5 days - from only £319pp
ABOUT THE TOUR
Christmas comes early on a Turkey & Tinsel break! Enjoy the festive season twice this year with mulled wine on arrival, Christmas dinner with a complimentary drink, and a festive cream tea one day. Get into the festive spirit in Tarbet on the banks of Loch Lomond, ideal for exploring the stunning wilderness that surrounds our hotel, and visit cosmopolitan Glasgow.
Local departure by coach, then on to Tarbet near Loch Lomond and our hotel for four nights. We enjoy a tea, coffee or mulled wine with a festive treat on arrival to get us into the spirit of the season.
Included meals: Dinner
Day 2: Glasgow
Today we visit Glasgow, famous for its cosmopolitan culture and buzzing atmosphere. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city however you like, perhaps calling at Clydesdale Distillery for a tour, visiting the cathedral to marvel at the impressive gothic architecture, or visiting one of the many museums and galleries here. Of course there are also many shops, pubs, and restaurants as well as fantastic cultural venues to explore.
At this time of year, wooden chalets pop up in St Enoch Square and George Square, home to traders from across the country selling the traditional festive foods and hand-crafted gifts.
We return back to the hotel in time for our 'Christmas Dinner' complete with a complimentary glass of wine.
Please note: Christmas market dates are subject to confirmation.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Day at leisure or Trossachs National Park
Relax in Tarbet or join our optional excursion for a scenic drive through the stunning Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is the biggest lake or loch in the whole of Britain, and we explore the breath-taking surrounding scenery of Scotland’s first National Park and the quaint towns that are dotted throughout.
Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).
Day 4: Inveraray
This morning we visit Inveraray on the western shore of Loch Fyne. Established in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, head of Clan Campbell, the town has a long history and many fine Georgian buildings. There is a neoclassical church, and the Jail is now an award-winning museum that tells of the lives of prisoners throughout the centuries. Just outside of the town is Inveraray Castle which remains the family home of the Dukes of Argyll to this day and is set in extensive grounds. The town is also home to a Woolen Mill, selling many famous brands and Scottish produce such as knitwear, whisky and traditional food. We return to the hotel for a festive cream tea.
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
We depart the hotel this morning full of festive cheer and return home.
Included meals: Breakfast
Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).
You will stay for four nights at the Tarbet Hotel near Loch Lomond.
Stay on the shores of legendary Loch Lomond, in the village of Tarbet, surrounded by forests and magnificent mountains. Splendidly set in a serene location just a five-minute walk from Tarbet Pier, the Tarbet Hotel offers a warm Scottish welcome, which is complemented by its contemporary style and superb amenities. Inside the hotel, you will find a modern reception and restaurant – both refurbished in 2018 – which offer fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. Tuck into a comforting traditional Scottish meal after a day exploring the sights, and relax in the bar during the evening and soak up the sociable atmosphere.
Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.
See our full list of our joining points.