Scotland Family Vacation

The Clan Tour of Scotland
Children Welcome
7 Day Special Scottish Family Escorted Tour – Small Group Tour of Scotland
UNIQUE SMALL GROUP TOUR OF SCOTLAND – SCOTLAND FAMILY VACATION DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU – LIMITED TO 15 PERSONS.

Simply the Best Way to Travel with Children In Scots Gaelic, the word clan means family or children. This very special Small Group Tour of Scotland for your clan combines enriching experiences in the charming towns of Scotland staying at child friendly hotels and B&B’s, and even a romantic castle. Fun adventures include Harry Potter train trips, castle visits, and traditional music. This is an escorted family vacation with activities for everyone. It can be modified or custom designed to suit your exact needs. A totally flexible, guided tour – an adventure you’ll never forget!

Have you seen the new Disney Pixar film, “Brave”. Set in Scotland, “Brave” is guaranteed to be a family favorite. Bring your children to Scotland to learn about being brave for themselves.

ITINERARY

Monday – DEPART FROM HOME Your vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: EDINBURGH.

Tuesday – EDINBURGH
Take a hop-on-hop-off panoramic sightseeing tour of Edinburgh. Tour highlights include Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles’ Cathedral, Burns Monument, National Gallery, and the Palace of Holyrood House. OPTIONAL: Tattoo tickets on August departures.

Wednesday – ALNWICK CASTLE & GARDENS All-day excursion to the estate of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Set in a stunning Capability Brown landscape, Alnwick Castle (pronounced Annick) is the second largest inhabited castle in England, after Windsor Castle, and was extensively used for the broomstick flying and Quiddich games in the Harry Potter films. Enjoy the gardens, a spellbinding, mesmerising theatre of water and light. Return to Edinburgh for a traditional Scottish Music Show. Your host will guide you through some of our country’s history and legend as you thrill to this unmissable showcase of Scotland’s talent! Enjoy Robert Burns’ traditional Address to the Haggis when it is ceremonially carried into the room, accompaniedby bagpipes. This traditional fare is then toasted by all with fine Scotch whisky! Enjoy the superb skills of our talented musicians as lively tunes and heartwarming songs are deftly delivered. Marvel at the nimble footwork and grace of our classically trained dancers as they perform in the delightful highland tradition. Why not be taught a few steps yourself? Our evening’s entertainment will leave you satisfied and uplifted with a memory to cherish of Bonnie Scotland! Lang May Yer Lum Reek!” (CB,D)

Thursday – INVERNESS/LOCH NESS MONSTER Drive alongside Loch Ness, where we enjoy monster hunting at the ruined Urquhart Castle. Nearby, the native Caledonian Pine Forest landscape will take you back in time to how Scotland would have looked 500 years ago. Overnight in a bed and breakfast. (B)

Friday – RIDE THE HARRY POTTER TRAIN/ISLE OF SKYE Ride the Jacobite “Hogwarts Express” steam locomotives. We head by ferry to Skye, and up to Portree, where pastel houses line the harbor. Skye has ruined castles, awesome scenery, Viking fortresses and is home to legendary clans, immersed in Celtic myths & legends. We stop to visit the famous Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film “Highlander” and a James Bond movie. (B)

Saturday – GLEN COE/EDINBURGH Enjoy the mystical mountains of Glencoe. In the 1692 battle here, 40 members of the MacDonald clan were massacred in cold blood by the Campbells for not forswearing the Jacobite cause. They say you can still hear their cries! Our hotel is an authentic 13th century Scottish castle hotel set within acres of wooded parkland on the picturesque banks of the River Esk. (B)

Sunday – EDINBURGH/HOME Board your return flight. Return home with great memories of the new friends you’ve made. (B)

 

Includes:
*Homeward airport transfers according to our schedule
*Minibus or motorcoach with driver/guide
*First-class accommodations for 5 nights; room with private bath.
*5 hearty breakfasts (B), 1 dinner with Scottish music (D)
*Baggage handling at hotels.
*All taxes and service charges.
*All sightseeing and entrance fees.
Some highlights: Edinburgh – hop on hop off tour voucher Borders – Alnwick Castle Highlands – Ride the Hogwarts Express, Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle Skye – Ferry to the Isle of Skye Scenic Drives – Royal Mile, Princes Street, magnificent Glen Coe, the road to Skye, Braveheart Country, searching for the Loch Ness Monster, Scottish Highlands

 

Your 3* & 4* B&B’s/hotels/castles:
Edinburgh Jurys Inn (2 nights)
Fort William/Skye/Inverness Bed and breakfast (2 nights)
Edinburgh Dalhousie Castle (1 night)

 

2013 Clan   LAND  
Departs to Edinburgh Monday Returns from Edinburgh Sunday Est. Air/Land EWR* USD ONLY  
13-May 19-May 3,137 2012  
27-May 2-Jun 3,137 2012  
10-Jun 16-Jun 3,215 2012  
24-Jun 30-Jun 3,215 2012  
8-Jul 14-Jul 3,215 2012 Private Departure
22-Jul 28-Jul 3,215 2012  
5-Aug 11-Aug -Tattoo option 3,483 2280  
19-Aug 25-Aug -Tattoo option 3,483 2280  
2-Sep 8-Sep 3,129 2012  
9-Sep 15-Sep 3,129 2012  
16-Sep 22-Sep 3,129 2012  

 

 

This tour is operated by Lynott Tours  sold by Special Group Tours with permission

 

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