Here's a great option for couples who want to take advantage of mid-week excursions this winter: The Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland has introduced a new Discovery Program at no extra charge to guests staying on-property Monday through Friday during November, December and January.
The activities schedule is as follows:
Mondays – Cellar Wine Tasting
At 4 pm every Monday, visitors can sample some of the hotel’s wines in the Cellars, decorated with artifacts and archive material from throughout the hotel’s history. The cellars have about 350 single malt whiskies and include drams from every region in Scotland, including a rare 70-year-old Mortlach (the world’s oldest whisky) and bottles from lesser-known producers around the globe such as Canada, India and Ireland. We hear there's also an 1806 Johnnie Walker Blue.
Tuesdays – Deseo Demos
Deseo is Gleneagles’ Mediterranean restaurant, and each week, one of the hotel’s chefs will guide guests through the preparation of a favorite from the menu – and (of course) provide plenty of tasting opportunities along the way.
Wednesdays – In The Country
Gleneagles offers a series of country activities. The program will change weekly and include archery, wildlife photography, Segway tours and much more.
Thursdays – Life Force
In the spa, guests can hear from the ESPA Life team as they tips on how to maximize energy and vitality.
Fridays – Great Golf
Guests can sharpen their swing in these informal golf clinics – a great introduction to the game, we say.
Winter Warmer & Ryder Cup Celebration
Guests can combine the free Winter Discovery program with a stay at Gleneagles including:
Winter Warmer – includes accommodations in a Sovereign room, full daily breakfast, and use of The Club facilities (the pool complex, tennis courts, gymnasium, fitness classes, lawn croquet, pitch and putt, mountain bikes, and walking/running tracks). This offer is valid from November 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014.
Ryder Cup Celebration Golf Break – Includes accommodations; full daily breakfast; one round of golf per person on either the PGA Centenary Course (where the 2014 Ryder Cup will be played), King’s course or Queen’s course; use of The Club facilities; dinner at the Dormy Clubhouse Bar & Grill; and all taxes. The offer is valid November 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014.
To book a stay at Gleneagles this winter, call 1-866-881-9525 or e-mail [email protected]