Bart’s Time For Travel Presents:
9 DAY SCOTTISH DREAM TOUR
Join Bart's Time For Travel for the 9 day Scottish Dream tour. The tour will begin on August 5, 2018, and end on August 13, 2018. The tour has been specially discounted until Nov. 17, 2017. If you are interested, either call Bart at 703-644-0010, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to book this tour, complete the information on the following link (click on the link or past it in your browser): https://form.jotform.us/60657122333146
August 5 – 13, 2018 (9 days/8 nights/14 meals )
$2,485.00 per person double occupancy – Land Portion Only (Note: The normal cost of the land portion of the trip is $2,745, and you will be receiving a $260.00 discount if booked by November 17, 2017, This discount is provided by Bart’s Time For Travel. Price quoted includes transfers, land tour, and Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Airfare is currently pricing at $1,214.00, and trip protection is optional).
Blair Athol Distillery
Blair Athol Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland. After enjoying a leisurely conducted tour, you can mull over the distinctive character of the finished article as you sip your dram of Blair Athol 12 Year Old.
Blair Castle is nestled in the landscape of Highland Perthshire and has been home to 19 generations of Stewarts and Murrays of Atholl. Unique amongst Scottish castles, the story told here will take you from a visit by Mary Queen of Scots to the Civil War and from the Jacobite cause to the disaster of Culloden following Bonnie Prince Charlie's own stay in the castle.
This is the site of the last land battle within the UK, in which King George II’s troops defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite supporters in 1746; around 1200 people were reputedly killed. The Visitor Centre, opened in 2008, includes exhibitions, restaurant, shop and a landscaped roof platform for views over the battlefield.
The rock on which today’s castle stands has been a stronghold for over 3000 years and Edinburgh Castle has dominated its surroundings for centuries. See the 12th century St. Margaret’s Chapel, the monumental great hall of James IV, opened in 1511, the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny.
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is the largest and most northerly island in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. The island is dominated by the Cuillin Hills and is often referred to as the “Misty Isle”. It is associated with Bonnie Prince Charlie who fled there after the Battle of Culloden.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a museum and art gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. It reopened in 2006 after a three-year refurbishment and since then has been one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions.
Featuring a convenient location, the property's 321 bedrooms are well appointed and equipped with modern facilities. Other features include Arches Restaurant, The Pub Inn, and Il Barista coffee shop.
Glasgow (1 night)
This hotel nestles on the side of a peninsula reaching into Loch Leven at the foot of Glencoe. This friendly, modern hotel offers everything for an ideal vacation – spacious bedrooms with loch and mountain-views in a relaxed atmosphere. Bedrooms are spacious, modern and comfortable with breathtaking views. The Lochside Restaurant offers a hearty Scottish breakfast every morning and the best of Scottish produce. Guest can enjoy Wi-Fi access throughout their stay, as well as the leisure center with pool, hydro seat, bio-sauna and exercise room.
Ballachulish (1 night)
This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hotel since 1951. It recently has undergone extensive refurbishments to ensure a comfortable stay. All 56 guest rooms have been modernized while retaining the traditional ambience. This imposing building is set on 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, bordering the Moray Firth on the North Sea and overlooks the Nairn Golf Course.
Nairn (1 night)
The Atholl Palace Hotel was originally opened in Victorian times and it retains many features of a traditional large country house, with relaxing public areas. The historic nature of the hotel means that every bedroom is unique, with quirky original features and outstanding views and furnished to the highest standards. The Verandah Restaurant is famed for its stunning views and its quality cuisine, using the very best of local produce. The Stag's Head bar offers a wide range of malt whiskies. The hotel is located in spacious gardens and within a 15-minute walk of the town of Pitlochry.
Pitlochry (2 nights)
This sleek, modern hotel features 156 rooms furnished to the highest standard with triple-glazed windows to offer a quiet, peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city. The stylish Steak and Grill restaurant and cozy Piano Lounge serves only the finest locally-sourced Scottish cuisine. Unwind at the swimming pool, gym and spa. It is located close to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Scottish Parliament, within easy walking distance of the shops and pubs along the Royal Mile.
