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Scenic Perthshire & Highland Castles

Scenic Perthshire & Highland Castles

Perthshire is an area famed for dramatic mountains, glens and lochs, ancient castles and unspoilt nature. Our intriguing itinerary showcases some of the best that Perthshire and the surrounding areas have to offer, including a visit to majestic Blair Castle & Gardens, a tour of Glamis Castle, explore the stunning Queen's View, a favourite of Queen Victoria's as well visits to Pitlochry and St. Andrews, and we also enjoy a wee dram at Scotland's oldest whisky distillery.

Located at the geographical heart of Scotland, Perthshire is an area famed for dramatic mountains, glens and lochs, ancient castles and unspoilt nature. Our intriguing itinerary showcases some of the best that Perthshire and the surrounding areas have to offer, including a visit to majestic Blair Castle & Gardens, a tour of Glamis Castle, explore the stunning Queen's View, a favourite of Queen Victoria's as well visits to Pitlochry and St. Andrews, and we also enjoy a wee dram at Scotland's oldest whisky distillery. Our base for this tour will be the 'Fair City' of Perth, beautifully situated on the banks of the River Tay. Scotland's ancient capital for five centuries is now a vibrant and compact modern city that blends seamlessly with its ancient roots and historical past.

 

 

SALUTATION HOTEL

Situated in the centre of Perth, only a short walk to the main attractions and parks, the Salutation Hotel is one of Scotland's oldest hotels that has been welcoming guests since 1699. Today the Salutation combines traditional hospitality with modern comforts to make your stay a relaxing and memorable one. All bedrooms are equipped with television, radio, telephone, iron/ironing board, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and bar. Lift to most floors.

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS TRAVEL PACKAGE

  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission to Glamis Castle

  • Admission to Blair Castle

  • Guided tour & tasting at Glenturret Distillery

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel north through the Scottish Borders and on to the city of Perth for check in to the Salutation Hotel where we stay for the next four nights.

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Day Two

Enjoy some magnificent Perthshire scenery today as we start our day with a visit to Aberfeldy, a quaint market town, set on the banks of the River Tay. After some free time to look around, we continue on our scenic journey, travelling along the banks of Loch Tay, before briefly stopping to see the Falls of Dochart at Killin. We then continue passing Loch Earn as we make our way to Crieff, where you will have some time to explore the town before a guided tour of the Glenturret Whiskey Distillery later this afternoon.

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Day Three

This morning we soak up 1000 years of history at Glamis, the finest castle in Scotland. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen Mother, birthplace of Princess Margaret and the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. During our visit you will experience a sense of splendour as we explore the opulent rooms and the extensive gardens and pathways. This afternoon we continue to the town of St Andrews where Prince William and Kate Middleton met whilst studying at the university. A lovely coastal resort that is home to one of the world's most famous golf courses and a delight to explore with its quaint cobbled streets, impressive medieval ruins, stately university buildings and idyllic white sands.

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Day Four

A morning visit to Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl that enjoys one of Scotland's finest settings. The castle has been transformed through the ages from its medieval beginnings to a fine Georgian mansion and finally a Victorian castle in a grand the baronial style. Next we see the stunning 'Queens View' at the head of Loch Tummel, a famous vantage point that looks out over one of the most iconic panoramas in Scotland, visited by Queen Victoria in 1866. In the afternoon we visit Pitlochry where you can browse around the centre or maybe take a walk to see the town's Hydro Electric Dam and its famous Salmon Ladder.

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Day Five

We check out of the Salutation hotel this morning and say farewell to Perth as we commence our return journey home to North Wales.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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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Name Address Contact Details
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
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
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. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
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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