Cruise on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine in the stunning Trossachs National Park and visit the impressive man-made masterpiece

The glittering lochs, dense forests and rugged hills of Scotland's Trossachs National Park have long provided inspiration for famous poets and artists. You'll get to experience the romance and magnificence for yourself on this wonderful five-day trip, including a visit to the city of Stirling and some incredible cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine. Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of the area on leisurely boat trips and also travel to the town of Callander, often described as the gateway to the Highlands, to explore its tea rooms and unique shops. There will be a trip to Inveraray, too, which overlooks the calm waters of Loch Fyne, as well as a walking tour around and inside the amazing sculptures, The Kelpies.

VISIT TO STIRLING
Country Living readers will enjoy a trip to Stirling, created as a Royal Burgh in 1124 and home to Stirling Castle, which sits high above the historic city. It was this castle that was fought over at the Battle of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce emerged victorious over King Edward II of England. You'll have time to explore the picturesque Old Town and its quirky boutiques as well as the Victorian Stirling Arcade.

GO INSIDE THE KELPIES
Designed by Andy Scott, The Kelpies are the world's largest equine structures - you'll get to see them up close and actually go inside them on your walking tour.

LOCH KATRINE BY STEAMSHIP OR CRUISER
You'll enjoy a cruise on the stunning loch on either the SS Sir Walter Scott, which has been piloting tourists majestically over Loch Katrine since its launch in 1899, or the more intimate cruiser, the Lady of the Lake - both honour the legacy of the Scottish poet who immortalised the loch's beauty in his poem Lady of the Lake.

A STUNNING SETTING
The Winnock Hotel is located in the village of Drymen in the heart of the beautiful Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It is set in an atmospheric 18th-century building with a comfortable bar and restaurant.

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  • Return coach travel or return flights
  • Four nights' accommodation at The Winnock Hotel, Drymen, with dinner and breakfast
  • Cruises on Loch Katrine and Loch Lomond
  • Excursions to Callander, Luss, Inveraray and Stirling
  • Guided walking tour of The Kelpies

From £379* (by coach)
From £529* (by air)
Low deposit from just £75pp

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Sep 13, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£379*
* *Price based on two sharing. Single supplement £80. Offer subject to availability. Full balance payable six weeks before departure; cancellation policy information at justgoholidays. com Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Just Go! Holidays Ltd, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Short breaks are subject to Just Go! Holidays terms and conditions. Tour offered subject to availability. Standard phone charges apply.
From
Mon, Mon, Oct 19, 2020
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£379*
* *Price based on two sharing. Single supplement £80. Offer subject to availability. Full balance payable six weeks before departure; cancellation policy information at justgoholidays. com Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Just Go! Holidays Ltd, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Short breaks are subject to Just Go! Holidays terms and conditions. Tour offered subject to availability. Standard phone charges apply.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Welcome to Scotland
    Drymen, United Kingdom

    Welcome to Scotland! After checking in to your hotel, you'll enjoy your first dinner with the group this evening.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Loch Katrine cruise & Callander
    Loch Katrine, United Kingdom

    After breakfast we will head to Loch Katrine, a 13km-long freshwater loch and the gateway to the magnificent Trossachs National Park. Here we'll enjoy a leisurely cruise on either the famous Sir Walter Scott steamship, which has ferried passengers up and down the loch since its launch in 1899, or the more intimate cruiser, the Lady of the Lake.

    We'll then embark on a scenic drive, passing the tranquil Loch Ard and the quaint village of Aberfoyle before arriving in Callander. This thriving town set beneath high, wooded crags is situated on the River Teith and is often described as the gateway to the Highlands. During your time at leisure we can explore the tearooms and unique shops or enjoy a peaceful stroll in the central Ancaster Square, dominated by the former St Kessog's Church.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Loch Lomond cruise, Luss & Inveraray
    Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

    Today we'll make our way to the picturesque village of Balmaha, situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, and travel by waterbus to the western shore. Loch Lomond is mainland Britain's largest expanse of fresh water, offering stunning scenery set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Here you will enjoy the loch's mesmerising natural beauty as we cruise to the conservation village of Luss, where you'll enjoy some free time.

    Afterwards, rejoin the coach and travel to Inveraray, a traditional town overlooking the calm waters of Loch Fyne. Established by the 3rd Duke of Argyll in 1745, the town offers fine examples of Scottish Georgian architecture. There is plenty to explore during your time at leisure, including the neoclassical church and Inveraray jail and courthouse, now an award-winning museum which recounts prison conditions throughout the centuries.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Stirling & The Kelpies
    Stirling, United Kingdom

    This morning we head to Stirling, a city steeped in history, and enjoy some time at leisure. From browsing the quirky boutiques in the picturesque surroundings of the Old Town and the Victorian Stirling Arcade, to enjoying the many historic attractions and landmarks set against stunning backdrops, there is plenty to explore here.

    Next we'll visit The Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures and a true masterpiece of engineering, designed by Andy Scott. Their name reflects the mythological transforming beasts with the strength of 100 horses, echoing the transformational change of the region's landscape and the strength of its communities. The story of the Kelpies is brought to life on our walking tour, which allows you to see a Kelpie from the inside for an exclusive look at their ingenuity.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Time to head home
    Drymen, United Kingdom

    After a delicious breakfast you'll begin your comfortable journey home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

The Winnock

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Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

Cosy former coaching inn by Loch Lomond

Dating back to the late 1700's, The Winnock has offered lodging to weary travellers passing through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs areas, for centuries. Formerly a coaching inn, The Winnock hotel has been lovingly restored and tastefully extended to its present day form. Offering 73 bedrooms, cosy lounges; many with open log fires, a characterful restaurant, function room and public lounge bar, the hotel has many things in common with its historic counterpart with one striking similarity - friendly, welcoming service. Guests take time to savour the fine food, wines, ales & whiskies on offer at the Merlin Restaurant and Ptarmigan bar, or in the light and airy Conservatory or snuggled up by a log fire.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Sep 13, 2020
To
Thu, Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£379*
* *Price based on two sharing. Single supplement £80. Offer subject to availability. Full balance payable six weeks before departure; cancellation policy information at justgoholidays. com Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Just Go! Holidays Ltd, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Short breaks are subject to Just Go! Holidays terms and conditions. Tour offered subject to availability. Standard phone charges apply.
From
Mon, Mon, Oct 19, 2020
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 23, 2020
Duration
5 Days
Price per person
£379*
* *Price based on two sharing. Single supplement £80. Offer subject to availability. Full balance payable six weeks before departure; cancellation policy information at justgoholidays. com Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Just Go! Holidays Ltd, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Short breaks are subject to Just Go! Holidays terms and conditions. Tour offered subject to availability. Standard phone charges apply.
Call now to book
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