Magnificent Edinburgh - a city so inspiring it will leave you with treasured memories forever. Our tour introduces you to the best it has, from its incredible sights and vibrant atmosphere to its ancient streets and intriguing history. We stay two nights in central Edinburgh and offer a further optional tour to the Scottish Highlands to discover more of this amazing place. On our return we visit York - a medieval city to see the Shambles - the oldest street in England!
|Duration: 4 Days|
|Age Range: 16 - 80yrs|
|Tour Pace: Active|
|Group Size: 25 - 60|
After being introduced to your tour guide, we travel overnight with a modern executive coach with reclining seats and WC facilities.
We make two stops along the way to refresh ourselves and have an early breakfast (approx 6AM).
We start our day by dropping the luggage in a secure room at the hostel and returning to the coach for a tour of the main attractions such as Calton Hill, Holyrood House, King Arthurs Seat, Royal Mile, Grass Market and Princes Street. We learn about the fascinating history of Edinburgh and orientate ourselves around this city. You will then have the rest of the afternoon at your leisure and return to the hostel when you wish.
In the evening the guide will offer a nightlife tour showing some of the best bars, traditional and modern, to sample the local whiskeys. Alternatively join the guide to visit a scary graveyard and hear some scary stories!
After breakfast join the guide for a full day in the Scottish Highlands. On our way up we first stop at the Forth Bridges - made famous by their size and their age! Onward to Stirling castle and the Wallace monument we learn about Scotland's national hero, William Wallace aka 'Braveheart' and how the battle of Stirling Bridge led to a victory for the Scottish rebellion.
In the afternoon we drive through the Trossachs National park visiting Loch Katrine, Loch Lomond, the Dukes pass and much more. We return to Edinburgh in the evening where you will have free time to relax or enjoy another night out in town.
If you do not wish to join us on the Highland tour you can remain in Edinburgh at your leisure.
After breakfast, we say goodbye to Edinburgh. On route to York, we stop for an hour at Jedburgh - Woollen Mill - a discounted shop to buy all sorts of Scottish souvenirs including whisky, tartan scarves and shortbread boxes.
We arrive in York in the mid-afternoon and start our walking tour visiting the famous York minster, the Shambles and other interesting areas of this old city.
We depart York in the early evening and continue our drive south arriving back in the late evening
A full day is spent visiting several of the most beautiful parts of Scotland including the Trossachs National Park, Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, Dukes Pass, Wallace Monument, Stirling and much more!
These prices may be subject to change on certain weekends, please check the booking page of each tour
A 5 star hostel in the centre of Edinburgh, which offers a range of shared accommodation and private rooms, all en-suite. Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel is within walking distance of Edinburgh's main attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, the National Museum of Scotland, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament.
9 Haddington Pl, Edinburgh EH7 4AL
A comfortable hotel in the centre of Edinburgh with easy walking distance to the shops on Prices Street and also the Royal Mile
17 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3BG
These accommodations are the normal ones we use, please contact us to confirm which one is used if required❮❯
Wonderful Paris. Landmarks dominate its skyline such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre Couer and iconic Tour d'Eiffel - the city has a certain prestige that you can only appreciate by visiting. Paris also hosts several world famous museums, art galleries and ancient buildings such as the Notre Dame and its catacombs. See the birth of Art Noveau with its decorated metro stations or take a cruise to see all the best sights and bridges or "ponts". You have a wonderful opportunity to visit the "Happiest Place in Earth" - Disneyland Paris during this tour for a full day and it includes access to all the rides! France prides itself by its great gourmet food and strong flavored cheeses - go French for a day and don't forget the wine!
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