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This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  International flight into Edinburgh and out of Glasgow
  Rent a car for 8 days
  1 night in Edinburgh at Holiday Inn Express Waterfront (or similar)
  1 night in Aviemore at Muckrach Lodge or similar)
  2 nights in Thurso at Melvich Hotel (or similar)
  1 night in Fort William at Ballachulish Hotel (or similar)
  2 nights in Glasgow at the Holiday Inn Express Riverside (or similar)
  Room with private facilities
  7 full Scottish breakfasts
  Service charges & taxes
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Aviemore (1)  Edinburgh (39)  Fort William (5)  Glasgow (13)  Scotland (40)  

Stretching from the rich farmlands of the Borders in Southern Scotland with a blend of attractive landscapes, historic houses, castles and abbeys, to a chain of islands sitting on the most north westerly edge of Europe known as the Outer Hebrides, this itineraries will take you through areas famed for the diversity of landscape and natural abundance in unspoilt and breath taking scenery. You will have the opportunity to explore the Isle of Skye, renowned for its scenery, along with hidden gems such as the small uninhabited Isle of Staffa while travelling through Scotland?s Highlands where the scenery is grander and the traditions of the Highlanders seem most archetypal. Through Scotland`s waistline of Stirling and Loch Lomond you will reach the Anglicized Lowlands to take in the world class art and architecture of Glasgow and the city of Edinburgh with one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world.

This package focuses on the Scotland`s most famous landscape - The Highlands!

Stay in: Edinburgh, Aviemore, Thurso, Fort William and Galsgow
Visit: Edinburgh with its Castle and Royal Mile; Perthshire and the gothic Scone Palace; the Victorian town of Pitlochry; Inverness, capital of the Highlands; Orkney Islands with the prehistoric sites of Skara Brae and Maes Howe that predate the Pyramides; Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle; Glen Coe and Loch Lomond and Glasgow and the Burrel Collection

All at your leisure with a rent a car.

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Day 1: Edinburgh
Arrival in Edinburgh. Pick up your car. You can spend the remainder of the day in Edinburgh. With one of the most beautiful cityscapes in the world Edinburgh has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Edinburgh Castle dominates the city-centre skyline and from its ramparts you can look down on medieval lanes and elegant, sweeping terraces that hold over a thousand years of history, mystery and tradition. Other attractions include the Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Royal Family`s official residence in Scotland. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Waterfront

Day 2: Edinburgh - Perth - Aviemore
Travel north crossing the Forth Road Bridge with its spectacular views of the Firth of Forth before reaching the region of Perthshire with its stunning scenery. Visit the superb Gothic Scone Palace, ancient crowning place of the Kings of Scotland and family home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield and admire the historical treasures guarded inside. Continue via Dunkeld, with its beautiful medieval cathedral on the banks of Loch Tay to the picturesque Victorian town of Pitlochry to visit Edradour, the smallest whisky distillery in Scotland. Enroute to Aviemore you can explore the impressive Cairngorm Mountains located in the Cairngorm National Park. Why not participate to an entertaining sheepdog demonstration at a working sheepfarm this afternoon or visit the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore before you reach tonight`s accommodation. Overnight in Aviemore or area.

Accommodation: Muckrach Lodge

Day 3: Aviemore - Inverness - Thurso
The northeast tip of Scotland where your journey takes you today is one of the least explored areas and one of Scotland`s best kept secrets. Continue to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands and along the north eastern coast of Scotland as the road snakes its way coastline towards Thurso. Perhaps stop at the magnificent Dunrobin Castle at Golspie with its beautiful gardens inspired by the Palais de Versailles in Paris where you can see an exciting falconry display. Overnight in Thurso or area.

Accommodation: Melvich Hotel

Day 4: Orkney Islands
Orkney Islands capture the imagination and the eye with its Norse roots, breathtaking scenery and the extraordinary perfection of the prehistoric sites of Skara Brae and Maes Howe that predate the Pyramides. The 90 min ferry journey will bring you to Stromness from where you can start your journey to visit the chambered tomb of Maes Howe aligned with the winter solstice. On the tiny island of Lamb Holm you can admire the Italian Chapel built by Italian prisoners of war using their considerable artistic and decorative skills. Late afternoon return to Stromness to board your ferry back to the mainland. Overnight in Thurso or area.

Accommodation: Melvich Hotel

Day 5: Thurso - Tongue - Loch Ness - Fort Augustus
Today you will travel west on the single track coastal road in western direction to Tongue from where the road will take you south by the mountains of Ben Loyal and Ben Klibreck to the attractive village of Lairg. Continue in the direction of Inverness and start a most beautiful scenic journey south along the shores of Loch Ness which stretches its bitterly cold waters for 38 km between Inverness and Fort Augustus. Stop at Urquhart Castle, magnificently situated on the banks of the most famous lake in Scotland, and enjoy the breath taking view before you reach your accommodation for tonight. Overnight in Fort William / Fort Augustus area.

Accommodation: Ballachullish Hotel

Day 6: Fort Augustus - Fort William - Glen Coe - Loch Lomond
Today you will follow the famous Caledonian Canal built by Thomas Telford to Fort William, nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain`s highest mountain. Travel through Glen Coe, one of Scotland`s most dramatic glens and scene of the cruel massacre of the Clan Macdonald by Clan Campbell before heading south to Loch Lomond, the largest loch in the whole of Great Britain and known for the tranquil beauty of its wooded shores and islands. Stop at the village of Luss, one of the prettiest villages in Central Scotland, and take a stroll through the village to admire the picturesque cottages with the pretty gardens. Continue towards Glasgow. Overnight in Glasgow.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Riverside

Day 7: Glasgow
Spend a day in Glasgow. This energetic city with its blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture and fabulous shopping will prove irresistible. Two of Glasgow`s many museums worth visiting are the Burrell Collection with over 9000 works of art and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery with its amazing collection of exhibits. You can stroll along the River Clyde Walkway to discover the rejuvenation on Glasgow`s Waterfront. Or you may choose to wander around the vibrant shopping district in the heart of the city before retiring to your accommodation. Overnight in Glasgow.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Riverside

Day 8: Departure Glasgow
Return to Glasgow Airport and take your flight home.

Please be sure to check-in to your accommodation no later than 6pm/18.00 hrs. If you are going to be later than 6pm/18.00 hrs, please call your accommodation and advise of your approximate check in time. Failure to do this could result in your reservation being cancelled and rooms released.

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Scotland's landscape is dotted with dramatic fairy-tale castles, ruined abbeys, fascinating historic cities and picturesque villages. Edinburgh, its capital, is widely considered to be one of the most charming cities on Earth. To the west, Glasgow has grown into one of Europe's most exciting cities for culture and recreation. Inverness and Aberdeen give access to trekking across the hills of the lowlands or the rocky peaks of the Highlands and islands. But whether on the low or the high road, there's plenty to see and do in one of the world's most accessible and civilized wildernesses.
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