Sunday 25th: We travel north and over the border into Scotland and check-in at the Crieff
Hydro Hotel where there will be a welcome drink of tea or coffee waiting for you.
Monday 26th: Following breakfast we visit Perth, once Scotland’s capital city. You will find
that Perth enjoys an air of elegant prosperity and retains the genuine atmosphere of a true
country town with a rich history and tradition.
Tuesday 27th: Our first call this morning is to the Famous Grouse Experience where we
visit Scotland’s oldest working distillery and discover how the Glenturret Highland single
malt is produced still using the traditional methods and equipment. And, as the spiritual
home of The Famous Grouse, discover the art of blending Scotland’s favourite whisky. A
tasting is included. We then visit Stirling, the ancient capital of Scotland, which is at the
heart of the nation’s history, where the streets of the old town wind upwards towards the
Castle, 250 feet up on its craggy rock, dominating the surrounding landscape. Don’t miss
the impressive Wallace Monument. We continue into the splendour of the Trossachs
National Park, along the shores of Loch Earn and the picture postcard town of Callander.
There will be time to wander around this lively Highland holiday town with its many shops.
Wednesday 28th: Today we head into the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, home to
Britain’s highest mountains and breathtaking scenery. We visit the village of Braemar,
famous for the Braemar Gathering, which attracts thousands of people and has the
patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The village retains a unique charm and is also the
BBC’s Winterwatch village, due to the abundance of wildlife. We continue through the
dramatic Highland scenery to the resort town of Pitlochry. Popular for over 150 years as a
holiday destination, this town boasts Queen Victoria as one of its original visitors.
Thursday 29th: Sadly after breakfast we must leave Crieff and make our way home.