Scotland Wildlife & Autumn Colours
7 Day - Tour No AB1137
This not too strenuous wildlife packed holiday explores the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands from a
different viewpoint. Mountain top safari, dolphin cruise, Dunrobin Castle, steam train ride and a visit to a reindeer paddock. This is an impressive wildlife holiday, set in beautiful Highland countryside.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
● Coach travel
● 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● tea/coffee on arrival at main hotel
● visit a reindeer paddock
● single train journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway
● Dolphin spirit cruise
● entrance to Dunrobin Castle, museum & gardens
● 2 ½ hour highland safari with rangers
Day 1 Morning departure for the journey north for an overnight stop.
Day 2 After breakfast, travel by coach to meet the kilted Safari Rangers who will transport you into Europe’s last wilderness. From the mountain tops, the scenery is breath-taking with regular sightings of Grouse, Mountain Hares, Deer and Golden Eagles. Stop off for a “wee dram” at a Mountain Bothy. (NB The Safari may need to be split into two groups, if this is the case each group will have free time in Pitlochry before or after each safari). Continue to Kingussie and the Duke of Gordon hotel for a four night stay.
Day 3 Today you travel to Inverness, the Highland’s capital where you will have free time to explore. Its Old Town features the 19th century Inverness Cathedral, Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market. Visit the contemporary Inverness museum and Art Gallery which tracs local and Highland history. Afterwards you will travel to the coastal Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin is also one of Britain’s oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the 1300s, and is home to the Earls and later, the Dukes
Day 4 This morning head for Aviemore Station to join the Strathspey Railway for a stunning single train journey through the Scottish Highlands to Broomhill. You will then transfer to Grantown-on-Spey for some free time before heading to the Cairngorm National Park. Here, you will meet a ‘herder’ who will take you to the Visitor Centre, give you a talk and take you to the on-site paddock to see a few of the reindeer, and at certain times of the day you may be able to feed them too.
Day 5 Today head up the “Whisky Trail" with free time in Nairn before heading over the Kessock Bridge to
join the Dolphin Spirit for a cruise into the Moray Firth to see the pod of resident dolphins.
Day 6 Time to leave Kingussie and head south for an overnight stop.
Day 7 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
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Holiday Hotel Duke of Gordon Hotel
Situated in the town of Kingussie in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. All bedrooms are en-suite, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, restaurant, lounge bar and ballroom. Lift to 1st and 2nd floor. Some ground floor rooms available.
Single room supplement £90
Holiday insurance £22.00
(70 years and over £34.50)