Offer ID: 1317131

10-night Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh, & Glasgow Land/Cruise Package

Private Car & Driver
Optional Private Excursion
Destination Guide
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Land Tour: Edinburgh Optional Private Excursion
Arrive
05/11/19
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Depart
05/11/19
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Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Edinburgh
Land Tour: Edinburgh Optional Private Excursion
Arrive
05/12/19
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Depart
05/12/19
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Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Edinburgh
Land Tour: Edinburgh Optional Private Excursion
Arrive
05/13/19
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Depart
05/13/19
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Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Edinburgh
Land Tour: Edinburgh (Rosyth/Leith) Destination Guide
Arrive
05/13/19
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Depart
05/13/19
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Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
Arrive
05/13/19
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Depart
05/13/19
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Inverness Optional Private Excursion
Arrive
05/14/19
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Depart
05/14/19
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Inverness is an excellent tourism destination. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place well-known for its floral displays. Walk along the river banks and to the Ness Islands for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Cross the river on little bridges and visit Bught Park. The Floral Hall has a sub-tropical horticultural extravaganza with a small waterfall, fish and all sorts of plants and trees. Walk up the river in the other direction and see Ben Wyvis on the skyline. Inverness has an excellent museum and art gallery. Local history talks take place here. Eden Court Theater, situated near the cathedral, has events listings and incorporates part of the old Bishop's Palace and is said to be haunted by the 'Green Lady' ghost of a wife of one of the bishops who hanged herself there. Also check out art.tm which is an art gallery and studio. The Spectrum Centre has a cafe and is the meeting place for local clubs and education classes. Look out for Scottish Showtime music and dance performances during the summer.

Additional Optional Private Excursions for Inverness
Clava Cairns
Arrive
05/14/19
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Depart
05/14/19
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The Clava Cairns - or more correctly Bulnaraun of Clava - is one of the best preserved Bronze Age burial sites in Scotland. At this site there are three Bronze Age burial chambers in an attractive setting surrounded by trees. The tombs are made of carefully arranged pebbles and stones that are surrounded by a row of larger boulders. Two of the cairns have a passageway leading to their center and there is a perceptible drop in temperature at the center of the cairn…Spooky! Definitely a beautiful place to visit on a sunny day. If in the area, visiting Culloden or Fort George, then it is well worth following the brown signs to the Clava Cairns.

 

Cawdor Castle
Arrive
05/14/19
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Depart
05/14/19
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Lerwick, Shetland Island
Arrive
05/15/19
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Depart
05/15/19
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The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys. Lerwick is the capital of the principal island of Mainland and is Britain's most northerly town. Founded on the fishing industry and with strong Viking connections, little now remains of the old village of Lerwick. Features of interest include the Cromwellian Fort Charlotte and annual Norse fire festival, Up-Helly-Aa, held every January. On the southern tip of the island is Jarlshof, site of ruins of several Stone Age and Bronze Age dwellings as well as wheel-houses from the Iron Age. Elsewhere on the island is Clichimin Broch, another prehistoric site containing a Bronze Age fort.

Jarlshof
Arrive
05/15/19
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Depart
05/15/19
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Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)
Arrive
05/16/19
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Depart
05/16/19
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The Orkney Islands are different from mainland Britain and reflect the original 9th century Viking settlement. In addition to Norse heritage are remains of prehistoric monuments such as Stenness Standing Stones at Finstown. Steep-roofed stone houses line streets winding around medieval St. Magnus Cathedral. A museum featuring Orkney artifacts is housed in 16th-century Tankerness House. Other attractions include Maes Howe, Britain's best-preserved megalithic tomb, and the stone-age village Skara Brae. Rock circles, cairns, standing stones, ancient tombs and prehistoric villages are scattered about, gaining these islands international recognition. Only the walls and tower of the 12-century residence, Bishop's Palace, stand. The top of the tower affords a great view of the cathedral and across Kirkwall rooftops. Earl's Palace dates from 1600. Its style blends medieval fierceness with elements of French Renaissance architecture - featuring dungeons, massive fireplaces and magnificent central hall. A good mile south of town is Highland Park - the "most northerly legal distillery in Scotland."

