Coast to Coast Splendour

Our fantastic twin centre packaged tour starts with 2 nights at the Marine Hotel, overlooking the spectacular Ayrshire Coast, before we travel across Scotland to Aberdeenshire to stay in a stunning 19th century mansion hotel for 3 nights. Full of great attractions, just look at what is included!

 

Rob says…
”The Ardoe House is one of the most magnificent hotels I have ever seen and the Marine Troon one of the most impressive, your passengers are in for a treat in this west to east tour.”
PACKAGED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival in Troon
We arrive in time for dinner at The Marine Hotel.

Day 2 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum & Dumfries House
This morning we visit the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, which offers a unique encounter with Scotland’s favourite son. Set in 10 acres of the poet’s cherished countryside, the museum includes the famous Burns Cottage, where the poet was born, the historic landmarks where he set his greatest work, the elegant monument and gardens created in his honour and a modern museum housing the world’s most important collection of his life and works. From here we continue to Dumfries House, a stunning estate and 18th century house set in 2,000 acres, where we enjoy a guided tour and afternoon tea served within the main house (exclusively for groups) before returning to our hotel.

Day 3 Aberdeen via Discovery Point Dundee
After breakfast, we say goodbye to Troon and begin our journey to Aberdeen via Dundee, where we will have free time for lunch followed by a visit to Discovery Point. Here we explore Captain Scott’s ship, Discovery, which he sailed on his remarkable Antarctic expedition. We gain an insight into the man who captained this historic adventure at the turn of the 20th century and the story of life on board for the Discovery crew. We also have the option of visiting the impressive, newly opened V&A Dundee which is right next to Discovery Point, before we continue our journey on to Aberdeen, our base for the next 3 nights.

Day 4 Montrose Air Station & Glamis Castle
This morning, we travel along the beautiful coastal route to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre where we see lovingly restored fighter planes from WW I and II and learn the history of some of the aces who were trained at Montrose air field. In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided tour of Glamis Castle, renowned for being Scotland’s most beautiful castle and famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother.

Day 5 Balmoral & Royal Deeside Railway
Today, we make our way to Balmoral, the Scottish home of the Royal Family, where we visit the largest room in the castle, the Ballroom, as well as the exhibitions, grounds and gardens at leisure. En route back to our hotel we visit the Royal Deeside Railway at Milton of Crathes station where we board a diesel or steam train (subject to timetable) for a 2 mile return journey. The Royal Deeside Railway is unique in having served all British monarchs, from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II, their families and foreign visitors travelling to Balmoral. Please note, admittance to Balmoral is subject to members of the Royal Family not being in residence.

Day 6 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Mercure Ardoe House Hotel

Aberdeenshire
AAAA Collection Hotel Stunning Hotel Setting Stunning Views
This stunning hotel is housed within a 19th century mansion and set within 30 acres of peaceful countryside, approximately 3 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. All 119 spacious bedrooms are stylishly decorated with quality furnishings. The public areas contain many original period features including a stunning original staircase. Soapie’s lounge bar provides a warm, open fire and relaxed surroundings while Lairds Bar provides an opportunity to enjoy an impressive selection of malt whiskies in traditional Scottish surroundings. The restaurant provides a grand and opulent setting and the Drawing Room, with its grand fireplace and rich wood panelling, is the perfect place to relax whilst admiring the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, spa bath, steam room and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on site & free of charge

The Marine Hotel

Troon, South Ayrshire
AAA+
Set in a beautiful location overlooking the golf course and across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, the grand Marine Hotel (now privately owned) has a formal but cosy bar that extends into a lounge area where guests can relax and socialise. All 89 bedrooms are tastefully decorated in neutral colours. The elegant restaurant offers superb views across to the Isle of Arran whilst the leisure club features a fitness suite, indoor swimming pool that overlooks the sea, spa bath, sauna and steam room. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge
Nights 1 & 2
The Marine Hotel
Troon, South Ayrshire

Nights 3, 4 & 5
Mercure Ardoe House Hotel
Aberdeenshire

5 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £439pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £140pp
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
2 Nights Half Board at Marine Hotel Troon
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
• Guided tour Dumfries House
• Afternoon tea Dumfries House
• Entrance to Discovery Point
3 Nights Half Board at Mercure Ardoe House
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
• Guided tour of Glamis Castle
• Entrance to Balmoral
• Return journey Royal Deeside Railway
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£439 for 6 days

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