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‘Wolfpack Tours’ Presents the UK Super League Home Fixtures

We are excited to announce that we, as Wolfpack Tours, will be the Official Match Sponsor of the Toronto Wolfpack Club’s upcoming ‘home’ fixtures in the UK.
The Wolfpack’s clash against reigning Champions St Helens on Saturday February 29 at Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington, and their fixture against Wakefield Trinity on Sunday March 22 in York, will both be presented by Wolfpack Tours.  The game against St Helens in Warrington is on sale now, get your tickets now from the Warrington Wolves Ticketing Page.

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.

Edinburgh Tattoo 2020 – ‘The Platinum Edition’

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.

 

Click here to see our available packages.

Lets chat, Call us on 0131 556 3840 or Email info@glorydays.uk.com

The Grand National 2020 – Experience History in the Making

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.

 

Be there to watch history be written.

 

History of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tonight welcomes the opening night of the 2019 Royal Military Tattoo. 
In celebration of this we decided to share some things you may not know!

 

Image taken by Glory Days Team

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.

 

Early Days

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.

 

Girl Power

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.

 

Weather

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.

 

Credit to the Official Edinburgh Tattoo Photographer

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.

 

 

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo generates an astounding £88 million in revenue for Edinburgh’s economy annually.

The show benefits local businesses and is readily anticipated by the city.

 

Running alongside Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe the city is at its peak.

The Edinburgh August buzz is not to be missed! 

 

 

Visit the Tattoo with a bespoke travel package built for you by us at Glory Days.

Call us on 0131 556 3840 for more details.

 

Pre-register interest for next year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show Now!

Always dreamt of going to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show? Or maybe you’re a regular looking for someone to do all the booking so you don’t have to?

We at Glory Days have a number of packages available to suit all needs and desires. Whether it is 3* accomodation or a luxury 5* Hotel, we can ensure that your trip is a special one. For more Information on these packages please do not hesitate to contact us.

Give the Gift of Glory Days this Christmas

Did you know that many of our packages are bought as gifts for friends and loved ones? Struggling to find the right gift for that special someone?
Then why not purchase a Glory Days package? We have a range of sporting and travel packages available to suit a range of budgets and tastes, from horseracing, rugby, motorsports, festivals, golf and many more. Simply see below for our popular choices. With each gift you will receive a complimentary personalised gift voucher to present to your loved one detailing their trip.
All from a small deposit and balances due 10 weeks prior to arrival, it’s a complete bargain. Just get in touch to order.