A great themed tour to Scotland’s best known and most popular region, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. We include boat cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrina, a ride on the Falkirk Wheel and a train ride & cream tea on the Bo’ness & Kinneal Railway. Our base is the village of Drymen at the southern end of Loch Lomond.
The 3 star Winnock Hotel is located in the centre of the attractive village of Drymen and has proven popular with our clients for many years. The hotel, although fully modernised in terms of facilities, has retained its 17th century charm with original log fires, beamed ceilings and a warm welcome. All bedrooms are en-suite with colour T.V., telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but the hotel is on two floors only, ground and first.
Thursday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach journey north from our home area via Scotch Corner, Gretna Green and Glasgow to reach our hotel late afternoon. A welcome drinks reception precedes dinner this evening which is followed by entertainment.
Friday A full Scottish breakfast before we enjoy wonderful Highland scenery on our drive along the Forth Valley then past Scotland’s only lake at Menteith to Rob Roy country and Callander where we spend some time. Then on into the heart of the glorious Trossachs to Loch Katrine for a soup and sandwich lunch before boarding the steam ship Sir Walter Scott for a 2 hour cruise on the beautiful loch. Our return is by way of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and Aberfoyle. Dinner is followed by an evening of entertainment.
Saturday Another interesting day lies ahead as we drive beside Campsie Fell and the Kilsyth Hills to Falkirk where we include a breathtaking ride on the amazing Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. Later we continue to Bo’ness on the shores of the mighty Forth of Firth for our next adventure. Here we board the Bo’ness & Kinneal Railway for a ride in carriages dating from the 1950’s hauled by steam engines along the shoreline from Bo’ness, where buildings have been built to replicate a period station, to Manuel. During our ride we enjoy a delicious cream tea. Back at the hotel dinner is again followed by more entertainment.
Sunday A morning visit to the ‘Queen of Lochs’, Loch Lomond, we include a scenic drive before returning to the hotel for an afternoon cream tea then time to relax before our final night’s dinner and more musical entertainment.
Monday A full Scottish breakfast sets us up for our return journey. We travel to Glasgow and through Strathclyde stopping at Gretna Green, before crossing the border. Now south to return to our home area and waiting taxis early evening.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG