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Scottish Burns Break

  • Scone Palace - A Category A listed historic house and attraction ©VisitScotland, Kenny Lam

    Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
  • Stirling Castle, Scotland © VisitScotland, Kenny Lam

    Stirling Castle, Scotland (01) © VisitScotland, Kenny Lam EXPIRES 6.12.2021
5 day tour
From £249 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Celebrate the life and works of Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns, at a Scottish Burns Break in Perth! With live Scottish entertainment, ‘Address to the Haggis’ accompanied by a piper and a wee dram, this traditional Scottish Burns Night celebration is not one to be missed! Along with the entertainment package we have complemented your trip with visits to the historic Scone Palace, the interesting Black Watch Museum and one of the largest and most important castles in the world – Stirling Castle. When exploring Scone Palace, the crowning place of the Scottish Kings, guides will tell fascinating stories of the palace and the ‘Stone of Scone’. At the Black Watch Museum, one of Perth’s main attractions, explore the beautiful gardens.

 

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Dates

27th January 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

If you have time on route why not visit the engineering masterpiece that is the Falkirk Wheel. You will take a boat from the basin, and sail into the bottom gondola of the wheel, which gently lifts the boat up to join the Union Canal 35m above (Falkirk Wheel available at a supplement of £10.00 per person). Later arrive at The Salutation Hotel in Perth in time to settle in before dinner.   After dinner, be entertained by the resident accordion player as you relax into your surroundings.

Day 2

Scone Palace and the Black Watch Castle

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at the local Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings. Knowledgeable guides in each room of the Palace are on hand to tell fascinating stories of the Palace and  the ‘Stone of Scone’. Afterwards, enjoy a stroll around the Palace grounds where a variety of walks are offered depending on walking ability and time available. Return to your nearby hotel for an enjoyable lunch, before spending some time at the Black Watch Castle & Museum. The Castle and Museum is recognised as the number one attraction in Perth! The Castle is set in its own beautiful gardens and grounds which can be explored. The Museum is actually the ancestral home of The Black Watch, as it brings this glorious Regiment’s past vibrantly to life. Housed within the museum you will find belongings of the family including uniforms, paintings, medals, photographs, diaries, and weapons.

Return to your hotel for your Taste of Scotland dinner where you will be welcomed with a wee dram. Dinner begins with the piper performing the ‘Address to the Haggis’. After dinner enjoy a night of live Scottish music and song!

Day 3

Stirling Castle and free afternoon in Perth

After breakfast, travel to Stirling where you may wish to visit Stirling Castle. The Castle is arguably one of Scotland’s grandest due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Marvel at the scenery as you explore this magnificent Castle. Return back to Perth and spend the remainder of the afternoon with free time  exploring this great Scottish City Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening.

Day 4

Pitlochry

Take a scenic tour North to Pitlochry with time to have a wander through this pretty town, why not take a walk to the salmon ladder.  If time permits you could include a visit to the Blair Atholl Whisky distillery (not included).  Back to the hotel this afternoon via Dunkeld.

Day 5

Return home

After breakfast start your journey home.


Featured Hotel – Inspected by Greatdays staff 

The Salutation Hotel, Perth

A historic building situated in Perth centre, the award-winning Salutation Hotel has a perfect location whilst offering scenic walks around the River Tay. The hotel has a traditional restaurant and free Wi-Fi in all public areas. All bedrooms have a TV, tea/coffee facilities and a telephone. There is no coach parking on site however there is a pick up and drop off bay outside the hotel. Coach parking close by (charges payable).


Dates 5 days / 4 nights Single Supplement
27th January 2023 From £249.00 per person From £75.00 per person
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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