Edinburgh Castle 2022

April 9 – 16, 2022

Best of Scotland

Don't miss this amazing Spring trip to Scotland!

Booking Deadline: February 8, 2022

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Pricing

Occupancy Rates Per Person
Double $2,269
Single $2,549
Triple $2,259

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 15 passengers.

Desired pick-up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met. 

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to a local International Airport
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/hotel
  • Six night hotel accommodations
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
  • Services of a Professional Trafalgar Travel Director and Driver
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Welcome Reception
  • Be My Guest Dinner
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Pre-paid gratuities for Travel Director and Driver
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Airfare is currently not included in the price of the trip. Airfare will be added when rates and schedules become available.

Highlights

  • Glasgow
  • Visit to Edinburgh Castle
  • Pitlochry
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • The Isle of Skye
  • Stirling Castle
  • Loch Ness
  • Glengoyne Whiskey Distillery

Itinerary

Saturday, April 9: Depart for Scotland

Motorcoach from Central PA to a local International Airport for an overnight flight to Edinburgh, Scotland.

Sunday, April 10: Arrive Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland! Get lost in the narrow lanes of Edinburgh, the Scottish capital city with a mystical air that combines ancient heritage with the atmosphere of a modern city. Spend your day at leisure delving into its rich history and embracing the warm culture of the Scots, before joining your travel companions and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception with a light meal and drinks. Hotel: Novotel Centre/ Apex Haymarket, Edinburgh (Welcome Reception)

Monday, April 11: Edinburgh Sightseeing and Free Time

Join your ‘Local Specialist’ this morning for an intriguing sightseeing tour of the city. Ascend Castle Rock and visit Edinburgh Castle, which watches over the surrounding city from its elevated vantage point. Stroll through the Old Town along the Royal Mile and see the stunning Palace of Holyroodhouse before enjoying time at leisure to soak up the city’s festive atmosphere. (Breakfast)

Tuesday, April 12: St. Andrews, Pitlochry and the Scottish Highlands

Tread in the footsteps of the world’s golfing greats and head to St. Andrews en-route to the glorious Scottish Highlands. A scenic drive takes us north and across the Firth of Tay, past the city of Dundee to Pitlochry. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore its riverside setting or join an Optional Experience to Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Murray. Our day in beautiful surroundings will come to an end with a cozy dinner at our hotel located within the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Hotel: Laggan Gaskmore/Carrbridge, Newtonmore (Breakfast, Dinner)

Wednesday, April 13: Culloden, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye Excursion

Continue your journey to the tragic battlefield of Culloden. Pay tribute to the brave men who lost their lives in the Jacobite Uprising, then journey past Scotland’s infamous Loch Ness. The rugged beauty of Eilean Donan Castle will leave you speechless before you continue your journey to the coast and cross to the Isle of Skye. Heather-clad peaks provide a stunning backdrop for our scenic drive across the Sleat Peninsula. Indulge in some free time for lunch before boarding your ferry in Armadale and crossing to Mallaig, back on the mainland. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday, April 14: Scottish Highlands, Glencoe and Glasgow

Our first stop today sees us commemorating World War II history at the Commando Memorial near Fort William, from which we’ll admire spectacular views of Britain’s highest peak – Ben Nevis. We journey through the volcanic ruins and precipitous mountains that lie just beyond Glencoe to see the ‘Glen of Weeping’. Here we’ll remember the MacDonald clansmen who were massacred in 1692. Continuing towards the River Clyde, we’ll arrive at our final stop for the day – Glasgow. Hotel: Crowne Plaza, Glasgow (Breakfast)

Friday, April 15: Glasgow Orientation and Stirling Castle Excursion

Madainn mhath! While your Gaelic may be a little rusty, your orientation tour around this edgy city will be anything but. Begin your day seeing Glasgow’s iconic sights. Enjoy views of the Necropolis, the regal George Square and River Clyde, for over 200 years the center of shipbuilding. Journey to Stirling, to see its hilltop fortress, which stands as a symbol of national pride. Stirling Castle was once the seat of Scottish kings and queens, including Mary, Queen of Scots. View the Wallace Monument from the castle walls, paying tribute to the Scottish heros who fought for Scotland’s independence. Later, we ‘Dive into Culture’ at Glengoyne Whiskey Distillery and enjoy a wee dram before joining the Wood family at their 15th-century farm on the shores of Loch Ard for a ‘Connect with Locals’ dinner, amidst tales of Rob Roy and a few foot tapping ceilidh tunes. (Breakfast, Be My Guest Dinner)

Saturday, April 16: Depart for USA

With the rugged beauty and warmth of Scotland’s people forever in your memories, enjoy one last hearty breakfast with your travel companions before wishing them and your Travel Director a fond farewell. Transfer to Glasgow International Airport for your flight and transportation back to Central PA. (Breakfast)

Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour requires moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

An original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s) is required for this tour.

Payment

NON-REFUNDABLE Deposit of $200 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by February 8, 2022.
Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...

From Date of Deposit- February 9, 2022- $200 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From February 10- March 25, 2022- 30% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From March 26- April 2, 2022- 50% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From April 3-8, 2022- 90% per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees

After April 8, 2022- NON-REFUNDABLE

*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat Assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for Scotland in April average in the 50s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best. Comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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