Isle of Arran Adventure

Join this tour and begin with an adventure through the land of Robert Burns, before discovering all the delights of this small but bountiful island, known as "Scotland in miniature."

Isle of Arran Adventure

Join this tour and begin with an adventure through the land of Robert Burns, before discovering all the delights of this small but bountiful island, known as "Scotland in miniature."

Tour Highlights

  • Small groups of up to 16 passengers.
  • Touring including Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Country, Brodick/Brodick Castle, Isle of Arran Distillery, Machrie Moor Stone Circles, Kintyre Peninsula, and Loch Lomond.

Isle of Arran Adventure Includes

  • Four (4) nights of 3-4* accommodations, two (2) nights in Edinburgh hotel and two (2) in your choice of B&B or Hotels.
  • Breakfast daily, except morning of arrival.
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Three (3) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

A maximum of 8 passengers per departure date can be booked on this tour due to limitations of the coach size. If you have a larger party and/or wish to have a group booked on this tour, please contact us directly, as it will have to be quoted as a private group and rates here do not apply.

Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive in Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. (Please note: hotel check-in is generally between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into Edinburgh early - the hotel will be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 02: Touring Begins - Brodick

Depart Edinburgh at 8:30 am from designated departure point and travel west to Glasgow, Scotland's largest city. We travel west past Glasgow and the Whitelee Wind Farm, Europe’s largest wind farm. We then leave the modern landscapes, and travel into Ayrshire to visit the 18th century Culzean Castle. Here we have time to enjoy its dramatic cliff top setting, beautiful architecture, and elegant living spaces. You can also have lunch in the cafe or a picnic in the beautiful castle grounds. Traveling towards Robert Burns’ birthplace you discover the places from his poems and songs. We stop at the visitor center in Alloway, where you have the opportunity to find out more about this remarkable man. We continue to Ardrossan where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Arran. You are dropped off at your accommodation in Brodick.

Day 03: Brodick

Known as ‘Scotland in Miniature', Arran is alive with wildlife, rugged countryside, beaches, pubs, restaurants and cottage industries. There are many options of how we can spend our time on the island, depending on the weather and the groups' interest; our driver guide will arrange the best day out for us. The north of the island is mountainous with the highest point on Arran Goatfell. The village of Corrie and its neighboring village of Sannox sit in its shadow and are home to some of the nicest beaches on the island. At Lochranza we find the ruins of Lochranza Castle and also Arran Distillery, one of the last remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. Arran is home to many stone circles and standing stones dating from the Neolithic period and the early Bronze Age. After exploring this area, we travel south through the harbor villages of Blackwaterfoot with its beautiful beach Sliddery and Kildonan. We might make a stop at the Arran Cheese shop for a taste of the local cheese or Arran Aromatics, a family owned business, which uses only natural ingredients to produce their luxury toiletries, their products are now famous all over the world. Also, at Brodick is Brodick Castle and in the shadow of this imposing red sandstone castle we also find Arran Brewery. This microbrewery blends naturally with its stunning surroundings, combining the islands unique water and the finest local ingredients. We can sample this ale in many of the local pubs and restaurants, a perfect way to round off your day!

Day 04: Edinburgh

Today we return back to the mainland by taking the small ferry. This short 30-minute crossing will take us onto the Kintyre Peninsula. We travel up this beautiful, lush green peninsula to the charming fishing village of Tarbert. The village sits on the narrowest strip of land between the two bodies of water, forming a natural harbor. From Tarbert we follow Loch Fyne toward the whitewashed village of Inveraray, with some free time to explore this lovely village and have lunch. After lunch (on your own) we continue over the mountain pass The Rest and be Thankful. From here is a short drive to Luss and the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond before returning to Edinburgh at 7:15 approximately. Your tour ends at Waverly Bridge in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 05: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

Rates & Hotels

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Isle of Arran Adventure 3-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Isle of Arran Adventure 3-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour. Price may fluctuate when seasons overlap.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Transfers
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Inverness. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.