We are delighted by our newly formed partnership between the Toronto Wolfpack and Glory Days as their travel partnership, Wolfpack Tours. We are offering unparalleled service for Rugby League fans looking to travel from the UK to Canada for the Super League in 2020, as well as to Canadian fans visiting the UK.
Our Glory Days Managing Director, David Hardy commented:
“Glory Days are delighted to be working in association with the highly progressive Toronto Wolfpack on “Wolfpack Tours”.
Adding “As we progress we aim to run tour packages to and from Toronto for all Toronto Wolfpack Super League matches as well as other key fixtures and offer exclusive opportunities for Rugby League fans. We believe Toronto Wolfpack are here to stay and will add a huge amount to an already superb competition.”
Wolfpack Tours are the only tours that are Official and approved by the Wolfpack, with tours running for all 11 visiting teams to Lamport Stadium in 2020. Each tour includes a guaranteed access to the Wolfpack’s famous Friday night fan welcome, match tickets, beer tokens and the option to upgrade to game day VIP. This unique Canadian take on luxury sporting experiences includes a pre-game stadium tour, food and drinks at field level, table service and a meet and greet with players.
We at Glory Days are a team of experienced UK based travel consultants, who can assist fans in gaining quotes for travel to Wolfpack away games including flights, hotels, transfers, match tickets and a range of optional add-ons. Any fans booking will also have the chance to be linked in with fellow travelers, Wolfpack staff and UK based fans to enhance their experience. See our full range of tours on our website here.
Starting humbly in 1950, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is marking their 70th birthday this upcoming August. For generations a broad an ever-increasing audience have had a pleasure of enjoying this remarkable event. To celebrate the tremendous achievement of 70 successful years in running, this year’s shall be themed around ‘Platinum’.
What to expect?
The ‘Platinum Edition’ promises to pay homage to its traditional military roots which are carefully integrated in a fusion of international musicians, dancers and culture. Furthermore, this year’s performances intend to honour and commemorate the Royal Navy and the important role they have played in Scottish waters and beyond. The Tattoo’s Chief Producer, Brigadier David Allfrey explained that: “Platinum is an amazing element. It is valuable, durable and a catalyst in chemical ‘reactions’ helping other ingredients to work well together. So too is the Tattoo!”
Our beautiful city is steeped with rich history, its practically begging for you to explore. It’s truly magical to sit in the battlements of Edinburgh Castle, you read that right, the show takes place on the beautifully-lit castle esplanade. There is no better location to experience the explosion of sheer artistry (and fireworks).
After 7 decades the Tattoo has managed to drum up a loyal support, not just here in Scotland but also across the globe. The morale and excitement in Edinburgh during the Tattoo and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is tangible.
It’s no surprise that it consistently appears on bucket lists internationally- is it on yours?
What can we do for you?
Every year our clients enjoy truly immersive performances every night throughout the month of August. It’s our pleasure to organise your trip to Edinburgh so you can focus on the show. We have long-standing partnerships with a variety of accommodation providers from luxury hotels to self-catered apartments: meaning we have options to suit all budgets and requirements. We are also delighted to arrange dinner reservations and additional tickets to the many attractions the city has to offer, as an office of Edinburgh locals we love to share our recommendations.
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The city boasts a plethora of amazing dining experiences, suitable for all tastes and budgets.
We are an office of foodies, so we’ve come together to collate a list of our favourite restaurants for you to enjoy.
Howies – British cuisine / located on 10-14 Victoria St
- They offer a terrific 3 Course Lunch for only 15.75.
- Try the best of Scottish produce, and a fantastic range of local beers and gins.
- Glory Days Favourite: Venison Haunch.
The White Horse – Seafood Restaurant / Overlooking the historic Royal Mile
- Build yourself your ideal meal from a selection of small plates, made up of all your favourites including Baked Scallops and Scotch Bonnet Cured Salmon. This is the perfect option for wine and friends or trying something new.
- Artisan Cocktails, freshly hand-shucked oysters. Feast your senses and celebrate your love for Scottish seafood.
- Glory Days Favourite: Tempura Oysters.
Six by Nico – Evolving 6 course tasting menu / located on Hanover Street
- A best kept local secret. This restaurant has a brand new 6-course tasting menu every six weeks. Usually requires booking in advance.
- They have showcased a wide variety of immersive themes including ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’, ‘Childhood’ and ‘Guilty Pleasures’. Each menu encourages guests to try something new and think beyond conventional food.
