Autumn Gold (October 2019)


5 Days from just £189.00

Autumn in the Highlands is a magnificent time of year with panoramic views of golds, yellows, browns and greens in the foliage of the Highland forests.


Duke Of Gordon Hotel

The Duke Of Gordon Hotel, owned by Cairngorm Travel, is one of the Premier privately owned hotels situated in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands in the village of Kingussie. The hotel looks out across the Spey Valley and the Cairngorm National Park to Ruthven Barracks, the site of an earlier stone castle, constructed in the 1300’s by the ancestors of the 1st Duke of Gordon.

With origins in the eighteenth century the hotel was originally built as a stop-over for passengers travelling by stagecoach along the old A9 to Inverness and the North of Scotland. The facilities and atmosphere now experienced in the hotel, combined with the hospitality of our staff make the Duke Of Gordon the ideal place to stay when visiting the Highlands.

The Duke Of Gordon’s truly traditional Scottish atmosphere proved to be an ideal filming location for the popular TV series MONARCH OF THE GLEN with a number of our guests appearing as extras.

As a result of extensive modernisation, the Duke of Gordon is one of the very few Highland hotels that can offer all the facilities and  some comforts of a modern hotel combined with the traditional  character and heritage of an old Scottish coaching inn. The hotel has 60 en-suite bedrooms, direct dial telephone, colour TV and  tea/coffee making facilities.

The experience of dining in the elegance and splendour of our impressive Balmoral Restaurant with its heavily corniced ceilings and Peddie murals depicting Scottish Highland history and local scenes of great natural beauty is one not easily forgotten. Our menus are carefully selected and prepared to provide the best traditional Scottish fayre. These, combined with our very personal service, make dining at the ‘Duke’ truly a Jewel in the Highland Crown.

On several evenings guests are piped into dinner by a piper infull Highland dress. Entertainment takes place most eveningsin the Ruthven Ballroom in the form of Ceilidhs, folk nights anddancing.
The Duke of Gordon and the Spey Valley have enchanted Royalty through the ages dating back to the visit of Queen Victoria and her devoted Consort on 8th October 1861. Come and see why Her Majesty was so inspired that she made specific reference to her visit to the ‘Duke’ in her personal diaries.


Your Itinerary

Journey South to Perthshire and visit Stanley Mills. Enjoy a hi-tech visitor experience at one of the Industrial Revolution’s best-preserved relics. Interactive displays tell the stories of those who worked here and the products they made. For 200 years, this spectacular mill harnessed the power of the River Tay to produce textiles. Then visit the Cairn O’ Mohr Winery to see the process of making fruit wines and cider.

Our journey today takes you to Inverness. Enjoy a cruise along the wonderful Moray Firth coastline. With its abundance of wildlife including herons, seals, otters and the Moray Firth dolphins. We then travel into Inverness for a chance to explore this historic city. (£26 per person inc. packed lunch and entrance fees. Please book prior to departure of the holiday).

Visit Hamish, the new addition to the polar bear family at the Highland Wildlife Park! Hamish is the first polar bear to be born in the UK for 25 years. As well as Hamish there are many other animals that used to be native to the area. The WIldlife Park also has tigers, red pandas and wolves.

 

Entrance fees are not included unless stated.

Your tour includes:

The 5 Day Holiday includes:
»» Duke Of Gordon Hotel
»» Executive luxury return coach travel
»» Breakfasts are included
»» Dinner is included
»» Optional Tour is not included


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Thu 3 Oct, 2019
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  • Brigg
  • Cleethorpes
  • Goole
  • Grimsby
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  • Selby
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  • Bradford
  • Castleford
  • Dewsbury
  • Ferrybridge Services
  • Guiseley
  • Halifax
  • Harrogate
  • Huddersfield
  • Ilkley
  • Keighley
  • Knaresborough
  • Leeds
  • Morley
  • Normanton
  • Otley
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  • Pontefract
  • Skipton
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  • Wakefield
  • Wetherby
  • Wetherby Services
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Mon 7 Oct, 2019
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  • Birmingham
  • Bromsgrove
  • Brownhills
  • Cannock
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Halesowen
  • Kidderminster
  • Lichfield
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  • Redditch
  • Solihull
  • Stafford
  • Stourbridge
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Tamworth
  • Walsall
  • West Bromwich
  • Wolverhampton
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Tue 15 Oct, 2019
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  • Arnold
  • Barnsley
  • Chesterfield
  • Doncaster
  • Doncaster North Services
  • Ferrybridge Services
  • Mansfield
  • Nottingham
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
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  • West Bridgford
  • Woodall Services
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Tue 15 Oct, 2019
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  • Ashbourne
  • Ashby De La Zouch
  • Belper
  • Burton Upon Trent
  • Coalville
  • Derby
  • Heanor
  • Hinckley
  • Leicester
  • Loughborough
  • Shepshed
  • T28 Pickup - Not Require
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Sat 19 Oct, 2019
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  • Accrington
  • Altrincham
  • Ashton Under Lyne
  • Blackburn
  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Carlisle
  • Cheadle
  • Chorley
  • Congleton
  • Denton
  • Droylsden
  • Kendal
  • Macclesfield
  • Manchester
  • Middleton
  • Morecambe
  • Oldham
  • Pendlebury
  • Penrith
  • Prestwich
  • Radcliffe
  • Reddish
  • Rochdale
  • Romiley
  • Sale
  • Salford
  • Stockport
  • Swinton
  • T28 Pickup - Not Require
  • Urmston
  • Worsley
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Sat 19 Oct, 2019
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  • Birkenhead
  • Blackpool
  • Bootle
  • Bromborough
  • Buckley
  • Chester
  • Crosby
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Fleetwood
  • Huyton
  • Kirkby
  • Kirkham
  • Liverpool
  • Lytham St Annes
  • Maghull
  • Ormskirk
  • Prescot
  • Preston
  • St Helens
  • Rainhill
  • T28 Pickup - Not Require
  • Thornton Cleveleys
  • Wallasey
  • Warrington
  • Widnes
  • Wigan
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Thu 31 Oct, 2019
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  • Ashington
  • Billingham
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Blyth
  • Bridlington
  • Chester Le Street
  • Cramlington
  • Darlington
  • Driffield
  • Durham
  • Filey
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool
  • Kingussie
  • Middlesbrough
  • Morpeth
  • Newcastle
  • North Shields
  • Northallerton
  • Peterlee
  • Pickering
  • Redcar
  • Scarborough
  • South Shields
  • Spennymoor
  • Stockton
  • Sunderland
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  • Washington
  • Whitby
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