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'Scone Palace, Dundee and St Andrews

AUGUST
From Monday 3rd until Saturday 8th
6-Day Perthshire Tour by coach from
pickups in Northern Ireland

3***Loch Tummel Hotel

Known as the “Gateway to the Highlands” Pitlochry is an unspoiled and beautiful area offering clean fresh air and perfect peace combined with an abundance of fascinating places to visit. The history of this area is quintessentially friendly Scottish hospitality. The scenery of Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire is what everyone associates with Scotland, making it one of Scotland’s most popular holiday areas since the 19th century.

LOCH TUMMEL HOTEL (www.lochsandglens.com) is a modern 3***hotel occupying a spectacular position at the western end of Loch Tummel in the heart of Perthshire, with beautiful views towards the famous Queens View. Pitlochry the well-known highland resort is just thirty minutes drive away and a short drive to the south is the picturesque town of Aberfeldy and beautifully preserved village of Kenmore. Comfortable, well furnished en-suite bedrooms with tea making facilities, TV and radio. Disabled rooms. Lift service to bedrooms. Daily housekeeping included in room rate.

SCONE PALACE & PERTH
Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland's most important stately homes. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts. In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland. Perth’s compact city centre is the ideal spot for a day out or short city break. From your favourite big brand names to quirky independent retailers, artisan craftspeople, award-winning producers, and a taste of Scotland’s best restaurants and eateries.

PITLOCHRY and EXPLORERS GARDEN
Pitlochry is one of Scotland's most beautiful and vibrant places to visit. In the heart of Scotland with real hospitality, clear sparkling air, beautiful scenery, rich clan history, fine food, plenty of space and lots to see and do. The highlight today is a visit to the Explorers Garden. Scotland has produced some of the world's most successful Plant Hunters. This unique garden celebrates their fascinating lives and their contribution to the way our gardens look today.

St ANDREWS and DUNDEE
St Andrews is known worldwide as ‘the home of golf’ and home to Scotland’s oldest university. It has an interesting medieval centre with cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, castle and ruined cathedral. The charm of the town continues down to the shore where there are two long sandy beaches. Our visit to St Andrews takes in Dundee and the Tay Bridge. St Andrews Botanic Garden holds a globally important botanic collection and is a centre for botanical knowledge.

KILLIN HIGHLAND GAMES
Highland games have been a part of Scotland's culture for hundreds of years and are just as popular today as they've ever been. And it's no wonder when you experience the sense of community, heritage and celebration at each of Scotland's Highland games. Enjoy this cultural experience at Killin.

From pickups in Northern Ireland on Monday 3rd August we take the 7.30am Stena Superfast sailing to Cairnryan with midday and afternoon comfort and food stops, planning to arrive Loch Tummel Hotel around 5pm. Our return journey on Saturday 8th August 7.30pm sailing from Cairnryan to Belfast is due into Belfast 10pm, including two comfort and snack stops between Loch Tummel and Cairnryan. Coach transfers to your set-down point in Northern Ireland. Times correct at print date.

Tour Leaders: Mervyn and Sharon Smyth.

TOUR COST:  £489 per person sharing
                      No single supplement
TOUR CODE: SCG/20
INSURANCE: £26 per person
DEPOSIT:      £100 per person

PRICE INCLUDES:
 Luxury coaching from pickup in Northern Ireland.
 Stena Superfast ferry between Belfast/Cairnryan.
 5 Nights Half Board in 3***Loch Tummel Hotel.
 All day tours and excursions per printed itinerary.
 Admission and Guided tour of Scone Palace Perth.
 Admission to the Explorer’s Garden Pitlochry.  
 Admission to Breadlebane Highland Games Killin.
 Services of Tour Leader throughout holiday tour.

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