Journeys Rediscovered – Culinary Journey of Scotland


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Culinary Immersion Tour Unique to Journeys Rediscovered

Culinary Journey of Scotland

Small Group Journey of no more than 12 people

Edinburgh – Cairngorms National Park – Aberdeenshire – Inverness – Isle of Skye – Oban - Glasgow

12 days/ 11 nights

  • 2 nights accommodation in Edinburgh – Nira Caledonia
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cairngorms National Park – The Fife Arms Braemar
  • 1 night accommodation in Inverness – Boath House Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation at Isle of Skye – Skeabost Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Oban – Airds Hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Glasgow – Blythswood Square – Kanta Lodge
  • Breakfast daily at hotels
  • Other meals & tastings included as per itinerary at specially selected restaurants and culinary experiences
  • Transportation and transfers as listed
  • All activities included as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Sightseeing and touring with a local English speaking guide. 
  • 9 days x Driver Guide (up to 8 hours a day)
  • 24 hour assistance during trip 

Contact Journeys Rediscovered on 0477002235 for pricing to suit your preferred departure dates as a private itinerary or REGISTER for our 2021 Small Group Journeys (no more the 12 passengers).

Boutique Hotels 4 -5 Star, twin share. Single supplements available.

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Contact Journeys Rediscovered for pricing to suit your preferred departure dates as a private itinerary or to REGISTER for our 2021 Small Group Journeys (no more the 12 passengers).

Boutique Hotels 4- 5 Star twin share. Single supplements available.  

Day 1 – Edinburgh: Welcome to Scotland! Upon your arrival into Edinburgh airport, be met by your chauffeur for a comfortable transfer to your hotel. As your room might not be ready, enjoy an introductory walking tour of the Scottish capital. Explore the city main attractions and discover its anecdotes and secrets wit a half day tour. You will have then the afternoon to enjoy the city by yourselves or why not to unwind, relax and acclimatise.

Day 2 – Edinburgh: You will start today with the perfect experience for the true whisky enthusiast. Your morning Masterclass will start with an extended guided viewing of the Scotch Whisky Experience whisky collection over coffee and shortbread. A fun sensory perception test then will prepare you for a comparative tasting of one blend, one single grain and two single malt whiskies, and the nosing of a new-make spirit. You will have then the rest of the day at leisure to continue exploring the vibrant city streets of Edinburgh on your own. You could visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is the official residence of HM The Queen in Scotland, also you could visit The Royal Yacht Britannia, which was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences, or even walk through Arthur's Seat, the highest point in Edinburgh, and enjoy the views of the city

Meals included – B

Day 3 – Edinburgh/ Cairngorms National Park: Meet your driver guide at the lobby of your hotel this morning. Leave Edinburgh behind to make your way to the Highlands. Drive by way of Glenturret Distillery for a once in a lifetime whisky experience. You will spend the day with the Stillmen and work alongside them, hand rousing the malted barley in the open mash tun, the only place where you can do this in the world. Learn about run rates and cutting spirits, see how and why they need to regularly check on the whisky whilst it sleeps and learn about the art of blending. This experience will include a 2 course lunch, a bottle of your own single malt and, most importantly, a Glenturret boiler suit with your name embroidered on it.

Meals included – B L

Day 4 – Cairngorms National Park: This day, you will immerse yourselves in a celebration of Scottish food and drink. Together with your driver guide, you will explore the best of Perthshire's food and drink, travelling through the dramatic scenery of Scotland's highest through road. Begin at the Highland Chocolatier for a visit and tasting. If you feel like walking it off, there's fabulous walking in the area, before touring back in time 4000 years to Crannog Center for demonstrations of Iron Age cookery, crafts and technologies. Before heading back to Braemar for your overnight, you will enjoy a hands-on baking experience at the very home of your Scottish guide. Be welcomed into a local's home, high on a hill with spectacular views of the Cairngorms. Learn how to make the traditional Scottish specialties, shortbread and oatcakes, and enjoy with salmon, home cured using local ingredients.