- Glory Days Favourite: Everything. Every 6 weeks.
Wedgewood – Scottish cuisine / located on the Royal Mile
- Wedgewood allows guests to enjoy fine dining in a comfortable and friendly environment.
- They offer a fantastic ‘Wee Tour of Scotland’ menu which offers the opportunity to taste all of Scotland’s most celebrated cuisines.
- Glory Days Favourite: Five Spiced Scottish Salmon.
Chop House – Steak & Scottish cuisine / located on Market Street
- Serves delicious in-house dry aged beef cooked over charcoal.
- They also offer a wholesome Sunday Roast. It’s like having a weekly Christmas dinner.
- Glory Days Favourite: A sharing steak with a selection of sauces and sides. Steak can be social occasion after all.
The Witchery – British Cuisine / located at the gate of Edinburgh Castle
- Enjoy local produce in the atmospheric candle-lit dining room or enjoy the secret garden room, enclosed with ancient oak and decorated with glorious tapestries.
- The Witchery is Award-winning and highly reviewed by guests who visit.
- Glory Days Favourite: Haggis with curried pineapple chutney. A modern twist on the Scottish classic.
If you have any questions and require further suggestions, please just get in touch with us using 0131 556 3840 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Glory Days can offer you both, Land Packages (not including flights) and Flight-inclusive Packages.
All our packages include expert planning and organisation. We have a range of opportunities for you to personalise your bespoke travel package, every step of the way. Including adding additional nights to match your requirements and hospitality upgrades (as they become available).
We hold our own ATOL and ABTOT licenses meaning we are protected and you can book with confidence.
While Toronto offers the perfect back drop, why not explore the surrounding areas to make the very most of your holiday.
We are delighted to offer package upgrades to include additional trips to the breath-taking Niagara Falls, New York and More!
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This is Super League like you’ve never seen it before!
- 18th April – Hull FC
- 26th April – Wigan Warriors
- 2nd May – St Helens R.F.C
- 13th June – Castleford Tigers
- 20th June – Hull Kingston Rovers
- 4th July – Warrington Wolves
- 11th July – Salford Red Devils
- 2nd August – Leeds Rhinos
- 8th August – Huddersfield Giants
- 5th September – Wakefield Trinity
Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0131 556 3840 or email us on email@example.com.
We want to build your Rugby League trip of a lifetime.
Get your Hogmanay Sorted, Edinburgh Style!
There’s so much to offer in Scotland for New Year but with many options it can be a little overwhelming. In light of this, we’ve made a round up of our personal favourites!
The party starts at 7:30 on the 31st of December
Enjoy a complimentary Johnnie Walker cocktail as you celebrate the end of a year and bring in 2020, in an unforgettable fashion. Edinburgh celebrates Hogmanay under the stars with DJ’s, Bands and Street Performers from all over the world.
When the clock strikes midnight the sky shall be lit up by an incredible firework display and the sounds of world-famous Mark Ronson. This is not an event to be missed!
Ceilidh under the Castle
Celebrations Kick off at 8:30pm on the 31st of December
Start the New Year the Scottish way at the Ceilidh under the Castle. Whirl or jig, fling or be flung under the watchful eye of Edinburgh Castle. Join hands with old friends and new to dance in the New Year with a full ceilidh band and plenty of local food and drink to keep you spinning all night. This year’s jigs and reels will be brought to you by some smashing ceilidh bands, to be announced!
At midnight, welcome in 2020 with a breath-taking fireworks display, amidst the historic setting of the majestic Edinburgh Castle.
Mark Ronson in the Gardens
Make the most of Hogmanay with Mark on 31st of December at 9pm
Celebrate Hogmanay in spectacular style with Grammy and Oscar Award winner Mark Ronson!
Join one of the biggest names in the music industry at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay’s for the party of a lifetime. He’s worked with pop royalty, from Stevie Wonder to Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars and now Mark Ronson will play the best tunes to thousands of party-goers at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. At midnight, say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020 to the ultimate party playlist and the best views of the fireworks over Edinburgh Castle!
A ticket for Concert in the Gardens will include a wristband for access to the Street Party.
Happens the day before Hogmanay, 7:00pm on the 30th of December
Blaze through the city accompanied by pipers and drummers, fire and fanfare and forge a river of light through the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. A spectacular and unforgettable family-friendly event culminating in the historic Holyrood Park.
