Visit Edinburgh economically with this short stay. Edinburgh is a wonderful city to explore - from the numerous historical sites to the great high street shopping and vibrant night life. With your 24 hour ticket, you can enjoy the freedom to HOP ON & HOP OFF until the same time the following day. The bus makes stops at several different sites throughout Edinburgh. Take a shared tour on your second day to the little town of Dunkeld with its ancient cathedral. You will also enjoy a forest walk amongst spectacular waterfalls, and visit a scotch distillery, before returning past Stirling Castle to Edinburgh. In your free time, immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan feel of Edinburgh and consider any number of optional torus and activities. Soak up the atmosphere in a typical Scottish pub talking with the friendly locals. If you get lucky, you may also get the opportunity to hear a local break out his bagpipes! Soak in the history as you stroll down the royal mile and visit Edinburgh castle. A blend of shared activities and time to explore on your own makes this the perfect "wee" vacation.
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A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Edinburgh is a wonderful city to explore - from its historical sights to the highstreet shopping possibilites. With your 24 HOUR hop on hop off bus ticket you can enjoy the freedom to HOP ON & HOP OFF until the same time the following day. The route goes by the following places - stop off at the ones that you are interested in and hop on the next bus once you are finished: Waverley Bridge, Princes Street, Lothian Road, Bread Street, West Port, Grassmarket, Victoria Street, George IV Bridge, Chambers Street, South Bridge, High Street, Canongate, Horse Wynd, Queens Drive, Holyrood Gait, Our Dynamic Earth turning circle, Holyrood Gait, Queens Drive, Horse Wynd, Abbeyhill, Abbeymount, Regent Road, Waterloo Place, Princes Street, South St David Street, George Street, Hanover Street, Queen Street Gardens East, Heriot Row, Queen Street Gardens West, Frederick Street, The Mound, Market Street, and Waverley Bridge. Join the Tour At: Waverley Bridge, Lothian Road, Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Princess Street, or the Princes Mall.
In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, Jurys Inn Edinburgh offers modern, excellent value accommodation. Waverley rail station is a 5-minute walk away. Just off the Royal Mile, Jurys Inn Edinburgh offers spacious, contemporary rooms with satellite TV. The onsite Innfusion restaurant and bar is a stylish place to dine or enjoy a drink. The International Conference Centre (EICC) and Edinburgh Castle are close by. Many shops, bars and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
Drive north out of Edinburgh and you'll be amazed by the engineering miracle of the Forth Railway Bridge. Then, as you are travelling through Stirlingshire, your guide will bring to life the turbulent times of William Wallace - dramatised in the film Braveheart - and explain his link to the countryside you're passing through. You'll stop at the beautiful city of Stirling, site of the Wallace Monument. You'll have ample time to explore the stunning castle (optional) or stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that surround it. Take in the view along the Duke's Pass. The route takes you through the spectacular Duke's Pass which offers spectacular views to the peaks of the stunning Trossach Mountains and carries you past some of Scotland's most picturesque lochs. Stroll the Bonnie Bonnie banks. Your lunchtime stop is by Loch Lomond. Why not try lunch (not included) at a traditional pub built out of a 300-year-old oak tree and then walk the shores of Britain's largest expanse of fresh water? The journey home holds one last treat. You'll have the chance to visit one of Scotland's most beautiful distilleries, Glencoyne Distillery and get a taste of the true spirit of the country - a Highland Malt Whisky (optional). Entry fees not included.
This tour is all about Fife and to get there you cross the Firth of Forth - this is your perfect chance to get a photograph of the famous Forth Railway Bridge. St Andrews is the star attraction of this tour. As the spiritual home of golf, it is a must see for all devotees of the game, but it also boasts a stunning beach, great cafes and shops, a beautiful university and an ancient cathedral. You travel west to Falkland and you'll be able to walk round this beautiful village, where time seems to have stood still. You can browse the craft shops and there is an option of visiting the Palace, which has the oldest tennis courts in use anywhere in the world. You'll also explore the East Neuk. This is an often forgotten corner of Fife that has some particularly beautiful historic fishing villages and stunning coastal scenery. To finish, you'll stop at Anstruther and have the chance to experience an award-winning "fish supper" (as it's known to true Scots). Then you'll head home full of good food and good memories.Entry fees not included.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
VISA/PASSPORTThere are no border controls when travelling within the United Kingdom including the land border with England. Scotland has the same immigration and visa requirements as the rest of the United Kingdom.
United Kingdom is a party to the Schengen Agreement. As such, U.S. citizens may enter for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. The passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/united-kingdom.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Edinburgh Language: English & Gaelic in parts of Scotland Religion: Predominantly Christian, with sizeable Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Hindu minorities. Time: GMT (GMT + 1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz. Square three-pin plugs are standard. Telephone: Country code +44. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone operators. Coverage is mostly good, but can be patchy in rural areas. Internet: There are Internet cafes and centers in most urban areas.
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