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4 or 5-Night Taste of Scotland

Price: From $896 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.

“Great Vacation in Ireland”

Jun 22, 2017 by Len and Virginia. Your Hometown: Kelowna, B.C

We had a great 20 day tour of Ireland. We started with a 4 night bus tour of Ireland that was well put together by Authentic Vacations. We then conducted our own self guided tour which was put together for us by Lonny. She did a great job at arranging our itinerary and finding good B&B`s, hotels and even one night in a castle. We will never forget our trip to Ireland and would highly recommend working with Authentic Vacations and specifically Lonny.

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Jun 18, 2017 by Sarah. Your Hometown: Joplin Missouri

Maggie helped us out on setting up a great trip! We loved all of the hotels she picked out for us. We did a two day Dublin hop on hop off. We then did a self driving tour through Killarney, Kilkenny, and Dromoland, which we loved. Then we flew and spent 2 days in Scotland.we wished we would have packed less and stayed another night at the Dromoland Castle! Disappointed in the heroes tour in Scotland-should have just stayed and walked Edinburg but other than that, the trip went off spectacularly! Will set up another trip through Authentic Ireland!

Jun 14, 2017 by Terrie Reed. Your Hometown: Granite Falls, NC

Con Jäger was our travel advisor. His planning exceeded expectations and made for a stress-free vacation. It was obvious that our travel route and selection of B&B's was based upon years of experience booking Ireland and Scotland locations. I would recommend this service to anyone visiting the UK. A vacation to remember!

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Jun 12, 2017 by Pam W. Skersick. Your Hometown: Fort Worth

Aisling was the perfect agent to plan and carry out our trip to Ireland. Hotel bookings were perfect; our driver, Kevin, was very personable, knowledgeable and helpful. This road trip through Ireland was like the country itself — ENCHANTING!

“Ireland Roadtrip - Excellent Adventure”

Jun 9, 2017 by JB & Lois. Your Hometown: Oklahoma

Emma was our lifeline in Ireland, helping us all the way with bookings and answers. Even through numerous changes she came through like a winner. We're happy we chose to use Authentic Ireland. We would recommend them to any "first timers". Try to get to the Wild Atlantic Way for some of the most beautiful driving in the world. The further north you travel, the more spectacular it gets!

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