By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about Disney-Pixar’s summer blockbuster movie Brave, which premieres next Friday June 22. This much anticipated adventure takes place in the majestic land of Scotland and introduces a new Disney Princess, Princess Merida. I for one am very excited to see this movie for two main reasons; Princess Merida looks like my type of girl. She is strong, independent and courageous. The other reason I am excited about the film is to be taken away to the enchanting world of Scotland, I love movies that open up a conversation with my kids about other cultures and countries.
In honor of this highly anticipated movie that will shine the spotlight on Scotland this summer, VisitScotland is introducing Brave-themed travel packages to showcase the history, culture, traditions and countryside that inspired Brave’s creators.
Sign me up to go castle hopping through Scotland and “Stay like a lord or lady”.
For example, small group tour operator, Rabbie’s Trail Burners, is launching a “Scottish Castle Experience” tour.
• Castle Style Accommodation
• Daily breakfast
• Private Tour Falkland Palace
• Royal Deeside
• Brodie Castle & Culloden
• Dalwhinnie Distillery
• Loch Leven and Castle
• Farewell Castle Dinner
Scottish Castle Experience – Rabbie’s Trail Burners
This four-day castles, legends and history tour takes you on a unique Scotland journey…From Edinburgh to the east coast, along the castle trail of the Royal Deeside and into the Highlands. From here you will visit Scotland’s highest Whisky Distillery and back into the Kingdom of Fife finishing the tour with a boat trip on Loch Leven, following the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots. Stay like a lord or lady in Ardoe House Hotel near Aberdeen for two nights, and one night at Mansfield Castle Hotel north of Inverness, where a farewell banquet dinner is included in the package.
Rates start at $825 per adult (based on double occupancy), and $650 per child (ages 5-16). Price includes hotel accommodations with daily breakfast, special tours and entry fees, plus the castle banquet. Rate based on 1 child sharing a room with parents or 2 children in a twin room. This tour departs on two dates: June 22, 2012 and September 14, 2012 For more information visit Rabbie’s Tours.
For more information on planning your trip to Scotland, visit: VisitScotland.com/Brave
About the Movie: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In Brave, a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Princess Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to change her fate.
You can see a trailer here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?
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