no honest man gives except with life itself ", quote the Arborath Declaration written and signed by the King of Scotland Robert The Bruce and nobles, sent to Pope John XXII in 1320 after defeating the invading English troops in Stirling. In this same and very important Castle the Queen of Scotland was crowned or "Queen of Scots" María Estuardo, with which, we have to both monarchs Scotland's most important attached to the Castle that we visit today forever! But in case you are still not sufficiently surprised by Scotland's uneasy and important historical past, we make a short stop at the Linlithgow Palace, Where was he born "Mary Stuart" y stuart house. Really awesome day today also like the wonderful and immovable 15 days that we are together knowing in depth, such a beautiful mixture of characters, brushstrokes, landscapes, culture and customs of the voted most beautiful country in the world in 2017. We ended this magnificent day together and we are really sure that "Alba”, The land of the Picts, will never ever leave your heart. We arrive at capital; Edinburgh, which we will enjoy and meet together the next day, rest for today, you have deserved it!
DAY 15: "The Athens of the North", World Heritage Site!
Regions: The beautiful Victorian city of Edinburgh, Capital of Scotland!
On our last day until you decide to return to enjoy this beautiful country with us again, and after our incredible film trip through the land of dreams, today we are going to visit Edinburgh world heritage site and capital of this wonderful country called Scotland or Alba in Gaelic, its original language. Edinburgh is seated on 7 volcanic hills, two good examples of this that we will see are the two volcanic hills that are at the two ends of the famous "Royal Mile" or "Royal Mile"; the rock on which the Edinburgh castle and the mountain "Arthur Seat" or "Throne of Arthur" . In addition to visiting the castle, we will also visit the remains of the ancient city hoy underground. We will walk through the Old and New Towns seeing incredible Victorian buildings for which Edinburgh is a World Heritage Site, the writers museum since this is a city with a very large university and literary tradition with writers like Sir Walter Scott (Ivanhoe, Rob Roy), Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Robert Louis Stevenson (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) the famous poet Robert Burns and the monument to a tallest writer in the world: Sir Walter Scott monument! Among others. We will walk the Royal Mile to see the exteriors of the Royal Palace or Holyrood Palace. But, in case we have not had enough surprises and visits yet, this is only half of this surprising day. We will enjoy the views of the capital from the mountain of Calton Hill, two impressive cathedrals and the "darkest" corners of medieval Edinburgh in the Ghost bus tour in addition to the breathtaking and famous cemetery of Greyfriars. Incredible, we will end the day with a great friendship dinner in one of the restaurants more emblematic from the city. We do not say goodbye, after this wonderful trip we hope to see you again here, in Scotland, the earth Celta dreamlike!
VISITS AND ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
The Jewels of our Tour.
