“Oh ye’ll tak the High road and I’ll tak the low road
And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye
But me and my true love will never meet again
On the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond”
Whether we take the high road or the low road, this will be a marvellous trip led by the Clan Chieftain himself. Based in Drymen at the Winnock Hotel we will be visiting a number of beautiful Scottish locations including Edinburgh, Dunoon and Oban and seeing some of the finest scenery that Scotland has to offer
Formerly a coaching inn, The Winnock hotel has been lovingly restored and tastefully extended to its present-day form. The hotel is located on the village green in pretty Drymen, offering cosy lounges; many with open log fires, a characterful restaurant and public lounge bar.
All bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities and telephone. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.
Single Supplement: £96
Monday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and head north through Cumbria over the border into Scotland. We take a lunch break in Moffat before driving through the central belt and the city of Glasgow. In the late afternoon we arrive at the Winnock Hotel in the village of Drymen, situated in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Tuesday: This morning we travel east along the Forth Valley en route to the Forth Bridges and South Queensferry where we board our vessel for a cruise on the Firth of Forth. After, we spend the afternoon in the capital city of Edinburgh.
Wednesday: Today we travel westwards, along the loch side and over the glens as we explore ‘Argyll’s Secret Coastline’ calling at Tighnabruaich and Dunoon on the Clyde Estuary. We return via Western Ferries travelling along the shores of the River Clyde back to the National Park.
Thursday: This morning we enjoy a scenic rail journey on the famous West Highland Line from Dumbarton to Oban, ‘The Gateway to the Isles’. We enjoy spectacular views of Sea Lochs; Loch Lomond, Awe and wooded glens. After lunch we have time in Oban, we re-join the coach and return to the Winnock.
Friday: We take a trip to the city of Glasgow with a city tour showing the main points of interest before our lunch stop at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, noted for its daily 30-minute pipe organ recital at 1.30pm. There will be free time in Glasgow before returning to the hotel.
Saturday: Today we take a leisurely tour within the National Park area of the Trossachs, calling at Callander and Aberfoyle. We then take a cruise on board The Steamship Sir Walter Scott on the waters of Loch Katrine. We return over the ‘Dukes Pass’ back to the hotel, with a visit to Glencoyne Distillery.
Sunday: Today we are homeward bound, travelling through the borders to Gretna. We then drive through the Pennines into County Durham and North Yorkshire back to Leicestershire, arriving back mid evening.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
Roberts Gold Service
6 nights hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast throughout
Cruise of the Firth of Forth
Free time in Edinburgh
Scenic tour exploring ‘Argyll’s Secret Coastline’
Train Journey on the West Highland Line from Dumbarton to Oban
Free time in Oban
Free time in Glasgow with City Tour
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Free time in Glasgow
Leisurely tour of the National Park Area of the Trossachs
Cruise on Sir Walter Scott Steamship
Visit to Glencoyne Distillery