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A Luxury Scottish Adventure

A Luxury Scottish Adventure

This fantastic 2 centre tour staying in 4* hotels includes numerous great attractions, from the spectacular Ayrshire coast to stunning Aberdeenshire, join us on the luxury Scottish adventure!

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A luxury Scottish Adventure

 

9 Days 3rd July 2020

 

This fantastic 2 centre tour staying in 4* hotels includes numerous great attractions, from the spectacular Ayrshire coast to stunning Aberdeenshire, join us on the luxury Scottish adventure!

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Friday ‘Arrive in Troon’ – Our tour begins after joining our luxury coach from your taxis and we head north to the 4* Marine hotel in Troon for the next 3 nights. There will be tea and coffee on arrival while your luggage is taken to your rooms. Comfort stops on route.

 

Saturday ‘Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Dumfries House’ – This morning we visit the Robert Burns birthplace museum which offers a unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Set in 10acres of the poet’s cherished countryside, the museum includes the famous ‘Burns Cottage’, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the gardens and monuments created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works. From here we continue to Dumfries House set in 2,000acres, where we will enjoy a guided tour and a full afternoon tea served within the main house. Back to the hotel in time for dinner.

 

Sunday ‘Day at leisure’ – A free day to relax and an opportunity to make use of the hotel’s wealth of leisure facilities including a beautiful indoor swimming pool. You may just wish to enjoy the magnificent views over the Firth of Clyde from the hotels’ sun terrace and garden.

 

Monday ‘Aberdeen via Discovery Point-Dundee’ – After breakfast, we say goodbye to Troon and begin our journey to Aberdeen via Dundee, where we have free time for lunch before our visit to Discovery Point, Captain Scott’s Ship which sailed on his remarkable Antarctic Expedition. You will gain an insight into the man who captained this historic adventure at the turn of the 20th century, and the story of life on board for the Discovery crew. You will also have an opportunity to visit the new V&A Dundee which has been built right next to Discovery Point before we continue to our next hotel in Aberdeen. Tea and coffee on arrival before dinner.

 

Tuesday ‘Montrose Air Station and Glamis Castle’ – This morning we travel along the beautiful coastal route to the ‘Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre’ where we see lovingly restored fighter planes from WWI and II. This afternoon we continue to Glamis Castle, and will enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The castle is also famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

 

Wednesday ‘Balmoral Estate and Royal Deeside Railway’ Today we visit Balmoral, the Scottish home of the Royal Family where you will visit the castles largest room, the Ballroom, as well as the exhibitions, grounds and gardens. This afternoon we visit the Royal Deeside railway at Milton of Crathes station for a return journey (diesel or steam depending on timetable). This railway has uniquely served all British monarchs from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II, their families and foreign visitors travelling to Balmoral.

 

Thursday ‘Free day at leisure’ – A second free day in your beautiful ‘castle like’ mansion hotel with its fabulous spa facilities, comfortable lounges with original feature staircase, fireplaces and wooden panelling, all set in beautiful grounds, a perfect opportunity to enjoy the splendour and relax.

 

Friday ‘Perth and Gretna Green’ – After a full Scottish breakfast we head to the lovely city of Perth for a lunch stop before continuing to our overnight stop at Gretna Green and an opportunity to pick up some of their traditional shortbread!

 

Saturday ‘We return home’ – After a leisurely breakfast we travel back down south to Wiltshire and your waiting taxis after a truly memorable Scottish adventure!

 

 

Your Hotels

4* Marine Hotel - Troon 3 Nights

 

Set in a beautiful location overlooking the golf course and Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, the grand Marine hotel has an elegant reception area, comfortable lounge and bar area. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hospitality tray and free WiFi. The hotel also offers extensive leisure facilities and a lift.

 

4* Mercure Ardoe House Hotel - Aberdeen 4 Nights

 

This stunning hotel is housed in a 19th century mansion set within 30acres of peaceful countryside. All spacious bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hospitality tray and free WiFi. Extensive leisure facilities and beautiful period features add to the luxury of this beautiful hotel.

 

Price Includes

Luxury Coach Travel with Extra Leg Room

Home Pickup, Full Hostess Service

8 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Welcome Tea/Coffee in Both Main Hotels

Tea/Coffee after Dinner in All Hotels

Entrance to Robert Burns Museum

Tour of Dumfries House and Full Afternoon Tea

Entry to RRS Discovery

Entry to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre with Guided Tour

Entry and Tour of Glamis Castle

Entry to the Balmoral Estate

Return Journey on The Royal Deeside Railway

Overnight in Gretna Green Hotel on Last Night (Including Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

All Singles are Double for Sole Use in All Hotels

 

9 Days £965.00

Single Supplement £160 (Limited)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Chippenham Chippenham, Layby on A350 at Mac Donald Roundabout
Chippenham, Layby on A350 at Mac Donald Roundabout
Melksham Melksham, Kings Street Coach Park
Trowbridge Trowbridge, Trinity Church Layby on Park Side
Warminster Services Warminster Services, Lorry Park
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