Friday, May 22, 2020 – May 29, 2020
8 days $3,300
Deposit – $700 and must be received by November 1, 2019
All rooms are double occupancy – Single Supplement – $800
Final Payment due by January 15, 2020
Explore eight castles in eight days with USA Today Bestselling, Award-Winning author of Regency and Scottish Historical Romance, Collette Cameron. Collette adores dachshunds and Cadbury milk chocolate, but her writing is often inspired by the legends, history and romantic landscapes of Scotland. Now, you can join Collette on a tour of eight of Scotland’s most iconic castles and travel with her through the land that has inspired many of the novels treasured by her readers and fans. Discover how Collette uses real places in her books, how history has inspired her beloved heroes and heroines and learn more about this beloved author as you travel with her through a thousand years of Scottish history.
Space is limited – Reserve early!
Arrive in Edinburgh
A full day to explore the history and heritage of Edinburgh, including Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle and shopping in the Royal Mile.
Today we’ll travel north for a guided tour of Glamis Castle, steeped in one thousand years of history. Home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis was the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and, more recently, the beloved home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Afterwards, we’ll travel to our period hotel in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, where we’ll be spending two nights.
This morning, we’ll tour Blair Castle, home to the Dukes of Atholl for the past 19 generations and a favourite holiday spot of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Our tour will be followed by a half day Land Rover Highland Safari tour of one of Scotland’s best loved Highland estates with our own ghillie guides, who will take us over hill, up dale, through rugged streams and show us the secrets of this truly stunning landscape.
After traveling on to Inverness, we’ll tour the stunning cliff top Inverness Castle and explore the historic town. We’ll be staying in Inverness for the next three nights.
This morning we’re off on a full day tour of some of the most iconic sites in Scotland – legendary Urquhart Castle nestled at the edge of Loch Ness, the wildly romantic Eilean Donan Castle and the rugged and inspiring scenery of the Isle of Skye.
We’re off to Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly and largest Scottish castle, with 189 rooms. Dunrobin is also one of Britain’s oldest castles, dating back to the 1300’s and home to the Dukes of Sutherland. We’ll have plenty of time to tour the castle and the surrounding gardens before we head off to the Glenmorangie Scotch distillery. Located beside the Dornoch Firth, Glenmorangie has been producing fine, single malt whiskey since 1843 – yes, we’ll be tasting their award winning tipple while we’re there!
Leaving Inverness, we’ll head southwards once more to magnificent Stirling Castle, where the buildings date from the 14th century. Stirling has been an important royal residence and a fortress and is steeped in both history and legend. It remains the headquarters of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders and we’ll have a leisurely day to explore the castle, the outbuildings and the gardens before we return to Edinburgh for a farewell dinner.
- 8 nights hotel accommodation
- 7 full English Breakfasts
- 4 dinners
- Entry or admission to all listed venues
- Services of a professional guide throughout