In the Footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie
11 Day Luxury Scottish Coach Tour
Starts June 9th, 2003


Day 1.
Your tour starts at GLASGOW, where we meet you at the airport. We then head north along the west side of Loch Lomond, following the loch to its end near Crainlarich, and continue northwards to Tyndrum where we turn north again heading through Glen Orchy. At Glen Coe you have a chance to stop and stretch your legs and view this spectacular location before moving on the short distance to your hotel at Glen Coe on Loch Leven. After refreshments and checking in, we will head north again past Fort William, heading west along Loch Eil for a visit to the famous Glenfinnan Monument. You have time here for photographs, enjoy a tea or coffee in the visitor centre or climb the hill if you can. We head back to the hotel for the night and your evening meal. Glenfinnan was were the standard was raised, your tour officially starts here!
Overnight at the Ballachulish Hotel, Ballachulish, Glencoe.

Day 2.
We head out after breakfast northeast along Loch Linnhe, through Ft William to Spean Bridge, where we turn into Glen Spean and continue along the to Loch Laggan, to Dalwhinnie. We follow the A9 south through the Drumochter Pass to Blair Atholl where we visit the castle. After the castle we head south again and visit Edradour Whisky Distillery at Pitlochry. This is Scotlandıs smallest distillery, you can take the tour here before we head into Dunkeld, where we stop for an hour or so. Itıs then on to Perth and your hotel for the night. With free time here in Perth, ancient capital of Scotland, you may like to wander into town and see the sights. A full welcome awaits you at your hotel - The Ramada Jarvis with pipers and a memorable evening dinner. Overnight at the Ramada Jarvis Hotel, City Mills, Perth.

Day 3.
Leaving Perth after we travel south to STIRLING and BANNOCKBURN, with a long stop here to admire the castle, Wallace and Bruce monuments, we then continue on to EDINBURGH where you will be staying overnight. Evening free here - why not take a "ghost tour" of the underground streets? Overnight at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh.

Day 4.
Today we take the road south via MUSSELBURGH, PRESTONPANS (stop), JEDBURGH (stop) and on to CARLISLE (stop), PENRITH, and stopping for the night at the English Lake District town of BOWNESS. We will take you on an evening trip tonight to one of the lakes. Overnight at the MacDonald Old England hotel, Bowness on Windermere.

Day 5.
We continue south on our route through LANCASTER, PRESTON, WIGAN, MANCHESTER, MACCLESFIELD and ending the day at DERBY where you will be staying for the night. You are half way through your tour here, and at the same point where Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army turned back for Scotland. Charles's equestrian statue in Full St - Derby. Swarkstone Bridge was furthest point south reached.

Day 6.
Back north via MACCLESFIELD, MANCHESTER, PENRITH, CARLISLE, following a similar route home, we stop at GRETNA GREEN overnight, back once again in Scotland. Overnight at Gretna Hall, Gretna Green, Scotland.

Day 7.
Heading north we stop at Drumlanrig castle, before continuing through HAMILTON, GLASGOW, FALKIRK ... where battle was given, then to our destination for tonight FALKIRK. Evening free here. Overnight at the MacDonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Falkirk.

Day 8.
Leaving Falkirk we head north again towards Inverness and CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD where the Prince and his army took battle with the Duke of Cumberland. After a stop here we take you to your hotel in the Highlands capital - INVERNESS. Our 'footsteps tour' ends here, as the Army of Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated at Culloden Moor. Overnight at the Ramada Jarvis, Inverness. Your tour continues tomorrow!

Day 9.
Our route takes us through Speyside (stop) to Stonehaven, where we stop to visit dramatic Dunnottar castle. Then following the coastal route to Dundee and over the Tay Bridge to St Andrews (stop). We continue along the coast of Fife and our last break for the day will be at Dunfermline, where you have freetime before we head to Edinburgh, where you stay for two nights. Overnight at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh.

Day 10.
A morning guided coach tour of the city ending at the castle where you can take your time looking around this wonderful castle! You then have the remainder of the day free in Edinburgh. Your TOUR ENDS here in EDINBURGH. Overnight at the MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh.

Day 11.
We take you back to Glasgow airport for your connecting flight. Should any require a connecting flight from Edinburgh, or train connections this will also be taken care of, depending on departure times. .

Tour Prices:
$1,995 per person - based on two adults sharing double or twin room.
Childs places - under 12 year old $995 if sharing with two adults.
Single supplement - $400

Excludes: flights, personal insurance, tips, meals other than stated or entry to attractions other than stated.

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