THE KELPIES AND THE FALKIRK WHEEL (8 HOURS)
We travel to the Helix park, Scotland`s newest visitor attraction, to experience The Kelpies Tour and the Falkirk Wheel. Our visit to The Helix http://www.thehelix.co.uk/things-to-do/the-kelpies/kelpies-tour/#.Vsxhl9A0FuE , a new parkland project, sees us experience the 30-metre high horse-head sculptures known as the Kelpies. A Kelpie, or water kelpie, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse and has the strength and endurance of a hundred horses. We see the world’s largest equine sculptures, showcasing the heavy horses of industry and economy, designed by Andy Scott http://www.scottsculptures.co.uk/ and view the breathtaking engineering and design from inside a kelpie.
A short distance away is the town of Falkirk where we find towering above us, the giant feat of engineering known as the Falkirk Wheel https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/falkirk-wheel/about-the-wheel/how-it-works/. Embrace panoramic views from the world’s one and only rotating boat lift and enjoy a relaxing sail along the aqueduct and canal. Experience the interactive exhibitions at this unique and ingenious visitor attraction. Lunch will will be taken at the Falkirk Wheel visitor centre prior to the boat trip. We then return directly to your accommodation or cruise ship.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Meet up location: I will meet you at any place in and around Greenock, Glasgow, or north Ayrshire.
The official meeting point for Greenock cruise passengers is the “Foot Passenger Exit”, where I will meet and greet you.
Please note that my full day tours are 8 hours in duration.
End location: At the end of the tour I will return you to a location of your choice within the Greenock, Glasgow or north Ayrshire area.
I am very flexible for your time of pick up and return.
Duration: 8 hours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed: 35 GBP – Entry fees to visitor attractions, food and refreshments not included in tour.
What’s Included: Tour includes vehicle, driver and guiding services.
What’s Extra: Entry fees to visitor attractions, food and refreshments.
Tour Type: Cultural, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family.
Transportation Method: 8 passenger minibus.
Activity Level: Light.
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Language(s): English (fluent).
Maximum travelers: 8