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The Best of Scotland

Program Number: 20881RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/12/2015 - 8/26/2015; 9/23/2015 - 10/7/2015; 9/30/2015 - 10/14/2015; 5/4/2016 - 5/18/2016; 5/18/2016 - 6/1/2016; 6/1/2016 - 6/15/2016; 6/15/2016 - 6/29/2016; 6/29/2016 - 7/13/2016; 7/13/2016 - 7/27/2016; 8/3/2016 - 8/17/2016; 8/17/2016 - 8/31/2016; 8/31/2016 - 9/14/2016; 9/14/2016 - 9/28/2016; 9/21/2016 - 10/5/2016; 9/28/2016 - 10/12/2016;
Duration: 14 nights
Location: Scotland, UK:Scotland
Price starting at: $4,498.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type:
Meals: 33; 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 12 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt; Gluten Free    

South to the cultural riches of Edinburgh and Glasgow. West to the sacred and misty island of Iona in the Hebrides. Inland to the breathtaking highlands, where clans and kings fought to defend their hearths and heritage. Discover rugged landscapes, turbulent history, romance and legend on a remarkable, sweeping journey through Scotland. From peaks to glens we’ll go, with a wee dram to fortify us along the way.




Highlights

• Explore the beautiful islands of Mull, Skye and Iona.
• Journey on some of the world’s most famous trains — the West Highland line and the Jacobite steam train.
• Experience iconic Edinburgh Castle — dominating the skyline of the Scottish capital city — on a fascinating field trip to the top of the volcanic Castle Rock.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles on uneven terrain.




Date Specific Information

8-12-2015, 9-23-2015, 9-30-2015, 5-4-2016, 5-18-2016, 6-1-2016, 6-15-2016, 6-29-2016, 7-13-2016, 8-3-2016, 8-17-2016, 8-31-2016, 9-14-2016, 9-21-2016, 9-28-2016

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Itinerary Summary

Arrival Glasgow, 3 nights; coach to Oban, 2 nights; coach to Fort William, 2 nights; coach to Dingwall, 2 nights; coach to Pitlochry, 2 night; coach to Edinburgh, 2 nights; departure.



Overnight flight from the U.S.A.
1 night
Arrival Glasgow
3 nights

Get to know Scotland’s “second city” at Culzean Castle, a 600-acre estate, and Burns Heritage Park and Burns Cottage, home to Scotland’s great national poet. En route to Oban, learn about the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh at his Hill House. Marvel at the magnificent engineering feat of “The Hollow Mountain,” the Cruachan Power Station, and search for wildlife along the shores of Loch Lomond.



Coach to Oban
2 nights

From our base in Highland Fort William, journey by ferry to the Island of Mull and from there cross to the spiritual center and “cradle of Christianity” in the island of Iona. On the Isle of Skye, “the misty isle", learn the heritage of the infamous local clans as you embark on a scenic drive to view the imposing Cuillin mountains.



Coach to Fort William
2 nights

Take one of the world’s great train journeys from Fort William to Crianlarich, and then invoke Harry Potter films as you ride the Jacobite Steam train over the Glenfinnian Viaduct. Travel by gondola at Ben Nevis and explore “Kidnapped” country.



Coach to Dingwall
2 nights
Pitlochry
2 nights

From Dingwall, discover romance at Macbeth’s Cawdor Castle and explore the battlefields of Culloden. Get into the spirit of the country at Glenlivet malt whiskey distillery and the Kingussie Farm working sheepdog display. Unearth the delights of Dunkeld, Loch of the Lowes and learn the colourful history of Scone Palace on a leisurely day of discovery.



Coach to Edinburgh
2 nights
Depart Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, see the city’s history in the medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town. Beyond the city explore the mystical carvings at Rosslyn Chapel and the painted ceiling at the Merchant and Bishop’s palaces at Culross. Discover the impressive and iconic Edinburgh Castle and spend a free afternoon taking in the history of this bustling city.




