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Taste of Scotland | CIE Tours

Taste of Scotland

  • 2019 Taste of Scotland – 5 days/4 Nights
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34 reviews
Starts Glasgow
Ends Edinburgh
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theatre and dance with reserved seats for Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30th to August 20th departures.
  • Soak in the spectacular scenery as you cruise the deep, mysterious waters of legendary Loch Ness.

Dining Experiences:

  • 4 breakfasts and 3 dinners including a Scottish Evening in Edinburgh.

Trip Highlights:

  • Blair Athol Distillery
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Loch Ness Cruise

Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central, Glasgow (1 night)
  • Mutha 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

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2019 Taste of Scotland 5 Day/4 Nights/ 7 meals

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Day 1Glasgow 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. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner. (D)

Day 2Loch Lomond & Loch Ness Cruise

Travel alongside the famous Loch Lomond, renowned for its unsurpassed beauty. Drive across the haunting Rannoch Moor and through Glencoe, admiring the wild and spectacular scenery. Continue through Fort William and stop at a woollen mill to shop for quality Scottish goods. Embark on a short cruise on Loch Ness before heading to Nairn. (B, D)

Day 3Whiskey Tasting & St Andrews

Visit Blair Athol Distillery to see how whiskey is distilled and enjoy a sample. Travel to St Andrews, best known as the “Home of Golf.” Take a panoramic drive around and spend some time exploring independently. Continue to Edinburgh to your gracious manor house hotel, set on 1,000 acres with two golf courses. Enjoy a Scottish evening with traditional cuisine with a lively show of songs, stories, and dancing. (B, D)

Day 4Edinburgh 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 11 floors 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 balance of the day is free. The July 30 - August 20 departures watch the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade. (B)

Day 5Tour Ends in Edinburgh

Tour ends after breakfast. (B)

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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 $325

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Sunday Jul 21, 2019 from Glasgow Thursday Jul 25, 2019 to Edinburgh 5 Days $1599 Guaranteed Call to book
Tuesday Jul 23, 2019 from Glasgow Saturday Jul 27, 2019 to Edinburgh 5 Days $1599 Guaranteed Call to book
Sunday Jul 28, 2019 from Glasgow Thursday Aug 1, 2019 to Edinburgh 5 Days $1599 Guaranteed Call to book
Tuesday Jul 30, 2019 from Glasgow Saturday Aug 3, 2019 to Edinburgh 5 Days $1999 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Call to book
Friday Aug 2, 2019 from Glasgow Tuesday Aug 6, 2019 to Edinburgh 5 Days $2049 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Call to book
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Friday Aug 16, 2019 from Glasgow Tuesday Aug 20, 2019 to Edinburgh 5 Days $2049 Tattoo/Tour Guaranteed Call to book
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34 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: 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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