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Drinks Inclusive Christmas Palace Hotel Invernes

Drinks Inclusive Christmas Palace Hotel Invernes

Enjoy Scottish hospitality at its best on this Christmas break


Enjoy Scottish hospitality at its best on this Christmas break



Inverness was granted its city status in 2000. It is the prosperous hub of the Highlands, with an enviable location on the banks of the River Ness at the head of the Great Glen, making it an ideal base for exploring.


The thriving city of Inverness is crowned by a pink crenellated castle, and lavishly decorated with flowers. There are plenty of shops, places to eat and drink, peaceful areas close to the centre for relaxing, and a good variety of places to stay. Chill out by the river at lovely Ness Islands; shop for something tartan to take home; and by night, go out on the town. The city itself is small, compact and easy to get around.


There are also many attractions around the city: re-live one of Scotland's most famous battles at Culloden battlefield; marvel at the spectacle of a Highland Games - Inverness hosts one of the world's biggest; and even see a school of dolphins frolic in the nearby Moray Firth.


Loch Ness,  is a large, deep, freshwater loch extending for approximately 23 miles southwest of Inverness. Its surface is 52 ft above sea level. Loch Ness is best known for alleged sightings of the cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, also known affectionately as "Nessie". It is connected at the southern end by the River Oich and a section of the Caledonian Canal to Loch Oich. At the northern end there is the Bona Narrows which opens out into Loch Dochfour, which feeds the River Ness and a further section of canal to Inverness. Its water visibility is exceptionally low due to a high peat content in the surrounding soil.

Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume. Its deepest point is 755 ft, making it the second deepest loch in Scotland after Loch Morar. It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined and is the largest body of water on the Great Glen Fault, which runs from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south.

Day 1

A morning departure as we head north to Inverness and the Palace Hotel, time to check into our rooms and relax before a drinks reception to welcome you to the Palace. Dinner with complimentary wine is served followed by traditional live entertainment. Complimentary bar 7pm - 10 pm.


Day 2

Following breakfast we have a morning drive along the shores of Loch Ness, returning to the Palace Hotel for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure, spend it doing some last minute shopping in Inverness or relax in the hotel spa and swimming pool. Afternoon tea in the lounge. Tonight's dinner, with wine, is again followed by entertainment. For those visiting one of the late church services, a bowl of warming soup will be served on your return.

B, L, D

Day 3

Happy Christmas! Enjoy your bucks fizz breakfast. Mulled wine is served prior to a traditional Christmas dinner, with a glass of bubbly to celebrate the day. If you can fit it in, afternoon tea is served after the Queen's speech. Time to relax before a festive buffet tonight followed by live entertainment. Complimentary bar 7pm - 10 pm.

B, L, D

Day 4

After another hearty Scottish breakfast, join our mystery excursion this morning or relax in the hotels superb leisure club. Lunch in the hotel. Spend the afternoon in Inverness. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge at 4 pm before our final evening, a delicious 3 course meal complete with wine followed by dancing to tonight’s live entertainment. Complimentary bar 7pm - 10 pm.

B, L, D

Day 5

After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts at the Palace Hotel and make the return journey home to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, L=lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa


Overlooking Inverness Castle, Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is a stylish city-centre hotel with a leisure club and spa. By the River Ness, the hotel has a Green Tourism Silver Badge and offers free Wi-Fi, a Brasserie and a Starbucks coffee lounge.

Each room at this independently owned hotel has a TV, radio, free tea and coffee and ironing facilities. All rooms also feature a private bathroom with a power shower and hairdryer.

Guests have free use of the Palace Leisure Club & Spa’s indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Beauty treatments are available in Charisma spa, and there is a modern on-site gym.

Informal lunch and evening dining is provided in the Brasserie Restaurant, with a large hot and cold breakfast buffet also provided. Afternoon Tea is served in the lounge, along with Starbucks coffee.

The new Eight on the River restaurant has been designed to offer relaxed dining making the most of the views with the recent addition of a light filled extension it is very roomy.

The Palace is just a 5-minute walk from riverside restaurants and bars. World famous Loch Ness is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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