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3-Day Isle of Arran Guided Tour from Edinburgh

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Key Highlights

  • Explore the 18th century Culzean Castle’s manicured grounds and elegant rooms
  • Discover the locations that inspired Scotland’s most famous poet – Robert Burns
  • Admire the classic Victorian style Brodick Castle that’s said to be haunted by a ‘grey lady’!
  • Visit the last standing distillery at Isle of Arran
  • Behold the prehistoric Machrie Moor stone circles on the Isle of Arran
  • Enjoythe beautiful coastal views in this hidden part of Scotland at Kintyre Peninsula
  • Visit Loch Lomond, one of Scotland’s largest lochs and capture picture perfect photos!
  • Overview

    Experience a miniature Scotland within The Isle of Arran as the 450 square kilometer area encompasses elements quintessential to Scotland. From lush forests brimming with wildlife to majestic castles that line the shores of shimmering rivers, tuck into succulent sea food and delectable whisky that serves as a treat for all senses. Explore the land of famed poet Robert Burns on this 3-day guided tour of Isle of Arran and discover the wonders of this bountiful island.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Monday

    Duration

    3 days

    Start time

    10am

    Meeting Point

    Tour starts from Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh

    Ending Point

    Same as starting point

    Itinerary

    Day 1:

    Meet your guide at Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place and depart from Edinburgh on a comfortable Mercedes mini coach to kick start your tour!

    Day 1:

    Travelling westward, you journey past Glasgow and the Whitelee Wind Farm, Europe’s largest wind farm. As you drive towards the countryside, behold the 18thcentury Culzean Castle in Ayrshire where you can enjoy the stunning architecture, dramatic cliff top setting and wonderful living spaces. The elegant castle grounds make the perfect spot for a picnic or you may also choose to have lunch in a café. 
    As you continue onward, head to famous Scottish poet Robert Burns’ birthplace and discover the various places from his songs and poems. Gain more insight into Burns’ life from the visitor centre in Alloway.
    Continue to Ardrossan to catch the ferry to the Isle of Arran. You’re dropped off at your accommodation in Brodick.

    Day 2:

    Day 2:

    Explore the diversity of Arran’s wildlife, mountains, beaches and tuck into delicious meals at local establishments and enjoy a dram of Scottish whisky at local pubs.
    Gain insight from your expert guide and explore the mountainous north of the island, some of Arran’s best beaches, wander around the stunning Lochranza Castle and if time permits, take a tour of Arran Distillery.
    The Isle of Arran is also home to many stone circles dating from the Neolithic period and the early Bronze Age. Witness the six stone circles in Machrie Moor followed by a trip south through the harbour villages of Blackwaterfoot.
    After exploring Blackwaterfoot, journey back towards Brodick and on the way, be sure to capture on your camera the beauty of The Holy Isle which is run by the Samye Ling Buddhist Community. Later you may also make a stop at the world famous Arran Cheese shop for a tasting session!
    Explore the majestic red sandstone structure of Brodick Castle* and find nestled in the shadow of the castle - the famous Arran Brewery. Sample the ale curated by combining the island’s unique water with the finest local ingredients and round off Day 2 in the perfect Scottish way!
    *Please note that due to on-going restoration work, Brodick Castle will remain closed for 2018. The gardens will remain open to the visitors.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Transport in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Overnight accommodation. You may choose from the following options:
    • B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard: The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast.
    • B&B En suite: The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price.
    • Hotels: Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price.
    • Hostels: A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room. Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals.

    Exclusions

    • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted).  No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the departure details. Please reach the meeting point 10minutes prior to the departure time.
    Children must be escorted by an adult.
    Child rates are based on 1 child sharing a room with parent or 2 children in a twin room.
    The tour can accommodate upto six passengers. Incase of sevenpassengers, please contact local activity operator.
    Maximum of two single rooms are allowed per booking on extended tours.
    When hotel availability is restricted, B&B rooms will be booked instead of hotels with price reductions accordingly. You must mention any special accommodation request in the special request section while making a booking.
    One 15 kilogram bag per person.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.