Gluten Free Scotland - August 9-16, 2020

Gluten Free Scotland - August 9-16, 2020

Trip to Scotland · Sun, Aug 09, 2020
Travel Expert Rachel Stewart

This exclusive gluten free tour is only available through Eat Well, Travel Happy!

8 days exploring the wild wonders and unique heritage of Scotland

Edinburgh | Perth | Inverness | Glasgow

Inverness © Gateway International

Beginning in Edinburgh, the capital city resting on seven hills, this tour is packed full of Scottish culture and awe-inspiring architecture. Enjoy a walking city tour of Edinburgh, explore the sights of Perth and be inspired by the ancient cathedral city of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. Travel over the Queensferry Crossing with a beautiful view of the Forth Rail Bridge, soak up the beauty of the varying landscape while traveling by train, enjoy a scenic cruise of Loch Lomond and get a chance to try some famous Scottish whisky during two distillery tours. End your journey in Glasgow with a music tour and a visit to the quaint village of Luss.

Glasgow University

  • Visit ancient houses such as Edinbugh Castle, Brodie Castle & Eilean Donan Castle
  • Discover the wonders of Scottish whiskey while enjoying tasting tours at two local distilleries
  • Spend an evening watching The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo featuring stunning perfomances of pipers, fiddlers & dancers
  • Visit Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings and take a turn through the elaborate hedge maze in the gardens
  • Cruise around the mysterious Loch Ness in search of the mythical legend, finishing at Fort Augustus
  • A dedicated, Gluten Free Host will accompany every tour to take care of the details
  • Gluten Free meals included - 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 3 dinners (gluten free dining recommendations provided for all meals not included)

Scottish Whisky

For a detailed itinerary click on the Additional Details Tab above


Deposit:

$1,000.00

Deposit Deadline:

Sat, May 02, 2020

Pricing Information:

$4995.00/person, land only

All prices are in Canadian dollars and are based on double occupancy.

Forth Rail Bridge

Payment Schedule:

Initial deposit of $1000.00 due at time of booking to confirm your spot.

Final balance is due April 15, 2020.

All payments are non-refundable.

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Edinburgh, 1 night accommodation in Perth, 2 nights accommodation in Inverness, 2 nights accommodation in Glasgow
  • Tickets to the Royal Military Tattoo
  • 2 whisky tours and tastings
  • Scenic cruise of Loch Lomond
  • Admission to all attractions listed in full itinerary such as Scone Palace, Brodie Castle, & Eilean Donan
  • Guided walking tours of both Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Cruise around Loch Ness and visit Fort Augustus
  • Visit to the quaint village of Luss
  • 1 Tour Host – Gluten Free Expert
  • Gluten Free meals – 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
  • All transport between destinations and to/from planned activities

Eilean Donan Castle

Exclusions:

  • International airfare to Edinburgh, Scotland / return from Glasgow, Scotland
  • All meals not listed as included (gluten free dining recommendations provided for all meals not included)
  • Tips/gratuities, phone, personal expenses
  • Medical and travel insurance

Departure Guarantee:

This departure is guaranteed only after 16 confirmed bookings. Do not make air reservations until this threshold has been met.

Eat Well, Travel Happy can help book all international flights when it is time.

Edinburgh Skyline

Ewe and Lamb on a Scottish Country Road

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Day 1 Edinburg h

Arrive at any time. Optional activities available.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Edinburgh

Meals included: 

Breakfast

View of Edinburgh

Day 2 Edinburgh

Start your day with a walking tour of Edinburgh, a city with dramatic skylines and spectacular buildings set among seven hills. During the afternoon you are free to explore the city more, take in a museum or visit a cathedral. Meet up with the group for dinner and then attend the the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a musical festival that has been running for almost seven decades.

Private City Walking Tour

Morning

Travel along Princes Street and past the famous Scott’s Monument; learn about Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket, Royal Mile; see the Old Town where you visit the Lawnmarket. Stop at Charlotte Square to visit the new town, St. Andrews Square; then on towards the Parliament and Holyrood Park.

