5 days - from only £309pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Turkey & Tinsel in Melrose

Christmas comes early on a Turkey & Tinsel break! Enjoy the festive season twice this year with mulled wine on arrival, Christmas dinner with a complimentary drink, and a festive cream tea one day. Get into the festive spirit in Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders near the historic capital Edinburgh.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including Christmas dinner with a complimentary glass of wine
  • Tea, coffee or mulled wine on arrival, with a festive treat
  • One festive cream tea
  • 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 tea, coffee or mulled wine with a festive treat on arrival to get us into the spirit of the season.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: 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 or simply just admire the architecture in this beautiful city.

    At this time of year, wooden chalets pop up throughout Edinburgh, home to traders from across the country selling the traditional festive foods and hand-crafted gifts.

    We return back to the hotel in time for our 'Christmas Dinner' complete with a complimentary glass of wine.

    Please note: Christmas market dates are subject to confirmation.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Edinburgh

    Edinburgh

    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Kelso

    Relax in Melrose 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: 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 full of festive cheer and return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £69.00 (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

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.

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