University of Iowa College of Dentistry

September 23 - October 1, 2017

9 Day Scotland Land Tour

Saturday, September 23rd—Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer to Hotel Balmoral where you can relax and refresh before heading out on an afternoon walking tour
of the Royal Mile           

Dinner on own

Overnight at Hotel Balmoral

Sunday, September 24th—Edinburgh

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a CE Meeting

Afternoon at leisure to enjoy Edinburgh at your own pace

Dinner this evening is a very special event as we head to Gosford House which was designed for the seventh Earl of Wemyss to enjoy a traditional Scottish dinner, including a bagpiper, the “address to the haggis”, whiskey tasting, music and highland dancing

Overnight Hotel Balmoral

Monday, September 25th—Fort Augustus

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a CE Meeting

Today we head to the Highlands to the town of Fort Augustus.  Along the way we will stop for lunch at East Haugh House followed by a
visit to Edradour Distillery—Scotland’s smallest distillery.  We will enjoy a tour and tasting before checking into Lovat Hotel.

Late afternoon at leisure to explore the picturesque village or go for a stroll along the canal.

Dinner and Overnight at Lovat Hotel

Tuesday, September 26th—Loch Ness

After breakfast at the hotel you will have a choice of activities:

     Rib Boat and Hill Hike—Take a high speed rib boat ride on the Loch where we will meet an experienced ranger for a moderate hill hike.
     A packed lunch with a view at the top

     Loch Ness Cruise— For those a little less adventurous, take a cruise on Loch Ness. 
     After the cruise you will have time at leisure for lunch.

Late afternoon the group will travel together to the Isle of Skye.

Dinner and overnight at Cullin Hills Hotel

Wednesday, September 27th—Isle of Skye

Breakfast at hotel

After breakfast we will venture out on a hill hike in for those interested or time at leisure if you prefer.

Lunch at Sligachan Pub

Afternoon CE Meeting

Dinner at Scorrybreac Restaurant

Overnight at Cullin Hills Hotel

Thursday, September 28th—Jacobite Steam Train

Breakfast at the hotel

We head south today first taking a short ferry from Armadale to Mallaig where we embark on a unique journey to Fort William on the 
Jacobite Steam-train.  Featured in the Harry Potter films, the journey will take us through awe-inspiring landscapes and over the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

After the journey we will check-in to the Gleneagles Hotel or Cameron House Hotel

Dinner on own

Overnight at Gleneagles Hotel or Cameron House Hotel

Friday, September 29th—Glasgow

Breakfast at the hotel followed by a CE Meeting

We are off to Glasgow for a local tradition  ‘A play, a pie and a pint’ lunchtime theatre at Oran Mor. Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór, Gaelic for 'great melody of life' or 'big song', is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow's West End.   

Free time in Glasgow

Late afternoon tour of Stirling Castle


Overnight at Gleneagles Hotel or Cameron House Hotel

Saturday, September 30th—Gleneagles Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel

The full day to relax and enjoy the optional estate activities               

Farewell Dinner and Overnight at Gleneagles Hotel or Cameron House Hotel.

Sunday, October 1st

Breakfast at the hotel fly home