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5 days - from only £539pp


Scotland’s Bonny Lochs and Waterways

Join us as we explore the impact the Firths of Clyde and Forth played in the heritage of Scotland and its influence across the world.


  • 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 the Airth Castle Hotel and Spa for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Loch Katrine and The Trossachs

    We head through the glorious Trossachs to take our seats on SS Walter Scott, one of the oldest steamships in the world. Cruise beautiful Loch Katrine whilst listening to the tales and legends of the loch.

    The day continues through Rob Roy MacGregor country to Callander and finally historical Stirling with its famous castle.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Loch Katrine

    Loch Katrine
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    Included Highlights

    • Trossachs National Park
    • Loch Katrine
  • Day 3: The Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel and Forth Bridges Cruise

    This morning we visit two of Scotland’s top attractions - The Kelpies, and the nearby award-winning Falkirk Wheel, where you board a boat to be hoisted 35 metres on the world’s only rotating boatlift.

    Afterwards, the tour heads towards Edinburgh for a wonderful 90 minutes cruise under the three famous Bridges, spanning nearly 140 years of Scottish engineering. The latest bridge opened in 2017 and is the longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. The cruise heads out into the Firth, as we enjoy views of the mainland and the islands, such as Inchkeith and Car Craig.

    We stop at Inchcolm Island, where you can disembark to see the abbey.

    We spend some time in Edinburgh. Overlooking the Old Town is the famous castle, with its commanding view of the city and surrounding countryside, including the Firth of Forth. During its history, the city has become neatly divided in two, the Old Town of pre-18th century times, huddled under Castle Rock, and the New Town, with its fine Georgian architecture. See the Royal Mile, the Palace of Holyrood, St Giles’ Cathedral and Sir Walter Scott Monument.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Falkirk Wheel

    Falkirk Wheel
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    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh
    • Falkirk Wheel
    • Forth Bridges Cruise
  • Day 4: Five Highland Lochs

    A magnificent day of sightseeing awaits - Loch Lomond, then across towards the Arrochar Alps and Loch Long. We continue over the 'Rest And Be Thankful' with free time in the ancient town of Inveraray, on Loch Fyne, with its castle dominating the skyline.

    Later, we turn north and the scenery changes as you enter the Highlands. We make a photo stop at Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe before turning south into Perthshire and along the shoreline of Loch Earn, stopping in the charming town of Crieff.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Loch Lomond

    Loch Lomond

    Included Highlights

    • Five Highland Lochs
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the 3-star standard Airth Castle Hotel and Spa.

  • Airth Castle

    Airth Castle Hotel and Spa is central Scotland's most exclusive retreat offering stunning views over the Falkirk countryside. The Castle, which dates back to the 14th century and was once owned by the family of Robert the Bruce, is boasts a picturesque courtyard building where you'll find the restaurant, leisure club and spa and many of the stylish bedrooms.

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Bath and/or Shower

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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