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13 Day Tour – 480016

Day 1 Glasgow

  • Glasgow Cathedral
  • Glasgow Police Museum
  • Glasgow Green

The biggest city in Scotland and the third biggest in the UK, Glasgow really is a vibrant metropolis (despite what their biggest rivals – Edinburgh residents – may say). Once the centre of the UK’s industrial revolution, Glasgow is now brimming with world class museums, art galleries, and architecture both old and new. It’s also got a booming music scene, and you shouldn’t leave without checking out at least one live venue.

Stay at The Grand Central Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/grand-central-hotel-glasgow/

Day 2 Oban

  • McCaig’s Tower
  • War and Peace Museum
  • Oban Distillery

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, Oban is a seaside town on Scotland’s western coast. Regarded as the seafood capital of the country, it’s a true foodie heaven (and not bad for whisky fans either). Use the town as a base to explore the isles by boat, or check out some of the local attractions; McCaig’s Tower offers stunning views, and there are a handful of other historical castles and museums in the area too.

Stay at Oban Bay Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/oban-bay-oban/

Day 3 Oban

  • McCaig’s Tower
  • War and Peace Museum
  • Oban Distillery

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, Oban is a seaside town on Scotland’s western coast. Regarded as the seafood capital of the country, it’s a true foodie heaven (and not bad for whisky fans either). Use the town as a base to explore the isles by boat, or check out some of the local attractions; McCaig’s Tower offers stunning views, and there are a handful of other historical castles and museums in the area too.

Stay at Oban Bay Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/oban-bay-oban/

DAY 4 Isle of Skye

  • Neist Point Lighthouse
  • Old Man of Storr
  • The Quirang

The largest of the Hebrides, the Isle of Skye is awe-inspiring and enchanting. Spend lazy afternoons wandering through quaint seaside villages like Broadford, Kyleakin, or the island’s capital Portree. Get in touch with nature on some exhilarating hill walks – look out for the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang, rock formations straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. Neist Point lighthouse, the Fairy Glen, and MacLeod’s Maidens (the highest cliffs in the UK), are also well worth checking out.

Stay at Skeaboast Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/skeabost-country-house-hotel-isle-of-skye/

DAY 5 Isle of Skye

  • Neist Point Lighthouse
  • Old Man of Storr
  • The Quirang

The largest of the Hebrides, the Isle of Skye is awe-inspiring and enchanting. Spend lazy afternoons wandering through quaint seaside villages like Broadford, Kyleakin, or the island’s capital Portree. Get in touch with nature on some exhilarating hill walks – look out for the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang, rock formations straight from the pages of a fantasy novel. Neist Point lighthouse, the Fairy Glen, and MacLeod’s Maidens (the highest cliffs in the UK), are also well worth checking out.

Stay at Skeaboast Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/skeabost-country-house-hotel-isle-of-skye/

DAY 6 Inverness

  • Caledonian Canal
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness Castle

Marketed as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, Inverness is a picturesque town on the banks of the river Ness. There are many walks to take along the leafy river bank, leading up to the magnificent Inverness castle and beyond to the Ness islands or the Calendonian Canal towpath. Golfing, cycling, and watersports are popular activities, and this town is also home to the biggest myth of all; the Loch Ness Monster. Go searching if you dare!

Stay at Culloden House or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/culloden-house-inverness/

DAY 7 Inverness

  • Caledonian Canal
  • Loch Ness
  • Inverness Castle

Marketed as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, Inverness is a picturesque town on the banks of the river Ness. There are many walks to take along the leafy river bank, leading up to the magnificent Inverness castle and beyond to the Ness islands or the Calendonian Canal towpath. Golfing, cycling, and watersports are popular activities, and this town is also home to the biggest myth of all; the Loch Ness Monster. Go searching if you dare!

Stay at Culloden House or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/culloden-house-inverness/

DAY 8 Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Mary King’s Close
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard

This stunning medieval city is the jewel in Scotland’s crown, and ever popular with visitors. Edinburgh Castle sits right in the centre on top of a craggy hill overlooking everything below, with Greyfriars Kirkyard and Mary King’s Close providing plenty more insights into this city’s spooky, creepy history. The Edinburgh arts festival in August is one of the best in the world and not to be missed.

Stay at Haymarket Hotel or Similar

http://www.exploringvacations.com/the-haymarket-hotel-edinburgh/

Day 9 York

  • York Minster
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • York Dungeon

The Viking city of York is one of the most popular destinations in the UK outside of London, and for good reason. The daunting and dazzling York Minster is one of England’s biggest and finest cathedrals, the Jorvik Viking Centre lets you dive head first into medieval Viking life, and there’s a whole host of other activities to keep you busy for days. If you have time, check out York Dungeons, York Maze, Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum, and the National Railway Museum.

Stay at Monkbar Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/monkbar-hotel-york/

DAY 10 Lake District

  • Beatrix Potter Museum
  • Windermere Lake cruise
  • St. Martin Parish Church

Windermere is the main tourist town for those exploring the South Lakes of the Lakes District. Windermere lake is the biggest in England, and offers plenty of opportunities for watersports, sailing, cruising, or just strolling by the banks. An essential activity is a lazy boat cruise on the lake, especially if the weather is working in your favour.

Stay at Cumbria Grand Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/cumbria-grand-hotel-lake-district/

DAY 11 Lake District

  • Beatrix Potter Museum
  • Windermere Lake cruise
  • St. Martin Parish Church

Windermere is the main tourist town for those exploring the South Lakes of the Lakes District. Windermere lake is the biggest in England, and offers plenty of opportunities for watersports, sailing, cruising, or just strolling by the banks. An essential activity is a lazy boat cruise on the lake, especially if the weather is working in your favour.

Stay at Cumbria Grand Hotel or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/cumbria-grand-hotel-lake-district/

DAY 12 Chester

  • The Groves
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Roman Walls

The historic and dazzling town of Chester dates back to Romano-British times, and is surrounded by ancient Roman walls. Its medieval town centre is little changed on the outside, and is sure to keep your camera clicking all day. One of the great military bases for the Romans, it also has an ancient amphitheatre and gardens. The winding riverside promenade of The Groves, the multitude of irresistible shops, and the sprawling Grosvenor Park are also must sees.

Stay at Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/mollington-banastre-hotel-chester/

DAY 13 Chester

  • The Groves
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Roman Walls

The historic and dazzling town of Chester dates back to Romano-British times, and is surrounded by ancient Roman walls. Its medieval town centre is little changed on the outside, and is sure to keep your camera clicking all day. One of the great military bases for the Romans, it also has an ancient amphitheatre and gardens. The winding riverside promenade of The Groves, the multitude of irresistible shops, and the sprawling Grosvenor Park are also must sees.

Stay at Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa or Similar:

http://www.exploringvacations.com/mollington-banastre-hotel-chester/

DAY 14 Departure



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