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CASTLE HOGMANY

New Years in Style  2019/2020

Must be a current member of the Canyon Lake Travel Club

11 Nights 12/26/19-1/7/20

Three Capital City’s:  Dublin, Edinburgh and London Plus a luxury, All Inclusive 3 Nights in a real Scottish Castle

where we will bring in the New Year in Style! 

26 people MAXIMUM  and Must have valid passport

Price includes flight Dublin to Glasgow train and All transfers, All Accommodations, Breakfast each day, 48 hr hop on hop off bus tour of Dublin, Sunday Lunch in London and from 12/30-1/2 All inclusive gourmet meals and activities

Due to the high level of interest in booking own airfare (using frequent flyer miles, tacking on extra days either end, etc) this price DOES NOT include airfare.

 

Full Itinerary: 

12/26 coach CL-LAX

12/27 THREE NIGHTS DUBLIN, Republic of Ireland  Airport Shuttle to the hotel in the heart

of Dublin, Breakfast Included,  48 hour Hop On, Hop Off bus ticket included

12/29 Day Trip to the Wicklow Mountains and Glendough with a stop for lunch

12/30 THREE NIGHTS ALL INCLUSIVE KINTYRE, Scotland, United Kingdom

Morning Flight DUB-Glasgow   Coach transportation from Glasgow airport to Stonefield Castle with a stop for lunch in the lovely Scottish fishing village of Inverary, Gateway to the Hebrides, Scotland.  3 nights all inclusive Hogmanay (New Years) celebration at Stonefield Castle in the Western Isles of Scotland.  New Year in a Scottish Castle where the scenery is breath taking, the wildlife enchanting and the food exquisite, the closest thing to heaven on earth! Relax, unwind and enjoy the treasures that make Stonefield Castle, with its own island and private moorings, a unique and highly sought-after destination.  Monday 30th December   A welcoming log fire, mulled wine and shortbread await your arrival at Stonefield. Join the rest of our house guests downstairs at 7pm for bubbly and canapés followed by Chef’s hot buffet dinner in the Loch Fyne Restaurant.  New Year’s Eve-After breakfast why not blow away the cobwebs with a walk in the grounds or a trek round our very own Barmore Island for the more energetic. A light lunch of Soup and Sandwiches will be served in the Lounge. Take a wander next door to Barmore Farm to sample some Clay Pigeon Shooting under the guidance of Bob McColl and the Mid Argyll Gun Club.  Champagne and Canapés at 7pm followed by our 6 course Gala Dinner and Scottish Ceilidh band. The skirl of the pipes from Major John McGeachy will help us welcome 2020 accompanied by a wee dram of course! 

New Year’s Day   Breakfast Brunch from 9am – 12pm. This afternoon why not take part in the Grand Haggis Hunt. Now a Stonefield tradition and fun for all, apart from the Haggis of course! Afternoon Tea will be available in the Lounge from 1.30pm. Join us in the Drawing Room at 5pm for a Whisky Master class and Tasting. This evening Chef will tantalize your taste buds with a five course Scottish Tasting Menu.

Thursday 2nd January   Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast before making your journey homeward. Bid farewell to our “Heilan Hame” and haste ye back till we meet again!

OPTIONAL ADD ON   Men: FULL Kilt regalia rental for NYE Measurements required ($80-$100) includes, brogues, socks, kilt, sporran, shirt and Bonnie Prince Charlie Jacket. Ladies: sash in your husbands matching tartan if applicable $15

 

Jan 2nd TWO NIGHTS EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom   Coach Stonefield to Edinburgh with a 90 minute lunch stop in Glasgow.  2 nights accommodation at the hotel In the heart of Old Town, Edinburgh and Full Scottish Breakfast included.

Jan 3, day free   

Jan 4th THREE NIGHT LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM  morning train from Edinburgh to London   Hotel TBD English breakfast included

Jan 5, morning free, Sunday Lunch at the Jugged Hare included, rest of the day free

Jan 6 Day Free, please let me know if you need any help booking any tours for that day such as The Tower of London, book well In advance to avoid the long lines.

Jan 7 morning shuttle from the hotel to the Airport for our journey home times tbd

Coach from LAX to Canyon Lake

 

People choosing to spend more time in Dublin or London than what is allotted in the Base Trip will receive a price adjustment (TBD based on total headcount) for airport shuttles not being utilized as you will be making these journeys on your own.

$250 per person deposit required.  PLEASE SEND DEPOSIT VIA  MAIL TO LYNE HALL, 31393 EMPEROR DRIVE, CANYON LAKE CA 92587   Name will be added to the list in the order received, only current members. We will open the trip up to non members if we do not fill the minimum head count

 

$2,050 d/o   $3,299 single  as of posting, price fluctuations because of currency exchanges, the $250 deposit required will allow us to pay some of the accommodation in advance which will help lock in the price 

 

I will be contacting people who have paid the initial $250 deposit via mail to discuss extending accommodations, flight and shuttle info if needed, plus booking attractions if requested.  

FLIGHT INFO:  Return trip open jaw current price as of posting this. 

LAX-DUB-LON-LAX $750 BA/AA    PRICE is economy. British Airways baggage rules at the moment include one checked bag. American does not.  This price is an advanced booking. No refunds or name changes.  Lowest price I was quoted for the same flight as a group booking which would allow us refunds and name changes was $975 I thought the price differential was too much to go ahead and book a group. If I get enough interest I can do that later.

Other carriers do the same flight. Aer Lingus is the only carrier that offers a direct flight to Dublin, beware, if you book this carrier they do not offer a direct flight coming back (reminder, our flight back is from London) so it’s swings and roundabouts because most of the other carriers flights from London are non-stop.