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Saturday 15th September 2018
|Anne Anderson City Walk|
The walk will start and finish at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.
17.00 - Departure on foot. The tour will last for 2 hours, with the possibility for this to be extended for up to 4 hours.
To join the walk, please make a donation here. Once you have made your donation, you must then register for the walk ticket on the Colloquium website, through the ‘registration/additional registration’ forms. You will only be able to attend the walk if you have registered on the Colloquium website.
Approximately 20 guests per guide.
Find out more about Anne Anderson and the Award, here.
Tuesday 18th September 2018. Evening Tours.
|Ghost Tour Including the Blair Street Underground Vaults|
With troubling, true stories of gruesome punishment and unsettled spirits, experience a flavour of what life, and death was really like in Old Edinburgh. The guests will visit the shadowy closes where the ghosts still cling to the ancient sites and explore the gruesome past in the safety of the moonlight. Take your place as a member of the ‘Edinburgh mob’, which once surged in riot past the Mercat Cross. Hear grisly tales of witchcraft, torture and restless spirits as you venture down medieval closes and descend into the haunted Blair Street Underground Vaults. Your cloaked guide will lead you through the dimly lit caverns, filling the night with stories – all of them true. As night thickens, we’ll gather in Megget’s cellar for a whisky – or a glass of lager or soft drink if you’re not fond of a dram. In the warmth of candlelight, your storyteller will conjure more tales of Edinburgh’s ghoulish past, and the tortured souls that stalk the city’s streets.
17.15 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre with your Ghostly guide.
17.35 - Group arrives at tour start point.
17.45 - Ghost Tour commences including Whisky served in the Cellar.
19.15 - The Ghost Tour ends and the guide will lead the group back on foot to the Edinburgh International Convention centre.
19:45 - The day ends.
Price: £38.40 per person.
|City sightseeing guided walking tour|
Edinburgh is a compact city and a private walking tour provides a group with a great insight into the history, culture and traditions of Scotland’s capital city while passing some of the city's famous sights.
18.00 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.
20.00 - Tour ends at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.
Price £19.20 per person.
|Guided tour and tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience|
Guests will be welcomed to The Scotch Whisky experience and invited to board a travelling Whisky Barrel for a spirited insight into the story behind Scotland’s most famous export – Whisky! The journey will take the guests through a virtual distillery which explains the production and maturation process of whisky making. The Whisky experiences expert guides and Whisky advisors will be with the group every sip of the way. Guests are then escorted to the sensory rooms where they will learn more about the different regions that produce whisky in Scotland and the flavours and aromas of these regions. The tour will finish with a close-up look at the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky, the Diageo Claive Vidiz Collection. A once in a lifetime opportunity to enter the world’s largest collection of Scotch Whisky; almost 3,500 individual bottles. Visitors will be invited to taste a dram of Scotch Malt Whisky.
17.15 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for the walking tour.
17.30 - Group arrives at The Scotch Whisky Experience, with the tour beginning at 17:20.
18.30 - Tour ends, and guests can browse the gift shop. The walking tour continues and the guide will lead group on foot back to the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.
20.00 (approximately) - The day ends.
Price £36.00 per person.
Wednesday 19th September 2018. Post Meeting Tours
|City sightseeing guided walking tour with visit to Edinburgh Castle|
Edinburgh is a compact city and a private walking tour provides a group with great insight into the history, culture and traditions of Scotland’s capital city while passing some of the city's famous sights. The guide will then accompany the guests to Edinburgh Castle. Guests will have a private tour with a guide to explore this proud and majestic symbol of Scotland. Unmissable highlights of Edinburgh Castle’s wealth of treasures are the crown jewels, The Honours of Scotland, which are amongst the oldest in Europe and The Stone of Destiny.
10.00 - Departure on foot from the Edinburgh International Convention Centre for the walking tour.
11.00 (approximately) - Entry to Edinburgh Castle. The walking tour continues after the visit to the castle.
13.30 (approximately) - The tour ends at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre.
Price: £38.40 per person.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel any tour if the minimum numbers are not met for it to run. An alternative option or a refund will be provided in this situation.