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All are welcome!

The Choirs of All Saints Church are planning a trip to Scotland in June 2025. Singers and friends are welcome to join us - no need to be a member of All Saints or the choirs.  

Itinerary

The tour makes a loop around the country, beginning either in Edinburgh or Glasgow, depending on the better flight costs.

 

Wednesday, June 25

Travel to Scotland

(Overnight Flight from Washington Dulles to Edinburgh (or Glasgow)

 

Thursday, June 26 - Edinburg (2 nights)

Land in Edinburgh (or Glasgow)

Lunchtime Concert in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Tour Edinburgh Castle

 

Friday, June 27

Tour Museum of Scotland

Free time in Edinburgh

 

Saturday, June 28 (Edinburg to Aberdeen - 2 nights in Aberdeen)

Travel from Edinburgh to St. Andrew’s

Tour St. Andrew’s Cathedral Ruins

Free time in St. Andrew’s

Travel from St. Andrew’s to Aberdeen

 

Sunday, June 29

Sing morning service in St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen

Afternoon trip to Balmoral Castle (the Royal Family’s Scottish retreat)

 

Monday, June 30 (Aberdeen to Inverness)

Travel from Aberdeen to Inverness

Afternoon Visit to Culloden Battlefield

 

Tuesday, July 1

Concert in Inverness Cathedral

Free afternoon in Inverness

 

Wednesday, July 2 (Inverness to Oban - 2 nights in Oban)

Travel from Inverness to Oban

Boat trip on Loch Ness

Tour the Loch Ness Centre

 

Thursday, July 3

Travel to the Isle of Iona (ferry to the Isle of Mull, and another to Iona)

Tour the town of Iona and Iona Abbey

 

Friday, July 4

Travel from Oban to Glasgow (or Edinburgh) for return flight.

 

Flights will be mostly arranged on your own, however, if you prefer not to travel on your own, there will be a chosen “trip” flight from Dulles to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

 

You may choose to arrive early or stay longer - meet us in Edinburgh on June 26 and plan on staying with the tour until July 4.

Accomodation

The trip includes 8 nights in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, and Oban.

 

Hotel #1 (6/26 & 27):

Radisson Blu - Edinburgh City Centre

80 High Street, The Royal Mile

Edinburgh, EH1 1TH, United Kingdom+44 131 557 9797

 

Hotel #2 (6/28 & 29):

Ibis Aberdeen Centre

15 Shiprow

Aberdeen, AB11 5BY, United Kingdom+44 1224 398800

 

Hotel #3 (6/30 & 7/1):

Craigmonie Hotel

9 Annfield Road, Inverness

Invernessshire, IV 2 3HK, United Kingdom+44 1463 231649

 

Hotel #4 (7/2 & 7/3):

The Royal Hotel

Argyll Square

Oban, PA34 4BE, United Kingdom+44 1631 563021

 

All rooms are double occupancy. Single occupancy rooms are available for an additional cost. Breakfast is included.

Other Included Items

  • Dinner on five evenings

  • Arrangement of concerts in St. Giles Cathedral & Inverness Cathedral

  • Transportation by private coach throughout

  • All excursions and admissions as specified in the itinerary in italics

  • Clive Richardson and Ann Gray will be tour directors and will accompany the group throughout.

  • All Taxes

Trip Cost

Tour Cost:        $2,904

Single occupancy rooms can be arranged for an additional $1,305

 

Flight Cost:    Estimated at $1,100

Arranged on your own.

There will be a flight we designate as the “trip” flight

 

Other Expected Expenses:

 

  •  Lunches

  • Drinks other than water with evening meals

  • Three evening meals.

  • Gratuities & tips

  • Travel insurance

Boy & Girl Choristers are eligible for financial assistance. 

Please contact the church office for information.

Important Dates

August 1

Chorister Financial Aid Applications Due

August 15

Scholarship Decisions Awarded

September 1

Trip deposit due ($250, non-refundable)

January 12

1st Scotland Choir Lunch & Rehearsal (After Church to 1:30 PM)

February 9

2nd Scotland Choir Lunch & Rehearsal (After Church to 1:30 PM)

March 9

3rd Scotland Choir Lunch & Rehearsal (After Church to 1:30 PM)

March 27

Full payment due for trip (not including flight)

May 3

Scotland Choir Retreat (10 AM - Noon)

June 14

Scotland Choir Final Retreat (10 AM - 3 PM) 

June 15

Scotland Choir Sings Sunday Service (10:30 AM)
Farewell Concert (1:00 PM)

June 25

Depart from Richmond

 

July 4

Return to Richmond

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