Stunning Scotland: Highlands & Islands

August 13-22, 2022

From windswept highlands to serene islands, home to revered castles and iconic towns, Scotland is a vibrant country overflowing with rich history, inspiring landscapes, and proud and welcoming locals. Celebrate all this small but impactful nation has to offer through cultural and historical experiences curated to engage your senses.

Discover Glasgow at leisure during a hop-on/hop-off bus excursion, including points of interest such as the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow Cathedral, and Barras Market. Delight in a private, after-hours tour and special welcome dinner at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Visit local distilleries to learn about whisky making from professionally trained guides followed by a tasting of theircreations. Explore impressive Stirling Castle, situated on a volcanic outcrop on the River Forth, and hear of the castle's turbulent history, featuring great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Learn about the history of the bagpipes and the tradition they served for battle and the clans. Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse—Queen Elizabeth's official residence in Scotland. Founded as a monastery in1128, this property was once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots from 1561 to 1567.

Witness the impressive showcase of military pipes and drums, Highland dancers, and marching formations of thecelebrated Edinburgh Tattoo. Experience a special welcoming followed by an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour at breathtaking Glamis Castle. This castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth's mother, and thebirthplace of Princess Margaret.

Optional Dublin pre-tour and St. Andrews post-tour available

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at or call 757-221-1165.

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