Grab your kilt and bagpipes - we’re off to Scotland! See the riveting beauty of Scotland as you’re sampling single malt whiskeys, exploring medieval castles, and indulging in the assorted eateries found on the winding streets of Edinburgh. Defy the tyranny of another typical weekend – come to Scotland and take back your FREEDOM!
Please note: The trip meets in Edinburgh at the St. Christopher’s Hostel anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
The trip meets in Edinburgh at the St. Christopher’s Edinburgh hostel anytime after 16:00. This top-rated accommodation is conveniently located right across the street from Waverly Train Station in the heart of the city. Your Bus2alps guide will be at the hostel to help check you in between 16:00 and 22:00. Luggage storage will be available for those of you arriving before 16:00. For those of you arriving after 22:00, you can check in at the reception desk and pick up your Bus2alps Welcome Package there.
Detailed information regarding your trip, including directions to the accommodation, will be emailed to you in the days leading up to your departure. For those of you that wish to reserve a shuttle service from the airport to the hostel, this tour includes an optional transport add-on, available at the time of booking. For further information regarding this trip, or for help finding flights, please feel free to email [email protected]
After breakfast on Friday morning, we set out on a private walking tour of the city with Sandeman’s New Europe Walking Tours. On this 3.5 hour tour we will cover the Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral, The original ‘Hogwarts,’ The Royal Mile, and other cultural highlights.
Friday night we hit the town on the New Edinburgh Pub Crawl which takes us to five cool bars and one hot club with VIP entrance. The pub crawl also includes a welcome drink on arrival, a dram of scotch whiskey, and three shooters.
Saturday you will have the option to take a day trip to the north of Scotland. There are two options of varying lengths. These tours visit the Scottish Highlands, Stirling Castle, and the opportunity to find the Loch Ness Monster. The tour include Loch Ness takes most of the day. At night you can head for a stroll along the Royal Mile or check out Edinburgh's bustling nightlife.
Sunday morning the trip ends. Check out from the accommodation is at 10:00. If your flight departs later in the date, you may store your luggage at the accommodation.
New Edinburgh Walking Tour: This 3.5 hour tour through Edinburgh’s narrow roads takes you past all of the city’s main sights including Edinburgh Castle, St Giles’ Cathedral, The original ‘Hogwarts,’ The Royal Mile, and much more.
New Europe Pub Crawl: Experience Edinburgh’s awesome nightlife scene among other backpackers looking to have a good time. This pub crawl takes you to 5 different bars and one hot club. It also includes a free welcome drink, dram of scotch whiskey, and VIP club entrance at the end of the night. Cost is €14.
New Europe Ghost Tour: Superstitious, are you? You’re in for a scare then on this 1.5 hour tour that will walk you through haunted grave yards, scenes of murder mysteries never solved, and through the “cold spots” beneath where the old gallows once stood. Learn about past witch burnings at the spots where these trials once took place and all about the creepily haunted past of Edinburgh. Cost is €10.