50p from every ticket bought goes to One City Trust, fighting inequality and exclusion in the City of Edinburgh
31st of December on the 31st at 5pm
The Bairns’ ‘Afore makes for the our favourite family- friendly Hogmanay experience imaginable.
Join Dick and Dom, the comedy duo from the ‘telly, playing the best tunes to get you dancing and singing along. The event is all topped off by its very own spectacular fireworks, allowing the same excitement as the adult’s street party later on. It’s the best way to celebrate as a clan and still get the kids home to bed before the madness starts.
Jump in on the 1st of January at 2:15pm
Take part in this wild Scottish New Year’s Day tradition. There’s no way to shake off a Hogmanay hangover like braving the chill of the Firth of the Forth. Put on your fanciest dress (We’ve seen all sorts, from superheros to ducks) and parade with your fellow Dookers down South Queensferry High Street and hop right in. Many people taking the dook use it as a opportunity to raise money for a charity of their choosing.
If you aren’t feeling courageous enough to take on the dook, you can watch from several vantage points down the beach or along the parade route.
If you like the sound of any of these then get in touch with us here, we’d love to help!
September is bursting with autumn excitement.
Highlights include outdoor cinema, dance music festivals and rum.
Read on to plan our your ideal September in the capital.
1st of September- ‘Sunshine on Leith at the Luna Cinema’
Royal Botanic Gardens
Bring your friends and family and enjoy the sunset with this feel-good movie musical on the big screen, featuring the music of Edinburgh’s most-loved musicians, The Proclaimers. It will be guaranteed to get you singing along!
Doors open at 6:45pm, Film starts approx 8:15pm
6th of September- ‘Sing-a-long to the Greatest Showman’
Sing-a-Long-a Productions, producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music and Sing-a-Long-a Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing – The Greatest Showman! Look out ‘cause here it comes… The live host will teach everyone a unique set of dance moves, show you how to use our interactive prop bags, and also get you to practice your cheers, your boos and even a few wolf whistles. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.
13th of September ‘Motown Madness’
Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Motown music in style with great artists including The Cutkelvins (X Factor Finalists) and many more including Lee St Lawrence Taylor (The Drifters) – Saskia Eng (The Voice) – Martin Alred – Greg McCreadie – Dennis Kennedy at Edinburgh’s premium concert and events venue The Edinburgh Corn Exchange.
14th of September ‘EH1 festival’
Royal Highland Centre
EH1 Festival 2019 takes place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston on Saturday, September 14th from noon until midnight. The festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with some of the biggest names in dance music industry set to perform.
The multi arena event, whose past guests include Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk, Sven Vath, Orbital, Duke Dumot, Eats Everything, Frankie Knuckles & Roger Sanchez, makes a return for a 10 year anniversary after a 4 year break, and promises to be one of the biggest events of the year for dance music lovers.
14th of September ‘Mid-Autumn Moon Festival’
St Cecilia’s Hall
Join us for a day celebrating the Moon Festival at St Cecilia’s Hall.
• Throughout the day we will have a variety of drop-in activities:
• Drop-in activity stalls provided by Ricefield Arts (Chinese Calligraphy taster, Calligraphy Tattoo, Lantern Making)
• Pipa performance at 2.30pm
• Dancing by the Edinburgh Chinese Community Dance Group at 3pm
• Take part in traditional Moon Festival Games throughout the afternoon
• Spotlight tour of the Chinese instruments we have in our collections
• Try some traditional Chinese sweets.
• Suitable for all the family.
27th of September ‘Music from the Movies’
St Giles Cathedral
Go on a stunning red carpet ride of iconic movie soundtracks. This evening promises to be exciting exploration of the power of film music, This exceptional program will include dazzling excerpts from movie soundtracks released and loved through the decades. This concert is guaranteed fun for the whole family! The London Concertante orchestra are known to have their audience laughing, gasping at virtuosity, moved by gorgeous playing, and leaving with a smile on their faces. Their numerous recordings have reached great critical acclaim, and the ensemble has continually been regarded as one of the finest groups in Europe since its founding in 1991. This is not one to be missed.
27th of September ‘The Rum festival’
Edinburgh Royal Mile
With more than 100 different rums, cocktails, dancing, new and exclusive rums, sampling from Rum brands and On arrival you will be greeted by one of our Rumun’s; handed your Rum Festival glass (a gift for you to take home!) and a brochure, full of information on all the rums you can try, fun facts about each of our suppliers and the suggested garnish to compliment your drink.
