Due to the success of this tour last year. we are repeating it, this time in September. The tranquil Isle of Bute is scenic and unspoilt, with beautiful coastal views and an idyllic location. We combine the serenity of the island with a trip to Glasgow where we soak up the cultural attractions of this famous city and also take an excursion north to Inverary on the edge of Loch Fyne, before travelling back to Bute via Loch Lomond.
The grand Glenburn Hotel is our destination. Offering fantastic views over Rothesay Bay and the Cowal Peninsula, the hotel has a lovely location. Recently refurbished, the hotel is comfortable and has a large restaurant, reading room and bar and café, as well as an outside terrace with sea views. All the en-suite rooms have tea/coffee making facilities.
Monday: Travel north to Scotland and Wemyss Bay, where we catch the ferry to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, arriving at our hotel in time for dinner.
Tuesday: After breakfast we return to the mainland as we head for the Trossachs. We will travel to Luss and Callander before returning to Wemyss Bay for the late afternoon crossing back to Bute.
Wednesday: Today we take the ferry from Rhubodach to Colintraive, where we travel along the shore of Loch Fyne to Inveraray Castle, where we have a guided tour. We then take the scenic route back to Colintraive in order to get the ferry back to Bute.
Thursday: This morning we visit Mount Stuart House and Gardens before enjoying a scenic tour of the island. Later there will be free time in Rothesay.
Friday: Sadly it is time to begin our homeward journey to Derbyshire.
Cost shown is per person for half board sharing a double or twin room.
No single room supplement on very limited allocation then £48
Guaranteed sea view room £24 per person
Admissions to Inveraray Castle and Mount Stuart are included.