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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Regal Scotland, Glamis Castle, Royal Yacht & Edinburgh

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9653

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2024

PRICE FROM ? £429 per person
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Description

You are cordially invited on a tour of regal Scotland, a breathtakingly beautiful country known for its long-standing connections to Queen Elizabeth II and her family. We head to Glamis Castle, the spectacular childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh, once a floating palace and now a captivating time capsule.This is the perfect chance to uncover its rich history across the five decks, explore the setting for Prince William and Prince Harry’s summer holidays and imagine where world leaders and celebrities were once entertained! A trip to coastal Dundee and time in atmospheric Edinburgh rounds off our wonderful Scottish adventure, where the fascinating sights span the centuries.

Itinerary

Included Excursions

Glamis Castle & Dundee (full day)

We travel to the spectacular Glamis Castle, home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret, the original 14th-century castle was extensively restored in the 17th and 18th centuries in an elaborate French château style with majestic turrets and towers.

This afternoon we spend some time at leisure in the city of Dundee, situated on the Tay estuary. Enjoy a stroll along the rejuvenated waterfront, head to the V&A Dundee, the first design museum in the UK outside London, or discover RRSDiscovery, Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel which was built in Dundee.

Royal Yacht Britannia & Edinburgh (full day)

We step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating royal residence, used not only for state visits and official receptions but also for family holidays. Crowned the UK’s best attraction by Which? Magazine in 2020, this magnificent vessel is now berthed in Edinburgh. Highlights of the five different decks include the Bridge, the State Apartments, Royal Bedrooms, Crew's Quarters and the Engine Room. Look out for the clocks too, all stopped at 3:01pm – the exact time Queen Elizabeth II stepped off the vessel for the final time in the decommissioning ceremony. Find out more during the fascinating audio-guided tour.

We then enjoy time at leisure in Edinburgh, dominated by the iconic castle perched high above Scotland’s vibrant capital city. From the picturesque sights of the Old Town, the sprawl of attractions on the Royal Mile and the grandeur of George Street, with its many boutique shops, cafés and restaurants, there’s a wealth of things to do.


Optional Excursion

Small Towns of Perthshire (Pitlochry, Aberfeldy & Crieff) – (£14pp) (half day)

A delightful tour of Perthshire’s highlights awaits on our optional excursion. First we head to Pitlochry, famous for its Scottish hospitality, fascinating clan heritage, historic distilleries and quaint tearooms, all set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and picturesque woodland. We continue to pretty Aberfeldy, where a visit during a tour of the Scottish Highlands inspired Robert Burns to write The Birks of Aberfeldy. Follow in the bard’s footsteps with a leisurely stroll, discover Aberfeldy watermill, bookshop and café, Our last stop is the market town of Crieff, a popular destination for foodies and adventure enthusiasts where the fascinating attractions include the Caithness Glass Visitor Centre.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Mercure Hotel, Perth (JG3 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia with audio tour
  • Excursions to Glamis Castle, Dundee & Edinburgh

Optional excursion to the small towns of Perthshire (Pitlochry, Aberfeldy & Crieff) (£14pp)

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  • 4 nights at the Mercure Hotel, Perth (JG3 rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia with audio tour
  • Excursions to Glamis Castle, Dundee & Edinburgh

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JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

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Accommodation

The Mercure Hotel

Set in a unique 15th-century watermill, the Mercure Hotel offers en-suite rooms with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also features a bar and restaurant.

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