Scottish Highlands Tour
Monday, 7 October - Friday, 11 October, 2019.
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 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
Breakfast in the restaurant and 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 DEWARS WHISKEY DISTILLERY, which is just outside Aberfeldy.
Join a tour of the distillery to see how they create the distinctive honeyed richness of their Aberfeldy spirit.
View the atmospheric warehouse and learn how they double age their whiskey for extra smoothness, explore the interactive exhibition then enjoy a tasting of Scotch Whiskey in the Whiskey Lounge.
Evening dinner in the Hotels Restaurant.
On our first visit to St. Andrews town we didn’t have long to visit and explore, so we have decided to return to this beautiful town, so we can enjoy a good look round or maybe visit the Museum and the other attractions.
From here we travel the short distance to Scotland 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.
Evening dinner in the Hotels Restaurant.
Full Breakfast and today this can be a FREE DAY for you to explore PERTH or you can meet the coach, after breakfast for our day to the beautiful GLAMIS CASTLE, known as Scotland’s most beautiful Castle and the childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret.
We 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 garden and the Italian garden, near the Italian garden you will find the Nature Trail where you will see red squirrel, herons, roe deer and pheasants, visit The Pavilion Shop or the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.
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 GRETNA GREEN, famous for runaway brides for a quick marriage. 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: £376.00 in Twin, Double Rooms.
Single Rooms: £452.00.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO VISIT GLAMIS CASTLE, PLEASE DEDUCT £10.00 PER PERSON FROM ABOVE PRICE.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE :-
4 nights Half Board at the 3 Star Salutations Hotel, Perth.
Entrance into Scotland’s Secret Bunker.
Entrance to Glamis Castle, the most beautiful Castle in Scotland with Guided Tour, plus visit to the Gardens,
OR Free Day in Perth.
All seats booked to plan.
Coach with toilet and washroom.
7.15 A.M. PINEAPPLE INN, HEATON LANE, STOCKPORT.
7.35 A.M. SIDE OF WILKINSONS, GREENFIELD LANE, HYDE.
8.50 A.M. TOWN HALL, ROCHDALE.