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Escorted Splendid Tay Country

Escorted Splendid Tay Country

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SCOTLAND’S SPLENDID TAY COUNTRY

Sunday 4 July 2021

Single room (limited availability) £Nil      

 

Taking in the areas of Perthshire, Fife and Angus, Scotland’s Tay Country is designed to surprise and we’ve included some of the best!  Dundee boasts a revitalised waterfront with Discovery Point, an award-winning attraction which tells the story of RRS Discovery and Captain Scott’s amazing Antarctic expedition. It is next door to the exciting, new, V and A Dundee.  After enjoying a guided tour of Glamis Castle, renowned for being Scotland’s most beautiful castle, we then head to the famous seaside town of Broughty Ferry.  Finally, we travel on the heritage railway from Bo’ness Station on a ten-mile return train journey to Manuel along the Forth Estuary where join Forth Boat Tours on a 90-minute Blackness Castle/Three Bridges cruise and see the UNESCO World Heritage Forth Bridge as you’ve never seen it before!

 

Doubletree by Hilton Dundee****

This historical and traditional Scottish mansion house is set in the heart of this tastefully extended hotel, with six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and walled garden. All the bedrooms have premium toiletries, hairdryer, TV, tea/coffee facilities.  Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style and there is a Lounge area. Guests have use of the swimming pool, steam room and sauna.  There is no lift. but ground floor rooms are available on request.

 

Price Includes

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

Fully escorted tour with services of a Tour Manager

4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast

Entry to RRS Discovery and afternoon in Dundee

Return 10-mile train journey Bo’ness to Manuel, light lunch and 90 minute Forth Boat Cruise including cream tea

Guided tour of Glamis Castle and visit to Broughty Ferry

 

5 days/ 4 nights

Day 1

Your holiday starts with a pickup from home by one of the vehicles from our Door to Door service which will bring you through to our coach. We'll make suitable stops en-route to the hotel and will aim to be at the hotel late afternoon.

Day 2

We make the short journey to RRS Discovery. Discovery Point is a world class visitor attraction which centres around Captain Scott of the Antarctic's Dundee built ship RRS Discovery. Climb aboard and follow in the footsteps of Scott and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and triumphs. Time permitting, you may wish to visit the V & A Dundee, Scotland's first design museum and the only V & A museum outside London which is just a short walk. This afternoon, you'll be free to explore and enjoy Dundee on your own.

Day 3

We travel to Bo'ness for our scenic 10 mile, 90 Minute return journey on the heritage railway from Bo'ness to Manuel along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the Avon viaduct. After a light lunch we'll join Forth Boat Tours on a 90 minute Blackness Castle, Three Bridges cruise (includes a cream tea).

Day 4

Our excursion this morning is to Glamis Castle, renowned for being Scotland's most beautiful castle. Glamis Castle has been witness to a 1000 years of history at the heart of Angus. Enjoy a guided tour of the castle that was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of HRH Princess Margaret. You'll have time to explore the gardens and have some lunch (not included in the cost of your holiday) before we travel to the famous seaside town, Broughty Ferry, known as "The Jewel in Dundee's Crown". Since Victorian times, Broughty Ferry has been one of Scotland's most popular waterfront destinations renowned for its fine seafront esplanade and award winning golden sands.

Day 5

Leaving the hotel after breakfast, we begin the journey home. We'll make suitable stops en-route to your drop off point where the Door to Door vehicles will be waiting to take you home.

Doubletree by Hilton Dundee****

This historical and traditional Scottish mansion house is set in the heart of this tastefully extended hotel, with six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens including the listed Maze and walled garden. All the bedrooms have premium toiletries, hairdryer, TV, tea/coffee facilities.  Breakfast and dinner are served buffet style and there is a Lounge area. Guests have use of the swimming pool, steam room and sauna.  There is no lift. but ground floor rooms are available on request.

 

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