June 26th to July 5th 2018
Tuesday June 26th.
Fly to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Wednesday June 27th.
Arrive at Edinburgh Airport, and transfer by taxi to
Holyrood Royal Mile Hotel for two nights.Our hotel
is in an excellent central location a short distance
from Princess Street and around the corner from
the Royal Mile.This afternoon will be free to explore
on your own or join our tour of the Scottish
Parliament and the National Museum of Scotland.
Welcome Dinner at 7.00pm this evening with a
Whisky tasting and entertainment by
Colin Grant-Adams at Hope Vere’s Edinburgh Club,
The Royal Overseas League on Princess Street with
wonderful views overlookingfloodlit Edinburgh Castle.
Thursday June 28th.
Today is an entirely free day at leisure to choose on
your own, whether to shop or visit the many historic
sites along the Royal Mile and to decide on lunch and
dinner options in the old or new town.
Friday June 29th.
This morning we will drive via visits to Bannockburn ,
Stirling Castle and the site of the Battle of Stirling
Bridge to Loch Katrine in the Trossachs and then
then back to Stirling for dinner and overnight.
Saturday June 30th.
We will visit The town of Inveraray, and the Inveraray
Castle, a magnificent Scottish castle and ancestral
home of the Duke of Argyll in the county of Argyll the
morning and leave for Oban on the West Highland
coast for dinner and entertainment by Colin in this his
Scottish home town where he was first discovered
and invited to the USA and the rest is his story.This
evening we will drive to Fort William for overnight.
Sunday July 1st.
Our journey today will take us via The Kyle of Loch
Alsh to Skye and onto the Museum of the Highlands
and Islands, then to Dunvegan Castle.This afternoon
we will visit Portree Harbour for light refreshments
before heading towards Inverness for overnight.
Monday July 2nd.
This morning we will visit Inverness Castle then have
the rest of the morning free to discover and explore
this exceptional Capital of the Highlands where you can
choose lunch options . We visit Culloden Battlefield this
afternoon with an in depth discussion of the last Battle
to be fought on British soil which ended the power grip
of the Clan system once and for all and sent the defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie into exile never to return.
This evening we will drive to Aberdeen on the North sea
and on to Portlethen for dinner and overnight where we
will visit Stonehaven Harbour and Dunnottar Castle perched
on high cliffs with crashing waves above the North Sea.
Tuesday July 3rd.
Our drive this morning will be to Dundee, via Arbroath to visit
Scott’s famous ship The Discovery renowned for the historic
polar expeditions. This fare city of Dundee home of
marmalade has had over a billion pounds spent on the
redevelopment of the waterfront including museums and
galleries of the Victoria and Albert museum which had been
many years in construction and recently opened by the
time we visit.We will drive to Glenrothes for dinner and
Wednesday 4th. of JULY
Today we will celebrate the 4th of July with a special picnic
at Balgonie Castle where we will fly the Stars and Stripes
from the Castle ramparts.We wiil be entertained by Colin
throughout the afternoon who will sing many of the Laird of
Balgonie’s favourite blue grass songs.This evening we will
drive via the newly opened Queens Crossing Bridge from
the Kingdom of Fife over the river Forth to our hotel next to
Edinburgh Airport for an easy transfer for our flight home in
Thursday July 5th
Have your early morning breakfast before 10 minute transfer to Edinburgh Airport, we thank you for visiting Scotland and sharing this wonderful experience with us and trust you have many fond memories to treasures from our traveling and time spent togeather.
We wish you a very safe flight home to the USA and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again on one of our future adventures.
View of Edinbugh Castle from the Overseas Club
The Royal Mile Edinburgh
The battle of bannockburn
McCaig's Tower Oban
Portree is the largest town on Skye
Kyle of Lochalsh, the road to the isle of Skye
Scott’s famous ship
Dundee home of marmalade
The Laird of Belgonie Castle
Colin Grant-Adams and Hope Vere Anderson