Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail

9 days from $6,948 per person*
  • Hit the links at at Fairmont St Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns.
  • Enjoy tours and tastings at various whisky distilleries, including renowned Dalwhinnie and Edradour.
  • Travel by private Land Rover into the scenic mountain wilderness on a remarkable Highland Safari.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile with private guide.
  • Carefully selected luxury accommodations.
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Embark on an authentic Scottish experience, venturing through lush pastureland as you celebrate the best of lavish leisure: golf and whisky.

Set up home base first in St Andrews, at the heart of Scotland's golf heritage, from where you'll enjoy multiple days of hitting the links, including rounds at the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns. The natural landscapes make for challenging yet satisfying play, achievements which will be recounted in the days following, over delightful tastings at a number of whisky distilleries in the Scottish Highlands. Set out with a private driver-guide to tour historic ruins and grand medieval castles, pushing out into distillery land where you'll grow your appreciation for Scotch. Conclude back in charming Edinburgh, the cultural heart of this land of kings. It's time to discover Scotland's golf and whisky trail.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Edinburgh to St Andrews
    Edinburgh to St Andrews
    • Meet & Greet - Assisant
    • Private Transfer - Edinburgh - St. Andrews [Airport (1 hr 15 min)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Scotland - Welcome Package
  • Day 2 St Andrews
    St Andrews
    • Round of Golf at Fairmont St Andrews - Torrance Course - Green Fee
  • Day 3 St Andrews to Carnoustie
    St Andrews to Carnoustie
    • Private Transfer - Carnoustie Golf Club (Round-Trip) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Championship Course at Carnoustie Golf Links - Green Fee
  • Day 4 St Andrews
    St Andrews
    • Private Transfer - Kingsbarns Golf Club (Round-Trip) - Vehicle/Driver
    • Round of Golf at Kingsbarns Golf Course - Green Fee
  • Day 5 St Andrews to Pitlochry
    St Andrews to Pitlochry
    • Private Transfer - St Andrews - Pitlochry [with St Andrews Tour, Glamis Castle & Blair Athol Distillery (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 6 Pitlochry
    Pitlochry
    • Private Tour - Blair Castle, Hermitage Walk & Edradour Distillery (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 Pitlochry to Edinburgh
    Pitlochry to Edinburgh
    • Private Transfer - Pitlochry - Edinburgh [with Dalwhinnie Distillery, Highland Safari & Doune Castle (with Lunch, 8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Walking Tour with Edinburgh Castle (4 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 Edinburgh
    Edinburgh
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Edinburgh - St Andrews

For your added comfort, a private Meet & Greet assistant will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. They will be able to walk you through your Welcome Package documents, and escort you to your awaiting transfer.

Meet your private driver and vehicle at the airport for a transfer to St. Andrews. Approximate travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your first day in destination.

Accommodation: Fairmont St Andrews

The 520-acre Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’. The resort prides itself with an array of first class facilities including two championship golf courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palate, and 211 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, finely styled with luxury furnishings, modern amenities, and a thoughtful Scottish touch. The on-site Fairmont Spa provides a serene environment in which to relax and rejuvenate, with an innovative facility and wide range of treatment options at your fingertips. With its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of the North Sea, Fairmont St Andrews offers a picture-perfect stay in Scotland's historic St Andrews.

Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Andrews
St. Andrews

Day 2: St Andrews

Hit the fairway with your tee time at The Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews. With a spectacular setting above St Andrews, the course has a magnificent panoramic view over the surrounding countryside as well as the sea. The Torrance Course offers a challenge to both amateurs and professionals alike. A past host to the Open Championship qualifying round, and Scottish Seniors Open, the deep revetted bunkers and links design makes The Torrance one of Scotland's most dramatic and challenging courses.

Stats: 18 holes, par 72, 7,230 yards.

Accommodation: Fairmont St Andrews
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Torrance Course
The Torrance Course

Day 3: St Andrews - Carnoustie

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Carnoustie Golf Club. A return transfer to your hotel will be provided after your round of golf. 

Enjoy a round of golf at the historic Championship Course at Carnoustie Golf Links, renowned host of the Open Championship, and the annual pro-am Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Considered one of the most difficult courses in the British Isles, and even the world, a day on the Championship Course is sure to dazzle the avid golfer.

Stats: 18 holes, par 72, yards 6,941. Handicap limit for Men is 28 and for Ladies 36.

