Optional Pre-Cruise Package: Scotland

July 7–12 // 2024

Join the Purdue President’s Council for a five-night pre-cruise package in Scotland.  Explore the land of castles and cashmere, breathtaking natural beauty, fascinating history, and finely aged whiskies. Commence on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, the capital city, followed by two nights at the world-renowned Gleneagles with free time for optional activities, before traveling to the university town of St. Andrews.

To view the full President’s Council Optional Pre-Cruise Package itinerary, please email info@presidentscounciltravel.com.


Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel | July 7–9, 2024

Overlooking one of Edinburgh’s private garden squares, this beautiful property consists of seven inter-connecting Georgian townhouses in the heart of the New Town. It has recently undergone a multi-million-dollar restoration. The beautiful internal courtyard, The Garden, is the perfect spot for relaxing and socializing with a light menu and drinks inspired by botanical infusions. Inspired by the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, the property’s new restaurant, BABA, is brought to you by the team behind Glasgow’s award-winning Ox and Finch restaurant.

Gleneagles Hotel // Estate Room Main House | July 9–11, 2024

World-renowned Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, and nearly a century later its reputation for luxury is undiminished. The 850-acre estate is situated in the heart of Perthshire and offers sumptuous accommodation, impeccable service, fine dining, and an array of country pursuits and leisure activities with experts on-hand. As the saying goes, “There are many beautiful places in the world. There are many great hotels. There are many famous golf courses and resorts. There is only one Gleneagles.”

Your luxury Estate Room, located in the main part of the hotel, offers spectacular views across the estate and feature beautiful Scottish textiles, high ceilings, ornate cornicing, and fresh color schemes.

Fairmont St. Andrews | July 11–12, 2024

Nestled along the breathtaking shores of Scotland’s rugged coastline and just a short drive away from the historic town of St. Andrews, the Fairmont St. Andrews invites you to indulge in a world of refined luxury and unparalleled beauty. Set against the backdrop of the North Sea, the exquisite resort seamlessly blends contemporary comfort with timeless elegance, offering an unforgettable escape for discerning travelers. Relax and unwind in sumptuous accommodations, enjoy a unique dining experience, and an acclaimed cliff-top spa and well-being facility with a 52-foot indoor pool and personal training.

Package Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Five nights luxurious hotel accommodations in Edinburgh, Gleneagles, and St. Andrews
  • Buffet breakfast daily, three lunches, plus a President’s Council Welcome Reception
  • Two 3-course dinners featuring The Strathearn Restaurant at Gleneagles and the St. Andrews Grill at the Fairmont St. Andrews
  • Edinburgh walking tour including Calton Hill, Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral, and The Royal Mile followed by lunch at Howies Victoria Street
  • Optional afternoon activities at the Scotch Whisky Experience, Secret Garden Gin Distillery, or Palace of Holyroodhouse Tour
  • Full-day tour into the Scottish Highlands including a cruise on Loch Katrine with a light lunch served onboard, photo opportunities with the Highland Cows, and a visit to Stirling Castle
  • Relax with a full day at leisure at the world-renowned Gleneagles with the opportunity for a President’s Council Tri-Target Shooting group event or optional on-site activities including golf at The King’s Championship Golf Course or The PGA Centenary Championship Golf Course
  • St. Andrews tour to see the famed golf links, its cathedral ruins, and the university, followed by lunch in The Lower College Halls at the University of St. Andrews
  • Optional golf at Kingsbarns Golf Links or visit Kingsbarns Distillery or Darnley’s Gin for optional guided tours and tastings
  • Visit the Royal Yacht Britannia the former royal yacht of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family
  • All sightseeing with experienced, English-speaking local guides and coach transportation
  • Airport arrival transfer from Edinburgh airport to hotel with luggage handling
  • All service charges, gratuities for local guides, drivers, and included meals, entrance fees, taxes, and hotel porterage
  • Assistance of pre-cruise staff

President’s Council Enrichment Fund: Please note if you elect to join only the Scotland Tour without the cruise, a $500-per-person, tax-deductible donation to the President’s Council Enrichment Fund will be added to the package price. This donation helps support ongoing adventures, events, and lifelong educational opportunities with the President’s Council family.

Optional Pre-Cruise Package Price:

This is, by design, an exclusive and customized luxury group program. Global Tracks and the President’s Council have confirmed all hotels and the sightseeing package with financial guarantees on behalf of the group. Therefore, to ensure your space, a $750 per person deposit is required and cancellation fees apply once the deposit is paid.

$3,694 per person, double occupancy Deposit: $750 per person
$5,885 per single Final Payment: March 12, 2024
Cancellation & Penalty Schedule Penalty Applicable
From time of deposit until March 12, 2024 50% of total package penalty
After March 12, 2024 100% of total package penalty

Additional nights at the Kimpton Charlotte Square // Price: $548 per night per couple or $525 single

Inclusions: Package includes accommodation at Kimpton Charlotte Square, buffet breakfast, free WiFi; inclusive of service charges and taxes, airport arrival transfer, and porterage. Please note the airport arrival transfers are only included if the hotel package is confirmed with Global Tracks.

To view the full President’s Council Optional Pre-Cruise Package itinerary, please email info@presidentscounciltravel.com.