Departs: 10th April 2021 | 7 Days
Scottish Highland - All Inclusive
Tour Price: £619.00 per person
Your Holiday Centre
Inverness is in the North of Scotland and one of the smallest cities, known as Scotland's 'Highland Capital', it still however retains its market town feel, dating back to its early development. Today tourism is a very important part of the economy. One of the many joys of Inverness is the rich variety of places to visit and things to do both in and around the city.
The city boasts a host of historic buildings, notably in the Old Town, which you can appreciate while you browse city shops from the Victorian Market to the new award-winning East Gate centre. Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse, and St Andrew's Cathedral, which dominate the River Ness and one of the most beautiful riverside settings in Britain. Enjoy the fine circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands where you can watch anglers casting long lines to leaping Atlantic salmon. You can even buy a daily ticket and try it for yourself.
Above the city lies Craig Phadrig, once the stronghold of Pictish Kings, which offers interesting forest walks and magnificent views of the Moray Firth, home to a diverse range of wildlife including bottlenose dolphins which can even be seen from the city.
- All coach travel
- 2 over nights half board
- 4 nights full board main hotel
- Excursions & entrances
- Boat cruise
- Packed lunches
- Free bar 7pm - 10pm
- Wine at dinner
- Tea & scones each day
- Complimentary tea/coffee
- Leisure facilities
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- There are tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £163.00
The Square, Drymen, Glasgow G63 0BL.
Tel: 01360 660245
Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa
8 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NG, Scotland.
Tel: 01463 223243
Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa is a charming 3-star property in a stately 1890s Victorian mansion overlooking the River Ness. Set in a prime location in the centre of Inverness just 2 minutes' walk from Inverness Cathedral, and 10 minutes' walk from Inverness Castle.
There are 88 well-appointed rooms, with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. All include: clock radio, climate control, in-room safe, and phone and fax machine, iron/ironing boards as well as trouser press. Bathroom amenities include hair dryer, complimentary toiletries and shower/tub combination.
The hotel includes a cafeteria and a stylish restaurant offering a full Scottish breakfast buffet. There is also an indoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy the following spa/wellness facilities: sauna, steam room, spa tub.
Barony Castle Hotel
Old Manse Road, Peebles EH45 8QW, Scotland.
Tel: 01721 730395
Day 1: Depart Local Area
After boarding your luxury coach, we travel north with comfort stops on route, to our overnight hotel The Winnock at Dryman, where we will spend our first night with dinner bed & breakfast.
Day 2: Inverness
After a good night's rest and a full Scottish breakfast we leave the hotel and head for Inverness. There will be interesting stops on route. On arriving at the Palace Hotel, we settle in and relax before dinner. All drinks are included whilst at the Palace Hotel.
Day 3: Jewel in the Crown of the Highlands
After breakfast we head north to Dunrobin Castle, (included) the most northerly of Scotland's great houses. It is the largest house in the Highlands, with 189 rooms and is one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses, dating from the early 1300s, home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland. The Castle, which resembles a French chateau with its towering conical spires, has seen the architectural influences of Sir Charles Barry, who designed London's Houses of Parliament, and Scotland's own Sir Robert Lorimer. The Castle was used as a naval hospital during the First World War and as a boys' boarding school from 1965 to 1972.
Day 4: Loch Ness
Today we shall explore Loch Ness with a boat trip, may be Nessy will put in an appearance. We shall board the boat at Dochgarroch Lock for a 2hr cruise. We will then head down to Fort Augustus where you can explore the little village on the south shore of Loch Ness, with its little shops and eateries, along with the Caledonian Canal and Loch chambers. Later we return to the hotel.
Day 5: Day at Leisure
Today you have a free day to visit the sights in Inverness, to do shopping, explore or just chill and use the hotel leisure facilities. Hotel lunch will be included today.
Day 6: Depart for Peebles
After breakfast and cases have been loaded, it is time to say farewell to our hosts at the Palace Hotel, and start our journey south. There will be stops on route. Arriving late afternoon at the Barony Castle Hotel Peebles. This imposing 16th century Castle has evolved into a traditional welcoming Hotel, and where we will spend our last overnight stay with dinner, bed & breakfast.
Day 7: Depart for Home
After all the overnight luggage has been packed and loaded onto the coach we leave the Barony Castle Hotel and head for home. With comfort stops on the way, we arrive back at your local area early to late evening.
The driver & guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.