Alison Weir Tours

Flowers of Scotland

 

OVERVIEW

 

FLOWERS OF SCOTLAND

Following the success of our previous Scottish tours, we are delighted to be returning to Scotland and exploring the spectacular scenery and historic heritage, food and culture of this beautiful ancient kingdom. This tour will encompass the wide sweep of Scotland’s history and culture, and progress against the spectacular scenery of the Highlands and Lowlands. We have assembled a wonderful array of visits, from the splendour of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to the haunting landscape of the battlefield at Culloden. The tour will encompass a wide sweep of Scotland’s colourful history as we progress through the breath-taking Highlands and Lowlands, visiting royal palaces, castles, stately homes, churches and battlefields.

We will be staying in the award-winning Intercontinental in Edinburgh, the stunningly located Golf View at Nairn, and the iconic Gleneagles Hotel. There will be five splendid included dinners, of which the highlights will be a gala evening onboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and a farewell dinner with all the glamour of the highland clans at Glamis Castle.


For this tour, we are also introducing ‘The Whisky Experience’, giving guests the option to visit three of Scotland’s notable distilleries, take a tour and sample some ‘wee drams’.

As usual, there will be an enrichment programme of talks and all the other special elements that go to make up an Alison Weir Tour.  You will be accompanied by our full-time tour historians: Alison Weir, Sarah Gristwood, Julian Humphrys, Nicola Tallis and Michael Jones. Dr Tracy Borman, Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, will join the tour for three nights.


The tour will run from Monday, 29th April 2024 to Wednesday, 8th May 2024 (inclusive).

We will be staying for:

3 nights at The Intercontinental Hotel, Edinburgh, 5*
4 nights at The Golf View Hotel, Nairn, 4*
2 nights at Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, 5*

We will be visiting:

Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh
Abbotsford House
Traquair House
Scone Palace OR Dewar’s Distillery, Aberfeldy and the Blair Athol Distillery,
   Pitlochry
Fort George
Dunrobin Castle
Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre
Loch Ness Visitor Centre
Short cruise on Loch Ness
Cawdor Castle
Ballindalloch Castle OR the Glenfarclas Distillery
Blair Castle
Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Stirling Castle
Finlarig Castle
The Falls of Dochart, Killin
The House of the Binns

Included meals:

Welcome dinner at The Intercontinental Hotel, Edinburgh
Light lunch at Traquair House
Dinner on the Royal Yacht Britannia
Light lunch at Scone Palace OR at Dewar’s Distillery Visitor Centre
Dinner at the Golf View Hotel, Nairn
Lunch at the Cawdor Tavern
Light lunch in the Tullibardine Restaurant, Blair Castle
Dinner at Gleneagles Hotel
Farewell dinner at Glamis Castle
Farewell drinks reception at The Intercontinental Hotel, Edinburgh