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Behind the Scenes At the Edinburgh Festival and the Military Tattoo

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Program #12252RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 5 — Aug 13, 2013

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Day One: Monday, August 05 -
Depart From: Depart from N. America for overnight flights to UK.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, August 06 - Transfer to Edinburgh./Welcome meeting and introd...
Arrive To: Edinburgh Airport. Transfers by coach to hotel.

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining room for those arriving in time for lunch.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Welcome meeting with your Course Director and programme introduction at approx. 7:30pm.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, August 07 - Tips on the Festival./Edinburgh Old Town walk./Pe...
Note: Stairs at Tattoo. Steep walk to Castle.

Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Hear from a a well known Scottish journalist: Tips on the Festival--What's Hot and What's Not!

Lunch: Excluded--participant's own choice to explore local restaurants.

Afternoon: Assimilate the cultural layers that comprise Scotland's capital city as you walk Old Town and the Royal Mile followed by free time.

Dinner: Dinner out. Whisky Heritage Centre tasting.

Evening: Performance--Military Tattoo. 9:00pm.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, August 08 - Lectures./Performance.
Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast.

Morning: Meet a theatre professional.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Performance-venue and title TBC.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, August 09 - The Borders.
Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast.

Morning: Venture into the magestic countryside of the Borders and Mellerstain House.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: The excursion continues to 12th century Melrose Abbey.

Dinner: Excluded

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Saturday, August 10 - Performance.
Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast.

Morning: Lecture on Scottish theatre.

Lunch: Excluded-participant's own choice.

Afternoon: Free afternoon for you to explore the Festival on your own.

Dinner: Excluded-participant's own choice.

Evening: Performance.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Seven: Sunday, August 11 - Lecture./Performance.
Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast.

Morning: Optional Sunday service. Lecture on the Festival.

Lunch: Traditional Sunday lunch in the hotel.

Afternoon: Free time.

Dinner: Dinner out.

Evening: Performance.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Modern Hotel located 3 miles from Edinburgh's centre on the main bus routes. 15 minute ride. Rooms have views across Edinburgh Zoo or the Pentland Hills

Contact info:
132 Corstophine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 6UA UK:Scotland
phone: +44 8704009026
web: www.holidayinn/edinburgh

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV. Direct Dial Telephone. Air conditioning. Tea & Coffee Making facilities. Trouser press.

Facility amenities: Trader's Restaurant, Sampans Oriental Restaurant. Trader's Bar. Cafe Express, Gallery Bar. High Speed Internet Access (fee). Heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Eight: Monday, August 12 - Course Round Up./Performance/Farewell meeting
Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast.

Morning: Course Round Up with course director Giles Ramsay.

Lunch: Excluded-participant's own choice.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. Pre-dinner Farewell meeting.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Performance-venue and title TBC.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Tuesday, August 13 -
Breakfast: Full Scottish breakfast depending on transfer times.

Morning: Coach transfers to Edinburgh Airport for flights to N America.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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7 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances

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