Mountains and Mistletoe (November & December 2018)


5 Days from just £149.00

Enjoy all the festivities of “Christmas Come early” including Christmas Carols, a roaring log fire, mulled wine, mince pies and not forgetting a visit from Santa Claus bearing gifts for all.


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

Travel South to Perth, with a rich and influential history that stretches back over 800 years, Perth has served as its country’s capital and has always been one of the most important political, judicial and commercial centres in Scotland. Visit the Cairn O’ Mohr Winery to see the process of making fruit wines and cider.


Journey to Brodie Castle, stuffed to the turrets with antique furniture, paintings and ceramics, the legacy of generations of Clan Brodie. This 16th century castle is a slice of Scottish history not to be missed. Explore the rooms, passageways and towers, all sensitively restored to show what everyday life was like. (Tour cost £26pp which includes a packed lunch and entrance to Castle).


Travel up Cairngorm Mountain on the Funicular Railway - one of Scotland’s Top 10 visitor attractions. This unique visitor experience is Scotland’s only funicular railway, and allows people of all abilities to reach the Top Station where the Ptarmigan Restaurant offers stunning panoramic views from over 3,500ft.

Entrance fees and fares are not included unless stated.

Your tour includes:

»» Duke Of Gordon Hotel
»» Executive luxury return coach travel
»» Breakfast is included
»» Dinner is included
»» Optional Tour is not included


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