CruiseCenter
Call Us Toll Free! (800) 497-8799

"World's Leading Large Ship Specialist"
Tom Baker, President — CruiseCenter

10-night Legendary Scottish Isles, Edinburgh, & Glasgow Cruise/Land Package

Cruise Line:
Tauck - Cruise Division
Ship:
Le Champlain
Destination:
Glasgow/Edinburgh
Departure Date:
5/2/2020
Length:
10
Offer ID:
1342292
from
$8590


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Glasgow
5/2/2020
5/2/2020

Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city and major tourist destination, possessing some of Britain's finest architecture and hosting a variety of cultural events and attractions.
Glasgow has been described as the finest surviving example of a great Victorian city. Of particular interest is George Square - lined by several buildings constructed in the Italian Renaissance style. Few buildings pre-date 18th century. The most prominent of these are Glasgow Cathedral, and Provand's Lordship, which is the city's oldest house (c. 1471) and now a museum. The cathedral, situated on high ground to the east of the city and dating in parts from 12th century, is an outstanding example of Gothic architecture. The city has numerous parks and ornamental open spaces, including the Botanic Garden and zoological gardens. Glasgow grew around a church built in the 6th century by St Kentigern, who converted Scots to Christianity. The commercial growth of the community dates from the union of Scotland and England in 1707 and the opening up of trade in the 18th century when Glasgow became a major port and shipbuilder.

Land Tour: Glasgow
5/3/2020
5/3/2020

Glasgow is Scotland's biggest city and major tourist destination, possessing some of Britain's finest architecture and hosting a variety of cultural events and attractions.
Glasgow has been described as the finest surviving example of a great Victorian city. Of particular interest is George Square - lined by several buildings constructed in the Italian Renaissance style. Few buildings pre-date 18th century. The most prominent of these are Glasgow Cathedral, and Provand's Lordship, which is the city's oldest house (c. 1471) and now a museum. The cathedral, situated on high ground to the east of the city and dating in parts from 12th century, is an outstanding example of Gothic architecture. The city has numerous parks and ornamental open spaces, including the Botanic Garden and zoological gardens. Glasgow grew around a church built in the 6th century by St Kentigern, who converted Scots to Christianity. The commercial growth of the community dates from the union of Scotland and England in 1707 and the opening up of trade in the 18th century when Glasgow became a major port and shipbuilder.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
5/3/2020
5/3/2020

No information currently available.

Greenock
Suggested Private Excursion
5/3/2020
5/3/2020

Greenock - a town slightly west of Glasgow - has a waterfront surrounded by hills and is composed of a bustling industrial area and a residential area with a 19th-century flavor. Glasgow's top attraction, the Burrell Collection, was amassed by wealthy industrialist Sir William Burrell before it was donated to the city and is now housed in a prize-winning museum in Pollok Country Park. This collection includes everything from Chinese porcelain and medieval furniture to paintings by Renoir and Cézanne. Visit the granite cross above town, a proud memorial to French sailors who fought in the Battle of the Atlantic and lost their lives. Enjoy a short ferry ride to the Scottish Highlands. Explore the statue, scientific library, museum, and the Watt School of Engineering, Navigation, Radio, and Radar that commemorate James Watt (discoverer of steam power) who was born in Greenock. Travel to Glasgow and visit George Square, Glasgow's oldest public square. Shortbread is a traditional recipe of Scotland and should not be missed.

Suggested Private Excursions

Inverarary and Loch Fyne

Scotland in Minature

Tobermory
5/4/2020
5/4/2020

Tobermory, the primary town on the Isle of Mull, began as a fishing port during the latter part of the 18th century. However, in recent times the area has become an excellent destination for those interested in marine wildlife watching. The waters surrounding Mull are popular feeding grounds for dolphins, basking sharks and wales, Lucky visitors may also catch a glimpse of rare White-Tail and Golden Eagles that call the island home. Other popular sights in Tobermory include the Baliscate Standing Stones that still remain from one of the earliest settlements in the village, The Mull Museum and Aros Park.

