Royal Deeside & Picturesque Perthshire 2018

Royal Deeside & Picturesque Perthshire 2018

A new itinerary staying in Scotland's old capital city

Monday 25 June 2018 £439

Single Supplement NIL


INSURANCE £27.50 inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.

Excursions as described.

Visit to Glenturret Distillery.

Day 1 Monday

Off to bonnie Scotland. We depart in the morning and travel to Perthshire and the Salutation Hotel. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2 Tuesday

We begin with a drive to Bridge of Cally and along Strathardle to Pitlochry. The town became a popular resort following visits by Queen Victoria. There are many attractive shops and tearooms. Moving on, we come to Aberfeldy, our lunch stop today. This afternoon we head south along the Sma’ Glen to Crieff. Here we visit the famous Glenturret Distillery, makers of the Famous Grouse, for a tour and a wee dram, returning later via Dunkeld.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

This morning we visit Glamis Castle, erstwhile home of the late Queen Mother and charmingly situated in the foothills of the Angus Glens. It is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore, When returning to Perth, there will be leisure time in Blairgowrie during the afternoon.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

We begin with a ride over the Cairnwell Pass to Glen Clunie and Braemar, setting for the renowned Highland Games. We have a short break here before heading along Deeside, with views of Balmoral Castle, to Crathie. The little church here is the place of worship for the Royal Family when they are at Balmoral. Next we come to Ballater, our lunch stop. We retrace our steps to beautiful Spittal of Glenshee for our final stop before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we head south on main roads and motorways on our way home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Once the capital of Scotland, Perth is a pleasant city in which to stay. On the banks of the Tay and in its heart are a number of historic buildings, of which our hotel is an important one. Into the Highlands in minutes, this base isconvenient for excursions to Glenshee, Braemar and Royal Deeside, the late Queen Mother’s home, Glamis Castle, the Glenturret Distillery at Crieff, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy.



The 3 Star rated Salutation Hotel is situated in the heart of Perth and is reputed to be one of the oldest hotels in Scotland and has been welcoming guests since 1699. It offers traditional hospitality with all modern comforts. Hotel facilities include the Adam restaurant and two bars. All bedrooms are en suite and have television, radio, telephone and welcome tray. The hotel has a lift.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
South Benfleet Tarpots Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch - Swintons Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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