Departs: Monday 8th August 2022 | 5 Days
Edinburgh Tattoo - All Inclusive
Tour Price: £589.00 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 hotel
- Dinner - 3 evenings
- Full Scottish breakfast
- Free bar 6.30pm - 10.30pm
- Lunch on Tattoo day
- Light snack on return
- Entrance to Tattoo
- Entertainment on 2 evenings
- 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.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £86.00
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.
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 packed lunch will be provided on three days.
There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.
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' half board. 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 Lomond & Inveraray
Today we explore the West side of Loch Lomond and take the breathtaking route over the 'Rest and be Thankful' to the Royal Burgh of Inveraray, which enjoys a picturesque setting on the shores of Loch Fyne, where it meets Loch Shira. It was built on the site of an earlier fishing village in the mid 1700s by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, Chief of the powerful Clan Campbell. He demolished the original village to give his rebuilt castle more space, and rehoused the population in a new town that is one of the most attractive in Scotland. Here you can explore the town or visit the Jail House or take an optional visit to Inveraray Castle. Later we return back to the hotel.
Day 3: Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Today we have an early lunch of soup and sandwiches, before leaving for Edinburgh. You will have the afternoon and early evening to explore and discover Edinburgh until a given time to be back to enter the castle for the Tattoo which starts at 6.30pm. Their story began seven decades ago and had humble beginnings. It was inspired by a simple show called 'Something About a Soldier' performed in 1949 at the Ross Bandstand. The bandstand is still there, in Princes Street Gardens just below the Castle. Make sure to look out for it when you visit. Lieutenant Colonel George Malcolm was the first Producer of the Edinburgh Tattoo. He aimed to bring the Army's contribution to the Edinburgh International Festival to life. From a modest event in a park to todays global showcase at the Castle. After the Tattoo you will return to the coach where we will then return to the hotel for a light snack and drinks before bed.
Day 4: National Wallace Monument - Half Day
After a leisurely breakfast we depart the hotel for Stirling and the Wallace Monument. Sir William Wallace, a hero of Scotland and a true patriot. He had a burning desire for peace and freedom which united the country's clans, gained the loyalty of its people, struck fear into his enemies and defied the cruel hand of an evil, warring and invading King - Edward I of England. All the drama of Wallace's campaign for freedom is captured at the world-famous National Wallace Monument - proudly standing on the Abbey Craig, overlooking the city of Stirling (Entrance Included). From the car park a steep path leading to the top takes approx 10 - 15 mins (not for the infirm) or a complementary mini bus runs to the top. There are museums on each floor, and outside on the crown there are beautiful views over Stirling.
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.