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(Tour code: LOW19)

Become bewitched by the sparkling beauty of Scotland

Become bewitched by the sparkling beauty of Scotland, on a trip that will enthrall the eyes in the wilds of this wonderful country. From your base in Pitlochry, discover some of the Highland's most wonderful scenes and castles, on a delightful adventure that showcases the best of the country in the autumn season.

  • Pitlochry
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Blair Atholl and Blair Castle
  • Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Journey up Cairngorm Mountain
  • Glen Ord Distillery with a whisky tasting
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway
    Visit to the Highland Wildlife Park
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Enchanting Autumn Colours of the Highlands 2019Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Pitlochry

To Pitlochry

Meet your group and Tour Manager at your hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel in Edinburgh, where we enjoy our first dinner together. After breakfast on Day 2, we transfer to Edinburgh Waverly for our journey up to Pitlochry.

On the way, we cut through the middle of Scotland, watching as the gently undulating hills of the lowlands turn to the dramatic and awe-inspiring mountains of the Highlands. Pitlochry is located right at the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, which is absolutely full of high peaks, atmospheric moorlands, and peaceful lochs.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Blair Castle
Blair Castle

Blair Atholl and the enchanted forest

Our explorations of Scotland begin in earnest today, with a trip to Blair Atholl, in which resides the beautiful Blair Castle. This lovely structure is located close to Pitlochry, and the whitewashed walls and fanciful turrets inspire images of fairy-tale castles. Inside, it showcases the best of traditional Scottish living, with a room that is absolutely covered in deer antlers, homage to Scotland's hunting past. This afternoon is free to enjoy Pitlochry, and this evening, we enjoy an early dinner in the hotel ahead of an incredible highlight of our trip.

We board a shuttle bus from outside our hotel and venture to the ethereal Enchanted Forest. The knotted trees and atmospheric bridges are illuminated at night with a myriad of colours, truly giving credence to the myths and legends of fae folk around Scotland. Enjoy free time here to enjoy the spectacle, before returning back to the hotel this evening.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Cairngorm Mountain Railway
Cairngorm Mountain Railway

Highland Wildlife Park

Today we travel to the Highland Wildlife Park. Later we transfer to Aviemore, a small town located close to the mighty Cairngorm Mountain. We begin our time here with a trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway, which showcases the best of the scenery by the eponymous River Spey, then there is some free time.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Cairngorm Mountain National Park
Cairngorm Mountain National Park

Whisky Tasting and home

No trip to Scotland would be complete without sampling the national drink, and today we enjoy a 'wee dram' at Glen Ord Distillery. On our way, we enjoy the scenic route through the Cairngorms National Park, and partake in a fascinating guided tour around the distillery. After breakfast on Day 6, we transfer back to the station to travel by rail back to Edinburgh. On arrival, our tour ends.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast
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Recommended airport

We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Edinburgh Airport, which is approximately 8 miles from your base in Edinburgh.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 5 nights' hotel accommodation, including 1 outbound overnight stay in Edinburgh, and 4 nights at the 3-Star Fisher's Hotel in Pitlochry

Delicious meals included

  • 10 meals, including 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Visit to the spectacular Enchanted Forest
  • Excursion to Blair Atholl and Blair Castle
  • Trip on the Strathspey Steam Railway
  • Journey up Cairngorm Mountain on the Cairngorm Mountain Railway
  • Visit to Glen Ord Distillery with a whisky tasting

 Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers
Yung-Mei Choi
Dimitri Zgonis
Vaugnel Fletcher
Enchanting Autumn Colours of the Highlands

Become bewitched by the sparkling beauty of Scotland


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