- DUNFERMLINE ABBEY (entrance included)
- ISLAND OF LEWIS & HARRIS
- CASTLE AND FOREST OF CAWDOR (entrance included)
- SCLAPAY ISLAND (Lewis & Harris)
- SCOTTISH DOLPHIN CENTER (entrance included)
- NATURAL RESERVE AND GRUTA DE THE GLOUP & MULL HEAD
- FALKLAND PALACE (entrance included)
- MARWICK HEAD CLIFFS
- DISCOVERY BOAT (entrance included)
- THE ITALIAN CHAPEL OF THE ORCADE ISLANDS (entrance included)
- FORT GEORGE (entrance included)
- THURSO & THE FAR NORTH
- THE THREE BRIDGES OF EDINBURGH
- SOUTH QUEENSFERRY
- VIKING BAY OF UIG, ISLE OF LEWIS
- GLAMIS CASTLE (entrance included)
- STOER LIGHTHOUSE
- CASTLES OF BALMORAL OR BRAEMAR (entrance included)
- FERRI TO THE ISLANDS OF LEWIS & HARRIS (included)
- ELGIN CATHEDRAL & BIBLE GARDENS
- KIRKWALL (Orkney Islands)
- LUSKENTYRE BEACH
- OLD CELTIC FORT OF BURGHEAD (included)
- RONALDSAY ISLAND (Orkney)
- DREAM'S STONE
- MANGERSTA BEACH
- NAIL CAIRNS
- LOCH NESS & URQUHART CASTLE CRUISE (tickets included)
- OLD CASTLE OF WICK (Free)
- DUNCANSBY HEAD
- FERRI TO THE ORCADE ISLANDS (included)
- CIRCULO DE DOLMENES DE MAESHOWE VISITOR CENTER (entrance included)
- STANDING STONES OF STENNESS
- BLAIR ATHOL WHISKEY DISTILLERY (entrance included)
- RING OF BRODGAR
- BROCH OF BORWICK
- PREHISTORIC VILLA OF SHARA BRAE (entrance included)
- CASTLE OF ARBERDOUR (entrance included)
- EYE PENINSULA (Lewis)
- BROCH OF GURNESS
- UNICORN FRAGE (entrance included)
- TUMBA DE LAS AGILAS & VISITOR CENTER (entrance included)
- FERRI TO MAINLAND SCOTLAND (included)
- SLAINS CASTLE (Free)
- PORT OF NESS
- GURTA DE SMOO CAVE & PALAY DE DURNESS
- OLD MAN OF STOER
- ACHMELVIH BAY
- DUNNOTTAR CASTLE (entrance included)
- KNOCHAN CRAG NATURAL RESERVE
- CHAPEL OF ST COLUMBA´S
- TIUMPANHEAD KENNELS LIGHTHOUSE
- ST MARGARET'S HOPE (Orkney)
- THE THREE SISTERS MOUNTAINS
- LEWIS LIGHTHOUSE (BUTT)
- SCOTTISH LIGHTHOUSE AND CASTLE SAMPLE (entrance included)
- ABERDEEN; the city of granite.
- LEWIS CASTLE & MUSEUM NAN EILEAN (entrance included)
- CABIN “THE BLACKHOUSE”, ARNOL (entrance included)
- DUNBORIN PALACE (entrance included)
- CALTON HILL
- DUN CARLOWAY BROCK & LOCK AND DUIN.
- KILT ROCK CLIFF
- MEGALITIC DOLMENES OF CALANAIS STANDING STONES ON THE ISLE OF LEWIS
- GREAT VERNERA ISLAND
- EXCLUSIVE FROM THE CALEDONIAN CANAL
- DUN BORRANISH
- CLISHAM MOUNTAIN
- ST ANDREWS ABBEY AND CASTLE (included)
- TARBERT (Harris)
- EILEAN GLAS LIGHTHOUSE
- DUNNET HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
- ST CLEMENTS CHURCH
- FERRI TO THE ISLAND OF SKYE (included)
- BROUGH OF BRISAY (entrance included)
- QUIRAING VIEWS
- HESTA HEAD
- FORT WILLIAM
- OLD MAN OF STORR
- CASTLE OF MEY
- NEIST POINT (ride)
- LINLITHGOW PALACE
- THE FAIRY POOLS, ISLAND OF SKYE (ride)
- YESNABY CLIFFS.
- EILEAN DONAN CASTLE (entrance included)
- PORT OF NESS (Lewis)
- THE BLACKHOUSE VILLAGE
- GLENFINNAN VIADUCT
- ARDVRECK CASTLE (Free)
- CATHEDRAL OF ST MAGNUS
- OLD INVERLOCHY CASTLE
- SINCLAIR CASTLE (Free)
- SPEY BAY
- LOCH TULLA
- HESTA HEAD
- LUSS (ride)
- STIRLING CASTLE (entrance included)
- DAY IN EDINBURGH
- EDINBURGH CASTLE (entrance included)
- UNDERGROUND CITY OF EDINBURGH (entrance included)
- EDINBURGH GHOST BUS TOUR (included)
Detailed itinerary before the start of the Tour.
No additional costs.
SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Todas, the activities and visits indicated are included in our closed priceIn this way, the only expenses you have to add are your travel and flight insurance.
- TRANSFERS FROM AND TO THE AIRPORT.
- TOUR OF 15 DAYS AND 15 NIGHTS.
- DOUBLE SUITE ACCOMMODATIONS WITH 3/4 STAR PRIVATE BATHROOM.
- 15 COMPLETE SCOTTISH BREAKFAST.
- COMFORTABLE MID-RANGE VEHICLE - HIGH.
- LOCAL GUIDE AND DRIVER SERVICES IN SPANISH & ENGLISH.
- EXPLANATIONS, ACCOMPANIMENT AND GENERAL CULTURAL INFORMATION OF THE GUIDE.
- VISITS AND INDICATED ACTIVITIES.
- ALSO WE PICK YOU UP AND TAKE YOU TO YOUR HOTELS.
Option to include dinners.
We provide you with all the extra nights you need in the impressive capital of Scotland; Edinburgh, contact us.
Not included in the price:
- Travel or personal insurance (mandatory)
- Own purchases or not described in the included section.
- Personal assistant or porter service. (Our guides always ready to help).
AVAILABLE DATES OF DEPARTURE AND START OF THE TOUR FROM EDINBURGH:
Consult for other departure and return points.
Available in private and your dates !. No price increase from two people. Check availability.
DEPARTURE DATES 2021 SCHEDULED:
- Saturday 1 May.
- Tuesday June 1.
- Thursday 1 July.
- Monday 2 August.
- Wednesday 1 September.
Reservations are recommended as far in advance as possible.
THE MOST COMPLETE HOLIDAY TOUR PROGRAM OFFERED IN LA MÍTICA Y BELLA ALBA - SCOTLAND!
TOUR CIRCUIT PRICES - HOLIDAYS PER PERSON:
On dates to choose from just two people and under availability.
Throughout the year except high season:
- In a small group of 3 to 15 people: Option 1: £3390 / Option 2: £2940
- From two people in Private Tour: Option 1: £3729 / Option 2: £3234
- Young people between 16 and 18 and from 65 years: Option 1: £3050 / Option 2: £2646
- Children between 5 and 15 years old in shared room: Option 1: £2373 / Option 2: £2058
- Groups of 4 to 8 people: Option 1: £3152 / Option 2: £2734
- Groups from 8 people: Option 1: £2880 / Option 2: £2499
In high season: July, August, Christmas, Easter:
- In a small group of 3 to 15 people: Option 1: £3729 / Option 2: £3234
- From two people in Private Tour: Option 1: £4100 / Option 2: £3557
- Young people between 16 and 18 and from 65 years: Option 1: £3356 / Option 2: £2910
- Children between 5 and 15 years old in shared room: Option 1: £2610 / Option 2: £2263
- Groups of 4 to 8 people: Option 1: £3467 / Option 2: £2999
- Groups from 8 people: Option 1: £3169 / Option 2: £2748
Hotel and Bed & Breakfast options to choose from:
- 1 Option: 3/4 star double suite hotels near or in the center of the town.
- 2 Option: 3-star double suite B&B further from the town center.
Note regarding accommodation: the substantial difference is in the services offered by the type of accommodation and the distance from the center of the town. The type of room is always en suite with private bathroom and full breakfast included. It may vary in terms of "Hotel", "B&B" or "Guest House", depending on availability and in advance with which you book your Tour, Vacation or services. In both options we will drop you off and pick you up at the accommodation itself.
- Open dinner service provided for your comfort, to choose from the restaurant menu.
Price: Supplement of £ 30 per adult and 25 children under 16, per person and night (not cumulative). To choose from the restaurant menu up to these amounts. Above them, the client will pay the difference directly at the premises.
In Option 1 Normally our selection of restaurants is in the same hotel or close to it, depending on our great selection of regulars in each location and their availability.
