Day 1 To Scotland and our overnight hotel, the Station Hotel in Perth.
Day 2 Spectacular scenery as we travel up the Pass of Glenshee en route to our lunchtime stop in Braemar, home of the Highland Games in Royal Deeside. We then continue past the Balmoral Estate and follow the pretty River Dee to Aberdeen, our base for 4 nights. This evening we have a Welcome Talk from a local.
Day 3 Through the Coreen Hills and into Malt Whisky Country. Our lunchtime stop is at Baxters Highland Village which offers a variety of shops stocked with Baxters famous soup as well as other specialist food, whiskies and much more! Later we enjoy our first train ride with a 40 minute single journey from Dufftown to the historic town of Keith on the Keith and Dufftown Railway. We return via a different route through Huntly and Glens of Foudland.
Day 4 South to Brechin and we enjoy a return journey on the restored Caledonian Railway. Following free time in Montrose we visit the fascinating Montrose Air Station, where many of the Battle of Britain Pilots were trained. We return to Aberdeen via the coastal road.
Day 5 A free day to explore the Granite City, with a rich maritime history. Union Square Shopping centre is a 10 minute walk away and 45 minute harbour cruises are available (not included).
Day 6 We head south following a different route and cross the mighty bridges over the Tay Estuary and Firth of Forth. Then to Bo’ness for our final train ride, a return journey on the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway to Manuel. There is then time to enjoy the Museum of Scottish Railways. Our final night is at the Station Hotel again in Perth.
Day 7 We return home.