SPRING TIME IN THE
Monday, 25 May - Friday, 29 May.
Staying at the SALUTATION HOTEL
Which is situated in the heart of the historic city of PERTH and is one of the oldest hotels in Scotland, with all modern facilities and a Lift
The hotel is central and is minutes from the River and the pedestrianised shopping area. The hotel has 84 bedrooms all with TV, Hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, the restaurant is on the first floor and is light and airy with a view onto the main street.
We are booked in for help yourself Scottish Breakfast, and help yourself Carvery style Evening Dinner with 3 courses with 3 choices per course, with jugs of water on the tables and coffee or tea afterwards.
There is a bar and this is situated on the ground floor.
This time of year the trees are just changing colour so enjoy this short break through the Scottish Highlands.
We travel via the motorways, making a comfort stop for 45 minutes at TEBAY SERVICES.
We then continue our journey making a further comfort stop then on to PERTH and the 3 STAR SALUTATION HOTEL.
On arrival at the hotel, you can enjoy a cup of Tea or Coffee, whilst your luggage is taken to your room.
Before dinner enjoy a stroll by the river. Evening dinner in the Hotels Restaurant
We meet the coach, after breakfast for our day excursions first calling at 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 Stone of Scone, also known as Stone of Destiny which was last used for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Poised above the River Tay, Scone Palace overlooks north to the highlands with the Grampians as a backdrop.
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.
After you have explored the Palace, make a visit to the gardens, as they are as splendid as the Palace itself, look out for the Red Squirrels.
From here we travel through the Scottish Highlands to GLENTURRET WHISKEY DISTILLERY, home of the FAMOUS GROUSE WHISKEY and Scotland's oldest working distillery. Watch how they traditionally mush by hand and cut by eye, which are vital components of the whiskey making process.
We are taken on a tour of the distillery to see how they create the distinctive spirit.
After your tour you will be able to sample two of their finest whiskeys.
Evening dinner in the Hotels Restaurant.
We meet the coach after breakfast for our visit first of all to the famous FALKIRK WHEEL. The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal and is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world. If you wish to take a ride on the Wheel you can buy tickets on arrival, it is not included in our price. There is plenty to do at the Wheel and of course there is a shop and cafe.
From here we travel the short distance to THE KELPIES, which is the worl's largest equine sculpture. We take a tour of these fabulous sculptures to hear the history, art and engineering behind Andy Scott's icons as well as being able to get the most unique view of the Kelpies FROM THE INSIDE.
Evening dinner in the Hotels Restaurant.
We meet the coach after breakfast and travel the short distance to DUNDEE, and we drop on the Waterfront to visit DISCOVERY POINT, step aboard RRS DISCOVERY the ship that took Scott and Shackleton on their first expedition to Antartica, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It is a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.
Next we visit the brand new VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. Every month they have a different exhibition and for our visit it will be "MARY QUANT", but there is a charge for this.
Explore DUNDEE's shopping centre, which has been updated.
Evening Dinner in the Hotel restaurant.
Full Breakfast and we meet the coach, with our luggage after breakfast and set off on our return journey home. Our first stop will be at MOFFAT famous for the statue of the Ram, which has something missing. You will have time to have a look around and to purchase lunch.
We continue on our journey, and a short comfort stop will be made at a Services when the driver will give estimated arrival home times.
PRICE PER PERSON: £369.50 in Twin, Double Rooms.
Single Rooms: £433.50.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE :-
4 nights Half Board at the 3 Star Salutations Hotel, Perth.
Entrance to Glenturret Whiskey Distillery, plus tour, plus whiskey tasting.
Excursions to FALKIRK WHEEL,
Tour of THE KELPIES and entrance into the heads.
Excursion to Dundee, Discovery Point, RRS Discovery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Visit to Moffat.
All seats booked to plan.
Coach with toilet and washroom.
7.15 A.M. PINEAPPLE INN, HEATON LANE, STOCKPORT.
7.35 A.M. GREENFIELD LANE, HYDE. OPPOSITE TOWN HALL.
8.50 A.M. TOWN HALL, ROCHDALE.