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Friday 14th September 2018. Pre-meeting tours

Tour name
Highlights
Guided history of St Andrews - Walking Tour

St Andrews, Fife, is renowned for its solid connection with golf, impressive architecture, and fantastic array of restaurants, coffee houses and shops. It is also home to Scotland’s first and oldest university where Prince William met Kate! Guests will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will lead them on a tour around the picturesque town pointing out all the key locations such as St Andrews Castle, Cathedral and giving an orientation to the town, its Golf Heritage and history.

9:00 - The 16-seater coach will depart from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre (with an 80-minute transfer time approximately). Then there will be a 60-90 minute walking tour followed by time to have lunch and explore. (Please note, lunch is not included and will need to be purchased by visitors). 

14:30 - The coach will depart for the return transfer.

16:00 (approximately) - The tour finishes at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price: £56.50 per person

Guided tour and tasting at Edinburgh Gin

In the bustling centre of Scotland’s Capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination unlike any other. Find out about Edinburgh’s rich history of gin production, and discover the science of distilling with a chance to see the copper stills in action. Learn about the history of gin, taking in Edinburgh’s distilling past in the exhibition area, then experience how it is made today using the two working copper stills. You’ll have a chance to discover the botanicals used in the recipes, finishing with a tasting of a classic Edinburgh G&T, or for those who prefer, a miniature to take home. 

11.00 - Depart on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for walking tour.

12.00 - Private Gin experience which includes a talk on the history of gin, viewing of the botanicals and still room and a Gin & Tonic to finish. (Approximately 45 minutes).

13.00 - The walking tour continues.

14:00 (approximately) - the tour ends at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price: £30.50 per person.

Edinburgh city centre sightseeing tour on-board a vintage red bus

Guests will be delighted as they are met by the iconic Red 1960s double-decker bus.  The vehicle has been kept in vintage condition, complete with authentic red livery, tartan moquette seating, tungsten lighting and plenty of chrome. An English speaking guide will be on-board using the bus's PA system to give an informative but light-hearted commentary throughout the journey. Just hop on the open platform, and it's ding-ding and away!  

14.00 -  The bus departs from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre. The tour includes a stop at the foot of Calton Hill. Guests will be led to the top of the hill for a photograph opportunity.

16:00 (approximately) - The tour finishes at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price: £33.60 per person.

Saturday 15th September 2018

Tour nameHighlights
Anne Anderson City Walk

The walk will start and finish at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre. 

17.00 - Departure on foot. The tour will last for 2 hours, with the possibility for this to be extended for up to 4 hours.

Approximately 20 guests per guide.

Guided tour and tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience

Guests will be welcomed to The Scotch Whisky experience and invited to board a travelling Whisky Barrel for a spirited insight into the story behind Scotland’s most famous export – Whisky!  The journey will take the guests through a virtual distillery which explains the production and maturation process of whisky making. The Whisky experiences expert guides and Whisky advisors will be with the group every sip of the way. Guests are then escorted to the sensory rooms where they will learn more about the different regions that produce whisky in Scotland and the flavours and aromas of these regions.

The tour will finish with a close-up look at the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky, the Diageo Claive Vidiz Collection. A once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky; almost 3,500 individual bottles. Guests will be invited to taste a dram of Scotch Malt Whisky.

16.50 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

17.10 - Group arrives at The Scotch Whisky Experience, with the tour beginning at 17:20.

18.10 - The tour ends, and guests can browse the gift shop. The guide will lead group on foot back to the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

19:40 (approximately) - The tour ends.

Price: £36.00 per person.

Tuesday 18th September 2018. Evening Tours.

Tour nameHighlights
Ghost Tour Including the Blair Street Underground Vaults

With troubling, true stories of gruesome punishment and unsettled spirits, experience a flavour of  what life, and death was really like in Old Edinburgh. The guests will visit the shadowy closes where the ghosts still cling to the ancient sites and explore the gruesome past in the safety of  the moonlight. Take your place as a member of the ‘Edinburgh mob’, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross. Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your cloaked guide will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, filling the night with stories – all of them true. As night thickens, we’ll gather in Megget’s cellar for a whisky – or a glass of lager or soft drink if you’re not fond of a dram. In the warmth of candlelight, your storyteller will conjure more tales of Edinburgh’s ghoulish past, and the tortured souls that stalk the city’s streets.

