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  • Blair Atholl Castle near Pitlochry, Scotland
  • Edinburgh Pub Sign
  • Two-Tiered Victoria Street in the heart of Edinburgh
  • Keeping tabs on the spirits at Blair Atholl Distillery!
  • Picturesque Blair Atholl Distillery near Pitlochry
  • The City of Fort William against a spectacular backdrop
  • Outside the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow
  • The distinctive red Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow
  • Stunning Glencoe near Fort William
  • The City of St Andrews
  • The famous Old Course at St Andrews - the 'Home of Golf'.
  • Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness
  • The Military Tattoo Festival at Edinburgh Castle
  • Overlooking the City of St Andrews
  • Glasgow's city skyline.
  • View over the City of Edinburgh from Calton Hill.
  • Enjoying the sights and sounds of historic Grassmarket Street in Edinburgh.
  • Nora, the CIE tour you helped Elizabeth plan was THE BEST TOUR ON WHICH WE HAVE EVER BEEN!! Thank you for putting us on this tour, for all your help before we left home and for caring so much for people you most likely will never meet. You may not be everyone's ONE IN A MILLION because they have not had the opportunity to work with you, but you certainly are ours!
    - Vernon Brannen, Charlestown SC

  • Nora was excellent. I can't think of any ways she could improve. She's helped us with trips to both Ireland and Scotland, and both trips were excellent.
    - Marcia Dalbey, Massachusetts

  • We loved Skye and Inverness. Driving through the mountains on Skye was unbelievable! Enjoyed Fort William too. We visited Glasgow and would recommend that area as well. I am back home - but part of my soul is still in Scotland! My second experience with you and I hope to have many more trips with you!
    - Myra Eblem, North Carolina

  • Our consultant Aisling planned a wonderful two week trip that included Dublin, Wicklow Mountains, Kilkenny, Killarney, Dingle, Doolin, and Galway. Some of our group travelled on to Scotland, which was also an excellent experience. The beauty of this trip was that all the travel details, vouchers for hotels and transportation were organized through Authentic Ireland. Aisling was very prompt and helpful with phone calls and emails. Every night the group was thrilled with accommodations. The breakfasts were top-notch. Authentic Ireland is a travel company that deserves a 5 stars rating.
    - Judy Wilson, Vonore TN 

  • I spoke to several of your staff and ALWAYS came away saying what a pleasant experience it was. However, Aisling was our main planner and she is OUTSTANDING. Aisling made recommendations throughout the planning stages. Her friendly personality came through at all times even when were changing plans and adding on a trip to Scotland. If you are reading this Aisling, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, you made our trip just perfect. Not only would I recommend Authentic Ireland to friends, but I will be insisting on it!
    - David Lichtenfeld, Vonore TN


Taste of Scotland

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 ghostly walking tour. Tours and visits include Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, 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:

  • Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
  • Stunning Highland Scenery
  • Blair Athol Whisky Distillery Visit
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • St Andrews Home of Golf
  • Edinburgh Castle & City Tours

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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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Your Itinerary

  • Day 1: Glasgow (TS), Glasgow City Hotel
  • Day 2: Nairn (TS), Newton Hotel
  • Day 3 - 4: Edinburgh (TS), Marriott Dalmahoy
  • Day 5: Edinburgh Departure (CIE), Scotland

Hotel at a Glance

Package Includes

  • Airport Transfers (if Flights also booked with tour)
  • Sightseeing by Luxury Coach throughout
  • Services of a professional Scottish Driver/Guide
  • Superior & First Class Hotels with private bath/shower for 4 nights
  • Full Scottish Breakfast Daily except on Day of Arrival
  • 3 Dinners Including:
    - Scottish Evening in Edinburgh
    - 2 Table d’Hote Dinners
  • Welcome Get-Together Drink
  • Tours of Glasgow & Edinburgh
  • Whisky Tasting & Tour of Blair Atholl Distillery
  • Loch Ness Scenic Cruise
  • Reserved Seats at Edinburgh Military Tattoo (August 2 to 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 Wifi on-board Coaches and in Hotel Lobbies