A Highland Thing

The Scottish Highlands offer so many touring possibilities, with nostalgic railways, amazing wildlife, spectacular Cairngorm Mountain scenery, impressive castles, and award winning distilleries on the doorstep and our fantastic tour features all of them!

Rob says…
”Recently awarded 4 star status, the Grant Arms Hotel is perfect for lovers of wildlife and luxury.”
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Ballindalloch Castle & Glenfiddich
Today we visit Ballindalloch Castle. This sumptuous retreat is a joy to explore along with its beautifully maintained walled and rock gardens. In the afternoon we visit Glenfiddich Distillery for a tour and tutored tasting of award winning drams.

Day 3 Dolphin Spirit Cruise & Inverness
This morning, we travel to Inverness Marina and board the Dolphin Spirit boat for a 75 minute wildlife cruise between the Beauly Firth and Inverness Firth. Our guide will provide commentary and we may see otters, seals, red kites, ospreys, herons and the resident bottlenose dolphins! We spend the afternoon in Inverness with free time to explore its many attractions.

Day 4 Strathspey Steam Railway & Highland Folk Museum
Today we head off on a return journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway from Aviemore, taking in glorious views of heather-clad moors, Caledonian forest and the Spey River. We have free time for lunch in Aviemore before heading south to the Highland Folk Museum, Britain’s first open-air museum. Here we can see how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s through to the 1950s as we explore this mile long site, complete with a township at one end and a working croft at the other.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Grant Arms Hotel

AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Good Touring Location
Situated in the heart of Grantown-on-Spey, this gem of a hotel offers modern comforts whilst retaining its traditional character. In 1860, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stayed here! The 50 well maintained bedrooms are comfortable with spacious bathrooms. The large, traditional restaurant is in a beautiful, high-ceilinged room which overlooks the high street and the bar and lounge areas are cosy and relaxing. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & free of charge

Highlander Hotel

Newtonmore, Inverness-shire
AAA Central Location Double for Single Occupancy
The Highlander Hotel is located in a village in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park and offers friendly service and quality food. The hotel consists of 2 main areas, the public area which has a reception, comfortable lounge, bar and restaurant and the second area where the bedrooms can be found. All 85 bedrooms are located opposite (externally) to the public areas. Although the hotel does not have a lift, all of the public areas and many of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, with the remaining bedrooms on the first floor. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Grant Arms Hotel

4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £294pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £118
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee & biscuits
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner


Highlander Hotel

Newtonmore, Inverness-shire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £199pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £71

• Porterage
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Small glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
• Afternoon tea/coffee & shortbread on 1 day
• Live musical entertainment on at least 1 night
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£199 for 5 days

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