Whisky Tales & Highland Trails

Whisky Tales & Highland Trails

7 jam-packed days visiting Scotland's 3 biggest cities plus Balmoral, Crathes Castle and Whisky Tasting

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7 jam-packed days visiting Scotland's 3 biggest cities plus Balmoral, Crathes Castle and Whisky Tasting

Combining rugged landscapes and wonderful countryside with Whisky tasting, the Royal Residence of Balmoral and Scotland’s 3 largest cities makes for a fascinating tour with much to offer.

Sunday

This morning we travel north to our overnight hotel with time to look around Scotland's largest city, Glasgow.

D

Monday

We continue to travel north, to our resort hotel, the Huntly Arms in Aboyne, where we will be welcomed with tea/coffee and shortbread.

B, D

Tuesday

This morning we will visit Balmoral, with a guided tour and the Castle and grounds. Free time in the beautiful riverside town of Ballater before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Wednesday

Today we follow the Malt Whisky Trail, stopping at Glenfiddich for a tour and Whisky tasting before returning through the Grampians.

B, D

Thursday

We leave to explore the Castle Trail, a 50 mile route that has more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK, with entry to Crathes Castle in Banchory. Free time in Scotland's 3rd biggest Aberdeen, the Granite City.

B, D

Friday

After breakfast today we leave the hotel and travel to Edinburgh, Scotland's 2nd largest city and the capital of Scotland. Free time before checking in to our last overnight hotel.

B, D

Saturday

We leave the hotel and head back home.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Huntly Arms Hotel, Aboyne ** Commended

 

The Huntly Arms, in the centre of the picturesque village, is surrounded by the Cairngorms Park and a stone’s throw from the River Dean. Probably the oldest coaching inn to be found in Scotland, it dates back to 1432 and has played host to Queen Victoria, who often rested at the Huntly Arms on her way to Balmoral Castle.  The en suite rooms have tea/coffee facilities, TV, iron/board, hairdryer and toiletries.  Free Wi-Fi. 

 

The hotel does not have a lift or any ground floor rooms.

 

Holiday includes...

 

6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

3 full day excursions

2 nights entertainment

Tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival at resort hotel

Guided tour of Balmoral Castle and grounds

Entry Crathes Castle & Gardens

2 nights entertainment

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
BINGLEY Outside Wetherspoons, Main Street
Bingley
BRADFORD Interchange, Stand T to V
Bradford
HALIFAX Bus Station, Stand E3
Halifax
KEIGHLEY Outside Wetherspoons, North Street
Keighley
SHIPLEY BUS STATION Bus Station, Market Square, Stand 3
Shipley
SKIPTON Outside Bus Station, Keighley Road
Skipton
WIBSEY Bus turnaround, High Street
Wibsey
WYKE Outside Travel with Kare, Town Gate
Wyke
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