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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.

“Ireland Trip”

Aug 16, 2017 by Paul Q. Your Hometown: Pittsburgh

The trip that Edna of Authentic Ireland put together for our family for August 2017 was awesome. We challenged her with a multi city, "experience Ireland", request with a tight time table and she delivered. The accommodations were a great mixture of B+B and in city hotels, the suggestions for sight seeing were on target, and the service from AI has been great. I started doing this trip myself...and what a waste of time. Such a smooth trip...I have no "bad travel" material for the xmas letter this year. Thanks.

“Perfect amount of structure and freedom!”

Aug 8, 2017 by David W. Your Hometown: Richmond

We have been home for a week and are still excited to tell others about the incredible time we had in Scotland. Our agent Con helped us to create a great plan and did a flawless job arranging all the details! The best part is my wife is already thinking about where we can go next! Definitely recommend Authentic Ireland.

“Amazing Experience”

Aug 7, 2017 by Joanne. Your Hometown: Ontario, Canada

I just returned Thursday night from an amazing trip to Ireland. Lauren was my agent and she planned everything perfectly to suit what I was looking for. I stayed in a mix of B&Bs, Castles and a Manor House with each offering a delightful experience, fabulous food and friendly hosts. Everything went smoothly from the moment I stepped off the plane and I had the trip of a lifetime. I would definitely use Authentic Ireland again.

Aug 7, 2017 by Bob & Barb Hawley. Your Hometown: Colorado Springs

Our holiday through the beautiful Ireland country and its people was fantastic! The accommodations set up by Michaela with Authentic Ireland were so charming and perfectly located. Driving through the countryside provided memories that will last a lifetime.

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Aug 7, 2017 by Dean Saucier. Your Hometown: Windsor Locks, CT

Michaela, thank you and Authentic Ireland for arranging lodging and transportation while we were in Ireland. Stating that everything went smoothly is an understatement. The vehicle was available at 0900 as we had requested, the hotels were fantastic.

Of all the hotels - Cliff House, Malton House, Dromoland Castle and Portmanock Golf Resort, the Dromoland was far and away, the best. While I had preferred Adare Manor, my son who had stayed at Adare Manor indicated there was no comparison - Dromoland was the better of the two.

Additionally, the ability to wonder as we chose and avoid the congestion of people at Adare was appreciated. The rooms were great.

Thank you for your assistance. You helped make this family vacation memorable.

Dean

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