Leisure Time

Afternoon

The afternoon is free so you can explore Edinburgh on your own.

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Evening

Held in the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo only comes around once a year. It features a series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands, and artistic performance teams.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Edinburgh

Meals included: 

Breakfast | Dinner

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo © Gateways International

Day 3 Edinburgh/Perth

While travelling to Perth you will get a chance to see some of Scotland’s greatest treasures. The first stop will be the Forth Rail Bridge and then onwards to Scone Palace where you will get to tour the crowning place of Scottish kings. After a visit to the the palace we will drive to Glenturret Distillery for a tour and tasting. After the tour we will arrive in Perth where you will have free time to explore.

Forth Rail Bridge

Morning

14 km west of Edinburgh City Centre, this cantilever railway bridge spans the Firth of Forth and is the second longest of it’s kind (2,467 m /8,094 feet). It was voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder in 2016 and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There will be a short stop here to walk around and take some photos.

Scone Palace

Morning

A place steeped in history, Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful past. Built of red sandstone with a castellated roof, it is one of the finest examples of the late Georgian Gothic architecture and it was originally a church, later a priory and finally a palace. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts and in the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. While touring the grounds be sure to check out the famous star shaped maze

Glenturret Distillery

Lunch

Glenturret Distillery, established in 1775 after control was taken from illicit distillers who were avoiding taxes, is one of the oldest surviving distilleries in Scotland. During the tour you will be taken through the traditional art of making single malt whisky which uses hand operated, time honoured methods and a special supply of Loch Turret water piped via it’s own pipeline. You will get a chance to taste some whisky as well as enjoy a lunch at the end of the tour.

Perth

Evening

Due to arrive in Perth around 5 pm, dinner will be enjoyed at the hotel with an evening free to explore the city on your own. Once upon a time this Perth was the capital city of Scotland Perth, known as the “Gateway to the Highlands,” is laced with gorgeous city architecture, beautiful surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Perth

Meals included: 

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Scone Palace

Day 4 Perth/Inverness

Journey from Perth to Inverness by train. After dropping luggage off at the hotel, lunch will be served. You will then have a choice of visiting Brodie Castle or Findhorn Ecovillage. During the evening you will have free time to explore Inverness.

Train to Inverness

This trip will take just over two hours and is filled with many scenic views of the highlands.

Brodie Castle

40 min from Inverness

Architecturally, the castle has a very well preserved 16th-century central keep with two 5-storey towers on opposing corners. The interior of the contains fine antique furniture, oriental artifacts and painted ceilings, largely dating from the 17th – 19th centuries. Today the castle and surrounding policies, including a national daffodil collection.

Findhorn Ecovillage

40 min from Inverness

Findhorn Ecovillage is a sustainable human settlement whose sustainable values are seen in their low ecological footprint, education initiatives. It is a constantly evolving model used as a learning environment by a number of university and school groups as well as by professional organizations and municipalities worldwide.

Inverness

Inverness is an ancient cathedral city in the Scottish Highlands and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands. While exploring the city visit a Victorian-era marketplace, many cathedrals, or even Culloden Moor, the place of the famous Culloden battle.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Inverness

Meals included: 

Breakfast | Lunch

Purple Heather in the Scottish Highlands

Day 5 Inverness

After an early breakfast you will journey to the famous Loch Ness where you will enjoy morning a cruise. Finishing at Fort Augustus, we have a group lunch and then continue on to Eilean Donan Castle for a tour. You will then return to Inverness, driving through the spectacular mountains of Wester Ross.

Loch Ness

Morning

Pull up the anchor and enjoy a morning cruising around Loch Ness with a guide. Brimming with history and the world’s shyest monster it is a cruise worth taking. Though known for sightings of “Nessie,” the pet name for the monster of Loch Ness, the reals stars are the castles, spectacular waterfalls and picturesque scenery.

