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Scotland Wildlife & Autumn Colours

7 Day - Tour No AB9102


This not too strenuous wildlife packed holiday explores the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands from a different viewpoint. Mountain top safari, dolphin cruise, Dunrobin Castle, steam train ride and reindeer feeding. This is an impressive wildlife holiday, set in beautiful Highland countryside.

Key Information

Duration
7 days
Price from
£679.00
OAP Price from
£679.00
Destination
Scotland
Date next
06/10/2019

Included in Cost

Coach travel

6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

tea and shortbread upon arrival at main hotel

feeding of the reindeers

single train journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway

Dolphin spirit cruise

entrance to Dunrobin Castle, museum & gardens

2 ½ hour highland safari with rangers

“wee dram” and shortbread in a mountain Bothy


Holiday Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 Morning departure for the journey to Pitlochry for an overnight stop at the Fishers Hotel.

Day 2 After breakfast, travel by coach to meet the kilted Safari Rangers who will transport you into Europe’s last wilderness. From the mountain tops, the scenery is breath-taking with regular sightings of Grouse, Mountain Hares, Deer and Golden Eagles. Stop off for a “wee dram” at a Mountain Bothy. (NB The Safari may need to be split into two groups, if this is the case each group will have free time in Pitlochry before or after each safari). Continue to Kingussie and the Duke of Gordon hotel for a 4 night stay.

Day 3 Depart for Inverness with free time in the Highland Capital. After the visit and taking a short detour for photos of Loch Ness, travel to the coastal Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Dunrobin Castle is also one of Britain's oldest continuously inhabited houses dating back to the 1300s, and is home to the Earls and later, the Dukes of Sutherland.

Day 4 Board the Strathspey steam train for a stunning trip through the Scottish Highlands. Free time in Grantown before heading to the Cairngorm National Park. Here, your herder will take you on a 20 minute walk along a rough track to the mountain enclosure. Walk amongst the only free-range reindeer herd in the UK. For those less able there is transport laid on for part of the walk. Alternatively, visit the reindeer paddock & exhibition.

Day 5 Today head up the “Whisky Trail" with free time in Nairn before heading over the Kessock Bridge to join the Dolphin Spirit for a cruise into the Moray Firth to see the pod of resident dolphins.

Day 6 After breakfast, return via Perth and Stirling before reaching the overnight stop in Gretna.

Day 7 After breakfast, commence the homeward journey.

Hotel

Duke of Gordon Hotel

Holiday Hotel

Situated in the town of Kingussie in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and the Cairngorm National Park. All bedrooms are en-suite, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, restaurant, lounge bar and ballroom. Lift to 1st and 2nd floor. Some ground floor rooms available.

Single room supplement £90
Holiday insurance £17.50
(70 years and over £28.00)


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Sun 6 Oct, 2019 AB9102 1 7 £679.00 0 Please call