Looking for a uniquely Scottish experience? Head up to the islands of the Outer Hebrides in the country's northwest. Nearly a third of Scotland’s approximately 65,000 Gaelic speakers live here, and maintain a very traditional way of life.
For 2014, The Great Canadian Travel Company is introducing a nine-day, eight-night escorted tour of the Outer Hebrides.
Beginning and ending in Glasgow, the itinerary includes Loch Lomond and the Highlands, the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Uist, and the Isles of Lewis and Harris. Sites visited include Eilean Donan Castle (perhaps the most photographed castle in Scotland); Dunvegan Castle, stronghold of the Clan McLeod; the Talisker Distillery; Loch Druidibeg, a national nature reserve famous for its abundant birdlife; the tweed shops of Harris; an Iron Age broch; and the Neolithic site of the Callanish Standing Stones, constructed between 2900 and 2600 BC.
Included in the package are accommodations throughout, a guide, eight breakfasts and dinners, all transportation within Scotland, and sightseeing and entrances as listed in the itinerary.
This program has two departures: September 18 and September 25.
For more information, visit GreatCanadianTravel.com.