Dalriada Tour of Scotland
Day Luxury Coach Tour
Starts September, 2003 and May 2004
land of Dalriada (which now forms Argyll and Lorn) was where the
first "SCOTS" arrived from Ireland, known as the Scotti tribe,
they soon spread around this region and finally overcame the Picts
to name the country after themselves ... Scot Land, land of the
This tour takes you on a Dalriadan journey on Scotland's west
We start our tour after leaving the airport
by travelling north alongside the shores of Loch lomond, turning
left at Tarbet and through the "rest and be thankful" pass up
the mountains to Loch fyne, where we follow this - one of Scotland's
longest sea lochs - to Lochgilphead where we break for a refreshment
stop. Heading north again we make our way to Kilmartin Glen, an
area of Scotland where people have lived, loved, farmed, hunted,
played and prayed for perhaps 10,000 years. You will see the ancient
hill fort of Dunadd, standing stones, burial cairns, and the graveyard
at the village church, and if timew you may visit the museum here.
Then it's on north to Oban for our hotel and evening meal. Famous
for its sunsets, Oban has many pubs to enjoy a wee dram at tonight!
A deviation from Dalriada today, we take
you to Loch Ness for a wee spot of monster hunting, returning
through the infamous Glencoe scene of the massacre of MacDonals
by the Campbells - always a dramatic stop over, beautiful scenery,
thought provoking and majestic. Home again via Loch Awe and the
Brander Pass, viewing Dunstaffnage Castle on our right, if time
allows we will make a visit here before returning to your hotel
A whole day trip to the Isles of Mull, Iona
and Staffa. This trip takes you to the birthplace of Christianity
here in Scotland, Iona, where St Columba landed to bring his religion
to the Scots. With vastly changing scenery along our route, ending
with the incredible rock formations at Staffa , a long day but
well worth the effort before catching the ferry back to your Oban
hotel for the night.
Leaving Oban we head north again through
Fort William, Spean Bridge, and left at Invergarry via some of
the Highlands most scenic routes on to Loch Duich, where we stop
for a look at Eilean Donan castle, a spectacular loch side castle
which has appeared in many movies. We end the day by crossing
over the sea to Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebridean Islands,
and on to your hotel for the night.
It's a full day out on Skye today, taking
you on a circular route around the island, castles, mountains,
glens, beaches, wildlife, Skye has it all in abundance - there
is something for everyone here, a memorable day out. returning
to your hotel on Skye.
head south homeward bound today, with breathtaking scenery along
our route, we head into Glasgow, where we take you on a city tour,
before dropping you at your city centre hotel, some free time
here, evening dinner and a good night's rest before your journey
home next day.
It's home - we take you back to the airport
this morning for your flight home.
fully guided luxury coach throughout your stay, staff available
24 hours per day, full Scottish breakfast and evening dinner each
day as schedule. Entry to castles as schedule. All rooms en suite,
non smoking, porterage to include max of two pieces of luggage
per person - based on two adults sharing double or twin room.
Single supplement - $400
flights, personal insurance, tips, meals other than stated or
entry to attractions other than stated.
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