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Historic Homes & Gardens of the Scottich Highlands Tour
Friday, May 22, 2015
Legacy Tour & Travel
2911 7th Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
(515)576-5519

Tour Dates: May 22-31, 2015

22 May 2015 – Drive to Chicago – Fly to Glasgow (D) Hawkeye luxury motor coach Brenton Arboretum to Chicago O’Hare International Airport Check in for our overnight flights to Glasgow
• Overnight – en route Glasgow

23 May 2015 – Arrive Glasgow; drive to The Highlands (B,T,D)
Light breakfast served prior to arrival at Glasgow
• Reclaim luggage and board our motor coach• Guided tour of Ben Nevis Distillery (one of Scotland’s oldest whiskey distilleries on the slopes of magnificent Ben Nevis)
• 3.00 PM – check into rooms, unpack, freshen up for tea and dinner
• 4.00-5.00 PM – Afternoon tea served in the lounge
• Complete entrée-select dinner served in the dining room of our hotel
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

24 May 2015 – Touring the Argdour Peninsula (B,L,D)
Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Help yourself to a pick & pack picnic lunch each day of our stay (choose from a wide variety of sandwiches, chips, energy and candy bars, desserts and drink)
• Visit Ardtornish Gardens (28 acres of lawns, rockeries, trees and wide variety of plants, Including a huge range of rhododendron)
• Enjoy a nature walk on-your-own at Ariundle Centre in a remote corner of the Highlands
• Complete entrée-select dinner served in the dining room of our hotel
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

25 May 2015 –Touring historic gardens of the Scottish Highlands (B,L,D) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel • Visit Ardkinglas Woodland Garden (featuring a justly famous collection of conifer, Rhododendron and champion trees)
• Visit Benmore Botanic Gardens (300 species of Rhododendron, giant redwood trees, and one third of the world’s hardy conifer cultivars all stunningly positioned and presented in a magnificent mountainside setting)
• Complete entrée-select dinner served in the dining room of our hotel
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

26 May 2015 – Touring seaside gardens of the Scottish Highlands (B,L,D) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Visit Ardmaddy Castle Garden (overlooking Seil Sound)(Rhododendron, Azalea, herbaceous perennials and shrubs, water gardens and bluebell woods)
• Visit An Cala Garden (Isle of Seil) (roses, Japanese cherry trees and Azaleas, pools and waterfalls on rocky cliffs overlooking the sea)
• Complete entrée-select dinner served in the dining room of our hotel
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

27 May 2015 - Jacobite Steam Train Fort William-Mallaig & Return (B,L,D) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Travel to Fort William for The Jacobite Steam Train via famed West Highlands Railway (ride behind a restored historic steam engine over one of the world’s most scenic railways)
• Complete entrée-select dinner served in the dining room of our hotel
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

28 May 2015 – Touring Historic Homes & Gardens of the Kintyre Peninsula (B,L,D) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Guided tour of Inverary Castle, ancestral home of Clan Campbell
• Self-guided tour of the 16-acre formal gardens, lawns, park and woodlands (superb mature trees, collections of Rhododendron and Azalea, under-pinned herbaceous borders)
• Enjoy a picnic lunch on-the-lawn or treat yourself to lunch in the castle tea rooms
• Visit Crarae Garden (spectacular 50-acre garden, the work of an itinerant plantsman, features exotic plants from Sino-Himalayan countries, Rhododendron, Azalea and superb examples of the Chilean flame tree)
• Complete entrée-select dinner served in the dining room of our hotel
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

29 May 2015 – Touring Historic Homes & Gardens of Oban (B,L,D) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Visit Ardchattan Priory Gardens (bulbs, flowering shrubs, wild flower meadow, Monkey Puzzle and Sorbus trees, roses, rock gardens, historic monk’s chapel and cemetery set on the picturesque shores of Loch Etive)
• Visit Arduaine Gardens (20 acres of Rhododendron, Camelia, Azalea, Magnolia, bulbs & perennials)
• Overnight – Glen Coe Scotland

30 May 2015 – Drive to Glasgow (B,D) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Admission and self-guided visit to Greenbank Gardens, Glasgow (historic house, gardens and woodlands)
• Special menu farewell dinner at our hotel coach home to Iowa
• Overnight – Ramada Glasgow

31 May 2015 – Fly to Chicago – Motor coach to Iowa (B) Traditional Scottish breakfast buffet served in the dining room of our hotel
• Check in for our flights to Chicago; motor coach home to Iowa.

All this is included in your tour:
• Round trip coach air travel Chicago-Glasgow and return
• Hawkeye luxury coach transfers Quad Cities Botanical Center-Chicago O’Hare Airport & return
• Tour coach reserved exclusively for our group throughout our tour of Scotland
• Admission, guided and/or self-guided tours of 10 public and private gardens in Scotland
• Local guide with extensive climate and garden knowledge with us throughout our garden tours
• Visit to Ariundle Centre deep in the Highlands
• Scenic ride aboard Jacobite Steam Train Ft. William-Mallaig-Ft. William via West Highlands Railway
• Guided tour of Inverary Castle, ancestral home of Clan Campbell
• 8 nights in first class tour hotels (7 nights in the same country house hotel in Glen Coe)
• 25 meals (nearly every meal in the itinerary) with food, non-alcoholic drink, tax and tip
• Professional Tour Director with you all the way
• Contribution to The Brenton Arboretum made for each seat sold on the tour
• Tour cancellation & interruption insurance
• Luggage handling for one suitcase (limited to 50 lbs, must meet airline checked luggage size restrictions)
• All taxes, tips and gratuities throughout your tour

NOT Included:
• Bar drinks, sundries, souvenirs, any purchase or service of a personal nature
• Airline luggage checking fees & airport departure taxes (if any)

Fares
(amounts shown are per person for complete travel and tour package described above)
•$4,699/person double or twin occupancy
•$5,199/person single occupancy (single occupancy rooms extremely limited—please book early!)

Deposits, Payments and Cancellations
Deposit - $1,000/person due with reservation (you do not have a reservation without a deposit)
Final Payment date - March 6 2015
Please note - Seats on this tour are limited and will be assigned to those making deposits in order received. NO new reservations accepted after February 28 2015. Individual cancellations Jan 6-Mar 5 2015 subject to cancellation fee of $500/person; Individual cancellations Mar 6 2015 or later will receive NO refund

For More information or to make reservations: Bob Oliver - Legacy Tour & Travel Ft. Dodge IA Toll Free 877.776.1700


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