This Is Arran NEW TOUR

Saturday 14 September 2024 to Wednesday 18 September 2024

£925pp

4-night stay with breakfast 3 course dinner with tea/coffee every evening Distillery tour & tasting Entry to Brodick Castle Garden & Country Park (NTS) Arran 4x4 Wildlife Safari Entry to Arran Heritage Museum A visit to Arran Sense of Scotland Free time in Brodick
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Visit the Isle of Arran to experience Scotland’s diverse and dramatic scenery, from lush green forests to fearful mountain tops and from deep blue waters to dominant red deer – the varied landscape of Arran has given it the nickname Scotland in Miniature. As you sail over the Firth of Clyde and see Arran’s jagged peaks in the distance, you’ll immediately feel that you’ve escaped the bustle of the mainland. It’s time to settle into island life, surrounded by water, nature and unforgettable landscapes.

This unforgettable coach holiday includes truly Scottish experiences from whisky tasting to a 4x4 wildlife safari! You'll discover the nation's passion for single malts and Scotland's Big Five wild animals, and uncover this beautiful island's past at mid 19th century Brodick Castle and the Arran Heritage Museum - not to mention the never ending scenery.

The Kinloch Hotel, Brodick Castle & Country Park and Arran Heritage Museum are winners of a 2023 Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor – this is only awarded to attractions that are ranked within the top 10% and consistently earn great visitor reviews!

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Singles available on request, twins/doubles available.

Tour code: B3452

Saturday

Set off early in time for a late afternoon sailing from Ardrossan across the Firth of Clyde to the beautiful Isle of Arran.

Sunday

Join the Scots in their passion for single malts with a distillery tour and tasting before taking the coast road to enjoy free time in the island’s main village, Brodick, surrounded by calm seas and imposing mountains. Now, for ‘A sense of Scotland’ at Arran Aromatics where invigorating fragrances reconnect you with nature. An updated bath, body and home product range draws inspiration from the island and we’re sure you’ll be tempted in their Home Farm shop.

Monday

Spend your morning on the west coast making the most of the hotel's stunning seafront position and leisure facilities. This afternoon, visit the grand Baronial estate at Brodick Castle – a must-see on Arran. There’s a new interactive experience that brings the impressive, treasure-filled rooms to life whilst a new Silver Garden Trail and Plant Hunters’ Walk will keep you entertained outside. Don’t miss the new border design in the ancient Walled Garden, with stunning views of Brodick Bay.

Tuesday

Climb on board a 4x4 Mercedes 16-seater with huge windows and comfy seats as we head into the wild and remote corners of Arran. Your guide will be quick to point out Scotland’s Big Five – red deer, red squirrels, golden eagles, otters and harbour seals and reveal the island’s captivating history, rich culture, diverse geography and thriving ecology. You’ll also visit the Arran Heritage Museum to uncover the island’s social history, archaeology and geology before returning to the hotel for a relaxing afternoon. This quirky museum houses a complete Early Bronze Age grave, a 19th century Smiddy (blacksmiths) and a 1920s schoolroom!

Wednesday

A last Scottish breakfast before we ‘hie away’ to Brodick for our return crossing to the mainland with the glorious views continuing as we make our way to the border.

  • 4-night stay with breakfast
  • 3 course dinner with tea/coffee every evening
  • Distillery tour & tasting
  • Entry to Brodick Castle Garden & Country Park (NTS)
  • Arran 4x4 Wildlife Safari
  • Entry to Arran Heritage Museum
  • A visit to Arran Sense of Scotland
  • Free time in Brodick
  • Return sailing from Ardrossan to Brodick
  • Door2Door Travel (save £10pp by meeting the coach at a central departure point)
  • BCH ABTOT Financial Protection
  • Pre allocated coach seat
  • Porterage
  • Executive touring coach featuring a refreshment station, reclining seats, reading lights, curtains, foot and arm rests, toilet, safety belts, air suspension and individual air-flow controls
  • An experienced, friendly, highly-rated and professional tour driver
  • Friendly booking team on hand to answer any questions you might have in the run up to your holiday
  • Book with just a £50pp deposit (balance due 8 weeks prior to departure)
  • LOYALTY DISCOUNT! Book 3 holidays (in any calendar year) and save £15pp, book 4+ and save £20pp, just let us know in special requests that you'd like to redeem your discount
  • £5 discount for National Trust Members
Kinloch Hotel, Blackwaterfoot
  • Seafront hotel with views across to the Mull of Kintyre
  • Family owned and operated since 1954
  • Ensuite rooms with TV, hairdryer, free WiFi and complimentary tea/coffee tray
  • Bar, restaurant, lounge (with sea views) and outdoor seating
  • Indoor heated pool and sauna
  • Squash court and snooker room

ACCESS: Few steps at the entrance (ramp at the side), some steps to public areas and bedrooms, ground floor rooms and walk-in showers on request

Please ask us about upgrades which may be available at a supplement