Scotland: Coast to Coast and the ‘Jacobite Express’
Thurs 4th – Fri 12th July 2019
Join us for a nine day tour, taking in the wonderful scenery of the west coast of Scotland, the delights of the east coast and so much in between.
Fyvie Castle • Glenlivet Distillery • Cairngorms • Fort William • Jacobite ‘Express’ • Oban
Departing south Wales we head north on the first part of our grand , coast to coast tour of Scotland. Arriving in the Scottish borders late afternoon for our overnight stop at the Gretna Hall Hotel.
Continue north with breaks along the way, and time allowing, stop in Arbroath to see the famous smokies, or the pretty harbour town of Stonehaven before arriving at the Aberdeen Alten Hotel in Aberdeen, your base for 3 nights.
Aberdeen – this morning is at leisure in the ‘Granite City’.
Scotland’s third most populated city is proud pf it’s proud history and culture — from the sound of residents’ traditional Doric accent to the sights of glistening granite buildings lining the city’s streets. Explore the cobbled roads and historic university buildings of the Old part of Aberdeen, then wander along the nearby sandy beach and look out for dolphins in the busy harbour. Afterward, find your way to the quaint fishing quarter of Footdee, and lose yourself among its tiny cottages and colourful gardens.
Today we head to Royal Deeside, passing through Banchory and the resort of Ballater, then on to Lecht before heading to Fyvie Castle for an included visit. This extraordinary Baronial fortress is adorned with lavish interiors and a world famous art collection, and
Departing Aberdeenshire, we stop off for wee dram and a tour of the Glenlivet Distillery before continuing to the highland resort of Aviemore. Famed for it’s skiing and home to many a loch, the town is blessed with the surrounding lush countryside of the Cairngorms National Park . From here it’s on to the Alexandra Hotel at Fort William, your base for next three nights.
The highlight of the tour for many will be today’s journey on the West Highland Railway’s Jacobite Steam Train, regarded as one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. The journey begins in the shadow of Ben Nevis at Fort William and winds it’s way across the countryside, over the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous in the Harry Potter films) to Mallaig, a busy fishing port where time you’ll have time to explore before hopping back on board for the return journey.
A full day to Oban, the picturesque fishing town known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland‘. Take a walk along the esplanade,browse in the many independent shops or have a leisurely lunch. Of course if you’re feeling more adventurous, take a walk up the hill to experience the wonderful views from McCaig’s Tower.
We leave Fort William and head south, stopping along the way before arriving at our overnight stop in the Scottish borders.
After your traditional Scottish breakfast, it’s time to make our way home, bidding a fond farewell to Scotland and it’s magnificent scenery.
Included in your tour:
• Return coach travel
• 8 nights dinner bed and breakfast
• Admission to Fyvie Castle
• Return journey on the Jaccobite express
• Whisky distillery and tasting
£795 per person based on two sharing a room.
£180 single supplement.
|Adult Price||£795 per person based on two sharing|
|Deposit||Non refundable deposit of £50 per person payable upon booking. Final balance due six weeks before travel.|
We pick up across Wales from the following locations listed below. If you have any questions about our pick up point please contact us.
- Carmarthen Railway Station
- Llandeilo Jones International Garage
- Llandybie Premier Stores bus stop
- Ammanford Shoppers world / welfare
- Tycroes Square
- Pont Abraham Services
- Llanelli Morissons Parc Pemberton bus stop
- Fforestfach Argos
- Penllergaer Services (M4)
- Briton Ferry McDonald’s
- Port Talbot Plaza
- Sarn Services (M4)
- Cardiff West Services (M4)
- Cardiff Gate Services (M4)
- Newport Railway Station