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Black Watch Pipes and Drums

Musical Tour of Scotland

An opportunity to experience some of the famous Scottish hospitality and immerse yourself in the wealth of history and wonderful scenery whilst being able to perform in some magnificent Cathedrals.

 

 

 

Day 1 – Arrival Edinburgh

Meet with your tour coach and guide at the airport before traveling into Edinburgh and the medieval Old Town. Visit Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city skyline and enjoy a special lunch inside the Castle’s private apartments. After lunch step back in time to the bustling and turbulent 17th century Edinburgh and explore Thomas Gladstone’s land before checking-in at the hotel. This evening enjoy true Scottish hospitality and a Scottish banquet at a special welcome dinner accompanied by bagpipers, Ceilidh dancers and a Scottish band.

Overnight Edinburgh

 

Day 2 – Edinburgh

This morning visit a Bagpipes workshop to see how these extraordinary musical instruments are made before enjoying a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia, now permanently moored at Leith after decades of service to the Queen and Royal family. Onto St. Giles Cathedral, the spiritual home of Presbyterianism and the 'High Kirk' of Edinburgh, where you will perform a lunchtime concert! The rest of the day and evening is at leisure. Overnight Edinburgh

 

Day 3 – Perth - Oban

Leaving Edinburgh this morning head west across Scotland to Oban. En Route stop in Perth to visit Scone Palace which was the capital of the Pictish kingdom fifteen hundred years ago, and has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Kings. Call in at the Caithness Glass visitors centre to see glassmakers at work before continuing to the outskirts of Crieff and The Famous Grouse Experience interactive whisky tour. Later arrive at the Gateway to the Isles, Oban. Check-in the hotel and have a traditional pub dinner. Overnight Oban

 

Day 4 – Oban

Start the day with a cruise on Loch Etive and enjoy the dramatic scenery and take photographs of seals at the seal colony, maybe see a Sea Eagle. Back to Oban and take part in a lunchtime concert performance at St. John’s Cathedral. During the afternoon visit Inverawe smokeries and fisheries to see the process of smoking salmon. The rest of the afternoon at leisure or take the option to visit Inverawe estate angling school where lessons can be had in the art of fly fishing.

Overnight Oban

 

Day 5 – Glasgow

Today depart for Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, a city that has reinvented and transformed itself from its strong industrial past into an award winning post-industrial city. Visit the National Piping Centre, a must for all musicians to find out about the Great Highland Bagpipe. Onto Glasgow (St. Mungo’s) Cathedral where a visit is arranged and another concert performance.

Overnight Glasgow

 

Day 6 – Departure

Check-out the hotel and join the coach for the transfer to the airport and departure home.

SAMPLE DAILY ITINERARY

This is a sample itinerary

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Some of the tour’s sights.

Ceilidh dancers

edinburgh

Bagpipes workshop

St. Giles Cathedral

Scone Palace

Famous Grouse Experience

National Piping Centre

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