2021 Scotland

The Gardens of Dunrobin Castle

2021 Scotland: 12 Days, 11 Nights, $3700 in Twin/Double Room, add $850 for single room. Two night Culloden House Hotel Option: $395 in Twin/Double Room, add $100 for single. The tour is now sold out.

Itinerary

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Wednesday 30 June, Early group fly from USA

Book your flight to leave from the USA by June 30 to arrive in Glasgow by July 1.

Laurence Barker, Kay Van Nostrand & Barbara Filipiak, Carrol Smith & Sharon Budd, Roz Zager & Carole Jordan, Paddy Irwin & Rebecca Marti, Sara & Charlie Lewis, Greg & Judy Parks, Dale & Patsy Meyers, Nadya Peck & Robert Groves, Roy & Diane Ellis

Thursday 1 July, Fly from USA

Book your flight to leave from the USA on July 1 to arrive in Glasgow on the 2nd.

Richard & Marcia Agnew, Ron Jenkins & Dale Fleishman, Kim & Dan Heintzman, Lydia Lawson

Friday/Saturday 2/3 July, Glasgow

I will have specific instructions for the transfer from the airport to the hotel later. 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

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday 4/5/6 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

Wednesday/Thursday 7/8 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

Friday/Saturday 9/10 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 Orkney Hotel

Sunday/Monday 11/12 July: Inverness

Today we return to the mainland of Scotland to Inverness. During our time in Inverness, 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!) On one of our nights we will celebrate 5  July BET birthdays–76, 81 & 82. The hotel has promised to provide a cake with “391” 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

Tuesday 13 July: Fly from Inverness

After a final breakfast, transfer to Inverness Airport for your flight home.

Richard & Marcia Agnew

Tuesday/Wednesday 13/14 July: Culloden House Hotel Option

Laurence Barker, Kay Van Nostrand & Barbara Filipiak, Carrol Smith & Sharon Budd, Roz Zager & Carole Jordan, Paddy Irwin & Rebecca Marti, Sara & Charlie Lewis, Greg & Judy Parks, Dale & Patsy Meyers, Nadya Peck & Robert Groves, Roy & Diane Ellis, Ron Jenkins & Dale Fleishman, Kim & Dan Heintzman, Lydia Lawson

Morning free to explore Inverness. After lunch (independent), transfer to  the Culloden House Hotel, a few miles south and east of Inverness where we will spend two nights in the lap of luxury.  At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House, this hotel, as his lodging and battle headquarters prior to that decisive battle on Culloden Moor. Option will include transfer from Inverness to the Culloden House, and transfer back to the Inverness Airport on 15 July. Our dinners will be at the fine hotel restaurant and will include drinks. On Tuesday after checking in, the rest of the afternoon will be at leisure in the hotel. Before dinner, we can meet in one of their special rooms to perhaps share some Scotch that we may have picked up along the way. On Wednesday, we will take a mid-day excursion to Cawdor Castle and Gardens. Lunch (optional) is available in the cafe. Afternoon return to Culloden House Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Dinner, Bed, and Breakfast at the  Culloden House

Thursday 15 July: Fly from Inverness

After a final breakfast, taxi transfer to Inverness Airport for your flight home

PARTICIPANTS ARRIVAL In Glasgow DEPARTURE From Inverness
Laurence Barker
Andy Plews
Sara & Charlie Lewis
Roy & Diane Ellis
Kay Van Nostrand & Barbara Filipiak
Paddy Irwin & Rebecca Marti
Carrol Smith & Sharon Budd
Nadya Peck & Robert Groves
Roz Zager & Carole Jordan
Richard & Marcia Agnew
Kim & Dan Heintzman
Greg & Judy Parks
Ron Jenkins & Dale Fleishman
Dale & Patsy Meyers
Lydia Lawson