NEW About the tour: Tartan Explorer and Royal Deeside

Head north and join us on this fantastic 5-day tour to the superb sights of Scotland! Explore the area known as Royal Deeside, home to Balmoral Castle, as well as popular Pitlochry with its beautiful Victorian buildings. We will also discover historic Blair Castle and nearby Queen's View – a favourite of Queen Victoria – and see why the Royals have long loved Scotland. You can't visit Scotland without spending some time in the capital! Enjoy a guided tour of bustling Edinburgh, combining the best of the city's scenery with culture and heritage.

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 days from £429 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then travel to Perthshire for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Sit back and admire the scenery passing by on our drive, climbing Devil's Elbow and across the remote Cairnwell Pass in the heart of the Grampion Mountains. We have a short break at the gates of Balmoral Castle to view Crathie Church, home of many a Royal Wedding, then it's on to Ballater for free time.

    Later this afternoon, we head to Braemar, home of 'The Highland Gathering'.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Balmoral Castle
    Balmoral Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Royal Deeside

    Today, we have an included guided tour of the Scottish capital city. Edinburgh is referred to as the ‘Athens of the North’ and also likened to Rome as it is built on seven hills. It is indeed a classical city in its own right.

    Evidence shows there was a tribal stronghold on Castle Rock in 600 BC, where now stands the city’s most dominant feature. The magnificent castle fortress is familiar to us through television as the setting for The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. During its history, the city has become neatly divided in two – the Old Town of pre-18th century times, huddled under Castle Rock, and the New Town, with its fine Georgian architecture.

    Why not wander down the famous Royal Mile or Princes Street, do some shopping, or simply just admire the architecture in this beautiful city?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Edinburgh Castle
    Edinburgh Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh Guided Tour
    • Edinburgh

    Our included excursion takes us first to Queen’s View. This world famous viewpoint provides stunning vistas overlooking Loch Tummel and is said to have been named after Queen Victoria, following her visit to the area in 1866.

    We continue to Pitlochry, with chance to view the famous salmon ladder. One of Scotland’s most popular holiday resorts, Pitlochry nestles in the hills of the Tummel Valley. It sits amidst lush wooded, craggy mountains, tumbling streams and lochs. Beautiful Victorian buildings are set against a backdrop of forest-covered hills.

    We end the day with an included visit to Blair Castle. This Baronial-style castle has a long history and is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, boasting a stunning setting, surrounded by breathtaking Perthshire scenery. The gardens provide a leisurely walk and the castle is home to some fine examples of Scottish design, tradition and history.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Blair Castle
    Blair Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Pitlochry
    • Blair Castle
    • Queen's View

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £18.00 (5 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).

    NEW Tartan Explorer and Royal Deeside 5 days from £429pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Angus Hotel in Blairgowrie.

    Angus Hotel

    Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6NQ

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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