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Scottish Whisky Break

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Vacation package is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Including hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and special tours
Vacation packages are round-trip, per person, based on 2 people traveling, including all taxes & fees. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply.
Edinburgh and whisky make a perfect combination! This special trip will give you insight into the centuries-old process of whisky production, while exposing you to the vibrant city of Edinburgh, with the picturesque backdrop of the central Scottish Highlands. Come experience the magic of Edinburgh and drink in what the locals call, “the water of life”!
 
Your getaway begins with a private meet and greet service upon arrival at the Edinburgh Airport.  You will spend four nights at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – The Roxburghe Hotel.  The Roxburghe is perfectly placed in the city center of Edinburgh overlooking Charlotte Square.  You will be able to experience delicious Scottish cuisine at the George Street Bar & Grill after you take advantage of the traditional Scottish Afternoon Tea (included) that the hotel offers its guests.
 
Discover the famous whisky of Scotland at an exclusive tour and dinner at the renowned Scotch Malt Whisky Society, a private members club with an award-winning dining room. After a tour of the Society rooms, you’ll enjoy a delicious two-course dinner, followed by a tasting of two Society malts in the Members’ Bar.
 
The Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky tour is a full day excursion that will provide you with an unforgettable journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Scottish Highlands where you will explore the waterfalls of the Birnam Forest, Pitlochry, the scenic gateway to the Highlands in Perthshire, the stunning Queen’s View AND the splendor of majestic Loch Tay, an area steeped in ancient history. 
 
Visit Dewar’s World of Whisky at the Aberfeldy distillery for a tour and tasting, journeying through Rob Roy country past the elegant Stirling Castle, before returning back to Edinburgh.  
 
You’ll also have use of a 24-hour Edinburgh City Sightseeing hop-on/hop-off ticket, which gives you the opportunity to to discover the vivacious city of Edinburgh at your own pace!  If 4 nights isn’t enough to savor all that this wondrous city has to offer – you have the option to extend to a 5-night stay! A 3-night option is available as well.
 
  
This 4-night vacation package includes:
Round-trip economy class airfare to Edinburgh
Private round-trip airport/hotel transfers
4 nights at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – The Roxburghe Hotel
Full Scottish breakfast daily
Traditional Scottish Afternoon Tea (one day)
24-hour Edinburgh City Tour ticket (hop-on/hop-off)
Exclusive visit to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, including 2-course dinner with coffee, tour of the Society Rooms and 2-dram whisky tasting
Full-day Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky Tour
Service charges and tax, including 20% VAT
 
 
4-night Itinerary:
 
DAY 1: Arrive in Edinburgh
Welcome to Edinburgh! After collecting your baggage, meet your driver for private transfer to the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh - The Roxburghe, centrally located in the heart of the city. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps enjoying your complimentary afternoon tea in the hotel lobby.
 
DAY 2: Explore Edinburgh/Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Continue to explore, or begin exploring Edinburgh with your hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour ticket (valid for 24-hours from the time of activation). This evening you have an exclusive dinner reservation at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (in the award-winning dining room), including a whisky tasting.
 
DAY 3: Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky Tour
Make your way to the starting point of your full day Highland Lochs, Glens & Whisky tour. Enjoy an unforgettable journey through the Celtic heartlands in the central Highlands, taking in the waterfalls in Birnam Forest, Pitlochry, the Queen’s View and the splendor of Loch Tay, an area steeped in ancient history. You’ll also visit Dewar’s World of Whisky at the Aberfeldy distillery for a tour and tasting, before returning back to Edinburgh later that afternoon.
 
DAY 4: Edinburgh
A full-day at leisure, to perhaps take advantage of your 24-hour Edinburgh City Sightseeing hop-on/hop-off ticket, and/or to catch up on last minute shopping and sightseeing!
 
DAY 5: Farewell
It’s time to bid Scotland farewell today, with a private transfer from the hotel to Edinburgh Airport for your return flight home.
 
*5-day itinerary includes one extra day in Edinburgh; 3-day itinerary includes one less.
 
 

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised vacation package package prices are based on select departures as noted on the booking calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website and may not represent current prices.
 
Vacation packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services as noted in specific package inclusions and as indicated on booking engine calendar which may also include code share flight agreements between carriers as indicated during the booking process; carriers may vary based on city of origin.
 
Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees.
 
Vacation packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
 
Cancellations/Changes: Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.

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Crowne Plaza Edinburgh– The Roxburghe Hotel - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Crowne Plaza Edinburgh– The Roxburghe Hotel

LOCATION:

The Roxburghe enjoys an ideal location on George Street, overlooking Charlotte Square Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Edinburgh’s city center. It is a short two-minute walk from Princes Street, near many of the most popular shops and restaurants, and within easy reach of Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo and many other important attractions.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

One of the most iconic hotels in Edinburgh, the Roxburghe is adorned in Georgian architecture, some of which is original to this historic building.  In other areas of the hotel you will notice a more contemporary feel.
 
The Roxburghe has 198 guestrooms that offer its guests the ultimate in comfort and service. The hotel itself offers hotel health and beauty spas (with heated pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, fitness classes and wide selection of pampering treatments), as well as the elegant and contemporary new George Street Bar & Grill – inspired by traditional grand European cafes, with a stunning interior to reflect the stylish local architecture.
 
