Experience Bonnie Scotland and her buzzing Capital City Edinburgh on this fantastic weekend city break 20th - 22nd November
Edinburgh the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in an unforgettable setting. Discover stunning scenery, striking architecture, fine food, and beautiful coast and countryside in the nearby Lothians.
You and new found friends can relax. Just let your dedicated and experienced tour guide take you on an authentic exploration of Scotland. Staying in magnificent ‘Auld Reekie’, Edinburgh: the Athens of the North. Discover the best of Scotland’s capital city. With Magnificent Scenery on the relaxed journey from Manchester, Included Visits to Edinburgh Castle , Scottish Trad Ceilidh Dinnner, a Whisky Distillery Tour, and much much more throughout the weekend - including executive and coaching direct from Manchester.
Social Circle has negotiated exceptional deals on the first class hotel, transport and all excursions for very affordable rates exclusively for our clients.
Accommodation: 4 *Novotel in Edinburgh Centre, 80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE
Cool & contemporary Hotel with a modern international restaurant and bar. It also features a free guests only fitness centre, indoor heated pool, whirlpool and a sauna to relax and unwind in.only 9 minutes walk from the National Museum of Scotland and legendary Princes Street and 0.9 miles to Edinburgh Castle.
Your room includes free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV’s and mini bars.
Friday 20th November
Depart Manchester and cross The Border to arrive in historic Gretna Green to visit The Old Blacksmiths where runaway marriages have taken place for hundreds of years and enjoy a historically accurate and hilarious wedding ceremony recreated just for us.
Depart Gretna and travel through the magnificent Southern Uplands to the rolling farmland of East Lothian.
Arrive Glenkinchie Whisky Distillery for your included distillery tour which includes 2 x tasting of their celebrated single malt malt first distilled in 1837.Charge your glasses for your first "Slange Var" ("Cheers") in Scots! as we look forward to an exciting weekend in Caledonia. for Edinburgh and our first class hotel in the City. Relax and freshen up in your rooms before Welcome Drink and nibbles then stroll with new found friends to The Ghillie Dhu Ceilidh Club where we enjoy our included Scottish Dinner and Traditional Music. There’ll be music to the wee small hours, so don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes.
Saturday 21st November
A well deserved lie-in then a full Scottish breakfast before we depart the hotel to head off on our all inclusive sightseeing tour with entrances to the Royal Apartments and ‘Honours of Scotland’: the priceless Crown Jewels of spectacular Edinburgh Castle. Continue the tour with your Official Kilted Edinburgh Guide to enjoy the city's views of The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood House the official residence of the Queen, Arthur's Seat and the elegant Georgian New Town - home of poets, scholars and statesmen of Scotland.
The afternoon is free. Choose to relax in the hotel’s pool, go shopping and explore Edinburgh at your leisure and take in the atmospheric Edinburgh Christmas markets or take an optional tour to Scotland’s magical and mysterious Rosslyn Chapel at the heart of the renowned Dan Brown book ‘The Da Vinci Code.’
This evening we venture forth on an included spine tingling ghost walk in "The worlds' most haunted" - Greyfriar's Chuchyard. Then why not join the group for dinner in one of the Capital’s finest eating establishments (dinner optional).
Sunday 22nd November
After a hearty Scottish breakfast we make a leisurely departure from ‘Auld Reekie’ and set off for an included tour of famous Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott and one of Scotland’s most fascinating places. Created almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Stop off at Melrose for a brief wander around before heading home across the Border.
Travel: Executive travel in luxury coach, leaving Manchester at 08.00 on Friday 20th November and arriving back into Manchester approx. 17.00 on Sunday 22nd November.
Includes: Includes Return Travel to Edinburgh, All Tours and Leaders, 2 nights bed and full Scottish breakfast in a Central Edinburgh location in a Shared Twin Room plus the Ceilidh dance and dinner on Saturday.
Want your own room? £100 single suppliment.
(Not included: Lunches, Friday Dinner and Optional Rosslyn Chapel Tour, and any additional Drinks)
Welcome to Scotland with Gretna Green's hilarious reconstructed wedding ceremony
Scenic Drives through some of Britain's most Magnificent Scenery
Whisky Tour with 2 drams to taste at The Glenkinchie Distillery
Edinburgh's Magical Christmas Markets
Welcome Drink & nibbles in hotel
Two nights 4 *Accomodaton with full Scottish breakfasts
Included Visit to Breath taking Edinburgh Castle’s Royal Apartments and Crown Jewels of Scotland
Included Official Guided Tour of the Capital City
Included Traditional Ceilidh Club Party Dinner with authentic Scottish entertainment
Included Visit to Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott
Visit picturesque village of Melrose
So, don’t delay and book with £100 deposit to secure this special Edinburgh city break deal today with Social Circle – Limited Spaces Available
£40 PRICE INCREASE 22ND OCTOBER SO BOOK NOW AND SAVE