Perth & The Castles of Scotland

This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from four nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in Scotland to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.

  • Our itinerary could include:
    • The Roman city of Carlisle
    • The Fair City of Perth & Scone Palace
    • Glamis Castle
    • Pitlochry, Blair Castle & The House of Bruar
    • Stirling & the Falkirk Wheel
    • The Blacksmith’s Shop at Gretna Green
  • Group Organiser benefits
  • No single room supplements (selected tours only)

To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Carlisle is an historic Roman city situated close to the Scottish border. Visit the Linton Tweeds Visitor Centre & Mill Shop, the Cathedral or the Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots’ was imprisoned.

Day 2 - Perth is aptly named. 'The Fair City' of Perth. Situated on the banks of Scotland's longest river, the River Tay, Perth and its surrounding area boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Perth was once the capital of Scotland, and there are many interesting sights to visit. The jewel in Perth's crown, though, is undoubtedly Scone (pronounced 'scoon') Palace, on the outskirts of town. Scone was the home of the Stone of Destiny for nearly 500 years, and the site where every Scottish king was crowned. At Glamis Castle you can admire the stunning architecture, explore its history, legends and myths or enjoy the surrounding beauty of the grounds and gardens. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It is set in the rolling hills of Angus in an area of considerable ancient history. 

Day 3 - Pitlochry which despite being one of the busiest Highland tourist towns in the summer, is in a lovely setting on the shores of the River Tummel and is overlooked by Ben y Vrackie. Pitlochry's main attraction is the fish ladder, part of the power station and dam which formed man-made Loch Faskally. The ladder allows salmon to swim up to their spawning grounds and you can watch them leaping spectacularly in the spring and summer. Blair Castle was the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire. With its roots in the 13th century, Blair Castle’s history extends over some 740 years. Located at the gateway to the Grampian Mountains, on the route north to Inverness, the location was highly strategic. Today you can enjoy the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place. The House of Bruar is Scotland’s most prestigious country store and is ‘The Home of Country Clothing’. Comprehensive colour and understated style is carefully combined with practicality and has resulted in a collection of clothes of superb quality & cut. Dewars World of Whisky is also close-by.

Day 4 - The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first and only rotating boat lift and is an engineering and design wonder. A boat trip begins in the basin outside the Visitor Centre and your journey starts by sailing into the bottom caisson of The Wheel, which then makes a graceful sweep, lifting the boat up to join the Union Canal 35m above. The ascent takes approximately 15 minutes, allowing plenty of time to enjoy the stunning views of the spectacular surrounding scenery.  Once lifted, the boat sails smoothly from The Wheel straight onto the Union Canal passing along the aqueduct, through the 180m Roughcastle Tunnel and under the historic Antonine Wall. In Stirling you can visit Stirling Castle which is medieval in origin. Alexander I dedicated a chapel here in the early 1100's and King David I gave the town 'royal burgh' status in 1124. The heart of the ancient town still survives today and gives Stirling its distinctive and historic appearance. 'The Top of the Town', as it is known locally, used to be the hub of trade, public and social life. It now contains and attractive mixture of old and new as well as historic buildings.

Day 5 - At the world famous ‘Old Blacksmiths Shop’ discover more about Gretna Green. Enter the ancient black and white building with the cottage and workshop, which remains virtually untouched since days gone by, containing a fascinating collection of memorabilia and artifacts. See letters, telegrams and marriage certificates of people from all ages who defied their friends and family and stand in the actual room where they were married.

With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.