Scotlands History and The Edinburgh Tattoo

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SCOTLAND’S HISTORY AND THE EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO

Lochs, Trossachs and the famous tattoo

5 Days

Departing 9th & 24th August 2018

£598 per person sharing

The world’s most famous military spectacle is an unforgettable blend of music, colour, pomp and pageantry, taking place against the dramatic backdrop of the city’s iconic castle. Expect an unforgettable musical extravaganza at one of the most popular events in Edinburgh’s busy summer calendar, with a multitude of bands and dancers from around the world.

 

Price includes:

  • Luxury coach travel from Coleraine, Ballymoney, Cloughmills, Ballymena, Dunsilly, Belfast and Belfast Stena Port.
  • Return ferry crossings with Stena Line – Belfast to Cairnryan
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in the 3* The Golden Lion Hotel
  • Scottish breakfast and evening meals
  • Entrance to Glasgows Riverside Museum
  • Early evening performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
  • Entrance to Inveraray Castle and Jail
  • Entrance to The National Wallace Monument
  • Entrance to The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
  • Services of an accompanying experienced Travel Solutions Tour Manager

 

Optional Extras:

Single room supplement – £144 per person

Accommodation

3* Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling

http://www.thegoldenlionstirling.com/

This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. This elegant hotel has welcomed guests, including royalty, for more than 200 years.  Located in Stirling city centre, it has free parking, a traditional bar and a restaurant serving Scottish beef and lamb.

The family-owned Golden Lion offers modern rooms, each with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, tea and coffee and ironing facilities. Each bathroom has a hairdryer, bath and shower.

There are shops, bars and cafes on the hotel doorstep, and the magnificent Stirling Castle is just 0.6 miles away. The William Wallace Monument is less than 10-minutes drive from the Golden Lion.

The Library Bar has light bar meals, and stocks a range of malt whiskies. The adjacent City Brasserie offers a tasty breakfast and a varied, creative menu, including locally caught seafood.



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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet your coach and travel to Belfast to join the early morning ferry crossing to Cairnryan then on to Glasgow to visit the award winning Riverside Museum detailing the town’s rich culture & past.

 

Day 2

This morning we have some free time in Edinburgh. Alternatively you can visit The Royal Yacht Britannia – then short transfer to enjoy the early evening performance of the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo**

 

Day 3
Today we enjoy free time to discover our surrounds. The hotel is located in the heart of Stirling. It’s a great base to explore the centre, its dramatic castle, symbol of the spirit of Scotland that overlooks the city.

 

Day 4

After breakfast we travel along Loch Lomond to Inveraray. We visit the castle and 19th century jail, one of the best-preserved jail & courtrooms in the world. After lunch we visit The National Wallace Monument to follow the story of Sir William Wallace, Guardian of Scotland.

 

Day 5

On the journey home we visit The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, battleground site that changed the path of Scotland’s history. Then to Cairnryan for the return ferry to Belfast. Upon arrival you will return to your original joining point.

 

** Provisional until times are confirmed. Sequence may change. Return to hotel prone to traffic delays



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Departures between 9 Aug 2018 and 24 Aug 2018

Adult prices from £598

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