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Lake District, Blackpool & Scotland
Visiting: Blackpool, Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick, Llangollen, Llandudno, Chester, Liverpool, Gretna Green, Glasgow, Fort William, Fort Augustus, Edinburgh, Military Tattoo, Loch Lomond, Oban, Dundee, Perth & Sterling
Dates: 3rd -13th August
WEDNESDAY, 3RD AUGUST
We meet at the airport at 1.55 pm for our Ryanair flight to Manchester leaving at 4.25 pm and arriving at 6.55 pm. Upon arrival, we are transferred to Blackpool and checked in at our hotel.
THURSDAY, 4TH AUGUST
Our first full-day optional excursion takes us to Lake District. We will make a stop at Windermere, take a cruise (extra) on this famous lake and cross from Bowness to Ambleside. Here, we find the coach waiting for us, which will take us to the centre. We will do a short walk along the main street to see the watermills that used to function by the river Rothay that crosses this village. After leaving Ambleside, we make another stop at Keswick, one of the most beautiful villages in the Lake District. Before we walk to the centre of Keswick, we shall visit Derwent Water Lake.
FRIDAY, 5TH AUGUST
We start the day with another full-day optional excursion in Wales. On our way, the coach passes through many valleys and picturesque mountains. We make a short stop in the town of Llangollen and visit Llanberis, where one can ride a train (extra) that works with coal. We continue the day with a visit to the National Park that is located under the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdonia. Another interesting stop will be in the popular resort of Llandudno.
SATURDAY, 6TH AUGUST
After breakfast, we have a half-day optional excursion in the city of Chester. We have time to see the old wooden houses, and other interesting places, as well as some time for shopping in department stores. Before we start our walking tour of Chester, we shall enjoy a boat ride along the River Dee (extra). We return back to Blackpool and have some free time. One can opt to visit Pleasure Beach and Blackpool Tower, or a walk along the promenade. Late afternoon, we go to see a musical show on ice in the Arena Pleasure Park Blackpool (transport and entrance extra).
SUNDAY, 7TH AUGUST
Today’s optional excursion takes us to Liverpool, a city of many attractions which is known for the story of the Beatles, for many shopping malls, parks and museums. The coach will take us on a city tour, where amongst others, we will see the Albert Dock, The Cavern Quarter, Metropolitan Cathedral Mount Pleasant and the Anfield football ground. We will have some free time where one can visit other interesting landmarks or do some shopping.
MONDAY, 8TH AUGUST
Today, we leave Blackpool and make our way to Glasgow, Scotland. We make a stop at Gretna Green. Upon arrival at the hotel, we do the check-in and then we will have some time to rest. If the weather permits, we explore the main roads of Glasgow or we go on an Open-top Double Decker Bus (extra).
TUESDAY, 9TH AUGUST
Today’s optional excursion takes us to Fort William. Fort William is the biggest city in the West Highlands, and it is the commercial centre of Lochaber, a zone known for its nice scenery and for its important history. Fort William has the highest mountain in the United Kingdom, Ben Nevis. Loch Morar is the deepest lake, surrounded by valleys, forests and bays. After, we continue our trip and visit Fort Augustus, a city that is located at the end of Loch Ness. Here, we admire the spectacular views of Loch Ness and of the famous Caledonian Canal. On our way back to Glasgow, we pass through Glencoe and the Highlands.
WEDNESDAY, 10TH AUGUST
Late in the morning, we will have an optional excursion to Edinburgh, where one can visit Princess Street and see the Cathedral and Holyrood Palace (extra), which are full of history. Some free time where one can enjoy the atmosphere of the Fringe Festival that is held on the Royal Mile. In the evening, we go to Edinburgh Castle (extra), built in the 12th century, where we assist for the spectacular and much-awaited show of the Military Tattoo. We return back to the hotel late at night and early Wednesday morning.
THURSDAY, 11TH AUGUST
During today’s optional excursion, we will go to the Highlands, where amongst other places, we will visit Loch Lomond, and we will also take a cruise (extra) on this lake. After, we will continue the trip to visit Oban, a very nice village that is visited by thousands of tourists from every corner of the world.
FRIDAY, 12TH AUGUST
Today’s optional excursion will take us to the coastal city of Dundee where we can see the Tay Rail Bridge. From the outside, we shall visit Discovery Point and see the RRS Discovery and the HMS Unicorn, amongst other sights. Our next stop is Perth, the old capital of Scotland. Here, we shall spend some time exploring the centre. Our last stop shall be the village of Stirling, where we shall visit the old town dominated by the Stirling Castle. Stirling is famous for the Battle of Stirling during which William Wallace defeated the British. We make our way back to the hotel.
SATURDAY, 13TH AUGUST
After checking out from the hotel, we have a free morning for shopping or personal sightseeing and then, we make our way to Edinburgh’s airport, where we catch the Ryanair flight at 6.55 pm, and arrive in Malta at 11.40 pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
Triple room €1079 / €979 *
Double room €1149 / €1049*
Single room €1349 / €1249 *
Children with two adults €699 / €599 *
Half Board (5 dinners in Blackpool) €99
*Special Price applies when half board and all excursions are taken.
There are many restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel where one can choose from in Glasgow.
** Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.
Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.
Ryanair** direct flight to Manchester airport and return flight from Edinburgh airport including a 10kg luggage & 20kg checked-in luggage
5 nights in 3-Star Park House Hotel Blackpool or similiar
5 nights in 4-Star Novotel Glasgow City Centre or similiar
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Daily buffet breakfast
Free excursion to Gretna Green
Return airport transfer
Services of tour leader
Airport taxes & service charge
€43 / €22 Lake District
€47 / €24 Wales
€42 / €21 Chester
€42 / €21 Liverpool
€45 / €23 Fort William/Fort Augustus
€99 / €80 Edinburgh (Military Tattoo included)
€65 / €45 Highlands/Oban
€47 / €24 Dundee/Perth/Sterling
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Windermere cruise €10 per person
Llanberis train €29 per person
Chester boat ride Blackpool show TBA
Glasgow Open top Double-Decker €19 per person
Holyrood Palace €16.60 per person
Edinburgh Castle £17.00 per person
Loch Lomond cruise £12.00 per person