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Spirit of Scotland

8 days Half Board by Coach

Between the imposing Cairngorm Mountains and the swirling waters of the North Sea, the granite city of Aberdeen is a revealing contrast of hardened Scotland and modern day oil riches. Known as the ‘Granite City’ after its many grey-stone buildings and facades, it provides a perfect base for discovering the rolling hills of Royal Deeside and the gentle valleys of Speyside with its world famous whisky distilleries.

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Highlights include:
• Glenfiddich Distillery

• Ballater

• Braemar

• Grantown-on-Spey

• Drum Castle

• Speyside’s Whisky Country

• Royal Deeside scenery

Itinerary

Sunday: From local departure points we journey north for an overnight stop.

Monday: Across the Scottish border and onwards to our hotel in Aberdeen for five nights.

Tuesday: A day at leisure to explore Aberdeen.

Wednesday: A scenic full day excursion into Deeside today, a favourite of the Royal
Family since the days of Queen Victoria. We pause at the Victorian suspension bridge at Cambus O’May before reaching the tourist centre of Ballater with many Royal associations. Onwards past famous Balmoral Castle and little Crathie Church we reach Braemar, home to the historic Highland Games.

Thursday: A full day excursion into the heart of the Spey Valley, Scotland’s famous whisky distilling centre. Skirting the Cairngorm Mountains we visit Grantown-on- Spey before a scenic journey through the heart of Whisky Country to Aberlour and the Glenfiddich Distillery for a wee dram.

Friday: A half day excursion to Drum Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses with 700 years of history to explore dating back to Robert the Bruce and some of the finest rose gardens in the country.

Saturday: We leave Scotland behind for an overnight stop in the north of England.

Sunday: Our tour draws to a close withthe journey homeward.

Station Hotel, Aberdeen

Station Hotel, Aberdeen

Located in the heart of Aberdeen, the Station Hotel is perfect for exploring the
‘Granite City’.

• Restaurant, bar and lounge • En-suite bedrooms • Free Wi-Fi • Full breakfast and
three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee • Lift

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Included...

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accomodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

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Grand UK Holidays
The Old Bakery
113 Queens Road
Norwich, Norfolk
NR1 3PL
United Kingdom
The UK Holiday Group Limited, trading as Grand UK Holidays, is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated
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