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A Week in Scotland, 8 Days Glasgow to Edinburgh with Tauck


Highlights
  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS! A drive off-the-beaten path in the dramatic Scottish Highlands
  • Entertainment during dinner in Inverness, featuring Scottish bagpipers and Highland dancers
  • Private tour of Glenturret Distillery, the Highland’s oldest single malt distillery
  • Private cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Travel through scenic Glencoe, home to Highland moors, forests, mountains & Loch Ness
  • Castle visits steeped in history and lore: Cawdor, Blair, and Edinburgh
  • Private visit to Holyroodhouse (when the Queen is not in residence)
  • Sheepdog demonstration at a countryside farm
  • Special performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for tours departing July 30 – August 20
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 16 meals, service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and porterage

The haunting skirl of the bagpipes during a private evening in Inverness… treasured family tartans… wee drams of single malt whiskies on a private distillery tour… a cocktail cruise on fabled Loch Lomond… the strong traditions of the Clans… fascinating history at Stirling, Edinburgh, Cawdor (the legendary home of Macbeth) and Blair castles… incredible scenery in the Highlands and along brooding Loch Ness… Palace of Holyroodhouse (the Queen’s residence) and the Royal Mile of pubs, shops, and historical sites… a uniquely vibrant culture lovingly preserved in the capital of Edinburgh… experience all this and more on Tauck’s weeklong Scotland tour!

 


 

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Day One

Arrive in Glasgow for your Scotland tour

Tauck’s Scotland tour begins: 5:00 PM, The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel. A transfer is included from Glasgow International Airport to The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel a historic landmark property in the heart of Glasgow. Please join us for a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner at the hotel this evening.
Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation: The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel

 

Day Two

Stirling Castle, Glenturret Distillery & falconry

Visit Stirling Castle, an example of Scottish Renaissance architecture and a town that developed around the castle. At the historic Glenturret Distillery, a tour takes you behind-the-scenes in the Highland’s oldest single malt distillery; witness the art of whisky making and enjoy a tasting. Attend a falconry presentation before journeying into the wilderness of the Trossachs, also known as Rob Roy country; return to your hotel for dinner at your leisure this evening.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel

 

Day Three

Cruise on Loch Lomond and a journey to Inverness and the Highlands

First up today – a cruise on fabled Loch Lomond before you travel across moor and mountain on a scenic journey that takes you through Glen Coe and Fort Augustus before arriving late afternoon in Inverness, capital of the Highlands.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Kingsmills Hotel

 

Day Four

Culloden, Cawdor Castle, and Scottish traditions

Accompanied by a local guide, explore centuries of Scottish history today on visits to the famous fields where the pivotal 1746 Battle of Culloden was fought, dividing families and clans; the ancient burial site at Clava Cairns; and medieval, slate-roofed Cawdor Castle, with its magnificent gardens, woods and connections to Shakespeare’s tragedy of Scottish kings, Macbeth. Return to your hotel in Inverness for dinner. Tonight, learn about the history of clan tartans and Scottish kilts during a festive Scottish evening complete with bagpipers and Highland dancers.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Kingsmills Hotel

 

Day Five

Visit Blair Castle en route to Edinburgh

Visit a country farm today for a sheepdog demonstration then travel Tauck’s Yellow Roads through the huge granite Cairngorm mountains and the soaring peaks of the Grampian range to Blair Atholl, the site of majestic Blair Castle. History comes alive on your visit, as you imagine the life of the noble class in 16th-century Scotland; some 30 rooms contain relics of that age. After lunch on your own, head south to Edinburgh, arriving late afternoon; your luxury hotel is set on Princes Street in the heart of the city.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: The Balmoral

 

Day six

Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse

Drive along the Royal Mile this morning to the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a private visit – the home of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Queen’s official residence when in Edinburgh (subject to closure). City sightseeing continues on a visit to the medieval fortress of Edinburgh Castle, a witness to many defining moments in Scottish history including the “Stone of Destiny” on which Scottish kings were crowned. A special Tauck highlight: If you choose a departure date for your Scotland tour July 30 – August 20, you’ll have the unforgettable thrill of attending the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, performed by Scottish military units against the magical backdrop of Edinburgh Castle.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Balmoral

 

Day Seven

Edinburgh at leisure or Andrews

You have a choice today of remaining in Edinburgh for a day spent exploring more of the city’s treasure trove of historic sites, museums, galleries and gardens on your own. Or join us for a trip to lovely St. Andrews; for passionate golfers, this beautiful city by the sea is an almost-holy place – but it will come as no surprise that this historic town has much more than just golfing history to offer. Share memories of your remarkable Scotland tour with your travelling companions at this evening’s farewell cocktail reception and banquet dinner at The Balmoral in Edinburgh.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: The Balmoral

 

Day Eight

Homeward bound

Tauck’s one-week Scotland tour ends in Edinburgh. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Balmoral to Edinburgh Airport – allow at least 3 hours for flight check-in.
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Departure Date Price Per Person Twin Share
24May20 $6,140
27May20 Sold Out
31May20 $6,140
03Jun20 Sold Out
07Jun20 $6,940
10Jun20 $6,140
14Jun20 $6,940
17Jun20 $6,140
21Jun20 $6,940
28Jun20 $6,940
05Jul20 $6,140
12Jul20 $6,940
02Aug20 $6,940
04Aug20 $7,740
05Aug20 $7,740
09Aug20 $6,940
11Aug20 Sold Out
12Aug20 Sold Out
14Aug20 $7,740
16Aug20 $6,940
18Aug20 $7,740
19Aug20 Sold Out
21Aug20 $6,940
23Aug20 $6,940
02Sep20 $6,940
06Sep20 $6,140
13Sep20 $6,140
16Sep20 $6,940
23Sep20 $6,940
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Small Group Departures – Select small group departures, averaging 24 Tauck guests, are priced from AUD $6,240 per person double; specific dates apply – ask one of our Travel Specialists for more information.

Special Solo Traveller Savings – on select special departures you save AUD $250 on the single room price; specific dates apply – ask one of our Travel Specialists for more information.

Note: Tours departing July 28 – August 18 will attend a special evening performance of the famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Note: Tours of May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 26; September 4 and 11 will stay at Principal Ediburgh George Street Hotel nights 5, 6 and 7.

 

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