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For our golf, single malt whisky and history lovers, this deluxe 8 day British Open Tour which combines attendance at the Open with golf and sightseeing in the enchanting Scottish Highlands and historic Edinburgh is for you. Golfers play 2 outstanding Highlands links: Nairn and Royal Dornoch, and the 2014 Ryder Cup Gleneagles PGA Centenary; full sightseeing program for non-golfers plus 2 whisky distillery tour for all.
The Bobby Jones Tour
3 Time British Open Champion – 1926, 1927, 1930
Arrive Scotland July 13, 2015 / Depart July 20, 2015
Package Price (Land Only) based on double occupancy:
From: $6,610 per Golfer / $5,980 per Non-Golfer
Supplement for Superior Room at Culloden House Hotel: $200 per person
Monday, July 13, 2015
Arrive Edinburgh Airport
Morning courtesy transfer to the deluxe Culloden House Hotel for a 3 night stay – A most impressive country house hotel, used by Bonnie Prince Charlie as his lodging and headquarters prior to the fateful Battle of Culloden in 1746. Stunning architecture, open fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and antique furnishings evoke the elegance of an age gone by. Don’t miss the award winning restaurant, the best in the Highlands. Luxury and Scottish style on the grandest scale.
Evening: Welcome to Scottish Highlands Dinner
Tuesday, July 14
Golfers: Play Nairn Championship – This links championship course with its gorse and whin-lined fairways provides a testing challenge for golfers of all abilities. Inaugurated in 1899 as a 9 hole course it was extended in 1924 to its current championship layout.
Non-Golfers: Take a 2 hour cruise down Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle magnificently sited on a rocky promontory on the north shore of Loch Ness, the Castle is one of the largest in Scotland with a long and colourful history. For Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts Nessie has evidently been sighted from a place close to the Castle.
Wednesday, July 15
Golfers: Play Royal Dornoch – One of the great natural links courses in the world. According to Herbert Warren Wind, “a thoroughly modern old links with that rare equipoise of charm and character that only great courses possess”. There is plenty of room off the tee but where to place your drive depends on the wind and the pin positions. If you think out your shot, you will be rewarded.
Non-Golfers: Visit Dunrobin Castle a glowing white stone Castle overlooking the sea and the home of the Earl of Sutherland, Dunrobin can truly be described as one of the Great Houses of Scotland.
Golfers and Non-Golfers: Tour of Glenmorangie Distillery – experience one of the best distillery tours in Scotland at this picturesque distillery and sample a dram of Glenmorangie Single Highland Malt Whisky
Thursday, July 16
Morning: Coach transfer to the 5-star G&V Hotel, Edinburgh, for a 4-night stay – The luxury 5-star G&V was originally created in partnership with the Italian fashion house of Missoni. The entire hotel showcases Missoni’s signature blend of bold colors and distinctive patterns. The award winning La Cucina restaurant serves modern Italian fare, with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Golfers and Non-golfers: Afternoon, visit Edinburgh Castle with its many attractions. Plenty of time for shopping on Princes’ Street.
Evening: Welcome to Edinburgh Dinner
Friday, July 17
Golfers: Play Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course – 2014 Ryder Cup Venue. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the course is the longest inland course in Scotland. However the tees are graded at each hole in five stages, including a monstrous 7,081 yards from the back tees to the challenging 6,551 yards from the white markers all the way down to 5,065 from the red. Nicklaus has done an excellent job of mixing the modern with the traditional to create a new Scottish classic.
Non-Golfers: Visit Stirling Castle, considered Scotland’s grandest and one of its most important. The outstanding Renaissance architecture, the finest in Scotland, is highlighted in the Grand Hall and Chapel Royal. Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here and narrowly escaped death by fire in 1561. Also well worth visiting is The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, and the Old Town Jail.
Golfers & Non-Golfers: Whisky Distillery Tour (Famous Grouse Experience) at Glenturret Distillery, the oldest whisky distillery in Scotland.
Saturday, July 18
Transfer to St. Andrews, home of golf and the 2015 British Open, to witness the third round of the Open Championship returning to Edinburgh after the close of play.
Sunday, July 19
Transfer to St. Andrews, for the exciting final round of the 2015 British Open
Return to the hotel 30 minutes following the awards ceremony
Monday, July 20
Depart Scotland, Edinburgh Airport
From $6,610 per Golfer / $5,980 per Non-golfer double occupancy
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