Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Scotland
Discovering Inverness, the Cairngorms and the Spey Valley
This tour brings together the spectacular Cairngorms National Park and the beautiful Spey Valley. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Highland Folk Museum, a ride on the Strathspey Railway, and a tour and tasting at Dalwhinnie Distillery. We also hop aboard a Loch Ness cruise – keep your eyes peeled for Nessie!
22nd September 2022 | Dates throughout 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
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If you’re travelling a distance, ask about overnight stops.
Loch Ness Cruise, Inverness, and Scenic Drive
This morning we travel to Inverness and set sail on a 2-hour contemplation cruise. Boarding at Dochgarroch, our journey takes us along Thomas Telford’s famous Caledonian Canal and across the legendary waters of Loch Ness. We then have free time in Inverness, the cultural capital of the Highlands. This afternoon we take the scenic route back to our hotel, passing through Dava Moor, Grantown-on-Spey, and the Speyside Heather Centre.
Dalwhinnie Distillery and Highland Folk Museum
Today begins with a trip to the world-famous Dalwhinnie Distillery for a tour and ‘a wee dram’. Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland at 1164 feet above sea level. Their famous Highland Single Malt Whisky renowned for its gentle flavours accentuated with notes of heather honey, and vanilla. Later, we also visit Highland Folk Museum, a one mile long, 80-acre site, with live actors and restored buildings that help bring Highland history to life.
Aviemore and the Strathspey Railway
This morning we take the short journey to Aviemore to enjoy free time in this picturesque mountain retreat. This afternoon we go for a ride on the Strathspey Railway, a heritage steam railway that runs for 10 miles across heather-covered moorland with the Cairngorm Mountains behind.
After breakfast we start our journey home. If your journey allows, call into the delightful town of Pitlochry, also known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’.
Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie ***
The luxurious Duke of Gordon Hotel offers the very best of Scottish hospitality and is ideally located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and Cairngorm National Park, one of the last truly unspoilt parts of the world. The hotel features 2 bars, restaurant and 24h front desk. All rooms are well-equipped with en-suite bathroom, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen TV and direct dial phone.
Nethybridge Hotel (nr. Grantown) ***
This traditonal hotel boasts 70 en-suite bedrooms and is set amongst the scenic splendour of the Cairngorm Mountains and close to the Highland capital, Inverness. On-site coach parking and hotel lift are both available.
|Dates||5 days / 4 nights|
|22nd September 2022||From £299.00 per person|
|2023 dates||From £329.00 per person|
Prices staying at Duke of Gordon Hotel available upon request.
Single room supplement available upon request.