Scotland: A Brave Adventure Meets Thread

Discussion in 'Adventures By Disney' started by sayhello, May 29, 2012.

  1. LadyTrampScamp&Angel

    LadyTrampScamp&Angel DIS Veteran

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    Wow, that's an incredible number of miles! Would you mind sending those links to me too?

    ladyandtramp@triad.rr.com

    Thank you! :goodvibes
     
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  3. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    Email sent :thumbsup2
     
  4. LadyTrampScamp&Angel

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    Thank you - you rock! I really appreciate it! :thumbsup2
     
  5. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    Day two of the ABD itinerary has us from late afternoon on through dinner on our own. If anyone else is thinking of seeing the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo or looking for something to do on day two, I thought I'd share the following information.

    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2013 performance dates are August 2nd - August 24th. CLICKY HERE FOR WEB SITE

    The tickets will go on sale December 3rd at 10 am (GMT). There is a priority booking advantage prior to December 3rd for those who join "Friends of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo."

    There are also VIP covered seating/dining experience packages available. If you e-mail Hospitality (on the web site) they will provide you with the information as the e-brochure is not out just yet.

    Can't wait 'til next August!!!!
     
  6. starry_solo

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    I haven't read through this all, but whoever has been on one, how was it? And can you share pictures of the pins you got? :)

    I want the Mulan pins myself but can't bring myself to spend that much money on an ABD to China, when I could do a Chinese tour for less.
     
  7. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

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    The Scotland trip is new for 2013 so no-one has been on this trip yet. I know a lot of us are eagerly awaiting the first reports on this trip next year. :thumbsup2

    Sayhello
     
  8. SingingMom

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    Dd and DH really want this one! I want Amalfi Coast. Will be interesting to see who "wins". Lol.

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  9. Calfan

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    I just started listening to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander on CD. It has been so long since I read the book that, so far, it doesn't feel like a repeat. It is definitely whetting my appetite for our trip! I hope to make it through several of the books in the series before we leave (although it is competing with the Game of Thrones books -- I am currently about two thirds of the way through book 3 but had to turn it back in to the libarary and put myself back on the hold list -- for my listening time). I don't think I ever read all of the Outlander series books, altough I read at least five or six. I can't remember how many there are in all.
     
  10. 2ScottishPrincesses

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    Hi Folks, having just read your thread I thought I'd give you a few wee ideas for your trip. Someone asked about Stirling (sorry not so good at the multi quoting :rolleyes1) I would highly recommend Stirling especially if you're a fan of Mary Queen of Scots et al. Stirling Castle always has tons of activities and actors and their cafe has the best homemade soups and cakes ever;). Glasgow also is fantastic (but I would say that;) ) tons to do for the history buffs, social butterflies and if you coming in June we have the West End Festival which boasts masses of events & the odd gala. In Inverness you should visit Castle Urquhart and there are some smashing boat trips up Loch Ness. Anyway I could blether on for ages but have a wee look at the Historic Scotland website, they own Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Castle Urquhart and they organise loads of special events throughout the year which includes Jousting in the summer. Hope this is of use to some of you and helps you to make the most of what looks like a very expensive trip :)
     
  11. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    I will be going for my re-listen on the books sometime after the new year. My DH just finished the Fiery Cross (book 5). There are currently 7 books. Number 8 is due to come out in 2013. Can't wait!

    Thank you so much for sharing your insight. We will definitely be checking out your suggestions!
     
  12. CaliforniaGirl09

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    Ditto from me on the thanks!

    For anyone who is interested, Random House is doing an ebook bundle on Diana's series starting next Monday or Tuesday. I think it's $50 for the kindle versions.
     
  13. 2ScottishPrincesses

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    only a pleasure to help:goodvibes feel free to ask if you need any info from one of the natives ;)FONT]
     
  14. cheryllarsen

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    This adventure looks amazing. I'm certainly considering for next vacation!
     
  15. cheryllarsen

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    My hubby and I tried the Peru adventure to Macchu Piccu. It was certainly very interesting as well!
     
  16. Calfan

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    I'm only on disk 3 of Outlander, but there have already been at least two mentions of places we will be visiting on our ABD: Fort William and Urquhart Castle. So excited!
     
  17. calypso726

    calypso726 Escaping reality one Disney vacation at a time

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    I know me too!!! Outlander was the inspiration for me to go on this trip. I feel like I've already been there LOL
     
  18. lorre

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    Pretty sure we are going, family of 4 with 16 year olds. anyone else with teens?
     
  19. CaliforniaGirl09

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    I have two teens and my sister as one.
     
  20. dato63

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    Hi. I'm subscribing in order to learn from all of you. We have never done an ABD tour, but this one (Scotland) interests me a lot for 2014.
     
  21. Calfan

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    Hi, all. Not sure if anyone else got a tiny bit concerned when they saw the post about the May Scotland trip being cancelled due to lack of interest. Just for some peace of mind, I emailed Kevin at Dreams Unlimited, and he advised that our trip is 86% full but considered sold out because there are no available rooms left. So exciting to be approaching the six month mark for our trip. I can't wait!
     

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