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Arrive Edinburgh

Tour begins 6:00 PM.  A transfer is included from Edinburgh Airport or Edinburgh Waverley Station to your choice of hotels in the heart of the city: The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, The Balmoral Hotel, or the Principal...


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Edinburgh sights

Under the watch of its lofty clifftop castle, Edinburgh rambles over rocky hills beside the sea, inviting you into its captivating maze of crooked medieval streets, cozy passages, avenues, shops, pubs, townhouses, and monumental palaces.  Begin...


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A day well spent in Edinburgh / embark Le Champlain

Get a private early visit aboard Britannia, Queen Elizabeth II's royal yacht, now retired from service and berthed at Leith; the ship logged over a million miles around the world between 1954 and 1997. Discover what life aboard the ship...


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Inverness: Cairns and Cawdor Castle

Arrive this afternoon at Inverness where you have a choice of shore excursions. Drive outside the city for a walking tour of the Clava Cairns of Bulnuaran, well-preserved prehistoric grave monuments in a tranquil woodland setting not far from Culloden...


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Treasures of the Shetland Islands

The Shetland Islands are an archipelago of more than a hundred windswept islands, of which only 16 are inhabited; the rest are havens for wildlife. Towns and villages are few, but there are thousands of archaeological sites throughout the islands,...


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Orkney Archipelago... seabirds and Bronze Age monuments

Like Shetland, the Orkney archipelago belonged to Norway until 1468 when the king of Norway gave them to the king of Scotland as collateral for a loan. When Norway tried to repay the loan, Scotland wouldn't give the islands back. But after all, who...


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Lochs, brochs and standing stones

The Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides offers a dreamlike landscape of windy rolling hills, moors, vivid colors, and dramatic, rugged shores. Dock in the town of Stornoway, founded by Vikings in the 9th century, and take your choice of excursions....


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The Isle of Skye... castles and storybook landscapes

Known in Gaelic as "isle of mist," Skye is steeped in Celtic and Norse legend, a land of faerie glens, storybook mountains, and otherworldly landscapes that seem to spring from Tolkien's Middle Earth. At Portree, a fishing town in a harbor sheltered...


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Isle of Eagles and Isle of Monks

The Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides, is a popular destination for naturalists and photographers in search of Britain's more elusive birds and wildlife. It is sometimes called Eagle Island, having the highest density of eagles in the UK, but there...


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Disembark and explore the many sights of Glasgow

Disembark Le Champlain at Greenock and drive to Glasgow, where a tour of city sights includes the Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, George's Square, Buchanan Street, the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art,  and Prince's Square. This afternoon,...


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Journey home

Tour ends Glasgow, Scotland. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow; the Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow; or the Dakota Deluxe Glasgow to Glasgow International Airport...


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The Balmoral Hotel Le Champlain

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