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(Kirkpatrick/Kilpatrick/Colquhoun/Calhoon/Douglas & others)
22 June - 2 July, 2015

Day 0 Monday, June 22
Overnight flight to Glasgow

Day 1 Tuesday, June 23
Arrive in Glasgow

Night 1 Glasgow/ (***) Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside or similar

Meals Dinner

Arrive- transfer to hotel, rest relax, free time for shopping,
exploring & money exchange, Glasgow City Coach tour in late afternoon.
Welcome Dinner and general meeting to outline trip, etc.

Day 2 Wednesday, June 24
Night 2 Glasgow

Meals Breakfast / Dinner

Glasgow, Luss, Loch Lomond, Dumbarton (stop for photo op only), Old Kilpatrick
Trip to Luss and Loch Lomond, lake cruise, Old Kilpatrick,
return to Glasgow for a tour of Glasgow's Hunterian Museum
OR Time to research at the Family History at The Mitchell (Library)
(research is optional)

Free time until & after dinner

Day 3 Thursday, June 25
Night 3 Glasgow

Meals Breakfast / Dinner

Glasgow/Antonine Wall/Stirling Castle:

Trip to the Antonine Wall sites
(Bar Hill Fort near Kilsyth & Rough Castle site at Falkirk),
Visit Stirling Castle in the afternoon.
The evening is free to explore and shop.

Day 4 Friday, June 26
Glasgow, Closeburn, Dumfries

Night 4 Dumfries /(***) Cairndale Hotel or Similar

Meals Breakfast /Dinner

Leave Glasgow and drive south towards Dumfries via M7 and A76 stopping at
Drumlanring Castle seat of the Douglases & Closeburn, the seat of Clan Kirkpatrick.
Time here for photos of the Closeburn Kirk and Cemetery, Closeburn Castle and the general area.
On to Dumfries, overview city bus tour then to our hotel
Free time to explore and shop after dinner.

Day 5 Saturday, June 27
Night 5 Dumfries

Meals Breakfast / Optional Mini Burns Night Dinner

Morning, researching at the Dumfries and
Galloway Family History Society (Closes at 1 PM)
Afternoon, explore the Bridge House,
the Robert Burns Centre, the Robert Burns House, Burns'
mausoleum, Grey Friars Kirk (present location & original location with Plaque)
Tonight you may chose to attend a Mini Burns Night Dinner
at The Globe pub, one of Robert Burns' favorite haunts.

Day 6 Sunday, June 28
Night 6 Dumfries

Meals Breakfast /Dinner

Dumfries, Caerlaverock Castle

Morning Trip to Caerlaverock Castle
Afternoon free for shopping & exploring Dumfries,
or one of the optional side trips with a local private tour organization.
After dinner you have time to rest, relax and regroup.

Day 7 Monday, June 29
Night 7 Edinburgh

(***) Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge or Similar

Meals Breakfast / Dinner

Dumfries, Carlisle, Hermitage, Edinburgh

After breakfast we're off to view Hadrian's Wall & Birdoswald Roman Fort near Carlisle,
then on to our hotel near Edinburgh via a stop to visit/tour the
Hermitage Castle, home of the Douglases (north of Newcastleton)
Arrive at our Edinburgh area hotel and settle in.
After dinner the evening is yours to explore.

Day 8 Tuesday, June 30
Night 8 Edinburgh

Meals Breakfast / Dinner with entertainment

We start with a guided tour of The Palace of Holyroodhouse,
the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle in the morning,
then catch a sight seeing bus to the Royal Yacht after lunch
& lunch (on your own)
Tonight prepare yourself for The Taste of Scotland Scottish Show and Dinner .

Day 9 Wednesday, July 1
Night 9 Glasgow

(***) Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre Riverside or similar

Meals Breakfast /Farewell Dinner

Inverness, Loch Ness, Fort William, Glencoe, Glasgow

Up early for a day-long tour of the Scottish Highlands traveling to & through
Inverness, Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle w/a boat ride on the Loch,
Ft. William & Ben Nevis
(viewed from a distance), Glencoe,
then back to Glasgow for our final night and a farewell dinner.

Day 10 Thursday, July 2
Meal Breakfast*

Off to the airport and fly home

Every effort will be made to follow the above itinerary, but in the
event of unforeseen events beyond our control there may be changes.

Included in the price are accommodations in 3 and 4 star hotels, ground & water transportation through out Scotland, 17 meals (9 breakfasts & 8 dinners) including 1 gala dinner with traditional Scottish entertainment, admissions to all named venues. Not included are all tips and gratuities, transportation to and from Glasgow from you home city, any baggage fees, travel insurance, lunch daily, 1 dinner, souvenirs and all items of a personal nature, any optional admissions and events, any and all items not expressly mentioned. Travel health insurance is a requirement of the tour organizer, GREAT BRITISH TRIPS, and trip cancellation insurance is advisable.

Full payment is due by 22 April, 2015.
Accepted Payment Methods: Electonic Bank Transfer, Credit / Debit Cards
(Visa & Master Card ONLY, they don't take American Express)


Terms and Conditions
(Payments, Rrefunds, Cancellations etc)



Glasgow Tourist Sites

Glasgow Attractions Links

Map of Theatres in Glasgow

Glasgow Subway Map
Glasgow Hop On Hop Off map

Restaurants Near Holiday Inn, Glasgow
Pubs Near Holiday Inn, Glasgow

Dumfries Tourist Sites

Dumfries Attractions Links

Restaurants Near Cairendale Hotel, Dumfries
Pubs Near Cairendale Hotel, Dumfries

Edinburgh Tourist Sites

Edinburgh Attractions Links

Pubs Near the Ibis Edinburgh South Bridge, Edinburgh
Restaurants near the Ibis Edinburgh South Bridge, Edinburgh

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