English Plus Castles and Gardens

Introduction

Scotland is not only the home of golf but also has an abundance of impressive castles, private houses and beautiful gardens. Join us for an amazing tour of Scotland’s rich history, magnificient scenery to visit some fine architectural gems and botanical jewels.

Programme

Sunday

  • Arrival at Edinburgh Airport and transfer to accommodation (not included)

Monday

  • 4 group lessons at inlingua Edinburgh in the morning.
  • Afternoon tour to the Botanic Gardens of Dawyck set in the rolling hills of the Borders (Some tours will visit Traquair House instead).

Tuesday

  • 4 group lessons at inlingua Edinburgh in the morning.
  • Afternoon tour to Newhailes, one of Edinburgh’s best kept secret. A fine Georgian house that has been taken on by the NTS and left as it was found and built. Step back in time before heading for Shepherd House, a privately owned house with delightful gardens.

Wednesday

  • 4 group lessons at inlingua Edinburgh in the morning.
  • Afternoon visit to Arniston House, south of Edinburgh. This fine Palladian style mansion house has been in the Dundas family for more than 400 years!

Thursday

  • Full day tour via Stirling to Drummond Castle Gardens, one of Europe’s finest Formal gardens in glorious settings. Wander around the French gardens before continuing to Scone Palace, home to the Earl of Mansfield and the historic Stone of Destiny, Scotland’s oldest throne. We return via the Forth Road bridge with an amazing view of the iconic Forth Rail Bridge.

Friday

  • 4 group lessons at inlingua Edinburgh in the morning.
  • Afternoon visit to Little Sparta, the private gardens of the Scottish artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay who set more than 200 of his art objects in beautiful surroundings (some tours will visit a different garden instead).

Sunday

  • Return transfer to Edinburgh Airport (not included) or continuation of stay.
Services included in above package:
  • Orientation session on Monday morning.
  • 16 group lessons (45 mins each) at inlingua Edinburgh. Typical schedule: 09.30 – 12.45h.
  • Services of English teacher on all afternoon tours (34 group lessons en route).
  • 8/ 16 Seater for afternoon/ full day excursion.
  • Entrances to all castles and gardens.
Dates
  • 29 May 2017
  • 26 June 2017

  • 10 July 2017

  • 31 July 2017

  • 14 August 2017

  • 4 September 2017

  • 2 October 2017

2017 Prices
  • £890.00 per person per week, based on min 5 per group.

  • £765.00 per person per week, based on min 12 per group.