Edinburgh & Hadrianís Wall tour by train

“A five day, tailor made trip to Edinburgh for two nights and then heading south to Hadrianís Wall for two nights, traveling by train.”

Highlights

Edinburgh tour with walking guide | Train journey along Northumberland coast | Haydon Bridge | Hadrianís Wall

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Edinburgh & Hadrianís Wall tour by train

Environment

We are continually increasing our range of public transport vacations for those who want to leave the car behind. We grapple with the timetables of trains, boats and buses, and fill-in the gaps with short taxi transfers to make this possible in the more remote areas. Not having a car in-tow can transform your experience Ė exploring on foot and by bike helps you to properly engage with the environment and experience the place at a more appropriate, slower pace.

We encourage our customers to try local produce Ė and provide recommendations for the best places to visit to do this. From seaweed lamb on Shetland and Orkney to langoustines, crabs and scallops caught off the west coast; from many varieties of Scottish cheese to all sorts of Irish bread and bakingÖ not forgetting local ales from microbreweries and the chance to sample a dram of Scotch whisky or Irish whiskey.

The accommodation providers we select share this commitment Ė many have kitchen gardens growing their own herbs, salad and vegetables, and some even have chickens roaming in the grounds to provide eggs for breakfast. Dinner menus focus on local specialities. We make it possible for our vacationmakers to learn more directly from the producers, through a trip with a creel fisherman, a visit to a Scottish oyster farm or a vacation uniquely designed in association with Good Food Ireland.

We predominantly market our vacations via the internet. We produce a small quantity of compact brochures each year for past customers and enquirers. If we do have any left over, we ensure these are recycled.

Community

For us, true sustainability means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in remote, often rural locations, where the economic benefit from tourism can make a genuine difference. Thatís why we work almost exclusively with local, family-run businesses, not with large corporate organisations.

We build close and lasting relationships with our business partners, based on mutual trust and an unerring commitment to customer satisfaction.
We directly employ a small team of local people in Glasgow. We offer part-time and flexible working. We ensure staff take undertake at least two recce visits in a year so that they have first-hand experience and knowledge of our products throughout Scotland, England and Ireland. All staff share our values of environmental and sustainable responsibility.

We are corporate members of the John Muir Trust, an organisation committed to protecting the wild land of the Scottish highlands and islands.
We are members of AITO, the Association of Independent Tour Operators, and adhere to their strict code of conduct.

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