Isle of Arran and Coastal Discoveries

Mon 19 September 2022

6 days

Isle of Arran and Coastal Discoveries

We have a dual base 3 nights in Ayrshire and 2 nights in Dundee as we cross Scotland making discoveries as we go

Our itinerary

Day One

We head to Dumfries for a coffee stop before travelling along the Southern Scottish coastline. We stop for lunch before arriving at our first base in Irvine where dinner is served

Day Two:
We visit Culzean Castle & Ayrshire Coast
Perched high on the cliff top looking out towards Arran stands magnificent Culzean Castle with a 260 hectare Country Park. Entry to explore the 40 buildings, secret follies, walled garden, beaches and the swan
lake. Continuing along the coastline to the seaside town of Maidens and world famous Turnberry.

Day Three

Off to the Isle of Arran we catch the ferry from nearby Ardrossan to Arran, to see for yourself why this island is known as “Scotland in Miniature”. Take in the coastal villages of Lamlash & Whiting Bay. Stop for photos at Kildonan of the bird sanctuary Ailsa Craig. Over the tops opening up views of the whole island, before stopping at Arran Sense of Scotland finishing with time in the capital Brodick before catching the ferry back to the mainland. Dinner in the hotel

Day Four:
We leave our base in Irvine and travel through the Trossachs free time free in Callander. We continue into the Highlands, along the shoreline of Loch Earn stopping at Glenturret for a guided tour and tasting of the famous Grouse whisky. Free time in the picturesque Perthshire village of Crieff before heading along the Tay Valley to
our next hotel in Dundee where dinner is served


Day Five

The morning is spent on Dundee’s rejuvenated waterfront. A visit is arranged to board the iconic 1901 RRS Discovery - the ship used by Scott and Shakelton on their expedition of Antarctica. Hear the stories and
live the past through the extensive galleries, film shows, interactives and artefacts.
The coastal scenery around Dundee is amazing and we make the most of the day by visiting Carnoustie & Arbroath returning to our hotel for dinner


Day Six

We head to the university town of St Andrews a town of significant historical interest as well
as being the home of golf, We journey on crossing over the new Forth Road Bridge and passing Edinburgh arriving home early evening

Our hotels

Riverside Lodge Irvine a modern hotel with comfortable rooms and a great atmosphere.

Landmark Hotel Dundee is a converted 19th-century mansion sitting on six acres of gardens outside central Dundee. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, and steam room

Package includes

Entry to Culzean Castle and Gardens

Return ferry to Arran

Glenturret Whisky Distillery visit and tasting

Entry to RSS Discovery

Visit to St Andrews

Executive Coach travel throughout

Price

£549.00 per person based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom

Single supplement £110.00

Date

19 September 2022 (6 days)


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