Rail & Sail In The Highlands

Highlights:

We’ll be journeying into the Trossachs, where we’ll stay in Drymen. What better place to be based for exploring the beauty of the highlands. An excellent location from where we will move away from the usual roads and head off the beaten track. We’ll travel by rail followed by cruising amid the ripples of both Loch Katrine and then Loch Lomond. No matter where and how you travel you can look forward to a warm Scottish welcome.

Tour Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Reserved Seat
  • Services of an Experienced Tour Driver
  • Drive On/Off Ferry with Stena Line
  • Porterage
  • 5 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
  • 5 Evening Meals
  • Cruise on Loch Katrine
  • Visit & Ride on The Falkirk Wheel
  • Steam Railway Ride with Afternoon Tea
  • A Rail Journey from Glasgow to Oban
  • Visit to Loch Lomond Shores
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond
  • 2 Nights Entertainment
  • 3 Excursions

From

£825

Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £100

ACCOMMODATION

ITINERARY

PICK UP POINTS

DEPARTURE DATES

Accommodation

Winnock Hotel, Drymen

Tea & Coffee
Making Facilities

Free Wi-Fi

Porterage

Entertainment

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Following our pick-ups this morning we will proceed to Belfast to check-in for the 07.30hrs Stenacrossing to Cairnryan. We’ll then begin on our journey North travelling along the A77 towards Ayr where we will have a comfort break. Refreshed we’ll move on towards Alexandria where we’ll have a lunch time stop.
Then it is the last stage of our journey through the magnificent scenery along the edge of Loch Lomond to Drymen for an approximate arrival time of 16:00hrs. Ground floor rooms available – No Lift!
Dinner 18:45hrs tonight.

Day 2

Depart Hotel 09:00hrs
Today we will take have an excursion through the lovely scenery of the Trossachs towards Callendar. We’ll travel to Loch Katrine pier where we’ll change our mode of transport for a 10:30hrs – 2 hour cruise on the steam ship SS Sir Walter Scott. Following our cruise, we’ll move on to heading to Loch Lomond. No trip would be complete without Nessie hunting so we’ll have our second short cruise – 1 hr on Loch Lomond. Keep the camera handy. Dinner tonight 19:00hrs

Day 3

Depart Hotel 10:00hrs
Today our excursion will take us to Falkirk for a ride on the Falkirk Wheel, the only rotating boat lift. We’ll then move on to join a steam train journey from Bo’Ness (near Falkirk) & Kinneal. There’s nothing like a departure by steam or the rumble of a mighty heritage diesel locomotive to take us on this 10 mile return journey through woodlands, passed waterfalls and over the Avon Viaduct with afternoon tea onboard. We can relax and enjoy our traditional coach journey back to Drymen.
Dinner tonight 19:00hrs

Day 4

Depart Hotel 10:00hrs
An early start today as we are heading off to Queen Street Glasgow for the 10.34 hrs train. You can relax and enjoy the scenery as you travel on this 50 min journey up to Oban. In Oban you will have free time whilst awaiting the arrival of our traditional coach. Driver will advise you where & when to meet up to
leave Oban for return 2hr journey back to Drymen. Dinner 19:00hrs tonight followed by entertainment.

Day 5

Depart Hotel 10:00hrs
Today we’ll take a leisurely driver and visit Loch Lomond Outlet so you can purchase any last minute gifts.
Dinner tonight 19:00hrs

Day 6

Depart Hotel 09:30hrs
All too soon it is time to say our ‘good-byes’. As we begin our journey home we will retrace our steps along the A77 towards Ayr where we will have a comfort break. Continuing south we will make a further stop, time permitting, in the traditional little town of Girvan. Refreshed and ready to move on, we will proceed to Cairnryan where we must check in for the 15:30hrs ferry home to Belfast.

Pick up Points

Pick up PointPick up TimeReturn Time
NEWTOWNARDS, Regent Street - Front Of Bus Station05:45hrs19:15hrs
BANGOR, Abbey Street - Front Of Bus Station06:00hrs19:00hrs
HOLYWOOD, Redburn Square06:15hrs18:40hrs
BELFAST, Glengall Street - Corner Of Opera House06:30hrs18:20hrs
BELFAST, Stena Passenger Terminal06:45hrs18:00hrs

Departure Dates

Low Deposit:
Only £50

Duration: 6 Days

Departs: Sun 23 June, 2024
Returns: Fri 28 June, 2024

From

£ 825

Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £100

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