5 Day Taste Of Scotland – CIE
Taste of Scotland 5 Day / 4 Nights
One of the most comprehensive,short tours of Scotland around.We like that it is an all-inclusive programme.No optional extras are sold on this programme-everything listed is included in your base tour price.
Day 1: Glasgow Highlights
Your Scottish trip starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow. This is a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Join your tour director, guide and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner.
Day 2: Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, which offers a good selection of quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to keep an eye out for “Nessie.” Continue your journey north to Nairn for your next overnight stay.
Day 3: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
Drive to Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St Andrews, renowned as the “Home of Golf” and for its university, Scotland’s oldest and spend some time to explore on your own. Drive south to Edinburgh and to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities a few miles from the city. Dine at a Scottish Evening on some excellent Scottish cuisine followed by a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing.
Day 4: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning tour the principal sights of Edinburgh with a local guide. Drive along the bustling Princes Street and through the gracious, wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along part of the Royal Mile where compact medieval houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On August 2 to 23 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Day 5: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
Your program ends after breakfast.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
- Glorious Highland Scenery
- Scottish Evening
- Blair Athol Distillery
- Loch Ness Cruise
- St Andrews – Home of Golf
- Edinburgh Castle
Superior First Class
- The Glasgow City Hotel
Glasgow (1 night)
- Newton Hotel
Nairn (1 night)
- Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel
Edinburgh (2 nights)
- Sightseeing by luxury coach
- Professional tour director
- 4 nights in hotels listed
- Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
- 3 dinners (D) including
– Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
– 2 table d’hote dinner
- Welcome get-together drink
- Tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
- Loch Ness scenic cruise
- Blair Athol Distillery tour and tasting
- Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 to August 23 departures
- Visits and admissions to Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, St Andrews and Edinburgh Castle
- Headsets for walking tours
- Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
- Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies