|9 - 14||October||2013||€ 659
Itinerary (subject to change)
7:00am departure from Böblingen, Panzerkaserne PX parking lot. 8:30am departure from Heidelberg PHV Park & Ride Parking Lot (outside base, near new commissary). 8:30am from Kaiserslautern, Park & Ride Parking Lot Daennerplatz (near Kleber Kaserne). 9:45am from Wiesbaden, Hainerberg PX, bus stop. After a stop for brunch on the Autobahn, we travel to the harbour of Rotterdam, Holland where we board our ship in the afternoon. There we check in to our inside cabins. Dinner, buffet style, on board included. Take advantage of the ship facilities in the evening!
After an English breakfast in the dining room of the ship (included) we arrive in Hull, England around 8:00am. We disembark and travel to York, a jewel of a town. Chance to see the famous Minster, The Shambles and the Open Air Market. We then continue our voyage to Scotland, evening check in at our downtown Hotel located on the famous Royal Mile of Edinburgh.
After a buffet breakfast (included), we start with a city sightseeing tour of the Capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. This splendid town is dominated by its Castle, towering over the gardens and shops of Princess street. Afternoon free time to
shop in a Woollen Mill or visit the Edinburgh Castle. For your evening entertainment your guide can arrange a Ghost tour (not included).
After breakfast (included), full day free for own activities or join us on a full day journey (optional) through the highlands. A special highlight will be a visit to the smallest Whiskey Distillery in Scotland with a selection of one of the finest whiskeys. Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to taste this fine whisky. Afterwards we’ll visit Stirling with its Castle (home of Robert the Bruce). Enjoy the wonderful view from up here, see the William Wallace Memorial and the historic
battlefield. Evening return to the Hotel. Your last evening in Edinburgh could be highlighted by a “Scottish dinner” with music and folklore. (appr. £55,– per person)
After breakfast (included), we leave Edinburgh via Newcastle upon Tyne to Ripon. We will visit the Fountains Abbey, one of the most impressive monastery ruins in Europe, sitting in a wonderful park. We then continue to Hull where we board
our ship around 5:00pm to Belgium. Dinner on board included. The evening is yours for fun and relaxation.
After English breakfast on board (included), we disembark at 8:00am and drive to the beautiful city of Bruges in Belgium. Here we visit the lovely historical centre, a UNESCO World Heritage site. After free time for lunch, we leave Bruges and return to Germany with a dinner stop en route. Evening arrival at points of origins.
Alba (Scottish Gaelic)
|Motto: In My Defens God Me Defend (Scots)
(often shown abbreviated as In Defens)
|Anthem: None (de jure)
Various de facto - see National anthem of Scotland and note 1
30,414 sq mi
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