See the essentials of Scotland, distilled
Explore the very best of Scotland's gorgeous scenery and bustling cities on this short-and-sweet introductory tour.
- Tour Operator
- CIE Tours
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 5 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Glasgow||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, built in 1471. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)|
|Day 2||Nairn||Loch Lomond - Loch Ness Cruise: Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woolen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness, with gorgeous Urquhart Castle lording over the waters from a nearby cliff, before heading to Nairn. (B, D)|
|Day 3||Edinburgh||Whisky Tasting - St Andrews - Scottish Evening: Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whisky is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the 'Home of Golf.' Take a panoramic drive around, then spend some time exploring independently. Continue on to your gracious manor house hotel outside Edinburgh, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine and a lively show of songs, stories, and dancing. (B, D)|
|Day 4||Edinburgh||Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh Tour: Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling shops on Princes Street 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 several stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle perched high above the city on volcanic rock. The castle contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore your favorite things to do in Edinburgh. The August 4 - 25 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)|
|Day 5||Edinburgh||Tour Ends In Edinburgh: Your program ends after breakfast today. (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner|
- DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central
- Muthu Newton Hotel
- Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club
Price and itinerary details are subject to change through September 2020. Prices given are per person, double occupancy. If you would like your own room, there is a single-room supplement charge of $360.