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3 Day Isle of Arran Tour

Set off from Edinburgh and explore the beautiful Isle of Arran.

On this tour, you’ll discover why The Isle of Arran is also known as ‘Scotland in miniature’. It’s manages to combine all the very best of Scotland in a tiny 56 mile round island.

You’ll explore prehistoric sites, ancient castles, stunning scenery and wonderful food and whisky! So why not join us and find out why Robert Burns so enjoyed this island and all it has to offer.




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Tour Highlights

  • Discover Kintyre Peninsula the beautiful unspoilt and peaceful part of Scotland.
  • Explore Scottish locations that inspired Scotland’s most famous poet and lyricist Robert Burns
  • Brodick Castle is a picturesque Victorian castle with wonderful gardens situated outside the port of Brodick.
  • Visit Machrie Moor stone circles, the 6 prehistoric standing stone circles at the Isle of Arran’s most famous archaeological site.
  • Tour the last remaining distillery on Arran.
  • See Culzean Castle an 18th century castle overlooking the firth of Clyde.
  • Take in the wonderful views of one of Scotland’s largest and most famous lochs, Loch Lomond
Isle of Arran
36°
showers
95% humidity
wind: 18mph WSW
H 37 • L 33
44°
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42°
Sat
47°
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Ayrshire and Isle of Arran

Day 2

Arran Distillery, Machrie Moor and Brodick

Day 3

Kintyre Peninsula, Tarbert and Inveraray

Day 1

Setting off from Edinburgh, you’ll journey west past Glasgow and the Whitelee Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in Europe.

Heading into the countryside to Ayrshire where you’ll stop at the 18th century Culzean Castle. Wander through the castles stunning gardens set on a dramatic cliff top setting and admire the wonderful architecture and its beautiful interior. You may lunch in the café on site or picnic within the landscaped grounds.

Leaving behind Culzean Castle, you’ll travel towards Robert Burns’ birthplace and discover the places and inspiration for his poems and songs. Stopping at the Alloway Visitor Centre you’ll learn the life history of Scotland’s national treasure.

Your next destination is Ardrossan where you set sail to the Isle of Arran. Once disembarking you’ll be taken to your accommodation in Brodick where you can spend a pleasant evening exploring.

Day 2

Today is your day of choice and you have many options on how you’d like to spend it. Dependent upon the weather and the interests of your touring group, your driver will arrange a wonderful day which suits you all.

Your choices include exploring the mountainous north of the island, Lochranza Castle, Arran’s beautiful beaches or maybe sample a whisky at the Arran Distillery.

Part of today will involve a trip to Machrie Moor and its six prehistoric stone standing circles. You’ll then continue the tour to the coastal village of Blackwaterfoot.

Heading back to Brodick you’ll view The Holy Isle across the water, owned by the Samye Ling Buddhist Community.

You may wish to stop at the Arran Cheese shop, a world-renowned family owned business.

Also in Brodick, you’ll discover its beautiful red sandstone castle and Arran’s microbrewery whose products can be tasted in many of Arran’s wonderful establishments. Take the evening at your leisure and spend the night in your comfortable accommodation.

Day 3

On the final day of your tour, you’ll be collected after breakfast and take a return ferry back to the Scottish mainland of the Kintyre Peninsula.

Travelling along the coastal road stopping at the charming harbour village of Tarbert. This lovely village is built around the East Loch Tarbert where fishing boats are moored.

Leaving Tarbert you head to the whitewashed village of Inveraray, here you’ll have some free time to wander and enjoy some refreshments. Setting off after lunch you continue over the ‘The Rest and be Thankful’ mountain pass and then a short drive to Luss and the famous Loch Lomond with its ‘bonnie, bonnie banks’. Finally, you’ll end your tour back in the bustling city of Edinburgh.

Important Information

Departs 08.30am – Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
10.00am – Parish Hall, 266 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1QX
Returns 19.15pm

  • Discounts for Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old)
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag per person

Tour inclusions

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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