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Scottish Supreme

  • 2019 Scottish Supreme – 8 days/7 nights
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Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 2 – 16 departures.
  • With the help of an expert guide experience all stages of the whiskey making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturing – and sample a wee dram.
  • Experience the beauty of Loch Ness as you relax on a cruise of this famous body of water.

Dining Experiences:

  • 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners plus afternoon tea, including farewell dinner in Edinburgh.

Trip Highlights:

  • Cawdor Castle
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise
  • St Andrews Castle & Cathedral
  • Stirling Castle
  • Urquhart Castle

Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro | Dunblane (2 nights)
  • Achnagairn Estate or Kingsmills Hotel or Ness Walk | Inverness (2 nights)
  • Old Course Hotel | St Andrews (1 night)
  • The Principal Charlotte Square | Edinburgh (2 nights)

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dunblane Hydro, Dunblane

Description:

Located on 10 acres of landscaped grounds, the Victorian-style Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel offers breathtaking views of the Trossachs. The luxury rooms each have a 32-inch LED TV, a designer bed and WiFi access, and some have views of the Perthshire countryside. The leisure club features an indoor swimming pool and fully equipped gym, as well as a steam room, whirlpool, sauna and massage parlor. The Kailyard by Nick Nairn Restaurant serves traditional Scottish cuisine in elegant surroundings. Guests can enjoy fresh coffees and drinks in the two lounges, and there is also a cocktail bar.

Achnagairn Estate Castle Hotel, Inverness

Achnagairn Estate Castle Hotel, Inverness Description:

Built in 1812 on a site occupied since the 1600s, this luxe castle hotel set on 30 acres is 8.7 miles from Inverness Castle and 15.3 miles from Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness. The chic, modern rooms are located in the castle or in separate lodges. All combine designer details with original features, and have en suite bathrooms and free Wi-Fi; some offer in-room whirlpool baths and 4-poster beds. There are also cottages on the grounds.

Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

Old Course Hotel, St Andrews Description:

At the renowned St Andrews’ golf course, this sophisticated golf and spa resort is an 11-minute walk from the British Golf Museum and 1.3 miles from St Andrews Botanic Garden. Refined rooms range in style from elegant to contemporary, and come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some have balconies and/or views over the golf course. Suites add living areas, additional bathrooms and/or kitchenettes.

Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square, Edinburgh Description:

The Roxburghe Hotel comprises a number of elegant town houses set on Charlotte Square in the New Town, right in the heart of Edinburgh. Enjoy shopping on Princes or George Street, be pampered in our luxury spa. As part of a £7.5million refurbishment program, all 198 bedrooms have been individually redesigned to complement the unique Georgian architecture of the Roxburghe Hotel.

Itinerary

2019 8-DAY SCOTTISH SUPREME

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN DUNBLANE
Your tour starts with a traditional Scottish afternoon tea in your hotel in Dunblane. 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 AND 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 Glen Coe, 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 WHISKEY 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 finest woolen and cashmere cloth and accessories. Next up is a visit to the Glenfiddich whiskey distillery and experience all stages of the whiskey-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 in 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)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

 

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Friday Jun 28, 2019 from Friday Jul 5, 2019 to 8 Days $2990 Small Group Book Now
Friday Jul 19, 2019 from Friday Jul 26, 2019 to 8 Days $2990 Small Group Book Now
Friday Aug 2, 2019 from Friday Aug 9, 2019 to 8 Days $3490 Tattoo/Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Friday Aug 9, 2019 from Friday Aug 16, 2019 to 8 Days $3490 Tattoo/Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
Friday Sep 6, 2019 from Friday Sep 13, 2019 to 8 Days $3090 Small Group Book Now
Friday Sep 27, 2019 from Friday Oct 4, 2019 to 8 Days $2690 Small Group Book Now

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