2-day tour with Edinburgh as a base

 (2)

Tour Number

Activity Level

278421


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

Stirling Castle, and surroundings on Day one. Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile


The first day, I will pick up at you at your hotel and drive for an hour to Stirling Castle, the most strategically important castle in Scotland for centuries. I will give you my full guided tour, and after that, we will drop down to Stirling Bridge, the first battle depicted in Mel Gibson's Braveheart where I will take you through the real story!
Then lunch in a local pub and a short drive to Bannockburn, the scene of the Battle that determined Scots nationality, following the crushing defeat of the superior English Army.

After that, a drive to Doune Castle, used in a number of films, ranging from Monty Python and the Holy Grail to Outlander, for a short photo stop.

We will return via Culross, a 17th century village used for the filming of Outlander, then back across the Forth Road Bridge to "home".

On day 2, , I will collect you at your hotel and taxi up to Edinburgh Castle for a guided tour and then down the Royal Mile, looking at Closes, St Giles and Holyrood Palace. Then "home" by about 5. 30pm

Itinerary

Day 1 will be a day trip out of Edinburgh to Stirling Castle, Stirling Bridge (the scene of Mel Gibson's Braveheart)and a photo opportunity of the Wallace monument in the morning. Then lunch in a local pub followed by Doune Castle (scene of Monty Python and Outlander Filming)and Bannockburn (major battlefield site where Robert the Bruce defeated the English King. Then back to Edinburgh via Culross (Outlander filming) and Forth Bridge (time permitting)

Second day , will be a walking tour through Old Town Edinburgh, starting with a guided tour of the Castle, then down the Royal Mile, taking in some of the old Closes, visit to St Giles Kirk,
lunch at a typical Edinburgh pub. In the afternoon, continue down the Royal Mile and ending at Holyrood Palace, the Queen's Edinburgh Residence, for a guided tour, if time permits

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Both days -- your hotel

End location: Customer will be left at original pick up point unless otherwise requested

Duration: 2 days

Transportation

A suitably sized, modern, air conditioned vehicle, Audi A4 or similar, will be provided
Note that on teh walking day, I will taxi customers from their hotel to the start, and return from the finish of the tour

What’s Included

myself as guide and driver.

On Day 1, I will supply a suitable sized modern vehicle, Audi A4 or similar, with air conditioning, all motor insurances, fuel, parking fees

On Day 2, the tour will be on foot, but augmented by taxis to and from your hotel (included in the cost of the tour)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

70 £ - Local Payments are price per head and are to cover Entry tickets for Edinburgh and Stirling Castles, Holyrood Palace, and lunches.
(important that you pre-purchase tickets for Edinburgh Castle because of teh queues-- consider purchase of Explorer Passes but check they are economic for you as they do not cover all entrances)
Lunches

What’s Extra

Entry fees to Castles, Palace,
Lunches
Accommodation

Restrictions

None.

A Recent Review of this tour

Hugh was always on time and greeted everyone. He had a wealth of knowledge of the Scottish history along with giving details about each of our attraction sites. He answered everyone's questions and tried to give a better understanding about the country. He brought songs printed for each of us to try and sing with him. We truly enjoyed his time with us on the tour bus.
Jacek Rzucidlo

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