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Braemar Gathering & Highland Steam
6 days, 3rd September, 2020, £799 per person
Day 1: Pitlochry
Make your own way to the hotel. Check-in from 3pm. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you choose. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 2: Queens View on Loch Tummel & Pitlochry
This morning we depart the hotel for a full day tour to include a visit to Queens view set high above Loch Tummel. This is one of the most famous views in Scotland. The panorama west to the peak of Schiehallion and Rannoch Moor is breathtaking. There is also an informative visitor centre, which is the focal point of the Tay Forest Park and has an excellent audio-visual film, tearoom and forest shop. During the afternoon we continue to Pitlochry for some free time. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: Braemar Highland Gathering
Today we visit the best spectacle of Scottish tradition on the Highland calendar – The Braemar Highland Gathering, as it is properly called, is invariably attended by the Royal Family – the Queen is patron of the games. Enjoy the famous Highland sports of tossing the caber, hammer throwing and tug of war as well as Highland dancing and pipe bands. This is a not-to-be-missed spectacle in the Highlands each September. Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Aviemore and Strathspey Railway
Enjoy a ride on the area’s spectacular heritage railway, taking in picturesque views and stops along the line from Boat of Garten to Aviemore. In Aviemore you can enjoy an optional mountain train experience on a funicular train up Cairn Gorm (fare payable locally). Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 5: Trossachs & Loch Katrine
Drive through the Trossachs to enjoy a relaxing cruise on Loch Katrine on the steamship Sir Walter Scott, or sister ship Lady of The Lake.Return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 6: Pitlochry
After breakfast we check out of the hotel.
Note: Order of excursions may be subject to change.
Note: The Queen is the patron of the Gathering and regularly attends, but her attendance is not guaranteed.
Blairgowrie’s premier leisure hotel with a modern indoor pool and health spa is family owned and one of Perthshire’s best known hotels for over 100 years, situated right at the heart of the pretty county town of Blairgowrie. The restaurant is stylish and friendly and serves tasty Scottish fayre. The Leisure Club is where you can swim in a modern heated swimming pool, warm up those tense muscles in the sauna, clear the head in the steam room or sit back and while the time away in the modern spa bath. Each bedroom is individually decorated using high quality fabrics and modern furnishings to guarantee your comfort and relaxation. All feature en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.
What Our Customers Say
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