We are pleased to offer this delightful tour based in Central Scotland in the village of Crianlarich. A train ride to Oban is featured as well as a sightseeing excursion around Perthshire and a distillery visit.
The 3 star Best Western Crianlarich Hotel stands in the village of the same name on the fringe of the beautiful Breadalbane region of Perthshire. All bedrooms are ensuite and have a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all floors.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Northern England, travelling through southern Scotland and along the shore of Loch Lomond to Crianlarich, arriving at our hotel this evening.
TuesdayWe join the Scotrail train at Crianlarich station for the ride to Oban. The line takes us through the Pass of Brander and alongside Loch Etive. Oban is the major post for the Western Isles ferries and the harbour is a hive of activity. The town has a level seafront backed by a wooded escarpment, with the skyline dominated by McCaigs Folly, resembling the Coliseum in Rome. We have time to explore and have lunch before we catch the return train.
Wednesday Today we head along Glen Dochart to Killin, with the Falls of Dochart rushing through the village. From here we drive along Loch Tay to Aberfeldy, where we have a lunch break. This afternoon we head south along the Sma’ Glen to Crieff. Here we visit the Glenturret Distillery, makers of the Famous Grouse, for a tour and a wee dram. Our return takes us along Loch Earn and Glen Ogle to Crianlarich.
Thursday Today we begin with a ride across the wild and desolate Rannoch Moor to Fort William, passing through some of the most inhospitable country in Scotland, with spectacular scenery and lonely lochs. We have time to explore this popular town before we are on our way south alongside Loch Linnhe to Ballachulish and Loch Leven. The Glencoe Visitor Centre is our afternoon break and here you can learn all about feuding clans and the infamous massacre. We return over Rannoch Moor to the hotel for dinner.
Friday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts as we make our way back to our home area.
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