DAY 1 Friday Night May 23, 2008 <ul><li>TRAVEL </li></ul>From OKC to Edinburgh is approx 12 hrs United Airlines: FLT 8029 (145 jet) Leave OKC @ 5:45 pm Arrive Chicago (OHare) @ 7:58 PM (3 hr 13 min) Arrive @ Terminal 2 United Airlines: FLT 938 Boeing 777 Leave Chicago @ 9:38 PM Depart: Terminal 1 ( 7 hr 47 min) + 6 HOUR CHANGE IN TIME Arrive: London Heathrow at 11:15 AM (Saturday morning) Arrive Terminal 3 FLIGHT SCHEDULE:
OKC – CHICAGO (OHARE) UNITED EXPRESS 145 JET FLT 8029 ARRIVE: TERMINAL 2
BOING 777 – CHICAGO - LONDON FLT 938 MULTI MEALS
LONDON (HEATHROW) - EDINBURGH FLT 4836 NO ASSIGNED SEATING
DAY 2 Saturday May 24, 2008 <ul><li>TRAVEL </li></ul>Hotel Accommodations: Parliament House 15 Calton Hill Edinburgh, Scotland Eh1 3bj Tel: (+44 131 4784000) Cost for 3 Nights = $859.50 United Airlines-BMI – FLT 4836 (Seats 33A, 33B) (145 jet) Leave: London Heathrow @ 12:50 PM Arrive: Edinburgh @ 2:15 PM Edinburgh Airport Accommodation in Edinburgh to the Parliament House Hotel Pick up time: 14:15 Pick up from Edinburgh Airport Drop Off: Parliament House Hotel Total cost for transfer for arriving Edinburgh and leaving $163.50 Room and Continental breakfast http://www.parliamenthouse-hotel.co.uk/
DAY 3 Sunday May 25, 2008 <ul><li>EDINBURGH </li></ul>Sites: CALTON HILL, HOLYROOD PALACE, AND THE ROYAL MILE Holyrood Palace, Abbey @ 9:30 AM Walk down the Royal Mile. Mary Close Street reservations for 7pm (Arrive @10 minutes til 7PM to check in) Pubs: Belushi’s, Jenny Ha, Sandy Bells located at 25 Forest Road in Old Town Dining: The Dome (New Town) Oxford Bar The Oxford Bar 8 Young Street, EH2 (539 7119) A small and basic Edinburgh pub that's famous for being the haunt of writer Ian Rankin and his creation Inspector Rebus.
DAY 4 Monday May 26, 2008 <ul><li>EDINBURGH </li></ul>DINNER AND HISTORY TOUR: BOTHWICK CASTLE @8PM Cream of Tomato and Orange Soup Smoked Salmon Drizzled with a Lemon and Pepper Vinaigrette Chicken Supreme filled with Smoked Cheese and coated with a Rich Mushroom and Tarragon Sauce; or Roast Rib of Beef served with a Coarse Grain Mustard Sauce Brandy Baskets filled with Baileys Ice Cream on a bed of Blackcurrant Coulis Rich Roast Coffee and truffles Sites: EDINBURGH CASTLE, ROYAL MILE, COCKBURN ST., AND BORTHWICK CASTLE EDINBURGH CASTLE – 9:30 AM – NOON and 1:00 Gun ROYAL MILE AND COCKBURN STREETS BORTHWICK CASTLE – 8PM DINNER AND TOUR
DAY 5 Tuesday May 27, 2008 Leave: EDINBURGH AND TRAVEL THROUGH STIRLING : Arrive: ST. ANDREWS: Hotel Accommodation: 2 nights at: The Ardgowan Hotel 2 Playfair Terrace North Street St Andrews, Fife Scotland, KY16 9HX Telephone +44 (0) 1334 472970 Fax: +44 (0) 1334 478380 Email [email_address] Website: http://www.ardgowanhotel.co.uk/index.shtml STIRLING TOUR: STIRLING CASTLE STIRLING BRIDGE WILLIAM WALLACE MONUMENT FALKIRK ST. ANDREWS
Stirling Castle Visitor Information: Stirling Castle is open all year seven days a week except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Tel: 01786 450000. Opening hours: April to September 9.30am to 6.00pm and October to March 9.30am to 5.00pm. Last ticket sold 45 minutes before closing. Admission: Adult £8.50, Child £4.25, Concession £6.50. Last ticket sold 45 minutes before closing. Stirling Castle tickes include admission to Argyll's Lodging. Car Parking £2.00 for 4 hours. Visit Historic Scotland's own web site.