Duart Castle
5/4/2020
5/4/2020

Duart castle is on end the most spectacular and scenic sites on the West Coat of Scotland. Visitors can stroll through the dungeons and staterooms up to the top of the castle where it is easy to appreciate the beautiful scenery all around. Visitors will also learn the history of the Maclean clan and their 400 year history, which is much intertwined with Duarte Castle.

Portree
5/5/2020
5/5/2020

As the main town along the Isle of Sky within the stunning Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Portree is quaint and unique, with colorful buildings, a lovely pebbled beach, green hills and a peaceful harbor. As it is a very small village, you can explore it easily by foot or bicycle.

Eilean Donan Castle
5/5/2020
5/5/2020

No information currently available.

Stornoway
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

The name Stornoway comes from the Norse for "Steering Bay", an indication of the early origins of the town. As the best natural harbor in the Western Isles it was a focus for development, and Stornoway Castle was built as early as 1100 by the MacNicol family. Today's Stornoway is a busy, attractive town and the largest settlement in the Western Isles. The shape of the town is defined by the harbour, which partially surrounds it. Visit an interesting range of shops pleasantly different from the usual outlets colonising most UK High Streets. Visitors to Stornoway should be aware that Sunday observance is strong here. Most transport links to Lewis and Harris, and within them, do not operate on a Sunday. Most shops, petrol stations, cafes, pubs, visitor attractions are closed on Sundays, as are at least some public toilets.

Callanish Stones
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

No information currently available.

Dun Carloway
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

No information currently available.

Blackhouse Museum
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

No information currently available.

Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)
5/7/2020
5/7/2020

The Orkney Islands are different from mainland Britain and reflect the original 9th century Viking settlement. In addition to Norse heritage are remains of prehistoric monuments such as Stenness Standing Stones at Finstown. Steep-roofed stone houses line streets winding around medieval St. Magnus Cathedral. A museum featuring Orkney artifacts is housed in 16th-century Tankerness House. Other attractions include Maes Howe, Britain's best-preserved megalithic tomb, and the stone-age village Skara Brae. Rock circles, cairns, standing stones, ancient tombs and prehistoric villages are scattered about, gaining these islands international recognition. Only the walls and tower of the 12-century residence, Bishop's Palace, stand. The top of the tower affords a great view of the cathedral and across Kirkwall rooftops. Earl's Palace dates from 1600. Its style blends medieval fierceness with elements of French Renaissance architecture - featuring dungeons, massive fireplaces and magnificent central hall. A good mile south of town is Highland Park - the "most northerly legal distillery in Scotland."

Marwick Head Nature Reserve
5/7/2020
5/7/2020

No information currently available.

Lerwick, Shetland Island
5/8/2020
5/8/2020

The Shetland Islands are Great Britain's most northerly islands, situated nearly fifty miles northeast of the Orkneys. Lerwick is the capital of the principal island of Mainland and is Britain's most northerly town. Founded on the fishing industry and with strong Viking connections, little now remains of the old village of Lerwick. Features of interest include the Cromwellian Fort Charlotte and annual Norse fire festival, Up-Helly-Aa, held every January. On the southern tip of the island is Jarlshof, site of ruins of several Stone Age and Bronze Age dwellings as well as wheel-houses from the Iron Age. Elsewhere on the island is Clichimin Broch, another prehistoric site containing a Bronze Age fort.

Jarlshof
5/8/2020
5/8/2020

No information currently available.

Inverness
Suggested Private Excursion
5/9/2020
5/9/2020

Inverness is an excellent tourism destination. With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, it is a pretty place well-known for its floral displays. Walk along the river banks and to the Ness Islands for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the shops. Cross the river on little bridges and visit Bught Park. The Floral Hall has a sub-tropical horticultural extravaganza with a small waterfall, fish and all sorts of plants and trees. Walk up the river in the other direction and see Ben Wyvis on the skyline. Inverness has an excellent museum and art gallery. Local history talks take place here. Eden Court Theater, situated near the cathedral, has events listings and incorporates part of the old Bishop's Palace and is said to be haunted by the 'Green Lady' ghost of a wife of one of the bishops who hanged herself there. Also check out art.tm which is an art gallery and studio. The Spectrum Centre has a cafe and is the meeting place for local clubs and education classes. Look out for Scottish Showtime music and dance performances during the summer.

