The 'Granite City' of Aberdeen is our base for this tour which features the annual Turriff Show, the largest annual, two-day show to be held in Aberdeenshire and Scotland. A guided tour, free time in the 'Granite City' and a fascinating exclusive visit to Aberdeenshire Highland Beef Farm make this an interesting short break.
The 4 star Aberdeen Altens Hotel (formerly Aberdeen Thistle) is located in Altens, 4 miles south of Aberdeen. The hotel is modern with a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant. There is a pool and leisure centre. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
We journey via the main roads and motorways to the outskirts of Aberdeen where we check in for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel.
We take an early breakfast and travel to Turiff and spend the day at the Turriff Show. Livestock, trade stands, agricultural machines, a vast array of motor vehicles and a full main showring programme all contribute to making this a show to remember.
A leisurely start this morning where we begin with a guided tour of Aberdeen followed by free time to explore the 'Granite City'.
Today we visit Aberdeenshire Highland Beef, the farm owner Grace will take us on a walking tour of her farm. Grace will offer an insight into the Highland farming methods including the cattle's diet which can include draft, a natural bi-product from the Banchory Deeside brewery. They also have their own butchery onsite and offer bespoke cuts of meat to their customer. Grace will also provide a 'beef & tattie' lunch using the finest Highland Cattle meat. Later we visit the town of Peterhead and include entry to the fascinating Prison Museum.
We depart for home arriving into our local area late afternoon.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast + 1 lunch, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Services of a local guide in Aberdeen (Tuesday am).
EXCURSIONS - entry to the Turiff Show, a visit to Aberdeenshire Highland Beef and entry to Peterhead Prison Museum.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: £100.00.