Scotland's West Coast and Isle of Bute for Solo Travellers

Join like-minded, solo travellers on this special break to the stunning west coast of Scotland. Explore the Ayrshire coast, visit the cliff-top Culzean Castle, enjoy a day on the fascinating Isle of Bute, and visit pretty Rothesay with its lovely harbour and Gin Distillery!

5 days from £669pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • No single room supplement
  • Sole use of your own room
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 5 day itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect Service, before continuing to Scotland and the Riverside Lodge Hotel in Irvine for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

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

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 then return back to the mainland and the hotel where you can enjoy a pre dinner drink with your fellow travellers.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Isle of Bute

Today, you can either relax in the hotel or join us for an optional excursion to the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow.

Our first stop will be the Glasgow Riverside Museum, which houses the city’s fabulous transport and technology collections which have been gathered over the centuries. They reflect the important part Glasgow has played in the world through its contributions to heavy industries like shipbuilding, train manufacturing and engineering. It also offers a classic car collection and fabulous tall ship to explore.

You will then have free time in the city centre, so why not try the hop on hop off bus tour to see the main sights? Glasgow cathedral is worth a visit and, if more museums are your thing, the city has so much choice!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Optional Excursions

  • Glasgow
  • Glasgow Riverside Museum

The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in sterling (cash payments only).

This morning, we head south along the Ayrshire, taking in the sea views across the Firth to Arran to visit Culzean Castle. Perched on the cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde, this former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Entrance to the castle is included, which boasts one of the largest collections of British military flintlock pistols in the world. The elegant rooms and bustling kitchen, all filled with the artefacts of Culzean Castle’s history, are also a fascinating visit, The castle walled garden is one of the largest in Scotland and provides fruit and vegetables for the Home Farm Kitchen which is an ideal place to have lunch.

This afternoon we continue our tour of the Ayrshire coast with stops at Ayr before heading to the pretty village of Alloway with time to roam the home of Scotland’s most famous poet – Robert Burns.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Alloway
  • Ayrshire Coast
  • Ayr
  • Culzean Castle

After breakfast, we start our return journey home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine.

Riverside Lodge Hotel

Riverside Lodge Hotel

The 4-star Riverside Lodge Hotel is located in Ayrshire, which is famous for its historical castles and is the country birthplace of Robert Burns in Alloway. The area is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, and world-class landmarks such as the Royal Troon golf course are nearby. Relax in the comfortable, contemporary rooms and enjoy delicious meals in the on-site restaurant, the Riverside Bar & Grill. The hotel also features a cocktail bar and stylish lounge – perfect for unwinding with after-dinner drinks.

Location: 46 Annick Road, Irvine, KA11 4LD

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Central Location
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Accessibility
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Food & Drink
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
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