Discover the county of Perthshire in the heart of Scotland, this tour focuses on the highland area known for its dramatic mountain scenery, deep glens and abundance of wildlife including Golden Eagles and Red Deer.
PITLOCHRY is one of Scotland’s most beautiful and vibrant places to visit and has been a tourist destination for over 150 years. It is the largest town in Highland Perthshire set beneath its own mountain Ben-Y-Vrackie.
BLAIR CASTLE is the ancestral home of the Clan Murray, historically the seat of the Duke of Atholl, their chief. The castle has had a diverse history, witnessing both turbulent and peaceful times, enlarged and adapted during its 700 years. The Atholl family history is brought to life against a backdrop of 18th century interiors and Scottish baronial architecture.
The ATHOLL PALACE MUSEM is in the old servant’s wing of the Atholl Palace Hotel. It charts the history of the hotel from when it first opened in 1878 as a Hydropathic establishment to its re-opening after WWII. Tales from bankruptcy, colourful entrepreneurs, Victorian servants, unusual and torturous spa treatments to wartime evacuees turning the hotel in to a school! Also enjoy a CREAM TEA at the ATHOLL PALACE HOTEL.
CAIRNGORM NATIONAL PARK – a scenic drive through the magnificent national park takes us up to the FUNICULAR RAILWAY. Ride the funicular to the top of Cairn Gorm, Britain’s 6th highest mountain. Journey 1097m above sea level for some of the most spectacular views in Scotland.
BLAIR ATHOLL DISTILLERY TOUR & TASTING, discover the process of Whisky making; with golden malted barley, water and yeast, in traditional copper pot stills and matured oak casks. While there, take a chance to taste a dram or two!
Your holiday includes
6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Atholl Palace Museum
Atholl Palace Hotel Cream Tea
Cairngorm Funicular Railway
Blair Atholl Distellery – tour & tasting
All coach travel & excursions
Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry
The 3 star Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry (4 nights) is ideally situated in Pitlochry town centre. The atmospheric lounge and dining room incorporate the traditional style of the building. All rooms are en suite with television, tea/coffee facilities and hairdryer.
Gretna Hall Hotel outward
Shap Wells Hotel return
All hotels have lift access and Wi-Fi.