Scotland

The lochs and highlands of Scotland have long been a source of inspiration for folklore, poetry and song — influencing movements from the Romanticism of Robert Burns to the Kailyard school of J.M. Barrie. Through the years, Scotland has maintained a strong pride in the arts and boasts notable museums, theaters and events including the Edinburgh International Festival, an annual celebration of arts from around the world.



Accommodations
Glasgow: Centrally located hotel. Oban: Hotel on Esplanade looking out at the Firth of Lorne. Fort William: Hotel located at the foot of Ben Nevis on the outskirts of town. Dingwall and Pitlochry: Historic hotels. Edinburgh: Centrally located hotel.
Meals and Lodgings
   Grand Central Hotel
  Glasgow., UK:Scotland 3 nights
   The Royal Hotel, Oban
  Oban, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   Ben Nevis Hotel
  Fort William, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   Tulloch Castle
  Dingwall, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   Fishers Hotel
  Pitlochry, UK:Scotland 2 nights
   Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
  Edinburgh., UK:Scotland 2 nights
 Grand Central Hotel
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Once the recent renovation and transformation was completed, the Grand Central Hotel has again taken its place as Glasgow's leading four-star hotel. It is now a must-stay destination for shoppers, theatre-goers and short break guests to the city. The Central Hotel has entertained most of the world's leading politicians, from JFK to Winston Churchill and Hollywood superstars including Laurel and Hardy and Frank Sinatra.
  Contact info: 99 Gordon Street
Glasgow,  G1 3SF UK:Scotland
phone: +44 (0)141 240 3700
web: www.principal-haley.com
  Room amenities: Each room is themed around the hotel's Central Station location and its historic links to the Caledonian Railway. All of our rooms are beautifully decorated and have been completely renovated in stunning, rich, warm colours with modern ensuite facilities, plasma TV with Freeview, broadband, laptop-sized safe and much more as standard.
  Facility amenities: Lounges, Bars, restaurants.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: TBC at time of booking For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org
  Check in time: 2:00 PM

 The Royal Hotel, Oban
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: The Royal Hotel stands in the center of town close to the harbour and ferry terminal. It's central position makes it ideal for visiting the West Coast of Scotland as well as the Islands of Mull and Iona. Built in 1895 the 3 Star AA awarded hotel offers traditional Scottish hospitality within quality modern surroundings.
  Contact info: Argyll Square
Oban,  PA34 4BE UK:Scotland
phone: +44 (0)1631 563021
web: www.strathmorehotels.com/royal+hotel/home/
  Room amenities: TV, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, hospitality tray.
  Facility amenities: Free public Wi-Fi, restaurant, lift to all floors, bar.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Ben Nevis Hotel
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: Situated at the foot of the UK's tallest mountain, the Ben Nevis is located at the outskirts of Fort William.
  Contact info: North Road
Fort William,  PH3 6TG UK:Scotland
phone: +44 1355 266886
web: www.strathmorehotels.com
  Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, TV, tea and coffee making facilities. WiFi.
  Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar. Heated indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, fully equipped gym, sauna, steam room.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Tulloch Castle
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Tulloch Castle dates from the 12th Century, when first the Bains and later the Clan Davidson laid claim to its lands. When you arrive, you will be met with Tulloch’s countless period features including the 250-year old panelled Great Hall. As you enter the magnificent hallways you will pass by painstakingly restored original fireplaces and ceilings.
  Contact info: Tulloch Castle Drive
Dingwall
Ross-Shire,  IV15 9ND UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8444 146586
web: www.oxfordhotelsandinns.com/OurHotels/TullochCastle
  Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
  Facility amenities: Turrets Restaurant, bar, lounge. Grounds. WiFi available in the entire hotel at supplemental cost.
  Smoking allowed: No

