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Discover Dundee & Picturesque Pitlochry

Based in picture-postcard Pitlochry, in the beautiful Perthshire Highlands our new rail holiday includes a variety of wonderful attractions combined with outstanding Scottish scenery, painted in glorious golden colours. The tour includes visits to a royal retreat, iconic expedition ship, Britain's first military airfield, a wee dram at one of Scotland's oldest distilleries plus, steam on the Strathspey Railway, this nostalgic autumn tour has something for everyone!

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5 days from £619

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 28 October 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire stunning autumn scenery including Perthshire’s iconic Queen’s View

  • Sample a wee dram at the home of Bell’s Whisky, Blair Athol Distillery

  • Enjoy a guided tour of Glamis Castle, the childhood home of The Queen Mother

  • Discover the story of RRS Discovery and Captain Scott’s amazing Antarctic expedition

  • Take a stroll around Dundee’s redeveloped waterfront including the V&A Museum of Design

  • Admire wonderful coastal scenery on the rail journey from Dundee to Montrose

  • Visit Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, Britain’s first military airfield

  • Enjoy free time to wander around our picture-postcard Pitlochry.

  • Steam through glorious autumn scenery on the Strathspey Railway

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

  • All excursions and admissions as detailed

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

We arrive in Pitlochry station and make your way to our very conveniently located hotel, the Fishers. Tonight, we enjoy our first evening meal together.

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DAY 2

Our day begins by travelling the short distance to the Queen's View Visitor Centre which lies in the heart of Highland Perthshire. Perhaps named after its links with Queen Isabella of Scotland, the first wife of Robert the Bruce, or Queen Victoria, who visited in 1866, the view from here is regarded as Highland Perthshire's most iconic and looks even more stunning in an array golden autumn colours. We travel past Loch Tummel and continue our scenic journey by road to Glamis Castle, renowned for being Scotland's most beautiful castle. During our guided tour we learn about the castle which is famous for being the legendary setting of Shakespeare's Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret. When we arrive back in Pitlochry we enjoy a guided tour of the Blair Athol Distillery, one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and the spiritual home of Bell's. After sampling a warming wee dram we return to our hotel.

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DAY 3

This morning, we travel to Dundee by rail where we visit Discovery Point, an award-winning
attraction which tells the story of RRS Discovery and Captain Scott's remarkable Antarctic expedition. After our visit, we can stroll next door and explore the impressive V&A museum (free of charge although some exhibitions carry a separate charge) or enjoy some free time to walk around Dundee. The city is home to the publishing house of DC Thomson, and has statues of famous Beano and Dandy characters dotted around the city. After lunch at leisure, we travel to Montrose by rail, enjoying magnificent views of the coast during our 35 minute scenic journey. On arrival, we transfer the short distance by coach to the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, home of Britain's first operational military airfield and dedicated to aviation history dating back over 100 years. After our fascinating visit to transfer back to Pitlochry by coach.

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DAY 4

After a leisurely breakfast we can enjoy exploring our base, the picture-postcard town of Pitlochry. Popular for over 150 years as a holiday destination, the town boasts Queen Victoria as one of its
original visitors. Enjoy a stroll along Main Street in this charming resort with many attractive
shops, bars and tearooms. We begin another great rail journey late morning as we head north into the Cairngorms, passing dense forests and wild moors, flanked by the Grampians, on our way to the mountain resort of Aviemore. Here we have free time for lunch at leisure before we enjoy a return steam excursion from Aviemore to Broomhill on the preserved section of the Highland Line known as the Strathspey Steam Railway. Following our wonderful nostalgic steam journey, we return to Pitlochry by rail.

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DAY 5

Our hotel in Pitlochry bids "Haste ye back," as we make our way home.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry

The friendly 3-star Victorian Fishers Hotel is situated in the heart of picturesque Pitlochry. The train station is accessible through the hotel gardens and is literally a minutes walk. All bedrooms are well decorated and equipped with free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a bright, spacious restaurant and two bars, one of which is a pub-style bar and one a smaller, more intimate bar. There are also two elegant lounge areas full of comfortable sofas and armchairs and an outside seating area in the lovely gardens.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: King's Cross

£849

£745

Greater London

£865

£755

South of England

£899

£775

East Anglia

£909

£779

South West

£985

£819

Heart of England

£929

£785

Midlands

£875

£759

Yorkshire

£809

£725

North East

£765

£705

North West

£815

£709

South Wales

£945

£795

North Wales

£865

£749

Scotland

£725

£669

 

*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.

 

Join & Leave at Hotel £629

 

Single Room Supplement £80

 

£10 tour discount for holders of National Rail cards

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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