Scotland Coast to Coast and the Jacobite Express

Scotland Coast to Coast and the Jacobite Express

This exciting two-centre tour provides the perfect opportunity to explore the wonderful scenery of the west coast of Scotland, the delights of the east coast and so much in between

This exciting two-centre tour provides the perfect opportunity to explore the wonderful scenery of the west coast of Scotland, the delights of the east coast and so much in between.

 

Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green

(6th June)

Built in 1710 with the original Blacksmiths Shop within the grounds, the Gretna Hall offers comfortable accommodation and period charm. The hotel has spacious grounds to enjoy, with benches and a pond. Lift to all Floors.

 

The Aberdeen Altens Hotel, Aberdeen

(7th, 8th, & 9th June)

Located in Altens, a commercial suburb 4 miles south of Aberdeen. The hotel is a modern style 4 star standard, with a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant. There is a leisure centre with swimming pool. Lift to all floors.

 

Alexandra Hotel, Fort William 

(10th, 11th & 12th June)

An imposing Victorian building located in the centre of Fort William with cosy public areas and comfortable accommodation. There is a TV & Coffee lounge for relaxing after dinner. Lift to all floors.

 

Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle

(13th June)

The striking Victorian building is matched with modern, boutique interiors which makes the Hallmark Hotel Carlisle one of the most desirable places to stay in Cumbria’s capital. With 70 comfortable bedrooms all offering reliable WiFi coverage and freeview TV. Lift to all floors.

 

 

 

Day 1

Depart the local area and travel to Scotland with an overnight stop at the Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green.

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Day 2

Continue north with a visit to Perth, Dundee or St Andrews. Time allowing, stop in Arbroath to see the famous smokies, or the pretty harbour town of Stonehaven before arriving at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel, Aberdeen, your base for 3 nights.

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Day 3

This morning is at leisure in the 'Granite City'. Spend time in the historic merchant quarter, or relax in one of the many parks and award winning gardens. After lunch we venture into the city for a guided tour. Before returning to the hotel, see the small fishing village of 'Fittee' and stop at the Torry Battery viewpoint, where visitors have a good opportunity to see dolphins feeding.

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Day 4

Journey to Royal Deeside with visits to Banchory and the lovely resort village of Ballater. Travel towards the Lecht before heading to Fyvie Castle for an included visit. This is an extraordinary Baronial fortress with lavish interiors and a world famous art collection, with its own ghosts, legends and folklore.

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Day 5

Depart Aberdeenshire today, but not before a tour and tasting at the Glen Grant Distillery. Spend time in the highland resort of Aviemore before continuing through the Cairngorms National Park to the Alexandra Hotel, Fort William, your base for 3 nights.

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Day 6

The highlight of the tour for many will be today's journey on the West Highland Railway's Jacobite Steam Train, regarded as one of the most spectacular railway journeys in the world. The journey begins in the shadow of Ben Nevis at Fort William and winds its way across the countryside, over the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous in the Harry Potter films) to Mallaig, a busy fishing port where time at leisure can be enjoyed before hopping back on board for the return journey.

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Day 7

A full day to Oban, the picturesque fishing town known as the 'Seafood Capital of Scotland'. Stroll along the esplanade, spend time in the shops or for the more adventurous, take a walk up the hill to experience the wonderful views from McCaig's Tower.

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Day 8

Depart Fort William for a return overnight stop at the Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle.

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Day 9

Homeward journey.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Departs Thursday

 

Price includes

• 1 night half-board on the outbound journey

• 3 nights half-board in Aberdeen with:

• Tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival

            • Porter service

            • Full Scottish breakfast

            • 3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee

• Guided tour of Aberdeen

• Admission to Fyvie Castle

• Whisky distillery tour and tasting

• 3 nights half-board in Fort William with:

            • Tea/coffee on arrival and porter service

            • Full Scottish breakfast

            • 3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee

            • Regular entertainment

• Return journey on Jacobite Steam Train

• 1 night half-board on the return journey

 

 

