Included in this package
- Eight days coach hire including drivers expenses, parking fees and tolls where applicable
- 7 nights accommodation in selected hostels nad hotels
- 1 nights DBB at Jurys Inn, Heathrow Airport
- Match tickets for 6 Nations game in Edinburgh
- Expenses for friendly matches, e.g. pitch-hire, referees etc, where required
- Admission to Interpretive Centre Culloden Moor
- Admission to Loch Ness visitor centre
- Cruise on Loch Ness
- Admission to Eilean Donan Castle
- Distillery tour at Talisker
- Ferry Armadale – Mallaig
- Admission to Stirling Castle
- Admission to Edinburgh Castle
- Blue Badged Guide for tour of Edinburgh
NOT included in this package
- Travel insurance
- Any items not specifically mentioned as being included
- Meals other than mentioned as included
- Beverages, personal purchases i.e. souvenirs etc.
- The Itinerary is subject to change.
- The costs are based on a per person sharing basis in the hotels as listed. Please note that in some hotels students may be required to share beds.
10.40hrs Group will arrive at Edinburgh Airport via Heathrow
City tour of Edinburgh with a Blue Badged Guide
15.30hrs Arrive Murrayfield – Six Nations Rugby –
19.00hrs Depart stadium – please expect heavy traffic volumes
20.30hrs Arrive Stirling Youth Hostel
08.30hrs Early Breakfast & depart hostel
09.30hrs Arrive Edinburgh Castle for a tour.
Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position on the Castle Rock. Archaeologists have established human occupation of the rock since at least the Iron Age (2nd century AD), although the nature of the early settlement is unclear. There has been a royal castle on the rock since at least the reign of David I in the 12th century, and the site continued to be a royal residence until the Union of the Crowns in 1603.
12.00hrs Depart Edinburgh Castle for Glasgow
13.15hrs Arrive Cartha Queens Park, friendly matches
18.30hrs Arrive Stirling YHA
09.00hrs Check-out and depart hostel
09.30hrs Arrive Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification from the earliest times
Afterwards make a stop at the Wallace Monument (Braveheart)
12.30hrs Depart Stirling
13.15hrs Arrive Perth
15.00hrs Depart Perth
18.30hrs Arrive hotel in Inverness,
09.00hrs Depart hotel
09.30hrs Arrive Culloden Moor Battlefield
Site of bloody last battle of Jacobite Rising, with visitor centre and interactive exhibition.
Proceed to Elgin for the friendly games.
18.30hrs Arrive Glen Mhor Hotel
09.30hrs Check-out and depart hotel
10.00hrs Arrive Loch Ness Visitor Centre
State-of-the-art exhibitions about the geological formation of Loch Ness and its legendary monster.
11.30hrs Depart the Visitor Centre
12.15hrs Arrive Fort Augustus
13.00hrs Cruise on Loch Ness.
15.00hrs Depart Fort Augustus
16.00hrs Arrive Alexandra Hotel, Fort William
18.30hrs Depart the hotel for Lochaber High School Camaghael, evening training on all-weather pitches
21.30hrs Arrive back at the hotel
08.00hrs Depart hotel
10.50hrs Arrive at the Tallisker Distillery
Talisker distillery is an Island single malt Scotch whisky distillery based in Carbost, Scotland—the only distillery on the Isle of Skye
12.30hrs Depart the distillery – lunch stop at Kyle of Lochalsh or at Eilean Donan Castle
14.45hrs Arrive Eilean Donan Castle Dornie,
Eilean Donan is recognised as one of the most iconic images of Scotland all over the world. Situated on an island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, and surrounded by some majestic scenery, it is little wonder that the castle is now one of the most visited and important attractions in the Scottish Highlands. Although first inhabited around the 6th century, the first fortified castle was built in the mid 13th century and stood guard over the lands of Kintail. Since then, at least four different versions of the castle have been built and re-built as the feudal history of Scotland unfolded through the centuries.
17.00hrs Depart the Castle
18.30hrs Arrive hotel in Fort William
09.00hrs Check-out and depart hotel for game at Bangholm, Edinburgh
13.00hrs Arrive at Bangholm – friendly matches in Banghom
18.30hrs Arrive hotel in Edinburgh,
06.30hrs Check-out and depart hotel
07.00hrs Arrive Edinburg Airport
09.05hrs Group depart Edinburgh