Molloy Scotland 2018

Molloy Scotland 2018 - Molloy College
Land & Air
Great Britain
CV Academic
CV Only

Friday, May 11th, 2018

Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Sunday, April 21st, 2019
Daily Itinerary
Day 1 - Departure - JFK Airport New York
Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Depart to Edinburgh from JFK Airport Terminal 4 with Delta Air Lines

4:30 PM Check-In at Delta counter approx. 3 hours prior to departure

7:36 PM Flight Dl 409 departs, arriving in Edinburgh at 7:55 AM the following morning

Day 2 - Arrive at Edinburgh - Stirling
Friday, May 25th, 2018

7:55 AM Arrive at Edinburgh Airport

Meet with your coach driver and guide and transfer to Stirling.On arrival In Stirling, enjoy a city walking tour of of the city.

  • Stirling is Scotland’s heritage capital, where the Wars of Independence were fought and won, where for three centuries monarchs ruled in regal splendor and where merchants and craftsmen plied their trade below the castle rock. The compact heritage mile that links Stirling’s Old Town with its bustling modern city centre boasts the finest concentration of historic buildings in Scotland. Beautifully preserved medieval and Renaissance churches and mansions cluster around the Old Town, flanked by cobbled streets, period street furniture and Victorian styled iron work. Overlooking the scene of one of Scotland’s most famous battle sites, Stirling Bridge, is the 220 ft high National Wallace Monument.

Overnight: Golden Lion Hotel
* Please note check in may not be possible until after 3:00 PM

Day 3 - Stirling - Stirling
Saturday, May 26th, 2018 | Meals: B

This morning visit Stirling Castle

  • One of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture, Stirling Castle commands the countryside for many miles around. It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314. Situated on a volcanic outcrop guarding the lowest crossing point of the River Forth, Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish Independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle’s long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. It has seen many royal dramas and witnessed the lives and deaths of almost every Scottish monarch up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603.

Then visit Wallace Monument

  • Welcome to The National Wallace Monument, one of the most distinctive landmarks on the Stirling skyline, commemorating the Scottish patriot and martyr who triumphed over King Edward’s army at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. As you climb towards the crown of the famous tower, each level tells the story of Scotland’s National Hero, and shows how his part in the history of Scotland has been recognised through the generations. The Hall of Arms shows how the weapons of the time were used by Scottish and English warriors, while the The Hall of Heroes displays the Wallace Sword, which struck fear into the hearts of Wallace’s enemies. From the crown of the Monument – the panoramic views stretch out towards Loch Lomond, The Pentland Hills, Fife, and the Firth of Forth all the way to Edinburgh.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Stirling.

Overnight: Golden Lion Hotel

Day 4 - The Trossach and Loch Lomond - Stirling
Sunday, May 27th, 2018 | Meals: B L

Today enjoy a trip to the Trossachs and Loch Lomond.

First enjoy a scenic tour of the Trossachs

  • The National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in the world from the breathtaking mountains and glens of the Trossachs to the vast tranquil beauty of Loch Lomond, mainland UK’s largest body of water. National Parks aren’t just for the rugged outdoor explorers, they’re for everyone. Whether it’s a sedate loch shore walk to calm your spirit or a day of munro bagging, a gentle cycle along a cycle path or a high octane mountain bike experience, a comfortable canoe around our islands or a bracing open water swim, you’ll find it here and then some.

Then enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond

  • Cruise Loch Lomond offers cruises throughout the year allowing you to experience the beauty, tranquillity and adventure on Loch Lomond ~ the jewel in Scotland’s first National Park. The fleet of vessels operate from a number of departure points around the Loch providing a variety of cruises that will appeal to day trippers, holiday-makers, sailors and sea-dogs of all ages and abilities. Tarbet on the western shore of Loch Lomond provides the ideal location from where to explore the dramatic fjord northern end of the Loch. New cruise departures from the idyllic village of Luss focus on the island gems of the Loch, and the ‘village on the edge’. The cruises allow you to access the inaccessible on the eastern shore, reduce your carbon footprint and experience some of the West Highland Way or climb the ‘Ben’. For visitors staying in the Trossachs and Stirling area, and day trippers from north Glasgow, Inversnaid and Balmaha provide suitable embarkation points from which to enjoy a memorable cruise on the ‘Queen of Scottish Lakes’ (Sir Walter Scott). Residents at the Rowardennan Hotel and Rowardennan Youth Hostel might wish to consider a number of cruises from Rowardennan which give many options for exploring other parts of the Loch.Cruise.

