5 days

From £775

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Summary

As you board the ferry at Ardrossan, you see the distinctive silhouette of Goat Fell rising dramatically from the clear waters of the Firth of Clyde giving a foretaste of your destination whose unique magic never disappoints. Often described as "Scotland in Miniature", Arran has a blend of Highland and Island scenery with granite peaks and deep glens to the north of the island, contrasting with its rolling and lush farmlands to the south.

Only 56 miles around its coastline, the small villages are compared to ‘jewels on a necklace’ strung out like pearls around the island. From Blackwaterfoot we will visit Whiting Bay, Lamlash, Brodick - the capital of Arran, the pretty village of Corrie under the shadow of Goat Fell and Sannox before passing the '12 Apostles' at Lochranza. The Gardens of Brodick Castle leave a lasting impression, the setting is staggering and its garden is a mass of colour at any time of the year – in spring the scent of azaleas and rhododendrons fills the air while in autumn the trees don their autumn cloaks and the foliage blazes with reds, golds and ambers.

We will be based for four nights at the 3-star Best Western Kinloch Hotel in Blackwaterfoot, on the western shore of the island, overlooking Kilbrannan Sound and the Mull of Kintyre. The hotel has a heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium, squash court, snooker and fitness room. Here you will receive a truly warm welcome, sample the best of local Arran produce and enjoy a friendly atmosphere.

Tour highlights:

  • Sailing across the Firth of Clyde and watching the mountains of Arran draw ever nearer
  • Highly scenic circular tour of the island
  • Distillery tour and tasting
  • The incomparable setting and colourful gardens of Brodick Castle
  • Optional excursion to Achamore Gardens and the tranquil Isle of Gigha
  • The comfortable Kinloch Hotel, located on the ‘sunset side’ of the island

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen
Skene Street
07.00 18.15
Montrose
Outside the Railway Station
07.45 17.30
Arbroath
Outside the Railway Station
08.05 15.10
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
08.30 16.45
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
09.00 16.15
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
10.00 15.15
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
10.15 15.00
Edinburgh
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
11.00 14.45
Glasgow
North Hanover Street
12.15 13.30

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately ten days prior to departure.

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£775

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £180

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
25 April 2022 BARR220425 25 April 2022 (Monday) 29 April 2022 (Friday) £775
(ex. flights)
£100 £180 Book your trip
20 June 2022 BARR220620 20 June 2022 (Monday) 24 June 2022 (Friday) £795
(ex. flights)
£100 £180 Book your trip
12 September 2022 BARR220912 12 September 2022 (Monday) 16 September 2022 (Friday) £795
(ex. flights)
£100 £180 Book your trip
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