Edston Woods, Peebles
Edston Woods, Peebles

Scenic Scottish Tours

Christmas in the Scottish Borders

The Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, nestling on the banks of the River Tweed in a tranquil valley a few miles to the east of Peebles in the Scottish Borders, provides the luxurious setting for a relaxing, stress-free Christmas break. From the moment you arrive at the hotel, welcomed with cream teas, you will enjoy the best of Scottish hospitality and a full festive programme that includes carol singing and a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. You can make full use of the superb leisure facilities, which include an 18-metre swimming pool, and a range of beauty treatments is also available. Golfers will be tempted (weather permitting) by the challenging 18-hole, par 72 golf course that complements the hotel and the surrounding landscape so beautifully. During the course of our stay there will be an excursion into the rolling Borders hills and a visit to nearby Peebles, a charming little town with an appealing timeless quality.

What's included?

  •  Accommodation
  •  Services of a professional tour manager
  •  Comfortable coach travel throughout
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary

Today's Price
£495

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £150

Tour highlights:

  • 3 nights’ dinner, bed and full breakfast at the 4-star Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa, near Peebles
  • Full programme of Christmas activities as per itinerary
  • Coach travel from pick-up points in Scotland

Tour details

Dates 24 December 2018 - 27 December 2018
Duration 4 days
Cost
Today's Price
£495
Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £150 Balance due by 1 October 2018
Tour code BWCSB18A

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen
Skene Street
0830 1900
Montrose
Railway station
0920 1810
Arbroath
Railway station
0940 1550
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
1000 1530
Perth
Canal Street
1030 1500
Kinross
Moto Services, M90
1130 1400
Dunfermline
Fife College
1145 1345
Edinburgh
Marriott Hotel
1215 1315
Glasgow
Millennium Hotel, George Square
1330 1200

Please note all pick-up points are subject to minimum numbers. All timings are approximate and are subject to change, and will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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24 December 2018: Itinerary

From our pick-up points throughout Scotland, we are whisked away for the first day of our festive tour. Before heading to our luxury accommodation just outside Peebles, we pause for a visit in the town itself, where we are free to explore independently and find the perfect lunch spot. Afterwards, we make our way to the sumptuous Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Country Club, where we are welcomed with tempting festive teas on arrival.

After taking a little while to settle in and freshen up, we enjoy our first dinner as a group in the hotel, followed by a drinks reception and Christmas carols with the hotel staff. A thoroughly warming and welcoming first night!

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Country Club

Our first full day kicks off in true festive style with a glass of Buck’s Fizz over breakfast. After this, the morning is free to relax — why not take a stroll by the river to sharpen your appetite for the imminent feasting?

The feasting itself begins in earnest at lunchtime, as we all join together for a traditional Christmas carvery lunch with all the trimmings (cheesy jokes and paper hats not compulsory, but greatly encouraged). After gathering around to enjoy the Queen’s Speech, we are free to spend the afternoon however we like, whether that’s making the most of the hotel’s leisure facilities, reading our new books, or even succumbing to a postprandial nap — just make sure to wake in time for the buffet supper this evening!

Meals include: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Country Club

Your Boxing Day morning can unfold in one of two ways — embark on a scenic coach tour of the Border country, including visits to the delightful towns of Moffat, Galashiels, and Melrose, or if you prefer, take the day to relax around the hotel. Why not book some spa treatments or partake in a bracing round of winter golf?

Meals include: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Cardrona Hotel, Golf and Country Club

Sadly, this morning is our last in the borders. We check out of our hotel and return to our original pick-up points, full of good food and happy memories.

Meals include: Breakfast

24 December 2018: Additional Info

24 December 2018: Accommodation

Set by the River Tweed, in a quiet countryside location, the 4-star Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa boasts views of the Border Hills, an 18-hole golf course, an award-winning restaurant and a spa.

The bedrooms at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa all have blackout curtains for a good night’s sleep. Guest can also enjoy views of the hills or the golf course as well as many facilities including tea and coffee.

Renwicks Restaurant at Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Golf & Spa offers fine dining and views over the golf course. 2 bars serving lighter meals are also available on site.

Guests can make the most of the hotel’s spa or use the health club, which has a sauna, a gym and a swimming pool. Other activities available at the Cardrona Hotel include golfing, fishing, shooting, canoeing and quad biking. Edinburgh is a 40-minute drive away

24 December 2018: Enquiries

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