Taste of Scotland - Scotland Guided Tour 5 Days /4 Nights

Taste of Scotland mapOur shortest inclusive tour of Scotland. With so many Glasgow flights from the U.S. it is really easy to join our short but sweet trip to Scotland anytime! Scotland travel has never been so easy starting from Glasgow, and including a tour of Edinburgh, Scotland Capital City and St. Andrews, the home of Golf! Scotland travel at it’s best in a short amount of time. Perfect tour to add on before or after all the other plans you have while in Scotland too!

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Loch nessDay 1 - Glasgow Highlights
Board your Glasgow flights and wake up in Scotland where your tour starts at 2:30 pm when you meet your tour director at your Glasgow hotel and set out on an introductory tour of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. This is a city that flourished in Victorian times due to the shipbuilding industry and international trade. Glasgow's shipyards have produced such fine ships as the Cunard "Queens". 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. (D)

Day 2 - Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise
The best of Scotland tour packages continues as you explore the countryside.  Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through Glen Coe valley, 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. (B,D)

Scottish baronial castleDay 3 - Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
As your trip to Scotland continues drive to Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to St Andrews. The magic of this place, world famous for its University and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, stems from both of these institutions.  St. Andrews has existed from prehistoric times as a fishing village and market town.Drive south to Edinburgh and to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses and spa facilities a few miles from the city. Dine at a Scottish Evening on some excellent Scottish cuisine followed by a lively show with songs, stories and traditional dancing. (B, D)

Holyrood HouseDay 4 - Edinburgh City Tour & Castle This morning tour the principal sights of Edinburgh with a local guide. 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. Scottland travel wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On August 4 – 25 departures, seats are reserved for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.( (B)
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Day 5 - Homeward from Edinburgh Yourbest of Scotland travel program ends after breakfast. "Haste ye back" to Scotland. (B)

Some famous Scots
Alexander Graham Bell - Inventor of the telephone .
Sir Alexander Fleming - Won the Nobel prize as discoverer of penicillin.
Captain William Kidd - famous pirate
John Loudon McAdam - Improved a tar-based road surface which became known as "tarmac" or macadam.
Allan Pinkerton - Founded the detective agency in Chicago.
John Duns Scotus- One of the greatest of medieval thinkers, he gave his name to the word "dunce".
William Cullen -The first known artificial refrigeration was demonstrated by him.  
Tour Includes
    When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach throughout
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • First class hotels with private bath/shower for 4 nights
    • 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners including a Scottish Evening in Edinburgh.
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise Blair Athol Distillery tour and tasting Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 25 departures Visits and admissions to Provand’s Lordship, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, St Andrews and Edinburgh Castle
  • Deluxe backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
    • Hotels:
    • Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central Glasgow (1 night) Muthu Hotel Nairn (1 night) Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club Edinburgh (2 nights)
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    Price per person sharing a twin or triple room.

    5 DAYS FROM $ 1215 USD
    MAR 7,14,19,21,26,31
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    MAY 2,5,7,9,12,14,16,19,21,23,26,28,30
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    JULY 2,4,7,9,11,14,16,18,21,23,25,28,30
    AUG 1,2,4,6,8,9,11,13,15,16,18,29,22,23,25,27,29
    SEPT 1,3,5,8,10,12,15,17,19,22,24,26,29
    OCT 1,3,6,8,10,13,15,17,20,22,27,29

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