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.this short Scotland tour from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes you through the highlands and lowlands, exploring whisky, golf, and more.

 

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Loch ness

Day 1 Glasgow
One day in Glasgow may not be enough to fully explore all the city has to offer, but we can make the most of it with a focused itinerary centered around visiting Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of the city's top attractions. This magnificent museum is home to an extensive collection of art, artifacts, and natural history exhibits. Highlights include works by renowned artists like Salvador Dali, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh, as well as impressive displays of armor, fossils, and ancient Egyptian artifacts.  Your panoramic tour takes you past the  University of Glasgow, whose ornate gates commemorate those fames scientists who have taught or studied here:  Lister (Listerine), physicist Baron Kelvin (kelvin temperature scale), James Watt (inventor of the steam engine) and others.  Perhaps see Ashton Lane, a charming cobbled street filled with pubs, restaurants, and unique shops.  Glasgow is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and live music scene. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your traveling companions. (D)


Day 2 From Glasgow to the highlands  

Enjoy your first Scottish breakfast - including haggis, black pudding, tattie scones, and more. A day to explore the stunning landscapes.  You'll soon reach the wild and remote Rannoch Moor. Take some time to admire the breathtaking views.  Drive  to Glencoe, one of Scotland's most iconic and dramatic valleys,  towering mountains and waterfalls.   Our Loch Ness cruise leaves from Fort Augustus, a charming village located on the southern tip of the lake.  Keep an eye out for the elusive Loch Ness Monster!  Stay in  Nairn, a beautiful seaside town on the Moray Firth coast. (B,D)


Scottish baronial castle

Day 3 Distillery visit & the Home of Golf
Visit the picturesque town of Pitlochry, home to Blair Athol Distillery one of Scotland's oldest single malt distilleries. Take a guided tour to learn about the whisky-making process and don't forget to enjoy a tasting of their signature whisky at the end of the tour.  Head east to the historic town of St. Andrews, famous for its university, golf courses, and stunning coastal setting.
Take some time to explore the town's highlights on your own.  We suggest the ruins of St. Andrews Cathedral and St. Rule's Tower, walk along the scenic West Sands Beach (setting for Chariots of Fire), and if you're a golf enthusiast, you might want to visit the British Golf Museum. Tonight, we stay at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, located just outside of Edinburgh. Relax and enjoy the hotel's amenities, such as the spa, golf course, or beautiful grounds. (B)


Holyrood House

Day 4 Edinburgh, the capital

Explore Princes Street, one of Edinburgh's main streets, lined with shops, cafes, and historic buildings. Venture into the New Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its elegant Georgian architecture. Visit Charlotte Square, one of the most impressive squares in Edinburgh, featuring beautiful townhouses and a glimpse into life during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Head to Edinburgh Castle, which has witnessed significant events throughout Scottish history. Be sure to catch the One O'Clock Gun, a traditional firing of the cannon that takes place daily (except Sundays).   If you are lucky enough to be traveling July 30-August 21, we’ll include tickets to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a spectacular performance of music, dance, and military pageantry set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.  Otherwise, you’ll have dinner (B,D*)


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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

    Full daily breakfast and many meals*

    • An evening of entertainment  
    • Transportation (Buses, shuttles & ferries)
    • Welcome drinks with your group
    • Free Wi-Fi on luxury coaches
    • All entrance fees to attractions
    • Comprehensive travel itinerary
    • A travel backpack
    • Travel adapter
    • Rain poncho
    • Luggage strap and tags, Documents wallet

     

    • 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.

     

    Taste of Scotland 5 day tour land prices
    2024 USD
    single supplement $ 300
       
    FEB 18 1345
    MAR 5,17,29,31 1595-1945
    APR 2,7, 16, 30 1695
    MAY 3,7, 10,14,19,24,26, 28 1845
    JUNE 4,711,16,18, 23,28 1895
    JULY 2,5, 6, 16, 21,28 1895
    AUG 7,20,30 2095
    SEPT 1,3,6,8,20,22,27 1895
    OCT 1,13,20 1845
    Single Supplement 300- Save 50
    Child 8-17 Save 10%

     

    GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    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. Airfare is available from many cities. Just ask.

    ONLY ONE TRIPLE ROOM IS AVAILABLE PER DEPARTURE - BOOK EARLY. Save 10% per person on coach land tour prices if you are 8 & under 17 and traveling with at least one full fare paying passenger. ITINERARY MAY DIFFER.

    TASTE OF SCOTLAND 2025
    5 DAYS FROM $ 1495 USD
    SINGLE ROOM  SUPPLEMENT FROM $ TBA
    SUN,TUES,WED & FRI DEPARTURES
    FEB 23 1495
    MAR 4,18,28 1745
    APR 1,6,15,29,27 1845
    MAY 2,18,23 2045
    JUNE 3,22,27 2095
    JULY 1,8,15,22 2095
    AUG 31 2095
    SEPT 2,9,14,26,30 2095
    OCT 3,14.19,26 2045
    NOV 2,9 1495

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    Cancellation Penalties: Airfare up to 100%; Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 8 days: 45% per person 7 - 1 days: 60% per person, On day of departure: 100% per person Travel Insurance

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