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5 days - from only £439pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Christmas in Royal Deeside

Head north and join us on this fantastic 5-day tour to the superb sights of Scotland! Explore the area known as Royal Deeside, home to Balmoral Castle, as well as popular Pitlochry with its beautiful Victorian buildings. We will also discover historic Blair Castle and nearby Queen's View – a favourite of Queen Victoria – and see why the Royals have long loved Scotland. You can't visit Scotland without spending some time in the capital! Enjoy a guided tour of bustling Edinburgh, combining the best of the city's scenery with culture and heritage.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Tea/coffee on arrival
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach, then to our hotel in Scotland for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Royal Deeside

    Included excursion which begins with a scenic drive, as we climb Devil’s Elbow and cross the remote Cairnwell Pass in the heart of the Grampian Mountains. After a short break at the gates of Balmoral Castle to view Crathie Church, home of many a Royal Wedding, then its onward to Ballater for free time.

    Later, this afternoon we head to Braemar, home of ‘The Highland Gathering’ and famous for its Royal connections.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Royal Deeside
  • Day 3: Edinburgh

    We head to Edinburgh, where we include a guided tour of the Scottish capital. Often referred to as the ‘Athens of the North’ and because it was built on seven hills, likened to Rome, Edinburgh is indeed a classical city in its own right.

    Evidence shows there was a tribal stronghold on Castle Rock in 600 BC, where now stands the city’s most dominant feature. The magnificent castle fortress is familiar to us through television as the setting for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. During its history, the city has become neatly divided in two, the Old Town of pre-18th century times, huddled under Castle Rock, and the New Town, with its fine Georgian architecture.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh Castle
  • Day 4: Queen’s View, Pitlochry and Blair Castle

    Our included excursion takes us first to Queen’s View. This world famous viewpoint provides stunning vistas overlooking Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866.

    We continue to Pitlochry with chance to view the famous salmon ladder. One of Scotland’s most popular holiday resorts, Pitlochry nestles in the hills of the Tummel Valley. It sits amidst lush wooded, craggy mountains, tumbling streams and lochs. Beautiful Victorian buildings are set against a backdrop of forest covered hills.

    We end the day with an included visit to Blair Castle. This Baronial style castle has a long history and is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, boasting a stunning setting, surrounded by breathtaking Perthshire scenery. The gardens of the castle provide a leisurely walk and the Castle, being home to some fine examples of Scottish design, tradition and history.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Queens View

    Queens View
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    Included Highlights

    • Pitlochry
    • Queens View
    • Blair Castle
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie. This well-known Perthshire hotel offers a leisure club with pool and there is entertainment on most nights. The hotel has a lounge, traditional bar and restaurant.  

  • Angus Hotel

    This well-known Perthshire hotel offers a leisure club with pool and there is entertainment on most nights. The hotel has a lounge, traditional bar and restaurant.

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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