pPierre Fauchard Academy Convocation 2022

9 - 16 Sep 2022
  • Cultural Tours

About the tour

The 2022 Pierre Fauchard Academy Induction Ceremony for new fellows will take place on September 10th in Scotland, at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

There are two extension options around the Convocation; a pre- and a post-Convocation tour. The 1-night pre-Convocation extension is in Edinburgh and the 5-night post-Convocation tour travels to the highlands and islands of Scotland.

Before Convocation, spend a night in Edinburgh to visit Edinburgh Castle and explore the old city. After Convocation, take in the sweeping history and breathtaking landscapes of Scotland's north and west, from Edinburgh to Inverness to Oban and the islands of Skye, Mull and Iona, finishing in Glasgow. You will also stay in some distinctive hotels with magnificent settings for you to enjoy.

Sample local whisky, learn about Edinburgh’s Enlightenment and medical history, and travel via the spectacular Cairngorms; cruise Loch Ness and visit the romantic ruin of Urquhart Castle and the haunting battleground at Culloden.

Cross the Kyle of Localsh to Skye to visit Talisker Distillery and take some beautiful walks. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and explore beautiful Inner Hebridean isles before driving to Glasgow via the breathtaking landscapes of Glencoe, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

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Itinerary at a glance

Pre-Convocation Extension

9 - 10 September 2022

  • Day 1: Edinburgh (Fri 9 Sept) Arrive in Edinburgh and check in to Ten Hill Place hotel. Check in available from 3pm. Take a tour of the Scotch Whisky Experience followed by a 3-course welcome dinner with whisky pairing.
  • Day 2: Edinburgh (Sat 10 Sept) Take a half day bus tour of Edinburgh, including seeing famous Edinburgh Castle. Afternoon at leisure with option to visit Surgeons Hall.

Convocation

Saturday 10th September 2022

  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Convocation at Surgeons Hall, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Post-Convocation Extension

11 - 16 September 2022

  • Day 1: Edinburgh / Inverness (Sun, 11 Sept) Depart Edinburgh en route to Inverness. Visit St Andrews for sightseeing, including the Royal & Ancient Clubhouse and visit the famous Swilken Bridge on the Old Course. Walk through the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, past St Andrews Castle and parts of St Andrews University, then into the town centre for free time and lunch at leisure. Option to visit the Golf Museum.
    In the afternoon drive through the Cairngorms National Park and see a sheep dog demonstration. Continue to Inverness and check into Bunchrew House Hotel, where you will have dinner.
  • Day 2: Inverness (Mon, 12 Sept) Visit Culloden Battlefield with a local expert. Explore Inverness with time for shopping and lunch. In the afternoon take a cruise on Loch Ness and visit the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle.
  • Day 3: Inverness / Isle of Skye (Tues, 13 Sept) Depart Inverness and drive west to the Kyle of Lochalsh and cross to the Isle of Skye. Visit the Clan Donald centre to view the ruins of Armadale Castle, stroll through the beautiful gardens and discover the history of the Hebrides and Clan MacDonald at the Museum of the Isles. Lunch at leisure.
    In the afternoon explore the dramatic scenery of Skye and continue to the famous Talisker Whisky Distillery. Return to the mainland and overnight at The Haven Guest House located in the attractive coastal village of Plockton across the water from Skye. Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Day 4: Isle of Skye / Oban (Wed, 14 Sept) Travel down the west coast and visit Eilean Donan Castle, situated on the small tidal island of Eilean Donan where three sea lochs meet - Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh. View the Commando Memorial en route to Fort William where lunch is at leisure. Continue to Oban via Glencoe and stay at the Oban Bay Hotel for two nights. Dinner at the hotel.
  • Day 5: Oban - Isles of Mull and Iona (Thurs, 15 Sept) Take the ferry from Oban to Mull, passing Duart Castle, the main residence of the MacLean chiefs. Mull has a volcanic landscape dominated by the towering peak of Ben More, diverse wildlife and sparkling sands. Keep an eye out for sea eagles as you drive to the Ross of Mull. Your route takes you via Salen, near the mausoleum of Lachlan Macquarie and the island of Ulva where he grew up. Take the short passenger ferry from Fionnphort to the Isle of Iona, considered to be the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, and enjoy a guided tour of the Abbey. Return to Mull and the Oban Bay Hotel in time for dinner. For those who do not wish to travel to Mull and Iona, the hotel has a spa and there is plenty to see and do in Oban.
  • Day 6: Oban / Glasgow (Fri, 16 Sept) Drive through the Trossachs National Park and along the shores of Loch Lomond. Stop at the pretty lochside village of Luss with time to explore and have lunch. Arrive and check into the Hilton Glasgow with time to explore nearby sites including the Botanic Gardens, the University and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 7: Glasgow (Sat, 17 Sept) Depart Glasgow.


Tour cost

Pre-Convocation Edinburgh tour pp sharing: USD $493. Convocation Ceremony and dinner pp: USD $174. Post-Convocation tour pp sharing is USD $2,726

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