Scottish Island Gardens
Mon 25 July 2022
No matter whether it is Spring Summer or Autumn these Island gardens are a joy to see and explore with vibrant colour everywhere aided and warmed by the Gulf Stream. This is hidden paradise on Scotland's West coast.
We travel North to Dumfries for a short visit before taking lunch in the town of Ayr. A short drive then takes us to our hotel in Dunoon where dinner is served.
A short drive over the Kyles of Bute to Colintraive to catch the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute we have some free time in Rothesay and afterwards take a coastal drive to Mount Stewart House a 19 century neo gothic mansion with splendid gardens. After discovering the many secrets on offer we return to our hotel for dinner..
After a morning free in Dunoon we take an afternoon tour along Holy Loch and Loch Fyne to Inveraray where we have included visit to the Castle and Gardens. The Castle is the home of The Duke of Argyll and the gardens offer some 180 acres to explore. We return to Dunoon and our hotel for dinner
Off to Portavadie for the short ferry crossing to Tarbert we then travel along the Mull of Kintyre coastline before catching a short ferry crossing to the isle of Gigha which is 7 miles long and 1 mile wide. We have included entry to Achamore Gardens, a light lunch included and of course time to explore before re-tracing our steps to Dunoon for dinner
We start our journey home calling into Glasgow for some free time and lunch before stopping at Moffatt for tea and arriving home late afternoon
The esplanade Hotel in Dunoon situated on the quieter West Bay side of the town the hotel has amzing views over the Firth. The hotel is much valued by groups
4 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast at Esplanade Hotel Dunoon
2 nights entertainment
All ferry services
Entry to Achamore Gardens
Entry to Mount Stewart House and Gardens
Entry to Inveraray Castle and Gardens
Light Lunch on Gigha
Executive Coach travel throughout
£429.00 per person based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement £55.00
25 July 2022 (5 days)