Scottish Islands and Gardens
Mon 04 May 2020
SCOTTISH ISLAND GARDENS
Discover a selection of gardens with colour and spectacle to enjoy whether it is Spring, Summer or Autumn. This coupled with some iconic drives and scenery make this tour special in more ways than one.
We leave Cumbria travelling North with a coffee stop in Moffatt and a lunch stop on the shores of Loch Lomond. We continue to our hotel in Dunoon arriving late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel
We travel travel across the Kyles to catch the ferry for the short crossing to the isle of Bute. We have free time in the Victorian seaside town of Rothesay. Later we take the coast road for an included visit to Mount Stuart a 19th century neo-gothic mansion with extravagant interiors and over 330 acres of landscaped gardens. We return to the hotel for Dinner.
We travel to Inverary for included visit to the Castle and Gardens the home of the Duke of Argyll and a venue that has played important roles in the shaping of Scotland''s History. The gardens extend to 16 acres with woodland beyond. We also have time to look around Inverary with its old goal. Dinner in the hotel tonight.
We board the ferry at Portavadie crossing Loch Fyne to Tarbet from where we travel along the Mull of Kintyre to catch our ferry over to the unspoilt Island of Gigha. The island is 7 miles long and 1 mile wide with sandy beaches and clear seas. We have an included visit to Achamore Grdens where we discover rare plants, walled gardens and secluded woodland. After our time in the garden we have soup and sandwiches provided before we retrace our journey back to our hotel where Dinner is served.
An early start as we make the journey home to Cumbria. We stop for coffee en route to Stirling for lunch we have a further comfort stop in Moffatt before arriving home early evening
The Esplanade Hotel Dunoon is situated on the quiet west bay side of the town with views down the Firth of Clyde. Our hotel is a group specialist so comfort and value are guaranteed.
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
Welcome tea / coffee and shortbread on arrival
All ferry services as detailed
Entry to Achamore Gardens and light lunch
Entry to Mount Stewart and Gardens
Entry to Inverary Castle and Gardens
Visits to Glasgow and Stirling
2 nights entertainment in the hotel
Executive Coach Travel throughout
Price £ ?? based on two passengers sharing a twin or double bedroom
Single supplement £ ??
Date 4 May 2020 (5 days)