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Argyll Highlander & The Isle Of Bute 2022

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TGRA8716

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

7 days

7 Days | Half Board | by Coach

Highlights: Oban, Isle of Bute, Inverary, Dumfries,  Moffat, Rothesay, Tighnabruaich, Loch Fyne

Dunoon, rightly known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', relies on its delightful setting on the Firth of Clyde and the sheer beauty of the Cowal Peninsula to enchant its visitors. The resort itself boasts two fine bays, beautiful parks, and a four-mile long promenade that provides some of the most perfect level walks. This, together with visits to Oban, Inveraray and the spectacular highlands and islands of Argyll, plus a journey over to the lovely Isle of Bute, make this a wonderful holiday for true lovers of the Scottish countryside.

PRICE FROM ? £549 per person
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SUNDAY: From local departure points we journey north for an overnight stop.

MONDAY: Across the Scottish border, making a short stop at Moffat before heading through the hills to reach Gourock for our short ferry sailing across the Firth of Clyde to Dunoon, staying at the Esplanade Hotel for four nights.

TUESDAY: A day to relax and explore Dunoon at your leisure.

WEDNESDAY: Discovering more of Argyll’s beautiful scenery on a full day tour, beside Loch Eck to the shores of Loch Fyne and Inveraray, planned in the 18th century by the Duke of Argyll. Then through a mountainous landscape to Oban, a major Scottish tourist centre and ferry port for the Hebrides, overlooked by McCaig’s Tower, an imitation of the Colosseum at Rome.

THURSDAY: A memorable day, by winding roads through the hills, and by ferry across the scenic Kyles of Bute, to explore the Isle of Bute. We have a  sightseeing stop at the principal town of Rothesay, which has a charming old fashioned atmosphere, then take a circular tour round the island before returning to the mainland. Next we follow a road which is renowned as one of the most spectacular in Scotland, to visit the idyllic coastal hamlet of  Tighnabruaich where sailing is the principal activity.

FRIDAY: Return by ferry across the Firth of Clyde and follow the coastline for views across to the Cumbrae Islands and Arran. We make a short stop in Robert Burn’s Dumfries before we leave Scotland behind for an overnight stop in the north of England.

SATURDAY: Our tour draws to a close with the journey homeward.

Everything Included:

  • Free local joining points
  • Collect Coach Miles™
  • All coach travel
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Tour Manager escorted
  • Hotel accomodation and board as stated
  • No single room supplement
  • Excursions/itinerary as stated
  • Admission fees and entertainment if stated
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Price-Back Insurance Offer

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Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon

The Esplanade hotel is situated directly on West Bay Promenade with views over the bay and is within walking distance of Dunoon Pier.

★★★ (STB) > Dining room, lounge with sun terrace, malt cellar and gardens > En-suite bedrooms > Free Wi-Fi available > Full breakfast and three course evening dinner plus tea or coffee > Regular entertainment > Lift Back to top