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Edinburgh Scottish Houses, Castles & Interiors

3 Sep — 8 Sep 2020 | Tour Director: Ian Cox

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Ian Cox,

BA, MA, Cert Ed.

specialist in art history and decorative arts

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1500 at Parliament House Hotel, Edinburgh for five nights. Orientation walking tour followed by introductory lecture.

Day

2

Morning: Castle Esplanade (opportunity to see the New Town from above with focus on the city’s growth and development) followed by visits to Gladstone’s Land (17th century tenement building) and Museum of Edinburgh. Afternoon: Palace of Holyroodhouse and some free time. Evening lecture.

Day

3

Morning: Abbotsford (home to Walter Scott) and Melrose Abbey (resting place of Robert the Bruce’s heart). Afternoon: Marchmont House (Palladian mansion with Arts & Crafts adaptations).

Day

4

Morning: Lauriston Castle (fine furniture collections) and Hopetoun House (Old Masters). Free afternoon with option to explore Edinburgh’s art galleries independently followed by free evening.

Day

5

Morning: Pineapple Folly (exterior only) and Stirling Castle (recently restored). Afternoon: Scone Palace.

Day

6

Morning: Georgian House on Charlotte Square. Tour disperses 1145.

Tour Dates

3 Sep — 8 Sep 2020

Days

6

Cost

£1465

Tour Code

EDSH-20

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PRACTICALITIES

This tour requires a good level of fitness and will involve walking. Some sites will feature uneven ground, steep steps and staircases, cobbles and slippery surfaces. Participants must be comfortable navigating these areas, which do not usually have handrails, to access the sites.

Cost of £1465 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £310.

 
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