Our shortest tour of Scotland provides a perfect introduction to vibrant cities and majestic scenery of this fascinating country. Start in Glasgow and head up into the Scottish Highlands. Visit St Andrews and end in Edinburgh. Activities include whisky tasting, Loch Ness cruise, Scottish Evening. See Edinburgh Tattoo in August.

2024 Taste of Scotland - 6 Days/5 Nights

Duration: 6 Days

Price: Starts from $1495 USD

Itineraries

Day 1: Glasgow Highlights
Your tour departs from your Glasgow hotel at 2:00 PM. Set out on a panoramic tour of this dynamic, friendly city with its wealth of Victorian architecture and modern culture. Drive around George Square and see its collection of monuments to famous Scots. Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a splendid, Spanish Baroque-style building housing one of Europe’s finest art collections, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Titian, and Dali. 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 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. Explore as you wish and dine independently this evening. (B)

Day 4: Edinburgh Castle | City Tour | Scottish Evening*
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’ll have free time to explore in the afternoon, then experience a lively Scottish evening with dinner and traditional entertainment. (July 30 – August 21 departures instead dine independently before attending the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the Castle Esplanade.) (B, D*)

Day 5: Independent Day in Edinburgh
Take a transfer to the city center and then a day of sightseeing as you please on a hop-on, hop-off bus. You are free to dine and explore as you wish into the evening. (B)

Day 6: Tour Ends in Edinburgh
6-day tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner *Meal counts vary on Tattoo departures, as the Scottish Evening is replaced with the Tattoo and an independent dinner.

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater, and dance with reserved seats for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on July 30 – August 21 departures. All other departures will experience an exclusive Scottish Evening with dinner and traditional entertainment.
  • 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*

*August 2 – 23 departures.

Dining Experiences:

  • 5 Breakfasts (B) and 3 Dinners* (D)

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

Hotels:

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central | Glasgow (1)
  • Muthu Newton Hotel | Nairn (1)
  • Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club | near Edinburgh (3)

Taste of Scotland - 6 Days/5 Nights

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Hotels

Taste of Scotland 6 Days/5 Nights Land tour
SupplierNameSupplierRating DescriptionImage
SupplierName DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow CentralSupplierRating **** 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.
SupplierName Muthu Newton HotelSupplierRating **** 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.
SupplierName Dalmahoy Hotel and Country ClubSupplierRating **** 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.
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