SCOTTISH BORDERS TURKEY & TINSEL

New Tour

A festive pre Christmas treat set in the beautiful Scottish borders at Gretna. We have a taste of the true Celtic sprit of the Christmas season with a warm Scottish welcome whilst venturing out into beautiful Scottish countryside by day to explore the rich historic borderlands.

Once the first official coaching inn in Scotland, the three star Gretna Hall Hotel is a charming hotel with a romantic history. It is surrounded by gardens and is just a short stroll from the Blacksmiths Shop. Rooms are comfortable and recently renovated and there is a lift in the hotel.

Itinerary

Monday We travel from Cornwall early in the morning and enjoy the scenic views as we travel north and on into Scotland. We arrive in Gretna in time for dinner.

Tuesday Our morning excursion takes us to the Devils Porridge Museum where we discover the remarkable story of HM Factory Gretna and the Solway Military Coast. Our afternoon will be free to enjoy Gretna village and its renowned attractions.  

Wednesday Today we explore the rich border towns that have known many famous sons and rich and often bloody histories. We include the historic town of Hawick, Scotland’s heritage capital and part of the Textile Trail. We also visit Selkirk, a Royal Burgh long associated with the famous writer Walter Scott and the town of Melrose, home to the famous Abbey and linked to the Da Vinci Code.

Thursday After breakfast we travel along the Scotland/Northumbria border to the pretty town of Hexham. We break here to browse or perhaps visit the Roman Museum before an afternoon in the border city of Carlisle. Visit the imposing castle or the Christmas Market. In the evening we enjoy a themed Scottish dinner.

Friday Sadly we say goodbye to Gretna and make our way south and back to Cornwall.

Term

Limited number of single rooms at no supplement

Turkey & Tinsel programme subject to change

Home pick up £12 per person

£75 non-refundable deposit

Balance due 6 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

Total Price Includes:

Executive coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

4 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Live entertainment on 2 nights

Porterage

Welcome drink & mince pie

Wee dram of whiskey

Themed Scottish dinner

Turkey & Tinsel programme

Excursions as detailed

Admission to Devils Porridge Museum

Admission to Blacksmiths Museum

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Monday 26th to

Friday 30th November 2018

5 Day Tour

£349

For more details

please phone

01209 717152