Austin Skiers

Scotland/N. Ireland


[Photo courtesy of Visit Scotland/Photographer Kenny Lam]

Main Trip: May 18 - May 29, 2022

Pre-Trip: May 14 - May 19, 2022



 

A Trip to Remember....

Just think, 10 Wonderful Nights Scotland and Northern Ireland!!

[Photo courtesy of Visit Scotland/Photographer Kenny Lam]


Your adventure begins:

May 18:  Depart Texas for Edinburg


May 19: Arrival in Edinburgh

Arrive to Edinburgh Airport and meet your local guide in the arrival hall. Walk to your coaches in the Airport parking and transfer to your hotel in Edinburgh. Enjoy short panoramic bus tour of Edinburgh before arriving to your hotel.


Welcome Dinner at local restaurant

May 20:

Breakfast at hotel followed by walking tour of Edinburgh: Photo Courtesy of

[Visit Scotland/Photographer Peter Dibdin]


Meet with your guide at the reception and head off to Half Day walking tour in Edinburgh Old Town & Royal Mile. Start your day with a visit to Edinburgh Castle. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One 0' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

Very occasionally the property must close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control.


 

Walk down by Royal Mile and see St Giles Cathedral also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is the mother church of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. Its distinctive crown steeple is a prominent feature of the city skyline, at about a third of the way down the Royal Mile which runs from the Castle to Holyrood Palace.

 

Continue your way by Royal Mile to The Palace of Holyroodhouse for a visit.

 

The palace is Her Majesty The Queen's official residence in Scotland. Standing at the end of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, this fine palace is the home of Scottish royal history. Explore 14 magnificent historic and State Apartments, the romantic ruins of the 12th-century Holyrood Abbey and remarkable royal gardens. Best known as the home of Mary, Queen of Scots, the Palace was the setting for many dramatic episodes in her short reign as featured in the 2019 Universal Pictures movie Mary, Queen of Scots. Today, the State Apartments are used regularly by The Queen for State ceremonies and official entertaining.

 

Lunch and dinner on your own

May 21: Edinburgh to Inverness