5 days - from only £469pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Christmas in Melrose

Christmas is a truly special time of year, whether you want to spend it with family, relax in your own company, or meet new people and new friends. Join us for a mulled wine and mince pie on arrival, Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, festive cream tea each day, and a small gift from Santa! Celebrate this magical time of year in Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders near the historic capital Edinburgh.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • Delicious 3 course evening meals each evening
  • Mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival
  • Traditional 4 course Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings
  • A gift from Santa
  • Festive cream tea each day
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach, then on to Melrose and our hotel for four nights. We enjoy a mulled wine with a mince pie on arrival to get us into the Christmas spirit.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Christmas Eve in Edinburgh

    Today we visit the Scottish capital, Edinbugh. There’s no shortage of attractions, such as Calton Hill which home to Edinburgh’s most prominent monuments, the National Museum of Scotland and the Scotch Whisky Experience. Edinburgh Castle is a must-see, with the oldest parts of the complex dating back to the 11th century. Why not wander down the famous Royal Mile or Princes Street, do some last minute Christmas shopping, or simply just admire the architecture in this beautiful city.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh
  • Day 3: Christmas Day at leisure or Kelse

    Merry Christmas! Relax in Melrose, open some presents, tuck into a traditional turkey dinner, or join our optional excursion to the quaint village of Kelso. The market town, nestled in stunning surrounding countryside, has a range of independent local shops to browse - perfect to do a little festive shopping! Floors Castle and Gardens and Roxburgh Castle are both on the edge of town and have their own fantastic histories and stunning architecture, whilst Kelso Abbey is in the heart of the town and its ruins are fascinating.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4: Boxing Day in Jedburgh

    This morning we visit Jedburgh. Mary Queen of Scots stayed here in 1566 at a house which now tells the story of her tragic life. Enjoy time at leisure to explore, take a riverside walk or browse the shops in the colourful buildings in the Market Place. On the outskirts of town is the Jedburgh Woolen Mill selling many famous brands and Scottish produce such as knitwear, whisky, traditional food and stocks over 250 tartans. We return to the hotel for a festive cream tea.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Jedburgh

    Jedburgh

    Included Highlights

    • Jedburgh
  • Day 5:

    We depart the hotel this morning, filled with magical Christmas memories, and return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the Waverley Castle Hotel in Melrose 

  • Waverley Castle Hotel

    Formerly a Bay Hotel, join us at the heart of the Scottish Borders, nestling between the River Tweed and the green Eildon Hills, in the town of Melrose, at the Waverley Castle Hotel. Lying at the heart of Sir Walter Scott country Melrose has a wealth of interesting attractions, from its beautiful abbey and the walled gardens of Priorwood the area is a haven for lovers of great history and culture. The Waverley Castle Hotel is splendidly set in 5 acres of rolling parkland behind which flows the River Tweed. Spend time in the comfortable lounges and bar.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

Joining points

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