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The Royal & The Rugged

The Royal & The Rugged

When: June 26th ~ July 2nd & July 6th ~ 11th, 2020

Where: England & Scotland

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Description

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.

Tour Package

ENGLAND TOUR

Includes

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

Not Included

  • Airfare to Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

SCOTLAND TOUR

Includes

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

Not Included

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

Itinerary

DAY 1 – FRI, JUNE 26TH  |  ARRIVAL IN ENGLAND

  • Please book your airfare to Heathrow Airport (LHR)*
  • Transfer & 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 – SAT, JUNE 27TH  |  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 & live music at pub w/ local players

DAY 3  – SUN, JUNE 28TH  |  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 – MON, JUNE 29TH  |  BATH, PICKLEBALL

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Staines-upon-Thames Hotel
  • Transfer & check into Bath hotel**
  • Half-day Bath tour
  • Private clinic with Pickleball Trips instructors
  • Dinner at local restaurant with Pickleball Trips group

DAY 5 – TUE, JUNE 30TH  | SALISBURY & STONEHENGE TOUR

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Bath Hotel
  • All-day Salisbury & Stonehenge tour
  • Dinner at local restaurant

DAY 6 – WED, JULY 1ST  |  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 – THU, JULY 2ND  |  TRANSFER TO NOTTINGHAM

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Bath Hotel
  • Transfer & check into Nottingham hotel
  • Final Pickleball session with our instructors
  • Farewell cocktail reception
  • Dinner in Nottingham with local players

***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.*** 

FRI, JULY 3RD  |  BAINBRIDGE CUP

SAT, JULY 4TH  |  ENGLISH OPEN – DOUBLES

FRI, JULY 5TH | ENGLISH OPEN – DOUBLES


DAY 1 – MON, JULY 6TH  |  ARRIVAL IN SCOTLAND

  • Please book your airfare to Glasgow Airport (GLA) or train to Glasgow Central Railway Station**
  • Transfer & 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 – TUE, JULY 7TH  |  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 – WED, JULY 8TH  |  SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS TOUR

  • Breakfast at 4-Star Scottish Highlands Hotel
  • All-day Scottish Highlands tour
  • Dinner at local restaurant 

DAY 4 – THU, JULY 9TH  |  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 – FRI, JULY 10TH  |  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  – SAT, JULY 11TH  |  DEPARTURE

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

Please keep in mind that this itinerary is subject to change and should not be considered final.

*You will likely have to depart North America the previous day to arrive on the specified date.

**If you are traveling from Nottingham to Glasgow, you can either fly from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Glasgow Airport (GLA) on Loganair or take the train to Glasgow Central Station.

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Additional Information

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

We suggest you talk to your insurance provider to ask about the travel insurance plans available to you. You can also compare policies online. Here are two well-known travel insurance providers to consider:

Please contact us at connect@pickleballtrips.com if you have any additional questions regarding our cancellation policy or travel insurance.