Welcome to Mary


Apart from the excellent regional museum there is nothing much of note to see in the town itself, although it makes for a handy base from which to explore the nearby ancient cities of Gonur and Merv.


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$35 Private & Custom Tours

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Tour

The Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary tour celebrates the movie in a way that no other tour in Salem can! We will visit 5 of the filming locations used in the movie. This is a limited edition tour, selling out at 10 people. Please keep in mind that there is quite a bit of distance between locations, so walking is a must. "In 1693 on October 31, near Salem, Massachusetts, Thackery Binx sees his little sister, Emily, spirited away to the cottage of three witches. There, the Sanderson sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, cast a spell on Emily to absorb her youth and regain their own, killing her in the process. Thackery confronts the witches who transform him into an immortal black cat to live with his guilt for not saving Emily. The townsfolk, led by Binx's father, capture the witches. But before being hanged, Winifred's spellbook casts a curse that will resurrectthe witches during a full moon on All Hallows Eve when any virgin lights the Black Flame Candle. Thackery guards the cottage to ensure no one summons the witches."

$110.08 Tours & Sightseeing

On the trail of Mary Queen of Scots, Private Tour in a premium Minivan

At 9am your guide will meet you at your Edinburgh accommodation. The door slides back as you enter your premium Mercedes Minivan for a day exploring Scottish Outlander locations from the capital city. Leith DocksAfter the death of her husband King Francis II of France in December 1560 Mary returned to Scotland grief stricken. She landed in the Port of Leith where her perilous journey through Scotland began as an adult.Linlithgow PalaceThe birthplace of Mary, Linlithgow Palace was a ‘half way house’ between Edinburgh and Stirling and was often used as a recreation and entertainment venue for the Scottish Royal Family. The Palace was destroyed after Bonnie Prince Charlie (the Jacobite young pretender) left in 1745 and much of its history not lies in Ruin.Stirling CastleMary spent a considerable amount of time at Stirling Castle throughout her life and was crowned in the chapel at Stirling Castle when just 9 months old. The Castle has been widely restored to how it would have looked in the 16th century.Falkland PalaceArguably one of the most impressive preserved 16th century buildings in the world, Falkland Palace was the Stuart family retreat. Mary spent summertime pursuing country activities such as falconry and Royal tennis (Real Tennis) at the world’s oldest tennis court.Craigmillar CastleA stones throw from Edinburgh, Craigmillar is often referred to as Edinburgh’s ‘other castle’. Mary spent two periods of her life here, once whilst quite unwell after the birth of her son and once before the murder of her Husband in the ‘Craigmillar plot’.Lochleven CastleMary was taken to Lochleven Castle and was held Captive there after her defeat at Carberry Hill. The Castle stands on a small island about a 10 minute boat ride from Kinross. Two attempts were made to Rescue Mary from the island, the second was almost successful.Edinburgh CastleThe castle at Edinburgh has been rebuilt many times and was both a military garrison and royal seat. Mary gave birth to James IV in a birthing room in Edinburgh Castle in June 1566. Centuries later a small coffin was discovered behind wood panelling in the room. Was this the body of the heir to the Scottish throne.Whilst we typically don’t include Edinburgh in a day tour because of logistics and time required to tour the monument, it is a must-see attraction whilst in Edinburgh.Cost and inclusionsTours are priced for the full vehicle (up to 6 passengers) and include all fuel, parking charges and the services of your driver guide. We also provide complimentary still & sparkling water. Access to locations are pay on entry. We recommend a Scottish Heritage Pass for access to included monuments.

$173.08 Multi-day & Extended Tours

APOLONIA-PERMET-DURRES:2DAY TOUR

Day 1:Departure from Tirana at 9 am Begin your tour by driving towards the city of Fier. Through the city of Fier and towards the village of Pojan. You will visit Apollonia(UNESCO SITE) an ancient settlement, one of the biggest in the Adriatic area. Wandering in this settlement you will feel relaxed and meditative, through a landscape that little has changed since Antiquity. Apollonia represents one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean world and Adriatic basin, preserved in an exceptionally intact condition You will be introduced with the Church of Saint Mary,Archeological Museum-the Odeon, the library and the most photographed monument: the Bouleterion.a Greek theater and a Nymphaeum (a monument consecrated to nymphs).After, the tour continue towards the city of Permet,throught the cities of Ballsh ,Tepelene and then along the magnificent Kelcyra gorge where we are going to settle for lunch. We will continue along the Vjosa,with mountains on either side of the river before coming to Permeti.Permeti is a pleasant and clean little town in a lovely setting,sorrounded by mountains and flanked by the river Vjosa.You will be introduced with:City Rock of Përmet ,It is probably the largest stone that you have ever seen and today is considered to be a monument of culture-The church of Saint Friday (Kisha e Shën Premtes).Free time to explore the city and free dinner into Përmet’s delicious restaurants, where you going to find an authentic Balkan charm.Day 2:After breakfast, we will head towards the St.Mary church in Leusa(3km from Permet)The Church features outstanding iconography paintings. Probably the most spectacular church in Albania, resembling more an art gallery than a church.The next stop will be the  Thermal waters of Benja,A medieval bridge stretches over a sulfur-rich river that leads to year-round natural hot springs.  Warm water rushes beneath it, providing a relaxing treat for those who visit.The bridge marks the end of the 5 km long Lengaricë Canyon,Walking towards (and inside) the canyon you will also discover more thermal pools,Free time to explore or to swim.The baths have healing properties. As such, you may see some locals arriving to bathe there and reap the water’s alleged health benefits. The pools are off the beaten path, though, so you can till expect a fair amount of privacy.After the lunch in the magnificent Vjosa valley.As you head back to Tirana you will  stop in the city of Durres,located in central western Albania. Stop for a coffee to enjoy the beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea, then visit the Durres Amphitheater. Located in the center of the city, it was built in the second century and is one of the largest amphitheaters in the Balkans,and then back to Tirana.