DAY 6 Wednesday May 28, 2008 <ul><li>ST. ANDREWS </li></ul>Sites: St. Andrews Golf Course and Museum St. Andrews Castle
St. Andrews Castle Visitor Information: Tel: 01334 472563. Opening Hours: St Andrews Cathedral is open all year as follows. April to September: 9.30am to 5.30pm every day. October to March: 9.30am to 4.30pm every day. Admission: Adult £4.00, Child £2.00, Concession £3.00. Joint ticket with St Andrews Castle: Adult £7.00, Child £3.50, Concession £5.00. Visit Historic Scotland's own Web site.
DAY 7 Thursday May 29, 2008 <ul><li>STONEHAVEN </li></ul>TRAVEL: Leave: St. Andrews Arrive: Stonehaven 2 nights @ $196 + tax =$404.00 The Heugh Hotel Mr Hermanns Westfield Road Stonehaven Aberdeenshire AB39 2EE Scotland Further contact details ... Tel: +44 (1569) 762379 Fax: +44 (1569) 766637 E-Mail: [email_address] WWW: http:// www.heughhotel.com
DAY 8 Friday May 30, 2008 <ul><li>STONEHAVEN </li></ul>Dunnottar Castle Prices: Adults £5 $10.00 Monday to Saturday - 9am - 6pm. Sunday - 2pm - 5pm OPENING HOURS 21st March - 21st June 2008 Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm. Sunday 2pm - 5pm 22nd June 2008 - 27th September 2008 Monday to Sunday 9am - 6pm 28th September 2008 - 26th October 2008 Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm. Sunday 2pm - 5pm 27th October 2008 - Good Friday 2009 Friday to Monday 10.30 am - sunset. GUIDEBOOKS The official guidebook and history of the Castle costing £3.50 is available at the Castle. DURATION OF VISIT Most people find it takes about two hours to walk to and from the Castle and enjoy the many aspects of the building.
Dunnottar Castle Opening Hours & Prices Opening Hours 2007 Easter Monday (9th April)- 4th Saturday in June ( 23rd June) Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm. Sunday 2pm - 5pm 4th Sunday in June (24th June)- 4th Saturday in September (22nd September) Monday to Sunday 9am - 6pm 4th Sunday in September (23rd September)- 3rd Sunday in October (21st October) Monday to Saturday 9am - 6pm. Sunday 2pm - 5pm 4th Monday in October (22nd October) - Easter Sunday 2008 Friday to Monday 10.30 am - sunset. Prices: Adults £5 $10.00
Dunnottar Castle is located just off the main A92, Stonehaven/Montrose road , less than two miles south of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. Directions From the South Leave the A90 at the first Stonehaven slip road, continue straight on, past the Stonehaven turning, for about 1.5 miles, taking the next left, which is sign posted Dunnottar Castle. The car park located about 100 yards on the right. From the North Coming along the A90, continue past Stonehaven, and take the junction signed to Montrose and Arbroath (A92) to the South of the town. Having come off the slip road continue straight on, past the Stonehaven turning, for about 1.5 miles then take the next left, which is sign posted to Dunnottar Castle. The car park is located about 100 yards on the right. SATNAV : Post Code AB39 2TL Public Transport: The Coastrider busses, numbers 107 and 117 are available every 15 - 20 minutes (every 30 minutes on Sundays) in Stonehaven, which drop you off where the road from the castle joins the A92. The entrance to the Castle is only a few minutes walk from there. Prices Adults £5 Children (under 16) £1
DAY 9 Saturday May 31, 2008 <ul><li>INVERNESS </li></ul>Leave Stonehaven: Arrive Inverness: Hotel Accommodations – Marriott Inverness ( Confirmation # 81236940) Culcabock Road, Inverness, IV2 3LP UK Phone: 44-146-3237-166 Check in: May 31, 2008 (14:00) Check out: June 2, 2008 (12:00) Room Type: Executive Room, King Sites : Relax and tour the town.
DAY 10 Sunday June 1, 2008 <ul><li>INVERNESS </li></ul>Sites: Loch Ness Cruise – Jacobite Tours. – 3.5 hours Adult £21.00 Loch Ness and Castle Depart from Inverness on this magical 3.5 hour tour and experience the beauty and enchantment of Scotland’s most intriguing loch, the ruin of Urquhart Castle and the Loch Ness Monster 2000 exhibition. Cruise for thirty minutes on Loch Ness Visit Urquhart Castle and its Visitor Centre Visit the Loch Ness 2000 Monster Exhibition All admissions included in ticket price Enjoy a guided coach tour Depart from: Inverness Bus Station 10:10 AM 1:10 PM Tourist Information Centre 10:30 AM 1:30 PM Tomnahurich Bridge 10:35 AM 1:35 PM Return to: Tomnahurich Bridge 1:55 PM 4:55 PM Inverness City Centre 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
DAY 11 Monday June 2, 2008 <ul><li>KIRKWALL - ORKNEY </li></ul>THE KIRKWALL HOTEL - HARBOUR ST. - KIRKWALL - ORKNEY - KW15 1LF TEL: 01856 872232 - FAX: 01856 872812 EMAIL: [email_address] SITES: ST MAGNUS, SKARA BRAE, MAES HOWE, STONES OF STENNIS, RING OF BROGAR
DAY 12 Tuesday June 3, 2008 <ul><li>PERTH </li></ul>Ferry from Stromness –Scrabster and drive to Perth. Dinner reservations at the Sunbank Hotel upon arrival Sunbank House Hotel, 50 Dundee Road, Perth, Scotland, PH2 7BA Phone +44 (0)1738 624882 or Fax +44 (0)1738 442515 Email - [email_address]
DAY 13 Wednesday June 4, 2008 <ul><li>EDINBURGH </li></ul>TRAVEL FROM PERTH TO EDINBURGH (This is the Marriott close to the airport) Hotel Cost @ 2 nights and hot buffet breakfast = $556.00 Total Cost = $556.00 Hotel Accommodations: 111 Glasgow Rd Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 8NF United Kingdom TEL: 44-131-3349191
DAY 14 Thursday June 5, 2008 <ul><li>EDINBURGH </li></ul>SHOPPING IN GLASGOW OR EDINBURGH!!! No major activities planned…
DAY 15 Friday June 6, 2008 <ul><li>LEAVE EDINBURGH – FLY HOME </li></ul>Hotel Transfer Type: People Carrier Pick up Time: 6:00 AM Pick Up from: Marriott - Edinburgh Drop Off: Edinburgh Airport United Airlines: FLT 4814 145 jet (1 hr 10 min) Leave: Edinburgh @ 8:35 AM Arrive: Manchester UK @ 9:45 AM Arrive Terminal 3 United Airlines FLT 4821 ATRBUS – ( 8 hr 20 min) Leave: Manchester UK @ 11:00 AM (-6 hour time change) Arrive: Chicago OHare @ 1:20 PM Arrive Terminal 5 International United Airlines FLT 8029 - (2 hr 20 min) Leave: chicago @2:55 PM Depart: Terminal 2 Arrive: Oklahoma City @ 5:15 PM
145 JET – EDINBURGH TO MANCHESTER FLT 4814 NO ASSIGNED SEATING 1 HR 10 MIN ARRIVE: TERMINAL 3
AIRBUS A330 -200 – CHICAGO FLT 938 MULTI MEALS 8 HR 20 MIN COLD MEALS ARRIVE: TERMINAL 5
CHICAGO – OKC - 145 JET FLT 8029 DEPART: TERMINAL 2 SEATS: 5B, 5C 2 HR 20 MIN
Scotland 2008 – Emergency Contact Information United Airlines: 1-800-United-1 (1-800-864-8331) Leave OKC on Friday night May 23 and arrive Edinburgh Saturday May 24 (Flights: 8029, 938, 4836) Leave Edinburgh on Friday June 6 and arrive OKC Saturday June 7 (Flights: 4814, 4821, 8029) Hotels: Edinburgh : Check in Sat night May 24 and check out Tuesday May 27 = 3 nights (Paliament House Hotel – tel: 011- 44 131 -478 -4000) St. Andrews : Check in Tuesday May 27 and check out Thursday May 29 = 2 nights (The Ardgowen Hotel – tel: 011 - 44 -133 -447-2970) Stonehaven : Check in Thursday May 29 and check out Saturday May 31 = 2 nights (The Heugh Hotel – tel: 011 - 44 -156 -976 -2379) Inverness : Check in Saturday May 31 and check out Monday June 2 = 2 nights (Marriott Inverness – tel: 011 - 44 -146-323-7166) Kirkwall (Orkney) : Check in Monday June 2 and check out Tuesday June 3 = 1 night (The Kirkwall Hotel – tel: 011 - 44 - 185 -687- 2232 ) Perth : Check in Tuesday June 3 and check out Wednesday June 4 = 1 night (Sunbank House Hotel - tel: 011 - 44 – 173- 862-4882) Edinburgh : Check in Wednesday June 4 and check out Friday June 6 = 2 nights (Marriott – Edinburgh Airport – tel: 011 - 44 -131- 334 -9191)
