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A Royal Tour of Scotland
Scotland’s royal connections are revealed in this Royal Scotland tour that visits Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Stirling Castle, Scone Palace, Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk and Glamis Castle. Be amazed by Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress dominating Edinburgh’s skyline on Castle rock, and wander through the Palace of Holyroodhouse in awe, admiring the Palace in which the Queen stays on her visits to Scotland. Also on Castle Hill, visit Stirling Castle, a favourite of royals in the past, and venture to Royal Deeside to Balmoral Castle an important residence for the British Royal family.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel in Perth
If you’re travelling a distance, ask about overnight stops.
Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse
This morning we visit Edinburgh Castle. We then travel along the famous Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. A few miles away, the port of Leith is home to The Royal Yacht Britannia. An audio tour leads you through the five decks, giving a fascinating insight into the lives of the Royal Family.
Stirling Castle and Scone Palace
Our first visit today is to Stirling Castle. We take a private guided tour of the refurbished rooms of the Royal Palace that reveal how it might have looked when it was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, and we’re transported into the rich world of Scotland’s royalty in the 1500s. Scone Palace, near Perth, is the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots.
Royal Deeside, Balmoral and Glamis Castle
Today we travel to Royal Deeside and Balmoral Castle, the Scottish holiday home of the Royal Family. Depending on the time of year there’s an opportunity to visit the gardens, gift shop and exhibitions. We make a short stop at Crathie Kirk, the local church used by the Royal Family. In the afternoon we visit Glamis Castle, a castle of turrets and towers, and the childhood home of the Queen and the Queen Mother.
Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff
Mercure Hotel Perth ***
Enjoy warm highland hospitality in a 15th Century converted watermill set in the centre of Perth. It is 6 miles from Scone Palace and just a short drive from Branklyn Garden, a botanical paradise. Guest can enjoy a delicious meal in the nice brasserie restaurant or a drink in the cosy lounge/bar. All rooms look out over the ancient hotel exterior and peaceful landscaped gardens and feature private bathrooms, a flat screen TV, hairdryer, trouser press, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Salutation Hotel Perth ***
Located right at the heart of the historic City of Perth in a historic building, this ancient hotel offers traditional Scottish hospitality with all modern comforts. Edinburgh city centre is only 45 minutes ‘drive while Perth’s main shops and theatres are within a few minutes’ walk. Hotel facilities include lounge area, bar and restaurant. All the 84 bedrooms are individual in size and shape but all have as standard en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer, direct dial phone and tea & coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi is available in public areas. There is no coach parking at the hotel but there is a drop off and pick up point outside.
|Dates||5 days / 4 nights|
|2022 dates||From £305.00 per person|
|2023 dates||From £395.00 per person|
Single room supplement available upon request.