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Somewhere New to walk a mile, “A Royal Mile”
Walk the Royal Mile- a path that connects Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a palace that rests on the shadow of Arthur’s seat. Stop at Loch Ness for a brief encounter with the elusive monster. Visit the site of the last Highland Charge, Culloden as well as the lovely Hermitage for a wooded walk with waterfalls and salmon leap before your return to London!
Train transport to Edinburgh, coach transport to the Highlands, two nights’ accommodation, full time tour manager/guide and entrances to Doune Castle & Clansmen Centre.
8:10- Meet at London King’s Cross Station (meeting point is outside the main ticket office, in front of the five bladed pillar–opposite Accessorize and Pret a Manger) 50 minutes before departure.
9:00- Sit back, relax, and enjoy your scenic journey to Edinburgh via high speed train (train lasts about 4 hours and 20 minutes).
13:20- Welcome to Edinburgh! When you arrive at Edinburgh Waverley Station, you will be met by your Scottish local guide.
13:40- Head to your accommodation to drop off your luggage. Your guide will explain how to check in.
14:00- Enjoy a walking tour through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, known as the Royal Mile. This cobblestoned path connects the Edinburgh Castle, which sits on a base of volcanic rock to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a palace that rests on the shadow of Arthur’s seat.
15:30- Time to explore Edinburgh at your leisure! We suggest the Grassmarket, a short walk away from the Royal Mile, and you can enjoy the sights of medieval architecture and castles as you stop for a drink or step in and out of shops.
Day 2: Excursion to the Highlands
8:00- Enjoy some breakfast before departing Edinburgh for your two day tour of the Highlands.
9:30- Arrive at Doune Castle and enjoy some time exploring.
10:30- Depart Doune Castle and head for Tyndrum.
12:30- Enjoy a delicious lunch in Tyndrum, a quaint village in the Highlands.
14:30- After lunch, you will take in the gorgeous mountain scenery at Glencoe. You will also see the Loch Ness Lake and maybe even Loch Ness.
17:00- Tour the Clansman Centre, where they have recreated the interior of a Highland Turf House.
18:00- Arrive in Fort Augustus and check in to your accommodation. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.
8:00- Enjoy breakfast before departing your accommodation in Fort Augustus—the most Southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way.
10:30- Arrive at Culloden Battlefield, the location of the last Highland Charge.
12:45- Take a lunch break in the scenic Pitlochry.
14:15- Finally, enjoy a lovely Hermitage walk where you will see waterfalls, salmon leap, and the Birnam Oak that is linked to Shakespeare’s Macbeth. AFterward, head back to Edinburgh to catch your train back to London.
17:30- After this adventure, it is time to rest on the train from Edinburgh back to London.
22:15- Arrive at London King’s Cross.
N.B. Somewhere New reserves the right to change the order of the itinerary according to availability. This is a sample itinerary only–for full trip details, please refer to your tour confirmation.