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4 or 5-Night Taste of Scotland

Price: From $1,080 Per Person. 4 or 5 Nights

Immerse yourself in the absolute best of Scotland over 4 or 5 nights. This historical Scotland travel itinerary starts in the Victorian city of Glasgow, drive through Glencoe, take a Cruise on Loch Ness, visit a whisky distillery. End in Edinburgh with city sightseeing, followed by a fun Scottish dinner and traditional show. Tours and visits include Provand’s Lordship, St Andrews, Edinburgh Castle and more! This guided bus tour from CIE Tours will be an adventure to remember.


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Tour Highlights

ACCOMMODATION

  • Four or Five Nights in Superior, First-Class Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a professional Scottish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food, Songs & Dancing in Edinburgh
  • 2 Table d’Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews & Edinburgh
  • Scenic Tours of Glencoe & Loch Lomond
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Loch Ness Scenic Cruise
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 2 to 23 Departures)

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Provand's Lordship - Glasgow's Oldest House
  • St Andrews Home of Golf
  • Edinburgh Castle


EXPLANATORY NOTE:

The popular Taste of Scotland Tour offers two different tour schedules:

Tour A - 4 nights / 7 meals:

  • Start Glasgow / End Edinburgh
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Edinburgh 2 nights

Tour B - Extra Night in Edinburgh: 5 nights / 8 meals:

  • Start Glasgow / End Edinburgh
  • Glasgow 1 night
  • Nairn 1 night
  • Edinburgh 3 nights

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Glasgow (TS), Scotland

Arrive at

Glasgow Arrival (CIE), Scotland

Arrive at Glasgow Airport after your overnight flight from the U.S.
Airport Transfers: If you also book your flight with us when reserving your tour, transfers from/to the airport at the start/end of your tour are included free of charge. If you book your flights independently, a $30.00 per person transfer fee will be added to your tour cost (which covers both arrival and departure transfers). Please note that transfers cannot be provided for flights arriving after 12:00 noon. In the unlikely event that your flight arrives after 12:00 noon, we recommend taking a taxi to your hotel.


Accommodation

Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central - More Info - Glasgow (TS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Glasgow (TS), Scotland

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.


Nairn (TS), Scotland

Accommodation

Newton Hotel - More Info - Nairn (TS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Nairn (TS), Scotland

Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise:
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through Glen Coe Valley (pictured), renowned for its spectacular mountain scenery as well as the 1692 Massacre. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woolen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods and have a snack. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness and keep an eye out for “Nessie.” Head north to Nairn for your next overnight stay.


Edinburgh (TS), Scotland

Accommodation

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - More Info - Edinburgh (TS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (TS), Scotland

Whisky Tasting & St Andrews:
Drive to Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry (pictured), to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Travel south to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf”. Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh and to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities, just a few miles from the city. Enjoy a Scottish Evening with excellent Scottish cuisine followed by a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing.


Edinburgh (TS), Scotland

Accommodation

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club - More Info - Edinburgh (TS), Scotland

4 Star
Room Type: Double/Twin

Overnight Location

Edinburgh (TS2), Scotland

Edinburgh Castle & City Tour:
This morning tour the principal sights of central Edinburgh. 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 (pictured), which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On August 01 to 22 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.


Depart From

Edinburgh Departure (CIE), Scotland

Tour Ends at Edinburgh Airport:
Your tour ends this morning as you transfer to Edinburgh Airport to check in for your flight home.


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Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • Four or Five Nights in Superior, First-Class Hotels

TRANSPORTATION

  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a professional Scottish Driver/Guide

DINING OPTIONS

  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • Scottish Evening of Traditional Food, Songs & Dancing in Edinburgh
  • 2 Table d’Hote Dinners

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Tours of Glasgow, St Andrews & Edinburgh
  • Scenic Tours of Glencoe & Loch Lomond
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Loch Ness Scenic Cruise
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 2 to 23 Departures)

ENTRANCES & ADMISSIONS

  • Provand's Lordship - Glasgow's Oldest House
  • St Andrews Home of Golf
  • Edinburgh Castle

Prices Based On

  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Single travellers are very welcome on the Taste of Scotland Tour - life-long friendships are regularly formed with fellow passengers! Single travellers may have their own hotel room each night at an additional cost of US$286.00
  • All Taxes & Fees Included.

“Excellent Vacation”

Oct 4, 2017 by Victor & Linda White. Your Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Our Ireland vacation was a most enjoyable one. The self driven tour was everything we expected and more. Every B&B provided excellent service and the accommodations were top notch. Jordan was able accommodate our request to include a trip to Inishturk island. My wife was able to make contact with relatives she met for the first time. We are so thankful to Jordan for planning everything and making the adjustments we needed. Excellent service! We will definitely recommend Authentic Ireland to our friends.

“A magical vacation”

Oct 4, 2017 by John Connolly. Your Hometown: Madison, CT

Maggie set up an incredible itinerary. We stayed in beautiful hotels and experienced amazing sites that covered a wide array of the best that Ireland has to offer. She worked with me to customize the trip and the information she sent made negotiating the travel and choosing sites to visit very easy. There was not a single glitch. I recommend using Authentic Ireland without reservation.

“Glad we used Authentic Ireland”

Oct 4, 2017 by Jeff Peters. Your Hometown: Orange, CA

My wife and I wanted to take a trip to the British Isles for our 25th anniversay. We used Authentic Ireland to help plan our itinerary for 12 days in London, Edinburgh, and various locations in Ireland. Kati Lepisto, from AI, arranged for all of our lodging as well as the rental car in Ireland. She included a tour of the Scottish Highlands, and also recommended other activities to round out our trip. Everything worked out perfectly.

All of the hotels recommended by Kati were wonderful, and I was impressed with her thorough and helpful communication both before and during our trip.

Thank you Kati and Authentic Ireland!

“Great Trip”

Sep 21, 2017 by Tom L. Your Hometown: Connecticut

Jordan and the staff at Authentic Ireland listened to our needs and planned a fantastic trip for us . We did the self drive and had no problems what so ever including, all hotels, B&B, Car and pre Paid sightseeing. We did a southern loop including Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork county, Kalarney, the western coasts up to Galway and Connemara. venturing off the beaten path was the best of all. Get yourself lost on a country road and stop to talk to local farmers..They love it and provide great advice for a few secret spots! Thanks again Jordan. We will use and recommend you in the future!

“Ireland Adventure”

Sep 21, 2017 by Mariah. Your Hometown: Greensburg, IN

Edna assisted in planning a dream trip to Ireland for me and my friends, and I could not have been happier with the experience! From the beginning, Edna understood our desire to travel across Ireland on a small budget. She was quick to respond to my questions and willing to make last-minute adjustments when our plans changed. She reserved a rental car for us which was unbelievably easy to pick up and drop off and booked us at B&Bs with comfortable rooms, friendly hosts, and fabulous food. Ireland must be the most stunning place on earth, and I can't thank Edna and Authentic Ireland enough for sending me to this magical place.

I hope to begin planning a trip to Scotland soon and will certainly be using their services!

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