BONNIE SCOTLAND

(THIS IS A GLOBUS JORNEY’S COACH TOUR)

07 NIGHTS/08 DAYS

 

THE TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 01     ARRIVE GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax in Scotland’s largest city. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

DAY 02     GLASGOW- OBAN- ISLE OF MULL

Your tour of Scotland starts in earnest with a day full of spectacular scenery. Cross the Highland Line and stop for photos of the “Bonnie Banks” of Loch Lomond, before ascending the mountain pass known as “Rest and be thankful.” Pause at Inveraray, seat of the Clan Campbell and situated on the shores of Loch Fyne, then follow the Pass of Brander to the pretty fishing port of Oban, where you board the FERRY to the beautiful Isle of Mull. Enjoy the drive up to Tobermory for a visit to the quaint island capital. (B,D)

DAY 03     ISLE OF MULL- FORT WILLIAM- CULLODEN-INVERNES

A short ferry crossing back to the Scottish mainland and then a fantastic drive on narrow winding roads and along lovely Loch Linnhe to Fort William beneath Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, are on this morning’s agenda. Then, follow the shores of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness, keeping a lookout for the mysterious monster. At CULLODEN VISITOR CENTRE the scene is set of the crushing Hanoverian victory over Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish clans. Spend the night in Inverness, the Highland capital. (B,D)

DAY 04     INVERNESS- PITLOCHRY- DUNDEF

Start the day with a unique treat: admire a champion shepherd as he manipulates his flock with up to 10 border collies in a SHEEPDOG DISPLAY. Then, enjoy more spectacular Highland scenery as you drive through Cairngorms National Park and Glen Garry to the Victorian mountain resort of Pitlochry. This afternoon, visit a WHISKY DISTILLERY, where your guide explains the ancient art of converting barley, water, and yeast into a heart-warming liquor. Stay the night in the city of Dundee, overlooking the picturesque Firth of Tay. (B,D)

DAY 05     DUNDEE- ST. ANDREWS- EDINBURGH

A leisurely start to the day with a drive across the Tay Bridge to St. Andrews, whose Royal and Ancient Golf Club, founded in 1754, has given us the rules of golfing. A fun inclusion is the opportunity to hit a few balls at the ST. ANDREWS GOLF PRACTICE CENTRE. Continue on to Perth and a special visit to SCONE PALACE, the stately home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. During your welcome over coffee and shortbread, hear about the crowning of Scottish kings here, then join your guide on a private tour of the Murray family home. Plenty of time is left to explore the palace grounds. Cross the mighty Forth Road Bridge to Edinburgh and tonight, don’t miss our optional Scottish evening with Highland dancers, bagpipers, and the Ceremony of the Haggis. (B)

DAY 06     EDINBURGH

Morning city sightseeing with a Local Guide introduces you to the 200-year-old “New Town” and famous scientists, inventors, and novelists. In the “Old Town,” drive up the narrow Royal Mile to EDINBURGH CASTLE to admire Scotland’s Crown Jewels. The afternoon is free to enjoy the Scottish capital at your own pace. Later, a unique optional experience: board the former Royal Yacht Britannia, once the perfect royal residence for the Queen’s glittering state visits and family holidays. Tour five decks and see how the Royal Family and crew of 240 lived and worked on board. Dinner rounds off this optional evening. For August 1, August 8, and August 15 departures, tickets are included for tonight’s performance of the world-renowned MILITARY TATTOO, a vast spectacle of massed Scottish pipe bands that takes place in an arena on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle. (B)

DAY 07     EDINBURGH- STIRLING- GLAGOW

First stop this morning is at BANNOCKBURN HERITAGE CENTRE for a visit of the battle site where Robert the Bruce defeated the English in 1314. Then, see the Wallace Monument, testimony to William Wallace’s victory over Edward I of England’s troops at The Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, as re-enacted in the film Braveheart. Leaving bloodied history behind, follow the route through Callander to the Lake of Menteith and Aberfoyle in the picturesque forested region known as The Trossachs. Back in vibrant Glasgow a final orientation drive takes in the fine 12th-century cathedral, imposing university buildings, and elegant Georgian squares built by the wealthy tobacco barons. Time for last minute shopping before enjoying a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

DAY 08      GLASGOW

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

TRAVEL TIPS

The above is Globus Journeys Coach tour and has its own departure dates and payment policies. You can fly on any airline to Arrive London on Day 01 and depart on day 13. If extensions are required you can book flights accordingly. UK visa is required and it takes easy four weeks for processing. So please start your planning before four months and decide at least 70 days in advance. Flights and seats normally gets sold fast especially during peak. Cosmos provides Insurance against possible visa rejections and unforeseen circumstances. This tour is ideal for seeing part of Great Britain style and it is escorted by experienced tour managers. The participants are international and you don’t get Indian food. Bio Matrics is compulsory and one need to visit nearest VFS for the same. If you first time traveler we need to be extra careful in visa documentations. Consult us.


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR UK VISA

Basic Documents       

Passport + 02 White Back Ground Photos+ Visa Application forms + Visa Request letter + Air-Tickets/Booking Certificate.

Personal Documents

Letter from charted accountant / engineer valuating your movable and immovable assets
Bank Statement for past six months signed and sealed in all pages by bank with closing balance of minimum 3 Lakhs.
Past Three Years Income Tax Papers
Any  other financial papers like Mutual Fund/Share Valuation, FD Receipts etc.,

Professional documents

If Business        Company Registration + Past 6 Month bank statement signed & sealed by the bank + Past 3 years IT papers.
If working         Working proof –Letter from company + Past Six Months Salary Slips + Leave Letter
If Student          Bonafide Letter from School + Copy of Identity Card
If Retired           Copy of retirement letter or Book
If House wife     Spouse name should be endorsed on each other’s passport. Failing which marriage certificate copy
Honeymoon       Marriage Card + Marriage Photo + NOC from parents of both husband and wife
If Invited           Copy of Inviters Passport & Visa Page, Inventors Bank Statement+ Residence Proof + Job Proof.
Please note the documentation takes time and need to be done tactfully. Also above is not the final list and consulate reserve the right to ask for additional documents if required. The requirements keep changing from time to time. Please check with us on case to case basis. Above is given only for guidance and should not be construed as final list.