This vacation package includes a three-night stay on scenic Islay, as well as stops at the island’s many distilleries. (Courtesy Yv/Flickr)
The Real Deal Vacation package to Scotland includes round-trip airfare between New York and Edinburgh on available airline; six nights’ accommodations, including three nights at the Murrayfield Hotel and Lodge in Edinburgh (two nights at the beginning of your trip and one night at the end), and three nights in a cottage at the Bowmore Distillery in Islay; guided sightseeing tours throughout, with stops at a prehistoric architectural site in Kilmartin, and several distilleries in Islay, one of Scotland’s most prominent whiskey-producing regions; daily breakfast; and all air and hotel taxes. From $1,799 for a six-night trip.
When June 12, Aug. 31; Sept. 4, 7, 14, 21, Oct. 5 ($1,799); Aug. 24 ($1,899); June 22; July 6, 10, 13, 20, Aug. 17 ($2,099); July 27, Aug. 7, 10 ($2,199).
Gateways New York (from $1,799); add $25 for Boston; add $109 for Miami; add $199 for Chicago; add $299 for Los Angeles.
The Fine Print Does not include entrance fees or airport transfers. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $299. Itinerary is subject to change depending on departure date. This tour is only available to adults aged 18 and over. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; subject to availability.
Why It’s A Deal On a recent Kayak search, we found round-trip airfare between New York and Edinburgh for $867 in early September (bmi). Add that to at least $276 per person for the three nights at the Murrayfield Hotel and Lodge, and about $204 per person for a three-night stay at the Bowmore Distillery cottages, and you’d spend at least $1,347 on the included airfare and hotels alone. At $1,799, this deal also includes guided tours of at least four distilleries, and transportation for those tours, as well as transportation between Edinburgh and Islay.
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