The Royal & The Rugged

Location:

England & Scotland

Dates:

POSTPONED: 2021 DATES TBA

Cost:

TBA

Travel back in time to the land of castles, kings, and warriors on this two-part England and Scotland tour. Experience the bustling streets of London, the natural beauty of the countryside and coastline, historic Windsor Castle, mysterious Stonehenge, and more on our England tour from June 26th ~ July 2nd. Or join us for our 5 day tour of Scotland from July 6th ~ 11th to witness the rugged natural beauty of the Scottish highlands and wander the enchanting alleyways of old Edinburgh. Even better, join us for both! As an added bonus, participate in the 3rd annual Bainbridge Cup and 2nd English Open held in Nottingham, England from the 3rd to the 5th of July.

Get our special discounted price for registering for both trips, which each offer something for every nature lover, city dweller, history buff, and pickleball fanatic. Jon Moore will be the tour leader and Jennifer Lucore the head instructor for our England and Scotland tours.

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Trip Details

What’s Included

England Tour

  • 7 nights at 4-star accommodations with complimentary breakfasts
  • All meals except 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • All activities including tours, entrance and guide fees, pickleball clinics, local transportation, etc.

Scotland Tour

  • 5 nights at 4-star accommodations with complimentary breakfasts
  • All meals except 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • All activities including tours, entrance and guide fees, pickleball clinics, local transportation, etc.

What’s Not Included

England Tour

  • Airfare to Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Scotland Tour

  • Airfare to Glasgow Airport (GLA) or train ticket to Glasgow Central Station
  • Airfare from Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Group Size  20

Activity Level  6/10

Accommodations

Rotating Accomodations
  • See itinerary below for hotel information

Trip instructors

Itinerary

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Day 1 (England)
06/26/2020

ARRIVAL IN ENGLAND

  • Please book your airfare to Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Transfer and check into Staines-upon-Thames hotel
  • Optional open-play with local Pickleball club
  • Meet in hotel lobby at 7:00 PM
  • Welcome dinner at Staines-upon-Thames restaurant
  • Brief orientation
Day 2 (England)
06/27/2020

LONDON CITY TOUR

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Staines-upon-Thames Hotel
  • Half-day London highlights tour
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Choose from several London sightseeing options
  • Dinner and live music at pub w/ local players
Day 3 (England)
06/28/2020

WINDSOR CASTLE TOUR, PICKLEBALL

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Staines-upon-Thames Hotel
  • Half-day Windsor Castle tour
  • Lunch at local cafe
  • Private clinic with Pickleball Trips instructors
  • Free play with Runny Meade Pickleball Club
  • Dinner with local players
Day 4 (England)
06/29/2020

BATH, PICKLEBALL

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Staines-upon-Thames Hotel
  • Transfer and check into Bath hotel**
  • Half-day Bath tour
  • Private clinic with Pickleball Trips instructors
  • Dinner at local restaurant with Pickleball Trips group
Day 5 (England)
06/30/2020

SALISBURY & STONEHENGE TOUR

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Bath Hotel
  • All-day Salisbury and Stonehenge tour
  • Dinner at local restaurant
Day 6 (England)
07/01/2020

ENGLISH COASTLINE, PICKLEBALL

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Bath Hotel
  • Depart for English coastline
  • Free play with local pickleball club
  • Dinner with local players
Day 7 (England)
07/02/2020

TRANSFER TO NOTTINGHAM

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Bath Hotel
  • Transfer and check into Nottingham hotel
  • Final Pickleball session with our instructors
  • Farewell cocktail reception
  • Dinner in Nottingham with local players
Day 3 days in-between trips

Friday, July 3rd  |  BAINBRIDGE CUP
Saturday, July 4th  |  ENGLISH OPEN – MEN’S/WOMEN’S DOUBLES
Sunday, July 5th | ENGLISH OPEN – MIXED DOUBLES

***Please note that this section of the itinerary is not included in either tour, but we are happy to arrange your accommodation during these 3 nights.***

Day 1 (Scotland)
07/06/2020

ARRIVAL IN SCOTLAND

  • Please book your airfare to Glasgow Airport (GLA) or train to Glasgow Central Railway Station
  • Transfer and check into 4-Star Scottish Highlands Hotel
  • Meet in hotel lobby at 7:00 PM
  • Welcome dinner at local Glasgow restaurant
    Brief orientation
Day 2 (Scotland)
07/07/2020

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TOUR

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Scottish Highlands Hotel
  • Scottish Highlands highlights tour
  • Lunch at local pub
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with our instructors
  • Dinner in Scottish Highlands with Pickleball Trips group
  • Live music at pub
Day 3 (Scotland)
07/08/2020

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TOUR

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Scottish Highlands Hotel
  • All-day Scottish Highlands tour
  • Dinner at local restaurant
Day 4 (Scotland)
07/09/2020

GLASGOW, PICKLEBALL

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Scottish Highlands Hotel
  • Transfer to Glasgow
  • Half-day Glasgow highlights tour
  • Lunch in Glasgow with local players
  • Private Pickleball Trips clinic with our instructors
  • Free play with Glasgow Pickleball Club
  • Dinner at local pub with local players
  • Transfer to Edinburgh
  • Check into 4-Star Edinburgh Hotel
Day 5 (Scotland)
07/10/2020

EDINBURGH

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Edinburgh Hotel
  • Edinburgh Sightseeing Day Tour
  • Free play with Edinburgh Pickleball Club
  • Dinner in Edinburgh with local players
Day 6 (Scotland)
07/11/2020

DEPARTURE

  • Breakfast at 4-star Edinburgh hotel
  • Depart from Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Cancellation Policy

60 – 31 Days Prior to Arrival: 20% of the Total Costs
30 – 4 Days Prior to Arrival: 50% of the Total Costs
72 Hours or Less Prior to Arrival: 100% of the Total Costs

Travel Insurance

We strongly encourage all travelers to invest in travel insurance to both minimize your financial risks of traveling and provide you with peace of mind to fully enjoy the your trip. Travel insurance can provide many helpful resources including refunds or assistance for any of the following situations that may arise before or during a trip:

  • You need to cancel your participation on the tour
  • You need to cancel or change a flight
  • Lost baggage during the trip
  • Stolen items during the trip
  • Medical costs during the trip

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