2013 Taste of Scotland - 5 days/4 Nights

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Highlights:

  • Scottish Highland Evening
  • Edinburgh Dinner & Ghost Tour
  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • Culloden Battlefield

Hotels:

Superior First Class

  • Glasgow Thistle Hotel
    Glasgow (1 night)
  • Newton Hotel
    Nairn (1 night) Sun & Tue departures or
    Columba Hotel
    Inverness (1 night) Fri departures
  • Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel
    Edinburgh (2 nights)

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers at start and end of tour
  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • 4 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 3 dinners (D) including
    - Scottish Highland Evening
    - Heights Restaurant in Edinburgh
    - 1 table d'hote dinner
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tours of Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Loch Ness scenic cruise
  • Blair Athol Distillery tour and tasting
  • Edinburgh ghost walking tour
  • Reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30 to August 20 departures
  • Visits and admissions to Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and Edinburgh Castle
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
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Itinerary

5 Day Taste of Scotland Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Glasgow Highlights
Start your tour at Glasgow Airport with a group transfer to your hotel, departing at 8:00 am, 10:00 am or 12:00 noon. If you arrive later than noon, transfer to the hotel at your own expense. At 2:30 pm discover the main attractions of Glasgow as you drive around George Square with its ornate City Chambers and nearby Glasgow Cathedral. Visit the modern Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel to see extensive collections of various vehicles. Join your tour director for a welcome drink before dinner.
(D)

Day 2 : Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise
Depart Glasgow and travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Travel through the deep valley of Glen Coe, notorious for the Campbell massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Continue through Fort William and stop at the Spean Bridge Woollen Mill, which offers quality Scottish goods. At Fort Augustus embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness to admire enchanting views and keep an eye out for “Nessie.” Continue to Nairn and enjoy a Scottish Highland evening with haggis and other traditional foods as well as bagpipe music and dance. (Friday departures of this tour will stay in Inverness and have a ceilidh.)
(B, D)

Day 3 : Culloden Battlefield & Whisky Tasting
Visit the Culloden Visitor Centre to learn about the Battle of Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated by the British army in 1746. Drive through the Grampian Mountains to visit Blair Athol Distillery in Pitlochry to see how whisky is distilled and sample some. Continue south to Edinburgh and check in to your hotel, a few miles from the city and set in lovely grounds. Head into Edinburgh to a popular restaurant for dinner which is followed by a fun walking tour with a local guide to discover the haunts of Edinburgh's eccentric characters in the narrow streets and alleys of the medieval city.
(B, D)

Day 4 : Edinburgh Castle & City Tour
This morning see the principal sights of Edinburgh as you drive along Princes Street and through the wide streets of the 200-year-old Georgian New Town. Walk along parts of the Royal Mile where some houses reach 11 floors tall. Visit Edinburgh Castle, which dominates the city and contains the Scottish Crown Jewels and the Stone of Scone. The balance of the day is free. On July 30 to August 20 departures, seats are reserved for the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
(B)

Day 5 : Tour Ends Edinburgh Airport
Transfer to Edinburgh Airport in good time to check in for your flight.
(B)

B: Breakfast; D: Dinner

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2013 Taste of Scotland - 5 days/4 Nights
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