Ayrshire Coast and Isle of Arran

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  • Visit the isles of Arran and Bute 
  • Discover magnificent Mount Stuart 
  • Explore Brodick Castle and Garden 
  • Admire the Ayrshire Coast 
Often referred to as ‘Scotland in Miniature’, the Isle of Arran captures aspects of the beauty of Scotland as a whole, from towering granite peaks to peaceful sandy bays overlooked by palm trees growing in the warm climate of the Gulf Stream.


Full Day Isle of Arran (Included)

Board the ferry to Arran, known as 'Scotland in Miniature', visiting the Scottish Baronial Brodick Castle and Gardens. The Castle has impressive gardens overlooking the Firth of Clyde. Enjoy free time in Arran's capital, Brodick, before a scenic tour around the island taking in the breathtaking coastal scenery.

Full Day Mount Stuart, from Ayrshire (Included)

Today we journey along the shoreline of the Firth of Clyde, reaching Wemyss Bay where we take the ferry to the Isle of Bute. Here we visit the island's capital Rothesay, and visit one of the most flamboyant great houses in the UK, Mount Stuart. Stroll through the labyrinth of rooms, take in the fine scenery and admire the expansive grounds.

Half Day Ayrshire Coast (Included)

Relax and admire the scenery as we journey along the Ayrshire Coast, including a stop in Alloway, home of Scotland's most famous poet, Rabbie Burns.


Riverside Lodge Hotel (primary)

  • Europe
  • Scotland
  • Arran (Isle of)
Tour Types
  • Beach
  • City
  • Scenic
  • Seaside
  • UK Coach Departures
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors

Day 1: Home to Northern England

Today we travel by luxury coach to northern England where we enjoy an overnight stay. Onboard you’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and Roadshow, our onboard entertainment system. After check-in at the hotel you’ll enjoy a delicious three course evening meal. (Dinner)

Day 2: Northern England to Irvine

We continue northwards and cross the border into Scotland, carrying on to Irvine where we arrive at the Riverside Lodge Hotel, home for the next 4 nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Days 3 to 6: Irvine

You’ll spend the next 4 days in and around Irvine. You’ll explore on 3 excursions and enjoy time at leisure to discover the town itself. Included excursions include trips to the Isle of Bute and Mount Stuart, the Isle of Arran and Brodick Castle, as well as coastal drive. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: Irvine to  Northern England

We say farewell to Scotland and journey southwards where we spend a night in northern England. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Northern England to Home

Time to say goodbye today, after a delicious cooked breakfast at the hotel, you’ll check out and get back aboard your luxury coach for the journey home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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