You will need to purchase drinks tokens to taste our rum’s, these will be available from a stand in the main hall. The drinks tokens are £5 each and our ‘100’ Rums include a mixer of your choice and fresh garnish. We think the best way is to buy a card of four for £20 and then go from there, but you can purchase fewer (or more of course!) if you like. We’ll also have some premium rums available to try for varied prices.
Have a fantastic month & don’t forget to let us know what you get up to.
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We have Grand News for Grand National Fanatics!
What were you doing in 2001 ?
Listening to Atomic Kitten’s song, Whole Again ?
Visiting the brand new online Encyclopedia page, Wikipedia ?
Well, we were taking our first travel package group to the 2001 Grand National.
Now 19 years on we are gearing up to take another eager group down to Aintree.
The Randox Health Grand National is the pinnacle of the racing season and 2020 promises to be the best year yet! We are delighted to offer our fantastic Official Travel Packages for the Randox Health Grand National including official event tickets, accommodation & event-day transfers.
The Grand National was first held in 1839, making it the longest annually running steeplechase in the world.
The National is very prominent in British culture because of its deep roots, steeped in history and the shared enjoyment passed through the generations.
From experts to novices, the nation has been gripped on the spectacle.
Year on year 600 million people shall be watching the event from home, local pubs or cafes. Glory Days is offering you the chance to be part of the action, feel the anticipation and relish your win during the live music and entertainment after the race.
The Grand National is run over the legendary National Course at Aintree and consists of two laps of 16 fences, the first 14 of which are jumped twice. The horses and their riders completing the race covering a distance of 4 miles 514 yards.
Feel the atmosphere and excitement as the riders charge towards the first fence, while never being too far away from an ice cold pint.
Optional upgrades are also available so we can help you build your dream bespoke weekend, have a look at these upgrades here.
There is unpredicted and unscripted winners racing around the corner.
Tonight welcomes the opening night of the 2019 Royal Military Tattoo.
Etymology of the term “Tattoo”
With the establishment of modern barracks and full military bands later in the 18th century, the term “tattoo” was used to describe the last duty call of the day, as well as a ceremonial form of evening entertainment performed by military musicians.
In 1949 Edinburgh held its first Military Tattoo, the modest event was entitled “Something About a Soldier” a the aimed to portray the Army’s support of the International Festival.
The show was held at the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens which still stands proudly below the castle.
We’d recommend visiting as a good comparison, as now, 7 decades later the show has progressed into the world-renowned showcase we know today.
In 1977 the first female took on the prestigious role of being the lone piper. Officer Elaine Marnoch took the role in her strides as she performed to the full battlements of Edinburgh Castle. Furthermore, in 2016, Scottish solider Lance Bombardier Megan Beveridge made history as the youngest piper to take on the role, aged 21.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performance takes place every weekday evening and twice on Saturdays throughout August and has never been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. (Us Scots aren’t scared of a bit of ‘dreich’ or ‘baltic’ weather)
Make sure to wrap up with plenty layers to stay warm during the performance.
Fit for a Queen
In 2010 HM Queen Elizabeth awarded the event the title of ‘Royal’ to honour the celebration of 60th years running.
Which gives us the title we know it as today, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Who’s in the Audience?
The stands at Edinburgh Castle can accommodate a nightly audience of 8,800 people.
This means that throughout the multiple live performances 220,000 people can enjoy the tangible atmosphere of the live show.
In 2018 the Tattoo was televised in 40 countries. This year between 100-300 million people are set to enjoy it worldwide.
Did you know?
The Tattoo benefits several charitable causes. It has been estimated that over £10 million have been donated to arts, military and civilian charitable organisations.
Running alongside Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe the city is at its peak.
The Edinburgh August buzz is not to be missed!
For all you lovely people visiting Edinburgh for the Royal Military Tattoo or Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, We know you like shopping (don’t we all), so we made you this handy blog so you can shop until you drop.
Edinburgh is a wonderful shopping destination – as well as the household high street names it boosts a diverse collection of boutiques where you’ll discover exciting specialities and eccentricities. Enjoy some well-deserve retail therapy on our cobbled streets. It has an unrivalled range of Scottish merchandise: whiskies and woollens, food and antiques. And don’t forget to look out for the more unusual gifts, there’s more to us than just tartan and haggis.
