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Sample Itinerary for a 7 Day Tour of Scotland

( 8 days/7 nights Based out of Dunkeld )

Keep in mind is that there is no such thing as a Typical Itinerary for a Tour of Scotland. Not for me anyway. I specialize in matching itineraries to the needs and desires of group members. There will be opportunities to attend Highland Games and Music Sessions; play Golf or Fish or Walk or Shop. There are also many wonderful castles easily reached from historic Dunkeld, including: Glamis Castle, Blair Castle, Castle Campbell, Elcho Castle, Balvaird Castle, and, of course, Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle. Local gardens worth visiting, include; Branklyn Garden and Cherrybank Garden. Interesting museums include, Balhousie Castle. the Black Watch Museum.

Day 1.
Meet and greet you at Edinburgh Airport. Drive to South Queensferry for a breath of fresh air and to view the famous Forth Bridges on the River Forth. Cross the Forth Road Bridge and visit ancient Dunfermline and Dunfermline Abbey where King Robert the Bruce is buried. Drive North into Perthshire to Kinross where we will take a wee boat ride on Loch Leven to Loch Leven Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned, Drive North again to Highland Perthshire and the beautiful town of Dunkeld. Settle into The Atholl Arms Hotel.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 2.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. Drive to St Andrews for a view of the Old Golf Course, St Andrews. Visit St Andrews Cathedral and the city itself. Lots of time to shop and simply view this ancient city on the North Sea. We will return to Perthshire along the beautiful South Bank of the River Tay, visiting Newburgh and Abernethy on our way back to Dunkeld.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 3.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. A beautiful drive today. First we will drive west out of Dunkeld then North through Glen Quaich (The Glen of
Friendship ) to the old village of Kenmore on Loch Tay in the Scottish Highlands. The Glen Quaich road is remote arid narrow and a beautiful drive. At Kenmore we will, weather permitting, take a wee cruise on Loch Tay. Lunch in Kenmore. After lunch we will drive North again over the Schiehallion Mountain (The Mountain of the Fairies ) This is another unique and beautiful drive to Kinloch Rannoch. From Kinloch Rannoch we will drive to Loch Tummel where we will stop at the famed, and scenic, Queen’s View, before returning to our base in beautiful Dunkeld.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 4.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. We will drive South today to spend the whole day in Edinburgh. We will visit Edinburgh Castle, and The Royal Mile. Lots of opportunities to shop and take in the sights and sounds of this famous Scottish city; the Capital of Scotland.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 5.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. Our longest drive of the tour. This morning we will drive North, then West, to Fort Augustus at the South end of Loch Ness. From Fort Augustus we will take a cruise of Loch Ness itself. We will then drive North up the West bank of Loch Ness to Inverness. After a short visit in Inverness we will drive South again to Dunkeld.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 6.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. Today we will drive West through the beautiful Sma' Glen to Crieff and then onwards to Stirling to visit Stirling Castle. After Stirling, on our return to Dunkeld, we will visit Dunblane and Dunblane Cathedral.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 7.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. Today we will drive North through Highland Perthshire to Pitlochry to visit this Victorian town in the Highlands. We will spend time in the town before visiting Edradour Distillery just outside Pitlochry.
Dinner and overnight at the The Atholl Arms Hotel.

Day 8.
Full Scottish breakfast at The Atholl Arms Hotel. Return you to the airport with fond memories of your unique small group tour of Scotland.

It is vitally important though that Group Members tour Scotland in a flexible frame of mind as the daily itinerary may change depending on the weather conditions etc; Fixed-in-Stone itineraries do not allow the kind of freedom necessary to take advantage of the kind of cultural, sports and social opportunities that will often present themselves. Don't worry you'll still see everything you want to see, and much more !

Interested in a 7 day Tour of Scotland ?
Please e-mail: Sandy Stevenson

Or contact my representative in the USA:

Paula Ryan - Owner-Agent
The Travel Connection, Ltd
1221 West Walnut
Rogers, AR 72756
479-631-0800

Please e-mail: Paula Ryan

 
Dunkeld
Forth Railway Bridge
St Andrews Cathedral
Edradour Distillery Scotland
Schiehallion Mountain
Edinburgh Castle
Loch Ness
Stirling Castle