Rugged Sceneries of Scotland

Rugged Sceneries of Scotland

Venture deep into the heart of Scotland and begin a once in a lifetime experience, exploring everything Scotland has to offer. Join us as we adventure through beautiful strong standing castles, admire picturesque surroundings keeping an eye out for the vast array of wildlife, and sample one of the finest whiskies Scotland has to offer.

Day 1. We begin our travels towards our first hotel, the Samlesbury Hotel **** Preston.

Enjoy spacious legroom and comfy seats onboard the SwanTourer as it edges closer towards Scotland. 

 

Day 2. Our journey continues today as we continue onwards to Blairgowrie, and The Angus Hotel *** Blairgowrie. Welcome drinks have been prepared upon our arrival.

Our hotel features both a spa bath and a sauna, so what’s stopping you from finding a comfy chic bathrobe and unwinding?

 

 Day 3. Today is filled with tours galore as we visit an iconic castle and an elegant distillery, but first, we will be cruising our way to the picturesque and breathtaking Queens View looking over the beautiful still waters of Loch  Tummel, pitlochry. Once pictures have been taken and memories have been made, we will travel to our first guided tour of the day at Blair Castle. Wrapped in history, culture and surrounded by deep greens Blair Castle is truly an amazing sight. The earliest  known part of the castle dates back to 1269 and is known as Comyn’s Tower.

The Blair Athol Whisky Distillery is our next tour of the day, favoured for ts contribution to Bells whisky. Perhaps try a few samples, with a fiery but delicate pallet it really is a treat! To finish the day  we will head to the homely, stone paved Pitlochry for some free time before heading back to our hotel.

 

 Day 4. Standing tall and beautiful, today we pass the famous Meikleour Beech Hedge, look out your windows admiring this elegant bush-work  as it wraps its green sides around our SwanTourer.

Our next port of call is the new Forth bridge, the Queensferry Crossing. Stunning modern Architecture sees us crossing to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

We then have time to unwind and do as we choose. Located with two extinct volcanoes, a short hike up would feature beautiful views.

Following our delve into Edinburgh, we will make our way to visit the  brilliant, Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia. Explore five main decks and ponder over the items on view, most of them being originals! Enjoy this fully accessible blast from the past.

 

 

Day 5. Upon leisurely awakening in gorgeous Scotland, we will travel to the luscious city of Perth. The River Tay flirts with the cities stone walls as floral countryside surrounds  plentiful shopping and leisure centres. Do as you please discovering all the little gems that Perth has to offer before heading to Scone Palace, the palace of Scottish Kings.

Bask in cultural excellence exploring rooms bursting full of Scottish history, or admire the grounds, with tranquil botanical gardens, and a winding hedge maze. Should bird watching be more your forte, the grounds really are a sanctuary for wild birds.

 

Day 6. Today we say goodbye to our hotel in Blairgowrie. We’re sure the friendly and personal staff have made you feel well at home during your stay.

 We begin our journey to our overnight hotel in Preston, the Samlesbury Hotel ****

 

Day 7. The journey back home marks the end of our adventures into Scotland. Chatter makes for an excellent atmosphere onboard our SwanTourer.

What’s included in this Sapphire Tour…

 

• Welcome drinks at the Angus Hotel.

• Guided tour of Blair Atholl Castle.

• Guided tour of Blair Athol Whisky Distillery.

• Entrance to Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 6 nights hotel stay on half board.

• Coach Travel.

 

Angus Hotel

Blairgowrie ***

What makes for your perfect hotel? Relaxing by a spa bath? Letting stress melt away in a sauna? Or maybe a well-stocked bar is more to your liking?

