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Coach Day Trip: Kelpies, Wallace Monument, Falkirk Wheel (£22.00 per head)
Sat 17 December 2016, 09:00 – 19:00 GMT
Welcome to Student Tours Scotland Coach Trips
Introduction to this Tour:
On this Student Tours Scotland tour we travel to some old, some new and some ancient areas of Scotland. We start with the dizzy heights of the National Wallace Monument, then head towards the modern Falkirk Wheel and the ancient location of the Antonine Wall at Roughtcastle, we have lunch in the town of Falkirk and finally we see the majestic Kelpies monuments to finish off the day.
Date: Saturday 17 December 2016
Time: 0745 hours meeting, for 0800 hours departure
Cost: £22.00 per head
Contact Number on the Day: +44 7 792 158 139 (For UK phones: 07792 158 139)
Departure Point: Behind Buchanan Bus Station (in front of GCU), 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA
Google Map Link for the Departure Point: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=210472549639627033290.0004c90ec2ecce3142288&msa=0&ll=55.866068,-4.249939&spn=0.001635,0.005284
Plan for the Day:
We travel first to the outskirts of the city of Stirling to the National Wallace Monument which is a monolith dedicated to William Wallace (of Braveheart fame) and offers great views across the city and surrounding areas. We won't be climbing the monument but we will be spending time going to the base for the view and the cafe.
Next we travel to the Falkirk Wheel which is an impressive modern monument that connects two canals in the country. The wheel might not be in action at this time of year but it is still cool to see. We will however be leaving the area and walking towards the location of one of Scotland's oldest monuments, the Antonine Wall. This was a wall made mostly of earth and wood so not much remains. We go to the site of Roughcastle of which nothing really remains except to the imagination. So go wild!
We'll have lunch in the historic town of Falkirk near the wheel and you can either eat or go and explore the monuments.
Finally we will visit the newly developed Helix Park where you can see the two giant horse head sculptures known as the Kelpies. They are wonderful and a great way to end the day. You'll get some tales and legends of the kelpies as we go along to help get you ready for them!
Refund Policy: Refunds can only be issued before 1200 noon on Wednesday of the week of the tour. After this date and time, no more refunds can be issued for any reason (including, but not limited to: sickness, sleeping in, hangover, spending too long taking selfies in the morning and missing the departure time). Refunds can only be issued using the same method you used to pay.
Further Information: We send an email to the address you signed up with (please ensure you use the correct email) on the Wednesday or Thursday before the tour. This includes a summary of everything you are expected to know for the tour itself.
Lunch Breaks and Toilets Stops: We always try to include a lunch break on every tour. This is not always possible so ensure you bring at least a snack with you in case it’s a little late in the day when we break. We always include as many toilet stops as possible on the day. Not every coach has a usable toilet on board.
Walking and Hiking: Nearly every tour includes a lot of walking. Please ensure you wear shoes you are comfortable to walk a lot in. Some tours include hiking. This is always optional but will take up most of the guiding experience so if you do something else you will not be with the guide for the day.
Maps and Contact Information: Every Coach Day Trip includes a fun, hand drawn map with all the contact information and social media links that you will need on the tour.
Departure Point: We only offer one departure point. This is to ensure we spend the maximum amount of time travelling. We have chosen a point that is roughly central for all four universities and all the colleges in Glasgow. It is near one of the train stations, the bus station and two Subway stations. You can also get to and from it with a Glasgow Taxi or Uber.
Travel on a Sunday to Departure Point: Please remember that on Sunday mornings the Subway does not open early and you may have to consider walking. If you have any worries about getting to the departure point, please get in touch.
Travel with Children: Our tours are not necessarily well catered for children. If you are planning on bringing any family with you you are highly advised to get in touch before booking. We can best advise if this is a good idea or not based on your requirements. We cannot hold any part of the tour for any one individual but we may be able to offer you a plan for doing the tour by yourself or using another operator.
Travel for those with Limited Mobility and Disabilities: For any traveller with additional requirements regarding mobility, disabilities or any condition you feel you should inform us of before travel, we always recommend you get in touch. We would love to best accommodate you. In some circumstances you will not get the full benefit of the tour but we can always try to adapt some or all aspects to suit you. If we cannot then we can usually offer ideas for doing the tour yourself, often with detailed plans or using another operator. Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.