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A Week In... Scotland

2015 Prices From $4,490 for 8 Days - Tauck World Discovery

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!


  1. Itinerary
  2. Pricing & Availability
  3. Accommodations
  4. Before You Go
  5. Reviews (25)
  6. Packing Tips

  1. Day 1

    Arrive in Glasgow for your Scotland tour



    Day 2

    Stirling Castle & and a wee taste 'o malt whisky at Glenturret Distillery, falconry presentation


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    Day 3

    The Great Glen to the Highlands & an evening steeped in Scottish traditions in Inverness


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    Day 4

    Culloden, Cawdor Castle & Scottish history


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    Day 5

    Along the Yellow Roads to Blair Castle en route to Edinburgh


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    Day 6

    A day in Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse



    Day 7

    Edinburgh at leisure, or a visit to St. Andrews, ending the day with a banquet dinner


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    Day 8

    Homeward bound



  2. Packing Tips

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    The weather in Scotland is moderate but unpredictable. Your journey is designed with leisure in mind. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Generally, during the day, casual, comfortable, cotton clothing is recommended. Cool weather at higher elevations or at night will require warmer, layered clothing.

    In Europe, especially in finer restaurants, it is generally customary to dress somewhat formally. Slacks or a dress for women and a jacket and tie for men are acceptable dining attire, although not required. It is advisable to avoid wearing jeans, sneakers or shorts for dinner. You may also wish to dress up a bit for the welcome reception and the farewell dinner, but by all means be comfortable.

    You will find a hair dryer located in your hotel guest room. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Valet laundry and dry cleaning services are also available for a fee.

    We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor’s prescription or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you, a list of the generic names of your medication, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed.

    Following is a list of recommended items to pack for your trip to Scotland:

    • Casual daytime wear – shorts, slacks, long and short-sleeved shirts
    • An optional jacket and tie for men
    • Casually elegant evening wear for ladies
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
    • Swimwear
    • Gym wear
    • A light sweater or jacket for higher elevations or a breezy night
    • Binoculars (7x50 preferably)
    • Insect repellent
    • Camera, lenses, batteries, memory cards and/or plenty of film
    • Lightweight, comfortable, sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken-in
    • Battery-operated travel alarm clock
    • Rain poncho and collapsible umbrella
    • Zipper-lock bags
    • Daypack for camera equipment
    • Sundries and toiletries that may be difficult to find en route
    • Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your hotel room while traveling


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