17.15 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre with your Ghostly guide.

17.35 - Group arrives at tour start point.

17.45 -  Ghost Tour commences including Whisky served in the Cellar. 

19.15 - The Ghost Tour ends and the guide will lead the group back on foot to the Edinburgh International Convention centre.

19:45 - The day ends.

Price: £38.40 per person.

City sightseeing guided walking tour

Edinburgh is a compact city and a private walking tour provides a group with a great insight into the history, culture and traditions of Scotland’s capital city while passing some of the city's famous sights.

18.00 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

20.00 - Tour ends at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price £19.20 per person.

Guided tour and tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience

Guests will be welcomed to The Scotch Whisky experience and invited to board a travelling Whisky Barrel for a spirited insight into the story behind Scotland’s most famous export – Whisky!  The journey will take the guests through a virtual distillery which explains the production and maturation process of whisky making. The Whisky experiences expert guides and Whisky advisors will be with the group every sip of the way. Guests are then escorted to the sensory rooms where they will learn more about the different regions that produce whisky in Scotland and the flavours and aromas of these regions. The tour will finish with a close-up look at the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky, the Diageo Claive Vidiz Collection.  A once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky; almost 3,500 individual bottles. Visitors will be invited to taste a dram of Scotch Malt Whisky.

17.15 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for the walking tour.

17.30 - Group arrives at The Scotch Whisky Experience, with the tour beginning at 17:20.

18.30 - Tour ends, and guests can browse the gift shop. The walking tour continues and the guide will lead group on foot back to the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

20.00 (approximately) - The day ends.

Price £36.00 per person.

Wednesday 19th September 2018. Post Meeting Tours

Tour nameHighlights
City sightseeing guided walking tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh is a compact city and a private walking tour provides a group with great insight into the history, culture and traditions of Scotland’s capital city while passing some of the city's famous sights. The guide will then accompany the guests to Edinburgh Castle. Guests will have a private tour with a guide to explore this proud and majestic symbol of Scotland. Unmissable highlights of Edinburgh Castle’s wealth of treasures are the crown jewels, The Honours of Scotland, which are amongst the oldest in Europe and The Stone of Destiny. 

10.00 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for the walking tour.

11.00 (approximately) - Entry to Edinburgh Castle. The walking tour continues after the visit to the castle.

13.30 (approximately) -  The tour ends at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price: £38.40 per person.

Guided tour and tasting at Edinburgh Gin

In the bustling centre of Scotland’s Capital, the Edinburgh Gin Distillery is a destination unlike any other. Find out about Edinburgh’s rich history of gin production, and discover the science of distilling with a chance to see the copper stills in action. Learn about the history of gin, taking in Edinburgh’s distilling past in the exhibition area, then experience how it is made today using the two working copper stills. You’ll have a chance to discover the botanicals used in the recipes, finishing with a tasting of a classic Edinburgh G&T, or for those who prefer, a miniature to take home.

11.00 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for the walking tour.

12.00 - Private Gin experience which includes a talk on the history of gin, viewing of the botanicals and still room and a Gin & Tonic to finish. (Approximately 45 mins).

13.00 - The walking tour continues.

14.00 (approximately) - The tour ends at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price £30.50 per person.

Edinburgh city centre sightseeing tour on-board a vintage red bus

Guests will be delighted as they are met by the iconic Red 1960s double-decker bus. The vehicle has been kept in vintage condition, complete with authentic red livery, tartan moquette seating, tungsten lighting and plenty of chrome. An English speaking guide will be on-board using the bus's PA system to give an informative but light-hearted commentary throughout the journey. Just hop on the open platform, and it's ding-ding and away!  

2 hours experience including a stop at the foot of Calton Hill. Guests will be led to the top of the hill for a photograph opportunity.

14.00 - The bus departs from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

16:00 (approximately) - The tour finishes at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.

Price: £33.60 per person.

The organisers reserve the right to cancel any tour if the minimum numbers are not met for it to run. An alternative option or a refund will be provided in this situation.