Custom Trip Highlights
- First class accommodations in nearby Edinburgh
- Welcome cocktail reception
- Option to upgrade to Travel Pavilion tickets
- Daily roundtrip transfers to Gleneagles
- Official Travel Packages $4,165 per person
Witness the Best of the Best at the 40th Ryder Cup!
As the greats of the US and Europe gather together to battle for their team’s honor, Roadtrips wants to place you front and center to witness the drama unfold. The upcoming tournament will be held in Scotland, the birthplace of golf, and home to some of the sport’s most extraordinary courses. As some of the best athletes in the world play for the greatest prize of all, pride, allow us to create the perfect sports vacation for you to the Ryder Cup!
Carlton Hotel Edinburgh
The Carlton Hotel is situated in a historic building on North Bridge, just minutes from Edinburgh Castle and Princes street, a shopper’s paradise. The Carlton invites you to be their guest, and to allow them to pamper you with a spa treatment or a delicious meal from the Bridge restaurant. The hotel’s fantastic location allows guests to easily explore the best of Edinburgh. Guest rooms are spacious and offer heavenly beds, a perfect place to rest your head while in the Scottish capital.
Upgrade to the Travel Pavilion
The Travel Pavilion ticket provides access to the grounds, as well as admission to the Travel Pavilion on the day specified on the ticket. The Travel Pavilion is a climate controlled chalet, located on the tournament grounds. Elaborate decor, big screen televisions, a variety of food and beverage options for purchase, sun patios, scoring monitors and a lively atmosphere make the Travel Pavilion a fantastic place to enjoy the Ryder Cup.
The Ultimate Ryder Cup Itinerary
Every two years the best golfers from the United States and Europe team up to battle each other for the honor of winning the Ryder Cup. With Gleneagles as host for the 2014 Ryder Cup, this magnificent PGA Centenary Course will be sure to put on a spectacular tournament.
Widely regarded as one of the best courses in the world, the PGA Centenary Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, who described the course as “The finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with.” The course is well known for its challenging 7,262 yards, all set in the lush Scottish countryside. Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment it is better than ever, and is sure to provide a breathtaking backdrop for the thrilling 2014 Ryder Cup.
As the birthplace of golf and home to some of the sport’s most extraordinary courses, Scotland is unquestionably the perfect place to witness a golf event of this magnitude.
Below you will find a suggested sample itinerary, please remember that we will completely customize your itinerary based on your tastes, desires and budget.
Day 1 – Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Upon arrival at Edinburgh Airport you will be greeted outside baggage claim and taken by private vehicle to the Sheraton Grand Edinburgh Hotel, your home for the next five nights. Located just steps from the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of one of Europe’s most stunning cities, the Sheraton Grand is a fantastic location for your Ryder Cup experience.
After checking-in to your room, you might want to rest after your day of travel before this evening’s Ryder Cup Welcome Reception located in your hotel. You will kick-off your trip with a Ryder Cup celebration. Enjoy top-notch cocktails and hors d’oeuvres alongside fellow Ryder Cup fans and officials in anticipation for the beginning of your tournament experience tomorrow.
Day 2 – Thursday, September 25, 2014
After enjoying your hearty full Scottish breakfast, you will be met by your chauffeur for transportation to Gleneagles Golf Course. Upon arrival at the course, you can choose to head straight to the course for the start of today’s practice and the tournament’s opening ceremonies, or use your hospitality pass to take advantage of the Travel Pavilion. This onsite climate-controlled hospitality facility offers upscale food and beverage for purchase, along with big-screen televisions to follow all of the action. After you have had your fill of today’s festivities, your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to return you to your hotel.
This evening we suggest enjoying a delicious dinner at The Kitchin. This Michelin starred restaurant presents modern British seasonal cuisine, influenced by French cooking techniques, all with an appreciation for the best quality, locally sourced ingredients available.
Day 3 – Friday, September 26, 2014
Today the real action begins! After enjoying your sumptuous breakfast once more, you will be met by your chauffeur for transportation to the course. Whether you want to follow your favorite golfer, or see as many of the team members as possible, your passes will allow you to take in as much of the golf as you choose. Also, your Travel Pavilion passes will again grant you access to some of the finest hospitality located on-site. When you’re ready your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to return you to your hotel.
For dinner this evening, we suggest The Atelier Restaurant. The chef team at The Atelier call the restaurant a workshop for the fine art of food, featuring modern European cuisine with a Scottish accent. This popular spot has earned a reputation for fine food, fine wine and a buzzing and friendly atmosphere, and serves up a menu to tempt, savor and delight.
Day 4 – Saturday, September 27, 2014
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure before your chauffeur delivers you again to Gleneagles Golf Course, and day three of the Ryder Cup tournament. You will again enjoy access to the course grounds and Travel Pavilion for the day, bringing you close to some of today’s biggest golf stars. When you’re ready your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to return you to your hotel.
