Travel to Edinburgh as a group

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Edinburgh & Loch Ness

Travel to Edinburgh as a group

 

Travel to Edinburgh as a group

DAY 1: Arrival to Edinburgh

The easiest way to get to your accommodation from the airport is via UBER taxi. If you download the App via this link, you will benefit from a FREE ride (worth £10).  

Check-in at your holiday accommodation.

Afternoon: Walking tour Edinburgh (ca. 1,5 Std.)

After your check-in, our tour guide will guide you through the lovely city of Edinburgh. You will get to see the sights and learn some fascinating facts about the country and its people. You will visit places such as Carlton Hill, Holyrood Palace, The Scottish Parliament, The Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle. Our walking tour has a duration of 1,5 hours, showing you the most interesting places of the capital of Scotland! So please bring your cameras!

Meeting point: 1 Parliament Square, Caffe Nero, High Street, Edinburgh

Recommendation for the night: Try a traditional Scottish dinner in one of the local pubs! 

Travel to Edinburgh as a group

 

DAY 2: Edinburgh to Loch Ness

 

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Today you will travel into the Highlands with our Scottish tour guide to see the beautiful lochs and mountains in Braveheart country. We visit the Wallace Monument, see the famous Forth Bridge and stop for souvenirs & Tartan gifts at a Scottish woollen mill. 

The tour starts at 8 am from the city center. You will visit different landscapes from the classic Highlands such as Glen Coe and the Abbey Craig (Braveheart story). Arriving at Loch Ness, you have the chance to cruise around the Loch and go and hunt for the monster of Loch Ness!

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Head into the Highlands…

Board the world-famous ‘Nessie Bus’ and get ready for a monster day of adventure. As you head towards the Highlands you’ll see the amazing Forth Railway Bridge, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This stunning example of Victorian engineering was opened in 1890. With its triple cantilever design it is the biggest one of its kind in Britain and the 2nd biggest in the world. Our journey continues past Perth, the old capital of Scotland. With a rich and influential history that stretches back over 800 years it has always been one of the most important political, judicial and commercial centres in Scotland. We will travel along the side of the Tay River, Scotland’s longest river, passing Dunkeld – ‘fort of the Celts’ – the ancient religious centre of Kenneth MacAlpin. Our first stop will be at about 9.30am in the beautiful, small Highland town of Pitlochry, one of the gateways to the Highlands which lies on the river Tummel. Here you can buy some delicious home baking and get ready to continue deeper into the Highlands.

Through the spectacular Cairngorms…

Then enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel through the spectacular and unique wilderness of the Cairngorms National Park, the largest National Park in Scotland. This large mountain range has five of the highest mountains in the UK within its limits. We pass Aviemore, the main town in this area, that is now a centre for outdoor and holiday activities, and then continue north and drive through Inverness – the capital of the Highlands. Perched picturesquely above the river, Inverness Castle dominates the horizon of this thriving city. Then it is on to the famous Loch Ness.

 

Lunch at Loch Ness…or take a cruise…

Loch Ness is the largest body of water in Britain by volume, incredibly, all lakes and rivers of England and Wales would fit in it. With these dimensions it’s not surprising that a monster is believed to live in the depth of the Loch. The famous “Nessie” was first seen by St. Columba in the mid-6thcentury. But it wasn’t until the 1930s that the mysterious creature came to widespread notice, when it was seen again by an American couple. Since then there have been thousands of sightings and who knows, maybe you will be the next to spot it? During our stop here you can purchase lunch, or eat the packed lunch you have brought with you. Then you’ll have time for an optional one-hour boat cruise out over the deepest waters of the loch* with beautiful views over to Urquhart Castle.

See UK’s highest mountain…

We then make our way through the Great Glen towards the Commando Memorial, erected in 1952 and dedicated to the remembrance of the Royal Marine Commandos who trained here during WWII. We stop here for a quick photo opportunity of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest mountain at 4,413 feet (1345metres). Next we go to Fort William, also known as the outdoor capital of Scotland. Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis and on the shore of Loch Linnhe its setting is dramatically beautiful. We enjoy a stop for coffee, refreshments and perhaps a wee nip of whisky. Relive the massacre of Glen Coe… Glen Coe is broodingly beautiful and steeped in history. It is in the centre of an extinct volcano which exploded millions of years ago, leaving the rocky mountainous place we see today. As you stand at the mouth of the glen, you’ll feel the past come to life as our guide tells you about the terrible massacre of Glen Coe. You’ll learn the parts clans Campbell and MacDonald played in this brutal part of Scottish history. The other side of Glen Coe is Rannoch Moor, one of the last great wildernesses – 50 square miles of peatbog and marsh, and a site of special scientific interest. It is also where part of the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’ was filmed.

Salute William Wallace and head home…

The route home takes you past the beautiful city of Stirling and its stunning castle, which is one of the most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary Queen of Scots. Not far away from here William Wallace had one of his greatest triumphs at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297. You’ll catch a glimpse of the Wallace Monument as we pass by Stirling. His exploits were dramatised in the Award-winning film Braveheart, starring Mel-Gibson. We’ll continue to Edinburgh arriving back at 8.00pm approximately.

When? 7.45 am 

Where? 1 Parliament Square, Caffe Nero, High Street, Edinburgh

 

DAY 3: EDINBURGH’S WHISKEY

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After breakfast you will head off to visit a local whiskey distillery. Experience one of the last privately owned picturesque distilleries and experience a real taste of Scotland. Your visit begins in a unique exhibition on the original Malting Floors, home to the renowned model distillery.

You will then be met by your guide and led through the distillery production area, learning how they make their ‘water of life’. To finish your tour, you are welcomed into a bar for a tasting of Travel to Edinburgh as a groupGlenkinchie Single Malt Whisky.

When? 10.45 am, return: 14.30 pm. 

Please be there 10-15 minutes before time to ensure the departure on time. 

Pick up location: Waterloo Place, Naehe dem Restaurant ‘Howie’s’.

 

Recommendation for the night: Check out Edinburgh’s night life and part the night away!

 

DAY 4: EDINBURGH

Travel to Edinburgh as a group

You have a free day to do whatever you wish, either join us on the optional tour below or you can return to Edinburgh.  Another option is to take a train to Glasgow to see the sights there, which is about 1 hour travel away.

For those who are interested in a little hike, please check out Arthur’s Seat. The mountain is only 250 meters high but will give you the best view over the entire city of Edinburgh! It’s a very nice opportunity to take some group pictures!

 

DAY 5: DEPARTURE 

An amazing time has come to an end and you will leave Edinburgh with unforgettable memories. After breakfast you will be checking out of the hotel and make your way back to the airport. (Here again you can use UBER and benefit from a £10 FREE ride.)

 

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