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Taste of Scotland (5 day)

5 days with CIE Tours   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Glasgow Highlights 
Tour begins 2:30 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on an introductory tour of central Glasgow -- 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. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)

Day 2 Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise 
Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (B, D)

Day 3 Whiskey Tasting & St Andrews 
Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whiskey is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine with a lively show of songs, stories, and dancing. (B, D)

Day 4 Edinburgh Castle & City Tour 
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from 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 perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny. The balance of the day is free. The July 30 - August 20 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 5 Tour Ends in Edinburgh 
Tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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All This Included
Our shortest tour of Scotland provides a perfect introduction to vibrant cities and majestic scenery of this fascinating country. Start in Glasgow and head up into the Scottish Highlands. Visit St Andrews and end in Edinburgh. Activities include whisky tasting, Loch Ness cruise, Scottish Evening. See Edinburgh Tattoo in August.
  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
Highlights
Authentic Local Experiences:
  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30th, August 2nd, August 4th, August 6th, August 9th, August 11th, August 13th, August 16th, August 18th and August 20th departures.
Dining Experiences:
  • 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners including a Scottish Evening in Edinburgh.
Trip Highlights:
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
Accommodations
Glasgow: Doubletree by Hilton Glasgow Central
Nairn: Muthu Newton Hotel
Edinburgh: Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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