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Welcome to Scotland! Upon arrival  you will be met and transferred to your city hotel. A Hop-On, Hop-Off tour is a great introduction to this UNESCO World Heritage city and you’ll journey through cobblestone streets and courtyards as you lose yourself in its narrow lanes full of ancient heritage.  Later, visit Scotland’s premier new attraction, The Johnnie Walker Experience on Princes Street. Explore the secrets behind the country’s most popular whisky across eight dramatic floors – This is whisky like you’ve never experienced it before. 

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Market Street Hotel

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Edinburgh

Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a walking tour with a Local Specialist. Learn the ‘Secrets of the Royal Mile’ and skip the lines at Edinburgh Castle. This grand sight is perched high atop a dormant volcano. See the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the Great Hall and so much more in the special company of your passionate local. 

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Market Street Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle

Travel to St. Andrews, ‘the home of golf’. Explore this university town with a Local Specialist on a walking tour before continuing to beautiful Perthshire, famed for its dramatic mountains, glens, lochs and ancient castles. 

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Fishers Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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St Andrews, Perthshire

Climb aboard your 4x4 with your Safari Ranger  for an encounter with the natural beauty of the Highlands on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Discover tracks, trails and stunning views before enjoying some shortbread and tea (or a dram of something stronger) among the astonishing scenery Great fun for all the family. 

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The Lovat Hotel Loch Ness

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Full Breakfast

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Highlands

Today, explore Inverness city and step back into a bloody period of Scotland’s history at the battlefields of Culloden. This site is where the Jacobite cause, under Bonnie Prince Charlie’s leadership, was crushed in 1746.  

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The Lovat Hotel Loch Ness

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Full Breakfast

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Inverness, 14th-century Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefields

Cruise along the banks of Loch Ness, where you’ll see ancient ruins, stunning scenery and may even spot the famous monster!  Visit Oban Distillery, one of Scotland’s smallest whisky, known for its authenticity and heritage. Make your way to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park This magical location is home to snow-capped mountains, lush greenery and some of Scotland’s most incredible scenery. 

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 Loch Lomond Arms Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Loch Ness, Oban, Trossachs National Park

This morning take a cruise on the shimmering waters of Loch Lomond before making your way to Glasgow. Scotland’s largest city is set on the River Clyde and is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. On a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, enjoy a Glaswegian food tour with a Local Specialist, where you’ll interact with the locals, visit independent restaurants, shops and bars and enjoy a generous mix of food and drink tastings.    

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Dakota Glasgow

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Full Breakfast

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Loch Lomond, Glasgow

Travel further South to the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott, Abbotsford House to learn about the adventures of the 19th -century novelist. Afterwards it’s on to the luxury country house Schloss Roxburghe nestled in the beautiful Scottish Borders for a night of country house luxury. 

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SCHLOSS Roxburghe

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Full Breakfast

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Abbotsford, Kelso

Make your way to Edinburgh airport for your return flight home.

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Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

Range of Hertz rental car options available from airport and city locations

Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&B’s to castles, manors and hotels

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Your selection of pre-organized sightseeing

Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $1812, mid $2111 and high $2528 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 13 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20

^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $2487, mid $2893 and high $3467 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 13 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 01 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up to date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598