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Scenic Scotland Food Tour

8 DAYS IN SCOTLAND

August 30-September 6, 2020: Scenic Scotland Food Tour

TRIP OVERVIEW

See – and taste – the best of Scotland!  This unique trip will take you from Edinburgh’s Old Town to farmhouse cheesemakers in St. Andrews, traditional fish & chips in Anstruther, Arbroath Smokies on the beach at Auchmithie, dining on the first class train through the the Cairngorms National Park, coastal foraging, dinner at Inverlochy Castle, the jaw-dropping scenery of Glen Coe, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park … and of course, haggis on a working sheep farm!

Scotland’s green and rugged landscape provides the natural ingredients for quality (and diverse) food experiences – so sample the food and the scenery.

This trip will run August 30-September 6, 2020 with a minimum of 10 people.

Double Occupancy – $4775 CAD per person • Single Occupancy – $5835 CAD

CONTACT TAMMIE AND BOOK

TRIP DETAILS

This trip will run with a minimum of 10 people –  maximum of 15.  
Final Date for guaranteed departure booking is January 10, 2020.

Includes:

  • Professional Tour Manager for 8 Days from arrival at Glasgow airport until departure
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Air Conditioned Touring coach for 7 days with driver
  • 8 Days Full Scottish Breakfast
  • 3 Three Course Dinners including iced water, coffee and tea
  • Croft Family Dining Experience (dinner)
  • 
Traditional Fish & Chips (dinner)
  • Glasgow Walking Food Tour (lunch)
  • Bushcraft experience (lunch)
  • Strathspey Railway First Class Onboard Lunch
  • Learning how Haggis is made (lunch)
  • All experiences and entrance admissions included are noted in the itinerary

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Gratuities for tour manager and driver
  • Admissions, expenses, and items not specifically noted
  • Meals and drinks not specified

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Arrival at Glasgow Airport 
Transfer from Glasgow Airport. 

2 Hour Panoramic Bus Tour of Glasgow with your group
.

Accommodation:          

Best Western Moorings Hotel Glasgow or similar
. Full Scottish Breakfast Included
. Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out
. Three Course Welcome dinner at the hotel (included).

Day 2:

Glasgow Foodie Walking Tour (included). 

Head to the capital city of Edinburgh. Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town on the Royal Mile, Colonnades at the Signet Library is the perfect place for ‘Edinburgh’s finest afternoon tea’ at 5:00 PM (included). 

This evening explore the darker side of Edinburgh with an Evening of Ghosts and Ghouls (included).

Accommodation:

Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh or similar. Full Scottish Breakfast Included
. Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out.

Day 3:

This morning, enjoy some free time to explore Edinburgh on your own. Walk the cobblestones of the Royal Mile exploring the historic closes, shopping, visiting Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Whisky Experience, the Real Mary King’s Close, St. Giles Cathedral, or board the Hop On Hop Off bus … just to name a few of the many things you 
can do in this charming city.



Early afternoon, prepare to travel to Fife where you will stop for lunch at the St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Company. Watch the cheese making process from their purpose built viewing gallery within the coffee shop on the farm. And of course no visit is complete without sampling their cheese collection with an included cheese platter for the group. In Anstruther pick up traditional fish and chips at the award winning Anstruther Fish Bar for your dinner tonight. (included)

Accommodation:  

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dundee or similar
. Full Scottish Breakfast Included
. Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out.

Day 4:

Continue your adventure today travelling along the beautiful Fife coastline with a stop in famous St. Andrews to visit their castle and cathedral (included). 

A special treat awaits for the group on the beach at Auchmithie where we can have the Arbroath Smokie experience with Ian. See the traditional smoking method and each person gets to enjoy their own fish once completed. (included)

Accommodation:

Fishers Hotel Pitlochry or similar. Full Scottish Breakfast Included. 
Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out.

Day 5:

Head into the Cairngorms National Park with stops at The Highland Folk Museum and Ruthven Barracks. 

Experience a First Class Light Luncheon service consisting of a lovely selection of sandwiches and a warm bowl of soup, freshly prepared on board by our catering chef and enjoyed in a first class train compartment as you travel through the beautiful Cairngorms (included).

 Continue your journey to Inverness stopping briefly at Clava Cairns, a well-preserved Bronze Age cemetery. This evening, enjoy a croft family dining experience – a Scottish crofting family warmly welcomes you into their home and farm to sample some real Scottish food and hospitality (included).

Accommodation:

Columba Hotel or similar. Full Scottish Breakfast Included
. Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out.

Day 6:

Make your way out of Inverness driving along the famous Loch Ness looking for the elusive loch monster Nessie!

Stop for any photo ops along the way perhaps at the Commando Memorial.

Continuing through Fort William to arrive on time for your unique experience this afternoon on the west coast in Roshven, Lochailort. A private half day bushcraft experience awaits for your small group that would include as an example being taken on a Scottish island survival adventure including coastal foraging – shellfish, fish and seaweed, learning about trees, plants and fungi, their uses in bushcraft, what you can and can’t eat! Build a campfire and cook your lunch on a quiet sandy beach looking out across the loch to the small isles (included). 

From foraging by day to eating dinner in Inverlochy Castle this evening (included) is a true foodie adventure.

Accommodation:

Alexandra Hotel or similar. 
Full Scottish Breakfast Included
. Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out.

