Holidays 2022

A Victorian Steam Journey - All Inclusive

Departs:
1st April 2022 | 5 Days

A Victorian Steam Journey - All Inclusive

Tour Price:
£499.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

Drymen is an attractive village located in the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The park consists of 40 mountains ranging from 2500ft to over 3000ft, 22 lochs, 50 rivers and two forest parks, The Argyll Forest Park and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.

The Campsie Fells hills are to the west of Drymen. A range of volcanic hills which hosts a variety of farmland, open moors, steep-flanked glens, attractive woodland and sparkling burns. The lovely village boasts spectacular views of Dumgoyne to the east and is just a short way from Loch Lomond to the west.

It is the perfect base to explore Scotland with Stirling and Glasgow just a short drive away. With all the natural features it is no wonder hundreds of tourists' flood through the park every year.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel
  • 4 nights half board
  • Porterage
  • Free Bar 6.30pm - 10.30pm
  • Entertainment on 2 evenings
  • Included excursions:
  • 2hr cruise on Loch Katrine
  • Lunch at loch side restaurant
  • Ride on Falkirk Wheel
  • Bo'Ness and Kinneil Steam Railway
  • Afternoon Tea
  • 1hr cruise on Loch Lomond

Special Notes

  • Insurance.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • There are tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.
  • The itinerary could be subject to change.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£499.00

Single Room Supplement: £76.00

Your Accommodation

The Winnock Hotel

The Square, Drymen, Glasgow. G63 0BL
Tel: 01360 660245

The Winnock Hotel is a beautifully, traditional family run hotel overlooking the village green. The cosy log fires will help you to relax after a long day of exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The 74 comfortable en suite rooms are all well equipped with hairdryer, TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

The Merlin restaurant provides a more intimate setting for dinner complementing the hotels historic ambiance. For a more relaxed dinner the Capercaille room serves excellent Scottish cuisine and has a traditional bar area with an extensive selection of ales, spirits and wines and a speciality of over 70 malt whiskies.

A pack lunch will be provided on three days.

There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.

A Victorian Steam Journey - All Inclusive
A Victorian Steam Journey - All Inclusive

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Local Area

After boarding your luxury coach, we travel north with comfort stops en route. Still heading north, we cross the border into Scotland and head to Drymen and the Winnock Hotel where we will spend the next 4 nights' all inclusive. On arrival we have a welcome drinks reception while our cases are taken up to our rooms. Evening dinner is a three course, three choice menu. A glass of wine/beer/soft drink at dinner each night, plus tea and coffee. Free Bar from 6.30pm - 10.30pm.

Day 2: Loch Katrine Steam Cruise

After breakfast we head into the Trossachs and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to enjoy a 2 hour cruise on Loch Katrine on Ship Lady of the Lake with afternoon tea. We then retrace our steps back to the hotel.

Day 3: Falkirk Wheel & Steam Railway

After breakfast we visit the iconic Falkirk Wheel the world's only rotating boatlift which connects the Forth & Clyde and Union canals. It was constructed to replace a series of 19th century lock gates. Here you will have a boat trip on wheel and the canal. The 50-minute journey lifts the boat up to join the Union Canal 35m above and sails smoothly from the Falkirk Wheel onto the Union Canal before returning to your starting point at the Visitor Centre. Leaving on the coach from the Falkirk Wheel, we travel to Bo'Ness station for a round trip on the heritage Bo'Ness & Kinneil steam railway with a traditional afternoon cream tea served on board. The Museum of Scottish Railways is also included and there is a short walk over a footbridge or a 500m level walk from the station to the museum buildings. After a great day we return to Drymen and our hotel.

Day 4: Glasgow's Museum of Transport & Loch Lomond

Today we visit the beautiful city of Glasgow. Commonly mistaken for the capital of Scotland, Glasgow is the largest city in the country, situated right on the River Clyde. The Museum of Transport is a multi-award winning museum located on the banks of the River Clyde, with over 3000 objects on display from Glasgow's rich past. You can even walk down an old cobbled Glasgow street with shops dating from 1895 to the 1980s. Later we return to Loch Lomond for a 1hr cruise on the Loch. Afterwards we return back to Drymen and our hotel.

Day 5: Depart for Home

After all the suitcases have been packed and loaded onto the coach we leave our hosts at the Winnock Hotel and head for home. With comfort stops on the way, we arrive back at your local area early evening.

The driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.