Cairngorm Travel

Established in East Yorkshire in the mid 1970’s Cairngorm Travel is a family run company. Founded by Phillip Southcott he has now being joined by his three sons Richard, Drew and David who take on differing roles within the company. Cairngorm began with skiing holidays to Scotland and into Europe. Over the years the company has
undergone many changes including acquiring the Duke Of Gordon Hotel in Scotland in 1981.

The Duke Of Gordon Hotel is a 3 star hotel based in Kingussie, in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and Cairngorm National Park. The impressive 65 bedroom traditional hotel offers all the modern comforts and overlooks the Cairngorm National Park and the Spey Valley. Renowned for its excellent food and personal service it certainly makes for a holiday to remember.

The coach holiday programme ranges from short weekend breaks to 10 day European Holidays. We have a wide array of contacts throughout the UK and Europe ensuring that all aspects of your tour meet our high standards and ensuring you thoroughly enjoy your time with us.

This year Cairngorm have released even more exiting tour itineraries including short breaks here within the UK throughout the year to longer breaks much further afield. The Austrian Tyrol and Lake Garda holidays are proving to be particularly popular alongside our increasingly popular Scottish Tours.

After sub-contracting the coach work for many years, Cairngorm Travel purchased its fleet of fully executive luxury 61 seat hi-line continental touring coaches equipped with TV/ DVD player, washroom and toilet facilities, reclining seats with extra legroom, climate control, hot drinks facilities, aircraft style pull down tables and entertainment systems.

Cairngorms offers convenient joining points Nationwide which can only be good news as you may have a pickup point not too far from your doorstep.

Take a look at for fantastic tours with Cairngorm Travel.



  • rose Sat, 15th Mar, 2014 at 6:22 pm Reply

    Cairngorn Travel When this company advertise that they have executive luxury travel, maybe when the coaches where new about 20 years ago. We went to Lake Garda with Cairngorn Travel, in Sep 2013 there was no heating on the coach, most of the people on the coach where in their seventies, and were freezing, as the weather was awful. The windscreen had a massive crack right across the front, there was a hole in the entrance door, and it made a whistling noise all the way to Italy. The drivers hardly did any commentary, on the journey they did’nt really explain what was going on i.e. when we got to the docks to board the ferry they did’nt explain the procedure properly. On the journey through France our meal stop was a burger bar, not really appropriate for the clientele that was on the coach, everywhere we stopped seemed to be only appropriate for the drivers. The hotel in Italy was Ok, but the drivers did’nt explain to everybody that we had to sit in a certain area, and keep the same table, consequently it caused problems, the communication between drivers and customers was not brilliant. Luckily the people on the coach were lovely and between ourselves had a nice time, but sorry to say no thanks to the drivers. Such as when we approached our resort the commentary we got was, “and on the right is an ice cream bar, and another ice cream bar, that’s my girlfriends favourite there is the Co-op shop” end of commentary.

    All in all I would not recommend anybody to go to Italy with this company.

  • R Dean Sun, 13th Sep, 2015 at 7:57 pm Reply

    Please remove my name from your mailing list as I have moved to a new address.
    Mr R Dean
    38 Kingfisher Drive
    DKL8 1XG

  • R Dean Sun, 13th Sep, 2015 at 8:00 pm Reply

    Please remove my name from the mailing list as I no longer live there.
    R Dean
    38 Kingfisher Drive
    N Yorks
    DL8 1XG

  • John Johnson Wed, 14th Dec, 2016 at 2:46 pm Reply

    scottish tour from Hartlepool end jan early feb2017

    • Sophia Thu, 22nd Dec, 2016 at 3:47 pm Reply

      Hi John, currently there are no Scottish holidays at that time from Hartlepool, however there are Scottish tours available going from various other pickup points in County Durham – if you are willing to travel to them.
      Take a look here to see what we have listed: – this is just for February, but you can change the month you if wish. If you see anything you like, feel free to send us a request or give us a call on 0208 686 2378 and one of our reservations team will able to help you to check the exact pick up points and availability for you.

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