Day 7:

Begin your early journey through the atmospheric Glencoe where jaw dropping scenery will make you want to stop and take photos all along the way. Through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

A unique, entertaining, and insightful introduction to haggis, Scotland’s National Dish happens on a centrally located working sheep farm. Discover how world famous haggis is made, cooked and traditionally presented as well as new diverse contemporary interpretations of this delicious and surprisingly versatile dish. Then more importantly, sample the great taste of 
haggis with tatties and neeps for lunch – Vegetarian/Vegan Haggis available as well (included).

Loch Katrine is one of Scotland’s bonniest lochs and a trip to Scotland & The Trossachs would not be complete without seeing it and taking a sail on the loch on the iconic SS Sir Walter 
Scott, which has been providing sailing trips on the loch since 1900 and still powered by steam (included).

Accommodation:

Courtyard by Marriott Glasgow Airport
. Full Scottish Breakfast Included
. Three Course Dinner with iced water, coffee/tea included
. Porterage of 1 bag per person in & out.

Day 8:

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transfer to the airport for your flight home
.

  • 8 days

  • Airport arrival & departure transfers

  • Air conditioned luxury coach for 7 days with driver & professional tour manager

  • Full Scottish Breakfast every day

  • Included Meals and Food Experiences:

    • 3 Three Course Dinners including iced water, coffee and tea
    • Croft Family Dining Experience (dinner)
    • Traditional Fish & Chips (dinner)
    • Glasgow Walking Food Tour (lunch)
    • Bushcraft experience (lunch)
    • Strathspey Railway First Class Onboard Lunch
    • Learning how Haggis is made (lunch)
  • August 30-September 6, 2020

  • $4775 CAD per person (double occupancy) or $5835 (single occupancy)

We have done a fair bit of travel, and this turned out to be one of our best trips ever. Tammie asked us questions in order to understand our likes and dislikes, then she translated that into a fantastic trip, within our budget, that we would never have been able to design on our own.

Tammie did all the bookings for our three-week adventure – flights, accommodations, trains, buses, and excursions. She provided a back-up plan for a small part of the trip, just in case bad weather disrupted travel to one of the islands. She was frequently in touch during planning and booking to get our feedback on different options. We will definitely ask her to help us with upcoming travel!

Tim & Heather, Brampton ONTravelled to Scotland & Northern Ireland

“I must say I was skeptical of booking with someone I didn’t meet in-person.  However, Tammie was professional and was so organized.  She was quick to retrieve answers to anything I asked.

It was a big trip for us so our anxieties were a bit higher than usual but Tammie quickly had us at ease. She even went so far as to email us when our flights were available to check-in.

I would not hesitate to book with Tammie again and I have already recommended her to friends.”

Debbie & Tim, Kilbride ONTravelled to Vietnam & Cambodia
We had a an extremely short timeline to plan our trip and Tammie suggested some wonderful locations that we never would have discovered on our own. Travel brochures all offered the same generic sites, Tammie created an amazing itinerary perfectly tailored for us with the level of travel and activity we were hoping for.
We had a fabulous time and plan to travel with her assistance another time. Our trip was worry free, and every little detail was well thought out for us, including many once in a lifetime experiences. We may have to go to Scotland again – now that we know all the beautiful locations we have left to see there. I’d highly recommend Tammie, her knowledge of Scotland and all the hidden gems it has to offer really paid off.
Patty, Brampton ONTravelled to Scotland

“It was a pleasure to work with Tammie. She is very knowledgable & able to help guide us in our planning.

She goes above and beyond to ensure your travel plans are the perfect fit for you. I will definitely ask Tammie to help with my next trip.”

Kathy, Milton ONTravelled to Vietnam & Cambodia

“I came to Tammie with a very last minute trip to Scotland, literally days before we left.

She was able to present many options of seeing Scotland, including prices, on very short notice. Although it was last minute, and she had other clients, she made herself available to me to answer questions, provide advice and book tours for us.

I wouldn’t have been able to see all that I saw without her help. Thank You Tammie!”

Bee, Oakville ONTravelled to Scotland

“We booked a 14 day Ireland Tour with Tammie and we were absolutely thrilled with everything.

Her knowledge and experience of Ireland helped make it one of the best trips we have ever been on. She planned every detail for us from the tour to our extra adventures.

We would never have seen as much as we did without her advice and planning. Thank you Tammie for a truly amazing experience. Can’t wait for you to plan our next adventure!”

Cathy & Joe, Milton ONTravelled to Ireland & Northern Ireland

“Tammie has planned three trips for me: Ireland/Northern Ireland, India and Scotland.

I appreciate the travel options – she suggested experiences I would have never have found myself.

I saved money and she took care of the logistics! I’m already planning my next trip with Travel Your Way.”

Scott, Oakville ONTravelled to India

“Tammie was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgeable about all our desired destinations and helped us to plan our travels.

She listened to us and came up with suggestions to suit us. We had a wonderful time in Scotland and we hope to return. Thank you.”

Ann, Kakabeka Falls ONTravelled to Scotland

“Amazing! What we experienced was an adventure beyond our expectations.

Tammie gave us the holiday of a lifetime, even though I have travelled to Scotland many times with my parents many years ago, I have never seen what we experienced on this trip.

Bottom line if you book a holiday with Tammie, you will not be disappointed!”

John & Jackie, Barrie ONTravelled to Scotland