• Loch Lomond & Scotland’s Secret Coast
5-day Holiday
DepartingApril - October 2017
From£479.00*

* Price shown: 09 Oct 2017 from London Luton - LTN

Loch Lomond

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Join us for a tour through some of Scotland's finest scenery as we explore the glorious Trossachs, skirt the banks of Loch Lomond and discover Argyll's Secret Coast. Visit Stirling Castle, step inside the gothic red stone halls of Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, and perhaps cruise across the sparkling waters of Loch Katrine aboard the SS Sir Walter Scott.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A full day exploring Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
  • A visit to magnificently sited Stirling Castle (entrance payable locally)
  • A panoramic sight seeing tour of Edinburgh
  • Ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute
  • A visit to the Gothic wonder of Mount Stuart House
  • A tour taking in the Kyles of Bute - Argyll's Secret Coast
  • Four nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at the Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen
  • Return flights to Edinburgh
  • Coach travel throughout your time in Scotland
  • Escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

This morning you'll fly to Edinburgh, where our Tour Manager will be waiting to meet you. We'll head into the city and, after a short introductory coach tour, you'll have some free time to explore and enjoy lunch before returning the coach to head to our hotel.

After check-in you'll have the afternoon free. Relax in the hotel or take a stroll around Drymen's lovely village square or onto one of the well-marked routes Including the West Highland Way) which surround the village.

Day Two

Today we'll head into the Trossachs, a beautiful and history-steeped area of mountains, lochs, rivers and woods. We'll follow Loch Lomond's western shore north to Luss. Relax over a cup of tea here, or stroll past the lovely cottages and village church to the Loch's "bonnie banks".

We'll also stop in Killin for a view across the rocky cascades of Dochart Falls and in Callander, on the eastern edge of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and once famous across the UK as the location used as Tannochbrae in the 1960s' BBC series 'Dr. Finlay's Casebook'.

Day Three

Stirling has had one of the most turbulent histories in all Scotland - Stirling Castle alone was besieged at least 16 times, William Wallace fought a battle on Stirling Bridge in 1297 and Bannockburn is less than three miles to the south. See the lovingly restored Royal Lodgings, James IV's Great Hall and take in the views from atop the battlements on a visit to the castle (entry payable locally), and wander the cobbled streets of Stirling Old Town before we return to the hotel.

This afternoon you'll be free to relax or join us for an optional cruise on Loch Katrine on board the SS Sir Walter Scott - which has steamed these waters since 1900 and is now the last screw steamer in regular service in Scotland.

Day Four

Our final day's touring takes us first to the ferry port at Wemyss Bay where we'll board the ferry for the 35-minute crossing to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. Our destination here will be Mount Stuart House. The first Scottish home to be built with electric lighting, central heating, a telephone and a lift - and quite possibly the first house in the world to have a heated indoor swimming pool - Mount Stuart shot to fame in April 2016 when a new copy of Shakespeare's First Folio was found tucked away in the house's library. 

In the afternoon we'll return to the hotel, following the scenic route of Argyll's Secret Coast along the Kyles of Bute and the shores of Loch Fyne, and past the rocky slopes of the Arrochar Alps.

Day Five

After leisurely start we'll return to Edinburgh, where you may have time for a little more shopping and sightseeing (depending on your flight time), before we head back to the airport to catch the flight home.

Further Information 

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Train journeys

Please note, the West Highland and Kyle lines are both scheduled ScotRail services, and use diesel-powered engines. In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the Strathspey Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. All train journeys are single journeys.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Hotel Information                                                                                                                                                                        

Buchanan Arms Hotel 3 Star

Drymen

Introduction

A former 19th-century coaching inn, this lovely 52-bedroom country house hotel is situated in the picturesque conservation village of Drymen in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Facilities & Amenities

The hotel offers spacious public rooms including a delightful conservatory, and boasts a leisure centre with a 14-metre indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, steam room, squash court and well-equipped gym.

Rooms

Each guest room is comfortably and individually decorated.

Prices & Departure Dates 
Departure AirportDatePrice
From
Code
Birmingham03 Apr 2017 £589.00 UPU
10 Apr 2017 £589.00 
08 May 2017 £629.00 
05 Jun 2017 £649.00 
25 Sep 2017 £619.00 
09 Oct 2017 £559.00 
Bristol17 Apr 2017 £509.00 UPV
18 Sep 2017 £549.00 
Cardiff17 Apr 2017 £559.00 UPW
18 Sep 2017 £599.00 
East Midlands10 Apr 2017 £569.00 UPX
08 May 2017 £609.00 
09 Oct 2017 £539.00 
London Gatwick03 Apr 2017 £499.00 UPY
10 Apr 2017 £499.00 
08 May 2017 £539.00 
05 Jun 2017 £569.00 
25 Sep 2017 £549.00 
09 Oct 2017 £489.00 
London Heathrow17 Apr 2017 £559.00 UPZ
18 Sep 2017 £589.00 
London Luton10 Apr 2017 £509.00 UQA
08 May 2017 £549.00 
09 Oct 2017 £479.00 
London Stansted03 Apr 2017 £499.00 UQE
05 Jun 2017 £569.00 
25 Sep 2017 £549.00 
Manchester03 Apr 2017 £599.00 UQB
10 Apr 2017 £599.00 
08 May 2017 £639.00 
05 Jun 2017 £649.00 
25 Sep 2017 £619.00 
09 Oct 2017 £559.00 
Norwich17 Apr 2017 £639.00 UQC
18 Sep 2017 £679.00
 
Southampton03 Apr 2017 £649.00 UQD
05 Jun 2017 £709.00 

25 Sep 2017 £679.00 

Book by Telephone

Please call our Booking Department on 01304 764 764*

* Standard landline charges apply

Booking Hotline

Mon-Fri  9am - 9pm
Sat          9am - 8pm
Sun        10am - 6pm
Bank Holidays  10am - 4pm

Please call our Customer Services on 01689 873344*

* Standard landline charges apply

Booking Hotline

Mon-Fri  9am - 5pm
Sat          9am - 1pm
Sun         Closed
Bank Holidays  Closed