 Fishers Hotel
Type: Three-Star Hotel
  Description: The hotel was originally built as a coaching inn. She became known as " Fisher's “ after the colourful character Donald Fisher who ran the hotel from about 1853. Mr. Fisher was evidently a charming personality who, in between farming shorthorn cattle and giving speeches, made the hotel famous and enticed the celebrities of Victorian Britain to visit. Robert Louis Stevenson lived here with his wife
  Contact info: Atholl Road
Pitlochry,  PH16 5BN UK:Scotland
phone: +44 1996 472000
web: www.fishershotelpitlochry.com
  Room amenities: All our bedrooms have ensuite bath or shower rooms, televsion and tea and coffee making facilities.
  Facility amenities: Bar, Lounge and restaurant
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Type: Four-Star Hotel
  Description: Situated in the heart of historic Edinburgh, next to the Royal Mile and Princes Street.
  Contact info: North Bridge
Edinburgh,  EH1 ISD UK:Scotland
phone: +44 131 472 3000
web: www.pumahotels.co.uk/hotels/carlton-hotel-edinburgh/
  Room amenities: Direct dial telephone, satellite TV. Tea and coffee making facilities. Modem points and WiFi access.
  Facility amenities: Bridge Restaurant and bar. 24 hour room service. WiFi internet access. Health & leisure club with indoor swimming pool and extensive fitness suite. Sauna, Jacuzzi type spa pool, Steam room.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights after: TBC. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
A light lunch is served in the hotel at 12:30pm on arrival day. A welcome meeting at 5:30pm preceeds dinner. You will be staying at Grand Central Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
After breakfast on departure day. Breakfast ends at 10:00am and check-out is by 11:00am. You will be staying at Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required. No documents other than Passports/Vias required.
  Parking availability:
No parking.
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Trains and buses available to and from hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
To Start of Program
  Location:  Glasgow.
  Nearest city or town:  Glasgow.
  Nearest airport:  Glasgow.
  Transportation to site: Trains are available from London Euston to Glasgow Central. From Glasgow Airport the easiest method is to take the Service 500 (airport's official Glasgow Shuttle) First's Glasgow Shuttle provides you with the most direct service between the airport and Glasgow city centre with links to Glasgow's two main rail stations – Central and Queen Street – and the main bus terminus, Buchanan Bus Station. The service operates up to every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day, and takes only 25 minutes end to end. The nearest rail station to Glasgow Airport is Paisley Gilmour Street, which is just one mile from the terminal and easily reached by taxi or bus (services 66 and 300). There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central (8 trains an hour). Taxis-the approximate fare from Glasgow Airport to Glasgow City Centre is GBP20.00 - 22.00.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Edinburgh.
  Nearest city or town:  Edinburgh.
  Nearest airport:  Edinburgh.
  Transportation from site: Edinburgh Airport is approximately 8 miles from the city centre. Bus Airlink 100 runs from Waverley Bridge (off Princes St) every 10 minutes. The journey takes 25 minutes and costs GBP3.50.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Wednesday, August 12)
   
 In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight from North America.

Day 2: Arrival Day
(Thursday, August 13)
   
