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 Inveraray Castle and Jail and Stirling Castle, a boat trip on the Falkirk Wheel, and a whisky tasting.
April - October 2020 & 2021
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
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, 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 and 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.
We say fond farewells to Scotland as we travel home admiring our final glimpse of Scottish scenery.
Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld ****
Westerwood hotel is ideally located in the centre of Cumbernauld just a few minutes from the M80, midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The hotel offers a wide range of facilities: two restaurants, bar, lounge area,free and secure parking, 24h room service, 18-hole golf course and free use of the health club. All rooms are equipped with tea & coffee making facilities, en-suite bathrooms, free view TV with 80 channels and luxury king-size beds.
Erskine Bridge ***
Erskine Bridge is located in Renfrewshire, just 20 minute walk from the beach and not far from Loch Lomond and Glasgow Airport. The hotel provides a brasserie restaurant overlooking the River Clyde and serving modern Scottish menu and world wine list. There is also a bar offering local whiskies and snack and a leisure centre including swimming pool, sauna and steam room, games room and beauty salon. All the elegant 117 rooms feature private bathrooms, work desk, seating area, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi.
|5 day tour|
|2020 dates||from £335.00 per person|
|2021 dates||from £339.00 per person|
Single supplement available on request.