Invites YOU To JOIN US In Scotland!
"In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors"
Clan Hamilton Society
September 11 - 24, 2023
Journey With Us Back To Our Heritage
Dear Kith and Kin,
Once again we have organized a tour of Scotland! On our previous tours everyone quickly bonded into the family that we are!
We've enjoyed seeing new places and learning more about the land of our ancestors. We've also cemented enduring ties with other members of the extended family of Hamilton.
This tour focuses on "The Scottish Highlands and Hamilton Places." It's an adventure that you can treasure forever. We'll be delighted to have you with us.
Frank Hamilton III
President, Clan Hamilton Society
Visit Scottish Highlands & Hamilton Sites
TOUR INCLUDES -
13 Nights Hotel Accommodation
Double occupancy, ensuite
Daily Scottish Cooked Breakfast
11 Delicious Dinners
Reception - Duke of Hamilton
Transportation on Private Motor coach with Professional Driver
Sightseeing Program Covers ALL Admission for Sites on Itinerary
Porterage of One Checked Bag Per Person
EXCLUSIONS: AirFare, Passport & Visa costs and any items not specifically listed as included.
September 11 - 24, 2023
Price $3,985 per person
Monday, 11th September - Arrival Scotland
Independent arrivals to Glasgow Airport. Our beloved tour guide, Davina, meets us. Depart for Paisley and Hamilton, where we visit Paisley Abbey and Paisley Museum. The Paisley pattern is a design classic! See the beauty of the original shawls and discover the story of their intricate art. Continue to Hamilton. Enjoy a welcome cheese and wine reception in the hotel before dinner. Overnight at The Alona Hotel. Dinner & Breakfast
Tuesday, 12th September - Hamilton
Today we visit Chatelherault and Cadzow castles. Chatelherault is a restored William Adam hunting lodge with superb views north to Ben Lomond. Cadzow Castle was known as the castle in the woods of Hamilton. Presently, only its exterior can be viewed. We will also make a special visit to the Hamilton Mausoleum in Hamilton. Ordinarily closed to the general public, our visit is made possible courtesy of the South Lanarkshire Council. Return to the Alona Hotel. Dinner & Breakfast
Wednesday, 13th September - Brodick
Head to the Ayrshire coast to take the ferry to Brodick on the Isle of Arran. The journey across the Firth of Clyde is memorable with spectacular views of Goatfell. Visit Brodick Castle. Its gardens and country park stretch from shore to the highest peak on Arran. Overnight Auchrannie Resort on Arran.
Thursday, 14th September - Brodick, Oban
At Lochranza take another ferry over to Claonaig on the Mull of Kintyre. Visit Inveraray, and then continue into Oban for overnight at MGW Muhu Hotel Oban.
Friday, 15th September - Oban
Another ferry ride to the Isle of Mull to visit Duart Castle. Then take the passenger ferry from Mull across to Iona to visit the Abbey returning back to Mull. Return ferry to Oban for our second night at MGW Muhu Hotel Oban.
Saturday, 16th September - Inverness
This morning we depart for Fort Augustus, visiting Glencoe en route. Drive along Loch Ness, stopping at Urquhart Castle. Continue to Inverness. Overnight Jurys Hotel, Inverness.
Sunday, 17th September - Inverness
Full day excursion to Culloden Moor Visitor Centre and the Clava Cairns, well preserved burial cairns that were built about 4,000 years ago. Culloden Moor, scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain, is an iconic and emotive site in Scotland. Overnight Jurys Hotel, Inverness.
Monday, 18th September -Aberdeen
Transfer to Aberdeen, visit dramatic and unforgettable Dunotter Castle, perched high above the North Sea. Overnight Aberdeen Altens Hotel.
Tuesday, 19th September - Dundee
Head south to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret. On to the red sandstone ruins of Arbroath Abbey before continuing to Dundee. Overnight Hampton by Hilton Hotel Dundee.
Wednesday, 20th September -Dundee
Enjoy a full day excursion to Dunfermline & St. Andrews. Visit St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral, two of the most historic sites in Fife. The Castle ruins provide a wealth of features to explore. Overnight Hampton by Hilton Hotel Dundee.
Thursday, 21st September - Edinburgh
Visit Stirling Castle before arriving in Edinburgh, where you spend the next 3 nights. Visit Rosslyn Chapel en route to hotel. Overnight Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh.
Friday, 22nd September - Edinburgh
Visit Holyrood Palace, then use the afternoon to explore the city at leisure. Overnight Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh.
Saturday, 23rd September - Edinburgh
Explore the East Lothian area, to Prestonpans to see Hamilton Tower and the exterior of Hamilton House, then visit Tantallon Castle. Finally, we visit Lennoxlove - the seat of the Hamilton Estate. Overnight Holyrood Hotel Edinburgh.
Sunday, 24th September - Home
Alas, time for the Hamiltons to depart. Motorcoach transfer provided for Edinburgh Airport.
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