Scottish Borders & Royal Yacht 5 Days - Waverley
The picturesque town of Melrose is located next to the River Tweed at foot of the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills; a distinctive landmark of the Scottish Borders. The area around Melrose is thought to have been inhabited for thousands of years with the Romans arriving in AD79 or 80 and building a fort nearby named Trimontium; 'Place of the Three Hills’. The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre houses the Trimontium Museum which is dedicated to Roman life in Scotland. Melrose Abbey lies to the North East side of the centre of the town. With an abundance of independent shops and cafes, there is ample things to do whilst visiting this pretty little town.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day Edinburgh & Royal Yacht Britannia
Excursion to Edinburgh where there will be free time to explore Scotland's majestic capital city. We will also visit the Royal Yacht Britannia - a ship unlike any other. Serving the Royal Family for over 44 years and travelling more than a million nautical miles, this vessel provided the perfect setting for glittering state receptions, Royal honeymoons and relaxing family holidays./n
Day 3 - Half Day Peebles
A charming and beautiful Border Town, Peebles is set on the banks of the River Tweed and home to spectacular scenery, wonderful shops and delightful cafes./n
Day 4 - Full Day Edinburgh & Great Tapestry of Scotland
Enjoy free time in historic Edinburgh - stroll along the Royal Mile, hit the shops on Princes Street or admire the majestic castle! We'll also call at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, one of Scotland's newest attractions. Hand stitched by 1,000 people, the Tapestry tells a compelling account of Scotland's history, heritage and culture from its ancient origins to present day./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Waverley Castle Hotel
The Waverley Castle Hotel is located near Melrose, just a mile from the centre. Set in five acres of parkland in the Scottish Borders, the hotel offers the perfect base to explore its incredible surroundings. The hotel has 77 comfortable, well-appointed bedrooms, with facilities such as a flat-screen TV, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, desk and housekeeping services. Choose from a range of single, double and twin rooms. Larger rooms are also available on request.