Fort Augustus

Morning

With a population of just over 650 people this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist stop. Lying on the impressive 60 mile long Caledonian Canal it is the perfect place to boat watch or enjoy a walk along part of the popular Great Glen Way, a 118 km path from coast to coast through the Highlands.

Eilean Donan Castle

Afternoon

Eilean Donan is a small tidal island where three sea lochs meet and the place where Eilean Donan Castle sits. You can explore nearly every part of this 13th century castle while learning of it’s history which has gone through four different versions as it has been re-built over and over again as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.

Wester Ross

Returning to Inverness

Wester Ross is nature in the raw. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is sparsely populated, leaving the area unspoilt. Known for many lochs and stunning mountain scenery, this visual feast is not to be missed. After returning to Inverness you will be free to explore more of the city sites.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Inverness

Meals included: 

Breakfast | Lunch

Loch Ness

Day 6 Inverness/Glasgow

Today you will take the train to Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. After arrival you will have an hour or two to explore the city before taking a guided walking tour of Glasgow’s music scene. After this you will be free to explore the city some more.

Train to Glasgow

Enjoy a first class ride to Glasgow and make sure you have your camera ready as you act like a pin ball ricocheting from one side of the train to the other trying capture all the beautiful scenery. This train ride will take approximately three and a half hours.

Glasglow Music Tour

Afternoon

Feel the beat of Glasgow’s vibrant music scene with this guided walking tour of the city centre. When it comes to experiencing home-grown musical talent it is hard to beat Glasgow, UNESCO City of Music, for the sheer volume of and range from contemporary and classical, to Celtic and Country. You might be surprised when you learn of the legends that cut their teeth in this town. On this two hour tour you will hear stories of stars who stayed, played and made music in Glasgow by visiting music venues.

Glasgow

Free time

This densely populated city is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture and a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. All the major museums and galleries are free to visit in this port town, making it easy to want to see it all. Explore the Gallery of Modern Art, the Botanic Gardens or even a historic building or two. You will definitely have lots on your must-see list.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Glasgow

Meals included: 

Breakfast | Lunch

Main Hall Dome of the Glasgow Cathedral

Day 7 Glasgow

Today you will travel to the foot of the former volcanic plug at Dumgoyne Hill to visit Glengoyne Whisky Distillery, where you have a tour and tasting.

After the tour travel to Loch Lomond, where you will enjoy a scenic cruise with great views of the national park. For lunch you will visit the quaint village of Luss, exploring on foot and taking in the picturesque sites. At the end of the day you will return to Glasgow in time for dinner and some free time to explore.

Dumgoyne Hill

Dumgoyne is a hill prominent on the edge of the Campsie Fells and is a well-known landmark visible from Glasgow. It is a volcanic plug, 427 m high and a well known climbing spot for locals.

Glengoyne Whisky Distillery

Morning

Get a chance to learn the mysteries of how this famous whisky is created and then aged to capture every ounce of flavour. This distillery overlooks a waterfall complete with a secret glen where the bold, complex flavours it is know for began. No tour is complete without a tasting so you can experience everything with your own taste buds.

Loch Lomand

Morning

Enjoy a scenic cruise on Loch Lomond, the largest expanse of freshwater in Great Britain, home to over 30 islands and part of the Trossachs National Park. Filled with breath-taking views, this peaceful cruise will showcase the mountains, offer close-up views of some of the islands and perhaps give you a change to spot some local wildlife.

Village of Luss

Afternoon

The picturesque conservation village of Luss sit on the western shore of Loch Lomond. Much of the village you see today was created in the 18th and 19th centuries to house factory worker from nearby slate quarries even though the occupation of the area dates back to medieval times. Enjoy tiny shops filled with treasures, a long beach and trip to the end of the peer while exploring this village.

Accommodation

4 star hotel, Glasgow

Meals included: 

Breakfast | Lunch

Loch Lomond

Day 8 Glasgow

Depart at any time.

Not ready to leave? We can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included: 

Breakfast

View of Central Glasgow





Gluten Free Scotland - August 9-16, 2020

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