Departs: 8th April 2019 | 5 Days
Regal Scotland - Castles, Gardens and Scenery Fit for Kings & Queens
Tour Price: £439.00 per person
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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.
- All coach travel
- 4 nights half board
- Inclusive drinks package
- Packed lunches
- Included excursions
- 3 nights live entertainment
- 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.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £68.00
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. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.
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.
Day 1: Depart Local Area
After boarding your luxury coach, we travel north with comfort stops on 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 with management 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.
Day 2: Royal Edinburgh
After breakfast we head to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, located on the southern side of the Firth of Forth, the estuary of Scotland's River Forth, where it flows into the North Sea. Whilst in Edinburgh your first stop will be the Royal Yacht Britannia (entrance included). Discover what life was like on board The Queen's floating Royal residence. You can follow in the footsteps of world leaders such as Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Rajiv Gandhi. After we then go to the world famous Botanic Gardens. Then it's back to the hotel to relax before dinner. After dinner the hotel has arranged a Weaponry display with storytelling.
Day 3: Duntreath Castle & Glengoyne Distillery
After breakfast, we set off for the delightful 16th century Duntreath Castle at Blanefield. (Admission is included) and you'll be met by Lady Edmonstone and Sir Archie who will show you around their wonderful home. Afterwards, morning coffee & home baking is provided followed by time on your own to explore the castle, grounds and the Keep. This afternoon we visit Glengoyne Whisky Distillery for a tour and tasting before heading back to the hotel. This evening there is a Scottish Show with Bagpipes, Haggis and Highland dancing.
Day 4: Stirling Castle & the Lady of the Lake at Loch Katrine
After breakfast, we set off for Stirling Castle. (Entrance included) Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle. This afternoon we enjoy a cruise on the 'Lady of the Lake' on Loch Katrine, (included) with afternoon cream tea served onboard as you sail the Queen of the Scottish Lochs.
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.