Accommodation: Fairmont St Andrews
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Championship Course
Championship Course
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews

Day 4: St Andrews

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Kingsbarns Golf Club. A return transfer to your hotel will be provided after your round of golf. 

Enjoy a round of golf today, teeing off at the famous Kingsbarns Golf Links, one of the premier courses in the world, and celebrated co-host of the annual Dunhill Links Championship. One of the last true seaside links able to be developed in Scotland, architect Kyle Phillips made full use of the 1.8 miles of picturesque North Sea coastline, ensuring golfers have stunning views out over the sea from nearly every hole.

Stats: 18 holes. Maximum handicaps: 28 for Gentlemen and 36 for Ladies.

Accommodation: Fairmont St Andrews
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kingsbarns Golf Course
Kingsbarns Golf Course

Day 5: St Andrews - Pitlochry

Meet your private driver-guide and embark on a full-day transfer to Pitlochry, with plenty of excitement en route. Before departing from St Andrews, you'll explore the historic town, known around the world as the home of golf. Stroll the historic old town, where two of the original medieval gates are still in tact - the West Port, and the Sea Yett. See the oldest church in St Andrews, the Holy Trinity which dates to 1144, featuring a beautifully restored medieval exterior. Visit the cliff-top ruins of the 16th century St Andrews Castle as well as the the stunning graveyard and ruins of the 12th century Cathedral of St Andrew, its stone towers indicating pieces of what would have been the largest church to have been built in Scotland, at 390 feet long. Leaving St Andrews behind, you'll head for a visit of Glamis Castle, home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, and is the setting for Shakespeare's classic, Macbeth. Explore the interior and the manicured grounds, both stately and fully intact, this is a stark contrast to the castle ruins of St Andrews. Continue to Pitlochry, your final destination for the day, where you'll make a visit to the quaint Blair Athol distillery, enjoying a tasting of their renowned single malt whisky before arriving to your hotel.

Accommodation: Fonab Castle Hotel

Fonab Castle Hotel brings together a captivating past and luxurious present, making it something very special in the heart of Tummel Valley. Nestled in Pitlochry, in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Fonab Castle is a truly unique luxury hotel. Surrounded by breath-taking Ben Vrackie and overlooking the awe-inspiring Loch Faskally, it boasts commanding views of the stunning Scottish Highland scenery. Lovingly restored, Fonab Castle Hotel draws inspiration from its historic past and breath-taking surroundings whilst adding the odd contemporary twist. Be it an evening tipple in the Lounge Bar, 3 AA Rosette-awarded fine dining at Sandeman’s, or perhaps a rejuvenating treatment in the serene Woodland Spa, Fonab Castle has a setting for every mood. 

Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St Andrews Cathedral Ruins
St Andrews Cathedral Ruins
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pitlochry
Pitlochry

Day 6: Pitlochry

With your private driver-guide, set out to explore the scenic surrounds of Pitlochry today. First, head to the visit stunning Blair Castle and its gardens and grounds, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. Dating back to the 13th century, see over 700 years of Atholl family history brought to life within exquisite 18th century interiors. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. South of Pitlochry near, you'll head to the Tay Forest Park near Dunkeld to enjoy nature's beauty, setting out on the Hermitage & Braan Walk, a 1.5-mile woodland trail with picturesque follies and lovely waterfalls, along with Douglas fir trees, some of the tallest in Britain. In the afternoon, make a visit to Scotland's smallest, and arguably, most unique distillery, Edradour. Tour the facilities, with history dating back to 1825, and see the last handmade single malt in production, concluding, of course, with a tasting of the Edradour product.

Accommodation: Fonab Castle Hotel
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Blair Castle
Blair Castle

Day 7: Pitlochry - Edinburgh

No visit to Pitlochry should end without visiting the Dalwhinnie Distillery, producer of one of the finest scotch whiskies in the country. Head there this morning with your private driver-guide, part of your full-day transfer to Edinburgh. Enjoy a distillery tour which walks you through Dalwhinnie's traditional art of malt whisky distilling, followed by a sampling of two Dalwhinnie single malts, specially paired with select chocolates which combine beautifully with the whisky. Continue on to Aberfeldy where, armed with cameras and binoculars, climb aboard a private Land Rover and journey to the high tops through a land sculptured by the elements and steeped in history, culture, nature, and breathtaking views with no shortage of photo opportunities. You may even be lucky enough to see the Majestic Red Deer, the Famous Grouse, the elusive Mountain Hare or the soaring Golden Eagle as you travel through forests, mountains and moors on private hill tracks. A delightful picnic lunch will be included for you during your safari experience, eating out amidst the beautiful natural scenery. Leaving your Land Rover behind, continue to Doune Castle, a medieval stronghold dating back to approximately 1400 AD. Visit and explore this castle, heavily featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, featuring one of the best preserved great halls in all of Scotland. At day's end, arrive in Edinburgh.

