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Edinburgh City Tour
Trossachs
Loch Lomond
Whisky Experience
 

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Edinburgh City Tour

Scotlandís Handsome and Historic Capital City. You will be collected from the hotel to discover this beautiful Capital City and immerse yourself in Scotlandís past and present. Edinburgh offers something for everyone, from its rich historic legacy, iconic sights to the latest in modern architecture and design. You might like to begin your sightseeing in the atmospheric Old Town at iconic Edinburgh Castle which dominates the city skyline and takes visitors to the heart of the story of the nation.

Adjacent to the castle esplanade take a leisurely stroll on cobbled Castlehill (the cityís oldest street) before discovering the narrow "closes" running rib-like off the backbone of the Royal Mile with famous attractions including St Giles Cathedral, John Knoxís House and the modern architecture of the devolved Scottish Parliament building; and on to The Palace of Holyroodhouse the official residence of the Royal Family when in Scotland. This fine baroque palace is also closely associated with Scotlandís rich history.

From the ancient Old Town the drive can continue by Duddingston Loch, situated in Holyrood Park, which is beautifully tranquil all year. In the afternoon enjoy the delights of the 18th Century New Town which is still viewed as a world-class example of Georgian urban architecture. With its elegant terraces and broad streets visitors are treated to a glimpse of how the privileged residents lived in the 18th century at the exquisite Georgian House and where the Scottish National Portrait Gallery houses a magnificent collection of paintings of Scotlandís famous figures from history to the present day.

It is suggested that a maximum of three visitor attractions be visited today and of course the city has much more to offer - from discovering the art of the whisky blender at The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre to climbing the dormant Volcano of Arthurís Seat where you will be rewarded by amazing views of the city.






Trossachs, Loch Lomond & Whisky Experience

This tour covers Stirling, The Trossachs and Loch Lomond. It includes many of the historic sites which make up Scotlandís bloody history. Strategically positioned on the eastern route into the Highlands, Stirling saw two great battles during the Wars of Independence - in 1297 at Stirling Bridge and in 1314 at nearby Bannockburn. North-west this morning into "Braveheart" country where the road passes close to Bannockburn the site of King Robert the Bruceís defeat of the English in 1314 and where a huge bronze equestrian statue commemorates the man who became an icon of Scottish independence.

Just two miles north of the battlefield the town of Stirling grew up around magnificent Stirling Castle. Seven battlefields can be seen from the wonderful Renaissance architecture of Stirling Castle as can the Wallace Monument which recalls "Braveheart" William Wallaceís famous victory in 1297. Visitors to the monument can "meet" Wallace and learn all about his patriotism.

Onward west into the lovely Trossachs - "Scotland in Miniature" - a region of craggy hills and sparkling lochs which is the meeting place of the Lowlands and the Highlands. Writers, including Sir Walter Scott, have been inspired here and the area was home to Scotlandís colourful folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor and his "Children of the Mist".

From here the drive continues to the "bonny" banks of Loch Lomond. The legendary beauty of the "Queen of Scottish Lochs" so often celebrated in song and verse, is one of blue waters flanked by the awesome peaks of Ben Lomond and the Arrochar Alps in an area officially designated as one of outstanding natural beauty in Scotlandís first National Park. The journey then circles back to Edinburgh.

It is recommended that a maximum of three visitor attractions be visited today and after leaving Stirling the drive can skirt the Trossachs into scenic Perthshire to follow the shores of Picturesque Loch Earn into Crieff, where Glenturret Distillery is home to the Famous Grouse Experience and where stunning Drummond Castle Garden is one of Scotlandís most important formal gardens and which featured in United Artists film "Rob Roy".

Further east is the "Fair City" Perth where castellated "Scone Palace" breathes history like nowhere else in the country. Within its grounds, Moot Hill - one of Scotlandís most hallowed historic sites - was the crowning place of the Kings of Scotland. Immortalised in Shakespeareís Macbeth and poised above the River Tay, Scone overlooks the routes north into the Highlands.

Upon making your booking your tour guide will be in contact with you to work on your perfect itinerary

Private tour in "E" Class (4 people) 8 hours £550.00 + VAT
Private tour in "S" Class (4 people) / MPV (7people) 8 hours: £604.00 + VAT
Half Day Tour POA

Local excursions are also available and can either be booked independently or via the hotel.

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