The Wonders Of Scotland
5 Days - Tour Number - AW1031
This tour is based in Drymen and we have included an ‘inclusive drinks’ package, three packed lunches and visits to some of the wonders of Scotland including the beautiful scenery of the Trossachs, visits to The Kelpies and the remarkable Falkirk Wheel.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ItineraryFalkirk Wheel - Becky Duncan / Open Ay cic
Day 1 Early morning departure for the journey north, over the border at Gretna and onto Drymen for a four night stay.
Day 2 Today you will travel into the scenic Trossachs through Aberfoyle and then over the spectacular ‘Dukes Pass’ to Loch Katrine. This scenic drive is often listed as one of the most beautiful in Britain. We have included a cruise on the loch within the National Park for you to relax and take in the history and scenery. You will then travel to Killin, and to the beautiful Falls of Dochart, that flows through this pretty village, before returning to the hotel.
Day 3 The excursion today takes you the other side of Loch Lomond and on the breath-taking route over the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ Pass, the highest point on the A83 at 803 ft. above sea level and it divides Glen Kinglas from Glen Croe. Continuing on to the Royal Burgh of Inveraray on Loch Fyne. You will have some free to explore the town before you continue the journey by way of Crainlarich and to Callendar, a bustling tourist town situated on the River Teith. It is set dramatically beneath high, wooded crags and gained fame as the location for the original Doctor Findlay’s Casebook TV series.
Day 4 You will travel to the Helix Park, home to The Kelpies, two 30 metre high horse head sculptures which are a true feat of engineering. They are the largest equine sculptures in the world. Time to admire and take photos before continuing to the Falkirk Wheel where we have included a ride for you to enjoy the full experience of the wheel during a 60 minute journey, as you sail through the sky to join the Union Canal 35m above. After smoothly moving along the aqueduct and through the Roughcastle tunnel to the beginning of the Union Canal, you will then descend to the start at the Visitor Centre. On returning to the coach you will travel to Stirling for a short visit before returning to the hotel.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
Included in costIncluded in cost
- Coach travel
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- welcome drinks reception with management on first night
- choice of menu
- glass of wine each night at dinner
- tea/coffee after dinner
- 3 packed lunches
- full Scottish show one night
- weaponry display one night
- live entertainment one night
- FREE BAR – from 19.30 and 22.30 hours each evening on selected brands
- boat cruise on Loch Katrine
- ride on Falkirk Wheel
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Your Holiday Hotel Winnock Hotel
Located on the village green in pretty Drymen and just a couple of miles from stunning Loch Lomond. All bedrooms are traditional in style and en-suite with TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurant and bar. No lift, but ground floor rooms available on request.
Single room supplement £72.00
Holiday insurance £18.00 (70 years and over £29.00)Back to top