Suggested Private Excursions

Inverness: The Scottish Highlands - 8 hours

Clava Cairns
5/9/2020
5/9/2020

The Clava Cairns - or more correctly Bulnaraun of Clava - is one of the best preserved Bronze Age burial sites in Scotland. At this site there are three Bronze Age burial chambers in an attractive setting surrounded by trees. The tombs are made of carefully arranged pebbles and stones that are surrounded by a row of larger boulders. Two of the cairns have a passageway leading to their center and there is a perceptible drop in temperature at the center of the cairn…Spooky! Definitely a beautiful place to visit on a sunny day. If in the area, visiting Culloden or Fort George, then it is well worth following the brown signs to the Clava Cairns.



 

Cawdor Castle
5/9/2020
5/9/2020

No information currently available.

Edinburgh
Suggested Private Excursion
5/10/2020
5/10/2020

Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh: Royal Edinburgh - 8 hours

Edinburgh: Introducing Edinburgh - 4 hours

Edinburgh
Suggested Private Excursion
5/11/2020
5/11/2020

Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh: Royal Edinburgh - 8 hours

Edinburgh: Introducing Edinburgh - 4 hours

Edinburgh
Suggested Private Excursion
5/12/2020
5/12/2020

Dominated by the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle, this picturesque city offers shopping on Princes Street, the grandeur of the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral and historic Palace of Holyrood House, where Queen Mary lived and many Scottish kings were wed. Or venture across the moors to marvel at the scenic Highlands.

Suggested Private Excursions

Edinburgh: Royal Edinburgh - 8 hours

Edinburgh: Introducing Edinburgh - 4 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
5/2/2020
Number of Nights
10
Cruise Inclusions:
EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK
  • Visits to Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement, and Gerranean Blackstone Village, a living museum, on Orkney Mainland
TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, ship staff and local guides Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $2,263
  • Early private visit to Holyroodhouse, Edinburg
  • Early private visit to Britannia, the Queen's royal yacht
  • Visit to Clava Cairns, a Neolithic cemetery, outside Inverness
  • Visit to Culloden Moor and Fort George Canoe ride on Loch Ness Tour and tasting at the Tomatin Whisky Distillery
  • Visit to Mousa Broch, a Neolithic fortress as well as a Shetland Pony farm on Shetland Mainland
  • Explore to Marwick Head Nature Reserve on Orkney
  • Mainland Wildlife safaris on the Isle of Skye and Isle of Mull Lunch and tea at Kinloch Lodge, Isle of Skye
  • Visits to Dunvegan Castle, Armadale Castle, and Eilean Donan Castle on the Isle of Skye
  • Visit to Iona Abbey on the Isle of Iona
  • Bike tour on the Isle of Iona
  • Visit to the state-of-the-art, interactive Glasgow Riverside Museum
  • Exclusive music, dance, and storytelling performances
  • Exclusive lectures by local experts aboard ship
  • Aboard ship – alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day, including house wines & spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 25 meals; service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage
Remarks:
Land / Cruise Price includes all private Tauck shore excursions, cruise fare, port charges, applicable fuel surcharges, entertainment and gratuities to Tauck Director and ship staff. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available thr

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1342292

Reference this number when contacting our agency so we may better serve you. Also keeping this number handy will allow you to locate this document again quickly.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

Company Info

CruiseCenter
4801 Woodway Suite 400W
Houston, TX 77056

800-825-5793
 
2071690-50

CruiseCenter

4801 Woodway Suite 400W Houston, TX 77056

(800) 497-8799

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00pm (CST)

Travel Insurance

CruiseCenter recommends optional travel insurance that protects you in the event of having to cancel your trip avoiding travel vendor cancellation policies and more! Click here!

========!=========