Scottish Dream Tours
Presents
Castles, Pubs and Tearooms
Discovery Tour Of Scotland
July 3rd - 11th, 2012

Features Include - Loch Katrine Cruise, Brig O' Turk Tearoom, Stirling
Castle, Dunblane Cathedral, Doune Castle, Lion and Unicorn Pub Outing,
Drummond Castle Gardens, Dunkeld Cathedral, Queen's View, Castle
Menzies, Blair Castle, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Afternoon tea huntingtower
castle Hotel, Dunfermline Palace and Abbey, Linlithgow Palace, Edinburgh
Castle, Open Top Bus Tour Of Edinburgh, Shopping on the Royal Mile and
Princes Street Edinburgh, Scottish Dinner & Show.

Small intimate tour of Glasgow, Edinburgh, The Scottish Highland and
Countryside. Each tour is designed to accommodate only 8-10 people for a
more personal experience to allow you to get the most of our Scottish
holiday. Keeping the tour size small gives us the opportunity to veer from the
beaten track and to take advantage of accommodations, restaurants and
sightseeing venues that would not be available to larger groups. Pubs and
tearooms are a way of life in Scotland and we give you a taste of some of our
favorites around the countryside. You may find yourself staying in a
delightful city guesthouse, a small country house hotel, a comfortable
farmhouse and an old coaching Inn all in the same visit. Our goal is to show
you the real Scots people and some of the wonderful sights to be seen all over
this beautiful country. You will not be rushed from venue to venue and we
spend as little time on the coach as possible.

Tour includes all accommodation, full Scottish breakfast each morning. All
lunches and dinners as listed in itinerary. Porterage of one suitcase per
person. Minibus travel including tour guide. Knowledgeable guide for all
tourist venues. All sightseeing as indicated in itinerary including any
entrance fees. All taxes and service charges.

$2795US per person double occupancy.
$395US supplement per person single occupancy.
$500 per person deposit to reserve your spot on this tour.


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Day 1 - July 3rd - Arrive Edinburgh but our journey takes us out of the city and into the Scottish Countryside. First
things first, so we stop for
Lunch at a local Tearoom. We will spend the next 2 days in The Trossachs, a beautiful
region of craggy hills and sparkling lochs and the meeting place of the
Lowlands and Highlands. This afternoon we take A
Cruise up Loch Katrine on the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott is an essential part of any day in the Trossachs. The
Steamer leaves from the lovely little Trossachs pier and sails to
Stronachlacher at the other end of Loch Katrine. After the
cruise we head further into The Trossachs to the wee village of
Callander for an afternoon free for shopping and exploring
one of the more picturesque villages of Scotland.
Dinner on you own tonight. Overnight Trossachs. (L,D)

Day 2 -
After a full Scots breakfast we will visit Doune and Doune Castle, a magnificent late 14th century courtyard
castle and famous for
Monty Python's The Holy Grail. Next it is on to Dunblane and Dunblane Cathedral. The first
church was established her by St. Blane in the year 600 and the current cathedral dates from the 12th century. After
Lunch
at The Tearoom
in Stirling we visit Stirling Castle,  one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in Scotland.
Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here and the this is a Fairy Tale Castle with the star features being The Palace and
the Chapel Royal
. We are very excited as you will be able to step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling Castle’s
Royal Court
. An ongoing project has returned the six ground floor apartments in the castle’s Renaissance palace to how
they may have looked in the mid 16th century. This evening we will be out to
Pub Dinner at The Lion and Unicorn in
Thornhill. Overnight The Trossachs. (B,L,D)

Day 3 -
This morning we are off to Pitlochry, one of the most delightful Highland Villages in Scotland. We will stop in
Crieff and visit the Stuart and Waterford Crystal outlet as well as the Caithness Glass Factory and outlet. Caithness
Glass is known throughout the world for high quality paperweights and artglass
Afternoon Tea at Huntingtower Hotel
near Perth following a visit to
Huntingtower Castle. Once known as The House of Ruthven, Huntingtower Castle
comprises two fine and complete tower houses and the eastern tower has a fine painted ceiling.
Afternoon Free in
Pitlochry
to visit the many shops that line Main Street. You will want to take in the Heather Gems Factory and the many
shops that line main street. Dinner on your own this evening to sample from the many eateries to be found in Pitlochry.
 
