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Isle of Arran, Loch Lomond & Ayrshire Coast
This tour takes us to the delightful corner of Scotland situated on the beautiful
Clyde Coast of Ayrshire, the gateway to one of Scotland’s finest islands the
Isle of Arran, often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’ We combine this
with time in Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, along with a castle, country
park and stunning Loch Lomond you will be enjoying plenty of what Scotland
has to offer.
Sunday 15th: We depart in the morning travelling to Scotland and arriving late afternoon
at the Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine. Hotel entertainment will be provided
on three evenings during your stay. Tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival.
Monday 16th: This morning we make the short journey to Ardrossan where we board
the morning sailing for the Isle of Arran. On arrival in Brodick, the island’s
main town, we have ample time to look around and have lunch. We
then enjoy a sightseeing tour of the island before we catch the return
afternoon sailing to Ardrossan.
Tuesday 17th: A complete contrast today as we head into Glasgow and visit the superb
newly opened Riverside Glasgow Transport Museum. Afterwards we
have free time in Glasgow to explore before returning later to the hotel.
Wednesday 18th: Our day begins with a drive south along the Ayrshire coast through
Troon to Ayr, a popular holiday resort. We have time here for a look
around the town and a seafront stroll, after lunch we continue for a visit to
spectacular Culzean Castle and Country Park, in a stunning clifftop
location near Turnberry. The castle offers plenty of interest, with terraced
gardens, woodland, wildlife garden, walled garden and deer park.
Thursday 19th: Today we head across the Erskine Bridge and head along the north of the
river to Helensburgh for a short break. We then continue along Gare Loch
and Loch Long to Arrochar and to Tarbet, on the banks of Loch Lomond. We
stop at Lomond Shores complex with chance to have lunch and browse the
shops before we leave for Balloch. Here we have a cruise on Loch Lomond
and later we make our way back over the bridge.
Friday 20th: After breakfast we leave travelling south through the Lake District where
we will have a stop before continuing home.
Your Tour Includes
- All Travel by Executive Coach
- Five Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Three Evenings of Hotel Entertainment
- Loch Lomond Cruise
- Culzean Castle
Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine
The Riverside Lodge Hotel is located on the outskirts of Irvine, near the Ayrshire coast.
Overlooking a golf course the hotel offers comfortable accommodation in pleasant
surroundings. All rooms are en suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and
teas/coffee making facilities.
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