5 Day Tour
Monday 7 October - Friday 11 October, 2019.
Staying at the fabulous SALUTATION HOTEL in PERTH, situated with city centre location is perfect for accessing the shops, cafes, the river and getting about.
The hotel has 84 bedrooms all with TV, Hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, the restaurant is light and
airy with a view onto the main street.
The Hotel has a lift.
We are booked for Bed, Full Breakfast and Evening Dinner which is a 3 course with 3 choices per course, the starter and dessert are served and the main course which is carvery you help yourself.
Vegetarian option available.
MONDAY - Travelling via the motorways, comfort stops will be made then we continue our journey to PERTH and the 3 STAR SALUTATION HOTEL. On arrival enjoy a Tea or Coffee, whilst your luggage is taken to your room. Evening dinner in the Hotels Restaurant.
TUESDAY - Enjoy a full breakfast then we meet the coach for our day first visiting SCONE PALACE. The Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland's most important stately homes. It has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of Kings of Scotland. It houses the famous Stone of Scone also known as the Stone of Destiny which was last used for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11. You tour the Palace at your own speed and there are guides available in each room to answer any questions you might have about the Palace.
From here we head north through the Scottish Highlands to DEWARS WHISKEY DISTILLERY, which is just outside Aberfeldy. We take a tour of the distillery to see how they create the distinctive honeyed richness of the Aberfeldy spirit, followed by a tasting of Scotch Whiskey in the Whiskey Lounge. Evening Dinner
in the Hotels Restaurant.
WEDNESDAY - Full Breakfast and today we head for the seaside town of ST ANDREWS, home of the famous University and the Golf Course. On our first visit last year we did not have time to explore the town so we have decided to return to this beautiful town whose centre consists of a series of narrow alleys and cobbled streets with shops, restaurants and cafes, spend some time looking round the Castle.
From here we travel on to Scotland's best kept secret - SCOTLAND'S SECRET BUNKER, which is set hidden beneath an innocent Scottish farmhouse which was built to help safeguard Scotland during the Cold War in the event of a nuclear attack. The secret Bunker lies 100 feet underground and is the size of 2 football pitches one on top of the other which houses a Command Centre, Dormitories, BBC Broadcasting Studio, Chapel and a cafe. We return to our hotel and Evening Dinner is in the restaurant.
THURSDAY - Full Breakfast and today we visit GLAMIS CASTLE, known as Scotland’s most beautiful Castle and the childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret.
We will meet a guide who will take us through the rooms of this lovely palace and explain in detail all about it. After the tour, explore the beautiful walled gardens, visit the Pavilion Shop or the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.
OR if you do not wish to visit Glamis Castle, you have a free day in Perth to explore.
We return to our hotel and Evening Dinner is in the restaurant.
FRIDAY - Full Breakfast and once luggage is loaded we depart for home, making a stop at GRETNA GREEN, where you will have chance to have a good look round and get a bit to eat.
From here we commence our journey home.
PRICE PER PERSON: £376.00 in Twin, Double Rooms including visit to Glamis Castle.
SINGLE ROOMS: £452.00
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO VISIT GLAMIS CASTLE DEDUCT £10.00 PER PERSON FROM ABOVE PRICE.
Whats included in the price:-
4 nights Full Breakfast and Evening Meal at the 3 Star Salutations Hotel, Perth.
Choice of Twin, Double Rooms.
*Entrance and tour of SCONE PALACE.*
*Entrance to DEWARS WHISKEY, plus tour, plus whiskey tasting*
*Entrance to SCOTLAND'S SECRET BUNKER*
*Excursion to the seaside town of ST. ANDREWS*
*Entrance and guided tour of GLAMIS CASTLE AND GARDENS*
*or FREE DAY IN PERTH*
*Visit to GRETNA GREEN*
*Return Coach with Toilet and Washroom plus Courier*
PICKUP POINTS: -
7.15 a.m. STOCKPORT, Pineapple Inn, Heaton Lane
7.35 a.m. HYDE, side of Wilkinsons, Greenfield Lane
7.40 a.m. DUKINFIELD, Opposite Town Hall, King Street
7.50 a.m. ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE, side of Prince of Orange Pub, Wellington Road North
8.10 a.m. OLDHAM, corner West Street and Rochdale Road
8.30 a.m. SHAW, Library, corner Farrow Street and Westway
8.50 a.m. ROCHDALE, Town Hall
9.10 a.m. BURY, Art Picture House Pub, opposite Bus Station.