Scotland's Far North, Orkneys & Castle of Mey

Departs: Wednesday 01 June 2022 - 7 Days

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Tour Code: SC2207
Price: £929.00 Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £100.00 per person
Insurance: £30.50


For 2022, we are happy to return to this beautiful part of Scotland. Her Majesty the Queen Mother left her precious Castle of Mey to the people of Scotland when she died in April 2002. Our scenic holiday includes a visit to the House and Garden, combined with a fascinating tour of northern Scotland. We also spend a day on the Orkney Islands, vivid scenery an intriguing mix of Scottish and Scandinavian influences and home to some of Scotlandís most fascinating antiquities make for a memorable tour.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1

From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the journey north via Scotch Corner, Gretna Green and Perthshire. We arrive at our overnight hotel, the welcoming 3 star Fishers, set in the centre of the popular tourist town of Pitlochry, late afternoon, tea and coffee is served whilst the cases are taken to our rooms.

Day 2

After breakfast we continue northwards through increasingly lovely scenery via the Pass of Killiecrankie and the Grampian Mountains to Inverness. We have time for lunch in the ĎCapital of the Highlandsí Inverness. In the afternoon we continue north crossing the Black Isle and Dornoch Firth then drive along the coast past mighty Dunrobin Castle to arrive at Thursoís 3 star Pentland Hotel where we spend the next two nights.

Day 3

Today we drive to Gills Bay where we board the Pentland ferry as foot passengers. At St. Margaretís Hope we meet a local guide and coach for our tour of Orkney, during which we visit the World Heritage Sites of Skara Brae, Skaill House Viking Centre, Ring of Brodgar and Scapa Flow. We stop for lunch in Kirkwall with the opportunity to view St Magnus Cathedral before returning to St. Margaretís Hope for the late afternoon ferry to Gills Bay.

Day 4

Another fine breakfast before a full day of spectacular scenery as we visit the late Queen Motherís favourite property, the remote Castle of Mey with its ĎSecret Gardení. Queen Elizabeth After our morning visit we then enjoy a stunning drive along the North Coast 500, Scotlandís answer to route 66 and one of the most beautiful coastal touring routes in the world. We overnight at the Royal Hotel in Ullapool.

Day 5

A full day of dramatic Wester Ross scenery as we travel via the waterfall at Corrieshalloch Gorge then skirt the shores of lovely Loch Maree to the pretty harbour village of Gairloch, we visit Inverewe Gardens where we include a light lunch. Our return is by way of spectacular Gruinard Bay and Little Loch Broom to Ullapool.

Day 6

Leaving Ullapool we head along Loch Broom and through Wester Ross, first to Muir of Ord then Beauly. At Drumnadrochit we meet magnificent Loch Ness and include a visit to the interesting Loch Ness Exhibition. We take the loch side road to Fort William then on through tragic Glen Coe and over lonely Rannoch Moor to Loch Lomond and our overnight hotel, the 3 star Winnock in Drymen.

Day 7

We return through Strathclyde making a stop at the border town of Gretna Green before crossing the Pennines and onto Richmond before retuirning to our home areas.

Day 14

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