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      Highland House Party
 
Highland House Party

The lovely city of Inverness enjoys a great location astride the River Ness at the northern end of the Great Glen and is the perfect base to explore the Highlands in early Spring. The roads are quieter, there are fewer visitors and as long as you pack a warm jumper, coat and hat you can really make the most of some (hopefully!) clear, crisp days. Your ‘All-Inclusive’ House Party hotel, right on the banks of the River Ness, opposite the castle, offers full board, afternoon tea daily, a free bar each evening, leisure facilities and entertainment on two nights. This excellent value for money indulgent break with three included excursions is sure be a Highland hit!



      Best Western Palace Hotel, Inverness
     
   

Best Western Palce Hotel, Inverness
The popular 3* Palace Hotel is set in a 19th century Victorian mansion overlooking the River Ness just a few minutes' walk from Inverness Castle and Cathedral. There is a relaxed brasserie restaurant and bar as well as extensive spa facilities with a 50ft indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. All guestrooms offer flat screen TV, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities. There are guestrooms in the main house as well as a separate building (10 at the Palace - no lift). Free WiFi is available throughout. There is a lift to all floors in the main hotel building.



      Your Itinerary
     
   

Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel north with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at your overnight hotel in the north late afternoon, in good time to freshen up for your evening meal. Dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 2 - After breakfast, travel through the stunning scenery of the Scottish borders towards Edinburgh and then on through the Cairngorms National Park for your 5-night stay at the Inverness Palace Hotel. Cocktail reception this evening followed by dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 3 – 6 - At leisure in Inverness with three included excursions. Full board.

‘All-Inclusive’ package includes

  • Free Bar each evening 19.00 – 22.00
  • House red / white wine with dinner each evening
  • Entertainment programme on two nights
  • Lunch daily (either packed lunch on full day excursions or soup & sandwich lunch in the hotel)
  • Afternoon tea with cream scones each day
  • Free tea and coffee any time of day
  • Use of leisure facilities

 

The hotel is located just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre where you will have a free day to explore. Here you will find the Victorian market with its unique range of shops, the famous Leaky’s bookshop (Scotland’s largest secondhand bookshop) as well as Inverness Botanic Gardens, a sub-tropical oasis with greenhouses, cactus house and a pool full of friendly Koi Carp.

 

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Culloden Moor & Elgin

Discover the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil under the command of Bonnie Prince Charlie - the Jacobite Uprising of 1745, culminating in the Battle of Culloden which marked the end of an era for Scotland. Start by visiting Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre (entrance included), you will get an insight into the magnificent story of the young pretender and the Jacobites. Continue to Elgin, the provincial capital of Moray with its impressive ruined cathedral (entrance not included). Time at Johnstons of Elgin, producers of fine woollen and cashmere clothing since 1797 for a brief tour of the mill and a spot of shopping.

Loch Ness Scenic Drive

Enjoy a scenic tour with a circuit of the most famous loch in Scotland - Loch Ness. Keep a lookout for Nessie the Monster!

Glenmorangie & Dornoch

Head north to the Glenmorangie Distillery on the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth. Here an expert guide will give you an insight into the stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturing. And of course, no visit would be complete without tasting a dram of this award winning whisky! Continue over the Dornoch Firth to Dornoch itself with time to explore this historic little seaside town with its 13th century cathedral and Jail Dornoch, transformed into a unique outlet full of Scottish products. Keep an eye out for the Moray dolphins in the Firth from North Kessock as you return to Inverness.

Day 7 - Following breakfast your journey takes you south via Pitlochry, which retains its Victorian ambiance before travelling to Queensferry to view one of the most iconic structures of Scotland and one of the world's great feats of engineering, The Forth Rail Bridge. Then continue to the overnight hotel in Northern England. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 8 - After a leisurely breakfast, head back through Northern England, with ample stops for coffee and refreshments. Continue back to the local joining points via the fast motorway network arriving back mid/late evening.



 
Departure DateTour RefHotelBrochure PriceWeb PriceDaysSingle SupptAvailable 
Fri 09-Mar-2018BHH0309 1Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa£689.00  £669  8£185.00 10+
 
 
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