Fabulous tours, perfect for groups
Grand mountains, wooded isles and the gentle, lapping waters of a tranquil lake – Loch Lomond’s captivating scenery has inspired songs and verses across the ages. As one of Britain’s largest expanses of fresh water, it’s home to diverse and plentiful wildlife and was made Scotland’s first national park almost 20 years ago. With gorgeous scenery, plenty of art and culture, superb historic properties and traditional whisky distilleries, a trip to bonnie Scotland is packed with treats for your group.
based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month
January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Sit back and relax on this hour-long circular cruise. Enjoy a drink from the on-board bar whilst listening to a guided commentary accompanying the fascinating sights along the way. You’ll see magnificent views of Ben Lomond, ancient castles and stately homes that line the shores. You’ll also learn all about Inchmurrin Island – the largest of Loch Lomond’s islands, with the remains of the 14th century castle where Robert the Bruce sought refuge before being crowned King of Scotland.
Designed by famous Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Hill House is a celebration of art and design, featuring examples of Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts, to Japonisme and Scottish Baronial influences. At this National Trust property you’ll learn all about the intriguing family history of the house, and be able to relax in the beautiful gardens surrounding it.
You’ll be given a hearty welcome and get to sample some Glengoyne 10-year-old Single Highland Malt Whisky, before embarking on an engaging and entertaining tour by a knowledgeable guide. The informative tour will end with a stop at the Slainte Mhath Shop, where you can purchase some excellent souvenirs to take home for friends and family (or yourself!).
The vibrant city of Glasgow has a wonderful legacy of Victorian architecture, including the iconic Art Nouveau designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Glasgow has an impressive artistic and cultural legacy, which can be explored in the world-class exhibitions at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Burrell Collection, and the dynamic Riverside Museum. Explore the stylishly gentrified Merchants City for independent shops and eateries, and don’t miss the elegant, Mackintosh-inspired Willow Tea Rooms.
With 22 galleries and many temporary exhibitions changing throughout the year, Kelvingrove offers a diverse and impressive collection for art lovers to enjoy. See works from 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, pieces by eminent French artists, and furniture from Charles Rennie Mackintosh. View the impressive Fulton’s Orrery – a 3-dimensional model of our solar system from the 1820s, and catch a musical recital from an organ built in 1901.
“A great hotel in a quaint village which is a stone’s throw from the loch. Walking back into the hotel on an autumn evening after a day’s worth of excursions and catching the aroma of the log burning fire is really welcoming.” (Tony)
Hand picked destinations
Edinburgh, Scotland’s grand capital, undoubtedly has a beauty to rival any of the great cities of Europe. Glasgow is Scotland’s biggest metropolis, and arguably its most energetic.
The historic castles, grand stately homes, and ancient ruins sitting amongst stunning valleys and heather-clad moorland tell the tale of the Scottish borderland’s captivating past.
Rising from the land like the undulations of a sleeping dragon, the peaks of the Lake District shelter some of the deepest, longest lakes in England, and its scenery is quite simply unforgettable.
A warm welcome awaits those visiting Belfast. The city has undergone an enormous transformation in recent years, shaking off its troubled past and becoming a vibrant and interesting place to visit.