2020 Scotland

The Gardens of Dunrobin Castle

2020 Scotland: 13 Days, 12 Nights, $3800 in Twin/Double Room, add $680 for single room.

Prices are subject to change due to the uncertainty of Brexit, but should remain within 5% of what is listed above.

Itinerary

(Under Construction)

Friday 3 July, Fly from USA

Book your flight to leave from the USA on July 3 to arrive in Glasgow on the 4th and depart from Inverness on July 15th. If you want to arrive early, check with me first so I can assure you that you have a room in the Glasgow hotel. If you plan on extending the tour, let me know soon as I am only holding five rooms for 15 July at the Inverness hotel.

Saturday/Sunday 4/5 July, Glasgow

Activities: You will be provided with a Hop On, Hop Off bus pass which will keep you well entertained. Most of the Glasgow museums are free.

Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast at the Grand Central Hotel

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 6/7/8 July: Dunkeld

Activities: On our way to Dunkeld we will visit the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. While we are in Dunkeld, we will visit Crannog Centre Loch Tay and the Scottish Deer Centre. There will also be plenty of free time to explore the river and the 280 acres that surround our beautiful hotel.

Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast at the Dunkeld House Hotel

Thursday/Friday 9/10 July: Brora

On our way to Brora we will explore Blair Castle and Grounds, and also visit the Highland Folk Museum.
While in Brora, we will visit Dunrobin Castle, including the Falconry. No tour of Scotland would be complete without visiting a distillery. The Clynlish Distillery is only a 5 mins drive from Brora.

Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast at the Royal Marine Hotel

Saturday/Sunday 11-12 July: Kirkwall and the Orkney Islands

Today we will head north and take a ferry to the Orkney Islands. While in Kirkwall, we will visit the 5,000 year-old Neolithic village, Skara Brae, and also walk amongst the tall Standing Stones of Stenness. Skara Brae is special, a major reason why a number of BETvets are coming on this tour. Ya gotta see it!

Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast at the The Kirkwall Hotel

Monday 13 July: Culloden

Today we return to the mainland of Scotland and head south to Culloden, a few miles south and east of Inverness;  At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House, now our hotel, as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that decisive battle on Culloden Moor.

Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast at the  Culloden House

Tuesday 14 July: Inverness

After one night experiencing the lifestyle of the 1%, we move to Inverness  for our departure night. On our way, we will visit the Culloden Battle Site and Visitors Center. Afterwards, we will take the Jacobite Cruise of Caladonian Canal and Loch Ness. (Free future BET tour for anyone who takes a certifiable photo of Nessie!) Tonight we will celebrate 4 major July BET birthdays–75 & 80. The hotel has promised to provide a cake with “305” prominently displayed signifying the total number of collective years. I’ve already ordered enough wine and Prosecco for the occasion. Should be fun.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at the Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa, Inverness

Wednesday 15 July: Fly from Inverness

After a final breakfast, transfer to Inverness Airport for your flight home or independent travel elsewhere.

PARTICIPANTS ARRIVAL In Glasgow DEPARTURE From Inverness
Laurence Barker
Andy Plews
Sara & Charlie Lewis
Roy & Diane Ellis
Kay Van Nostrand & Barbara Filipiak
Beth Donnellan & Mary Ann Griffin
Carrol Smith & Sharon Budd
Nadya Peck & Robert Groves
John & Debbie Short
Roz Zager & Carole Jordan