I Kelpies e la Falkirk Wheel
mezza giornata

  • The Kelpies
  • The Falkirk Wheel
  • Helix Park
  • Horse Structures tour from Glasgow

Ammirate come arte e ingegneria si fondono per dar vita a questi due monumenti scozzesi assolutamente incredibili e unici.

Mappa del tour

Posti che esplorerai


- The Kelpies

- Helix Park and the Forth and Clyde Canal

- The Falkirk Wheel


Il tuo viaggio


La Scozia è patria di grandi scoperte e innovazione: dalla riuscita clonazione del primo mammifero all’invenzione del radar e della televisione. È un paese che vanta università e innovazioni scientifiche di livello mondiale.

Perciò, in questo tour mettiamo da parte kilt, castelli e whisky per offrirvi una moderna esperienza scozzese. Visiterete la Falkirk Wheel, l’unico elevatore per imbarcazioni rotante al mondo, e ammirerete i Kelpies, un’imponente e bellissima scultura contemporanea di fama mondiale.

Unitevi a questa escursione per conoscere il volto ultramoderno della Scozia.


Tour Details

Andata
09.00 - Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
Ritorno
13.00
Discounts

Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • I racconti e i servizi di un autista-guida di Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche

Itinerario

Si parte da George Street alle 09:00 alla volta della prima tappa del tour: i Kelpies. Queste strabilianti sculture di teste di cavallo, alte ben 30 metri, sono un monumentale tributo alla storia e alla potenza dei cavalli da lavoro che un tempo trainavano le chiatte sul canale. Sono inoltre un meraviglioso esempio di design moderno e abilità ingegneristica. Faremo una breve passeggiata attraverso l’Helix Park per apprezzare da vicino l’imponente bellezza dei Kelpies – non dimenticate la macchina fotografica!

Da qui percorreremo il breve tragitto fino alla Falkirk Wheel. Questa eccezionale meraviglia ingegneristica è stata costruita per celebrare il millennio e per ripristinare il collegamento tra due dei principali canali della Scozia. Dall’ambizioso progetto è nato l’unico elevatore idraulico rotante per imbarcazioni in tutto il mondo, in grado di sollevare le barche a 24 metri di altezza – equivalente al dislivello tra i due canali. Durante il nostro tour non ci sarà il tempo di fare un giro sull’elevatore, ma il più delle volte lo si può osservare in funzione.

Potrete inoltre vedere la mostra e il centro visitatori prima del ritorno a Glasgow alle 13:00.

Itinerary (English)

Leaving George Street the first stop of your tour is the Kelpies. These amazing 30m high horse head sculptures hark back to the history and heritage of working horses pulling barges on the canal. They’re also a stunning example of modern design and engineering skill.

We’ll take a short walk through the Helix Park to appreciate the impressive beauty of the Kelpies up close – don’t forget your camera!

From here it’s a short drive to the Falkirk Wheel. This unique engineering feat was built to celebrate the millennium and restore the link between two of Scotland’s major canals. The result of this ambitious plan is the world’s only rotating boat lift; raising boats up 24m between the two canals. On our tour there’s no time to take a trip on the boat lift itself, but on most occasions you can watch it in operation. You’ll also get a chance to see the exhibition and visitor centre before heading back to Glasgow.

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FAQs

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance. You can click here for excellent rates.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com, or check out our full FAQs.

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