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Best of Scotland

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Summary
Dining
Sightseeing
Transfers
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Optionals
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The land of the ancients - cliff-top castles, standing stones and Rob Roy. Travel from Scotland's literary capital, Edinburgh, to feisty Glasgow, the heart and home of golf, St. Andrews, and the battlefields of Culloden and Glencoe, as your quest takes you past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a well-deserved 'wee dram'.
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Travellers from US

Brendan Vacations's Airport Transfers 2016-2017

At Brendan Vacations, we know how important it is to get your vacation off to a seamless and smooth start. That's why every part of your journey, from your front door to the start hotel of your chosen vacation, and from your hotel to the airport and back home again on your return, is made easy with Brendan Vacations.

Dublin 
Free Transfer Inbound 8.30am, 11.00am & 1.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.30am, 9.30am, & 11.30am

Edinburgh 
Free Transfer Inbound 9.00am, 11.30am & 2.00pm
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Glasgow 
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Shannon
Free Transfer Inbound N/A
Free Transfer Outbound 7.00am & 9.00am

Airport Transfers in London

Heathrow Airport:
Transfers can be expensive, particularly between the airport and your London hotel. But when you book your Brendan vacation and take advantage of our land and air packages, we have included a FREE transfer to and from London's Heathrow airport and your Brendan Vacations hotel. For guests who have their own flight arrangements we offer you the opportunity to purchase inexpensive transfers to the door of your Brendan Vacations London hotel at a special group rate that has been negotiated by Brendan Vacations;Passengers will be picked up and dropped off in time to meet all flights booked to/from London's Heathrow Airport. US$65 per person per single trip to/from Heathrow Airport.

Gatwick Airport:
Guests who have booked Brendan Vacations' Land and Air packages arriving at and departing from London's Gatwick Airport are provided with Gatwick Express train vouchers. The Gatwick Express train journey from Gatwick Airport to London's Victoria Station takes 30 minutes each way. Guests then need to make their way from Victoria Station to their Brendan Vacations hotel and at the end of their trip back to Victoria Station.

Airport transfers in Europe:
All Brendan Vacations guests receive complimentary arrival and departure transfers by shuttle bus on the arrival and departure day of their Guided Vacation at the times specified above. Any guests whose flight times do not coincide with the shuttle bus transfer timings may choose to book and purchase a transfer. Additionally, guests arriving before or leaving after the scheduled vacation may also book and buy a transfer through Brendan Vacations provided that they also purchase the additional pre- and post-trip hotel night(s) from Brendan Vacations.

Brendan Vacations's transfer terms and conditions:
1. Flight information must be provided to Brendan Vacations no fewer that 21 days prior to departure. Once transfers are booked they cannot be changed.
2. Brendan only includes one inbound and one outbound transfer.
3. In the event of flight delays outside of Brendan's control, the transfers will be deemed to be cancelled.
4. All transfers are based on group transfers. No refund is therefore available for missed transfers, or passengers not using this service.
5. For London arrivals, you must stay at a London hotel booked by Brendan Vacations on the night of arrival and the night prior to your departure date.
6. In the event of unforeseen events (such as road or rail works, strikes or demonstrations), Brendan Vacations will not be responsible for delayed or cancelled transfers.

Dining
  • 6 full breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)
Sightseeing
  • City tour in Edinburgh
  • Orientation of Glasgow and Stirling
  • View the 18th green at St Andrews, the Glenfinnan Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Ness, Glencoe, People's Palace and Winter Gardens and George Square in Glasgow
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle, Pitlochry, the Isle of Skye, Culloden Battlefield and Stirling Castle

Hotels Available

Novotel City Centre
Laggan Gaskmore
Radisson Blu
Hilton Strathclyde
Notes
Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Vacation Highlights
Vacation Code: BBOS
Vacation Style: Guided Vacations
Type of Traveler: Country Explorer
Vacation Pace: 1
The Vacation Pace is the pace the vacation moves from a scale of 1 to 5. One being the slowest, five being the fastest-moving.
Discounts Available: Refer to Dates and Rates for applicable discounts and promotions.

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Best of Scotland Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrive Edinburgh (2 Nights)
On arrival, relax and explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and ...
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On arrival, relax and explore this fascinating capital city. This evening, meet your companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception, which includes a light meal and drinks.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Novotel City Centre
City: Edinburgh
DAY 2
Edinburgh Sightseeing
This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, includin...
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This morning, your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of this wonderful city, including a visit to Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city. See the Royal Mile, the elegant Palace of Holyroodhouse in the shadow of Arthur's Seat, and the new Scottish Parliament building. Admire the elegant Georgian architecture in the New Town. During the Edinburgh Festival, your visit will include tickets to the dazzling Edinburgh Tattoo.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name:
City: Edinburgh Castle
DAY 3
Edinburgh – St. Andrews – Pitlochry – Scottish Highlands (2 Nights)
Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the ho...
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Travel across the Firth of Forth to St. Andrews to view the celebrated ancient university and the home of golf. Continue north across the Tay at Dundee, to visit Pitlochry, a charming village on the banks of the River Tummel. Explore the village or join an Optional Experience to visit Blair Castle, ancestral home to the Dukes of Atholl. Dine tonight at your hotel.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Laggan Gaskmore
City: St Andrews
DAY 4
Isle of Skye, Culloden and Scenic Highlands Excursion
This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Dri...
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This morning travel to the coast and take a ferry over the sea to Skye from Mallaig to Armadale. Drive up the Sleat Peninsula and admire the spectacular scenery before stopping for time to have lunch. Cross over a road bridge to view scenic Eilean Donan Castle back on the mainland. Continue your journey past the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands and visit Culloden battlefield. This site was where the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 took place and also played a part in the religious civil war in Britain. Later return to your hotel in Newtonmore.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name:
City: Inverness
DAY 5
Scottish Highlands – Glencoe – Glasgow (2 Nights)
Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain...
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Stop at the Commando Memorial near Fort William for breathtaking views of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Continue south through Glencoe, 'Glen of the Weeping', site of the infamous massacre of the Macdonald clan by the Campbells in 1692. Journey along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the well-known Scottish song, to the lively city of Glasgow.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu/Hilton Strathclyde
City: Fort William
DAY 6
Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion
Start your day with an orientation of Glasgow including views of the magnificent People's Palace and...
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Start your day with an orientation of Glasgow including views of the magnificent People's Palace and Winter Gardens which was opened in 1898, the impressive George Square as well as the River Clyde, former heart of the shipbuilding industry. Enjoy some free time to explore this vibrant city. Later visit Stirling Castle, a symbol of national pride and once a place of great power. See the 'Stirling Heads' and visit the halls, chapels and bedrooms of this imposing castle. From the castle walls view the Wallace Monument - dedicated to Sir William Wallace and overlooking the battlefield of Stirling Bridge. Later travel into the Trossachs National Park. Here enjoy a Cultural Insight into whisky making with a visit to Glengoyne Whisky Distillery to sample a 'wee dram'. Tonight, experience a Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name:
City: Goerge Square
DAY 7
Depart Glasgow
After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holid...
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After a hearty Scottish breakfast, bid farewell to your Travel Director and companions as your holiday in Scotland comes to an end. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast

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