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Edinburgh (Scotland) “It's no lie to say that Edinburgh is everyone's favourite city in the British Isles. The capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is cultured, attractive and charming. Edinburgh is best-known for two huge annual events. If you like a party and don't mind crowds, come for New Year - Hogmanay to the Scots. More than 100,000 people pack the city centre for a four-day celebration that is one of the most spectacular New Year parties in the world. The second busy season is in August and September when the Edinburgh Festival and Edinburgh Fringe turn the city into a cultural paradise, and temporarily triple the population. The Edinburgh Festival concentrates on high culture - classical music, opera and drama. The Fringe is far more anarchic and deals with comedy, popular music and experimental theatre. Although these are undoubtedly the annual highlights, there is plenty to see and do whenever you visit "Auld Reekie", as the residents affectionately refer to the city. Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile are all world class attractions. Edinburgh itself is breathtakingly beautiful, on multiple levels with storeyed buildings in brooding grey granite. Meanwhile, south of the city centre Arthur's Seat raises its distinctive bulk, and just outside the city limits you have the natural attractions of the Pentland hills, real Scottish moorland.” Itinerary Day: 1 Edinburgh Meet and Greet upon arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Check in hotel (1400hrs). Overnight at Hotel. Day: 2 Edinburgh Breakfast at hotel, join the tour of Loch Lomond National Park and Stirling Castle Depart Edinburgh 09:15am and head northwest past Linlithgow Palace, this amazing building is on the site of one of the earlier main residences of the Scottish Royal family. It is then a relatively short run to Stirling Castle (Entrance Fee not included). Stirling Castle is known as the Key to Scotland. From Stirling you head into the highlands and an area known as the Trossachs. Forming part of Scotland's first national park, and meaning 'spiky hills'. You will climb through the hills of the Queen Elizabeth forest park, passing Lochs Venachar, Achray and Drunkie. We stop for lunch at Aberfoyle in the heart of the Torssachs (Lunch not included). Then it is up to Loch Lomond at the highland end of the Loch. Loch Lomond is Scotland's largest and it takes it's name from from the mountain Ben Lomond on the Eastern shore. Overnight at hotel. Day: 3 Edinburgh - Delhi Breakfast at hotel, day free at leisure until departure transfer to airport.
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