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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$110.57 Private & Custom Tours

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.

$101.61 Cultural & Theme Tours

Catalan Cultural Experience: Wine, Dinner & Castellers - Small Group

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Basílica de Santa MariaWe will visit the local council square, where the castellers shows usually take place, and the Saint Mary church, which was the first religious building in Catalonia built in Gothic style. Also we will have the great opportunity to climb the bell tower and, form the top, we will see a great panoramic view of all the region while we are served a glass of wine. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tirol Vilafranca, Vilafranca del Penedes, CataloniaFor the next part of the tour, we will go to the place where the castellers usually go to essay. There we will meet one casteller that will take us on a guided tour and will explain us the secrets of this unique tradition in the world. Later we will enjoy a delicious dinner made with local food while we contemplate the castellers essay and those people more adventurous will be invited to join in. In that way you will experience the emotion of this ancient tradition and show. Duration: 1 hour

$171.26 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.

$312.26 Day Trips & Excursions

Full day Addis Ababa Private guided city tour

THE NATOINAL MUSEUM It is the repository of an assortment of archeological and cultural artifacts of Ethiopia. Here is the 3.2 million years old, most famous hominids skeleton, discovered in 1974 at a place called Hadar Lucy (Dinknesh) to be seen. This was a discovery which has given rise to the theory that Ethiopia is the cradle of Humankind.ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM This museum is a home for various types of traditional artifacts that show the lifestyles of different Ethiopian major ethnic groups. It is located in Addis Ababa University.TRINITY CATHEDRAL This unique and beautiful church with a baroque style of European architecture is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Here scripts of the imperial families, statues made by Greek sculpture, Old and New Testament in the Bible  painted on a glass window, and the coffin of Emperor Haile Selassie-I; the founder of the church, and his wife, to be visited.MERKATO Merkato is the largest open-air market in Africa. This open market can be confusing, but fascinating glimpse with its vast range of goods and artefacts available from all parts of the country. The Ethiopian traditional trade exchange takes place in the open air and you can purchase anything you desire here.MOUNT ENTOTO The highest peak in Addis with an altitude of 3200 meters, which was the site for the first palace of Emperor Menelik-II, the founder of Addis Ababa. Were crowned as Emperor there is St. Mary church. From this mountain you can enjoy the panoramic view of Addis Ababa and its surrounding forests.

$197.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bovino private walking tour: an off-the-beaten path treasure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castello di Bovino, Bovino, Province of Foggia, PugliacastleDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Co-Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary, Bovino, Province of Foggia, PugliaCathedralDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Bovino Museo Civico Carlo Gaetano Nicastro, Bovino, Province of Foggia, PugliaMuseumDuration: 30 minutes

$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."

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