This evening you may want to stroll along the famous Royal Mile towards Edinburgh Castle, taking in the historic sights of beautiful Edinburgh before stopping off for dinner. If you would like a more casual and simple meal this evening, we suggest Origano, an authentic pizzeria offering delicious freshly made pizza, pasta and antipasto. For a distinctly Scottish experience, you could head to Michael Neave Kitchen And Whiskey Bar. This restaurant features the creations of Head Chef Michael Neave who has developed a menu created around Scotland’s finest produce all complemented by a whiskey bar that highlights one of Scotland’s most famous exports, alongside a number of other interesting liquors, wines and champagnes.
Day 5 – Sunday, September 28, 2014
It is time for the last round of the Ryder Cup. From the first drive to today’s final putt, both teams will be putting out their very best in the hopes of achieving victory and bragging rights as Ryder Cup Champions for the next two years. After breakfast your chauffeur will deliver you for the final time to Gleneagles Golf Club. You will be there to witness the final play of the tournament, as well as the closing ceremonies, which will cap off the spectacular 2014 Ryder Cup.
Day 6 – Monday, September 29, 2014
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast in the beautiful surroundings of the Sheraton Grand one last time before preparing to return home. When you’re ready, your chauffeur will be ready and waiting to transfer you to the airport and your journey home.
Custom 5-night packages available from $4,165 per person. The 5-night Ultimate Ryder Cup Experience as described is $12,355 per person. Rates do not include the cost of dinner recommendations. However, our specialty is custom packages tailored to fit you perfectly. To customize the Ryder Cup experience of a lifetime please contact one of our sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) or submit a custom trip request.
*Rates are per person in USD. A 50% deposit will hold your spot. For 2014 packages, final balance will be due March 24, 2014. Rates include all local and state taxes.
Your Personally Customized Ryder Cup Experience
Here at Roadtrips, we believe that no one knows what your ideal sports travel experience looks like better than you. For that reason, we offer customized travel and a consultative approach to help you create your perfect trip, one that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. We invite you to call one of your sports travel specialists at 1-800-465-1765 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST) to discuss what your custom trip will look like. Or, fill out the information we need to build your custom trip request and one of our sports travel specialists will contact you.
2014 Ryder Golf Tournament Standard Packages Include:
- Six days, five nights accommodations in your choice of hotel
- Four-day Ryder Cup grounds pass (valid Thursday to Sunday)
- Dedicated, daily roundtrip transportation to Gleneagles
- Welcome Cocktail Reception
- Commemorative Ryder Cup gift package
- Full Scottish Breakfast daily
- Expert travel and concierge services of the Roadtrips At -Your-Service Desk™
- All taxes and service charges
Optional Add-Ons and Possibilities:
- Upgrade to Travel Pavilion tickets
- Extra practice rounds
- Extra nights
- Suites and room upgrades
- Dinner reservations
- Rounds of golf or spa treatments
- Private transfers (sedan, limousine, luxury motor coach)
- Airfare (economy, first class, private jet)
Complete 2014 Ryder Cup Travel Packages available from $4,165 per person (based on double occupancy).
Your Accommodations at the 2014 Ryder Cup
Our experienced Product Development Team meticulously researches first class hotels so you don’t have to! Our distinctive accommodations are chosen for their excellent service, great value, amazing amenities, and convenient location.
- Member of The Leading Hotels of the World
- Condé Nast Gold List 2012
- Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World 2012 and 2014
- Eleven golf courses nearby
- Dedicated shuttle to Gleneagles
- Kohler Waters Spa
- Located in the Heart of Edinburgh, Steps from Shopping and Dining
- Award-winning One Spa
- Cutting-Edge Bluetooth Media Hub and Interactive Televisions
- Restaurant, Infinity Pool, Fitness Center
- European Golf Resort of the Year 2012 (IAGTO)
- Golf Resort of the Year 2011 (GTS)
- Dedicated shuttle to Gleneagles
- Award-winning golf onsite
- Fairmont St. Andrews Signature Spa with health club, sauna, jacuzzi and indoor pool
- Located on 1,000 acres, just miles from Edinburgh’s city center
- Award-winning Pentland restaurant
- Two 18-hole golf courses and PGA-approved golf academy
- Spa, fitness center, indoor pool
- Well-located in the heart of Edinburgh
- Two onsite restaurants
- Health club, sauna, swimming pool
- Complimentary high-speed internet
- Member of the award-winning Malmaison Group of Hotels
- New hotel, opening in early 2014
- Dedicated shuttle to Gleneagles
- The Brasserie restaurant and Malbar lounge onsite
Course Information for Gleneagles
To host the Ryder Cup, in a nation considered to be the birthplace of golf, you must have a spectacular course. Gleneagles has 3 of them, with the stunning PGA Centenary Course playing host to the 2014 tournament. Widely regarded as one of the best courses in the world, the PGA Centenary Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus, who described the course as “The finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with.” The course is well-known for its challenging 7,262 yards and its stunning views of the lush Scottish countryside. Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, the course is better than it’s ever been.