One of the best parts about going on an overseas golf trip is all of the incredible things to do and see other than golf. Whether your sightseeing happens incidentally in between rounds or you have non-golfers on your trip who will be sightseeing while you are on the links, we can make sure you get the most out of your trip. Are you a foodie or a shopper, a history buff or an explorer, a whisky enthusiast or a fan of all-things-royal? Your driver can map out a plan for your group to maximize your sightseeing.
A sightseeing adventure in the cities of Scotland, Ireland and England is a journey through time and culture. In Scotland's Edinburgh, the iconic Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile stand as living testaments to the nation's history. St. Andrews beckons golf enthusiasts with its ancient charm, from the hallowed greens of the Old Course to medieval ruins and academic prestige. Dublin is a vibrant city, with remarkable things to see from historic Dublin Castle to the literary treasures of Trinity College. Killarney has a distinctively charming character and exudes warm hospitality. Each city offers unique experiences, inviting travelers to explore historic landmarks, savor local cuisines, and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of local traditions.
Visiting castles through Ireland and Scotland is a journey into the heart of history and architectural splendor. Just to name a few... Stirling Castle, poised on a volcanic crag, whispers tales of Scottish kings and pivotal battles. Edinburgh Castle, perched majestically on Castle Rock, offers panoramic views of the historic city, unfolding centuries of Scottish heritage. Along the rugged Ayrshire coast, Culzean Castle stands as a cliff-top masterpiece, revealing opulent interiors and picturesque gardens. In Ireland, Dromoland Castle in County Clare enchants with its fairytale charm, surrounded by lush landscapes. Each castle is a unique chapter, showcasing the regal allure of these captivating lands.
Whisky stands as a sacred elixir deeply woven into the cultural fabric and history of Ireland and Scotland which reflects centuries of craftsmanship passed down through generations. From the peaty single malts of Scotland's misty highlands to Ireland's smooth triple-distilled drams, each distillery visit reveals geographical nuances, from coastal breezes to mountain air, unveiling the intricate tapestry of flavors. Whisky tasting in these countries is not just an education in whisky making but a journey into the essence of each country's community and culture.
In Ireland & Scotland, a pub is not just a place to drink; it's a cornerstone of social life and community. Celebrate a great day of golf while taking in the local music, warm culture, and spirits. When in Scotland, Ireland and England, you will undoubtedly spend some time eating and drinking in pubs as they are convenient and hospitable to locals and visitors alike. Pubs serve up food that is local, traditional, and comforting. Pubs are a true slice of the culture.
Whether you are taking it in from the vantage point of a golf course, the window of your coach or off the beaten bath on an outdoor adventure, there is no end to the natural beauty of the British Isles. Lush green countryside and rolling hills meet ancient castles and stone villages. Majestic cliffs dramatically plunge into the turbulent sea while serene lakes reflect the tranquility of mist-shrouded moors. The grandeur of the landscape creates a haven where you can momentarily detach from your daily stresses and just be in awe.
It is always meaningful and fun to acquire special things that are unique to your trip. The pro shops at each of the courses are very popular for purchasing high-end golf clothing and gear with the course's logos. Scotland is known for its famed tartans and kilts combining centuries-old craftsmanship with contemporary designs. Ireland's textile scene is marked by exquisite tweeds and wools and hand-crafted jewelry with a celtic influence. You can shop for everything from whisky to golf hats and blankets to jewelry. Most places ship for free so there is no worry about space in your luggage. Our drivers will know all the best places and will get you there.