In Option 2 Since in B&B we also include full breakfast but usually do not have restaurant service, this same selection will be close to your great accommodation within a radius of about 10 minutes on foot.
- Individual suite: add to the price £ 30 per night in Option 2 and £ 50 per night in Option 1.
- 5-star luxury accommodations: increase depending on requirements.
- Custom tours: + 15% before discounts and taxes.
- Airport transfers: in the case of not being included + £ 15 per adult / children under 16 years free. Prices per trip.
RESERVATION and PAYMENT OPTIONS:
Reservations: GBP 400 per person.
- Reserve + rest 30 days before the start.
- Reservation + monthly payments the 1st of every month. Last payment 30 days before the start. No interest.
- In 3 payments: Reserve + 50% the rest 30 days before the start of our services and 50% on the first day of the month between these two payments.
- In 2 payments: payment of the Book Now and the rest 30 days before from the beginning of our services.
- One payment in full to reserve. Additional discount of 2% in the total price if this payment is made in full at least 90 days before from the beginning of our services. Only option for reservations less than 30 days from the start.
- Payments by bank transfers. Consult other methods.
- Prices at current value at the time of payments.
- You can proceed to the reservation of your Tour and Holidays, places, options and payment methods through the button "I want to book this Tour" below, the side tab "Reserve" or select your preferences with more options in the following drop down form HERE.
- Recommended minimum age for children: 5 years. More young people consult.
- Children under 5 years: not recommended, under the responsibility of the parents and option only available in Private Tours. Children will travel for free if there are places available and the Tour meets the conditions for them. They will sleep in a shared room with at least one adult in their family. Meals not included. One child under 5 per family is free, from the second the price corresponding to "Children between 5 and 15 years old" will be applied. Consult.
- Up to 18 years: It is necessary to come accompanied with at least one adult.
- Dinners: possibility of contracting this service or not for a value of up to 30 British Pounds from 16 years of age and up to 25 Pounds for children under 16 years of age, per person and night (not cumulative).
- Historic Edinburgh Walking Tour Pack: Most of our programs include this day with entry to Edinburgh Castle, plus visit to the Underground City, Ghost Bus Tour and other guided tours. If it is not included in the chosen program, there is the possibility of adding this day. Prices on our website.
- It is possible to choose the lowest applicable price to each person even within a group.
- Routes: super studied, optimized and selected to enjoy the spectacular landscapes. In the event of major causes outside our company such as extreme weather and impassable works or other unavoidable events, our guide will decide an alternative route of equal beauty as far as possible.
- Accommodations: At “ScotlandTrips International” our selection of usual accommodations is above average on the same rating scales that other companies offer. The two options are subject to availability and options of the beautiful towns to visit. Especially in the wonderful Scotland our B&B and Guest House selection are at the same level of quality and comfort within our excellent selection, being able to be even more comfortable than a hotel, although a hotel offers more services such as restaurant or bar. Depending on the availability on the dates of the contracted services, the accommodation may be located at a greater or lesser distance from the local center or even in the closest locations with availability, without thereby stopping any content of the program or itinerary, therefore The longer the reservation is in advance, the better the conditions and location of the accommodation, as is customary in the tourism sector due to the relationship between supply, demand and dates.
- Possibility of luxury accommodations 5 stars and personalized tours: see supplements.
- Luggage: Unless otherwise notified, it is allowed to bring one cabin or medium-size suitcase per person. Since we usually operate to improve the quality and attention of our services in vehicles or minibuses, the space for suitcases is limited and we operate under safety and weight regulations.
- ID card or passport: It is necessary to send us this document for reservations and show it to the Guide for security reasons.
- Travel insurance: It is mandatory to have your travel insurance up to date, it is very economical and can cover any eventuality. It is also recommended that in the unforeseen event that you have to cancel the trip for any eventuality that may happen to you, this section covers you. Our company has all the relevant insurance.
With everything prepared and in order, you are ready to enjoy a wonderful vacation with our company, we are waiting for you, we are waiting for you!.
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