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Our students really enjoyed the educational and leisure aspects of the tour
Brendan Nally - Ballincollig Community School, Ballincollig, Cork

Edinburgh Glasgow Cultural Tour

Why not combine a visit to these two magnificent, historical cities and have a wonderful experience with the best of both places!

Date:
Available year-round
Location:
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr.
  • 3 Day Coach and Ferry
Adult
POA
Student
POA
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Package Includes

** Prices are dependent on dates, ferry, numbers travelling etc. Please contact our office for more details. **

  • Three days luxury coach hire including driver's expenses.
  • Return ferry sailings, as specified.
  • Two nights bed and breakfast at the YHA - Edinburgh Central Hostel, or three star hotel.
  • One city tour of Edinburgh with the services of a tour guide.
  • Evening meals x two.
  • Admission to the Hamilton Water Palace.
  • Admission to the Dynamic Earth Centre.
  • Admission to the Burns National Heritage Park.
  • Guided tour of Celtic Park statium, where applicable.
  • Entrance to bowling centre plus one game.
  • Entrance to the cinema.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Teachers lunch allowance per teacher, per day.
  • One teacher free with every eight students.

Additional Information:

Hamilton Water Palace
Hamilton Water Palace offers a great fun day out for families and children. Since opening in 1995 it has become South Lanarkshire leisure's most popular swimming pool boasting an average of over 1,000 visits a day. Its swimming facilities range from a 25m competition pool through to two flumes, lazy river, tyre slide and a uniquely shallow under eight's pool boasting an impressive pirate ship with interactive water features. The main pool includes rapids and two flumes as well as an outdoor area and excellent spectator area.

Dynamic Earth Centre

Opened in 1999, the Dynamic Earth Centre is the Mother Earth of all adventures! It's a science centre situated at the foot of Edinburgh's spectacular Salisbury Crags, Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years ago. Fly over glaciers as they carve out the planet's surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Embark on 4DVENTURE, Scotland's only 4D experience, on an epic journey of contrasts. Touch, smell, feel the adventure as you fly from Polar regions to deep within the tropical rainforest. In addition, 360º dome films shown exclusively in the ShowDome.

Robert Burns National Heritage Park
The Burns National Heritage Park is dedicated to Scotland's best-loved poet, Robert Burns. Robert Burns was only 37 years old when he died on 21 July 1796, but his achievements during his short life-time endure to this day and he remains Scotland's best-loved poet.

The Burns Cottage, which has been completely restored to its original condition contains an original manuscript of one of the world's favorite songs, "Auld Lang Syne", which takes pride of place among a collection of manuscripts, memorabilia, artifacts, personal items, letters and artworks.


Hotel Options

YHA Edinburgh Central Hostel, 9 Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AL. Ph: +0044 (0)131 524 2090

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Edinburgh Central hostel is located in the city centre in the heart of Scotland's capital with the famous Princes Street, Edinburgh castle, Royal Mile and the Old Town a mere stones throw away. Entertainment, bars, restaurants and cafés are all within easy reach or why not enjoy a relaxing drink in our very own bar!

The Edinburgh Youth Hostel is open all year round and can easily accommodate groups, families and individuals. A variety of rooms are available, from singles to eight bedded dormitories, all en-suite. Premium rooms have Freeview tv, DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary towels. Family and private rooms are also available. The hostel also has three bedrooms with specific additional disabled facilities.


Itinerary

Day one:
Coach departs the school for an early morning transfer to Belfast.
Early afternoon sailing with Stena Line from Belfast to Stranraer.
Arrive Stranraer, transfer to Edinburgh by coach.
Arrive at the hostel for check in and evening meal.
Organised evening entertainment: cinema.

Day two:
Depart the hostel.
Guided city tour of Edinburgh.
Spend the afternoon at the Dynamic Earth Centre.
Game of bowling and evening meal.

Day three:
Check out and depart the hostel.
[Option: Travel to Ayr to visit the Robert Burns National Heritage Park or travel to Glasgow for a stadium tour of Celtic Park.]
Transfer back to Stranraer for sailing back to Belfast.
Arrive in Belfast and transfer back to the school.



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Please Note:

** Please note that itinerary may be subject to change.

Groups should make financial provision in the eventuality of their return ferry being delayed.**

** It is also the responsibility of each person to be on time for all coach connections, coaches will not wait for latecomers. **