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Taste of Scotland (5 Day)

5-day tour with CIE

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CIE Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Glasgow Highlights
Start your trip at Glasgow Airport with a group transfer to your hotel, departing at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:30 pm tour Glasgow, a city that flourished in Victorian times. Drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house built in 1471, and step back in time to discover Glasgow’s unique history. The house was originally part of a hospital and has been extensively restored and furnished. Join your tour director and travel companions for a welcome drink before dinner. (D)

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 to Nairn for a Scottish Highland evening. (Friday departures will stay in Inverness and enjoy a ceilidh, a musical evening.) (B,D)

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. Spend some time to explore on your own before driving to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel, a few miles from the city and set in lovely grounds with a golf course. In the evening dine at a popular restaurant and head off on a fun walking tour to discover the haunts of Edinburgh’s eccentric characters in the narrow streets of the old city. (B,D)

Day 4 : Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning an Edinburgh city guide will point out the principal sights of this capital city. 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. (B)

Day 5 : Tour Ends Edinburgh Airport
Transfer to Edinburgh Airport in good time to check in for your flight. (B)


Tour Map
Tour Highlights
  • Scottish Highland Evening
  • Edinburgh Dinner & Ghost Tour
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • St Andrews Home of Golf
All This Included
  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • 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 Highland Evening
    - Heights Restaurant in Edinburgh
    - 1 table d'hote dinner
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise
  • Blair Athol Distillery tour and tasting
  • Edinburgh ghost walking tour
  • 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
Accommodations on this Tour
Glasgow: Glasgow Thistle Hotel
Nairn: Newton Hotel (Sun & Tue depts.)
Inverness: Columba Hotel (Fri depts.)
Edinburgh: Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel 
  • This is a preliminary itinerary for 2014 and some features are subject to change.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.

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