Robbie Burns and The Scottish Isles Escorted Tour
ROBBIE BURNS AND THE SCOTTISH ISLES
5 DAY TOUR
DEPARTURE: 28TH AUGUST 2017
€575 PP SHARING A DOUBLE / TWIN ROOM
MONDAY 28TH AUGUST
We will pick you up by luxury coach from your designated pick up point and travel to Larne to get the ferry to Cairnryan. Travelling northwards along the scenic west coast of Scotland we arrive in our hotel in Irvine. After checking in to the hotel, there will be time to relax before dinner.
TUESDAY 29TH AUGUST
Visit Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast with its spectacular views across the sea and then visit Alloway, the birthplace of the poet Robbie Burns then after a tour of the museum, indulge in a Burn’s Supper including ‘Piping in the Haggis’ and a rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’. We return to Irvine and dinner will be served in the hotel this evening.
WEDNESDAY 30TH AUGUST
With its breathtaking sea views over to the Kintyre peninsula and the volcanic island of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran is often described as being ‘Scotland in Minature’ due to its mountains, lowlands, glens, lochs and royal castles. You can partake in whisky tasting on a visit to a Distillery in Lochranza. Visit the extensive gardens of Brodick Castle with its backdrop of Goatfell, the highest mountain of the Island. Returning to the mainland we drive back to our hotel for evening dinner.
THURSDAY 31ST AUGUST
Today we take the ferry to the delightful Isle of Bute. Disembark in Rothesay, the island’s main town and a smart Victorian seaside resort. Visit Mount Stuart, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Bute. Entrance to this spectacular Victorian Gothic mansion is included and you will have free time to wander around the beautiful gardens. Return ferry crossing to the mainland includes tea/coffee and a slice of cake. We return to our hotel for evening dinner.
FRIDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
After breakfast and check out of the hotel, we begin our return journey back to Cairnryan for the ferry and transfers to original pick up points.
HOTELS: Hallmark Hotel, Irvine
• Luxury Coach Transportation throughout with Experienced Driver/Guide;
• Return Ferry Crossings Larne-Cairnryan;
• 4 Nights Hotel Accommodation with Dinner and Breakfast daily;
• Entrance to Culzean Castle & Gardens;
• Entrance to Robbie Burns Centre, Alloway;
• Burns Supper;
• Tour of the Isle of Arran Distillery & Whisky Tasting;
• Visit to Brodick Castle Gardens;
• Entrance to Mount Stuart Country Manor House & Gardens;
• Return Ferry Crossings to the Isle of Arran
• Return Ferry Crossings to the Isle of Bute with Refreshments (Return Journey)
Contact Colette on 047 81133 or 087 3360334 or visit www.dmtours.ie