Overnight Pitlochry. (B,L)

Day 4 -
After breakfast we will drive to The Queen's View named after Robert The Bruce's wife Isabel but made
popular by
Queen Victoria. This is one of the most breathtaking sights in Scotland and will become a favorite of yours. You
can't stop here without
Visiting the Tearoom and having a piece of millionaires shortbread! Next we visit Castle
Menzies
, a fine 16th century mansion house visited by Bonny Prince Charlie on his way to Culloden in 1746. This
afternoon we visit
Blair Atholl and Blair Castle. Bonnie Prince Charlie spent 2 days here in this 700 year old rambling,
turreted castle with over 32 rooms open to the public. This evening's highlight will be
Moulin Inn Pub Dinner and a
Performance at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre! Overnight Pitlochry. (B,L,D)

Day 5 -
This morning we leave the Highlands behind on the way to Perth and Scone Palace, the home of the Earls of
Mansfield
.  Once the crowning place of Scottish Kings, Scone Palace occupies a unique position in Scotland’s history. A
breathtakingly beautiful place of power and mystery and the rightful home of the celebrated
Stone of Scone, Scone Palace
is regarded as a national treasure and is revered as the historic jewel in Scotland’s crown. We will lunch at the
Angus
Tearoom on Kirriemuir
before visiting Glamis and Glamis Castle, the childhood home of The Queen Mother and
the legendary setting for
Shakespeare's Macbeth. Glamis is also reported to be the most haunted castle in Scotland and is a
true fairy tale castle!
Dinner and Overnight Kingdom of Fife. (B,L,D)

Day 6 -
Today we'll enjoy a day of sightseeing in and around St. Andrews. Sightseeing will include St. Andrews Castle
and Cathedral
. The Castle was the former Bishops' Palace, the residence of the Archbishops of St Andrews. The
Cathedral itself dates from around 1160, and was consecrated in the presence of
Robert the Bruce in July 1318. From here
we journey to
Falkland and will have Lunch at Kind Kyttock's Tearoom before a visit to Falkland Palace. The Royal
Palace of Falkland was the country residence of
Stuart Kings and Queens when they hunted deer and wild boar in the Fife
forest. Mary, Queen of Scots spent some of the happiest days of her tragic life here.
Dinner and Overnight Kingdom of
Fife. (B,L,D)

Day 7 -
This mornings journey will take us south toward Edinburgh but not before stopping in Dunfermline and
visiting Dunfermline Palace and Abbey
. Dunfermline was once the capitol of Scotland and the palace was the
birthplace of
Charles I. King Robert the Bruce is laid to rest under the pulpit in the cathedral. This afternoon will find us
stopping in
Linlithgow to visit Linlithgow Palace birth place of Mary Queen of Scots and also home to The Church
of St. Michaels
. We will Lunch at The Four Mary's Pub prior to visiting the Palace. The rest of the afternoon and
evening free for shopping on
Princes Street and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Dinner on your own tonight.
Overnight Edinburgh. (B,L)

Day 8 -
After breakfast you will take in the sights of Scotland's Capitol City aboard an Open Top Tour Bus where on
your way about the city you will see
Holyrood Palace, Grey Friar's Bobby and Deacon Brodie's. Edinburgh Castle
is a must stop as is The Royal Mile
. You will have entrance tickets for both the Castle and Holyrood Palace. After an
afternoon of taking in Princes Street we will gather for a
Farewell Dinner and a Scottish Evening for our last night in
Scotland. The evening is complete with Highland dances, song, bagpipes and of course...the dreaded Haggis.
Overnight
Edinburgh. (B,D)

Day 9 - July 11th -
Today we make our way back to Glasgow Airport after saying a fond farewell to this lovely city. (B)
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Stirlign Scotland, Scotland Tour
Sir Walter Scot steamship Loch Katrine
Falkland Palace, Falkland Scotland
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