ABOUT SCOTLAND… <ul><li>Scotland's mainland is 275 miles (440km) from north (Cape Wrath) to south (Mull of Galloway) and 154 miles (248km) at its widest point (Buchan Ness to Applecross). </li></ul><ul><li>But the furthest you can get away from the sea is 40/50 miles. </li></ul><ul><li>At its narrowest, Scotland is only 25 miles wide (from the estuaries of the rivers Clyde and Forth). </li></ul><ul><li>Its land area is just over 30,000 square miles. </li></ul><ul><li>The most northerly point on the mainland is Dunnet Head in Caithness. </li></ul><ul><li>The coastline of mainland Scotland is 6,200 miles long. </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland makes up over 30% of the area of the United Kingdom (with less than 10% of the UK population). </li></ul><ul><li>The Shetland Islands are nearer to Oslo, capital of Norway, than London, capital of the United Kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis (4,418 feet). </li></ul><ul><li>There are 790 islands off the coast of Scotland of which 130 are inhabited. </li></ul><ul><li>Scotland's longest river is the Tay (120 miles). </li></ul>
Traditional Scottish Songs As I walked into Glasgow City, Nancy Whisky I chanced to spy. I walked in, sat down beside her, Seven long years spent by her side. Chorus Whisky, Whisky, Nancy Whisky, Whisky, Whisky, Nancy-O! I've got silver in my pockets, And I'm going to follow wherever you go. The more I kissed her, the more I loved her. The more I kissed her, the more she smiled. I forgot my mother's warning, Nancy soon had me beguiled. Chorus As I walked down through Glasgow City, With a heavy heavy heart and an achin' pain. So many men all courtin' Nancy, I'll not leave that lass again. Nancy Whisky
The Old Man of Hoy - Orkney. Old Man of Hoy The Old Man of Hoy is Britain's tallest and probably most photographed sea stack. At 137m high and only about 30m wide at its base, this imposing rectangular stack has been carved from layer upon layer of Old Red Sandstone (Devonian) rocks. The shaping of the stack can be traced back through the centuries through paintings and maps. In 1750, the Old Man was depicted as a headland, but by the 1820's stormy seas had carved the rock into a stack and arch - two legs gave the Old Man his name. A severe storm however, washed away one of the legs to leave the pillar that remains - for now! The rocks of the Old Man are composed of alternating layers of soft sandstones and more resistant flagstones of the Upper Old Red Sandstone. These rocks lie over a base of dark Old Red Sandstone basalt lava flows. Jointing and faulting in the sedimentary rocks occurs in rectangular form and this is reflected in the blocky shape of the Old Man and surrounding cliffs. The stack stands about 60m away from the cliffs; in between lies a pile of debris which is the remains of the roof of the arch that collapsed. The future will almost certainly bring the total demise of the Old Man. There is already a large 40m crack running vertically from the top of the stack which threatens its upper reaches. Waves will also continue to erode the base of the stack until the entire pillar collapses.