Loch Lomond, Glasgow & Edinburgh

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Cumbernauld

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – with comfort stops en route to Scotland – continue to the 4* Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld.

Day 2 – Royal Yacht Britannia & Edinburgh

Serving the Royal Family for over forty years, the Royal Yacht played a leading role in some of the defining moments of recent history and the audio tour takes in the State Dining Room, the Bridge and the Queen’s Sitting Room – free time in central Edinburgh to visit Holyrood House, the world famous Princess Street, the Castle or the National Gallery of Scotland.

Day 3 – Hill House, Tarbet & Loch Lomond

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House in Helensburgh sits high above the Clyde and the feel is of restrained elegance combined with dazzling architecture – lunch in the picturesque village of Tarbet followed by an optional short cruise on Loch Lomond.

Day 4 – Falkirk Wheel, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and Glasgow

The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first and only rotating boatlift – guided tour of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland’s most visited museum and home to one of Europe’s greatest civic art collections – free time in Glasgow.

Day 5 – Home

Stop at a carefully selected National Trust property determined by your location – travel on to the original designated pick up points.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

Full programme of included excursions

Blue Badge guide in Scotland

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Royal Yacht Britannia - audio tour

Hill House

Picturesque village of Tarbet

Cruise on Loch Lomond

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum (guided tour)

Glasgow

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld. Set in its own 400 acres of woodland between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and swimming pool and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Stirling Castle - built between 1370 and 1750, the Castle has been besieged or attacked at least 16 times
  • Scone Palace - once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, the home to the Earl of Mansfield is revered as the historic jewel in the crown of Scotland
  • Tour & tasting at Deanston Distillery - a cotton mill for 180 years, Deanston was transformed into a whisky distillery in the 1960’s and has been using traditional methods ever since
  • St Mungo’s Cathedral - on the site where St Mungo, the first bishop of Strathclyde, was buried in AD 612, the present cathedral dates from the 13th century and is the only one on the Scottish mainland to have survived complete the 1560 Reformation
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh - the Queen’s official residence in Scotland and the Queen’s Gallery, built in the shell of the former Holyroodhouse Free Church and Duchess of Gordon’s School
  • Hopetoun House - set in 150 acres of rolling parkland and one of the most splendid examples of the work of Scottish architects Sir William Bruce, William Adam and his sons John and Robert

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Loch Lomond, Glasgow & Edinburgh

Date of tour: October 2016

Our tour of the Art and History of Glasgow and Edinburgh was our 4th tour with Tailored Travel and as we expected it was informative, well structured and fun. It's always an opportunity to get to know others in a relaxed way. And what a fabulous group - perfect time keepers. We left on time, met on time and were able to enjoy extras as a result. Our driver Peter really looked after us and Mike our superb guide took the trouble to go the extra mile for us. I can't make up my mind as to which is my favourite trip because each one is tailor made and has its own charm and identity.

CB, London

Date of tour: August 2016

The Guide we had on the trip to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Loch Lomond was excellent. His knowledge was first class and well presented. The Driver was one of the 'stars' of the trip. The whole holiday was very well organised.

FR, London

Date of tour: August 2016

This was our best Tailored Travel holiday ever. Despite some trepidation about the long journey to Glasgow, the coach driver made us feel relaxed and comfortable and the distance seemed to be covered with ease. He was outstanding. Visits were well chosen and the hotel was the most congenial we have experienced on a Tailored Travel Tour.

SS, London

Date of tour: May 2016

Just to let you know all went very well on our trip to Edinburgh. Members really liked the hotel. The staff were very helpful, the quality of the food very good for a three star hotel. The weather turned out to be excellent except for the last day. Amazing! Thanks again for your help. With very best wishes and Sue and I look forward to your help with our next TT holiday to Cambridge in May 2017.

A-MC Carnforth

Date of tour: May 2016

I am so pleased to be able to write to you to say that following a meeting of those members who went on the Glasgow Tour, I am able to say it was unanimously agreed that it was a great success. Everything went to plan and Malcolm, the coach driver, and Mike, the Blue Badge guide were both exceptional. The hotel was comfortable and they were able to deal with events as they unfolded. The tour itself was brilliant, thank you. The mix of events was perfect and much appreciated by everyone. Thank you Sandy for your hard work in putting the tour together and particular thanks to Mike English for helping me to get them 'on board' at Euston. Everyone was so helpful.

