Daily Itinerary

Get ready for fun and learning in Scotland!

Tentative Program Itinerary:

Friday, June 5, 2015
3:45pm: Depart Dallas for Amsterdam on KLM 670

Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:05am: Arrive in Amsterdam
10am: Depart Amsterdam for Edinburgh KLM 1279
10:25am: Arrive in Edinburgh, meet CISabroad On-Site Program Coordinator, Nick Moszynski, and CISabroad Scotland Program Director, Jeanna Brady, and transfer to the accommodations
Afternoon: Neighborhood walking tour to pick up bus passes and visit the gym to sign up for memberships!
Evening: Welcome dinner and CISabroad Orientation

Sunday, June 7, 2015
10am: Meet at the dorms to walk to St. Giles
10:30am: (optional) Visit St. Giles Church Service
11:30am – 1pm: Guided City tour including the Royal Mile
1pm – 2pm: Lunch on your own
2pm – 4:30pm: Visit Edinburgh Castle

Monday, June 8, 2015
8:15am: Meet outside of the dorms
9am – 12pm: Tour and introduction to Edinburgh Napier University with Dr. Susan Brown
Afternoon: Events to be scheduled – Perhaps learn to play Cricket or watch a local league cricket match!

Tuesday, June 9, 2014
9:15am: Meet outside apartments
10am – 11am: Visit the Hibernian Football Club for a tour with Tom Wright
11am – 12pm: Free time for lunch
12:30pm – 4:30pm: Lab Lectures at Edinburgh Napier University with Dr Kostas Kaliarntas (biomechanics) and Pete Laird (programme leader for UG and sports coaching/performance analysis) and others to cover exercise physiology
Afternoon: Visit a football stadium

Wednesday, June 10, 2014
11am – 12:30pm: BT Murrayfield Stadium tour
12:30pm – 2pm: Free time for lunch
2pm: Climb the Calton Hill with Jeanna Brady!
Late afternoon: Events to be scheduled

Thursday, June 11, 2015
7:45am: Meet outside of the dorms with small packs for the highlands hiking tour
8am: Depart Edinburgh for Iverness by coach
Day: Stop for lunch in Inverness and then embark on a Loch Ness Boat tour. Afterwards, visit Drumnadrochit to Urquhart Castle!
Evening: Mini-coach to Fort William and check into hotels – Click here for a map of the hotel locations

Friday, June 12, 2015
6am: Breakfast in the hotels
7:25am: Meet at the Fort William train station (down the street from your accommodations) and travel to Corrour Train Station
7:40am: Train departs
Day: Hike across country to Glen Nevis (short taxi back to Fort William) guided by Dougie

Saturday, June 13, 2015
7am: Breakfast in the hotels
8am: Leave luggage in the hotel lobbies and depart for hike
Day: Hikes the West Highland Way from Fort William to Kinlochleven. A gradual ascent from Glen Nevis through forest and up onto open moorland. A good path and track for nearly all of the way, as you then head through a fine mountain glen at the foot of the Mamore Mountains, before a gradual descent to Kinlochleven.
Evening: Check into hostel – Click here for a map of the hostel locations

Sunday, June 14, 2015
7am: Breakfast in the hotels
8am: Leave luggage in the hostel lobby and depart for hike.
Day: Hike the West Highland Way from Kinlochleven to Kingshouse. A good track out of Kinlochleven gradually ascends to about 1,500 feet, giving you fine views back towards the Mamores. As you reach the top of the trail, where the path becomes narrower, Glencoe comes into view, and the zig-zag descent is dominated by the view across Glencoe to the imposing peak of Buchaille Etive Mhor (the big shepherd of Etive).
Late afternoon: Head back to Edinburgh

Monday, June 15, 2015
Free – Research Day

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
9am: Pick up at the dorms
Morning: Biking at Glentress Forest, Peebles
Lunch on own. The small town of Peebles is just 2.5 miles away and has a great High Street with more independent shops than any other town in Scotland for great days out with the family.
3pm – 6pm: Low ropes course at Go Ape Peebles Glentress Forest. Built on the hillside within the beautiful Glentress Forest (part of Tweed Valley Forest Park), this Tree Top Adventure makes good use of the valley for some jaw dropping exposure, and features our highest zip wire over the reservoirs in the valley. Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They’re part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set high above the forest floor.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
9am: Depart for Stirling
Day: Visit the Stirling Castle and Wallace Monument. Possible visit to the University of Stirling for a tour of their facilities and lecture

Thursday to Sunday, June 18 – 21, 2015
Free weekend with suggestions offered! La Vida Local activities arranged by the CISabroad On-Site Staff

Monday, June 22, 2015
Morning: Class time
Afternoon: Climb King Arthur’s Seat and/or fun activity!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Day: Lab Lectures at Edinburgh Napier University with Dr Tony Westbury

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Independent research day

Thursday, June 25, 2015
8am: Private coach transfer to St Andrews
9:30am: Arrive and explore on your own – those who want to pay to golf need to speak with Nick (On-Site Program Coordinator)
2pm: Visit St Andrews for a Q & A and Tour from Director
4pm: Return to Edinburgh

Friday, June 26, 2015
Independent research day

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Free day for packing and last minute shopping
5pm: Farewell dinner

Sunday, June 28, 2015
3am: Pick up at accommodations to transfer to the airport
6am: Depart Edinburgh for Amsterdam on KLM 1276
8:35am: Arrive in Amsterdam
10:45am: Depart Amsterdam for Dallas on KLM 669