Airline News: United Flies Non-Stop Chicago to Edinburgh

United Airlines
United Airlines has just announced its new service between Edinburgh and Chicago, making it the only non-stop flight between the two destinations.  These flights are to begin May 22, next summer. Read more “Airline News: United Flies Non-Stop Chicago to Edinburgh”


A Scottish Tradition: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the many highlights in Scotland every year for both locals and foreigners.  Such a wonderful experience that PerryGolf recommends attending the event to clients who have always agreed that it’s a truly worthwhile and memorable experience to tie in with their August golf vacation.  Mr. Chuck Battey, a multi-year past client of PerryGolf who has taken golf vacations with PerryGolf nearly everywhere: Scotland, Ireland, France,  Spain, Portugal, England, Wales, New Zealand and Australia said,

“Our final evening [attending this event] was truly special.  Keith Baird of PerryGolf recommended we attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo located in a temporary stadium right in front of the Royal Castle (seats 8800)…One of the best we have ever experienced.”

This special experience, held every August in Edinburgh, Scotland, was formerly known as the Edinburgh Military Tattoo until it received the Royal title from HM Queen Elizabeth in 2010.  It is an annual series of Military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams.

The event takes place on the esplanade next to the Edinburgh Castle and compliments the Edinburgh Festival – the numerous independent festivals and events during August in Edinburgh.  The temporary grandstands seat nearly 9,000 people, but some 217,000 attend the event over its 3 week duration every year; tickets to attend are always sold out well in advance, so it’s important to plan ahead.  If you’re traveling with PerryGolf around this time, be sure to mention your interest in attending so we may get tickets for you.  It isn’t just Scots that attend this two hour long nightly military performance either, in fact only about 30% are Scottish, 35% are from elsewhere in the British Isles, and 30% are from overseas.

The event had a great turnout and will go down in the books as yet another success.  Performances included the Scottish army bands as well as guests from New Zealand, Mexico, England and Mongolia.   The grand finale was elaborate and anything but shy of magnificent.  It included multiple songs from all of the events’ performers, the National Anthem “God Save the Queen”, and a fabulous performance of the Scottish ballad Auld Lang Syne topped off with a breathtaking display of fireworks.

Read more details about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by clicking here.

Planning the golf vacation of a lifetime? Combine it with Scottish culture at the 2014 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo August 1-23, 2014.

About the Author: Harrison Gould is the Social Media Marketing Manager of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+


Airfare Exclusive: How To Combine First Class and WT+ for a Great Fare

PerryGolf can provide in house air travel assistance for our clients as they prepare for their international vacations.  Very often the air travel options can be somewhat bewildering – given the myriad of routing options, airfares, cabin configurations, loyalty programs, and lounge accesses – while trying to coordinate at the same airport, similar arrival and departure times of each member of your group.

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2013 British Open Golf Voyage ends – Do not miss Next Year’s

PerryGolf’s Founding Director, Colin Dalgleish, has recently returned from the 2013 British Open Golf Voyage.  Below are some of his thoughts July 17 upon embarking on the quest, as well as some of his afterthoughts on July 25.  The golf cruise was to no surprise, another success for both PerryGolf and clients.  Between the five rounds of golf, attending the final round of The Open Championship at Muirfield, cocktail parties and much more fun in the sun, the slideshow below only sheds a mere glimpse into what a luxury golf cruise it really was.  But I bet it’s enough to make you wonder about the 2014 British Open Escorted Tour…Enjoy!

July 17

“As the The Open Championship is shortly about to begin at Muirfield Scotland, the PerryGolf British Open voyage around Ireland and Scotland is now well underway. PerryGolf guests onboard the delightful 700 guest Azamara Quest have already enjoyed a pre-cruise stay at the The Westin Dublin Hotel followed by golf at 2006 Ryder Cup venue the The K Club outside Dublin, the classic links of world top ten Royal County Down Golf Club, and the excellent Carrick overlooking the beautiful Loch Lomond in Scotland. Combined with a great range of sightseeing activities for the non golfing spouses amongst the group, and some outstanding dining, entertainment, and all inclusive drinks onboard, the 100+ PerryGolf guests are having a great time!”

July 25

“PerryGolf’s highly successful 2013 British Open Golf voyage onboard the 700 guest Azamara Quest concluded earlier this week. Since our previous post from the Carrick Loch Lomond, the ship sailed through the western isles and around the north of Scotland before PerryGolf guests had exclusive use of Castle Stuart Golf Links only a few days following the Scottish Open Championship.  She then continued to Scotland’s beautiful capital city of Edinburgh where her central berth afforded guests panoramic views of the city during the two day stay.  After golf at Kingsbarns and attendance at the final days play at The Open Championship (a mere 35 minute transfer from the ship), guests then enjoyed a relaxing day at sea on Monday in perfect weather, the final few miles into the city of Hamburg being accompanied by water cannon spraying tugboat.”

Enjoy the slideshow of pictures taken during the recently concluded 2013 British Open Golf Voyage by PerryGolf.  Watch out for future plans.

Want to attend next years Open Championship?  Click here to learn more about the 2014 British Open Escorted Tour by PerryGolf and be sure to watch the short video below – 2014 Open Championship Tour by PerryGolf – to get a better geographical sense of what’s entailed in next year’s tour!

You can also engage yourself with our fully interactive Google Earth Video of the 2014 British Open Escorted Tour – you’ll be able to pause the video and browse around the area as you please via Google Earth.  Thanks for reading!

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About the Author: Harrison Gould is the Social Media Marketing Manager of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+


The Open Championship at Muirfield

Muirfield Golf Course

The Open Championship returns to Muirfield golf course this week for the first time since 2002.  Muirfield is located in the small town of Gullane, Scotland.  Part of the East Lothian, Muirfield is just one of the excellent links courses that abounds the area.  Home to Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers since 1744, Muirfield will undoubtedly produce a true champion of the game at this year’s Open Championship.

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