Adventures by Disney: Scotland

Adventures by Disney practices the Disney Difference and proves that all vacations are not created equally. When guests travel with Adventures by Disney, they experience a culturally-immersive, once-in-a-lifetime vacation where two Adventure Guides are the storytellers and the guests themselves are part of the story.

Take a moment and imagine being able to explore unique itineraries while creating unforgettable memories by experiencing the authenticity of the destination through interaction with the locals and immersion in the area’s cultures and traditions. Only with Adventures by Disney are guests able to take guided tours which give them access to these opportunities which aren’t available to the general public. Adventures by Disney truly gives guests a backstage pass to the world!

Scotland: A Brave Adventure

As the inspiration and backdrop for the Disney•Pixar movie Brave, Scotland features lush landscapes, ancient stone castles, a proud heritage, and even a mythical sea creature! On the 8-Day, 7-Night journey with Adventures by Disney, guests will follow in the footsteps of the filmmakers as they wander through ancient castles and ruins, try their hand at weaving and archery, and canoe across Loch Ness searching for Nessie, a local legend since 1933.

Itinerary

Yes, there is a daily itinerary for each adventurous destination. Experiences, travel, and meals are structured giving guests a first-hand, one-of-a-kind experience difficult to plan on one’s own; but, that doesn’t mean there won’t be time for individual exploration. In fact, guests can expect to enjoy 20-30% of the dinners on their own (at their own expense) and 20% of the afternoons to explore. In the itinerary below, times away from the group are denoted by “on your own”:

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Blair Castle
Photo credit: Bell Group
  • Day 1
    • Arrive in Edinburgh
    • Welcome Reception and Dinner
  • Day 2
    • Reception and Private Tour of Royal Yacht Britannia
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse Tour
    • Royal Mile Walking Tour and the Statue of Greyfriar’s Bobby
    • Lunch (on your own)
    • Tour of Edinburgh Castle
    • Evening in Edinburgh and Dinner (on your own)
  • Day 3
    • Day Trip to the Scottish Borders
    • Coffee and Tea Reception at Floors Castle
    • Floors Castle and Garden Tour
    • Private Lunch and Exclusive Shortbread-Making Lesson
    • Falconry Experience at Floors Castle
    • Edinburgh and Evening Exploration (on your own)
  • Day 4
    • Glenturret Distillery Tour
    • Lunch at Wild Thyme at Glenturret
    • Blair Castle Privately-Guided Visit
    • Adults Dinner, Whisky Tasting and Entertainment/Junior Adventurer and Movie
  • Day 5
    • Breakfast at the Hotel
    • Loch Ness Exhibition Centre and Private Lunch at the Loch Ness Café
    • Canoe on Loch Ness
    • Urquhart Castle Exploration
    • Dinner and Evening Exploration (on your own)
  • Day 6
    • Culloden Battlefield Site
    • Lunch at Mustard Seed Restaurant
    • Bike Ride Along the Caledonian Canal
    • Exclusive Dinner at Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club
  • Day 7
    • A Day at Rothiemurchus Estate
    • Archery and Highland Games
    • Lunch at Rothiemurchus Estate
    • Hike/Scavenger Hunt
    • Hairy “Coo” Safari and Red Deer Feeding Experience
    • Dinner at the Hotel
  • Day 8
    • Breakfast at the Hotel

Adventure Highlights

All adventures are not one-size-fits-all. Should an activity have a restriction, an alternative will be provided. For instance, when in the Scottish Highlands, guests may choose to stroll around the village versus go mountain biking. Some of the main highlights of the trip include:

  • Canoeing Lock Ness
  • Reception and Private Tour of Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse Tour
  • Blair Castle Tour
  • Experience the Hairy “Coo” Safari
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Scottish Highland Cows (Day 7)
  • Caledonian Canal Bike Ride
  • A Day at Rothiemurchus Estate
  • Archery
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Archery in Inverness (Day 7)
  • Weaving
  • Shortbread-Making

What’s Included

When guests journey to far off places with Adventures by Disney, they receive everything, including attention to detail, guided storytelling, and personal service. True to Disney Service, guest’s needs are accommodated, from motion sickness to dietary restrictions and everything in-between. Below is an itemized list of both vacation inclusions and exclusions:

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Edinburgh, Scotland
Photo credit:  Adventures by Disney©

Vacation Inclusions

  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • Accommodations
    • Scotland:
      • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
      • Kingsmills Hotel, Iverness
    • Local experts
    • Scheduled meals, activities, and entertainment
      • Scotland: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 4 Dinners
    • National & Regional Park entrance fees (where applicable)
    • Luggage service
    • Transportation within the adventure
    • Transfers are only available from the specified arrival and departure airports/train stations for each departure
      • Scotland:
        • Arrival: Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
        • Departure: Inverness Airport (INV)
      • Gratuities for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts, and dining room staff for meals included in the adventure
      • Taxes, including airport departure taxes (where applicable)

Vacation Exclusions

  • Transportation between residence and airport of original departure
  • Round-trip air (or other) transportation between home airport and vacation destination
  • Meals, activities and transportation not specifically set forth in the applicable itinerary
  • Gratuities for Adventure Guides
  • Customs and immigration fees
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel protection insurance
  • Baggage fees
  • Laundry, telephone, alcohol (unless noted as included), and all other items of a personal nature
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Scotsman Playing Bagpipes
Photo credit:  Disney Parks Blog

2018 Adventure Rates and Dates

  • June 7-14, 2018 (Adult Exclusive)
    • Adult Price: $6,199 USD
  • June 17-24, 2018
    • Child Price: $5,889 USD; Adult Price: $6,199 USD
  • June 28-July 5, 2018
    • Child Price: $5,699 USD; Adult Price: $5,999 USD
  • July 8-15, 2018
    • Child Price: $6,269 USD; Adult Price: $6,599 USD
  • July 19-26, 2018
    • Child Price: $6,269 USD; Adult Price: $6,599 USD

Which part of the itinerary is most appealing to you? When will you travel?

 

As featured on Fairytale Adventures Travel on October 23, 2017.

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