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A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne

(Tour code: KCS17)Take in a stunning, unspoilt region by rail

Set in idyllic, undiscovered surroundings overlooking picturesque Loch Fyne, a 19th century Baronial Castle awaits you on this magnificent tour. Cruise the open waters to the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, explore nearby Oban and Inveraray, and sample the renowned locally-sourced produce.

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Tour Highlights
  • Glasgow
  • Oban
  • The West Highland Line
  • Isle of Islay
  • Arduaine Gardens
  • Mount Stuart
  • Bowmore Distillery
  • Inveraray Castle
  • Inveraray Town
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Glasgow
Day 1

Meeting in Glasgow

Our tour begins in the bustling city of Glasgow at the 4-Star Indigo Hotel, where we also have dinner tonight.

Includes:
  • Dinner
West Highland Line
Day 2

Glasgow to Stonefield Castle

Today we enjoy a journey on one of the world's most spectacular scenic railway lines, travelling on the West Highland Line to Oban. Later, we travel by coach to Stonefield Castle. We spend four nights here.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Isle of Islay
Day 3

Islay and Bowmore Distillery

This morning we sail from nearby Kennacraig to the beautiful Isle of Islay, the southernmost island in the Inner Hebrides. We transfer through the craggy grassy plains to Bowmore, where we enjoy a guided tour of the Distillery.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Isle of Bute
Day 4

Mount Stuart

Today we take the short ferry crossing to the Isle of Bute to visit one of the world's most spectacular Victorian Gothic mansions, Mount Stuart. We enjoy an afternoon tea here, relaxing in the charming grounds of this Heritage home.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Afternoon tea
Inverary Castle
Day 5

Inveraray Castle and Arduaine Gardens

On today's excursion we enjoy a scenic drive to Inveraray Castle, the imposing, turreted ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll. In the afternoon, we take a coach to Arduaine to visit the famous Arduaine Gardens. The wonderful coastal gardens provide a fantastic chance to stroll through lush woodland and meadows of vivid colour. The garden is particularly renowned for its Rhododendron display, which attracts enthusiasts of the species from the world over.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
West Highland Line
Days 6-7

Return to Glasgow

Today we transfer by coach to Oban at the edge of the Highlands. From here we retrace our route to Glasgow, enjoying another spectacular journey on the West Highland Line. After breakfast on Day 7, the tour concludes.

Includes:
  • Excursion
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast
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