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Gold Orkney Islands & the Castle of Mey

Gold Orkney Islands & the Castle of Mey

An exciting NEW tour taking in Scotlands far North and the fascinating and historic Orkney Islands which combines to make this a memorable holiday.

Holiday highlights

• 6 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

• Guided Tour of Orkney

• Ferry Crossing from Scrabster

• John O’Groats

• Castle of Mey

• The Fair City of Perth

Sunday

We depart and make our way to
Scotland, arriving late afternoon at our hotel for
an overnight with dinner, bed & breakfast.

Monday

Today we travel through spectacular
scenery as we head for Scotland’s Far North and
Thurso’s Royal Hotel for the next 3 nights with
dinner, bed & breakfast

Tuesday

The highlight of the tour. We take the
ferry from Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney, where
we meet our local guide for a tour of Orkney
visiting the World Heritage Sites of Skara Brae,
Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar, Skaill
House and Scapa Flow. Lunch break is at leisure
in Kirkwall with the opportunity to view St
Magnus cathedral and we return on the late
afternoon ferry to Scrabster.

Wednesday

After a leisurely morning in Thurso
we head to the Castle and Gardens of Mey. Once
the much adored home of the late Queen
Mother, who saved it from ruin in 1952. With
glorious views across the Pentland Firth towards
Orkney, the castle is kept as it was when the
Queen Mother was in residence and no visit to
this region would be complete without a visit to
the famous landmark, John O’Groats.

Thursday

Leaving Thurso we retrace our steps
south past Inverness, Aviemore, the Cairngorm
Mountains and into Perthshire and the Fair City
of Perth for 2 nights at the Queens Hotel with
dinner, bed and breakfast.

Friday

A free day for you to explore Perth, on
the banks of the River Tay

Saturday

After breakfast we depart and head
for home.

Your hotel

 

The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel in Thurso is a former coaching inn but still

retains much of its original charm and situated in the town

centre it is within walking distance of the shops and quayside.

All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer and

tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.

 

Situated in the town centre of Perth, the Best Western Queens

Hotel is an ideal location and contrast for the second part of the

tour. Hotel facilities include indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna

and Jacuzzi. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and

tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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