Shetland and Royal Deeside

Tuesday 13th - Tuesday 20th June 2017

£865pp

8 days, 7 night(s)

Deposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £28.50pp
Single supplement: £139

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Overview

A rare chance to visit Shetland, which is actually closer to Norway than to Britain and has amazing prehistoric remains with a strong Viking legacy. Two nights of the holiday will be spent on board Northlink Ferries enjoying comfortable cabin accommodation. We then follow in Royal footsteps on a journey of discovery through the Highlands and even manage a brief stop in Edinburgh on the way home. To enhance your comfort and enjoyment, and provide complimentary tea/coffee on the coach, there will be two drivers on this tour.

Your Holiday Hotel

We stay at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel and Angus Hotel.

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Location (Aberdeenshire)

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Itinerary

(DAY 1) Tuesday 13th June

Travel to the Doubletree By Hilton Hotelnear Glasgow for an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast.

(DAY 2) Wednesday 14th June

We pass Stirling and enter the Highlands, making our way to Scone Palace, crowning place of Scottish Kings. Tour the Palace at your own pace and explore the fabulous Perthshire grounds. Then via Strathmore to Aberdeenfor the overnight ferry sailing with dinner on board and ensuite cabin.

(DAY 3) Thursday 15th June

Arrival in Lerwick, the main town of Shetland, where we are met by a local guide for a full day tour. The Island has dramatic cliffs and beautiful scenery, and our tour will include Jarlshof, Scalloway Castle and Museum, with time at leisure in Lerwick. Early evening ferry back to the mainland with dinner.

(DAY 4) Friday 16th June

Breakfast on board before docking in Aberdeen. Drive through beautiful Royal Deeside to visit Balmoral Castle, Her Majesty the Queen’s Highland residence. Lunchtime in Braemarbefore a scenic ride through the Cairngorms National Park and over the Spittal of Glenshee to Blairgowrie for a 3night stay at the comfortable Angus Hotel. The Hotel has a leisure club with indoor pool, and a lift. For details see www.theangushotel.com

(DAY 5) Saturday 17th June

No visit to Scotland would be complete without a visit to a whisky producer and we will visit the small traditional Edradour Distillery for a tour and tasting. Then to Pitlochryto explore this pretty Highland town with its famous salmon ladder, before returning via Loch Tumnel, Queens View and Dunkeld.

(DAY 6) Sunday 18th June

Across the Sidlaw Hills to historic Dundeeon the Firth of Tay. Included visit to the RSS “Discovery”, the ship built in Dundee specifically for Captain Scott’s heroic voyage to Antarctica.

(DAY 7) Monday 19th June

We travel south over the Forth Bridge and will take you on a fascinating journey into Edinburgh City Centre by tram! There will be time to soak up the atmosphere along Princes Street and find lunch before rejoining the coach. An afternoon drive through the Borders and Northumberland National Park brings us to the Blackwell Grange Hotel near Darlington.

(DAY 8) Tuesday 20th June

Homeward bound today for an early evening rendezvous with the taxis.