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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Scottish Island Gardens & Dunoon

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TDAV3421

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

What a wonderful Spring break we have for you as we explore Scotland's West Coast Islands and some of their spectacular Gardens, we've also thrown in a visit to the Duke of Argyll's home and the 19th Century Gothic Mansion - Mount Stuart on the wonderful Isle of Bute. Our base is the lovely coastal town of Dunoon and the lovely Esplanade Hotel.

What's Included

4 Nights, Dinner, & bed & breakfast

All ferry crossings between the Islands

Excursion to the Isle of Bute with Entrance to Mount Stuart & Gardens

Excursion to Inveraray with entrance to the Castle & Gardens - Home to the Duke or Argyll

Excursion crossing Loch Fyne to the Mull of Kintyre Coastline (sing the song everyone) and taking the ferry to the tiny Island of Gigha to visit Achamore Gardens - a soup & sandwich lunch will be provided

Day One
We head North to the lovely resort of Dunoon and the Esplanade Hotel

Day Two
A short but beautiful drive over the Kyles of Bute to catch the short crossing from Colintraive to the Isle of Bute. Time free in the Victorian seaside town of Rothesay, the islands capital. Afterwards, the coastal drive to Mount Stuart - a 19th-century neo-gothic mansion with extravagant interiors and over 300 acres landscaped gardens with a wide selection of native and exotic flora. The woodland walks lead to a private beach with views across the Firth of Clyde.

Day Three
Enjoy a free morning free in Dunoon, before a wonderful drive along The Holy Loch and Loch Fyne to the ancient maritime port of Inveraray. Entry into Inveraray Castle & Gardens included. The castle is home to the Duke of Argyll playing an important role in the shaping of Scotland through the ages. The garden covers sixteen acres. The remainder being park and woodland extending to 180 hectares forming one of the most important designed landscapes in Scotland

Day Four
Hop on the ferry to cross Loch Fyne at Portavadie to Tarbert. Travel south along the Mull of Kintyre coastline to catch the short ferry crossing with your coach over to the unspoilt Isle of Gigha – 7 miles long and 1 mile wide, with sandy beaches, clear green seas and an increasing population of 165. Entry Achamore Gardens - 50 acres of natural woodland, large walled garden & pond area with many rare plants. After visiting the vantage points on the island a soup and sandwich lunch is provided, before re-tracing our steps back to Dunoon

Day Five
Leaving Dunoon this morning we return to the North West for 4.30pm

Other Information

Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon * * *

Offering stunning views across the Clyde and a warm and friendly family welcome the Esplanade is the perfect choice for our stay in Dunoon. En-suite bedrooms include tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and TV. Lift.

PRICE FROM ? £479 per person
Plan My Trip

Day One
We head North to the lovely resort of Dunoon and the Esplanade Hotel

Day Two
A short but beautiful drive over the Kyles of Bute to catch the short crossing from Colintraive to the Isle of Bute. Time free in the Victorian seaside town of Rothesay, the islands capital. Afterwards, the coastal drive to Mount Stuart - a 19th-century neo-gothic mansion with extravagant interiors and over 300 acres landscaped gardens with a wide selection of native and exotic flora. The woodland walks lead to a private beach with views across the Firth of Clyde.

Day Three
Enjoy a free morning free in Dunoon, before a wonderful drive along The Holy Loch and Loch Fyne to the ancient maritime port of Inveraray. Entry into Inveraray Castle & Gardens included. The castle is home to the Duke of Argyll playing an important role in the shaping of Scotland through the ages. The garden covers sixteen acres. The remainder being park and woodland extending to 180 hectares forming one of the most important designed landscapes in Scotland

Day Four
Hop on the ferry to cross Loch Fyne at Portavadie to Tarbert. Travel south along the Mull of Kintyre coastline to catch the short ferry crossing with your coach over to the unspoilt Isle of Gigha – 7 miles long and 1 mile wide, with sandy beaches, clear green seas and an increasing population of 165. Entry Achamore Gardens - 50 acres of natural woodland, large walled garden & pond area with many rare plants. After visiting the vantage points on the island a soup and sandwich lunch is provided, before re-tracing our steps back to Dunoon

Day Five
Leaving Dunoon this morning we return to the North West for 4.30pm

Other Information

Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon * * *

Offering stunning views across the Clyde and a warm and friendly family welcome the Esplanade is the perfect choice for our stay in Dunoon. En-suite bedrooms include tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and TV. Lift.

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