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May — September

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Enjoy luxury accommodations while you explore the wonders of Scotland – its picturesque castles, cathedrals and countryside.

Enjoy reserved seats for The Royal

 Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 – 16

 departures.Experience all stages of the 

whisky making process and sample 

a wee dram.Experience the beauty of

Loch Ness as you relax on a cruise of

 this famous body of water.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Dunblane

Your tour starts with a traditional Scottish 

afternoon tea in your hotel in Dunblane, 

40 miles north of Glasgow. Your beautifully 

restored Victorian-style hotel is set on 10 

acres of private grounds and offers an indoor 

pool, fitness room, sauna, steam room and 

whirlpool.   In the evening meet your tour 

director and fellow travelers for a welcome 

drink before dinner. (D)

Day 2: Stirling Castle & The Trossachs

Travel to the historic town of Stirling to visit 

Stirling Castle. Captured in the 13th century 

from the English by William Wallace and 

then by Robert the Bruce, Stirling Castle has 

featured largely throughout Scottish history. 

Drive through the stunning scenery of the 

Trossachs National Park before returning 

to your hotel for some leisure time before 

dinner. (B, D)

Day 3: Urquhart Castle & Loch Ness Cruise

Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor 

and through Glencoe, often considered one 

of Scotland’s most beautiful places. Drive 

along the scenic shore of Loch Ness and visit 

Urquhart Castle, once the largest in Scotland. 

Leave the castle and embark on a short cruise 

on Loch Ness to admire enchanting scenic 

views. Continue north to Inverness and 

check into your castle estate hotel. (B, D)

Day 4: Cawdor Castle & Glenfiddich Whisky Tasting

Discover the beauty of Cawdor Castle with 

its extensive gardens. This has been a family 

home for over 600 years and is the reputed 

place of the murder of Duncan, Thane of 

Cawdor, immortalized in Shakespeare’s 

play “Macbeth.” Visit Johnstons of Elgin to 

discover the 220-year-old story of Scottish 

innovation and luxury, and learn how 

local craftspeople have collaborated with 

generations of herding communities from 

Mongolia, China, Afghanistan, Australia 

and Peru to create the fi nest woolen and 

cashmere cloth and accessories. Next up is a 

visit to the Glenfiddich whisky distillery and 

experience all stages of the whisky-making 

process from mashing and fermenting to 

distilling and maturing – ending with a wee 

dram to sample. Enjoy leisure time before 

joining your group for dinner at your castle 

hotel’s fine restaurant. (B, D)


Day 5: Glamis Castle & St Andrews

Travel through lush countryside to visit 

Glamis Castle, the legendary setting of 

“Macbeth” and childhood home of the late 

Queen Mother. This is a majestic building 

filled with priceless artifacts and furnishings, 

and you’ll enjoy a special tour. Drive across 

the Tay Bridge to St Andrews, the “Home of 

Golf.” Upon arrival check into the world-

famous Old Course Hotel and enjoy some 

free time to settle in before dining with your 

fellow travelers. 

(B, D)

Day 6: St Andrews & Edinburgh

Embark on a guided walking tour to see 

the highlights of St Andrews, including the 

famous Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and 

the British Golf Museum. Visit St Andrews 

Castle and St Andrews Cathedral, which has 

been a site of worship since the 8th century. 

See the collection of medieval sculpture, 

carved stones, and other relics. Or you may 

choose to enjoy a morning off in St Andrews 

for golfing or a spa visit. Drive across the

Forth Bridge into Edinburgh, Scotland’s 

historic capital city. Enjoy dinner on your 

own in the city. (B)

Day 7: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Explore Edinburgh on a sightseeing tour. 

Compare and contrast the wide streets 

and elegant mansions of the 200-year-old 

Georgian “New Town” with the narrow 

lanes and medieval townhouses along the 

Royal Mile, the oldest part of the city. Visit 

the imposing Edinburgh Castle where you 

can see historic buildings and enjoy 

splendid views of city of Edinburgh. The 

rest of the day is free for independent 

exploring and shopping. Spend the 

evening enjoying a farewell dinner. On 

August 2 – 16 departures experience the 

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the 

Castle Esplanade. (B, D)

Day 8: Tour Ends In Edinburgh 

Your tour ends after breakfast.

 (B)

Contact details

CIE Tours
10 Park Place
Suite 510
Morristown
NJ
USA
07960
Starting
Glasgow
Length
8
Days
Transport
Coach Driver guide Small coach
Type
Large Group (31+) Medium Group (17-30) Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Architecture Castles History Landscapes Whisky

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CIE Tours

The premier tour operator for Scotland, CIE Tours offers fully inclusive and expertly guided tours from coach tours to small group travel and highly curated private itineraries. Over its 86‐year history, CIE Tours has earned a reputation for excellence rooted in its signature Irish hospitality, the genuine warmth and expertise of its guides and hosts, and a talent for fostering lasting friendships. CIE Tours makes it easy for travelers to immerse themselves with exclusive access, authentic experiences, and in‐depth knowledge that, in the spirit of Celtic heritage, often begins with a story.

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