Ayrshire Coast, Castles and Isles
This tour combines exploration of the Ayrshire Coast with a spot of island hopping. Featured are Culzean Castle, Brodick Castle and plenty of time at leisure.
Ayrshire Coast • Great Cumbrae • Troon • Arran • Brodick Castle • Largs • Culzean Castle
Day 1 Travel to your hotel in Irvine.
Day 2 A scenic drive to the charming seaside resort of Largs for the short crossing to Great Cumbrae, a small and picturesque island only 10 miles round. Stop in Millport before the return crossing to Largs. This afternoon, we recommend time at leisure in Troon with its sandy beaches, beautiful views and bustling harbour.
Day 3 Head south this morning to Culzean Castle and Country Park, perched high above the Ayrshire cliffs. A costumed guide will share the secrets of the castle, once home to the chieftan of Clan Kennedy, an ancient Scottish family descended from Robert the Bruce. Return to Irvine following time at leisure in Ayr. Alternatively, and for an additional cost, it is possible to include a visit to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Burns Cottage.
Day 4 Full day excursion to the Isle of Arran, beginning with an included visit to Brodick Castle. Dramatically set against the backdrop of Goatfell, the grand red sandstone, baronial-style castle has stunning views over Brodick Bay and boasts impressive gardens. Spend time in Brodick before re-boarding the ferry back to the mainland.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine
This modern low rise hotel is located on the outskirts of the town. A recent refurbishment provides exceptional standards in the public areas.
• 4 star • 128 bedrooms
• Regular entertainment
• Plenty of ground floor rooms
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Ferry crossings as detailed in itinerary
• 4 nights half board in Irvine with:
Tea/coffee and shortbread on arrival
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• 'Face to Face with the Past' guided tour of Culzean Castle
• Admission to Brodick Castle
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