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Heart of Scotland

  • Glengoyne Whisky distillery, Scotland

    Loch Lomond Glengoyne distillery, Scotland
  • The Balmoral Hotel clock tower and Princes Street seen from Calton Hill © VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

    Edinburgh, Scotland - The Balmoral Hotel clock tower and Princes Street seen from Calton Hill © VisitScotland, Kenny Lam
  • Stirling Castle, Scotland © VisitScotland, Kenny Lam

    Stirling Castle, Scotland (01) © VisitScotland, Kenny Lam EXPIRES 6.12.2021
4 or 5 day tour
From £270 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Scotland has achieved many things over the years; this Scotland tour takes you to some of the greatest of those. Ranging from the very history and traditions of Scotland to some of the greatest structures in Scotland.

Scotland has a wealth of history; visit the hundreds of castles and learn about the creation of Scotland. Visit Falkirk, located between Edinburgh and Glasgow, famous for the engineering masterpiece the Falkirk Wheel. The Wheel was a massive project built to join two canals and has since been a major tourist attraction. Explore the Kelpies with the World’s largest equine sculptures, or take a stroll through the pretty Trossachs National Park before enjoying a tipple at the Glencoyne distillery. Finally, visit Sterling City, where you can take a guided tour to visit the castle, walk through the old town, or enjoy the museums and galleries.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022 & 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

Arrive at your chosen hotel in the Stirling or the Loch Lomond area and relax before dinner.

Day 2

The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and a ‘Wee Dram’

Depart for the historic town of Falkirk, famous for its engineering masterpiece the Falkirk Wheel. You will take a boat from the basin, and sail into the bottom gondola of the wheel, which gently lifts the boat up to join the Union Canal 35m above. After, visit the endearing Kelpies, which illustrates majestic water-born equine creatures. Continue via Stirling into the Trossachs National Park to visit the pretty Glencoyne distillery. Enjoy a dram of Glengoyne 12 year old Highland Single Malt Whisky overlooking the stunning waterfall.

Day 3

Stirling

In the morning, visit the majestic Stirling Castle which was the centre of art, culture and celebrity in the 16th century. In the afternoon you have the option of visiting the William Wallace Memorial, a great part of Scottish history. Please bear in mind that this attraction has a lot of steps. Alternatively, spend a free afternoon in Stirling City; there is a shopping centre, opportunity to have a wander around the old town or a cultural section including galleries and museums.

Day 4

Return home or optional visit to Edinburgh

After breakfast, either travel home or depart for a full day tour to Edinburgh (available on request). Explore the secret closes of the Royal Mile, as you will see both ‘Old’ and ‘New’ Towns. Your local guide will explain some of the rich history of the city, and you will see Edinburgh Castle, the Scottish Parliament building and Arthurs Seat.

Day 5

Return home

After breakfast start your journey home.


Suggested Hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff

Golden Lion Stirling ***

Located in Stirling City Centre just down the hill from Stirling Castle, this hotel is the perfect base to explore the area. There are many shops, bars and restaurant on its doorstep, however you don’t have to leave the hotel for fine dining as there is the Cronies Restaurant and bar. Relax in one of the comfortable bedrooms which feature private bathrooms, flat-screen satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift to all floors. The coach parking is ten minutes’ walk away at Stirling Castle.

Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane ****

Only 40 minutes from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, this hotel is set in ten acres of private grounds overlooking the village of Dunblane. The hotel’s restaurant specialises in seasonal local produce and stunning, simple dishes and there is also a bar and lounge. Go for a swim in the indoor pool, work-out in the fitness room and relax in the sauna, steam room and whirlpool. The spacious and comfortable bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms and feature LCD TV, hairdryer, iron, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has rooms adapted for disabled use and coach parking is available on-site.

Westerwood, Cumbernauld ****

Situated just a short drive from Glasgow City Centre, this stylish hotel is set in picturesque natural surroundings. After a busy day Flemings Restaurant invites guests to enjoy some delicious food and the lounge is the perfect place for refreshments. Leisure facilities include a gym, indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, golf course and spa. Accommodation is provided by 148 spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms, iron and ironing board, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift to all floors and coach parking.

Buchanan Arms, Drymen ***

This relaxed country house is situated in the pretty village of Drymen near Loch Lomond and close to Glasgow and Stirling. Enjoy meals at the award-winning restaurant and relax in the lounges. There is a health and leisure spa for your comfort. Some of the bedrooms offer beautiful views of the gardens and they all have en-suite bedrooms, telephone, hairdryer, TV and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all floors and coach parking is available on-site.

Winnock Hotel, Drymen ***

This 18th century Inn near Loch Lomond is situated 14 miles from Glasgow. The restaurant and bar wait for you with good food, fine wine and friendly service. There are Heritage Rooms located in the oldest part of the hotel and Elegance Rooms in the newer Loch Lomond wing. They are all with en-suite bathrooms and feature TV, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial telephone. This hotel has on-site coach parking.


Dates 4 days / 3 nights 5 days / 4 nights 
2022 dates From £270.00 per person Prices on request
2023 dates Prices on request Prices on request

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 info@greatdays.co.uk

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