- See the ethereal hexagonal columns of Fingal's Cave from the water.
- In Kilmartin Glen, pass by mysterious stones and cairns dating back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.
- Visit a local mill that weaves traditional tartan and tweed, including costumes featured in blockbuster films.
Discover the mystical side of Scotland - where rocky coastlines and rolling clouds meet a history built upon legends, whisky, and clans. Experience the culture of Scotland with a bagpipe lesson from an expert piper. Walk in the footsteps of Scottish ancestors with a guided tour of a Highland farm township. Settle into a secluded luxury hotel along the waterfront in Islay. Taste the “water of life” at a local distillery. Steeped in lore and woven through royal heritage, experience the country’s isles as a true Scottish local.
Day 1 : Overnight Flight
Day 2 : Glasgow, Scotland - Tour Begins
Day 3 : Glasgow - Inveraray - Auchindrain - Ferry to Islay
Day 4 : Islay
Day 5 : Islay - Loch Finlaggan - Ferry to Oban - Loch Melfort
Day 6 : Loch Melfort - Isle of Iona - Isle of Staffa - Loch Melfort
Day 7 : Loch Melfort - Kilmartin Glen - Loch Melfort
Day 8 : Loch Melfort - Loch Lomond - Luss - Pitlochry
Day 9 : Pitlochry - Balmoral Castle - Pitlochry
Day 10 : Pitlochry - St. Andrews - Edinburgh
Day 11 : Edinburgh
Day 12 : Edinburgh - Tour Ends
- 10 Breakfasts
- 6 Dinners
- Hilton Glasgow
- The Machrie Hotel
- Loch Melfort Hotel, Arduaine
- Fisher's Hotel
- Voco Hotel
- Transport Included
- Guided by Tour Manager/s
- Any international flights to Glasgow and from Edinburgh are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Scotland: Isles of Lore & Legend tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Scotland: Isles of Lore & Legend tour. You can cancel the tour up to 64 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 63 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 17 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 October 2022, a deposit of 300 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 63 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Scotland: Isles of Lore & Legend tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Scotland: Isles of Lore & Legend tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- All travelers, including those that are vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask on all forms of public transportation and in situations where masks are required by the country, state, municipality and sites, attractions or venues we visit on tour.
- In hotels, specific protocols will vary from destination to destination, hotel to hotel. Overall, rooms and areas like restaurants, fitness centers, etc. will be deep-cleaned regularly, with rooms disinfected thoroughly between guests.
- All surfaces will be sanitized often in vehicles, including regular cleaning of high-touch areas with disinfecting wipes. Hand sanitizer will be available at all times and drivers will wear protective gear when appropriate.
- Adequate physical distancing during meals, experiences, and sightseeing will be ensure by local partners. Guests may be rotated in smaller sub-groups when necessary.
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