Edinburgh & Glasgow

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Edinburgh & Glasgow

+ Learn English

You will be accompanied by two native English speakers, a qualified English teacher and an experienced guide. 

Edinburgh and Glasgow are only 45 miles (70km) apart in distance but people say they are worlds apart in character.  This touring course aims to show you the contrasts and similarities between Scotland's two main cities and give you a feel for each place. Each city has so much to offer, you'll want to stay at least another week!

Salisbury Crags - Edinburgh

Edinburgh & Glasgow

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Edinburgh - The Scottish Parliament

You will be accompanied by two native English speakers, a qualified English teacher and an experienced guide. 

Edinburgh and Glasgow are only 45 miles (70km) apart in distance but people say they are worlds apart in character.  This touring course aims to show you the contrasts and similarities between Scotland's two main cities and give you a feel for each place. Each city has so much to offer, you'll want to stay at least another week!

Outline of the tour

You will be based in Edinburgh and spend 4 days in the capital and surrounding areas, taking the train through to Glasgow for 2 one-day trips.  Activities and visits may include:

  • A guided walking tour of the Georgian New Town and the historic Old Town of Edinburgh. Experience two very different sides to the town and find out about famous Scottish authors, inventors and actors who have shaped the capital.

  • Food Safari with ‘the Woman Who Ate Scotland’. Nell Nelson will tell us about her culinary tour of Scotland for her TV programme and will take us to sample some of Edinburgh's delicious food and drink. You will also find interesting places to eat out for the duration of your stay and receive discounts in the places visited.

  • A visit to a whisky distillery outside of Edinburgh, Glenkinchie is the home of the 'Edinburgh Malt'.  See some countryside outside the main cities and learn about Scotland's most famous export.

  • A visit to one of Edinburgh's less well known castles and a historic house. Edinburgh Castle is the most visited attraction and holds a prominent position in the centre of the city. However, it is not the only castle we have!

  • Two one-day trips to Glasgow by train. On one of the days we will enjoy a culinary tour of the city, stopping off for some tasty treats while learning about the city's history and culture. The second day will focus on the thriving arts scene taking place in the city and the industrial heritage.

  • A walk by the sea and climb up to the top of an extinct volcano for a panoramic view of the Edinburgh and the surroundings.

  • English language tuition sessions will take place at our partner school ECS Scotland in Edinburgh and on location in the places we visit. You will be constantly listening to and speaking English.  Correction, pronunciation and vocabulary enhancement will be taking place continuously throughout the week, don't forget your notebook! 

  • Enough free time to have a lie in, go shopping, visit some of the many galleries and museums around Edinburgh, enjoy the gardens and parks, or just relax.

  • To get the most out of this touring course the recommended level of English is B1 or higher.

"Brilliant tour from a locals' perspective, get the real feel for both cities on this tour of Edinburgh and Glasgow with Plus English!"

Price

£600.00

6 days

Touring courses start on Sunday afternoon and finish on Friday afternoon.

Price includes: 

English language tuition, learning materials, guided tours with professional guides, entrance fees, food on the Food Safari, train between Edinburgh/Glasgow, whisky tasting.

Not included: 

transport to Edinburgh, accommodation, meals/drinks

Minimum age 18. No maximum age

Tour Dates

Next Leaves: 08/04/18

Please note that all tours include walking outside, sometimes on irregular terrain or damp terrain and occasionally up and down steep slopes. If you have any mobility problems, please let us know before booking the touring course.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or food allergies, please let us know in advance.

Private Edinburgh & Glasgow Plus English touring courses are available at other times of the year, contact us to discuss your requirements.