Princes Street is a shopper’s paradise. On one side of the street, you’ll find all the big national and international names, while on the other side, one of the most unique and spectacular skylines in the world. It’s also home to favourites like Marks and Spencer and New Look. The streets that link Princes Street with George Street are worth exploring for their mix of interesting smaller retail outlets and eateries. Rose Street, a pedestrianised lane behind Princes Street, is justly famous for its pubs, but is also excellent for high quality speciality shopping and restaurants.Towards the City’s East End, you’ll find Princes Mall, a favourite shopping haunt on two floors, with plenty of entertainment stores and fashion outlets. Here you’ll also find John Lewis, boasting a breathtaking assortment of wares. There’s not many places where you can enjoy your shopping in view of a gorgeous historic castle.
The West End
The West End is typical of Edinburgh. It’s the kind of place where shopping is a true leisure activity. Within 300 metres you’ll find leafy green squares and crescents, imposing churches, graceful architecture and ‘ye ole’ shops, all within a minute of two lively thoroughfares. Queensferry Street hustles with just as much bustle as its neighbour Shandwick Place and between the two you’ll find a plethora of eateries and speciality shops. William Street’s bars, bistros, art galleries and exclusive boutiques attract a discerning crowd, it’s the true hub of Indie fashion. While Stafford Street is a hub for interior design. Randolph Place is another quiet haven hiding within it some high-fashion treasures.
Located between Princes Street and Queen Street, with Charlotte Square and St Andrew Square at either end, George Street’s many architecturally stunning buildings now play host to a staggering array of upmarket and designer shops. George Street’s appeal is strengthened with the excellent choice of bars and restaurants providing sustenance for happy shoppers. Here you’ll find splendid examples of 1800’s bank-turned-classy eatery and if you find yourself in one of the street’s bars or nightclubs, there’s every chance you’ll bump into the odd celebrity. Unlike in some other cities, the tradition of personal service and quality has not been abandoned around these parts, with a few well-established George Street favourites renowned for their approach to customer service. If you fancy taking a break from carrying your bags, pop into the Dome for a delicious afternoon tea, cake is the best fuel.
Grassmarket & Victoria Street
Find something unique in some of Edinburgh’s beloved Grassmarket institutions. Shopping in stores like Armstrong’s Vintage and Godiva will have you the belle of the ball in no time with Singer sewing machine artistry and hidden treasures for both women and men galore! Treat yourself to some traditional Scottish tweed at Walker and Slater. Edinburgh’s vintage shops promote a quirky local alternative to Princes Street stores, indulge in all things independent. We heard through the grape vine that J.K Rowling used Victoria Street, with it’s narrow and winding road, as her muse for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.
The Bridges to Broughton Street
To sample the truly eclectic nature of Edinburgh shopping, take the journey from the Bridges at the East End of Princes Street down to Leith, taking in Broughton Street on the way. Here you’ll find an intriguing mix of shops, from cheap’n’cheerful through to proper posh, and everything in between. South Bridge is home to an abundance of shops catering for the vibrant student community, from books, music, comics and urban fashion. On Broughton Street you’ll find a combination of antique shops and boutiques, not to mention an ample selection of stylish bars and cafés. Veggies and alternative health enthusiasts can pick up all manner of supplies, and there’s plenty for the carnivores at the various delicatessens. Leith Walk is home to countless second-hand shops, traditional butchers, Sikh and Muslim haberdasheries, Chinese supermarkets, much-celebrated delicatessens and speciality shops.
Multrees Walk hosts all things luxurious, just off St Andrew Square and home of “the very best high-end retailers”. Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani and Mulberry to name a few. Harvey Nicholls is also situated on the walk hosting a variety of designer labels including Gucci, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs. The shopping experience you can get at Multree’s walk is said to be “unrivalled” because of the impeccable customer service you’ll receive. Let us know about the exciting things you find on our instagram, @glorydays.edinburgh, click here to follow us.
According to lovely local man Robert Shephard “Thistle Street is often overlooked but is the oldest street in the New Town with a selection of top quality independent retailers like Jane Davidson and Pam Jenkins along with the widest selection of international restaurants in one small street – One Mexican restaurant (El Cartel) one Thai restaurant, two French restaurants one Italian and a vegetarian / vegan restaurant”. We are big supporters of keeping it local and loving our neighbours! Head over to the Thistle Street Bar for refreshments after a long day of shopping. Thanks for your advice Robert.
We hope you enjoy your shopping. Treat yourself, you are on holiday after all!
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