Saturday 29 June

There will not be any pre-organized tours offered for Thursday and Friday this year. However, a local travel agent will be at your disposal at the registration counter at the EICC to offer the possibility of booking tours. More details of the tour options will follow in the Joining Information.

Kindly note that reservations of the Saturday excursions are made on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to cancel any tours due to low enrolment. In this case, participants will be offered the opportunity to book an alternative excursion at the dedicated desk located at the Conference Centre, or receive a full refund. Saturday excursions can be booked and paid online during the registration process. Should you wish to book the Saturday excursion after 31 May 2019 or on-site, the booking will be accepted upon availability and with a 20% administration surcharge.

Comfortable shoes and umbrella are highly recommended.



WALKING TOUR OF OLD AND UNDERGROUND EDINBURGH - Half day

Roads in the city centre are uphill, uneven and cobbled. Not suitable if you have difficulties in walking.

The discovery of Scotland’s historic capital starts from its vibrant heart: the Royal Mile, which runs through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, connecting the magnificent Castle, with the splendorous Palace of Holyroodhouse.

The Mile is overlooked by impressive tenements, between which cobbled closes
and narrow stairways interlock to create a secret underground world. A tour of the castle will allow to explore its complex building history and its treasures: the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O’ Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland. You will unlock the secrets of Edinburgh’s only preserved 17th century street though the visit of the Mary King’s Close, discovering the stories of the people who lived,
worked, and died here.

Right after, enjoy a local lunch in one of the central eateries to appreciate the culinary wonders of the Scottish capital.

Pick up: 10:00 at the lobby of Sheraton Grand Hotel & SPA, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9SR
Return: 15:00 to the Sheraton Grand Hotel & SPA

Price per person 99 EUR



DISCOVER SCOTLAND: Bannockburn, Stirling and a Dram of Whisky - Full day

Some of the roads are uphill, uneven and cobbled.

After departing the hotel, we begin discovering the history of Scotland through the gestures of its famous King - Robert the Bruce - and the battle that changed its history forever in June 1314: the Battle of Bannockburn. After a photo stop at the field, the visit will continue to one of the most important castles of Scotland, Stirling Castle. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary Queen of Scots in 1542.

After lunch, the tour will continue to Crieff, in the heart of Perthshire, where the famous Glenturret Distillery is located. Making whisky by hand and by heart since 1775, you will experience the traditional handmade distilling processes that have been used to craft the whiskies at Glenturret Distillery for generations. Discover how the distillery’s Glenturret single malt is carefully blended with other grain and malt whiskies to create one of the UK’s most popular blended whiskies, The Famous Grouse, and enjoy a dram in the beautiful natural setting of the Distillery before returning to Edinburgh.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in Stirling

Pick up: 09:30 at the lobby of Sheraton Grand Hotel & SPA, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9SR
Return: 18:00-18:30 to the Sheraton Grand Hotel & SPA

Price per person 140 EUR



TRADITIONAL & MODERN SCOTLAND: A DAY IN ST ANDREWS AND DUNDEE WITH A VISIT OF THE NEW V&A MUSEUM - Full day

Some of the roads are uphill, uneven and cobbled, which might affect people with walking difficulties. Please be aware that the travelling time of this tour is approx. 2 hours each way.

After departing from the hotel, we will cross the iconic 3 bridges in Queensferry and reach the Kingdom of Fife to discover one of the most visited towns of Scotland: St. Andrews. St. Andrews is known worldwide as the home of golf, and also boasts Scotland’s oldest university. The Medieval centre consists of a series of narrow alleys and cobbled streets with shops, restaurants and cafés. We will explore the castle and the now ruined cathedral.

After lunch, we will depart to Dundee to discover Scotland’s first design museum and latest world-class visitor attraction: the brand new V&A Museum. It features permanent displays showcasing the very best design from around the world, within the breathtaking surroundings of renowned architect Kengo Kuma’s first British building.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant in St. Andrews

Pick up: 09:45 at the lobby of Sheraton Grand Hotel & SPA, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9SR

Return: 18:15-18:30 to the Sheraton Grand Hotel & SPA

Price per person: € 152.00