5 days

From £675

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01334 657155, who are ready to help.

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 - NO SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Goatfell mountain

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen 0700 1815
Montrose 0745 1730
Arbroath 0805 1510
Dundee 0830 1645
Perth 0900 1615
Kinross 1000 1515
Dunfermline 1015 1500
Edinburgh 1100 1445
Glasgow 1215 1330

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.

Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
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26 April 2021 BARR210426 26 April 2021 (Monday) 30 April 2021 (Friday) Alastair Walker £675
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24 May 2021 BARR210524 24 May 2021 (Monday) 28 May 2021 (Friday) £715
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12 July 2021 BARR210712 12 July 2021 (Monday) 16 July 2021 (Friday) £685
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21 June 2021 BARR210621 21 June 2021 (Monday) 25 June 2021 (Friday) £685
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13 September 2021 BARR210913 13 September 2021 (Monday) 17 September 2021 (Friday) £685
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