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Royal Deeside

Royal Deeside

With a base just outside Aberdeen, ‘The Granite City’, this exciting tour
highlights the east of Scotland and lovely Royal Deeside. This is where the
Queen is said to be her happiest - It’s a matter of record that Queen Victoria fell
deeply in love with what would become known as Royal Deeside. “All seemed
to breathe freedom and peace” she wrote.

Your Itinerary

Thursday 6th: We travel north and over the border into Scotland and check-in at the
Aberdeen Altens Hotel. Tea, coffee and shortbread will be served on arrival.

Friday 7th: Depart our hotel after breakfast for Huntley via Inverurie to Dean’s Shortbread
Factory. Witness the famous shortbread being created before browsing the gift shop. On
then 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.

Saturday 8th: With a backdrop of lush rolling hills, Crathes Castle and Gardens is this
morning’s destination. Discover the history of the turrets, towers, oak panels and painted
ceilings of this magnificent Disney-esque designed 16th century tower house. Spend time
in the lovely gardens before we make our way for time at leisure in the resort village of
Ballater. On then to Banchory and a short, but delightful journey on the Royal Deeside
Railway. This heritage railway is in a beautiful setting and runs along the River Dee.

Sunday 9th: Time at leisure follows a morning tour of Aberdeen centre by coach and on
foot. Spend time in the historic merchant quarter or relax in one of the many parks and
award winning gardens. Before returning to our hotel, see the small fishing village of ‘Fittee’
and stop at the Torry Battery Viewpoint, where you may have an opportunity to see
dolphins feeding.

Monday 10th: We leave our hotel after breakfast and return home.

Aberdeen Atens Hotel ****

A modern hotel just three miles south of the Granite City, The Aberdeen Altens Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in the area. An easy drive into the city, it’s also ideally located to discover Aberdeen and the beautiful East Coast, or Speyside and the majestic Scottish Highlands. The health & leisure club at The Aberdeen Altens Hotel offers multiple facilities, including a newly refurbished gym and an indoor swimming pool.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel By Executive Coach
  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • Return Journey on The Royal Deeside Railway
  • Entry into Dean’s of Huntly
  • Entry into Fyvie Castle
  • Entry into Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate
  • 2 Hour Guided Tour of Aberdeen
  • Porterage
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06 Aug 2020ABERDEEN ALTENS 5 days 10+ £470.00 View Locations Book Now