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Castle Tour with Braemar Gathering

Stirling Castle

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Castle Tour with Braemar Gathering

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Arrival Date:

29th August - 5th September 2012


Stirling, Fort William, Aberdeen, Edinburgh

Accommodation Summary:

Dunblane Hydro ( nr Stirling)
The Moorings, Fort William
Malmaison, Aberdeen
Apex Waterloo Hotel, Edinburgh


Stirling Castle (the favoured residence of most of Scotland’s later medieval monarchs)

Castle Fraser (An atmospheric baronial castle dating back to the 15th century and was the ancestral home of the Fraser family)

Huntly Castle (Remarkable for its splendid architecture, Huntly Castle served as a baronial residence for five centuries)

Dunnottar Castle (A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting)

Glamis Castle (childhood home of the late Queen Mother)

Falkland Palace (set in the heart of a unique medieval village this was the country residence and hunting lodge of eight Stuart monarchs)

Edinburgh Castle (is a fortress which dominates the skyline of the city from its position on the volcanic Castle Rock)

Palace of Holyroodhouse (the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen)


This tour is designed to appeal to those who are interested in the fascinating Scottish history and the Royal dynasty over the centuries. You will tour a number of castles steeped in history, with fascinating antiques and historical artifacts.

In addition, you will enjoy a steam train ride and have time for some private sightseeing and shopping. You will visit a distillery to see how Scotch is made and enjoy a sample of the whisky it produces.

Add together some wonderful scenery and elegant accommodations and you have a great vacation to look forward to.


Your tour will commence on your arrival into Scotland where you will be met at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. Guest can choose to arrive in Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport and transfers to the first hotel are included from both airports. Depending on your flight arrival time, there will be time to visit the historic city of Stirling and visit Stirling Castle, before traveling to your hotel to check in and meet up with the rest of your group at a welcome dinner.

After a relaxing first evening depart to the highland town of Fort William, traveling via the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond and Glencoe. The next day you will take a trip on The Jacobite Steam Train – renowned as one of the finest railway journeys of the world this trip takes you through some of the best scenery in the west highlands.

From there you will travel to Royal Deeside to attend The Braemar Gathering. (HM The Queen and other members of the Royal family attend this highland event) You will then travel to Aberdeen to enjoy a tour of Aberdeenshire’s ‘castle trail’. From there you will head south through Angus to spend the final two nights of your tour in Scotland’s magnificent capital city, Edinburgh.

Food and drink

Everyone enjoys good food when on holiday and we can help you to select good places to eat and drink when you are here. There are many pubs and restaurants in interesting locations to choose from. You may prefer some simple bars or street cafes where you can watch the world go by, a wonderful lunch in a historic building or castle, or dinner at an award winning restaurant with an amazing wine cellar. You can mix casual dining with a few formal dining experiences. Each day dinner is not included. we will supply you with a dinner recommendation and you can make your selection…..

There is more to Scotland than tartan and pipers!

Suggested Itinerary



Overnight at

Wednesday 29th

Arrive Glasgow or Edinburgh International airport. Meet driver and travel to hotel. Sightseeing today includes

  • Stirling Castle
  • Bannockburn Heritage Centre
  • Welcome dinner included at hotel this evening



Thursday 30th

Check out of hotel . Travel to Fort William. Sightseeing today includes

  • Glengoyne Distillery
  • Boat trip on Loch Lomond
  • Glencoe Visitor Centre
  • Free time in Fort William

Fort William

Friday 31st

Sightseeing today includes Day trip on Jacobite Steam Train

Fort William

Saturday 1st September

Check out of hotel. Travel to Aberdeen. Sightseeing today includes Braemar Highland Games Gathering attended by HM The Queen and members of The Royal Family


Sunday 2nd

Day exploring ‘The Castle Trail’ located in Aberdeenshire. Sightseeing today includes

  • Castle Fraser
  • Huntly Castle
  • Free time in Aberdeen


Monday 3rd

Check out of hotel. Travel to Edinburgh. Sightseeing today includes

  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • Falkland Palace


Tuesday 4th

Day sightseeing in Edinburgh. Sightseeing today include

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Free time in Edinburgh
  • Final night dinner in the Scotch Malt Whisky Society


Wednesday 5th

Check out of accommodation. Board coach and depart to airport. End of Scotland Tours service


Package Details

  • 7 nights accommodation in 4 star Hotels in the areas specified
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 2 dinners - a welcome dinner and a final night dinner
  • Entry fees to all sites/activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Based on 2 persons sharing 1 x double/twin room
  • 24hr emergency assistance from Scotland Tours

Items not included

  • Flights
  • Lunches and dinners ( except where stated)
  • Drinks,
  • Entrances to places of interest not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Incidentals charged to the room
  • Driver tips
  • Any other items not mentioned in the itinerary.

Your Vacation of a Lifetime Awaits…

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