Edinburgh (3 nights)
· Airport transfers at start and end of tour
· Sightseeing by luxury coach
· Professional tour director
· 8 nights in the hotels listed
· Full breakfast daily except on day 1
· Six dinners including a festive Scottish evening in Edinburgh
· Welcome get-together drink
· Edinburgh Military Tattoo
· Deluxe documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
· All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
· All items listed in the itinerary
· Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
9 Day Scottish Dream Tour Itinerary:
Day 1: GLASGOW CITY TOUR
Tour begins at 2:30 pm, Glasgow hotel. Set out on a tour of central Glasgow’s highlights including red sandstone Victorian buildings, delightful parks, Glasgow Cathedral and the River Clyde, once famous for shipbuilding. Visit extensive and varied art collections in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Chat with your tour director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink before dinner in your hotel. (D)
Day 2: LOCH LOMOND CRUISE & INVERARAY CASTLE
Embark on a short cruise of Loch Lomond to appreciate the beauty of this famous loch and admire panoramic views of the Highlands. Browse around the town of Inveraray before taking a guide tour of Inveraray Castle which you may recognize from the Downton Abbey series. Journey across Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe, often considered one of Scotland’s most spectacular and beautiful places. Continue to Ballachulish on the coast. (B, D)
Day 3: ROAD TO THE ISLES & ISLE OF SKYE
Take the “Road to the Isles” through some of Scotland’s loveliest scenery, stopping for photos at the Glenfinnan Monument. Board a ferry to the Isle of Skye to visit the Clan Donald Centre at Armadale Castle. Discover the history of the Lords of the Isles and the most powerful clan of the Isle of Skye. Return to the mainland, stopping for photos at the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle. Keep your camera handy as you travel the shores of Loch Ness on your way to Nairn. (B, D)
Day 4: CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD & SHEEPDOG TRIALS
A short distance from Nairn is the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre where the British Government forces defeated the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, popularly named Bonnie Prince Charlie. Walk around the moorland and the Visitor Centre which explains how events led to the conflict ending the clan system in Scotland. Continue through majestic Highland scenery to a local farm for a demonstration of trained dogs herding sheep. Travel through the high peaks of the Grampian Mountains to your gracious manor-style hotel near Pitlochry. (B, D)
Day 5: BLAIR CASTLE & WHISKY TASTING
Visit Blair Castle, home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Delve into the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and how Queen Victoria's famous stay led to the creation of Europe's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders. Go behind the scenes at Blair Athol Distillery for a whisky making tour and a sample of the finished product. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the gardens, hotel museum and other facilities or browse around the town of Pitlochry. (B, D)
Day 6: GLAMIS CASTLE & ST ANDREWS
Travel through lush countryside to visit Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of “Macbeth” and childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This is a majestic building filled with priceless artefacts and furnishings. Head to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”, to see the famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Old Course. Enjoy free time to browse through the medieval town. In Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, enjoy a traditional Scottish evening with dinner, haggis, bagpipes, kilts and Highland dancing. (B, D)
Day 7: EDINBURGH CASTLE & CITY TOUR
Explore Edinburgh to compare and contrast the wide streets and elegant mansions of the Georgian 200-year-old “New Town” with the narrow lanes and medieval townhouses along the Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Tour the imposing Edinburgh Castle with its splendid views of Edinburgh. The rest of the day is free for independent exploring, shopping and dining. On July 29 to August 19 departures enjoy the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at the Castle esplanade. (B)
Day 8: EXTENDED STAY IN EDINBURGH
Spend the day on an independent hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh; there are a number of different routes that you may choose to explore distinct areas of the city. Also enjoy a walking tour around parts of the city’s historic areas – you will have a selection of different tours and routes. (B)
Day 9: TOUR ENDS IN EDINBURGH
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
Costs and Cancellation Penalties:
Land tour cost: $2,485 (if purchased by Nov. 17, 2017). After Nov. 17, cost will be $2,745.00.
Single supplement: $470.00
Estimated airfare cost from Dulles International Airport is $1,214.00 (taxes and fees subject to change until ticketed)
Trip Protection: $199.00 (optional trip protection must be paid at time of deposit and is non-refundable)
Deposit: $250 per person non-refundable deposit.
Land Cancellation Penalties:
99—60 days prior to departure Deposit loss
59-31 days prior to departure 25% loss
30-8 days prior to departure 35%
7-1 day prior to departure 50%
Day of departure 100%
This tour is being conducted by CIE Tours International, and they have the right to alter prices at any time prior to departure. Bart’s Time For Travel, LLC has no control over this issue.
1. If booked no later than November 17, 2017. After this date, land portion of the tour will be $2,745.
*Per person, double occupancy. Not included in this amount is the following:
Trip protection (optional)
Additional meals not mentioned in this brochure
Gratuity to driver and tour director