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Blair Athol Distillery
Scotland

Taste of Scotland

Price on Request

Departure days

  • M
  • T
  • W
  • T
  • F
  • S
  • S

February — November

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Immerse yourself in Scottish history and culture while seeing the most popular sights in a short time – a great introduction to Scotland!

AUTHENTIC LOCAL EXPERIENCES

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2, 2022 - August 23, 2022 departures.
  • Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Soak in the spectacular scenery as you cruise the mysterious, deep waters of legendary Loch Ness.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • St Andrews
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Scottish Evening*

HOTELS

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow (1)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn (1)
  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, near Edinburgh (2)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Glasgow Highlights

Your tour begins at 2:00 PM at your Glasgow hotel. Set out on a panoramic tour of Glasgow - a dynamic, friendly city with a wealth of Victorian architecture and modern culture. Drive around George Square and see its collection of monuments to famous Scots. Take a step back into medieval times with a visit to Provand’s Lordship, built in 1471 and housing a collection of centuries-old furniture and art. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner with your group. (D)

Day 2: Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise

Depart for the scenic Highlands, driving alongside Loch Lomond, resplendent with lush islands, then across the Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe - seeing mountains, moors and waterfalls along the way. Stop at Fort Augustus for a short cruise on Loch Ness, famed for its beauty as well as the legendary monster. Continue to your elegant manor house hotel in Nairn. (B, D)

Day 3: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews

Visit the historic Blair Athol Distillery to discover the art of whisky-making and sample a dram. Continue to St Andrews, the “Home of Golf”; take a panoramic drive and spend some time exploring the old city independently. Continue on to your gracious manor house hotel outside Edinburgh, set on 1,000 acres of picturesque grounds. Experience a Scottish evening of traditional food and lively entertainment. (August 2, 2022 - August 23, 2022 departures enjoy time to explore and dine independently.) (B, D*)

Day 4: Edinburgh Castle & City Tour

Take a panoramic tour of Edinburgh to see the main sights, from bustling Princes Street to the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian “New Town.” Walk along the Royal Mile, where compact medieval houses reach several stories tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, perched high above the city on volcanic rock, and home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You are free to explore as you wish for the rest of the day and evening. The August 2, 2022 - August 23, 2022 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 5: Your Tour Ends in Edinburgh

Tour ends after breakfast today. (B)

*Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

CIE Tours
10 Park Place
Suite 510
Morristown
NJ
USA
07960
Starting
Glasgow
Length
5
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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Tour company information

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.

Opening times

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST

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