August 24 – 31, 2021
Out in the Scottish countryside we visit Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle to learn about Scottish independence; the Edinburgh Castle, A Tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness, the Grampian Mountains, the Trossachs and much more. Airport group transfers, first class hotel, breakfast daily, private bath, private guide and transportation/entrances to all planned sights are included.
This is a LEISURE TOUR from ONE hotel. Unpack only once and ENJOY! Take time to savor the culture you are in, spend a quiet afternoon in a sidewalk cafe, visit a bustling market, explore neighborhoods and museums of your choice, browse boutiques and tiny shops and enjoy the atmosphere of European living. All LEISURE TOURS will include airport transfers (if with the group) at the destination, very good to excellent hotels with private bath in a central location, breakfast daily, ETCS Travel Preparation and Sightseeing Documents, and myself as guide/translator.
Day 1. Flight to Scotland
Day 2. Arrive Edinburgh and transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Stroll the wonderful and peaceful city park or explore the Sir Walter Scott Monument.
Day 3. This morning we take a complete Get Acquainted Coach Tour of the city of Edinburgh. We will learn the history of the city and the nation and drive by the most prominent sites. This afternoon visit the tiny shops in the Grass Market or try some Scotch at the Scotch Whiskey Center.
Day 4. Mighty Edinburgh Castle begins the day. We will have a tour of the castle/fortress, learn its history, peer over the ramparts into the city and see the ancient volcano of Arthurs Seat nearby. Later, we stroll down the Royal Mile to St Giles Cathedral, the dome of which is the symbol of the town.
Day 5. Out into the Scottish countryside today across the Trossachs, into Rob Roy Country to Stirling Castle for a visit to this most historic of countryside castles. This is the land of “Braveheart” where battles of independence were fought for centuries. Later we visit lovely Loch Lomond before we return to the city.
Day 6. Northwest today across Rannoch Moor, to Glencoe, Fort Augustus, and the mystic Loch Ness. We’ll stop often along the way to appreciate the beautiful rolling misty landscape and to see the Grampian Mountains. Later return to the city.
Day 7. A visit to the famous Scottish Art Gallery begins the day. This small but wonderful collection contains some magnificent pieces. Later, we visit the Georgian House to see how upper-class life in the City of Edinburgh was 200 years ago.
Day 8. After a wonderful week in Scotland, time to transfer to the airport for the flight home or ON TO IRELAND!!
Prices are PER PERSON sharing a room and based upon current exchange rates / costs and do not include airfare or taxes. Base cost $3299, early deposit $3099, Mike Ross Travel returnees $2899. Single supplement $799.
PAYMENTS: $1500 p/p deposit with REGISTRATION FORM on website. Upon submission of the Reservation Form, you will receive an invoice to be paid by credit card. Balance due 90 days prior to departure. See TERMS & CONDITIONS on the web site. Call Mike at 517-914-1728, send an e-mail to Mike@mikerosstravel.com or visit us on the web at www.mikerosstravel.com.