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Royal Deeside - Altens

Crathes Castle

With a base just outside Aberdeen, 'The Granite City', this exciting tour highlights the east of Scotland and lovely Royal Deeside.

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ROYAL DEESIDE - SCOTLAND

 

17 – 21 June 2021

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £469

 

With a base just outside Aberdeen, 'The Granite City', this exciting tour highlights the east of Scotland and lovely Royal Deeside.

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Crathes Castle   |    Heritage Railway  | Ballater | Fyvie Castle | Shortbread Factory

 

DAY ONE - Arrival

We depart from your home and travel north to Scotland and our hotel in Aberdeen, with a stop off in Perth if time allows.

 

DAY TWO – Dean’s Shortbread Factory & Fyvie Castle

We leave our hotel this morning for Huntley via Inverurie to Dean's Shortbread Factory. Witness the famous shortbread being created before browsing the gift shop. On then to Fyvie Castle, an extraordinary Baronial fortress with lavish interiors and a world-famous art collection, with its own ghosts, legends and folklore.

 

DAY THREE – Crathes Castle & Royal Deeside Railway

Today we enjoy castles and railways. With a backdrop of lush rolling hills, Crathes Castle and Gardens is this morning's destination. Discover the history of the turrets, towers, oak panels, and painted ceilings of this magnificent Disney-esque designed 16th century tower house. Spend time in the lovely gardens before making our way for time at leisure in the resort village of Ballater. On then to Banchory and a short, but delightful journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. This heritage railway is in a beautiful setting and runs along the River Dee.

 

DAY FOUR – Aberdeen Guided Tour

Time at leisure follows a morning tour of Aberdeen centre by coach and on foot. Spend time in the historic merchant quarter or relax in one of the many parks and award-winning gardens.  Before returning to the hotel, we see the small fishing village of 'Fittee' and stop at the Torry Battery viewpoint, where there is a good opportunity to see the dolphins feeding.

 

DAY FIVE - Departure

We depart from our hotel after breakfast and make our journey home with comfort stops en route.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival

  • Porterage

  • Visit to Dean’s Shortbread Factory

  • Admission to Fyvie Castle

  • Admission to Crathes Castle Gardens

  • Royal Deeside Railway

  • Guided tour of Aberdeen.

 

ABERDEEN ALTENS HOTEL, Aberdeen

Located just 3 miles south of Aberdeen, the hotel is well located for touring the East of Scotland. Offering contemporary accommodation and stylish public areas, the hotel extends a warm welcome to groups.

 

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and travel north to Scotland and our hotel in Aberdeen, with a stop off in Perth if time allows.

D

DAY TWO

We leave our hotel this morning for Huntley via Inverurie to Dean's Shortbread Factory. Witness the famous shortbread being created before browsing the gift shop. On then to Fyvie Castle, an extraordinary Baronial fortress with lavish interiors and a world-famous art collection, with its own ghosts, legends and folklore.

B, D

DAY THREE

Today we enjoy castles and railways. With a backdrop of lush rolling hills, Crathes Castle and Gardens is this morning's destination. Discover the history of the turrets, towers, oak panels, and painted ceilings of this magnificent Disney-esque designed 16th century tower house. Spend time in the lovely gardens before making our way for time at leisure in the resort village of Ballater. On then to Banchory and a short, but delightful journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. This heritage railway is in a beautiful setting and runs along the River Dee.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Time at leisure follows a morning tour of Aberdeen centre by coach and on foot. Spend time in the historic merchant quarter or relax in one of the many parks and award-winning gardens.
Before returning to the hotel, we see the small fishing village of 'Fittee' and stop at the Torry Battery viewpoint, where there is a good opportunity to see the dolphins feeding.

B, D

DAY FIVE

We depart from our hotel after breakfast and make our journey home with comfort stops en route.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival

  • Porterage

  • Visit to Dean’s Shortbread Factory

  • Admission to Fyvie Castle

  • Admission to Crathes Castle Gardens

  • Royal Deeside Railway

  • Guided tour of Aberdeen.

 

ABERDEEN ALTENS HOTEL, Aberdeen

Located just 3 miles south of Aberdeen, the hotel is well located for touring the East of Scotland. Offering contemporary accommodation and stylish public areas, the hotel extends a warm welcome to groups.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply.

 

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