A Week In... Scotland Tauck Tours

A Week In... Scotland

Discover the magic of this popular vacation destination on A Week In... Scotland escorted tours. Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh take center stage as you visit medieval castles and explore the proud heritage of this region. Keep an eye out as you look for Nessie while sailing on Loch Ness, enjoy a wee dram or two at a historic distillery, visit iconic St. Andrews and enjoy the captivating sounds of bagpipers among other exciting activities.


8 Daysfr. $5,990

Tour Highlights & Offers

  • TAUCK’S YELLOW ROADS – A drive off-the-beaten path in the dramatic Scottish Highlands
  • PRIVATE TOUR of Glenturret Distillery, the Highland’s oldest single malt distillery
  • DINNER ENTERTAINMENT in Inverness, featuring Scottish bagpipers and Highland dancers
  • PRIVATE CRUISE on Loch Ness
  • TRAVEL through scenic Glencoe, home to Highland moors, forests, mountains & Loch Ness
  • CASTLE VISITS steeped in history & 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 August 01 – 26
  • TASTINGS of wee drams of single malt whiskies
  • VISIT St. Andrews - the home of golf
  • SEE the famous fields where the pivotal 1746 Battle of Culloden was fought
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed
  • All customary gratuities for hotel and restaurant staff and local guides are included.
  • The customary gratuities for the Tauck Director and local drivers are not included. We ask that gratuities be extended on a voluntary, individual basis and not as a group.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, dry cleaning, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • Airline excess luggage charges, vaccinations, visa fees and services, airport arrival and departure taxes, individual airport transfers (when applicable), and other optional or incidental extras are not included.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners
  • The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland (2 nights)
  • Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness, Scotland (2 nights)
  • The Balmoral in Edinburgh, Scotland (3 nights)

ARRIVE GLASGOW Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

A transfer is included from Glasgow International Airport to The Principal Blythswood Square Hotel, a historic landmark property in the heart of Glasgow. Optional city sightseeing excursions are available; please join us for a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner at the hotel this evening.

Dinner

The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

STIRLING CASTLE, GLENTURRET DISTILLERY & FALCONRY Location Information Description

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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 Highlands' 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

CRUISE ON LOCH NESS AND A JOURNEY TO INVERNESS AND THE HIGHLANDS Location Information Description

Loch Ness, United Kingdom

First up today – a scenic journey across moor and mountain that takes you through Glencoe and Loch Lochy. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise on Loch Ness, home to the fabled Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, before arriving late this afternoon in Inverness, capital of the Highlands.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kingsmills Hotel

CULLODEN, CAWDOR CASTLE AND SCOTTISH TRADITIONS Location Information Description

Culloden, United Kingdom

Accompanied by a local guide, explore centuries of Scottish history today starting with a visit to the medieval, slate-roofed Cawdor Castle, with its magnificent gardens, woods and connections to Shakespeare's tragedy of Scottish kings, Macbeth. Drive to Culloden early this afternoon for lunch followed by a visit to the famous fields where the pivotal 1746 Battle of Culloden was fought, dividing families and clans.

Location Information Description

Inverness, United Kingdom

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kingsmills Hotel

VISIT BLAIR CASTLE EN ROUTE TO EDINBURGH Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Balmoral

EDINBURGH CASTLE AND HOLYROODHOUSE Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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 August 02 – 23, 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.

Breakfast

The Balmoral

EDINBURGH AT LEISURE OR ST. ANDREW'S Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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.

Location Information Description

Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

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.

Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Share memories of your remarkable Scotland tour with your traveling companions at this evening's farewell cocktail reception and banquet dinner at The Balmoral in Edinburgh.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Balmoral

HOMEWARD BOUND Location Information Description

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Balmoral to Edinburgh Airport – allow at least 3 hours for flight check-in.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, May 19, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, May 22, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, May 26, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Wed, May 29, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Jun 02, 2024 – Wait-list
$5,990.00
Wed, Jun 05, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Fri, Jun 07, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Jun 09, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Jun 12, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Fri, Jun 14, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Jun 16, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Jun 19, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Fri, Jun 21, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
$6,690.00
Wed, Jun 26, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Jun 30, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Jul 03, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Jul 07, 2024
$6,690.00
Wed, Jul 10, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Jul 14, 2024 – Wait-list
$5,990.00
Wed, Jul 17, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Wed, Jul 24, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Jul 28, 2024
$6,990.00
Tue, Jul 30, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Wed, Jul 31, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Fri, Aug 02, 2024
$6,990.00
Sun, Aug 04, 2024
$6,990.00
Tue, Aug 06, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Wed, Aug 07, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Fri, Aug 09, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,990.00
Sun, Aug 11, 2024
$6,990.00
Tue, Aug 13, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Wed, Aug 14, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Fri, Aug 16, 2024
$6,990.00
Sun, Aug 18, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,990.00
Tue, Aug 20, 2024 – Wait-list
$7,590.00
Sun, Aug 25, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Aug 28, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Fri, Aug 30, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Sep 01, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Sep 04, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Fri, Sep 06, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Sep 08, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Sep 11, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Fri, Sep 13, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Sep 15, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Sep 18, 2024
$6,690.00
Fri, Sep 20, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Sep 22, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Sep 25, 2024
$6,690.00
Fri, Sep 27, 2024
$6,690.00
Sun, Sep 29, 2024
$5,990.00
Wed, Oct 02, 2024
$6,690.00
Fri, Oct 04, 2024
$6,690.00
Fri, Oct 11, 2024 – Wait-list
$6,690.00
Sun, Oct 13, 2024
$6,690.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60 days or more before departure: $350.00 per person
  • 59-8 days before departure: $600.00 per person
  • 7-1 days before departure: $900.00 per person
  • On departure day and later: 100% of total price
  • Any changes or cancellations to airline reservations made through Tauck either before or after departure are subject to the cancellation / change policies of the individual airlines. In n some instances these cancellation / change fees may be up to 100% of the ticket price.
  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together and does not include airfare unless expressly stated.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A $350 non-refundable, non-transferable, per-person, per-vacation deposit is required to reserve space for you. Payment of the deposit indicates you have read and accepted all Terms & Conditions. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit payment is processed and you receive a confirmation invoice.
  • Final payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation.
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