Sample Itinerary A - Scottish School Tour - Celtic Horizon Tours

Sample Itinerary A

7 Night Package

7 Night Package

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  • Itinerary


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
  • Flights
  • 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

Sample Itinerary A

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