Golf, Castles & Gardens Tour of Scotland: St Andrews, Gleneagles & Turnberry

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Countries Visited

Scotland

Places Visited

St. Andrews, Perthshire, Turnberry, Glasgow

Suggested Duration

8 Days

When you stand at the tee, you look out over the historic fairway and find the sunlight glinting off of the layer of morning dew. Take a practice swing and feel the weight of the course itself, having challenged golfers like Palmer and Mickelson through bunkers and pars. The legends of the Scottish landscape fill more than the castles, embodied on the courses spread across the countryside. This handmade golf, castles, and gardens tour of Scotland through St Andrews, Gleneagles and Turnberry has...

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the challenge of playing a historic round at Old Course of St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf
  • Visit celebrated castles and gardens that embody the spirit of historic Scotland
  • Follow in the footsteps of champions when playing a number of British Open championship courses
  • Relax in five-star accommodations nestled between seaside and lush valleys 
  • Discover the vast and diverse landscape across Scotland

Detailed Description

The splendor of Scotland rises with its mountains and crashing waves, rolling hills and blooming gardens. Stroll along soft manicured grass hundreds of yards to reach the green. Explore celebrated championship courses and relax in shady Victorian era estates. Your 8-day exploration of Scotland takes you through castles and golf courses, gardens and coastline, to witness the grandeur of the countryside: from the Old Course of St. Andrews to the newer Ailsa Course at Turnberry or Gleneagles, you will find beaches and valleys, vibrant forests and orchards on the fringe of your Scottish vacation.

Your excursion begins with your arrival in Scotland. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and takes you to the famous town of St. Andrews, located on the beaches of the North Sea. You find peaceful streets and a historic air in the shadows of a ruined 12th-century cathedral. Settle into your comfortable five-star resort style hotel and enjoy. The New Course of St. Andrews takes you across 18 holes that have been landscaped and designed for golf since 1885.

Continue on to Cambo Gardens to enjoy the serene estate and brimming with lilacs. On the Old Course of St. Andrews, you can feel the legends emanating from each hole. The challenge is not just in the landscape but also in keeping up with historic golf figures. Your private transfer escorts you to Perthshire where you find the Drummond Gardens. The castle grounds hold spectacular grace, from the design and construction of the family mansion to the stately gardens. King’s Course is located on the grounds of your luxurious five-star hotel.

Hills slope down into the valley that holds the course, offering another challenge you welcome with ardor. Continue to Firth of Clyde where you arrive at Turnberry. Culzean Castle boasts an incredible façade and 2.5 acres of stunning gardens. The comforts of your resort style accommodation are unparalleled. Enjoy the picturesque seaside scenery of Ailsa Course and the secluded charm of each hole. Your private transfer escorts you to Glasgow for your flight home luxury tour of Scotland for golf comes to an end, but there will always be more great gardens and gold to discover in Scotland.

Starting Price

$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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