Corporate Coach Tours
With 25years experience JKR Travel has specialised in taylor made Golfing and Holiday Tours of Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland, where you the customer decide how much or how little we arrange for you. All our prices for vacations include your own coach and driver/guide for the duration of your trip. Please see our Ultimate Scottish Tour below as an example itinerary. We would recommend that you arrive the day before the tour starts so as to adjust and recover a little from jetlag. Recommendations can be offered. A maximum of 18 people will be on the tour, keeping it exclusive.

Ulimate Scottish Tour

Day 1 Glasgow, Loch Lomond & Oban
Leave Glasgow and travel north to Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s most beautiful lakes. Visit the village of Luss on the banks of the loch; this Brig a’Doon type village is a favourite with all visitors. Continue north leaving Loch Lomond and into the Highlands with it’s wonderful mountain scenery. Crossing the Rest and
Be Thankful pass we continue along Loch Fyne to the town of Inverary. Rebuilt in the mid 18th century,
Inverary has one of Scotland’s most delightful castles. Home to the Duke of Argyll and chief of the clan Campbell it displays some wonderful treasures with tapestries, paintings, antique furniture, swords and
guns from the illustrious past of the Campbell’s. Continue towards Oban and a brief visit to St Conan’s Church at Lochawe village. The eclectic architectural building is a delight, with a memorial to King Robert
the Bruce. We finish with a short trip to Oban where we will stay for two nights. In the evening we will go to a
traditional Scottish Show with music, dancing and pipers at MacTavishes Kitchen.

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Day 2 Island of Mull and Iona
Today we make a visit to the Island of Mull and Iona. For hundreds of years people have gone on pilgrimages to Iona to see where St. Columba started his first Christian monastery and spread the word throughout the west and north of the country. Weather permitting we could take a special visit to Staffa Island to see Fingals Cave where Mendelssohn was inspired to write his famous overture. We now travel back to the ferry to Oban and have a picturesque view of the harbour and McCaigs folly. (Obans Coliseum)

 

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Day 3 Glencoe, Fort William & Loch Ness
Leaving Oban on the road north we drive the western seaboard and view Castle Stalker in the district of
Appin, which is situated on a small island, the view can be breathtaking. Continue to Glencoe and the Rannoch Moor, a desolate wilderness as far as the eye can see. Weather permitting we will have a walk in
the Glencoe hills and savour the atmosphere and history. It was here in 1692 that that the clan
MacIain-MacDonald were almost obliterated by the Clan Campbell regiment under government instructions. Leave the Glencoe area and travel north to Fort William. Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis at 4,406
feet is here. Continue through the Great Glen and Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus and Loch Ness.
Travel along Loch Ness, keeping the camera at the ready for a view of the monster. Stop at Urquhart Castle
for a short visit and see the monster exhibition at Drumnadrochit. We continue now for Inverness the capital
of the highlands.

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Day 4 Inverness
The area around Inverness is well worth a visit. The last battle on British soil took place here at Culloden
Moor in 1746 between the Scottish Jacobite forces under Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Hanoverian government troops under the Duke of Cumberland. Visit the 5,000-year-old Cairn Stones of Clava. A visit to Cawder Castle famed for its association with Shakespears Mac Beth. This wonderful old castle has lots to see inside and out, however watch out witches and the occasional ghost. Return to your accommodation for the night in Inverness.


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Day 5 Ullapool
Today we will make a day tour to the far north by way of Ullapool. This is a fascinating round trip for the day.
We will visit Inverewe Gardens, a haven for tropical plants and many exotic species. We will also visit the gorge The mountains in this area are unusual in shape and one is called the sugar loaf mountain (Suilven). This is very much a scenic day with perfect example of the ruggedness of northern Scotland. Back now to Inverness.

 


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Day 6 Grampian Mountains & Perthshire
We now travel south through the scenic Grampian Mountains and Perthshire. There is a variety of Castles
en-route including Blair Castle at the village of Blair Atholl. Home to the Dukes of Atholl it has a fine collection of arms, furniture, paintings and memorabilia of the clan Murray. Best not step out of line in here, the Duke
has the only private army in the British Isles. Continue to the town of Pitlochry and visit the smallest Malt Whisky Distillery in Scotland. This pretty village deserves some free time for shopping. After Pitlochry we continue south and make a short visit to Dunkeld cathedral and the Beatrice Potter exhibition and garden. Final attraction for the day will be Scone Palace, where the ancient Kings of Scotland were crowned and
where we will see the finest collection of carved Ivory in Scotland. A short journey takes us to our accommodation for the next two nights in Dundee.

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Day 7 Dundee & St. Andrews
Leave Dundee and head for Glamis Castle, which incidentally is the most haunted in Scotland. The castle
is the home of the Earl of Strathmore. It was here that The Queen Mother was brought up and Princess Margaret was born. Continue back to the City of Dundee, where you can see the ship Discovery that went
with Scott to the Antarctic on his famous expedition to conquer the South Pole. Cross the Firth of Tay and
visit St Andrews, the home of golf. The town of St Andrews is full of character, with medieval buildings, particularly those of the oldest University in Scotland from 1430. The castle has an unusual bottle dungeon, and it’s history of the reformation period in the 16th century. Not forgetting to view the oldest golf course in
the world.

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Day 8 Stirling & Edinburgh
We now Travel south to the town of Stirling. Famed for its castle and history of The Stuart Kings and Queens then a visit to the Wallace Monument. We leave Stirling making a brief visit to the village of Culross, which is
a 17th century village in it’s original setting, with cobbled streets and crow step gabled houses. Crossing the Firth of Forth and see the Forth Rail Bridge one of the engineering wonders of the world, before coming into Edinburgh the capital of Scotland. Check into your hotel for the night.

 

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Day 9 Edinburgh & Glasgow
No visit to Scotland would be complete without a full tour of Edinburgh. President Thomas Jefferson said,
“No other city in the world can begin to compare with it” That may have been a long time ago but Edinburgh hasn’t changed much, it still has the charm and excitement of yesteryear. Visit the Castle with Scotland’s Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny. Walk the Royal Mile, visiting St.Giles Cathedral, Parliament Hall,
John Knox House, The Royal Palace of Holyrood, the Queens official residence in Edinburgh, with the
Mary Queens of Scots bedroom. We will then travel back to Glasgow, European City of Culture 1990
before continuing your onward journey.


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