Cairngorms National Park
Mountains, Glens, lochs and legends; this tour allows you to take in all that makes Scotland so spectacular. From our base in Kingussie, nestled within the Cairngorms National Park, we include must-see attractions with less visited gems of the region.
Loch Ness • Cairngorm Funicular Railway • Spectacular Scenery • Inverness • Fort William
Day 1 Travel to Scotland.
Day 2 Scotland is well known for its legends, so today we have included a chance to go Nessie hunting on a Loch Ness cruise. On then to Fort William for time at leisure. Alternatively, head to Glen Nevis for an effortless gondola ride up to 2150ft on the north face of Aonach Mor (admission cost not included).
Day 3 Travel to Inverness, the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. See its 19th century Cathedral, stroll along the banks of River Ness and browse the indoor Victorian Market. This afternoon visit Speyside Cooperage, home of the ancient art of coopering for over 70 years. A tour here takes you on the journey from Acorn to Cask and includes a whisky themed tasting.
Day 4 This morning, enjoy a trip on the Funicular Railway to the top of Cairn Gorm. Take in some of the most spectacular views in Scotland looking across the mountainous landscape which epitomises this beautiful country. This afternoon visit the open-air Highland Folk Museum in nearby Newtonmore. With over 30 historical buildings and thousands of artefacts, visitors will learn how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s! Alternatively, visit the Highland Wildlife Park, where a guide can join the coach to provide information about the fascinating inhabitants, some of which no longer exist in the wild (additional cost applies).
Day 5 Homeward journey.
The hotel offers great value low and shoulder season breaks, including Mountain and Mistletoe in Nov & Dec and a Spring Highland Fling. Please contact us for details.
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Duke of Gordon Hotel, Kingussie
Situated in the town of Kingussie in the heart of the Highlands, the original Scottish Baronial style main building dates back to the late 1800s with more recent bedroom additions. A traditional hotel, and a short walk from the village centre, this is a great base from which to explore the surrounding area.
• 3 star • 68 bedrooms
• Lift to most rooms
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Kingussie with:
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Cruise on Loch Ness
• Tour and tasting at Speyside Cooperage
• Return trip on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway
• Visit to the Highland Folk Museum
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.