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A Scottish Journey 2020 (in Apr - Oct 2020)

Price: R 40,909.00

8 nights, Edinburgh round-trip tour.

Visiting 1 country: 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.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Enjoy a piper welcome, meet the Highland cattle and tuck into a beef tasting lunch at the Aberdeenshire Highland Beef Farm.
  • Discover Duart, Inverness and Crathes castles - and explore their beautiful gardens.
  • Stay on the breath-taking Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull.

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Specific departures: Prices per person sharing from:
  • Between 24 September – 03 October 2020 
R 40,909.00 pps
  • 20 April 2020
  • Between 28 June – 22 July 2020 
R 45,859.00 pps
  • 11 May 2020
  • Between 19 - 30 May 2020
  • Between 01 - 19 June 2020
  • Between 24 July - 22 September 2020 
R 47,959.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Edinburgh - St Andrews - Ballater

After meeting in Edinburgh, we’ll board the mini-coach and take to the scenic route. Now, the journey begins! After travelling past towering mountains and tiny East Neuk fishing villages, we’ll reach St Andrews: a tiny town with a big reputation for world-class golf. Later today, we’ll check into our accommodation near the beautiful village of Ballater – where we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together.

Accommodation: The Loch Kinord Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Ballater - Crathes - Ballater

Get ready to dive into some truly authentic Scottish experiences today. First, we’ll visit the grand Crathes Castle – where we’ll learn more about its fascinating history (and pay a visit to the glorious gardens) on a guided tour. Then: we’ll take a tour of the Aberdeenshire Highland Beef farm, where we’ll receive a traditional piper welcome, meet the famous Highland cattle and enjoy a premium beef tasting lunch.

Accommodation: The Loch Kinord Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 3 - Ballater - Cairngorms N.P. - Culloden - 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 – where we’ll immerse ourselves in history at the Visitor Centre. Our final stop of the day will be Inverness, the welcoming capital of the Highlands.

Accommodation: The Kingsmills Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 4 - Inverness

After this morning’s walking 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!

Accommodation: The Kingsmills Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - Inverness - Plockton - Isle of Skye

First today: a visit to the quaint village of Plockton, where painted cottages cluster around a picturesque bay. After working up an appetite strolling the harbour and observing the yachts, we’ll move on to Kyle of Lochalsh for a sumptuous seafood lunch. Today’s final destination will be the Isle of Skye: our home for the next two nights.

Accommodation: The Sligachan Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6 - Isle 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! While here, we’ll discover the island’s unique geology, including the extraordinary Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Old Man of Storr.

Accommodation: The Sligachan Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 - Isle 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.

Accommodation: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 - Isle Of Mull - Isle of Iona - Ise of Mull

First today, we’ll embark on a tour of 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 share a final dinner together.

Accommodation: The Western Isles Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9 - Isle 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 – where a drive through the Old Town will bring us to the magnificent hilltop castle, one of Scotland’s most impressive and significant monuments. What better way to round off our tour before returning to Edinburgh?

Meals: Breakfast

Validity Selected departure dates between April - October 2020.
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Operator Back-Roads Touring
Tour Identifier/s BEHSJEE-0
Inclusions • 8 Breakfasts, 2 lunches & 4 dinners.
• 8 nights in boutique accommodation.
• Premium mini-coach transportation.
• Experienced Driver and Tour Leader.
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers other than mentioned above.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation other than mentioned above.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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