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Scotland - Lochs, Castle & Cruise

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9072

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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There is a reason why Dunoon, Inveraray and the surrounding region of Scotland remains so popular with holidaymakers. The scenery is some of the best anywhere in the country, dotted with wonderful lochs and castles. And this fabulous Scottish tour takes in some of the best. From a leisurely cruise on Loch Lomond to the bustling harbour town of Oban and a stroll around stunning Inveraray Castle, this is a tour to be savoured.

As the ancestral seat of the Chief of Clan Campbell, Inveraray Castle & Gardens is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes with plenty to see over three floors, including the Clan Room, the French influenced Tapestry Drawing Room and the Victorian Room. Our journey takes us along the stunning scenic route around Loch Eck and Loch Fyne.

Discover the northern end of fjord-like Loch Lomond and enjoy an included cruise to sail over the deepest part of the Loch in the shadow of Ben Lomond.

Oban is situated on a sheltered, horseshoe bay, protected by the inner Hebridean island of Kerrea. It is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands, acclaimed as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. Explore the town’s attractions, such as McCaig’s Tower & Battery Hill, Oban Distillery and the Oban War & Peace Museum. Browse the various shops, perhaps paying a visit to the popular, family-owned Oban Chocolate Company to sample its fresh handmade chocolates.

Delightful Dunoon itself is one of the Firth of Clyde’s foremost resorts, and famous for its large Victorian pier and attractive promenade. Our base will be the lovely Esplanade Hotel. Situated on the West Bay Promenade of Dunoon, overlooking the beach and with pretty gardens to the front, the location is not only ideal 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 and scenery
* 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

PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning and head north with convenient stops, crossing the border into bonnie Scotland. We take the ferry from Gourock to the charming town of Dunoon, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner. 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, with time to meet fellow travellers 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, which will be followed by entertainment on most evenings.

Day 5

After an amazing few days enjoy a final hearty Scottish breakfast this morning before saying 'bye for noo' and we catch the ferry from Dunoon to Gourock and continue our journey home with amazing memories, and no doubt a few souvenirs! Subject to traffic and travel, we are likely to arrive back mid to late evening.

Dunoon

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationDunoon is a picturesque town nestled along the shores of the Firth of Clyde, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Cowal Peninsula. This charming Scottish destination invites you to discover a blend of coastal tranquillity and historic sites. Begin your exploration at the Dunoon Pier, where breathtaking views of the Clyde estuary unfold. Delve into the town's history at Castle House Museum, showcasing the rich heritage of Dunoon and its surrounding area. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade and indulge in local cuisine at quaint eateries. Whether you seek moments of relaxation by the water's edge or the thrill of exploration, Dunoon promises a delightful escape with its welcoming atmosphere and diverse attractions.

For further information on what to see and do in Dunoon, click here (opens in a new window)

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.

Inveraray Castle

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. 

Oban

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThe 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 coast and beautiful countryside, the seaside town is also known as the Gateway to the Isles. It is compact and 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, chocolate shop, and museum. Enjoy a wander along the seafront to the ruined Dunollie Castle and the sandy beaches beyond. When it's time to relax or refuel, take your pick from the town's offering of pubs, cafés and restaurants.

For further information, click here.

Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with full Scottish breakfast & evening meals
  • Entertainment most evenings
  • Return ferry crossing Gourock-Dunoon
  • Free time to enjoy Dunoon
  • Tour of Loch Lomond with cruise
  • Excursion to Oban
  • Entrance and time to enjoy Inveraray Castle
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Esplanade Hotel Dunoon Dunoon

Situated 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.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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