This wonderful six-day tour will explore some of Royal Deeside's most breath-taking scenery, and includes a visit to the Balmoral Estate and a ride on the Royal Deeside Railway. You will also experience a fantastic mini cruise to the stunning Shetland Isles.
Royal Deeside has been a favourite holiday destination of the royal family ever since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert first visited the Balmoral estate in 1848. This wonderful six-day tour will explore some of the regions most breath-taking scenery, and includes a visit to the Balmoral Estate and a ride on the royal deeside railway. You will also experience a fantastic mini cruise to the stunning Shetland isles which boast a fascinating history and a landscape quite unlike anywhere else in the world.
An elegant Victorian Hotel Ideally located in the heart of Aberdeen. Facilities include the Bistro restaurant and a bar area. All bedrooms feature free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer, iron & board plus tea & coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.
On board you will find lounges, bars and restaurants, plus a shop and a cinema. Cabin accommodation is provided with twin berths (no bunks) power shower and toilet.
Day One: We travel north through the Scottish Borders and on to Aberdeen where we commence our stay at the Mercure Hotel.
Day Two: This morning we pay a visit to Duff House. Designed in 1730 by William Adam, this Georgian stately home houses a stunning range of art treasures in addition to its extensive grounds. Enjoy some free time to explore before we travel to the nearby historic coastal town of Banff. Admire the dramatic views and discover the grand Georgian upper town with its 18th century buildings.
Day Three: Today begins with a brief stop at Crathie Church the regular place of worship for the Royal Family when in Scotland. We then continue to the Balmoral Estate, purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852. Explore the grounds, gardens and exhibitions then we travel to Milton of Crathes for a ride on the Royal Deeside Heritage Railway alongside the River Dee.
Day Four: This morning we have a guided tour of Aberdeen. The city features some impressive architecture with its beautiful buildings made of locally-quarried granite. Explore the Granite Mile with its high street, craft shops, museums and galleries, or perhaps take a stroll along the harbour. After our day in Aberdeen we board a Northlink ferry for an overnight sailing to the Shetland Isles.
Day Five: We arrive into Lerwick this morning where a guide will join us for the day. We visit The Jarlshof Pre-historic and Norse settlements, one of the most important archaeological sites in Scotland where over 4000 years of history are contained. In the afternoon we visit the Scalloway Castle and museum then board the ferry again for our return overnight crossing to Aberdeen.
Day Six: We disembark after breakfast and commence our homeward journey.
Three nights hotel accommodation with dinner and breakfast
Two nights on board ship with dinner and breakfast
Admission to Duffs House, Balmoroal Estate, Scalloway Castle & Museum and Jarlshof Pre-Histroic & Norse Settlement
Royal Deeside Heritage Railway
Services of a Guide in Aberdeen & Lerwick
Excursions as described above
Return travel by luxury coach.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Abergele|| Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop |
|Bangor, Nelson Pub|| Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub |
|Bangor, Pontio Centre|| Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop |
|Bethel|| Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop |
|Bontnewydd|| Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop |
|Bryngwran|| Bryngwran, School Entrance |
|Caergeiliog|| Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub |
|Caernarfon, Campbell Road|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road |
|Caernarfon, Leisure Cent.|| Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre |
|Caernarfon, Morrisons|| Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Waterloo Port|| Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop |
|Caernarfon, Y Glyn|| Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road |
|Chester|| Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop |
|Colwyn Bay|| Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Criccieth, Medical Centre|| Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop |
|Deganwy|| Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop |
|Ewloe|| Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel |
|Gaerwen|| Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park |
|Gwalchmai|| Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock |
|Halkyn|| Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans |
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
|Holyhead|| Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance |
|Llanberis, Maes Padarn|| Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn |
|Llanberis, Spar|| Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop |
|Llandegai|| Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance |
|Llandudno|| Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop |
|Llandudno Jct. New Road|| Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop |
|Llanfairfechan|| Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop |
|Llanfairpwll|| Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park |
|Llangefni|| Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop |
|Llanrug|| Llanrug, Arvonia Garage |
|Menai Bridge|| Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop |
|Northop|| Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop |
|Old Colwyn|| Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop |
Opposite The Plough Inn
|Penmaenmawr|| Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar) |
|Penrhyn Bay|| Penrhyn Bay, Post Office |
|Penygroes|| Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel) |
|Porthmadog|| Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop |
|Pwllheli|| Pwllheli, Bus Station |
|Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms |
|Rhos on Sea, Hickorys|| Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant |
|St. Asaph|| St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station |
|Valley|| Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel |
|Wrexham, Northbound|| Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street |
(Taxi Feeder Service)
|Y Felinheli, St. Marys|| Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop |
|Y Felinheli, Victoria|| Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop |
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