Meals included – B & tastings

Day 5 – Cairngorms National Park/ Aberdeenshire/ Inverness: Speyside is famed for its whisky. Have this day to learn about the ancient art of coopering at the Speyside Cooperage before visiting some of the Malt Whisky Trail distilleries for an in-depth tour. There will be time for a picnic lunch and some whisky ice cream before visiting a castle or walking on one of the hill routes used by whisky smugglers in the past. On the way home you will stop for a bespoke whisky tasting at a world renowned shop. This evening, enjoy fine dining at the award winning Boath House restaurant.

Meals included – B L D 

Day 6 – Aberdeenshire/ Inverness / Isle of Skye: Today, visit the iconic Loch Ness and explore the region first by foot and then aboard a private yacht. While aboard, enjoy a Scottish buffet lunch and a piper welcome. Be sure to keep your eye out for Nessie, the loch's famous monster! Evening at leisure in your first night in the Isle of Skye.

Meals included – B L

Day 7 – Isle of Skye: The largest of the Inner Hebrides, the Isle of Skye is home to some of Scotland's most iconic landscapes. Be mesmerized by its breathtaking scenery, quaint towns, and stunning coastline. Tour to Kilt Rock and Mealt Falls. Continue then to Rubha nam Brathairean (Brother’s Point), the Isle of Skye’s hidden gem. Before finishing your day on the Island enjoy a visit to the Island's only distillery. Your tour will take you though the single malt process and conclude with a tutored tasting of three Talisker expressions paired perfectly with locally handmade chocolates.

Meals included – B

Day 8 – Isle of Skye: Leave the Isle Skye this morning. While heading to the mainland, you will explore the greenery and tranquil beauty of Glencoe National Park. This world famous Scottish landmark charms with high mountain peaks. ridges, rushing rivers and waterfalls. This evening, experience fine dining at the 3 AA Rosette Airds Hotel & Restaurant.

Meals included – B D

Day 9 – Oban: Today, experience the Western Isles of Scotland aboard a private 1940s traditional Scottish vessel. The skipper will advise the best itinerary for the day depending on the weather; however, you can experience some of the most remote and beautiful villages and islands in all of Great Britain. As Part of your day you can enjoy a fresh seafood and other local produce lunch ashore on a secluded beach or aboard. Local lobster and mussels are a favourite!

Meals included – B L

Day 10 – Oban/ Glasgow: You will make you way to Glasgow today by way of the Trossachs National Park. You will visit a working sheep farm to learn how to make your own haggis. You will discover the origins and the ingredients that make haggis so delicious. You will blend your own spice mix and use them to create your own haggis while your Master Haggis Maker guides you through the preparation process. Conclude your experience with a traditional Scottish dinner served with traditional or vegetarian haggis!

Meals included – B D

Day 11 – Glasgow: On this day, explore the vibrant streets of Glasgow city. Glasgow is a city with striking architecture, contemporary art spaces and fascinating museums, many of which are free. Glasgow city centre is one of the best shopping destinations in the UK, outside of London's West End. With a diverse culinary scene, abundance of pubs and bars as well as some of the UK's best music venues, this is a city for the night owls as well.

Meals included – B

Day 12 – Glasgow: Enjoy a private transfer today from your hotel to Glasgow airport. Departure 

Meals included – B

Travel Dates

Valid for travel 01 Oct 2020 - until 31 Dec 2021.

Terms & Conditions

Contact Journeys Rediscovered to register for our 2021 Small Group Journey (no more than 12 passengers.) Journeys Rediscovered Small Group - Culinary Journey of Scotland, will run with a minimum of 6 passengers.

Alternatively, contact Journeys Rediscovered for pricing to suit your preferred departure dates as a private itinerary, which is guaranteed with a minimum of one person.

Land-based itinerary is based per person on twin/double share basis (unless otherwise stated), single supplement is available, contact Journey Rediscovered for this surcharge.

International & domestic airfares not listed are additional, please contact Journeys Rediscovered for international flight options and prices.

Travel insurance is strongly recommended and can be arranged for you for an additional cost.

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