$130.77 Private & Custom Tours

Mary Queen of Scots Private Day Tour - Luxury Chauffeur

Your Sightseeing Tour starts in Edinburgh, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off. Your tour takes you west towards Stirling Castle where Mary was crowned as an infant and her home until she was 5 years old. Visit the beautifully restored Royal Apartments, where costumed guides tell tales of her life. From here you travel to Linlithgow Palace the birthplace of Mary, explore this magnificent palace and imagine the sights and sounds. Visit The Four Mary's, a historic Pub with parts dating back to the 16th Century. Enjoy and drink and some lunch surrounded by Mary Queens of Scots Memorabilia.Following lunch in Linlithgow, you make your way to Falkland Palace & Gardens a favourite retrest of the Stewarts. Mary enjoyed her time here, Hunting, Hawking and playing tennis on the worlds oldest tennis court.Your Final stop is Lochleven Castle where Mary was imprisioned for nearly a year of her life, and where she was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James. Eventually escaping with the help of George Douglas but after defeat at the Battle of Langside imprisioned again in England. Your private tour finishes with all passengers being taken back to Edinburgh, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the full tour without the worry of finding you way back after a busy day exploring Scotland.

$317.03 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mary Queen of Scots tours

Our tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots including her birthplace Linlithgow Palace , Stirling Castle , Loch Leven and Falkland Palace . The new Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan performs the role of the ambitious Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the maniacal virgin queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie.Linlithgow PalaceLinlithgow Palace is where Mary was born in 1542.Next to the Palace is the medieval St Michael’s Parish Church where Mary was baptised . A new bronze statue of Mary has been erected next to the church .Linlithgow Palace also featured as Wentworth Prison in Outlander. Stirling Castle is where Mary was brought to be crowned as an infant.This was her home until she was 5 years old. The castle features the royal palace , rose gardens and Royal Apartments. In the castle Mary saw the baptism of her son, James VI . Sadly this is also the place where she sees him for the last time.Loch LevenLoch Leven recalls one of the more sombre periods in Mary’s life. Loch Leven Castle is where Mary was imprisoned for nearly a year, suffered a miscarriage and was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James. She eventually escaped with the help of George Douglas but went on to suffer defeat at The Battle of Langside, and on to imprisonment in England.Falkland Palace, the favourite retreat of the Stewarts. Mary is thought to have enjoyed some of her happiest days here, enjoying hunting and hawking and playing tennis on the world’s oldest tennis court. On a more haunting note, it is here that her father James V was said to utter the prophecy of The Stewart Dynasty “It cam’ wi’ a lass and it’ll gang wi’ a lass” and you can also see a copy of her death mask. The new Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan who performs the role of the ambitious Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the maniacal virgin queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie. Former Dr Who David Tennant also features in the film . Much of the filming for the £180 million project has taken place in Edinburgh, 20 miles from the queen birthplace in Linlithgow, with scenes also shot in Glencoe, Blackness Castle , Oxford and Derbyshire. The film also features a digital recreation of Linlithgow Palace ,  birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

$44 Cultural & Theme Tours

Church tour of Delhi & its Colonial past

Pick up will be provided from your hotel/airport/railway station in Delhi at around 0800-1000hrs and a personal guide immersed in the British history and old Churches of the Delhi will you give brief history about the tour. Below are the important old churches to be visited by us:- St. James’ ChurchBuilt in 1836, St James Church is one of the oldest Churches in New Delhi. St. James’ Church holds the fame of being the first church in Delhi. Shining in Golden Yellow, this humble abode still stands with pride. It is said that this church holds an imitation of the churches in Venice; may be because for its dome architecture. St. Mary’s ChurchSaid to be one of the oldest Churches in Delhi after St James Church. St Mary’s Church is located in Old Delhi’s chaotic Chandni Chowk. Built in 1865, the church is an old charming righteous place and is beautifully maintained. The calm and peaceful church is nicely dotted with beautiful pictorial descriptions, if you look closely, you’ll see the entire life of Christ and Mary on the walls of the Church. Its soothing ambience is so much in contrast with the outside world as it cuts out the noise of the traffic and sets in a meditative zone to all the visitors.. Sacred Heart Cathedral Churchone of the most famous Roman Catholic Churches in New Delhi. Located near Connaught Place this place was built in 1930. The Church inspiring architecture was based on Italian architecture. Sacred Heart Cathedral is beautifully designed with white pillars that support the canopy and circular arcade turrets. The interior has a towering curved roof with polished stone floors. Cathedral Church of the RedemptionIt is also known as the Viceroy Church, Cathedral Church of the Redemption is located east of Rashtrapati Bhavan; The glimpse of royalty can be seen in the Church and it was used by the British Viceroy during the pre – independence era. this church is one of the most famous and beautiful churches in New Delhi. The Church’s divine and ascetic exteriors lead to an imposing interior, the colours are soft and warm beige which makes the church authentic and magnificent. Later drop will be provided to your Delhi hotel/airport/railway station.

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