A fabulous new tour to scenic Ayrshire in 2020, where you can enjoy visits to the Isle of Bute, Dumfries House and touring the beautiful coastline to Portpatrick. Ayrshire's coast is full of charming towns and beautiful sandy bays to explore and our 5-day holiday takes you to some of the best attractions with scenery in abundance. The 4* Riverside Lodge in Irvine will be an excellent base for this new break, with a modern interior and award winning restaurant.
- 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Luxury Coach Travel
- Excursions as Stated
- Drinks Reception on Arrival
- Evening Entertainment
- Single Room Supplements £50
Dumfries House & Burns Museum
Join the coach after breakfast for a lovely day out to visit the beautiful stately home of 5th Earl of Dumfries, and now better known for HRH Prince of Wales' restoration works, Dumfries House. Se in a 2000 acre estate and housing the largest collection of Chippendale furniture in the UK. Enjoy a guided tour of the house before exploring the estate grounds and gardens. After time for lunch we travel to the coast and visit Alloway, where you can have time to explore the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and the Tam O' Shanter bridge.
Isle of Bute
After breakfast, join the coach for your excursion to the Isle of Bute. The ferry will depart from Wemyss Bay and once on the island, we will have a full tour around stopping in Port Bannatyne and then travel along by Ardscalpie Bay, Kingarth and Kerrycroy before time in Rothesay. Here you could visit the castle or Bute museum and there are many unique shops and wonderful bay views to enjoy too before we return to the mainland and the hotel in Irvine.
Portpatrick & Ayrshire Coast
A lovely day out to enjoy today as we travel down the stunning Ayrshire Coastal Route to the quaint fishing village of Portpatrick. Passing by Electric Brae, Culzean Castle, Turnberry Golf Resort and Ailsa Craig on the way, you will have magnificent views on the way before arriving at Portpatrick where you have time to yourself to explore the fishing village and its harbour, gift shops, lighthouse & for the more energetic Dunskey Castle ruins perched overlooking Castle Bay.
RIVERSIDE LODGE HOTEL - IRVINE
Located on the outskirts of Irvine, Ayrshire, Riverside Lodge Hotel is only 7 miles from Prestwick Airport. Just 2 miles from the sandy beach, there is also a stylish restaurant.
The fresh and airy rooms feature tea and coffee facilities, en suite bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are elegantly decorated with satin cushions and wooden headboards. Rooms also offer TVs with Freeview and a work desk.
The contemporary Brasserie Restaurant serves a cosmopolitan menu and a selection of world wines. The
Lounge Bar offers large armchairs and comfortable sofas, and serves light snacks and classic cocktails.
Set in its own ample grounds, Riverside Lodge Hotel has a Green Tourism Award and features a 9-hole junior golf course.