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Scotland's Far North, Orkney & Perth

Travel to the far north of Scotland and experience the dramatic coastline with visits to the remote Castle of Mey, beloved home of the Queen Mother, a full day’s visit to Orkney, and time at leisure in the heritage city of Perth

Key Information

Duration
7 days
Price from
£669.00
Category
Scotland
Date next
30/06/2018

Norseman Hotel, Wick 3-star

Three nights dinner bed & breakfast, and a glass of wine with dinner on the first evening

The hotel overlooks the River Wick and is only a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. There is no lift, however there are plenty of ground floor rooms. Please request when booking

Salutation Hotel, Perth 3-star

Two nights dinner bed and breakfast

This 17th century hotel is centrally located within the town’s main shopping area and provides a welcoming atmosphere, good food and comfortable accommodation.

 

Travellers should give consideration to the fact that they will be in beautiful yet often isolated locations where hotel availability is extremely limited. Hotels are varied in style and standard. All have restaurant, bar & lounge, and all except the Norseman have a lift. Porterage is included at the Norseman and the Salutation.

Holiday Itinerary

Itinerary

SATURDAY

We travel north for dinner, bed and breakfast at the Erskine Bridge Hotel, Erskine

 

SUNDAY

 Our journey continues north via Blairgowrie and the spectacular Cairnwell Pass to Braemar. A wonderfully scenic route continues via Tomintoul and Grantown on Spey, before passing Inverness and continuing to Wick

 

MONDAY

We visit her Majesty The Queen Mother’s beloved Castle of Mey which has been kept just as it was when she was alive. Explore the gardens and enjoy the views over the Pentland Firth. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Wick

 

TUESDAY

 We board the ferry from John O’Groats to Orkney where a local coach meets our group for an excursion to include highlights such as Skara Brae, the Churchill Barriers, Scapa Flow, Ring of Brodgar, the Italian Chapel and Kirkwall’s magnificent cathedral (admissions not included)

 

WEDNESDAY

We travel back through Scotland with a stop in the highland capital of Inverness and onwards to Perth for two nights’ accommodation at the Salutation Hotel

 

THURSDAY

A day at leisure in Perth. See the striking St John’s Kirk, or perhaps visit Perth Black Watch Museum housed in the dramatic and historic Balhousie Castle. Garden lovers will enjoy the National Trust owned Branklyn Gardens (admissions not included)

 

FRIDAY

We commence our homeward journey, with suitable stops along the way

 


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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Supp. (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Sat 30 Jun, 2018 P318 2 7 £669.00 £115.00 10 + Book Now