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Edinburgh: The Athens of the North

18 Jun — 18 Jun 2021 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson,

BA, BD, FSAScot

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Morning:

Tour assembles 1000 outside WH Smith at Waverley Station.

Walking tour of the Old Town begins with ascent to Edinburgh Castle for orientation. Continue along Royal Mile to view Gladstone’s Land and old Parliament House, followed by coffee break and visit to High Kirk of St Giles. Break for organised, independent lunch.

Afternoon:

Continue walking tour in the New Town. Short climb up Calton Hill to view monuments and Observatory. Continue past notable buildings including Register House and the Edinburgh home of Sir Walter Scott, and statues including the controversial statue of Henry Dundas. Complete walking tour at Charlotte Square and return to Waverley Station on foot (15 mins) where day concludes c 1630.

Tour Date

18 Jun 2021

Days

1

Cost

£85

Tour Code

DYED-21

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Testimonial

 “The content of the tour was excellent and Andrew’s input and anecdotes made the subject come alive.”
ACE customer on a previous tour with Andrew Wilson

FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be prepared for a substantial amount of walking with limited opportunity for sitting down. There are a couple of significant climbs (Edinburgh Castle and Castle Hill) and the majority of the terrain comprises uneven, cobbled streets.

Cost of day course: £85

Please note that only morning coffee is included. However, a table will be booked for the group for lunch at Howies Waterloo Place, on Andrew’s recommendation. There will be a short taxi ride to reach the restaurant.

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