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Taste of Scotland | CIE Tours

Taste of Scotland

  • 2020 Taste of Scotland – 5 days/4 Nights
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Starts Glasgow
Ends Edinburgh
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on August 4 – 25 departures.
  • Discover the rich history and local lore of Edinburgh and Glasgow with local guides.
  • Soak in the spectacular scenery as you cruise the mysterious deep waters of legendary Loch Ness.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise

Dining Experiences:

  • 4 breakfasts (B) and 3 dinners (D) including a Scottish evening in Edinburgh.

Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central | Glasgow (1 night)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1 night)
  • Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club | near Edinburgh (2 nights)

Hotels

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow Description:

Check in to DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central and count on stylish comfort and a signature warm chocolate chip cookie. This stylish hotel with characterful interiors is just 10 minutes away from Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central railway stations. Nestled in the heart of the city centre, we’re within walking distance of the main shopping district and top attractions, including the famous Glasgow City Chambers and iconic Glasgow Cathedral.

 

 

Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn

Muthu Newton Hotel, Nairn Description:

This beautiful Scottish baronial-style mansion was built as a family home in 1872 and has been a hotel since 1951. It recently has undergone extensive refurbishments to ensure a comfortable stay. All 56 guest rooms have been modernized while retaining the traditional ambience. This imposing building is set on 21 acres of mature parkland and gardens, bordering the Moray Firth on the North Sea and overlooks the Nairn Golf Course.

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club, Edinburgh Description:

Blending the traditions of a baronial manor with modern amenities, the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is a breathtaking golf resort set on 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Our luxury hotel features intricate architecture, with our unique main house period rooms filled with character and traditional furnishings to create an unforgettable stay. Situated just seven miles from Edinburgh city centre, guests can easily access world-class attractions while enjoying on-site amenities that include two 18-hole golf courses, an indoor pool, tennis courts, beauty salon and the Dalmahoy Leisure Club. Home of the award-winning Pentland Restaurant, this luxurious hotel also offers full-service catering to complement the unparalleled event spaces that make the Dalmahoy a truly remarkable destination in Edinburgh.

Itinerary

2020 Taste of Scotland – 5 Days/4 Nights/7 Meals

Day 1: 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: 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 before heading to Nairn.
(B, D)

Day 3: Whisky Tasting & St Andrews
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 Castle & City Tour
Explore the principal sights of central Edinburgh from the bustling Princes Street and 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. The rest of the day is free. The August 4 – 25 departures attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.
(B)

Day 5: Tour Ends In Edinburgh
Your program ends after breakfast today.
(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

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All prices listed below are per person, double-occupancy.
If you would prefer a single room, there is a single-room supplement of US $360.

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Sunday Feb 23, 2020 from Glasgow Thursday Feb 27, 2020 to Edinburgh 5 Days $1069 Book Now
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39 Reviews


Customer: Mrs. Alyson Leigh Basehore

Date: 12/26/2018

Vacation:
This was the easiest vacation I've ever booked. Everything was handled by CEI and their staff went above and beyond to ensure that we had the time of your lives. We will definitely book through CEI again!

Customer: Jim Bomay

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Booking the tour was extremely easy and the tour itself was outstanding. We had two guides through most of it and they were both great. It was a wonderful way to see a lot of Scotland in a short period of time. Very well done!!

Customer: Christi Lynn Atkinson

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
Everything was simple and easy to understand. When booking, the customer service agent helped to find a flight and tour that could accommodate our time frame needed. They were so helpful.

Customer: Mr. Thomas Merrill Marler

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
Great tour guide and driver! Made the tour top notch.

Customer: Lynn Ann Nash

Date: 09/29/2019

Vacation:
Great service. Food was ok but Then again Scotland isn’t known for its food. The layover in New Jersey made the flight extra long

Customer: Brenda Ann Oleary

Date: 09/29/2019

Vacation:
Had a great time

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 09/18/2019

Vacation:
They shouldn t be trusted to book airfares International flights without seat assignments is completely absurd ! It used to be that they were the Gold Standard for England tours ,,, Maybe , not so much , anymore … Fewer meals … less accessible accommodations … Coaches with less amenities Sad part is they don t seem to care that they've slipped Last trip with them... That should say it all !

Customer: Katie Mcdonald

Date: 09/09/2019

Vacation:
I would recommend CIE Tours! The booking process was simple and painless, I knew ahead of time which tour I wanted to do and the time I wanted to go. Every time I called in they always had patience and answered every question I threw at them.