Accommodation: The Balmoral

For over a century, The Balmoral hotel has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark in the center of the city, the historic building’s grand clock still dominates the skyline, while its enviable location, stunning views, warm hospitality and world-class facilities provide the perfect retreat. Find solace in one of the 188 guestrooms and suites, enjoy dinner in the Michelin-starred Number One restaurant, unwind in an award-winning spa, and take Afternoon Tea under exotic palm trees, accompanied by elegant music by a professional harpist. The Rocco Forte Collection's The Balmoral is a luxury hotel in every sense of the word.

Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Highland Safari
Highland Safari
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Day 8: Edinburgh

Meet your private guide at your hotel and depart on foot for a half-day walking tour through Scotland’s hilly capital, Edinburgh, founded over 1,200 years ago. The New Town, co-listed with the Old Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features the famous Princes Street with its ornate 200-foot-high Scott Monument, along with historic Georgian and neo-classical architecture. With a structure-free south side of the street, Princes offers panoramic views back across the scenic Old Town, considered one of the most beautiful skylines in Europe. Stroll the renowned Royal Mile in the UNESCO-listed Old Town, bookended by the 12th century Edinburgh Castle at one end, and the 16th century Holyrood Palace at the other, residence of the British monarch in Scotland. Spot the prominent St Giles’ Cathedral, a religious focal point for nearly 900 years. Pass the National Museum of Scotland, and learn of the city’s hidden subterranean passages running below street level. Visit the iconic Edinburgh Castle, perched on Castle Rock with an imposing stance upon the historic old town below. Stroll the courtyard and learn about the historic royal residence from the outside before leaving your guide while you visit the inside of the castle, where you can see the lavish interiors, and even the Crown Jewels. 

Accommodation: The Balmoral
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle

Day 9: Edinburgh

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Fairmont St Andrews : St Andrews

The 520-acre Fairmont St Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in the ‘Home of Golf’. The resort prides itself with an array of first class facilities including two championship golf courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palate, and 211 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, finely styled with luxury furnishings, modern amenities, and a thoughtful Scottish touch. The on-site Fairmont Spa provides a serene environment in which to relax and rejuvenate, with an innovative facility and wide range of treatment options at your fingertips. With its lavish and stunning surroundings, peaceful setting and stunning cliff top views of the North Sea, Fairmont St Andrews offers a picture-perfect stay in Scotland's historic St Andrews.

Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews

Fonab Castle Hotel: Pitlochry

Fonab Castle Hotel brings together a captivating past and luxurious present, making it something very special in the heart of Tummel Valley. Nestled in Pitlochry, in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Fonab Castle is a truly unique luxury hotel. Surrounded by breath-taking Ben Vrackie and overlooking the awe-inspiring Loch Faskally, it boasts commanding views of the stunning Scottish Highland scenery. Lovingly restored, Fonab Castle Hotel draws inspiration from its historic past and breath-taking surroundings whilst adding the odd contemporary twist. Be it an evening tipple in the Lounge Bar, 3 AA Rosette-awarded fine dining at Sandeman’s, or perhaps a rejuvenating treatment in the serene Woodland Spa, Fonab Castle has a setting for every mood. 

Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel
Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fonab Castle Hotel
Fonab Castle Hotel

The Balmoral : Edinburgh

For over a century, The Balmoral hotel has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark in the center of the city, the historic building’s grand clock still dominates the skyline, while its enviable location, stunning views, warm hospitality and world-class facilities provide the perfect retreat. Find solace in one of the 188 guestrooms and suites, enjoy dinner in the Michelin-starred Number One restaurant, unwind in an award-winning spa, and take Afternoon Tea under exotic palm trees, accompanied by elegant music by a professional harpist. The Rocco Forte Collection's The Balmoral is a luxury hotel in every sense of the word.

Scotland's Golf & Whisky Trail Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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