MacItalia’s new package for overseas wholesale tour operators, will take your clients on a tour of discovery into the mystic world of the Knights Templar and the rich heritage of the Scottish Freemasonry

This tour is designed for small groups of 12/14 pax.

The category of accommodation is 4-star deluxe properties offering a high standard of service, food and amenities in hotel accommodation.

 

About the Package

Day 1  Arrival

Meet your guide at the airport, with a visit to Cairnpapple Hill and Torphichen, the ancient seat of the Knights Templar in Scotland since 1160, (visit dependant on flight arrival time) on way to your relaxing Scottish Hotel. Dinner, overnight and breakfast in 4 star country house hotel in Ayrshire.

Day 2  Kilwinnig to Edinburgh

After breakfast, we visit the Kilwinning Lodge – so old that it is numbered ‘Nothing’ or 0.  The Mother Lodge of Scotland is situated in the Ayrshire town of Kilwinning.  This old and ancient Lodge of Freemasons dates back to the building of Kilwinning Abbey around 1140 and has a unique history second to none in the Masonic world. Before the forming of Grand Lodge in 1736 Mother Kilwinning was a Grand Lodge in her own right issuing charters and warrants to Lodges wishing to enjoy the privileges of Freemasonry.  We leave Kilwinning and visit a typical whisky distillery such as Auchentoshan Distillery, before heading for Edinburgh via West Lothian.  Stop for lunch in a local restaurant and then travel onto the nearby town of Linlithgow for a visit to Lodge of Linlithgow No.17 whose earliest reference was in the minutes of Lodge No1 St Marys Chapel in 1654.  Travel onto Edinburgh for our hotel. Dinner, overnight and breakfast in  4 star hotel in Edinburgh.

Day 3  Edinburgh 

Begin the day with a visit to Lodge Canongate Kilwinning No2, chartered in 1677, the oldest lodge building in the world.  It is where Lord St.Clair of Roslin was initiated and credited as the Last Hereditary Grand Master of the Craft in Scotland.  One of the most famous individuals to have affiliated to Lodge Canongate Kilwinning was Robert Burns in 1787.  The organ is thought to have belonged to Handel and bequeathed to the Lodge in the 1750s.   Our day continues with a visit to the iconic Rosslyn Chapel, founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness.   Stop for lunch at Prestonfield House in central Edinburgh and then we visit the Masonic Museum in the Grand Lodge of Scotland, located in the heart of the New Town, which contains the oldest Masonic records in the world, including those of Lodge Aitcheson's Haven dating from January 1599, the famous 'Burns Inauguration' painting as well as numerous Masonic Artifacts.   We finish our day with a visit to the temple of the Lodge of Edinburgh Mary’s Chapel No1, their minute book is more than 400 years old with records from 1599.  Dinner, overnight and breakfast in  4 star hotel in Edinburgh.

Day 4  Edinburgh

After breakfast, a morning stroll along Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile for a visit to St Giles Cathedral followed by a visit to Edinburgh Castle.  Afternoon and evening free.  Overnight and breakfast in  4 star hotel in Edinburgh.

Day 5  Departure

Breakfast in Hotel. After breakfast, a complementary departure transfer to airport with MacItalia Assistant for departure flight.

Your package includes:

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in 4 star superior central accommodation
  • 1 night bed and breakfast in 4 star superior central accommodation
  • transportation by small coach as per itinerary
  • guiding in English by Provincial Grand Organist of Edinburgh throughout itinerary
  • entrance to Lodges and places of interest as per itinerary
  • Italian speaking assistance on arrival and departure
  • transfer on arrival and departure from/to Edinburgh Airport
  • 2 lunches with 3 courses and 1 drink per person

Not included:

Lunches, drinks during meals, tips, flights, and anything else not specifically listed above.

Places to Visit

Places of Scottish cultural heritage which the tour visits:

This package is provided by MacItalia

Tour available in several languages and can be run as an independent special group.

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"I want to thank you very much for the good services and the local assistance from your colleagues... have a nice day!"

Federica, Anthurium Viaggi Pisa (Italy)

"Everything was perfect, beautiful hotels, good coach driver... this group is really very demanding, they are used to high level services, if they come back completely satisfied, you can say it's a success!! I will surely contact you again for other groups in Scotland for next year"

ARCHEOCLUB Historical Group, Mrs.Antonella Lorinia, ANTHURIUM VIAGGI, PISA

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Brenainn Crisafulli, Mecca Viaggi (Italy)

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