Hotel Amenities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of floors - 5
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Full-service health spa
  • Concierge services
  • Parking limited (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Medical assistance available
  • Parking nearby
  • Parking nearby (surcharge)
  • Street parking (metered)
  • Self parking
  • Beauty services
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-in
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Shoe shine
  • Spa services on site
Room Amenities
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Satellite TV service
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room massage available
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Courtyard view
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • LCD TV
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • Dial-up Internet access (surcharge)
  • City view
Hotel Location
Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Castle has loomed over Scotland's capital city for the past 1,000 years, watching it evolve into what is today; a modern city that combines medieval relics, gothic churches and Georgian grandeur. Known as "the Athens of the North," Edinburgh was once home of the Scottish Kings and now is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. Visitors will want to spend time in the medieval Old Town and Georgian New Town, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
 
What to see:
 
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
This dazzling show of optical illusions has been entertaining visitors since 1835. The World of Illusions contains five floors of hands-on exhibits, including holograms, a shrinking room, a hall of mirrors and a vortex tunnel. Don't miss a climb to the Tower, where visitors can check out a 360-degree view of the city.
 
Edinburgh Castle
From its position atop Castle Rock, this fortress dominates the skyline of Edinburgh. The site has been inhabited in one form or another from as far back as the 9th century. Visitors tour the atmospheric castle today to learn about its varied history, but there's also still a military presence, mostly ceremonial.
 
Edinburgh Zoo
A fun day for the whole family can be had at the Edinburgh Zoo, the largest animal collection in Scotland. More than 1,500 animals live on the 80-acre site, including penguins, rhinos and hippos.
 
Georgian House
Situated on Charlotte Square, considered to be a masterpiece of urban design during its day, the Georgian House contains late 18th century furnishings including beautiful china, shining silver and exquisite paintings.
 
Gladstone’s Land
This six-story 17th century tenement house has been restored and furnished with period furniture. Visitors can get a feel for what it was like to live in the confined living conditions of 400 years ago at this popular attraction.
 
Holyrood Abbey and Holyrood Palace
At the eastern end of the Royal Mile, the ruins of a 12th-century abbey lie adjacent to a 16th-century palace. All that remains of the abbey is the roofless nave, while the palace has many chambers to explore. Don't miss Queen Mary's Bed Chamber, which is said to be the "most famous room in Scotland," for its rich tapestries, paneling, and antiques that date from the 18th century.
 
John Knox House
This 15th-century home is the oldest mansion along the Royal Mile and is noteworthy for its painted ceiling and former tenants. Mary, Queen of Scot's Catholic goldsmith was the first owner, and later Protestant Reformer John Knox, a controversial religious icon, is said to have lived here during the 16th century.
 
Museum of Childhood
This children-focused history museum houses a fantastic range of toys and games. It serves up a nostalgia trip for parents, and children will love the hands-on activities.
 
Museum of Edinburgh
A treasure trove for anyone interested in the history of Edinburgh, this free museum focuses on the history of the capital city. A maze of rooms features reproductions and original items that represent the city and its traditional industries from the earliest times to the present day.
 
National Gallery of Scotland
Housed in an elaborate neoclassical building, the National Gallery of Scotland houses a renowned collection of Scottish and European art. Highlights include pieces by Cézanne, Degas, Bernini, Botticelli, Gauguin, Goya, Monet and more. Don't miss the basement wing where Scottish art is on display. The Royal Scottish Academy is connected to the gallery by a tunnel and hosts rotating and often blockbuster exhibitions.
 
National Museum of Scotland
Housed in revamped Victorian galleries, the National Museum of Scotland's large collection covers topics ranging from the natural world and science to Scottish history and world cultures. Egyptian mummies and a cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex are among the popular exhibits.
 
Our Dynamic Earth
From the Big Bang to the world we know today, Our Dynamic Earth is an attraction that celebrates evolution and the diversity of the planet. Learn about meteor showers, earthquakes, early life forms, and the rainforest via hands-on exhibits and audio and video clips.
 
The Real Mary King’s Close
Underneath the Royal Mile lie several hidden streets where people lived, worked and died between the 17th and 19th centuries. Walk through the mysterious streets as a guide tells tales of dramatic episodes that happened here and ghosts that are rumored to haunt the secret streets.
 
Royal Botanic Garden
Founded in 1670, the Royal Botanic Garden is a 72-acre expanse of stunning scenery and peaceful tranquility. Take an eco-tour of the glasshouse, which includes Britain's tallest Palm House, or walk through he award-winning art gallery at the Inverleith House. There is also a Chinese Hillside, Rock Garden, and a Woodland Garden with giant Redwood trees.
 
Royal Mile
Edinburgh's Royal Mile is a succession of streets that form the main thoroughfare of the city's Old Town area. The area is approximately one "Scots mile" long, running from Edinburgh Castle at the top of the Castle Rock down to Holyrood Abbey.
 
Royal Yacht Britannia
This famous floating palace has served as an official residence for Her Majesty the Queen and the British Royal Family. Visitors are welcome aboard to take a tour of the five decks and see many original pieces from the Royal Collection.
 
Scottish Parliament
Completed in autumn 2004 at a cost of about $925 million, the new Scottish Parliament building was designed by the late Barcelona-based architect Enric Miralles. Take a free guided tour or get tickets for a seat to watch the political action in the main debating chamber.