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Small Ship Cruising

Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh & Glasgow

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$8,490 USD
Journey Type
Small Ship
Time of Year
Jul - Aug
Cities & Landmarks
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Shetland Islands, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Orkney Islands
Legendary Scottish Isles Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland Cruise
Isle of Skye, Scotland

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Early private visit to Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh including lectures by local experts plus music, dance and storytelling performances

 

Visit the Glasgow Rivervside Museum, Winner of the 2013 European Museum of the Year Award and one of the most popular attractions in Scotland

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Highlights of daily Shore Excursion Choices include:

 

Visit to Mousa Broch, a Neolithic fortress, as well as a Shetland Pony farm on the Shetland Mainland

 

Visit to Marwick Head Nature Reserve on the Orkney Mainland

 

Wildlife safaris on the Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull

 

Visit to Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement, and an opportunity to sample the unique foods local to the Orkney Mainland with an "Orkney Tasting Experience"

 

 

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Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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a collection of treasures

There’s no better way to explore all the natural and cultural riches that Scotland and its islands have to offer – from treasured tartans and traditions of the clans, to the wonders of single malt whiskies at a distillery in the Highlands to the distinctive folkways of the captivating Scottish Isles...

Our 11-day trip includes a 7-night cruise aboard the luxury small ship Le Dumont d'Urville, plus a choice of hotel stays in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Cruise to the celebrated Orkney and Shetland Islands, and the more remote isles of Mull, Skye and Lewis; explore eclectic Edinburgh, the traditions of Scottish music and dance, the Highlands’ incredible scenery, and much more. Enjoy a private early-opening visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a sea safari, and more. Read Less

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Private early opening at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse

Early opening at the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse

At the opposite end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle stands the Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse (Holyrood Palace), the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II while in Scotland (usually for one week each summer). The earliest part of the palace dates to the 16th century, when Mary, Queen of Scots resided here; see her rooms and more on Tauck's early-opening visit, available when Her Majesty the Queen or other members of the Royal Family are not in residence. The palace was transformed into a modern royal residence by the current Queen's grandfather, King George V. You'll also enjoy the royal gardens and wild Holyrood Park.

Three choices on Orkney Islands

Orkney Islands choices include the Neolithic village of Skara Brae

The heartland of the Neolithic North is a bleak, mysterious place that has made Orkney a magnet for archaeologists, historians and researchers from many decades past to present day, as they continue to walk the island measuring and excavating its original Stone Age sites. Your visit here includes several of the most important monuments that make up the heart of this region including the stone-chambered tomb of Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar, and the settlement of Skara Brae, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you’ll gain an up-close understanding of a land that has been inhabited for at least 8,500 years.

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