Armstrong’s Journeys offers you the chance to be enjoy your trip to Scotland with a little more style than perhaps might otherwise be the case. From an airport pick up with a difference, to a leisurely drive about the city itself, or a more bespoke day out, to the many attraction that lie in easy reach of the city but which you might miss otherwise. Tours of Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town, Leith, an informed drive out to Rosslyn Chapel, approaching the famous structure from a more appealing angle than one would achieve by simply following a map or taking a taxi, to a day out in the Borders, if you think any of this might be for you, please, get in touch.
A favourite is an airport pick up with a difference, for £200 we’ll pick you up from your flight, and deliver you to your hotel, but taking a leaf out the taxi drivers book of tricks, take you there by a circuitous route! Not in order to inflate the price, but to enhance your experience ! By winding our way through the Grassmarket ( Site of the Porteous riot of 1736 and the site of the city’s busy gallows, where many a miscreant was hung ) and along a few of Edinburgh’s Old Town streets, you’ll have a flavour of the city’s extraordinary history before descending into the New Town ( Of course, by ‘New’ we mean 18th Century...but why did it come about so suddenly? ) and on to your hotel. If the weather is clement, perhaps we’ll stop half way down Edinburgh’s Mound for a wee dram?
Once you’re settled in, we can provide day trips, around the city or further afield. I’ll try my very best to garner your interests, but if you let me know the sort of thing you’re interested in in advance, we can tailor a day out just for you. Have a look at the What’s your Journey page and if you have any questions, just get in touch and ask. For a guide, a day out will be between £300 and £500 depending on how far we go (with lunch ‘off the clock’ ) with any manner of ‘bolt ons’ such as a photographer
(The ‘missus’ is a photographer to trade, www.tinasorensenphotgraphy.co.uk or of course there’s our great friends at www.darkboximages.com if you wanted some REALLY special images to take home)
An example of a ‘day’ might be Rosslyn Chapel in the morning, lunch in the village and then on to Glenkinchie distillery for a tour and a tasting, then home via a Gastropub by the water in Haddington or even the Sheep Heid (Sheep Head) pub on the edge of Holyrood Park, with Jacobite connections and probably the oldest pub in Edinburgh.