Dunoon & Waverley Paddle Steamer 5 Days - Selborne
Dunoon is splendidly situated on the western shores of the Firth of Clyde, where Loch Long and Holy Loch join the sea. It boasts some lovely gardens, two bays, and a flat promenade - perfect for that most traditional of seaside occupations, strolling along the prom! There is a modern indoor swimming pool with solarium and sauna, bowling greens, squash and tennis courts and both 9 and 18 hole golf courses. There are two cinemas and, in the season, entertainment at the Queens Hall. Within just a few miles is some of Scotland's most spectacular mountain scenery in the Argyll Forest Park. The journeys along Loch Eck and to Colintraive are amongst the most memorable anywhere in Scotland.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full day to Oban
Known as the Gateway to the Isles, this bustling port on the Firth of Lorne commands fine views of the Argyll coast. Shops are along the sea front around the “little bay”, which gives Oban its name and fresh fish is always for sale on the busy pier and regular ferries leave from the harbour to the Hebridean Islands. McCaigs Tower dominates the skyline overlooking the harbour and other major landmarks include the pink granite cathederal and 600 year old ruined keep of Dunollie Castle. On our journey we pass Inveraray, seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Loch Awe and the remarkable Falls of Lora./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Excursion including Waverley Paddle Steamer
The Waverley is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world, named after Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels. She was built to replace the 1899 Waverley which was sunk by enemy action on May 29 1940 at Dunkirk. Enjoy spectacular views of the Scottish coast on this magnificently restored vessel, with its towering funnels and nostalgic steam engines. Step on board this living part of history, as you embark on a trip you will never forget./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Superbly situated looking south across the Clyde with pleasant lawns reaching down to the promenade and water’s edge. The Selborne Hotel is a favourite amongst tourists searching for coach holidays to Dunoon. All the public rooms and many of the bedrooms offer uninterrupted views of the river which is a constant source of interest. Ground floor areas include a TV lounge, bar lounge with dance floor, quiet lounge and games room. The Selborne Hotel has 98 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Entertainment is provided most evenings in the bar lounge. The lift serves almost all rooms.