 Arrive To: Glasgow. Transfer by private motorcoach or individual cars to the hotel, dependent on flight arrival times. Please look for the Road Scholar driver in the Arrivals Hall, who will be holding a Road Scholar sign.
 Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel at 12:30pm for those arriving by lunchtime.
 Afternoon: Check-in at the hotel and a free afternoon, before the welcome meeting at 5:30pm.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Grand Central Hotel
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Glasgow: City of Culture
(Friday, August 14)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Lecture in the hotel on “Scotland’s History”, followed by a panoramic field trip by coach around the highlights of this magnificent city.
 Lunch: Excluded for you to explore the city’s many cafés and restaurants.
 Afternoon: At leisure for you to explore more of this city and perhaps take in one of the many museums, including the Museum of Transport, or one of its fine collections of municipal art. Your Course Director will advise you of your options.
 Dinner: Excluded. There are many restaurants, pubs and cafes close to the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Grand Central Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Culzean Castle and Robert Burns National Heritage Park
(Saturday, August 15)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Field trip to Robert Adam’s masterpiece, Culzean Castle – a 600 acre estate in South Ayrshire where Dwight D Eisenhower was given the use of an apartment in recognition of his connection to this grateful nation. Culzean was the principal seat of Clan Kennedy - one of Scotland’s oldest families - who can trace their ancestry back to Robert the Bruce, and the castle and its landscape reflect their status and aspirations. Over the centuries, the Kennedys transformed a medieval tower house, built to protect its inhabitants in dangerous times, into one of the grandest country houses in Ayrshire. In the 1770’s, the 10th Earl commissioned the famous architect, Robert Adam, to create a house worthy of his political status. The entrance doors are on the site of Adam’s front door, and above the doorway you can see Adam’s original graceful fanlight.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: The field trip continues to Burns Cottage in Alloway – the birthplace of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. At the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, trace his footsteps from birth to national and international icon. The museum offers a truly unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Set among 10 acres of the poet’s cherished Alloway countryside, the museum comprises Burns Cottage, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest works, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Grand Central Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Mackintosh’s Hill House, Loch Lomond, Cruachan Power Station and Loch Awe
(Sunday, August 16)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Transfer by coach to Oban via Helensburgh, where we will see the home created for one of Scotland’s best known publishers by Glasgow’s world famous Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Dating back to 1902, the interiors and decorative scheme were created by Mackintosh and his wife. We will then continue on with a drive along the shores of Loch Lomond into the Highlands.
 Lunch: Excluded to allow you to explore the delightful town of Inveraray.
 Afternoon: The transfer continues on to “the Hollow Hill”, Cruachan Power Station – one of the country’s most amazing engineering achievements. Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch Awe, the massive cavern at its centre is high enough to house the Tower of London.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: The Royal Hotel, Oban
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: The Isles of Mull and Iona
(Monday, August 17)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Today we take a full day field trip by ferry to the Isle of Mull, and then on to the Isle of Iona. Mull is the second largest island in the Inner Hebrides and from the rugged ridges of its coastline to its blinding white sand, Mull can lay claim to some of the finest and most varied scenery in the Hebrides. From Mull cross to the “Cradle of Christianity”, Iona.
 Lunch: Taken out.
 Afternoon: Following lunch, explore the ethereal isle of Iona – a place where they say “the Veil is thin”. Iona was a centre of Irish monasticism for four centuries and is today renowned for its tranquillity and natural beauty. Return by ferry from Craignure to Oban.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: The Royal Hotel, Oban
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: The Jacobite Steam Train
(Tuesday, August 18)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Today we transfer to Fort William, through “Kidnapped” country, with a drive by of Stalker Castle. We’ll then take a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig, passing through tiny villages, cast moors, towering mountains and historic glens – getting a real sense of the wild contrasts that the Highlands can bring.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: We will have free time to explore Mallaig before returning to Fort William and continuing the transfer.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Ben Nevis Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Ben Nevis Gondola Ride, Rannoch Moor and Glencoe
(Wednesday, August 19)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: This morning take a gondola ride on Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, before riding the West Highland line from Fort William to Crianlarich via Rannoch Moor. The ride is considered the most scenic railway line in Britain and voted the top railway journey in the world by readers of independent travel magazine Wanderlust in 2009.
 Lunch: Taken out in Tyndrum.
 Afternoon: The field trip continues through Glencoe with a stop at the informative Visitor Centre.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Ben Nevis Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: The Misty Isle of Skye
(Thursday, August 20)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Today we visit the Isle of Skye – “the misty isle” (itinerary dependent on weather conditions). Begin by taking the 30 minute ferry ride from Mallaig to Armadale and onwards through the rugged, haunting hills to view The Cuillin, the most spectacular mountains in the Highlands.
 Lunch: Taken out.
 Afternoon: The field trip continues before we carry on our transfer to the hotel in Dingwall.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Tulloch Castle
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Cawdor Castle, Clava Cairns and Culloden
(Friday, August 21)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: We journey to fairy tale Cawdor Castle, 14th Century home to the Thanes of Cawdor. Linked with Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the castle remains home to the Cawdor family today. Although the house has evolved over 600 years, later additions from the 17th Century were all built in the Scottish vernacular style, with slated roofs over walls and gables of mellow local stone. This style gives Cawdor a strong sense of unity, and the massive severe exterior belies an intimate interior that gives the place a surprisingly personal, friendly atmosphere.
 Lunch: Lunch will be taken at Cawdor Castle.
 Afternoon: We pay a visit to Clava Cairns, one of Scotland’s most evocative sacred prehistoric sites. Around 4000 years old, the burial cairns at Clava are speculated to be the final resting place of the privileged few in the local community – perhaps tribal chiefs. From Clava Cairns we move on to the battlefield of Culloden, the site of a turning point in British history and the last battle fought on British soil.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: Relax and enjoy a local music group as they regale you with traditional Scottish tunes.
   
