Scotland - Dunoon, Loch Lomond And Oban With Distillery Tour
This fabulous Scottish tour is packed with great excursions but won't feel hurried. From a leisurely cruise on Loch Lomond through to whisky tasting in Oban and a stroll around stunning Inverary Castle, this is a tour to be savoured.
Our base will be the lovely Esplanade Hotel in Dunoon. Located on the beachfront Esplanade, the location is not only an ideal base for our excursions but also a fabulous place from which to sit back and watch the world go by!
An ideal choice for:
* Anyone who loves Scottish heritage, scenery - and whisky!
* People who have yet to discover Scotland but are curious to see what all the fuss is about
* Anyone who likes an itinerary packed with fascinating excursions
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 1Join your comfortable coach this morning and head north with convenient stops, crossing the border into bonnie Scotland and the charming town of Dunoon. On arrival take time to settle in to your comfortable hotel ready to sample the best in Scottish hospitality. Maybe take time for a wee dram at the bar before your first delicious dinner, with time to meet fellow travellers and make new friends before your adventure begins.
Days 2 to 4
Enjoy a delicious Scottish breakfast each morning and be prepared to be amazed every day. There will be plenty of time to relax at your hotel and enjoy Dunoon but don't forget to join us on some or all of our INCLUDED excursions. Return every evening to share stories and experiences over a tasty dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 5After an amazing few days enjoy a final hearty Scottish breakfast this morning before saying 'bye for noo' and heading homewards with amazing memories, new friends and no doubt a few souvenirs!
Loch Lomond & Cruise
Loch Lomond is one of the most beautiful and iconic places in Scotland. It was even the inspiration behind a love song that people in Scotland sing at several special occasions, but what else is there to love about Loch Lomond? The mesmerising loch lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park where you'll be surrounded by charming villages, rolling countryside, hills and some truly wonderful activities. At 190m deep and with a shoreline of 153 km is is best enjoyed from the water and that is why we have included a delighful cruise for you on this beautiful lake.
Oban with Whisky Distillery Tour
The name Oban derives from the Gaelic language and means 'little bay', but when it comes to having an unforgettable holiday, Oban is definitely a place which is big on things to see and do. Nestled on the west coast and surrounded by miles of dramatic shores and beautiful countryside, the seaside town is a great place to visit. Oban itself is compact and it's easy to get round on foot. There are plenty of small galleries and independent stores to browse through, as well as the centrally-located local distillery (where we have arranged for you to have a tasting!), chocolate shop, and museum. When it's time to relax or refuel, take your pick from the town's offering of pubs, cafés and restaurants.
Inveraray Castle & Gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. The ruggedness of the highland scenery serves as a spectacular backdrop for the sheltered tidal Loch, beside which nestles the present Castle built between 1746 and 1789. The ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Chiefs of the Clan Campbell whose family have resided in Inveraray since the early 15th century, Inveraray Castle was designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne. Its fairytale façade house's an equally enchanting interior.
Visitors enter the famous Armoury Hall containing some 1300 pieces including Brown Bess muskets, Lochaber axes and 18th century Scottish broadswords. They can also view preserved swords from the Battle of Culloden. The fine State Dining Room and Tapestry Drawing Room contain magnificent French tapestries which were woven especially for the Castle, fabulous examples of Scottish, English and French furniture and countless other precious artworks. The castle’s priceless collection of china, silver and family heirlooms spans generations which are illustrated by the fascinating genealogical display in the Clan Room.
The castle’s beautifully maintained garden and expansive estate offers some fantastic beautiful walks alongside first-class holiday accommodation. There is a tearoom offering visitors light refreshment and a gift shop selling a range of quality Scottish items.
- 4 nights hotel with full Scottish breakfast & evening meals
- Free time to enjoy Dunoon
- Tour of Loch Lomond with cruise
- Excursion to Oban with Distillery Tour
- Entrance and time to enjoy Inverary Castle
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Esplanade Hotel Dunoon DunoonSituated in a great position overlooking Dunoon’s West Bay and beach, this relaxed hotel is also just a short walk from the Castle Museum. Perfect for those who like to escape from the hustle and bustle, the Esplanade Hotel is set on the West Bay Promenade - the ideal location to relax & unwind. The hotel also benefits from a restaurant offering many traditional Scottish dishes, bar with an amazing array of malt whisky to choose from, a lift and landscaped gardens. The comfortably furnished bedrooms feature tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi.
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