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Tour of Scotland - June 2020 now postponed
*Our 2020 Tour of Scotland has been postponed to June 2021. Check back later for new dates and details.*
Experience a land of magical scenery, ancient castles, mystical legends, and folklore as we embark on a tour of Scotland from the bustling metropolis of Glasgow, up through the stark beauty of the Northern Highlands to Neolithic sites on the Orkney Islands, and down through Inverness and Loch Ness to the cultural hub of Edinburgh. WCC English faculty Rhonda Daniels, accompanied by a Scottish tour guide, will lead this exclusive small group experience of twelve participants.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Day 1 | Flight to Glasgow, Scotland (airport TBD)
Day 2-3 | Glasgow
Day 4 | Oban
Day 5 | Plockton
Day 6 | Ullapool
Day 7-8 | Orkney Islands
Day 9 | Helmsdale
Day 10 | Inverness
Day 11 | Dunkeld
Day 12-14 | Edinburgh
Day 15 | Depart for home (airport TBD)
Registration includes: lodging, breakfasts, transportation and guide, and admission fees to museums and sites listed in the detailed sample itinerary
Registration does not include: travel insurance (required—see below), additional meals, miscellaneous personal expenses, and airfare unless purchasing the optional airfare through WCC (see below)
Price per Person
Double Occupancy* $4,790
Single Occupancy** $5,790
Airfare (optional): $1,700
WCC Travel Insurance (see below): $45
*Double occupancy may not include separate beds at all locations. Twin beds may be available at some hotels, but are not guaranteed. Do not choose this option if you want separate beds guaranteed.
**Only two single occupancy spots are available.
An initial deposit of $1,500 (applied to the total cost of the trip) due at time of registration. Please see Deadlines & Resources document attached to your emailed confirmation for detailed deadlines.
December 2, 2019: Registration closes (or sooner if available spots fill)
December 6, 2019: WCC-arranged airfare (optional) or proof of individually purchased airfare due
February 28, 2020: Remaining trip balance (after deposit) and travel insurance (WCC purchased or proof of individually purchased insurance) due.
Purchase of $1,700 airfare to be arranged through WCC includes: Standard Economy seat, and transportation to/from Scotland airport(s) and hotel(s). Travel to Scotland will depart from Seattle or Vancouver, BC, to be determined after December 6. You are responsible for arranging transportation to/from this airport.
If purchasing airfare on your own, we require you to purchase and provide WCC with your flight details and itinerary by December 6.
All participants must have travel insurance. Because of age stipulations regarding travel insurance policies, there are two options.
1) If you are age 72 or younger as of July 9, 2020, you must purchase travel insurance through Whatcom Community College. We are able to offer this insurance at a discounted rate of $45 per person through LewerMark Student Insurance. You will receive an insurance card prior to departure. Please see the link below for a summary of this plan's coverage.
2) If you are age 73 or older, you must purchase individual travel insurance. Please note that travel insurance plans for this age group can average between $200 - $600 per person. Please see this attachment with travel insurance resources. You must provide proof of coverage and policy details to Whatcom Community College by February 28, 2020. We are happy to look at your policy prior to your final purchase to make sure you are sufficiently covered for Whatcom Community College's purposes.
No refunds on $1,500 deposit after December 2, 5:00 PM. No refunds on WCC purchased (optional) airfare after December 6, 5:00 PM. Remaining trip balance due February 28, by 5:00 PM. No refunds after February 28.