About the tour: Scotland’s Lochs & Waterways

Join us in Scotland and discover a land of Lochs and legends. From craggy peaks to glorious glens, luscious lochs and shimmering lakes, this holiday explores some of Europe’s most stunning landscapes. We take a cruise on the beautiful waters of Loch Katrine on board one of the oldest steamships in the world, the Sir Walter Scott. We’ll also visit The Kelpies, see the Falkirk Wheel, and head towards Edinburgh on a cruise into the Firth towards Inchcolm Island, to marvel at the incredible views. But the real highlight of this tour, has to be seeing The Five Highland Lochs including Loch Long and Gare Loch.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Welcome tea and shortbread
  • Travel by executive coach

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Join the tour at the Airth Castle Hotel, where we stay for four nights.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We travel by coach through the glorious Trossachs National Park where you will fine wild scenery to admire around every corner. Our first visit is to Callander, a pretty town situated on the River Teith. The town is a historical meeting point between the ‘Highlands’ and the ‘Lowlands’. This afternoon you can take your seat on the SS Sir Walter Scott, one of the oldest steamships in the world and cruise the beautiful waters of Loch Katrine whilst listening to the tales and legends of the loch, narrated by a crew member. Named after the famous poet this steamship has been a major visitor attraction for over 100 years and sitting at 110 feet long and 19 feet wide this beautiful vessel is an unforgettable piece of history. Afterwards, we continue through Rob Roy MacGregor country to historical Stirling with its famous castle. Stirling is classed as Scotland’s heritage capital due to it being the location of the Wars of Independence were fought and won. Today Stirling’s history still has a strong presence with its castle, medieval and Renaissance churches and mansions around the Old Town. Stirling Castle was home to many Royals over the years including Mary Queen of Scots and is well worth a visit.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Steam Cruise on Loch Katrine
    • Trossachs

    Today we following 20 miles of Loch Lomond shoreline, which is the largest inland stretch of water in Britain. Loch Lomond is famous for its stunning views and being featured in the song ‘The Bonnie Banks O’ Loch Lomond’. We then travel to the ancient town of Inveraray on the edge of Loch Fyne. Inveraray town is steeped in maritime history, with its castle dominating the skyline. Here you can visit some local attractions, shops and a bite to eat. Later we take a loch-side drive along the total length of Loch Long. Loch Long translates from Gaelic as ‘Ship Lake’ and offers some beautiful views and small local villages. We then visit Gare Loch which takes us through Helensburgh, bringing the Firth of Clyde into view.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • The Five Highland Lochs

    This morning we visit two of Scotland’s top attractions, The Kelpies and nearby Falkirk Wheel, where you will be hoisted 35 metres high on the world’s only rotating boat lift. This afternoon, we head towards Edinburgh with a glorious cruise taking you under the two famous bridges and the third new bridge which opened in 2017. The cruise takes us into the firth towards Inchcolm Island to view various wildlife and landscapes.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Forth Bridges Cruise
    • Falkirk Wheel

    Make your own way home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the '4–star approved' Airth Castle Hotel and Spa in Airth. Located between Edinburgh and Glasgow, Airth Castle Hotel and Spa is a 14th century castle and country club hotel. The Airth Castle Country Club Hotel is the former stable block and was extensively extended in 1994. The castle was once owned by the family of Robert the Bruce, and sits majestically overlooking the River Forth and central Scotland. The whole experience of staying at Airth Castle Hotel and Spa exudes comfort in an environment that helps to relax you with ease, nestled in 14 acres of wooded parkland and beautifully landscaped gardens.
    The Airth Castle Hotel and Spa is split into two sections – in the castle itself there are 23 individually-designed bedrooms, a restaurant and cocktail bar. The other 100 bedrooms, Grill Room Restaurant, bars, Velocity Leisure Club and Beauty Spa, as well as 14 meeting rooms are located in the Country Club.

    Airth Castle Hotel And Spa

    Airth By Falkirk Airth, FK2 8JF

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bureau de Change
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities

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