October 24 – November 1, 2018
The tour begins in Edinburgh with a visit to Rosslyn Chapel; built in 1446, the chapel is haunted by the apprentice who carved the Apprentice Pillar and was murdered by his jealous teacher. We then visit Craigmillar Castle, a medieval fortress with links to Mary, Queen of Scots and which was featured in two recent filmings--Outlander and Outlaw King. A ghost walk in the afternoon includes two of the oldest sections of the city: Grassmarket and Greyfriars Kirkyard.
Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William
Glamis Castle, in addition to being the childhood home of the Queen Mother, is also the most haunted castle in Scotland–boasting a Grey Lady, a White Lady, and a room in which Earl Beardie played cards with the Devil himself! Castle tour is followed by a private luncheon in the 16th-century castle keep.
Fyvie Castle is believed to have been built by William the Lion in 1211. During 1920 renovations, the remains of a woman were found behind a bedroom wall. When the remains were buried, there began an ongoing series of “disturbances” in the castle. After the Laird had the woman disinterred and returned to her original resting place, the “disturbances” abated.
Elgin Cathedral, the “Lantern of the North,” has many tales to tell of the sad lives of past residents of Elgin. A private tour led by Lady Marjorie recounts the stories of the local legends.
The Wardlaw Mausoleum is the famed burial site of the Fraser clan chiefs. Recent DNA testing on one of those interred under the chapel has forensic specialists scratching their heads!
Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last battle fought in Britain, has witnessed a number of visions of the battle, especially at the Well of the Dead and the clan memorials.
Clava Cairns, a very atmospheric site in a wooded location, is home to the remains of three large chambered burial cairns along with their associated stone circles, dating from about 1600 BC.
Eilean Donan Castle, the most photographed castle in Scotland, is a reconstruction of the one that was destroyed in 1719. The castle was garrisoned by William Mackenzie with Spanish troops, all of whom were blown up by Government forces. One of those is said to haunt the castle and wanders about carrying his head under his arm!
For a different take on the spirits, visit Dalwhinnie Distillery for a tour of the highest distillery in Scotland. Set in the Grampian Mountains, it is among some of the most scenic moorland in Scotland.
Tour ends on Halloween with a visit to Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, and a special visit to the stunning Signet Library in Edinburgh and a ghostly experience with Sir Walter himself!
|Pre-tour and October 24||Edinburgh – City Center||The Knight Residence|
|October 25||Aberdeen||Banchory Lodge|
|October 26 & 27||Culloden||Culloden House Hotel|
|October 28 & 29||Glenfinnan||
Glenfinnan House Hotel
|October 30 & 31 and post-tour||Edinburgh – City Center||The Knight Residence|
- Private transfer from Edinburgh Airport to city center
- En suite accommodations in 4-star properties
- Full breakfast daily (Continental breakfast in Edinburgh)
- Four 3-course dinners
- Private luncheon at Glamis Castle
- Deluxe motor coach transportation
- Professional Blue Badge Guide
- Entrance fees for all sightseeing
- Tax of 20%
- $3,795 per person, double occupancy (two guests sharing one room). Single supplement is $900. Single travelers have the option of sharing a room with other singles (if available) to offset this supplement, but this is solely at the discretion of the travelers and not the responsibility of Celtic Journeys.
- Reservations require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, and checks payable to Celtic Journeys are accepted forms of payment. Balance is due 60 days prior to departure, at which time penalties apply. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
- Airfare is not included; Celtic Journeys can make your arrangements for you with no booking fees. Tour begins in Glasgow and ends in Edinburgh; additional hotel nights at the beginning and end of the tour are available at reduced rates; booking service is complimentary.
- To book, or for additional information, contact email@example.com , or call (703) 941-6455. Tour is limited to 16 guests. Tours are never cancelled except in the event of a natural disaster, airline strike, or travel warning of imminent danger.
Cancellation insurance is available to protect against cancellation penalties:
- 60 days or more prior to tour date full refund less deposit
- 59-30 days prior to tour date 50% refund less deposit
- 29-15 days prior to tour date 25% refund less deposit
- Cancellations of 14 days or less, no refund