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Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Scotland and Ayrshire

Ayrshire Coast, Isles of Arran and Bute

  • Scottish Borders, Scotland - Caledonian MacBryane ferry arriving on Isle of Arran

    Scottish Borders, Scotland - Caledonian MacBryane ferry arriving on Isle of Arran
5 day tour
From £339 per person - minimum 20 passengers

On this Scottish Isles tour, discover the peaceful havens of the Isle of Bute and the Isle of Arran, visit Culzean Castle, Brodick Castle and Mount Stuart, and visit the birthplace of poet Robert Burns.


Dates throughout 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to Ayrshire and your hotel

Day 2

Culzean Castle and the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

A morning visit to Culzean Castle, one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. A private tour will be followed by time to explore the extensive grounds. In the afternoon we visit the birthplace of the poet Robert ‘Robbie’ Burns. We’ll see the cottage where he was born, and the Brig o’ Doon, the original 15th century bridge which provided the setting for Tam o’ Shanter, one of Burns’.

Day 3

Isle of Arran, Brodick Castle and a whisky tasting

This morning we take the ferry from Ardrossan to the Isle of Arran. We head to the north of the island and the Isle of Arran Distillery for a tour and whisky tasting. A tour of the island, including a stop-off for lunch, brings us to Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park. The interior of the imposing 800-year-old castle is renowned for its collections of period furniture, silverware, porcelain, paintings and sporting trophies. After time to explore the gardens we take the ferry back to Ardrossan.

Day 4

Isle of Bute and Mount Stuart

Today we take the ferry to visit the delightful Isle of Bute. We visit Mount Stuart for a private tour of the 19th century country manor house, one of Scotland’s most spectacular Victorian Gothic mansions. After the tour there’s free time to explore some of the 300 acres of gloriously maintained grounds and gardens.

Day 5

Return home

Featured Hotel – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff

Riverside Lodge Hotel (formerly Hallmark Hotel), Irvine ****

Located on the outskirts of Irvine, Ayrshire, the 4* Riverside Hotel Irvine is ideally located to explore the scenery and visitor attractions of Scotland’s West Coast. The fresh and airy rooms feature tea and coffee facilities, en suite bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms also offer TVs with Freeview and a work desk. There is no lift but there are ample ground floor rooms and on site coach parking. The contemporary Brasserie style restaurant serves a cosmopolitan menu and a selection of world wines. The spacious Lounge Bar offers large armchairs and comfortable sofas, and serves light snacks and classic cocktails.



Dates 5 days / 4 nights
2022 dates From £339.00 per person
2023 dates  From £339.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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