En-route back to Stirling enjoy a Ceilidh with tea, scones and shortbread at Ledard Farm

Overnight: Golden Lion Hotel

Day 5 - Stirling to Edinburgh - Edinburgh
Monday, May 28th, 2018 | Meals: B

This morning depart Stirling for Edinburgh.

On arrival in Edinburgh enjoy a panoramic city tour

  • Discover Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland, with a panoramic city tour. From the historical closes of the Old Town to the larges avenues of New Town, explore an outstanding city of contrasts and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along its main thoroughfare, Princes Street, you will witness the most unique sight of Edinburgh Castle, majestically dominating both Old and New Town. See Calton Hill and its National Monument, rightfully giving Edinburgh its nickname: the “Athens of the North”.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Edinburgh.

Overnight: Premier Inn Central Lauriston Place

Day 6 - Edinburgh - Edinburgh
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 | Meals: B

This morning visit Edinburgh Castle

  • Edinburgh’s Castle rock has been a stronghold for over 3000 years. In its dominating position overlooking the capital city, the grandeur and historical significance of Edinburgh Castle has made it a globally famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history and has dominated its surroundings with majesty for centuries. Captivating visitors with its ancient buildings and marvelous views, it continues to spellbound with its wonderful story.

Next visit the Real Mary Kings Close

  • Buried deep beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile lies the city’s deepest secret warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th century. For hundreds of years the true story of the Close has remained untold – until now! In the company of an expert guide, you can explore this unique site and experience what it was really like for the people who lived, worked and died here.

Overnight: Premier Inn Central Lauriston Place

Day 7 - Rosslyn Chapel and The Kelpies - Edinburgh
Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 | Meals: B D

This morning visit Rosslyn Chapel

  • Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel is a unique building with its and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting. The chapel took some 40 years to complete, its ornate stonework and symbolism have inspired – and intrigued – artists and visitors ever since it has been completed. Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively. Rosslyn has survived turbulent times and has recently been undergoing an extensive programme of conservation to ensure its long-term future.

Enjoy a photo stop at the Kelpies

  • The town of Falkirk is home to the magnificent Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures. Designed by Scottish sculptor Andy Scott, these sculptures are each made with 300 tonnes of structural steel and are monumental tributes to the horse power heritage that was vital to the early industries of central Scotland.

Tonight enjoy dinner at Ghillie Dhu
*Walk to Ghillie Dhu as it is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. No transfers included.

Overnight: Premier Inn Central Lauriston Place

Day 8 - St. Andrews - Edinburgh
Thursday, May 31st, 2018 | Meals: B D

Today enjoy a trip to St. Andrews.

First en-route visit the Scottish Deer Centre

  • The Scottish Deer Centre is set in the Fife countryside and covers over 55 acres. Our collection includes 14 species of Deer from around the world, Fife’s only Wolf pack, Otters and other rare Scottish species including the Wildcat.

Continue to St Andrews and or arrival visit St. Andrews Castle

  • On a headland to the north of St Andrews stand the ruins of the city’s castle, the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews – the focal point of the Church in Medieval Scotland. Today, a siege mine and counter-mine can be explored, and the ‘bottle dungeon’ viewed. St Andrews Castle was the official residence of Scotland’s leading bishop (and later archbishop) throughout the Middle Ages. Its scale demonstrated the power and wealth of the bishops, and it was the setting for many important events which determined the course of Scottish history. Some of the key moments leading up to the Scottish Reformation in 1560 were played out within its precinct.

Also visit St. Andrews Cathedral

  • The remains of what was Scotland’s largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime. St Andrews Cathedral dominated the history of the medieval Church in Scotland, from its construction in the 12th century until the Protestant Reformation in 1560. As Scotland’s largest and most magnificent medieval church, the cathedral was the seat of the country’s leading bishops. It occupied a site used for worship since the 8th century AD, when the relics of St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint, are said to have been brought here. The cathedral buildings are surrounded by a graveyard, and encircled by the most complete and imposing monastic enclosure walls in Scotland.

Return to Edinburgh and enjoy dinner and entertainment at Prestonfield House or similar
Your evening return transfer will bring you back to your hotel.

Overnight: Premier Inn Central Lauriston Place

Day 9 - Return - Return
Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Meals: B

This morning depart your hotel to Edinburgh Airport for your flight back home.

9:25 Am The group will flight back on DL flight #209 departing at 9:25 AM, which arrives at JFK Airport at 11:50 AM.


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