THE SCOTLAND RNR TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1 ~ “WELCOME TO SCOTLAND”
ARRIVE AIRPORT ~ BUS TRANSFER TO HOTEL ~ TOUR ALONG WAY ~ STROLL AROUND STIRLING TOWN ~ CHECK-IN AT HOTEL ~ ORIENTATION AND GROUP DINNER ~ TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
DAY 2 ~ “A DRUMMOND CASTLE GARDENS DAY”
TOUR DOUNE CASTLE ~ TOUR DRUMMOND CASTLE GARDENS ~ TOUR TULLIBARDINE WHISKY DISTILLERY WITH TASTINGS
DAY 3 ~ “A SCOTLAND HISTORY DAY”
AN “OUTLANDER” / “BRAVEHEART” TRAIL DAY ~ TOUR FILM LOCATIONS AND HISTORICAL SITES CONNECTED WITH SCOTTISH KING ROBERT THE BRUCE AND WILLIAM WALLACE ~ ENCOUNTER THE BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN EXPERIENCE
Scotland has produced its fair share of top Hollywood names, and there have been a surprising number of movies filmed in Scotland too. Scotland’s jaw-dropping scenery provides the perfect backdrop for the camera with its rugged landscape and ethereal geological features which have everyone in awe on the other side of the screen.
Film buff or not, follow the country’s movie trails in the footsteps of your favourite characters, to discover Scottish film locations including sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque towns and villages.
If you have found yourself caught in the mystical and spell-binding Outlander saga and wish to be swept away to Claire and Jamie’s world, come and experience the land that inspired the writer and the TV series producers. From ancient and mysterious standing stones to dramatic castles, magnificent stately homes and breathtaking landscapes, visit Scotland and embark on an inspiring journey.
The Battle of Bannockburn Experience. The Battle of Bannockburn was one of the most decisive clashes in the First War of Scottish Independence. Robert the Bruce led Scottish forces to battle against the English at Bannockburn over 700 years ago and although vastly outnumbered, Bruce’s men drove King Edward II’s army homewards after two days of fierce and brutal combat. Transport yourself back to 1314 and relieve the battle as it’s brought to life at the 3D immersive experience at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Prepare for battle at the multi-award-winning visitor centre. The Battle of Bannockburn experience puts you at the heart of the action with cutting-edge 3D technology. Outside, wander across the parkland and admire the restored commemorative monuments, including the iconic statue of Robert the Bruce.
Located near the historic city of Stirling and in the vicinity of the battleground, the visitor centre expertly harnesses fully-immersive 3D technology to bring this thrilling chapter of Scotland’s story to life. Come and experience medieval combat like never before and discover more about this crucial event in Scottish history.
Take command of your own virtual battlefield to try and re-create the battle, and then witness Bruce’s decisive victory, against all odds. Interact with medieval warriors, pages, archers and knights on either side of the conflict as they reveal how they became involved in the battle.
Outside, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce in our memorial park and see the spot where he raised his royal standard. Admire the battleground and restored commemorative monuments, including the iconic statue of Robert the Bruce, cast in shimmering bronze.
DAY 4 ~ “A FREE DAY”
A FREE DAY ~ DO YOUR OWN ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND TOWN ~ GROUP DINNER AND TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH MUSIC & DANCE ENTERTAINMENT
DAY 5 ~ “A STIRLING DAY”
TOUR STIRLING CASTLE AND TOWN ~ TOUR THE STIRLING SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM
A ST ANDREWS & ANGUS DAY ~ VISIT FALKLAND TOWN ~ TOUR FALKLAND PALACE AND GARDENS ~ STROLL THE MEDIEVAL STREETS OF ST ANDREWS AND ST ANDREWS CATHEDRAL ~ VISIT THE BRITISH GOLF MUSEUM
St Andrews, Scotland’s world-famous Home of Golf, is known for its historic university, medieval streets and gorgeous traditional buildings. The town is filled with exciting things to see and do, from St Andrews Cathedral to nearby Scotland’s Secret Bunker.
Over 500 years of golfing history is displayed in the British Golf Museum. Come and experience the history of golf in a unique location, just yards from the world famous Old Course. The British Golf Museum is a 5 star Museum at the heart of the home of golf. Visitors are now welcomed by a re-modelled reception, shop and entrance galleries and our spectacular 80 seat café on the roof. The early history and interactive galleries have been transformed to bring the spirit of the game alive for visitors.
DAY 7 ~ “AN EDINBURGH DAY”
CHECK-OUT OF HOTEL ~ AN EDINBURGH DAY ~ TOUR EDINBURGH ALL DAY ~ VISIT HARRY POTTER’S “BIRTHPLACE” IN OLD TOWN ~ WALK THE FAMOUS ROYAL MILE FROM THE CASTLE TO HOLYROOD PALACE~ CHECK-IN AT THE AIRPORT HOTEL ~ GROUP FAREWELL DINNER
Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there’s no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.
WHERE PAST AND PRESENT COLLIDE. With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy, and you can experience different centuries of history without even moving. Head to the bottom of the famous Royal Mile and you’ll find the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, the modern parliament building and the prehistoric extinct volcano famously known as Arthur’s Seat standing proudly next to each other. And that’s just one example!
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one tourist attraction.
This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War.
The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O’ Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
DAY 8 ~ “DEPARTURE DAY”
BREAKFAST ~ CHECK OUT OF HOTEL ~ FLY HOME
Departure for most from Airport to return home.
1. Daily breakfast, 7-10 AM and six dinners included; Lunch on own as desired.
2. Individual tours may be scheduled through hotel concierge.
3. Reserve Spa appointments directly with Spa.
4. Tour Itinerary subject to change as circumstances dictate
- Activity level of this tour is moderate. You must be able to do the following.
- Board and exit luxury motor coach multiple times throughout the day
- Be on your feet walking, standing, and climbing steps throughout the day in all types of weather
- Sleep with little or no air conditioning
- Can carry or roll your luggage from the hotel lobby to and from the motor coach