Highland Highlights

Highland Highlights

This Scotland tour covers some of its popular attractions such as Loch Ness, a steam train journey, a distillery visit and even visiting a Reindeer Centre.

On this holiday we visit the heart of Scotland and stay in scenic Speyside, with the opportunity to sail on Loch Ness, visit a reindeer centre and see the stunning Cairngorm Mountains. The small town of Grantown on Spey placed on the edge of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park surrounded by ancient woodlands is a great base for exploring the Strathspey area.

Day 1

We depart this morning and travel via the motorway network to our overnight stop at Carlisle and our evening meal.

D

Day 2

Today after breakfast we travel into Scotland and continue our journey to Grantown on Spey and our hotel arriving in time to settle in before our evening meal.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we join our coach for the journey to Aviemore, from where we enjoy a ten mile journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway through beautiful Highland scenery. Afterwards we continue to the Glenlivet Distillery which is nestled deep in the dramatic Speyside scenery. We explore the history of the Whiskey smugglers, delve into the world of distilling and sample the single malt that started it all. We rejoin our coach for the journey back to our hotel in Grantown.

B, D

Day 4

We leave our hotel this morning and travel to the village of Drumnadrochit and visit the award winning Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. We then drive to nearby Clansman Harbour where we meet our boat for our scenic cruise on Loch Ness with a possible chance of glimpsing Nessie herself! Whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery. Refreshed by the Loch air we rejoin our coach for the journey into Inverness where there is free time to explore.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we travel through the Cairngorms National Park, Britain's highest and largest mountain range brimming with moorland, forests and rivers before arriving at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. It is home to the only free ranging herd of Reindeer in the UK. We continue to Aviemore where we stop for a lunch break before travelling to the foot of the Cairngorm itself and board the funicular railway, the highest in the UK. We ascend the northern slopes of the mountain on a spectacular two kilometre journey.

B, D

Day 6

Today we say farewell to Scotland and travel through its Lowlands to our overnight hotel stay back in Carlisle and our evening meal.

B, D

Day 7

After breakfast we continue our journey back to your joining point with a convenient lunch stop en route.

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B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

Hotel Details: The Craiglynne Hotel, Grantown on Spey.

This hotel is full of traditional Scottish charm with its attractive stone façade with towers and bay windows offering views over the Cromdale Hills. Its facilities include a Bar and lounge. All the bedrooms are ensuite with television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to most rooms.

 

Overnight Stop Hotel

County Hotel Carlisle. The hotel is located in the centre of Carlisle and is a smoke free hotel. Rooms are accessed by a lift and are ensuite.

 

Price Includes:

  • Six nights hotel accommodation.

  • Meals on a half board basis. (Breakfast & evening meal)

  • A ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway.

  • A visit to the Lochnagar Distillery with a tasting included.

  • A visit to the Loch Ness Exibition Centre.

  • A scenic boat ride on Loch Ness.

  • A scenic drive through Cairngorms National Park brimming with forests, rivers and moorland.

  • Services of coach and driver.

     

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Church Stretton Railway Station, A49 side, Church Stretton
Craven Arms Tuffins Lay by Bus Stop, Craven Arms
Hereford Bus Station Stand 1 or 2, Commercial Road Bus Station,
Hereford
Hereford Three Elms Bakers Lane, Off Three Elms Road, Hereford
Hereford Three Elms Inn Bus Stop/Layby opp Three Elms Inn, Three Elms Road
Hereford.
Hereford Whitecross Whitecross Roundabout, Co-op Bus Stop, Hereford
Leominster Stand 2, Bus Station, Leominster
Ludlow Eco Park, Park & Ride Car Park Bus Stop, Ludlow
Ross On Wye Stop 4, Cantilupe Road, Ross On Wye
Tenbury Wells Bus Stop, TSB Bank, Teme Street, Tenbury Wells
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