Few things are more fulfilling than the rich and succulent flavors of a gourmet meal after a day on the golf course. The scent of wet grass lingers around you and adds to the decadent aromas of earthy wine and dark chocolate soufflé. Delicate fish is brushed with smoky flavors; you sit in luxury and remember how you made par on the same hole as a British Open champion. This 8-day gourmet food, wine and golf vacation in Scotland pleasures all the senses, flush with stunning landscape and sensational...
Scotland is home to vibrant moors and elegant forests, towering mountains and snaking lochs. You arrive at the Edinburgh airport and meet you private transfer. The city brims with energy and historic architecture. Edinburgh Castle watches over the city atop Castle Rock. Pass through the city and watch the cobblestone Old Town fade away into the green countryside en route to St. Andrews. The town lays claim to the birthplace of golf and is often referred to as the “Home of Golf.”
The coastal breeze brings in the sweet and salty aroma of the sea. Historic buildings decorate the skyline, from the Gothic 15th-century university, the oldest university in Scotland, to the ruins of the 12th-century cathedral. The remains of St. Andrews Castle look over the beach. The North Sea crashes into the sand. The 13th-century castle was fortified for the bishop of St. Andrews. During the 16th century, the reformation overtook the castle and much of the religious artifacts across the country, including St. Andrews Cathedral.
The remaining stone is cold on your fingertips. The afternoon sunlight touches the ruins and casts shadows across the area. Moss covers much of the damp stones in the hidden tunnel complex. You can lower your head and wander through the historic network that led the besieged to safety. When you return to the open air you are greeted once again by the seaside aroma and the comforting crash of afternoon waves. Settle into your five-star hotel and indulge in the luxuries situated on over 520 acres of forested landscape.
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- Play a round of golf on the oldest golf course in the world
- Challenge yourself on the Carnoustie course, home to the British Open seven times
- Enjoy a delectable meal at the only Michelin two star rated restaurant in Scotland
- Indulge in a cooking class with a celebrated Scottish Chef
- Visit the famous Edinburgh Farmers’ Market
- Stay in luxurious five-star accommodation situated in Scotland’s extraordinary landscape
You silently cheer as your golf ball lands on the sloped green. The aroma of smoked haddock lingers in the air. The coastal breeze carries the scent of the North Sea. You listen to the waves crash down as you set the tee for your next shot. Your custom tailored tour helps you experience the food, wine and golf in Scotland that make it such a unique experience. Dine on award winning cuisine after a full day of challenging, but rewarding play. Learn master recipes from award-winning chefs. Follow the fairway and the decadent aromas of Scotland for an unforgettable vacation.
Your discovery tour of Scotland begins when you arrive in Scotland. Your private transfer is waiting at the airport to greet you before escorting you to the remarkable town of St. Andrews. The city nestles into the coastline and shimmers with historic importance, from the ruins of the 12th-century cathedral to holding the title as the Home of Golf. Settle into you plush five-star accommodations and enjoy a rejuvenating rest. Carnoustie Golf Club has held seven separate British Opens and continues to demand excellence from all who endeavor on the course.
Follow exceptional play with a traditional Scottish experience by tasting the celebrated Arbroath Smokies. The layers of flavor in the dish are truly wondrous. The Old Course of St. Andrews is legendary and housed the 2015 British Open. Discover the challenges of intimidating bunkers and expansive double greens that make the birthplace of golf stimulating. Indulge in the award-winning restaurant of St. Monans, known for its fresh and elegant seafood. Continue your course exploration at Kingsbarns to play rolling fairways and expansive greens. Follow your morning on the course with a visit to Jamesfield Farm before delighting in the only Michelin two star rated restaurant in Scotland, at Andrew Fairlie. The following day you have the option of playing the PGA Centenary Course.
The remainder of the day you will take pleasure in a cooking course at the celebrated Nick Nairn Cooking School situated in the picturesque Trossachs. Learn secret recipes from award-winning chefs while using only organic and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a course fit for a king at King’s Course, which represents a classicist’s golf design. Your private transfer takes you to Edinburgh following your day on the fairway. The capital city is rich with history and flavor. Visit the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market and end your trip with a breathtaking meal at award winning Martin Wishart restaurant. Your private transfer escorts you to the airport the following day, but you can always extend your stay to discover more of the gourmet flavors and golf courses of Scotland.
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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