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Here's what travelers said about our first Scotland Jaunt...

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Outstanding trip. I normally don’t do group tours, but having members of the club together was perfect. The guide was charming and very entertaining, the atmosphere was warm and comfortable. We had great tours, very interesting history stops, and came back with lots of outstanding scotch tasted. Two of us took time away from the group to play golf. I very highly recommend this trip. ~Mark F

The Scotland Jaunt arranged by Kirk and Carol and the people of Go Ahead Tours was an amazing trip. It was so well organized that we were able to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Scotland without any worries or concerns. And even though the itinerary was pre-arranged, there was ample time to go and adventure out on your own or with the group. The guide and driver from Go Ahead were equally awesome. They would make suggestions that our group might like, and I can tell you they were never wrong. This was by far one of my most favorite vacations, and I cannot wait for our second trip with the club! ~Joanie M

This Scotland trip far exceeded my expectations...a perfect mix of sightseeing, castles, museums, and distilleries. The itinerary was not set in stone as we were able to make a change in order to do more and spend less time on the road. Our tour guide was excellent, accommodating to individual and group needs and wants. With free time built into the itinerary, I was able to explore on my own and take in the local ambiance. Go Ahead Tours did a great job in the arrangements. I highly recommend this trip, and am looking forward to making a return visit. ~Jary K

I feel like people throw around the phrase “once-in-a-lifetime” a little too often, but our trip to Scotland was really something else. Castles!  Churches! Beautiful scenery! Fun distilleries! This trip really had it all.  From the excellent accommodations to the knowledgeable local guides, our trip was carefully thought out and perfectly balanced. We never felt too rushed, and we even managed to sneak in some extra attractions that weren’t on the itinerary. What an incredible trip...the only downside is now I want to go back to Scotland again! ~Brett F

Between the planning by Kirk and Carol and the execution by Go Ahead Tours,  the journey was the perfect mix of castles, cathedrals and, of course, distilleries.  Our tour director met us at the airport and off we went.  With 17 travelers and a full-sized motor coach, there was plenty of room to stretch out and mingle with the rest of the group.  Distilleries...castles...churches and cathedrals...museums...we even managed a cruise on Loch Ness, although I've found that my pictures of Nessie are all kind of fuzzy. It was an amazing trip, and we look forward to details of the upcoming adventure. ~Tom & Pat W

 I had a wonderful time.  The travel agency was exceptional in their arrangements, available to answer questions and very friendly.  The tour guide was outstanding; he went out of his way to arrange golf tee times for a fellow traveler and me, which added to our trip.  The accommodations and most of the meals were overall very good. The tours of the distilleries, especially Auchentoshan, were great, as were the tours of the cities and historic sites.  Traveling with close friends was terrific, and making new friends from the club was fun. All in all it was a great trip, and I would recommend it to others. ~Gary M

The country of Scotland is breathtakingly beautiful. Our tour staff, along with Kirk and Carol, did a wonderful job of planning. Our accommodations were well thought out. The itinerary took us through the impressive cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow along with a steady stream of cozy villages. The images of the mountains and valleys will remain lifelong memories. Our drive along the Lochs was a great pleasure. Our tour of Scotland introduced us to new friends. My wife and I were welcomed and quickly felt at home  with the members of the Scotch Club. They shared their knowledge and enthusiasm in introducing the world of scotch to us. We have spent time with several of them since our return from the tour.  The distillery visits were both informative  and humorous. We enjoyed being a part of the club’s experience of Scotland. ~Ben M

Although we were not members of the Scotch Society, my husband and I went on the 2017 tour to Scotland and had a wonderful time. We were warmly welcomed by the other tour members, some of whom also did not know each other prior to the tour. We found the tour to be well organized, a good mix of general sightseeing and distillery touring. The tour leader was very knowledgeable and witty, and our tour bus driver equally charming. We came away with a great appreciation and understanding of the distillation of scotch and of the beautiful Scottish countryside and people. Besides having a wonderful time and learning a lot, we made friends on the tour that we continue to see socially. It was a great tour with lovely people! ~Francine S