Edinburgh for the Castle & Christmas Market

Staying at the 3* Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel

3 DAYS | 30th November 2022
Edinburgh at Christmas, need we say more? Jump aboard as we embark on a joy-filled festive break in one of Britain’s most beguiling cities; transformed into a magical winter wonderland, twinkling lights illuminate the streets, seasonal scents merge the famous distillery aromas, and colourful Christmas markets bustle with life. Stock up seasonal merchandise and delicious treats from the stalls, or lose yourself in the countless independent shops, eateries and art galleries. From our city centre hotel, you’ll have ample opportunities to explore Edinburgh and soak up the unique festive atmosphere this magnificent city has to offer.

Our base for the tour is the stylish 3* Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel. Enjoying panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and Princes Street Gardens from its central location, after a busy day dine at the impeccably stylish restaurant. All rooms are modern and comfortable with private en-suites.

WEDNESDAY
We depart calling for coffee and an early lunch en-route to Edinburgh. Arriving early afternoon we head straight to Edinburgh Castle for our visit. Alive with exciting tales of its time as a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war, as you climb Castle Hill you will walk in the footsteps of soldiers, kings and queens, and even a pirate! You can stroll around the castle at leisure and then perhaps indulge in a visit to the tea rooms and try the famous shortbread. Or alternatively spend the afternoon exploring this fabulous city at leisure.

THURSDAY
A free day for you to visit the Christmas market and the brilliant array of local shops in both the New and Old Towns. Head to the Grassmarket or get lost on George Street bedecked with festive decorations. If sightseeing is more your thing then why not try the hop on hop off bus that will take you around the city and perhaps stop off at The Royal Yacht Britannia for a visit. There is so much to see and do you’ll be spoilt for choice!

FRIDAY
After a leisurely breakfast we head for home calling at the pretty Scottish village of Moffatt for those last-minute festive purchases. We make a comfort stop en-route and aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.

Tour includes: 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast and entrance to Edinburgh Castle.

£265.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£27.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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