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Pitlochry and Royal Scotland

8 days - from only £549pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Pitlochry and Royal Scotland

A royal tour visiting the part of Scotland so loved by the late Queen Mother, from our base in Pitlochry near the majestic Cairngorms. From the historic Glamis Castle, to the beautiful Queen's View panorama, much loved by Queen Victoria, to Balmoral Castle, residence of the Royal Family, explore why the heartland of Scotland has been home to royalty for hundreds of years.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights hotel and breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Local Joining Points
  • Porterage at the hotel

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to Pitlochry for seven nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Day at leisure

    Relax in Pitlochry at your own pace.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Pitlochry

    Pitlochry

    Included Highlights

    • Pitlochry
  • Day 3: Balmoral Castle or Blair Castle

    The Royal Family first became interested in Balmoral in 1847 when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Ardverikie on the edge of Loch Laggan in the west Highlands of Scotland. Whilst here it rained often and when they heard of the better weather at Balmoral they set out to acquire it, and many a happy time was spent there - presumably in all weather!

    After Queen Victoria died in 1901, it passed to King Edward Vii and then to King George V, and finally to Queen Elizabeth II who still enjoys her summers here with the Royal Family.

    If the Queen is not in residence, we will visit Balmoral, otherwise we will take a view from the gates, also spotting Crathie Church, home of many a Royal Wedding, before continuing to Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Duke and Earls of Atholl.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Balmoral Castle
  • Day 4: Scone Palace and Perth

    The original home of the legendary Stone of Destiny, Scone Palace is spectacular and contains a superb collection of French furniture, delicate china and valuable treasures.

    We then continue to Perth on the River Tay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Scone Palace

    Scone Palace

    Included Highlights

    • Scone Palace
  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Relax in Pitlochry at your own pace.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Pitlochry

    Pitlochry

    Included Highlights

    • Pitlochry
  • Day 6: Glamis Castle and Queen's View

    This morning we visit Glamis Castle, home to 1000 years of history. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle was also the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret. It is also the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    We then return to Pitlochry calling at Queen's View for a photo stop. This majestic view point was much loved by Queen Victoria - and with superb scenery you are sure to see why!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Glamis Castle

    Glamis Castle
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Glamis Castle
    • Queen's View
  • Day 7: Day at leisure or Stirling

    Relax in Pitlochry, or join our optional excursion to Stirling, where the skyline is dominated by its castle, towering over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Stirling

    Stirling

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022
    • Stirling
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

It may not be possible to visit Balmoral Castle if the Royal Family is in residence. Instead the excursion will be to Blair Castle.

Single Room Supplement from £145.00 (8 days).

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1: To North England

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to a comfortable hotel in the north of England for a one night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: North England to Pitlochry

    We continue our journey north, crossing into Scotland, and onto Pitlochry for a five night stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Balmoral Castle or Blair Castle

    The Royal Family first became interested in Balmoral in 1847 when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Ardverikie on the edge of Loch Laggan in the west Highlands of Scotland. Whilst here it rained often and when they heard of the better weather at Balmoral they set out to acquire it, and many a happy time was spent there - presumably in all weather!

    After Queen Victoria died in 1901, it passed to King Edward Vii and then to King George V, and finally to Queen Elizabeth II who still enjoys her summers here with the Royal Family.

    If the Queen is not in residence, we will visit Balmoral, otherwise we will take a view from the gates, also spotting Crathie Church, home of many a Royal Wedding, before continuing to Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Duke and Earls of Atholl.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Balmoral Castle

    Balmoral Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Balmoral Castle
  • Day 4: Scone Palace and Perth

    The original home of the legendary Stone of Destiny, Scone Palace is spectacular and contains a superb collection of French furniture, delicate china and valuable treasures.

    We then continue to Perth on the River Tay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Scone Palace

    Scone Palace

    Included Highlights

    • Scone Palace
  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Relax in Pitlochry at your own pace.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Pitlochry

    Pitlochry

    Included Highlights

    • Pitlochry
  • Day 6: Glamis Castle and Queen's View

    This morning we visit Glamis Castle, home to 1000 years of history. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle was also the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret. It is also the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    We then return to Pitlochry calling at Queen's View for a photo stop. This majestic view point was much loved by Queen Victoria - and with superb scenery you are sure to see why!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Glamis Castle

    Glamis Castle
    More Photos

    Included Highlights

    • Glamis Castle
    • Queen's View
  • Day 7: Pitlochry to North England

    We retrace our steps, crossing back to England and to a comfortable hotel for an overnight stay.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8: North England to home

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

It may not be possible to visit Balmoral Castle if the Royal Family is in residence. Instead the excursion will be to Blair Castle.

Single Room Supplement from £145.00 (8 days).

Hotels

If travelling from the North of England, you will stay for seven nights at the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel in Pitlochry.

If travelling from the South of England, you will stay for five nights at the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, and will have a comfortable overnight stay en route outbound and return. 

  • Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

    Built in the style of a traditional Scottish hunting lodge, the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel enjoys a fine location in the beautiful Perthshire Highlands, and is splendidly set on the River Tummel just a short walk from the town of Pitlochry. The hotel boasts an impressive line-up of excellent facilities including two elegant lounges, a terrace and a fantastic restaurant to enjoy delicious breakfast and evening meals. The hotel also has its own leisure club, featuring a gym, an indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi – the perfect way to wind down after a day of exploring the picturesque countryside and charming cities. A short walk away from the hotel will lead you to the town of Pitlochry, an idyllic retreat with an authentic Scottish atmosphere.

    • Bar
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • 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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