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Spring or Autumn in on the Cowal Peninsula

Includes Isle of Bute

The Cowal Peninsula offers a tantalizing taste of the Scottish Highlands flanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne. It is as beautiful as it is diverse, from the towering mountains of the north to the mellow scenery and sea lochs of the south. Our base is Dunoon which is the areas foremost resort built around the historic Castle Mound and famous for its large Victorian Pier. Our hotel is situated on the esplanade with great views of the Firth of Clyde.


The Cowal Peninsula offers a tantalizing taste of the Scottish Highlands flanked by Loch Long and Loch Fyne. It is as beautiful as it is diverse, from the towering mountains of the north to the mellow scenery and sea lochs of the south. Our base is Dunoon which is the areas foremost resort built around the historic Castle Mound and famous for its large Victorian Pier. Our hotel is situated on the esplanade with great views of the Firth of Clyde.

Monday To Glasgow and we cross the Firth of Clyde by ferry to Dunoon.

Tours whilst at resort

Dramatic mountain scenery as we travel through the Pass of Brander to Oban for a lunchtime stop. On our return we spend time in Inveraray, a traditional town on the banks of Loch Fyne.         

We travel around Holy Loch and through Ardentinny to Loch Eck, then over the Rest and Be Thankful Pass to Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond. Then we enjoy a ride over the mountains to Garelochhead and follow Gare Loch to Dumbarton. We make a stop at Loch Lomond Shores, with shops and walks on the banks of the loch, before returning to our hotel.

C We cross the Kyles of Bute by ferry and enjoy a circular tour of the Isle of Bute passing through Scalpsie Bay, Kingarth and Ascog before we make a quick lunchtime stop in the Island’s capital of Rothesay. Later we return to the mainland and the remainder of the day is free to enjoy Dunoon.

Friday We catch the morning ferry and return home.

  • Return coach travel
  • Tours as indicated
  • Ferry crossings
  • Hotel accommodation of bed, breakfast and evening meal

Esplanade Hotel
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