2017 Perthshire Highlands & St Andrews
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TCRU1767
- Travel Type: Coach
Where the rolling Lowland landscape meets majestic Highland terrain
Sitting in a valley amid wonderful Perthshire where the rolling Lowland landscape meets majestic Highland terrain, elegant Crieff is a bustling old-style resort as popular now as it was in Victoria's day. Your holiday base is the impressive Crieff Hydro, a transformed Victorian property set on a hill above the town. Highlights of this tour include a tour of the Famous Grouse distillery and walking in the footsteps of icons on the Old Course at St Andrews.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner
- Two included excursions as stated
- Famous Grouse Experiecne and tasting
- Old Course tour at St Andrews
4* CRIEFF HYDRO HOTEL
Set in an extensive 900 acre resort, this transformed 19th century spa hotel offers an incredible array of 60 activities (indoor and outdoor) from indoor pool to horse riding, an 18 hole golf course, rifle range, off road driving, boating and archery plus an adults-only Victorian spa. There are several different dining outlets including a French bistro and a pizzeria. The 4* extended Crieff Hydro, popular with couples, families, conference goers and coach travellers alike, has two bedroom annex and all bedrooms feature flat screen TV, free WiFi, hairdryer and tea / coffee making. Lift available.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, sit back and relax for the big drive north. Expect a late arrival in Crieff this evening where dinner awaits. 4-night stay. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Days 2 - 4 - At leisure in Crieff with two included excursions. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Whisky and Glass in Crieff
Take it easy today and get to know the locality with a trip to the Crieff Visitor Centre, a popular attraction on the outskirts of town. The centre is home of the world-renowned Caithness Glass and you can enjoy the skilled craftsmen at work form the viewing gallery before meandering around the gift shop and garden centre. Later, visit Scotland's oldest working distillery and spiritual home of The Famous Grouse. Here you will discover the art of blending this popular whisky and have the chance to sample a wee dram or two.
St Andrews & the Old Course
A trip this morning to St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university town and a fine, historic town with a striking seaside location. Well known as the place that Prince William met Kate Middleton whilst studying at the university, St Andrew's is still best known as the home to the world's most famous golf course. You will visit the Old Course with an expert guide on a tour around the 1st, 17th and 18th holes where you will walk in the footsteps of the game's most iconic names and experience a player's eye view of the fabled links.
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS DAY OUT
You can expect some breath-taking scenery on today's drive through the magnificent Central Highlands. From lovely Loch Earn and Glen Ogle to Killin is a small village at the Falls of Dochart, a spectacular series of rapids, at the western end of Loch Tay. Along the shores of the loch to Aberfeldy, a peaceful, pretty town, where there will be time to wander before this afternoon's visit to Pitlochry where you may like to do a spot of shopping for local specialities or perhaps take a walk to see the Hydro Electric Dam and its famous Salmon Ladder
Day 5 - Early start today. The hotel will prepare a takeaway breakfast so that you can get on the road and head homeward.