Art & History
1 year ago
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.
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.
Taroko (Marble) Gorge: Taroko became a national park in 1986, including Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung City. Taroko is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Qingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742m. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area. Swallow Caves: Following the Central Cross-Island Highway, at Swallow Grotto the rock cliffs of the Liwu River gorge seem to reach to heaven while the river runs its swiftest and the distance between the gorge walls so narrow that they almost seem to touch each other. Along the Swallow Grotto trail which runs about a half kilometer starting from the entrance to Swallow Grotto to the Jinheng Bridge, you can enjoy the sights of the Liwu River from nearly straight above the water, the potholes on the cliff faces, the springs sprinkled along the lower parts of the walls, as well as the famous rock formation "Chieftain's profile rock". Qixing Lake: Qixing Lake is located in Beipu Village, Xincheng Township, in the northeast of Hualien City. Visitors can get there via Meilun Industrial Park by following the signs in front of the National Hualien University of Education. The beach there has an elegant arch shape. The seawater there is clean and blue. The black stones there are crystal. From here visitors can see the great green mountains afar and the twisting highways. The Qixing Lake Scenic Area is designated for the bicycle touring. Along the 21km tour from Nanbin Park in Hualien City to the scenic area via Hualien Harbor and the 48 Highlands, there are different views and scenes. The Hualien County Government even built a number of recreational facilities, such as the Stone Sculpture Park, the Star Watching Plaza, the Sunrise Building, and the children's playground.
Explore central and southern Taiwan and discover the beautiful countryside scenery on this 4-day tour from Taipei starting in Nantou, the second largest county in Taiwan where tourists from all over the world travel to observe the astonishing view of its hills and mountains. During the tour, you will be taken to Kaohsiung, the home to many skyscrapers, beautiful parks and its focal point, the Love River. Sit comfortably and hear interesting anecdotes and enlightening commentary about the sites, culture and local life in Taiwan.
Go on an exciting tour of Budapest starting at the Margaret Bridge with connects Buda and Pest across the Danube River, and after exploring each side, you will end the tour with a visit to the stunning House of Parliament! The first stop of you tour will be at the Castle District, where you will go on a short walk to see the main attractions in the area. Then you will walk to Matthias Church situated in front of the Fishermen’s Bastion, a neo-Gothic/Romanesque terrace built on the Buda bank with 7 towers representing the 7 tribes which settled in the area. Next, you will drive to Gellért Hill (Citadel) overlooking the river where you will find breathtaking views of the entire city so make sure you bring a camera. Afterwards, you will cross the Elisabeth Bridge to Pest to check out the famous Central Market Hall, followed by the largest Synagogue in Europe and the City Park. You will pass by Europe’s largest thermal spa and the Amusement Park, after which you will stop at the Heroes’ Square. Lastly, you will go to downtown Pest, pass by the Opera House and the St. Stephen’s Basilica, followed by a visit to the impressive neo-gothic House of Parliament.