Marwick Head Nature Reserve
Arrive
05/16/19
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Depart
05/16/19
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Stornoway
Arrive
05/17/19
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Depart
05/17/19
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The name Stornoway comes from the Norse for "Steering Bay", an indication of the early origins of the town. As the best natural harbor in the Western Isles it was a focus for development, and Stornoway Castle was built as early as 1100 by the MacNicol family. Today's Stornoway is a busy, attractive town and the largest settlement in the Western Isles. The shape of the town is defined by the harbour, which partially surrounds it. Visit an interesting range of shops pleasantly different from the usual outlets colonising most UK High Streets. Visitors to Stornoway should be aware that Sunday observance is strong here. Most transport links to Lewis and Harris, and within them, do not operate on a Sunday. Most shops, petrol stations, cafes, pubs, visitor attractions are closed on Sundays, as are at least some public toilets.

Portree
Arrive
05/18/19
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Depart
05/18/19
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As the main town along the Isle of Sky within the stunning Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Portree is quaint and unique, with colorful buildings, a lovely pebbled beach, green hills and a peaceful harbor. As it is a very small village, you can explore it easily by foot or bicycle.

Eilean Donan Castle
Arrive
05/18/19
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Depart
05/18/19
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Tobermory
Arrive
05/19/19
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Depart
05/19/19
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Tobermory, the primary town on the Isle of Mull, began as a fishing port during the latter part of the 18th century. However, in recent times the area has become an excellent destination for those interested in marine wildlife watching. The waters surrounding Mull are popular feeding grounds for dolphins, basking sharks and wales, Lucky visitors may also catch a glimpse of rare White-Tail and Golden Eagles that call the island home. Other popular sights in Tobermory include the Baliscate Standing Stones that still remain from one of the earliest settlements in the village, The Mull Museum and Aros Park.

Iona
Arrive
05/19/19
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Depart
05/19/19
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Iona is a remote, low-lying, and treeless green island with high cliffs and rolling meadows. It lies off the southwestern coast of Mull across the Sound of Iona. It's only 1 mile by 3 1/2 miles. Staffa, with its famous musical cave, is a 75 acre island in the Inner Hebrides, lying to the west of Mull.

Greenock Optional Private Excursion Destination Guide
Arrive
05/20/19
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Depart
05/20/19
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Land Tour: Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
Arrive
05/20/19
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Depart
05/20/19
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Land Tour: Glasgow Destination Guide
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05/20/19
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Depart
05/20/19
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Land Tour: Glasgow Destination Guide
Arrive
05/21/19
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Depart
05/21/19
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Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Cruise Inclusions
    • Gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides
    • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,263
    • Early private visit to Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
    • Early private visit to Britannia, the Queen's royal yacht
    • Visit to Clava Cairns, a Neolithic cemetery, outside Inverness
    • Visit to Culloden Moor and Fort George
    • Canoe ride on Loch Ness
    • Tour and tasting at the Tomatin Whisky Distillery
    • Visit to Mousa Broch, Neolithic fortress on Shetland Mainland
    • Visit to a Shetland Pony farm on the Shetland Mainland
    • Visits to Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement, and Gerranean Blackstone Village, a living museum, on Orkney Mainland
    • Visit to Marwick Head Nature Reserve on Orkney Mainland
    • Wildlife safaris on the Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull
    • Lunch and tea at Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye
    • Visits to Dunvegan Castle, Armadale Castle, and Eilean Donan Castle on the Isle of Skye
    • Visit to Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona
    • Bike tour on the Isle of Iona
    • Visit to the state-of-the-art, interactive Glasgow Riverside Museum
    • Exclusive music, dance, and storytelling performances
    • Exclusive lectures by local experts aboard ship
    • Aboard ship – alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day, including house wines & spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost.
    • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
    • 25 meals (10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners); service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

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1317131

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