Accommodations: Tulloch Castle
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Glenlivet Malt Whiskey Distillery and Kingussie Farm
(Saturday, August 22)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: This morning we transfer to Pitlochry via the Glenlivet Whiskey Distillery. Set in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains, in one of the most romantic and scenic glens in the Highlands, the distillery will give you an insight into the whiskey making process as well as allowing you to sample a “wee dram”.
 Lunch: Taken out.
 Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy a sheepdog display at Kingussie Leaut Farm, before continuing the transfer to Pitlochry.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Fishers Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Scone Palace and Loch of the Lowes
(Sunday, August 23)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: This morning we travel to Dunkeld, one of the best preserved historic towns in Scotland. Its cathedral dominates the skyline and is over 1400 years old, dating from a time when Celtic monks set up the base for a mission at the confluence of two rivers. Since then it has seen many changes and turbulent times, eventually becoming the beautiful, peaceful place of worship it is today. From Dunkeld we make the scenic journey to Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings. From Kenneth McAlpin, traditionally known as the first King of Scots, through Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Charles II – all were crowned here.
 Lunch: Taken at Scone Palace.
 Afternoon: We return to the hotel via the Loch of the Lowes, an unspoilt nature reserve covering 220 square acres. Take some time to enjoy the beautiful woodland, or try and spot one of the many rare, indigenous species: red squirrels, roe deer and a pair of breeding ospreys have all made this tranquil nature reserve their home.
 Dinner: In the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Fishers Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Culross and Rosslyn Chapel
(Monday, August 24)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: Today we transfer to Edinburgh, your final destination. En-route we will visit the delightful small town of Culross, with its Merchant’s Palace and Bishop’s Study. Enjoy the storied narrow streets and views across the Firth of Forth.
 Lunch: Packed lunch provided to make the most of this busy transfer day.
 Afternoon: Continue on to Rosslyn Chapel, a symphony of stone carving and craftsmanship associated with the Da Vinci Code. Founded in 1446, the chapel is widely regarded as one of the most picturesque in the United Kingdom.
 Dinner: At the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Edinburgh Castle and Independent Exploration
(Tuesday, August 25)
   
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.
 Morning: This morning we visit Edinburgh Castle to discover its rich and varied history.
 Lunch: Excluded.
 Afternoon: Free time for you to discover more of Edinburgh. Your Group Leader and Course Director will have suggestions of how you can make the most of your time in this historic city.
 Dinner: Farewell dinner in the hotel.
 Evening: At leisure.
   
Accommodations: Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Departure day.
(Wednesday, August 26)
   
 Depart From: Edinburgh for flights to North America.
 Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel. Some transfers may leave before breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
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Glasgow Cathedral, Burrell Collection, Tenement House, Willow Tea Room, People’s Palace, Hunterian Art Gallery, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Pollock House, theatres, cinemas. For additional information, visit www.seeglasgow.com
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