Customer: Elizabeth Kain-Bolen

Date: 08/27/2019

Vacation:
Outstanding! Wonderful, fun & friendly coach driver and tour guide. Our Scotland tour was the best and they really paid attention to every detail to help give us the best experience!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/01/2019

Vacation:
Easy and no hassle

Customer: Mr. Robert Daniel Ewing

Date: 06/28/2019

Vacation:
Very helpful in taking care of the details to get us the tour we wanted.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/24/2019

Vacation:
The night before the tour, I was double checking where the meeting spot was, (which I had written down in my paperwork but didn't see immediately as I was preparing for the next day.) I went on the website and checked and didn't find what I needed so I clicked on the 24/7 question area and submitted a question about the meeting spot, noting that I needed it for the following day. I later found that I had it in my documents but received a reply 3 days later. So much for 24/7 responses.

Customer: Julie Dunsmore Roos

Date: 06/17/2019

Vacation:
The agent I spoke with on the phone was extremely helpful.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/12/2019

Vacation:
Booking service was good. Spoke directly with a representative and had no issues with the booking process.

Customer: Charles Joseph Gattuso

Date: 06/03/2019

Vacation:
Helpful in providing options when the tour we selected was not available

Customer: Margaret Eileen Gil

Date: 06/01/2019

Vacation:
Had several calls to work out whole itinerary and it was just what we wanted.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/28/2019

Vacation:
Ok No problems

Customer: Teresa Deal Turner

Date: 05/29/2019

Vacation:
Customer service very efficient.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 04/12/2019

Vacation:
The booking process was fast and easy. The ability to make payments was a plus.

Customer: Amanda Beryl Thomas

Date: 04/09/2019

Vacation:
Great product! Comfortable coaches, beautiful properties and excellent tour guides. Highly recommend!

Customer: Gail Jones Rigney

Date: 03/26/2019

Vacation:
The service to purchase the trip was great, I wanted to stay an extra day in Edinburgh and asked them to make my additional flight reservation and they took care of it.

Customer: Mrs. Barbara Marie Maha

Date: 01/20/2019

Vacation:
Easy booking. Simple to follow. Liked the payment reminders. Trip was wonderful. Tour guides did a great job. Only let down was the wool mill. We all thought it was supposed to be an actual mill. Instead it was a tourist shopping mall. Really bummed out about it. The highlands were lovely. Would have liked 1 or2 more stops for photos. Loved Edinburgh. Castle is one of the best I have seen in terms of fortifications. Also enjoyed the beach in Nairn.

Customer: Laura R Pater

Date: 12/31/2018

Vacation:
this was a 1st class tour, thank you

Customer: Rose Gardner Larson

Date: 12/29/2018

Vacation:
The trip was easy to book online.

Customer: Christina Ann Kutnak

Date: 11/14/2018

Vacation:
We thought they were wonderful. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and our driver was great!!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/13/2018

Vacation:
We had problems getting to our flight, and they were not completely helpful and we were late getting to the hotel and did not get to enjoy the first day of the tour. We were completely out of excitement for the tour and just wanted to sleep, we had been up all night

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Booking was pain free. We arranged our own air from Arizona so that didn't enter into the equation.

Customer: Ms. Katherine Denice Britt-Price

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
The hotels were large and a good walking distance with luggage. It would be nice to offer an upcharge for extra luggage.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
Their booking service was good. They do have to remember that every inquiry or booking is new. Sometimes questions do not come to mind at the time of booking.

Customer: Mr. Jeffrey Earl Frediani

Date: 11/12/2018

Vacation:
It took a long time to confirm that the tour was "Guaranteed". It limited us in our search for tours, and airfares.

Customer: Lynn E Klausenburger

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
I had to wait a long time on hold when I first tried to book. I wish this could be shortened; it was quite off-putting. However, when I did get connected folks were very pleasant and informed.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
As far as customer service on the phone, and with the scheduling and the materials included (backpack, rain gear, etc..) it was fantastic. Tour guides were very professional and knowledgeable.

Customer: Ms. Rebecca Anne Bostwick

Date: 11/11/2018

Vacation:
n/a

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
they provided very good documentation and were very responsive to my questions

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
The booking had no problems.

Customer: Arthur James Levy

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
This was our 3rd CIE tour and far from the best. The main problem was the hotel "near" Edinburgh. This was the highlight city and it was frightening touring worrying how to get back to the hotel -- a 45 minute bus ride. We met other guests with the same issue - what bus? where? how much? when? will it stop? what do we do after dark? This was a very poor choice and it impacted our visit to Edinburgh greatly.

Customer: Ms. Kathleen Marie Mccaffrey

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Easy booking. I’ve already recommended to friends and yes, I’d book with CIE again. This was my second tour with CIE

Customer: Barbara B Booker

Date: 11/07/2018

Vacation:
The tour guide was amazing, and the bus driver, too.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
This was my second trip with CIE and everything they advertised was delivered.

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