Stunning Scotland: Highlands & Islands
August 14 to 23, 2021
- Starting Price: $5,495 per person, double occupancy, airfare not included
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Travel type: Land
- Add-Ons: Dublin Pre-Tour and St. Andrews Post-Tour
- Tour Partner: Orbridge
- Brochure: Download PDF
- More information: NC State + Orbridge website
- Reservations: To ask questions or make a reservation, call WolfTreks Travel Manager Kathy Hart at 919-515-0508 or book online using this link.
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 their creations.
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. Behold Eilean Donan Castle—one of the most recognized castles in Scotland and the site of Bishop Donan’s monastic cell created in 634 AD.
Enjoy a relaxing excursion cruising the infamous Loch Ness. Stroll through the ruins of Urquhart Castle—an iconic structure rich with over 1,000 years of dramatic history. See Culloden Battlefield, which was the site of the final battle of the Jacobite Rising. Guests seeking to learn more about their Scottish heritage and ancestors who were in the battle may join an optional excursion (additional fee).
Visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse—Queen Elizabeth’s official residence in Scotland. Founded as a monastery in 1128, 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 the celebrated 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 the birthplace of Princess Margaret. Embrace the charming town of St. Andrews—home to Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious university and the birthplace of golf, first played 600 years ago.
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