Departs: 6th April 2020 | 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.
- All coach travel
- 4 nights half board
- Free bar 6.30pm - 10.30pm
- Entertainment on 2 evenings
- Included excursions: Cruise on Loch Katrine, Lunch at loch side restaurant, Ride on Falkirk Wheel, Steam train with afternoon cream tea
- Afternoon tea dance in Loch Lomond
- 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: £72.00
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 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 relaxing cruise on Loch Katrine. As you watch the beautiful country side gently slip by from aboard the steamship SS Sir Walter Scott. Named after Scotland's much loved poet and author, this famous steamship captivates visitors with its intriguing 100 year history. A lunch of soup and sandwiches will await you on your return at a waterside restaurant which overlooks the harbour and loch Katrine. We then retrace our steps back to the hotel.
Day 3: Falkirk Wheel & Steam Railway
After breakfast we visit the 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 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: Loch Lomond - The Maid of the Loch
Today we travel a short distance to Loch Lomond, here we will board the Maid of the Loch, a magnificent example of Clyde-built ship engineering with a stunning art deco inspired interior. This much-loved paddle steamer is static and permanently moored on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond; it attracts thousands of visitors each year with a loyal band of volunteers hoping to re-launch her one day. Afternoon tea is served on board with a music/singer to entertain you. There will be time to browse the Loch Lomond Shores shopping complex afterwards. Returning back to Drymen.
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.
Your 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.