Depart from New York gateway on your overnight
flight to Edinburgh, Scotland. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.
Upon arrival, you are met, assisted and transferred to your coach for
an orientation tour of Edinburgh to include both Old Town and New Town, Princess
Street and the National Monument, before being taken to your hotel for check in.
Afternoon visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence when
in Scotland. Will also visit the ruins of Holyrood Abbey before returning to hotel for
dinner and overnight. (D)
Morning depart for Rosslyn Chapel, founded in 1446 it is a unique building
with its mysterious carvings and beautiful setting. There are countless theories, myths
and legends associated with the chapel. Afternoon drive to St. Andrews and enjoy
lunch at a local restaurant. Walking tour of St. Andrews to include the remains of what
was once the largest and most magnificent Cathedral in Scotland. Return to Edinburgh
for overnight. Dinner on your own this evening. (B, L)
Depart Edinburgh driving south into England. Cross the dramatic causeway to
reach the island of Lindisfarne. The Priory was built by monks over 1400 years ago.
Explore the wild beauty of this Holy Island. Then continue on to Jedburgh Abbey crossing
once again into Scotland. Dinner and overnight this evening will be in the area of Dumfries. (B, D)
This morning sightseeing will first take you to Whithorn Priory, one of the earliest
Christian sites in Scotland founded by St. Ninian. His shrine, located in the vault of the Priory
is often visited by pilgrims. Afternoon will take you to Drumlanrig Castle, with its red sandstone
affectionately called the “pink palace”. Continue on to your Glasgow area hotel for dinner and
overnight. (B, D)
Morning visit to Stirling Castle, a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of
national pride. It towers over some of the most important battlefields of the past. We then board
our steamer for a cruise on Loch Lomond, the largest body of freshwater in mainland Britain.
Continue on to Oban where you visit the Cathedral before checking in to your hotel for overnight.
Dinner at local restaurant (B, D)
This morning take the ferry from Oban to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Cross the island
by coach, and continue to Iona as foot passengers. Iona is a holy isle, an enduring symbol of
Christianity in Scotland and the heart of the early Scottish Church. Iona retains its spiritual
atmosphere and remains an enduring symbol of worship. Overnight again in Oban. Dinner
on your own. (B, L)
Morning departure to Glasgow from Oban traveling on what is considered one of the
best scenic drives in all of Scotland. You will arrive around lunchtime. Balance of day at leisure
to relax, shop or visit of the the worlds great museums, The Kelvingrove. Farewell dinner this
evening. Overnight Glasgow. (B, D)
Early departure from Glasgow for your flight back to the US. (B)
*(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner