Loch Lomond and Trossachs Explorer
This delightful tour combines the spectacular scenery of the Trossachs with cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, visits to Inverary Castle and Jail and Stirling Castle, a boat trip on the Falkirk Wheel, and a whisky tasting.
Dates throughout 2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
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Travel to Scotland with perhaps a lunch stop on the Scottish Borders or perhaps within the Lake District.
Loch Lomond and Inveraray
This morning we take the road along the ‘Bonnie’ banks of Loch Lomond to travel to Inverary, located in a picturesque setting on Loch Fyne. We visit the imposing Inveraray Castle, followed by the 19th century Inveraray Jail (not included – see bundle for price), one of the finest and best-preserved jail and courtroom complexes in the world. Costumed characters bring the past to life in this unique living museum. In the afternoon we return to the beautiful Loch Lomond for a relaxing one hour circular cruise from Tarbet.
Cruise on Loch Katrine, Glengoyne Distillery
Today’s excursion takes us deep into the spectacular scenery of The Trossachs. Our first stop is the pretty town of Calendar. We continue to Loch Katrine for a one-hour cruise aboard the steamship ‘ss Sir Walter Scott’. In the afternoon we travel via the Dukes Pass to visit Glengoyne Distillery for a tour of the whisky making process, and a tasting of ‘a wee dram’ (or two).
The Falkirk Wheel and Stirling Castle
Something different today with a visit to the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift. We take a boat trip to experience this engineering marvel. In the afternoon we visit Stirling Castle, Scotland’s ‘Royal’ castle. A private guided tour of the refurbished rooms of the Royal Court is followed by free time.
Alternatively spend a free day in Glasgow soaking up the multitude of free museums and cultural activities.
We say fond farewells to Scotland as we travel home admiring our final glimpse of Scottish scenery.
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld **** – Inspected by Greatdays staff
Located in the quaint foot of the Campsie Hills, the Westerwood has a location perfect for exploring Glasgow and The Trossachs. The hotel boasts health club with swimming pool and a golf course. The stylish hotel carries off traditional contemporary to a tee. The hotel has ample ground floor bedrooms and a large car park.
Preferred Partner Hotels:
Jury’s Inn, Glasgow **** – Inspected by Greatdays staff
Located on the River Clyde in Glasgow city centre. The hotel has 321 modern bedrooms. Coach parking available nearby at Sauchiehall Street. Lift to all floors.
Erskine Bridge Hotel ***
Set in 18 acres of parkland, The Erskine Bridge Hotel & Spa offers panoramic views of The Erskine Bridge, Kilpatrick Hills and River Clyde. Facilities include free WiFi, leisure facilities including a swimming pool and ample on site coach parking.
|Westerwood Hotel||2020 dates||from £370.00 per person|