Whatever it is, this hotel is ure to please. Set in the stunning location of Blairgowrie, Scotland, it radiates with culture and charm. The hotel has a lift.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashburton Ashburton - Eastern Road (B3352)
just past Glendinnings Office TQ13 7AP
Barnstaple Coach Depot Barnstaple-Coney Avenue EX328QJ.
Barnstaple Railway Barnstaple Railway Station - EX31 2AU
Bickington Garage Bickington - Opposite Garage EX31 2JG
Bideford/Kingsley Statue Bideford Kingsley Statue
Bishopsteignton Bishopsteignton - Bus stop outside Metro Motors
TQ14 9RL
Bodmin Bodmin - Bus stop by Dennison Road car park
PL31 2LL
Braunton/opp George Hotel Braunton Opposite George Hotel - EX33 2JJ
Bridgewater - Bus Station Bridgewater - Bus Station - Stand 7
TA6 5PZ.
Bridgewater Services Bridgewater Services Coach Park - TA6 6TS
Bristol - Anchor Road Bristol - Anchor Road bus stop opposite @ Bristol
Buckfastleigh Buckfastleigh - Dart Garage Bus Shelter
on Dart Bridge Road, TQ11 0DZ
Bude Bude - TSB Bank
EX23 8JJ
Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton - Public Hall
EX9 6RJ
Cheltenham/ Golden Valley Cheltenham - Golden Valley Roundabout
outside KFC (Northbound tours only), GL51 6TA
Clyst St George Clyst St George - Bus stop by St George & Dragon
Hotel, EX3 0QJ
Cullompton Services Cullompton Services M5 Jct 28 EX15 1NS
Dawlish Dawlish - Piermont Place, EX7 9PH
East Budleigh East Budleigh, The Rolle Arms, EX9 7DL
Eastgate Shopping Centre Eastgate Shopping Centre, Bus stop(M32 Jct 2)
Exeter - Belgrave Road Exeter - Belgrave Road, Loading Bays at the back
of Vue Cinema, EX1 2AA
Exeter Services Exeter Services M5 coach park EX2 7HF
Exminster Exminster - Victory Hall
EX6 8DF
Exmouth Exmouth - Opposite Savoy Cinema
EX8 1HP
Folly Gate Folly Gate EX20 3AH
Fraddon Services Fraddon Services - TR9 6NA
Fremington/New Inn Fremington New Inn EX31 2NT
Gordano Services M5 Gordano Services Coach bay - BS20 7XG
Hatherleigh Co-Op Hatherleigh Co -Op EX20 3HY
Holsworthy Holsworthy Bus Stop opposite Church - EX22 6HA
Ilfracombe Ilfracombe War memorial
EX34 8HB
Ivybridge Ivybridge,Bus stop on road outside Town Hall PL21
J27/M5 Services by Petrol Station
Kenton Kenton - Outside Roadean Restaurant A379
Kilkhampton Kilkhampton - Outside the Church
Kingskerswell /NewtonRd Kingskerswell - Bus stop just before Hospital
on Newton Road, opposite Bridge Retail Park
Kingskerswell Hare&Hounds Kingskerswell, just past Hare & Hounds Pub
on corner of Manor Gardens
Kingskerswell/ The Sloop Kingskerswell - Bus stop by The Sloop
Kingskerswell/Devon Motor Kingskerswell - opposite Devon Motor Homes
TQ12 5AT
Kingsteignton Kingsteignton - Fountain Bus Stop opposite Lidl
Knowstone Knowstone - Picnic Area
Launceston Launceston -Bus stop by the multi storey car park
on Westgate
Liskeard Liskeard - The Parade
Lympstone Lympstone - The Saddlers, Exmouth Road
Meeth Meeth - The Bull and Dragon Public House EX20 3EP
Merton Merton Square, EX20
Merton Square Merton Square
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot,Railway Station TQ12 2BT
Newton Poppleford Newton Poppleford, St Luke's Church, EX10 0EG
North Tawton North Tawton Square
Okehampton Okehampton, West Bridge Bus Stop, EX20 1JZ
Paignton Paignton,Garfield Rd, by the Multi storey car park
Plymouth Plymouth, Outside Bretonside Coach Park PL4 0BG
Plymouth - Derrys Cross Plymouth - Derrys Cross bus bays
outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe
Plympton Plympton - Ridgeway Bus Stop near Co-op Store
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway - Opposite Lidl Store
by Broadway Car Park PL9 7AU
Preston Preston - Bus Shelter in between Conservative Club
and Baptist Church A3022
Redruth Redruth - Railway station, Redruth, TR15 2AB
Sedgemoor Services M5 N Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Northbound
Sedgemoor Services M5 S Sedgemoor services M5 Coach Park, Southbound,
Self Drive Self Drive
Sidford Sidford - Green Close Bus Stop
Sidmouth, The Triangle Sidmouth, The Triangle, EX10 8PF
Sourton Cross Okehampton, Sourton Cross EX20 4LY
South Brent South Brent - Bus stop outside The London Inn Mews
on the B3372
South Molton/Square South Molton Square - EX36 3AB
St Austell St Austell - Railway Station, PL25 4LA
Starcross Starcross - Opposite Railway Station
Stibb Cross Stibb Cross Bus stop adjacent to the Old Union Inn
Taunton - Tower Street Taunton - Tower Street Bus Station
Taunton Deane Services N Taunton Deane Serv M5 Coach Pk Northbound TA3 7PF
Taunton Deane Services S Taunton Deane Serv Coach Park Southbound TA3 7PF
Tavistock Tavistock, Opposite/Outside the Bedford Hotel
Depending on which way the coach is coming from
Teignmouth Teignmouth - Eastcliff Coach Park
Tiverton Coach Station Tiverton Coach Station
Tiverton Shell J27/M5 Tiverton Shell Garage J27/M5
Torquay Torquay - Opposite the library on Lymington Road,
Torrington Torrington - back of Globe
Totnes Totnes - Bus layby opposite the Seven Stars Hotel
TQ9 5DD
Truro Truro - Fairmantle Street coach park, TR1 2EQ
Wellington - Chelston Wellington - Chelston Business Park
outside Wellington Motors
Wellington - Conservative Wellington - Conservative Club, TA21 8QT
Whiddon Down Sevice area Whiddon Down Service Area Exeter Road EX20 2QT
Winkleigh Winkleigh Garage,Exeter Road, Winkleigh, EX19 8JJ
on A3124
Worle Worle - Bus Stop by Roundabout behind
Parish Pump Pub
Yelland/Pottery Lane End Yelland - Bus stop at Pottery Lane, EX31
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