With a base just outside Aberdeen, 'The Granite City', this exciting tour highlights the east of Scotland and lovely Royal Deeside. Tours are based on Thursday departures and overnight stops can be arranged, if required.
Crathes Castle • Heritage Railway • Ballater • Fyvie Castle • Shortbread Factory
Day 1 Travel to your hotel in Aberdeen with a stop in Perth, Dundee or St Andrews en-route if time allows.
Day 2 Depart hotel for Huntley via Inverurie to Dean's Shortbread Factory. Witness the famous shortbread being created before browsing the gift shop. On then to Fyvie Castle for an included visit. This is an extraordinary Baronial fortress with lavish interiors and a world famous art collection, with its own ghosts, legends and folklore.
Day 3 With a backdrop of lush rolling hills, Crathes Castle and Gardens is this morning's destination. Discover the history of the turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceilings of this magnificent Disney-esque designed 16th century tower house. Spend time in the lovely gardens before making your way for time at leisure in the resort village of Ballater. On then to Banchory and a short, but delightful journey on the Royal Deeside Railway. This heritage railway is in a beautiful setting and runs along the River Dee.
Day 4 Time at leisure follows a morning tour of Aberdeen centre by coach and on foot. Spend time in the historic merchant quarter, or relax in one of the many parks and award winning gardens. Before returning to the hotel, see the small fishing village of 'Fittee' and stop at the Torry Battery viewpoint, where visitors have a good opportunity to see the dolphins feeding.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Aberdeen Altens Hotel
Located just 3 miles south of Aberdeen, the hotel is well located for touring the East of Scotland. Offering contemporary accommodation and stylish public areas, the hotel extends a warm welcome to groups.
• 4 star • 216 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities
• Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board near Aberdeen with:
Tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinners with choice and tea/coffee
• Visit to Dean's Shortbread Factory
• Admission to Fyvie Castle
• Admission to Crathes Castle Gardens
• Return journey on Royal Deeside Railway
• Guided tour of Aberdeen
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