Scotland: Scenic Journeys of Argyll and Bute7th Sep 2024

Scotland: Scenic Journeys of Argyll and Bute

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Summary

The railway line from Glasgow to Oban is one of the most scenic in Scotland, and unjustly receives less attention than the more famous routes such as Fort William to Mallaig and Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh. Yet there are many visual delights to enjoys, such as the views over Loch Long and Loch Lomond, the remote Glen Douglas, Glen Falloch and Glen Lochy and the much-photographed ruins of Kilchurn Castle.

As well as traversing this historic railway line we have other splendidly scenic excursions to enjoy, including two island gems. The first of these is little Gigha, home to the Achamore Gardens, whose slightly faded glory still has the power to amaze, and the second is the isle of Bute, where we find one of the most extravagant stately homes in the British Isles. We also visit Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, as well as two fine gardens at Ardkinglas and Arduaine. After a farewell lunch with stunning views over Loch Melfort we sit back and watch the scenery unfold as we take the train back to Glasgow.

Please note this tour begins and ends in Glasgow. Departure time will be approximately 12.30 and return time will be approximately 19.30

Inveraray

5 Days

Light

Deposit£125

Full Price£1345

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What to Expect

  • Scenic railway journey from Glasgow to the West Highlands
  • Visit to Achamore Gardens on Gigha
  • Tour of dazzling Mount Stuart
  • Visits to Arduaine and Ardkinglas gardens
  • Lunch with a view at Loch Melfort
Mount Stuart

Departure Routes

LocationPickup TimeDropoff Time
To be advised00:0000:00
Glasgow Queen Street Station12:2219:17

** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **

Day by Day Itinerary

Travel independently to Glasgow and assemble at Queen Street Station where we board the lunchtime train to Oban. The West Highland Line takes us along the shores of the Firth of Clyde, through Glen Falloch before joining the former Callander and Oban line and on to Dalmally, where we will leave the train and continue by coach to our hotel in Inveraray on the shores of Loch Fyne.

Meals includedDinner

Loch Lomond

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