Single Room Supplement     £180.00

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
Alfreton Bus Station Alfreton Bus Station, Hall Street
Barlborough, Rose & Crown Barlborough, Rose & Crown Pub
Barnsley, Eldon Street Barnsley, Eldon Street opposite the Odeon Cinema
Bolsover Market Place Bolsover Market Place
Carlton in Lindrick Carlton in Lindrick, A60/Maiin Rd End of Long Lane
The Bus Layby
Carlton in Lindrick. Carlton in Lindrick, Limetree Nursery
The Bottom Of Rotherham Baulk
Chesterfield, Beetwell St Chesterfield, Beetwell Street
Outside the Registry Office
Clay Cross, Church Layby Clay Cross, The Church Layby The High Street
Clowne Tesco Clowne Tesco, Bus Layby
Clowne,End of Gapsick Ln Clowne, The end of Gapsick Lane
Creswell Creswell, Junction of Sheffield Road/Elmton Road
Creswell Bingo Hall Creswell, Bingo Hall, Elmton Road
Creswell, Skinner Street Creswell, Skinner Street, Cemetery
Derby, Full Street Derby Full Street, Premier Inn
Doncaster, Ward Bros Doncaster, Ward Bros Waterdale
Eckington, Bus Station Eckington, The Bus Station
Edwinstowe, Manvers Arms Edwinstowe, The Manvers Arms Pub
Grays Travel Home Pickup
Hodthorpe WMC Hodthorpe, The Working Mens Club
Hodthorpe, Top Bus Stop Hodthorpe, Queens Road, The Top Bus Stop
Hucknall, Ogle Street Hucknall, Ogle Street Opposite the Car Park
Killamarsh, Nags Head Pub Killamarsh, The Nags Head Pub
Top of Bridge Street
Langold, The One Stop Langold, The One Stop
Langwith Junction Langwith Junction, The Bus Stop End of Station Rd
Langwith Junction. Langwith Junction, The King of Diamonds
Langwith, The Gate Hotel Langwith, The Gate Hotel
Leicester Forest Leicester Forest East Services, South Bound
Leicester Fosse Park Leicester Fosse Park, Outside Marks & Spencer
Leicester, St Margarets Leicester, St Margarets Bus Station, Bay Z
Loughborough Loughborough, Junction 23 - M1
The Bus Stop outside the Harvester Pub
Mansfield Outside Iceland Mansfield, Walkden Street Outside Iceland
Mansfield Woodhouse Mansfield Woodhouse, A60 The Coopers Pub
Mansfield Woodhouse. Mansfield Woodhouse, The Bus Stop A60
End of Peafield Lane
Nottingham, Mount Street Nottingham
The top of Mount Street on Maid Marion
Ollerton, Main Road Ollerton, Main Road
The Junction of Forest Road/Sherwood Drive
Ollerton, The Plough Pub Ollerton, The Plough Pub
Retford Market Place Retford Market Place, Outside Greenwoods
Rhodesia, Tylden Way Rhodesia, End of Tylden Way
Rotherham, Mecca Bingo Rotherham, The Mecca Bingo, Corporation Street
Sheffield,Penny Black Pub Sheffield, Penny Black Pub, Pond Hill
off Pond Street
Shirebrook, Ashbourne St Shirebrook, Ashbourne Street, Opposite
Ashbourne Court
Shireoaks Fish&Chip Shop Shireoaks, Shireoaks Row, Fish & Chip Shop
Sutton in Ashfield Sutton in Ashfield, The Bus Station Bay C
The Sidings The Sidings, Mansfield Woodhouse
Off Debdale Lane
Warsop Church Warsop, The Church bottom of Cuckney Hill (A60)
Warsop Motor Company Warsop Motor Company
Warsop, The Strand Warsop, The Strand Bingo Hall
Whitwell Bakestone Moor Whitwell, Bakestone Moor, End of Franklin Avenue
Whitwell Mini Market Whitwell, Mini Market, Welbeck Street
Whitwell Southfield Lane Whitwell, End of Southfield Lane
Whitwell Square Whitwell Square
Whitwell The Spar Shop Whitwell The Spar Shop, Bakestone Moor
Worksop B&Q Worksop, B&Q, Sandy Lane
Worksop Bingo Hall Newcastle Avenue, The Bingo Hall
Worksop Community Church Worksop, Thievesdale Lane, The Community Church
Worksop Eyres Corner Worksop, Eyres Corner
Worksop Larwood Health Worksop, Larwood Health Centre
Worksop Pelham Street Worksop, Pelham Street Shops, Manton
Worksop St Annes Church Worksop, St Annes Church, Newcastle Avenue
Worksop Three Legged Worksop, The Three Legged Stool, Raymoth Lane
Worksop, Cannon Hotel Worksop, The Cannon Hotel
S81 7AD
Worksop, High Hoe Road Worksop, High Hoe Road, Nr Canal Bridge
Worksop, Innings Pub Worksop, The Innings Pub, Prospect Estate
Worksop, Johnsons Depot Worksop, Johnsons Depot, Dukeries Industrial Est
Worksop, Kilton Hill Worksop, Junction of Kilton Hill/ Plantation Hill
Worksop, Opposite Tesco Worksop, Opposite Tesco
Worksop, Plantation Hill Worksop, The Shops, Plantation Hill, Kilton,
Worksop, Priory Church Worksop, Priory Church Car Park
Worksop, Stubbing Lane Worksop, End of Stubbing Lane, Newcastle Avenue
Worksop, Top Gateford Rd Worksop, Top of Gateford Road
Worksop,Mansfield Rd, A60 Worksop, Mansfield Road, A60
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