Regional departure by Silver Service coach, then to Scotland, arriving at our hotel this evening for a four-night stay. D
Day 2 - Stirling and the Trossachs
Today’s included excursion takes you through the forested hills, stunning mountains and beautiful lochs of the Trossachs to the town of Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland. Here the streets of the Old Town all wind upwards towards the castle. From the castle you can admire the surrounding landscape, known as ‘Braveheart Country’, following Hollywood’s interpretation of the life of William Wallace, Scotland’s first freedom fighter. B,D
Day 3 - Edinburgh and Military Tattoo
After a leisurely morning we travel to Edinburgh, one of Europe’s great capital cities. Walk the Royal Mile, which links Castle Hill (the city’s oldest street), the Lawnmarket, High street and Cannongate and runs through the heart of the Old Town. Take time to discover the atmospheric ‘closes’ or alleys running rib-like off the backbone of the Mile. There is also a good choice of pubs, restaurants and teashops – so it’s easy to find refreshments while exploring.
In the evening, we take our seats for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo (admission included). The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo draws together a host of creative talent from four continents. With innovative production, heart-stopping sound, imaginative graphics, state-of-the-art lighting and specially commissioned fireworks, this is a 90-minute show not to be missed. B,D
Day 4 - Loch Lomond
Join today's included excursion to the ‘bonnie banks’ of Loch Lomond with pretty villages along its shores, where a picture-postcard view awaits around every corner. B,D
Day 5 - Gretna Green
On our return journey, we briefly visit Gretna Green, then return to your original departure point. B
Included Meals: B=Breakfast, D=Dinner
Castlehill, the old-cobbled approach to the Esplanade, is on a steep incline, and consequently, may prove difficult for some. In addition, there is a short walk uphill from the entrance of the arena to the seats. This includes a minimum of 5 steps to reach the front row seats followed by 3 more steps per row to the seating higher up in the stands.