Victoria’s Highlands: Castles, Whisky & Steam

Fishers Hotel Pitlochry

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No. of Days:

7 days

£519.00 pp

Back by popular demand!

Get back to nature with this tour showcasing some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery that Scotland has to offer and which so bewitched Queen Victoria. Based in Pitlochry, just south of The Cairgorms National Park you will experience this National Park and the beautiful Spey Valley. We also visit Blair Castle, a particular favourite of Queen Victoria along with the Royal Yacht Britannia. Rride on the Strathspey Railway and enjoy ‘a wee dram’ at the Aberfeldy Distillery. On the way, you will call in at Gretna Green, famous for its reputation for those looking to elope for generations!

Pitlochry is a bustling tourist town and has been welcoming visitors for over 170 years. The name comes from the Gaelic “Pit Cloich Aire”, meaning “place of the Sentinel Stone” and it was originally a Pictish settlement. The town is justifiably proud of its Victorian heritage and tourism traditions, and offers visitors much to enjoy

Fishers Hotel

In the heart of Pitlochry since 1830, the 3* Fishers Hotel enjoys a unique setting within the town. It has the convenience of a town centre location, yet with an aura of peace and tranquillity that comes from 2 acres of prize-winning gardens to the rear. Many of the hotel’s bedrooms enjoy views of the garden and surrounding mountains whilst the restaurant overlooks the town square. All the bedrooms are en-suite with TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to most floors.

Day 1

After joining the coach, we head towards our first overnight stop. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, we make our way to Pitlochry, enjoying dinner at the lovely Fisher's Hotel.

Days 3 - 5

Traditional Scottish breakfast daily followed by free time and your wonderful included excursions to some of the most beautiful locations that Scotland has to offer. Dinner and entertainment at the hotel every evening.

Day 6

After breakfast, we make our way back down to England, to our second overnight hotel.

Day 7

After breakfast we make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.

Aberfeldy & Whisky Tour

Lying on the shores of Scotland’s longest river, the River Tay, Aberfeldy has spectacular views of the Falls of Moness and is home to the Aberfeldy Distillery. As it would be rude not to stop whilst we are passing, we thought we’d take a Distillery Tour with a tasting in the whisky lounge.

Loch Tummel & Blair Castle – Queen Victoria’s favourite!

Discover Loch Tummel and Blair Atholl, where we’ll pay a visit to Blair Castle (you may have seen it recently on ‘Victoria’. Queen Victoria visited Blair Castle many times over her reign and clearly loved being in Scotland. The Castle still houses items of furniture and other personal belongings of Victoria which were here during her time staying in Blair Atholl. We finish the outing on a royal note with a stop at ‘Queens View’ at the head of Loch Tummel, the classic and much photographed viewpoint where Queen Victoria picnicked in 1866.

Aviemore & A Ride on The Strathspey Steam Railway

The Strathspey Steam Railway We travel to Aviemore for a ride on the Strathspey Railway, a heritage steam railway that runs for 10 miles across heather-covered moorland with the Cairngorm Mountains behind. We depart Pitlochry this morning and head for the hills. We board the train at Aviemore Station, and travel on to Boat of Garten, also known as the ‘Osprey Village’ before heading on to Broomhill Station, or ‘Glenbogle’ as fans of the popular BBC series Monarch of the Glen will know it! As we travel over moorland, forest and past great sweeps of the River Spey, the Cairngorm Mountains provide a backdrop to the scene which, together with the hot oil, smoke and steam form the ingredients of a grand day out.

The Royal Yacht Britannia

On board Scotland’s most popular visitor attraction you will discover what life was like on board Her Majesty’s floating Royal residence and follow in the footsteps of world leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi

  • Reserved coach travel throughout
  • 2 overnight stops dinner, bed and breakfast
  • 4 nights staying at Fishers Hotel dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Evening entertainment in Scotland
  • Ride on the Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Admission to Blair Castle
  • Aberfeldy Whisky Tour & Tasting
  • Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia

This tour picks up at the following points:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff Central
  • Cardiff Gate
  • Cardiff West
  • Gorseinon
  • Llanelli
  • Morriston
  • Neath
  • Newport
  • Port Talbot
  • Pyle
  • Sarn
  • Skewen
  • Swansea Central
  • Swansea West

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Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.


Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.

Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.


£80 Single room supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.

Other Dates

Departure Date: Sunday 26 May 2019
Duration: 7 Days

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