Scotland

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Overview

Known for its great history and heritage, its cutting edge art and amazing culture, Scotland is a whimsical mix of stunning landscapes and wildlife coupled with a flourishing arts and culture scene, and topped off with a colorful history of epic battles and historic castles. 

Need a vacation soon? Plan a visit to Scotland and be a part of its vivacious culture and remarkable heritage. Take a day or two to head out to the great outdoors and enjoy a variety of activities such as golf, sailing and fishing. Stopover in Edinburgh and uncover its hidden gems. Take a night out to delight your taste buds with exceptional food and drink. And be sure to mark your calendar for a few trips to the museums and galleries that are home to some of the most coveted art and artifacts in the world. 

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Melrose Abbey, Palace of Holyrood, Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Culture Norms: Shake hands with everyone present -- men, women, and children -- at business and social meetings. Shake hands again when leaving. Handshakes are light -- not firm. Women should extend their hand to men first.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.5 $, coffee – 3.8 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 72 $

Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112 or 999

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Influenza vaccination recommended for all travellers from November through April. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken. 

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Currency

Name: British Pound Sterling

Symbol: £

1 GBP = 1.17 EUR

1 EUR= 0.85 GBP

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Duration: 8.5 hours

Step into Scottish medieval history on this unique tour of the Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and the beautiful Stirlingshire where you will find the Stirling Castle. After gathering at the designated meeting point at 09:00, you will head to the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, you will cross into Fife, where your guide will tell you about the heroes of Scotland’s past who battled in this ancient kingdom. Your next stop will be in the town of Dunfermline, where you may choose to take the optional visit to the Abbey Church. Then your tour takes you into Stirlingshire, stopping in the beautiful city of Stirling. You’ll have ample time to explore the city on your own or take the optional visit to the Stirling Castle. Afterwards, you will head to Bannockburn, the battlefield where Robert the Bruce routed the English in the 14th C. The tour ends with an optional tour of the Rosslyn Chapel, which was made famous in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Duration: 9 hours

Drive around Scotland on this leisurely tour, that’ll take you to castles, lakes and much more. The drive starts by crossing the Firth of Forth, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, heading into Stirlingshire, where you’ll hear about the turbulent times of William Wallace, as dramatized in the film “Braveheart” Then you will stop in Stirling, where you’ll have free time to explore the area on your own or choose to take one of 2 optional tours: visiting the Wallace Monument or exploring the Stirling Castle. On the banks of the Teith River, you could go on another optional visit to the Deanston Distillery, where you can savor handcrafted Highland Whisky. You will have enough time to explore the village of Deanston on your own. You will travel along Loch Lomond and through the Trossachs National Park, home of the famous Rob Roy. Finally, you will stop at Luss, where you can walk along the shores of Britain’s largest expanse of fresh water

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Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Duration: 12 hours

Tour the Scottish Highlands on this awesome day trip to get a taste of Scottish culture. Taking you to the amazing Forth Railway Bridge, your first stop of the day will be at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your tour, you’ll have some free time to explore on your own before proceeding to your next stop: the Cairngorms National Park. Here you will get a thrill trying to spot the world-famous mythical Loch Ness on an optional cruise or grab a bite to eat while enjoying the scenery. The tour will then take you to Glencoe, where you will step into the past as your guide tells you of the horrors of the massacre of the MacDonald Clan. On your way back, you will pass by the beautiful city of Stirling and its stunning castle to learn about the exploits of William Wallace, dramatized in the movie “Braveheart,” and the turbulent times he lived.

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