Lochs, Lakes & Coastlines
Discover the beauty of Northumberland’s coastline. Be immersed in the stunning scenery as you tour round Scotland and the Lake District. See some of the regions most impressive lochs and lakes – taking a cruise on two of them. This new tour showcases the very best of Scotland and the North of England, not only its lakes, lochs & coastlines but also its history, scenery and attractions
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Morning departure as we travel north to our overnight hotel in the Newcastle area.
Depart Newcastle along the scenic Northumberland Coastal Trail, stopping off in Seahouses, Bamburgh & Holy Island (tide permitting). Cross the Border and into Scotland. See Edinburgh’s skyline stopping to see the Kelpies before checking in to your Stirling hotel for 3 nights.
Take the short journey through Callander and into the Trossachs. At Loch Katrine board the steamer for a cruise on one of Scotland’s prettiest lochs. Afterwards, we travel through beautiful Trossachs countryside stopping at Loch Lomond Shores.
Heading north into the Highlands with time free in Pitlochry, with photo opportunities at nearby Queen Victoria’s view, Loch Tummel. The afternoon is spent at Blair Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest inhabited castles and the only one with its own army.
Morning free to explore the local area. At midday we take a leisurely drive to the Lake District, by-passing Glasgow stopping in Gretna Green before arriving at our Lakeland hotel for 2 nights.
Firstly, Newby Bridge at the southern end of Lake Windermere. Board the Haverthwaite Steam Railway for a scenic Lakeside journey. Disembark and join a cruiser for a 40 minute cruise on Lake Windermere. Disembark Ambleside, where your coach will be waiting. Time free. Then over the Kirkstone Pass into the Northern Lakes and Lake Ullswater before returning to your hotel for your final nights’ stay.
After a leisurely start to the day we make our way home.
Caledonian Hotel, Newcastle – 1 night
King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn – 3 nights
Shap Wells Hotel, Penrith – 2 nights
- Return coach travel
- 6 nights half board
- Steam cruise Loch Katrine
- Entry Blair Castle
- Single Haverthwaite Railway
- Cruise on Lake Windermere