Science Center Nature Tours
Hebrides and Highlands
June 11-24, 2015
This 13-day trip shows off the very best of Scottish scenery and hospitality. We'll fly from Boston to Glasgow and then go by van to the beautiful Spey Valley nestled next to the Cairngorm Mountains. We'll stay for five nights at the Rowan Tree Hotel near Aviemore. We'll explore lochs and ancient pine forests and the shores of the Moray Firth, including a day trip to the Black Isle and Cromarty. We'll even visit Royal Deeside for a tour of Balmoral Castle. The second part of the trip takes us to Oban and a ferry to the spectacular island of Mull. We'll stay five nights at Tiroran House Hotel (voted best small House Hotel, 2013 & 2014). The spectacular loch-side setting and beautiful gardens make this a memorable location. Day trips will take us on a boat excursion to the Treshnish Isles for lunch among the Puffins and a chance to explore Fingal's Cave on Staffa. We'll visit the beautiful village of Tobermory and take a day trip to Iona and tour of the ancient Abbey. Wildlife highlights include White-tailed and Golden Eagles, Otters, Seals, and Red Deer. The last leg of the trip takes us to Edinburgh for a free day to explore this wonderful and historic city. View the full itinerary for the Hebrides and Highlands trip.
Cost: $5,750 (assumes double or twin occupancy room*)
All-inclusive cost includes hotel accommodations and all meals, round-trip airfare from Boston to Glasgow, van transportation in Scotland, ferry and boat trips and admission fees to nature reserves and other destinations listed on the itinerary. *There is an additional $350 single room supplement.
Contact Iain at 603-968-7194 x 23 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a full trip itinerary or to book your place on the trip.