Golf Pilgrimage Trip to St. Andrews

Golf Pilgrimage Trip to St. Andrews

Edinburgh | St. Andrews

Edinburgh has a wealth of top notch tourist destinations whether you’re looking for history, monuments, or even just a plain old glass of scotch. Experience once-in-a-lifetime journey to the St. Andrews Links courses dating back to 1574 which is considered to be a site of pilgrimage as it was the birthplace of the modern-day golf.

Level
Luxury £5600
Season
June – November
Duration
8 Days 7 Nights
Theme
Group of Friends
Product Code
EA035

The Highlights of the Journey

  • Explore wonderful Edinburgh with Mini Cooper
  • Whisky tasting experience in Whiski Rooms, with over 500 types of Whisky
  • Visit to Gleaneagles to experiene some of the country pursuit
  • Whisky and Chocolate pairing in the best Highland Chocolatier
  • Farm-to-table dining experience
  • Teeing at the birthplace of Golf itself, Old Course of St. Andrews

 

**Rates are per person based on GBP and 2 people traveling together
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**Rates are excluding VAT 1%, taxes and surcharges.

Day 1 - 3

Edinburgh | 3 Nights

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure by exploring the hotel facilities.

Welcome to Edinburgh

Located on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since 1492.

Edinburgh still breathes the spirit of its past, with its streets running through town like scars of distant memories. The most significant is probably the Royal Mile, which goes right through the Old Town and ends at The Palace of Holyroodhouse, once home to Mary, Queen of Scots and now the British Royal Family’s official Scottish residence.

Edinburgh in Style with Mini Cooper

Enjoy this most stylish and sporty small car of Mini Cooper to make sure you see all the spots you wanted to in Edinburgh on this private tour led by a private guide. 

Visit of Edinburgh’s Calton Hill through Grassmarket where 18th century executions were held, secret garden, Scotland’s most expensive streets, or go to Dean Village on the water of Leith and plenty more sights of the city as you drive through your tour.

Whiski Rooms Whiskey Tasting

Spend time in this multi award-winning Whiski Rooms for a great experience in their all-day dining Edinburgh restaurant & Bar with Whisky Shop and Tasting Room to give you in-depth of the ‘water of life’ with stunning views over Edinburgh and Princes Street. Enjoy the vibe any time of the day or shop around the adjoining whisky shop.

Day 4

Edinburgh - Gleneagles (1 hour)
Gleneagles - St. Andrews (1 hour)
St. Andrews | 3 nights

This morning you will be departing from your hotel to Auchterarder for some activities, which is located about 1 hour away from Edinburgh

Visit to Gleneagles Hotel

Auchterarder is a small town located north of the Ochil Hills in Perth and Kinross, and home to the famous Gleneagles Hotel. This hotel first opened its doors in 1924 when the magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland started to be described as a “Riviera in the Highlands”, thus the media is naming this hotel as the ‘eighth wonder of the world.’ During your visit here, you may choose some of the activities listed below that suits your liking

Culinary Journey

With 9 dining and bar establishment around the property, spent your afternoon enjoying sumptuous lunch. From bar snacks and brasserie classics to family fare and fine dining, Gleneagles is a culinary destination to savour.

Warm-up Session of Golfing

Gleneagles is one of greatest names in the world of golf. And as recent hosts of The Ryder and Solheim Cups, it’s easy to see why.

  • Three championship golf courses and one 9-hole course,
  • Extensive practise facilities including driving range, short game area and two putting areas, and
  • Home to the PGA National Academy for Scotland 

A World of Country Pursuits

There are many great outdoor activities in Gleneagles. And in this stunning setting, with expert, friendly tuition and world class facilities, the pursuits are a breath of fresh highland air. 

  • Shooting clays at the extensive gun range,
  • Casting a line for trout in the gardens at sunset,
  • Stalking a deer on the magnificent Drummond Estate,
  • Salmon fishing on the iconic River Tay,
  • Off-road driving in a Land Rover,
  • Falconry and gundogs training, and many more

 

Afterwards you will be driving east heading to St. Andrews, home of the golf itself, located 1 hour away from Gleaneagles.

Day 5 - 6

Exploring St. Andrews

Welcome to St. Andrews

The town is named after Saint Andrew the Apostle. There has been an important church in St Andrews since at least 747 AD.

St Andrews is also known worldwide as the “home of golf”. This is in part because of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, founded in 1754. It is also because the famous Old Crouse of St. Andrews Links is the most frequent venue for The Open Championship, the oldest of golf’s four major championships.

Golfing in St. Andrews Links Courses

You may try some of the notables courses in St. Andrew:

  • Old Course: The oldest and most iconic golf course in the world. 
  • New Course: The oldest ‘new’ course in the world built in 1895.
  • Castle, Jubilee, Eden, Strathtyrum, and Balgove Courses

St. Andrews boasting 7 different golf courses. But there are also other activities you can do beside playing golf in St. Andrews.

Visit the British Golf Museum

The British Golf Museum is a 5 star Museum at the heart of the home of golf. Visitors are now welcomed by a re-modelled reception, shop and entrance galleries and our spectacular 80 seat café on the roof. 

The British Golf Museum is home to over 17,000 objects. They tell the story of golf’s development from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Whisky & Chocolate Pairing

Located 1 hour and a half drive from St. Andrews known as The Highland Chocolatier, Iain Burnett is an award-winning artisan based in the heart of the Scottish mountains. Iain hand-makes all sorts of luxury spiced pralines and dipped fruits, but it’s the world’s finest Velvet Truffles® which have brought him to worldwide recognition as a Master Chocolatier and Truffle Specialist. 

Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier has created the perfect companion chocolates which truly enhance the flavour of even your favourite single malt whiskies.

Farm-to-Table Dining Experience

A refined, rural destination in Highland Perthshire, perfectly nestled into rolling hillside overlooking the beautiful Tay Valley, Ballintaggart Farm is a home from home, located about 100 km away from St. Andrews.

An extraordinary restaurant with rooms, outstanding yet informal dining featuring the best the seasons and Scottish larder have to offer and Seasonal Feasts all help make Ballintaggart Farm unique.

Day 7 - 8

St. Andrews - Edinburgh (1 hr 30 mins)
Edinburgh | 1 night

Today we are leaving St. Andrews and will be heading back to Edinburgh for an hour and a half drive.

Upon arriving in Edinburgh, free time at your own leisure around the hotel area.

If you are still excited to swing your golf stick, there are still a couple of Golf courses that you can play at such as Muirfield, North Berwick (both located 45 minutes away east of Edinburgh) or Trump Turnberry Ailsa which is located about 2 hours away from Edinburgh

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