5 days - from only £469pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Ayrshire Island Duet

This charming tour combines beautiful coastal drives along the Ayrshire coast, with time exploring both the Isle of Arran and the Isle of Bute. We will visit the stunning Brodrick Castle and Gardens, as well as Gothic Mount Stuart.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to our hotel in Scotland for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Isle of Bute and Mount Stuart

    This morning, we head along the Firth of Clyde to Wemyss Bay, where we join the ferry over to Rothesay, with free time to explore this Victorian resort, with its gardens, shoreline walks and pleasant eateries.

    Later, the day continues with a tour of the island, which is 15 miles long and 4 miles wide, passing Ettrick Bay, which boasts a mile of golden sand. We also see Scalpsie Bay, which is home to over 200 seals.

    We end the tour at what is possibly the most flamboyant great house in the UK - Mount Stuart. Time to stroll the labyrinth of rooms as well as taking in the fine scenery from the well laid out and expansive gardens which cover over 300 acres.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Rothesay, Isle of Bute

    Included Highlights

    • Isle of Bute
    • Mount Stuart
  • Day 3: Ayrshire Coastal Drive

    We head first to Troon with its long beach and promenade walks.

    Afternoon tour visiting Ayr before heading to the pretty village of Alloway with time to roam the home of Scotland’s most famous poet – Robert Burns. Heading south along the coast, take in the sea views across the Firth to Arran. Experience the mysterious Electric Brae as you pass Culzean Castle.

    We make a stop for photos at the famous Trump Turnberry Hotel and Ailsa Craig Island.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Alloway

    Alloway

    Included Highlights

    • Alloway
    • Troon
    • Trump Turnberry Hotel
  • Day 4: Isle of Arran and Brodick Castle

    Board the morning ferry for the ¾ hour crossing to Arran, Scotland’s seventh largest island and known as 'Scotland in Miniature'.

    First stop is Baronial Brodick Castle and Gardens, dating back to the 13th century. The setting for the castle is stunning – fronted by the sea, surrounded by hills and overlooked by the mountain of Goat Fell.

    Built on the site of a Viking fortress, its history dates back centuries. The Castle is packed full of treasures, boasts impressive gardens overlooking the Firth of Clyde, and has recently re-opened after a £1.5m restoration.

    Free time in Brodick before a scenic tour around the island taking in the sea views over to Kintyre and south towards Ailsa Craig or 'Paddy’s Milestone'.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Brodick Castle

    Brodick Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Brodick Castle
    • Isle of Arran
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £89.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the Riverside Lodge in Irvine.

  • Riverside Lodge Hotel

    The 4-star Riverside Lodge Hotel is located in Ayrshire which is famous for us historical castles and is the country birthplace of Robert Burns in Alloway. The area as beautiful landscapes and land marks such as the Royal Troon golf course. The hotels facilities include a restaurant, a cocktail bar, lounge, 24hr room service and Wi-Fi/Internet access.

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

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