VV, West Malling

Date of tour: May 2016

Just a line to say how much my group enjoyed our trip to Glasgow - everything worked like a dream, and the timings were all excellent. Our guide was a real star, he had put in so much research to enhance our interests and even had little extra 'surprises' to round off the experience - a delightful man, well worth hanging on too! We arrived in Glasgow at 6.30 on Sunday, after 2 comfort stops and 3 hours at Dunham Massey - all very easy! Hotel was excellent, staff very friendly and our meals in the evening were tasty and well presented. Choice of 5 per course. So thank you very much for all your hard work on our behalf - we had a wonderful time and it is all very much appreciated.

GC, Watford

Date of tour: June 2015

Our members were very happy with their recent holiday to Glasgow and Loch Lomond. All the transport connections and pick-ups worked well - so a particular thank you to Sandy for making the arrangements. The Blue Badge guide Mike’s extensive knowledge, collection of tartan ties and humorous anecdotes added greatly to the enjoyment of the next few days, and passengers were equally impressed by driver Iain’s driving skills in some tight situations. The facilities of the hotel, and the wide range of included excursions meant that our members were comfortable and well satisfied at all times. So once again, thank you to Sandy and colleagues at TT for another good trip.

JB, Watford

Date of tour: June 2015

Just thought I would let you know we had a marvellous holiday in Scotland last week. Firstly we had the same coach driver that we had last year which was very nice. The Best Western at Drymen was brilliant, the food was excellent, the rooms great, and the staff were so friendly, and they were always on hand to help. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely, and the weather was good. Thank you for organising such a great holiday for us, and our members are already talking about going to Norfolk next year, so I will be in touch. Thanks again.

PG, Chalfont St Giles

Date of tour: May 2014

Back safely from another very successful Fine Arts Tour. Everything worked out well - the group, Mike our tour guide, Nigel our coach driver, all the venues we visited, even the weather as it only seemed to rain when we were on the coach, plus the hotel. As always thank you for your help and patience in putting this tour together. As always everyone enjoyed the friendship and making new friends. I am already being asked about next year's Tour. Now I must get my head round that one.

VW, Kingston Upon Thames

Date of tour: October 2013

32 KU3A members are back here in the South having enjoyed a pleasant few days in the North. The weather god was kind to us, your planning was excellent and the itinerary beautifully varied. Everyone enjoyed the trip. Eddie the driver could not have been more helpful. Our Blue Badge guide’s pleasant, friendly manner cheered everyone up. Over the three days he proved to be a brilliant guide, very interesting and informative without too many boring details (dates etc.). Food at the hotel was excellent and very well presented - staff very cheerful, friendly and helpful - rooms clean, comfortable and warm. Before we parted a lot of people came to say how much they enjoyed the trip and they are definitely looking forward to the next one. Many thanks again for your hard work.

GZ, Surbiton

Date of tour: October 2012

Thank you for our most successful visit to Edinburgh. We really appreciated the excellent accommodation which you recommended for us. I think this was our most successful visit ever and all the members were most appreciative. Everything worked out perfectly.

JC, Altrincham

Date of tour: September 2012

Click here for a detailed review of the tour in September 2012

AD, Hitchin

Date of tour: May 2012

I have received lots of enthusiastic feedback since we returned from our tour to Glasgow. Not a word of criticism! I want to thank you for all your help, delivered in a most professional, thorough and prompt fashion. Your advice was gratefully received and acted upon and Ursula and I both enjoyed the trip as much as the others did.

MD, Winscombe

Date of tour: July 2011

I am writing to express my appreciation of the trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh Tailored Travel arranged for our group. It was a fascinating and detailed tour and I learned a lot. Our Scottish guide, Tom, was excellent in providing information on the history, geography and geology of the places we visited and all done with a friendly, courteous manner and a delightful sense of humour. The Westerwood Hotel was very comfortable and the staff very friendly and helpful. I look forward to travelling with your company again.

AT, Lewes

Date of tour: July 2010

‘A great trip with lovely people. I look forward to next year’. ‘An interesting and well structured tour’. ‘A really good and interesting tour. Thank you’. ‘Very interesting and well balanced programme’. ‘A very enjoyable tour’. ‘Most enjoyable and informative tour’.

South Cambs Society

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • travel to/from Scotland by train
  • stay at a central Glasgow or Edinburgh 3* or 4* hotel on half board or bed & breakfast basis
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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