Sunday 5 to Saturday 11 September 2021
- 7 Days £285
- Single supplement £100
- Holiday insurance £25
Come and enjoy not only a classic wildlife holiday but a scenic one too, suitable for the coaching market and designed with no strenuous activities or walks. On this tour, you will experience eagles, a cruise where you are virtually guaranteed to see the resident pod of dolphins. Visit Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, feed the reindeer in the Cairngorms and enjoy a steam train ride through beautiful Highland countryside.
SUNDAY: Following our morning departure we travel to the north of England for our overnight stay.
MONDAY: We cross the border and travel by way of the Falkirk Wheel before arriving into the Highlands of Scotland and the Craiglynne Hotel, Grantown on Spey for the next four nights.
TUESDAY: We travel into Inverness the capital of the Highlands for free time. Continue our drive north crossing Moray Firth, Cromarty Firth, Dornoch Firth and Loch Fleet to arrive at Dunrobin Castle. Dating back 700 years, this fairy-tale castle has extensive gardens to explore in a dramatic coastal setting. This afternoon we enjoy a fascinating falconry display with Golden Eagles, Falcons and other species. WEDNESDAY: Travel to Aviemore to board the Strathspey steam train and the stunning 40 minute trip through the Scottish Highlands. Disembark at Broomhill and continue our journey onto the Cairngorm National Park where we meet a herder who will take you to visit the reindeer paddock and exhibition.
THURSDAY: Today we explore the Whisky trail. It is the most recognised region in the world for whisky production passing numerous distilleries along the way. A stop will be made in Nairn, renowned for its white sandy beaches. Continue along the coast and over the Kessock suspension bridge to join the Dolphin Spirit, we will have a 90-minute cruise into the Moray Firth to hopefully spot the pod of resident dolphins.
FRIDAY: We depart the Highlands and travel south, still taking in the amazing scenery that this region of Scotland offers. Cross the border into England for our overnight hotel.
SATURDAY: Continue our journey south to arrive home late afternoon/early evening.
CRAIGLYNNE HOTEL, GRANTOWN ON SPEY***
Set in the Cairngorms National Park, this imposing, granite Victorian hotel is surrounded by immaculate gardens and views across of the neighbouring Cromdale Hills and just a 10-minute walk to the town centre. The Craiglynne Hotel features 82 en-suite bedrooms, many of which boast panoramic views of the neighbouring hills and are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, telephone and television. After your excursions, you may like to relax in the bar or conservatory before dining in the award-winning restaurant for your evening meal. This hotel offers WIFI throughout the public places and there is a lift.
Please Note: Admissions and fares are not included in the price unless stated below. For operational reasons on the day of travel a steam train may be replaced by diesel. Sightings of animals mentioned cannot be guaranteed but are highly likely.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Executive coach travel, 6 night’s dinner, bed and breakfast, tea and shortbread on arrival in the main hotel, entrance to Dunrobin Castle with a falconry display, Strathspey railway journey, visit reindeer in the Cairngorms, Dolphin Spirit cruise and excursion programme.