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ID: 905
HAUNTED SCOTLAND
Offered by Company : ID 523
Country : United Kingdom
Duration : 10 – 12 day(s)
Minimum Price : $3295 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $3295 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Culture Tour
 
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Haunted Scotland
Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery, Mary King's Close, Perth and Huntingtower Castle, Pitlochry, Murder Mystery Weekend, Blair Castle, Queens View, Edradour Distillery, Glamis Castle, Arbroath Abbey, Claypotts Castle, Falkland Palace, St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral, Melrose Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, Hermitage Castle, Glasgow, Glasgow Cathedral and necropolis,Glasgow Haunted City Tour and more!
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Small intimate Ghoulish tour of Edinburgh, Pitlochry, St. Andrews, Angus, Glasgow, and Peebles . This tour is designed to accommodate only 10-12 people for a more personal experience and to allow you to get the most of your Scottish holiday. Keeping the tour size small gives us the opportunity to veer from the beaten track and to take advantage of accommodations, restaurants and sightseeing venues that would not be available to larger groups. We will stay in delightful city and country bed and breakfast accommodations and travel by minibus. Our goal is to show you the real Scots people and some of the wonderful sights to be seen all over this beautiful country. You will not be rushed from venue to venue and we spend as little time on the bus as possible.

Tour includes all accommodation, full Scottish breakfast each morning. All lunches and dinners as listed in itinerary. Minibus travel including tour guide. Knowledgeable guide for all tourist venues. All sightseeing as indicated in itinerary including any entrance fees. All taxes and service charges.

Day 1 - Depart to Edinburgh, Scotland

Day 2 - Arrive Edinburgh. Time to get checked into your accommodation before taking a bit of time to investigate Scotland's Capitol City. Tonight we are out to The Witchery, for a Welcoming Dinner. The Witchery is on the Royal Mile near to the Castle and has a Gothic, ghoulish past. After dinner Witchery Tour leaves from here for anyone who would like to join us. Overnight Edinburgh.(D)

Day 3 - Our day starts out with a Tour of Edinburgh Castle. The Castle is home to Scotland's Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny which was the coronation stone used in crowning the royalty of Scotland. This afternoon we will allow you some free time for shopping and some sightseeing. You may want to visit St. Giles Cathedral or the Palace of the Holyrood House were Mary Queen of Scots, Lord Darnley and Mary's private secretary are said to haunt this building. Dinner on your own before a Tour of Mary Kings Close, a part of deeply haunted and forgotten Edinburgh hidden beneath the city. Overnight Edinburgh.(B)

Day 4 - Our first outing of the day will take us to Falkland Palace. There it is said that a phantom woman walks the gallery in the palace, looking for her lost lover. Lunch at Kind Kyttock's Tearoom in Falkland. Next we are to take in the remains of one of the largest cathedrals in Scotland, St. Andrew's Cathedral. We will also take a Tour of St. Andrews Castle before exploring Scotland's Center for Golf. After Dinner outing to the Anstruther Graveyard and the 500 year old Dreel Tavern. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight in Anstruther in a house haunted by the ship captain that built it.(B,L)

Day 5 - We journey north today and take in what is believed to be the most haunted castle in Britain, Glamis Castle. The Castle is best known for it's connection with Shakespeare's Macbeth and also for being the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This afternoon we visit Arbroath Abbey, a Tironesian monastery where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed which asserted Scotland's independence from England. Our last stop of the day is Claypotts Castle which is another of Scotland's many haunted castles. The castle is said to be haunted by a White Lady who is reputed to be the ghost of Marion Ogilvie, the mistress of Cardinal Beaton who was murdered in St Andrews. Dinner and Overnight Fife.(B,D)

Day 6 - Our first stop today is Huntingtower Castle just outside of Perth. The castle ghost is named My Lady Greensleeves and she is said to be seen in advance of a death. We then head north to the Highland Village of Pitlochry where we spend the next two nights. Dunalastair Hotel invites amateur sleuths to sharpen their skills in a Weekend of Murder, Mystery and Intrigue! The Dunalastair provides the perfect setting for the weekend as a remote lodge amidst the Highlands of Scotland. Dinner and Overnight Pitlochry.(B,D)

Day 7 - We will have a little time to enjoy one of Highland's loveliest villages, Pitlochry. Queen Victoria was very taken with it and we will visit the Queen's View while here. The sight was popularized by Victoria and is one of the most spectacular places in all of Scotland. Our next stop will be Edradour Distillery where we can tour the facilities and get your wee dram as will be customary on a crisp October day. Then we continue our second night of our Murder Mystery Weekend. Dinner and Overnight Pitlochry.(B,D)

Day 8 - Today we are off to Scotland's largest city, Glasgow. We will stop in Stirling for Lunch before we reach Glasgow where we take in Glasgow Cathedral and the Necropolis, a remarkable and extensive burial grounds and believed to be the most haunted area of the city. The Cathedral is one of the only complete cathedral's in Scotland having escaped the reformation. The crypt is the burial place of St. Mungo and has a haunted past of it's own. You will be allowed some free time for shopping and to take in the many sites of the United Kingdoms finest city of Architecture. Dinner on your own in Glasgow. Overnight Glasgow.(B,L)

Day 9 - After a leisurely full Scottish breakfast you will tour the city aboard an Open Top Tour Bus complete with tour guide. Highlights of the tour will be Glasgow's amazing architecture, University of Glasgow, George Square and The Glasgow Cathedral. Following dinner we will join a Glasgow Haunted City Tour. Dinner and Overnight Glasgow.(B,D)

Day 10 - Today we head to the Borders area and to Traquair House just outside of Peebles. Traquair House is where the Lady Louisa has been observed drifting around the grounds of the building. They say that Bonny Prince Charlie sometimes returns back to the castle. This evening we have a private guided tour of Old Peebles with its many ghosts and haunts. Dinner and Overnight Peebles.(B,D)

Day 11 - As we are in Abbey Country we will take in a couple of the Borders Abbeys including Melrose, probably Scotland's most well know ruin. King Robert the Bruce's heart is buried in the abbey courtyard. Next is Dryburgh Abbey, which enjoys a mystical setting on the River Tweed. Sir Walter Scott is interned here. Our last visit of the day will be to Jedburgh Abbey. The Abbey was founded, initially as a priory, by King David I in 1138. His intention was partly to demonstrate to the English that the Scots could build on a grand scale so close to the oft disputed border between the two countries. In doing so he was tempting fate and the English: and both failed to resist the temptation many times over the following four centuries. Farewell Dinner and Overnight Peebles. Overnight Peebles.(B,D)

Day 12 - Return to Edinburgh Airport for our journey home.
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