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The Royal Scot

The Royal Scot

This tour of Scotland takes you to some of the Royals favourite destinations - including Glamis Castle - childhood home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - The Queen Mother and Crathie Church where the royals attend when at Balmoral. (Sadly Balmoral is only open to the public between April - July so although we pass by we are unable to include admission).

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This tour of Scotland takes you to some of the Royals favourite destinations - including Glamis Castle - childhood home to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - The Queen Mother and Crathie Church where the royals attend when at Balmoral. (Sadly Balmoral is only open to the public between April - July so although we pass by we are unable to include admission).

Thursday 17th - Saturday 26th September 2020

 

£950 per person

 

 

Price Includes:  1 night’s, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the 3 star Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green, 3 night’s Dinner. Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the 3 star Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, 4 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast accommodation at the 3 star Alexandra Hotel, Fort William and 1 final night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the Shap Wells Hotel, Cumbria.  Included attractions are entry to Glamis Castle, RRS Discovery, a single journey on the Jacobite Steam Train and a one hour circular Jacobite cruise.

 

* There will be no single room supplement for the first 4 guests to book, additional single rooms will be on a request basis only and subject to a supplement of £99 per person (these may be genuine single rooms or double/twin for sole occupancy at the discretion of the hotel).

Thursday

We depart Plymouth at 6am and make our way towards Gretna Green for our over night stay. We will journey north, with suitable comfort stops en-route and a longer break for lunch, aiming to arrive during the late afternoon.

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Friday

We continue our journey today, travelling across the Forth Road bridge to Blairgowrie, Perthshire’s second largest town, sitting on the banks of the River Ericht. This will be our base for the next 3 nights.

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Saturday

After a leisurely breakfast we follow the ‘Royal Route’, along Royal Deeside, through magnificent scenery to the Bridge of Cally, Spittal of Glenshee onto Braemar. We will stop at the entrance to Balmoral Castle and also at Crathie Church where the Royals attend when at Balmoral. We then have a short stay at Ballater before returning to the Angus Hotel in time for dinner. (Sadly Balmoral Castle is only open to the public from April - July).

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Sunday

We visit Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - the Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. You will not fail to be touched by the magic of this castle steeped in history, legends and myths. We continue to Dundee; a compact waterfront city on the Tay estuary, and reputedly Scotland’s sunniest city! Here we visit RRS Discovery - the ship that took Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton on their first incredible expedition to Antarctica.

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Monday

We leave Blairgowrie this morning and travel the short distance to the picturesque Victorian town of Pitlochry set in the heart of Scotland. The beautiful buildings are set against a backdrop of forest and hills, and surrounded by lochs, castles and a wealth of history. There are many independent shops and cafes along the pretty streets or you may like to see the festival theatre and the Pitlochry Dam and Fish Ladder. We also visit Queen’s View, when Queen Victoria visited in 1866 she assumed the sweeping view along Loch Tunnel was named after her - but she was wrong. The view was really named after Isabella, the wife of Robert the Bruce, who lived more than 500 years earlier. We continue our journey through Glen Spean and along the shore of Loch Laggan to our hotel at Fort William where we stay for the next 4 nights.

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Tuesday

Today we enjoy a train journey on the celebrated West Highland Line to Mallaig. This spectacular line passes hidden lochs and inlets, silver sands and crosses the magnificent Glenfinnan viaduct on its way west. Mallaig is a major fishing port and you have time to wander around the harbour and explore before boarding your coach for the journey back to Fort William.

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Wednesday

Today is a free day. Your driver will be able to arrange a boat trip aboard the Souter’s Lass, Fort William’s resident cruise boat which sails on Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil; very scenic, tidal sea-lochs. The vessel takes us for a cruise down Loch Linnhe to look for seals and to let you see salmon jumping out of the water from their sea farm pens and highlighted by some spectacular views of Ben Nevis on the way back to Fort William.

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Thursday.

One of the most scenic road journeys in the UK takes us along the Great Glen to Fort Augustus at the head of Loch Ness. We take the eastern shoreline route to Inverness, with superb views right down to the water’s edge. You will have free time in Inverness, before returning via the west side of Loch Ness. From the Clansman Marina we board a loch cruise - the only way to truly appreciate the beauty of Scotland’s most mystical and legendary loch.

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Friday.

A morning of wonderful scenery as we begin our journey home, travelling through Glen Coe, Scotland’s most famous and scenic glen. A brief stop will be made at Gretna Green, before continuing across the border and to our overnight hotel at the Shap Wells hotel.

B, D

Saturday.

We depart Shap to start our journey back to Plymouth. There will be suitable comfort stops and a lunch break before arriving into Plymouth mid-late evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

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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Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade, outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot, Alma Road
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
Saltash, Ploughboy Saltash Ploughboy
Outside the pub
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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