Beautiful Bute and Ayrshire

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  • Panoramic island tour of the Isle of Bute
  • Travel along the Ayrshire Coast and visit Largs
  • Visit beautiful Mount Stuart
  • Relax in coastal Rothesay

Tranquil and beautiful, the Victorian resort of Rothesay attracts holiday-makers year after year – admire the scenic coastal vistas, discover seaside Largs and visit splendid Mount Stuart House – this holiday has something for everyone!


Glenburn Hotel - A Partner Hotel (primary)

  • Stay in magnificent grounds in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute 
  • Enjoy great entertainment in the hotel as well as fantastic views of the Cowal peninsula

Set in an outstanding position above its own terraced gardens, the Glenburn, one of our superb partner hotels, enjoys great views towards the mainland.

The town’s shops, harbour and medieval castle ruins are a short walk away along the palm fringed promenade. With a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the island from fishing to bowling, walking, cycling and kayaking, and a golf course.

Head back over to the mainland and take in the magnificent coast of Argyll, known for its beaches, walking trails and stunning wildlife.

Enjoy the hotel's magnificent grounds which allow for great panoramic views across the Cowal Peninsula. Spend your evenings socialising in the lounge bar,  take in our evening entertainment in our modern ballroom, or just sit back and read a good book in our small library, it’s up to you how you choose to relax at the Glenburn.

Make your way to the hotel’s stunning ballroom for an evening of entertainment with exceptional tribute acts, such as Tina Turner, Nat King Cole, Elton John and Shirley Bassey, or simply put your feet up with a good book in the Glenburn’s own small library.

  • 2nd May – Forever Whitney
  • 9th May – Prince
  • 16th May – Rock Stewart
  • 23rd May – Kenny Rogers
  • 30th May – Karin Bello as Tina Turner
  • 6th June - Adele
  • 13th June – Racheal sings Motown
  • 20th June – Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash
  • 27th June – All Stars Multi Tribute Show
  • 4th July – Lionel Ritchie
  • 11th July - Debbie Farrells, Diva Show
  • 18th July – George Michael
  • 25th July – Freddy Mercury
  • 1st August – Bowie
  • 8th August – Dolly Parton
  • 15th August – Shania Twain
  • 22nd August - Rock Stewart
  • 29th August - All Stars Multi Tribute Show
  • 5th September – Tina Turner
  • 12th September – Abba Vous
  • 19th September – Freddy Mercury
  • 26th September – Forever Whitney
  • 3rd October – Racheal sings Motown
  • 10th October – Prince
  • 17th October – All Stars Multi Tribute Show
  • 24th October – Nat King Cole
  • 31st October – Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash
  • 7th November – Elvis
  • 14th November – C J Jackson
  • 21st November – Rock Stewart
  • 28th November – Tina Turner


Full Day Ayrshire Coast (Included)

Full Day excursion travelling across to the mainland and taking a scenic trip along the coast, via Greenock and visiting the seaside town of Largs. Excursionalong the Ayrshire Coast to reach Ayr, a popular town with many fine buildings in the heart of Robert Burns country.

Full Day Mount Stuart (Included)

Full day excursion including a circular tour of the panoramic Isle of Bute, before visiting beautiful Mount Stuart House, a spectacular Gothic building and the family seat of the Stuarts of Bute.

  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Rothesay
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Entertainment
  • Scenic
  • UK Coach Departures

Day 1: Home to overnight hotel

Leaving this morning you’ll travel to - by luxury coach. All of our coaches feature onboard Wi-Fi, our Roadshow entertainment system and more spacious legroom than many short-haul airlines. After check-in at the - and time to settle into your room, come down to the hotel’s restaurant for a delicious three-course meal. (Dinner)

Day 2: Overnight hotel to Rothesay
Today we continue to our destination of Rothesay, on arrival at the Bay Glenburn we'll check in and later enjoy an evening meal. (Dinner)

Days 3 to 6: Rothesay
We spend four days on the Isle of Bute enjoying three included excursions to enjoy the very best of the west coast of Scotland has to offer. 

We take a scenic drive along the Ayrshire coast taking in the towns of Greenock and Largs passing sandy bays and stunning natural harbours along the way. 

You can discover the scenic Isle of Bute on an optional tour of its very best bits. The views of the Kyles of Bute which separates the island from the Cowal Peninsula and the currents that are visible on the water here are breath taking. 

The rest of the time in Rothesay is to enjoy at leisure, nearby Mount Stuart House is an island highlight, the Victorian Gothic House is set in 200 acres of parkland, just a 15 minute drive from Rothesay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: Rothesay to overnight hotel

Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the overnight hotel on our way home. (Breakfast)

Day 8: Overnight hotel to home
We’ll travel home today, following a tasty breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant and check-out. Enjoy the last views of the superb - countryside as we head home. (Breakfast)

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

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