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What better way to view the breath-taking Loch's of Scotland than on a 118-year-old steamship! Also climb aboard the last paddle steamer in Britain, the Maid of Loch Ship, and experience the impressive Falkirk Wheel boat lift which connects two canals linking Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome drinks reception

  • 3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • 2 nights live musical entertainment

  • 2-hour cruise on Loch Katrine on steam ship SS Sir Walter Scott

  • Light Lunch at Loch side restaurant overlooking Loch Katrine

  • Trip on Falkirk Wheel

  • Journey on the ‘Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway’ with cream tea

  • Cream Tea on the Maid of Loch Ship (Subject to sailing times)

  • Porterage

Image credit: Visit Scotland Kenny Lam

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We depart home and arrive in time for dinner.

Day 2

Loch Katrine on steam ship SS Sir Walter Scott & Light Lunch
We spend today taking in the spectacular scenery en route to our first destination, Loch Katrine. Departing from the Trossochs Pier, we enjoy an awe-inspiring return cruise on the world-famous Steamship Sir Walter Scott. Gliding past stunning Trossachs landmarks, the friendly crew will regale us with tales and legends of the Loch while we sit back and relax in comfort. After our cruise we stop for soup and sandwiches at a restaurant overlooking Loch Katrine. Next, we head for the pretty, bustling tourist town of Callander, the location for the original Doctor Findlay's Casebook TV series. We have a little free time to explore before heading back to our hotel.

Day 3

Trip on Falkirk Wheel & Journey on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
We begin our morning with a journey on the Falkirk Wheel, the world's only rotating boatlift, used to connect the Forth & Clyde and Union canals. An exceptional feat of engineering, during our trip the boat lifts up to join the Union Canal 35m above and allows the boat to sail smoothly onto the Union Canal. In the afternoon, we take a journey on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway' watching the scenery while we enjoy an afternoon cream tea.

Day 4

Loch Lomond Shores & the Maid of the Loch
Enjoy a leisurely morning in the hotel before heading to Loch Lomond Shores for a truly unique blend of great shopping, outdoor activities and buzzing restaurants and cafes. After your time spent looking around the Loch Lomond enjoy a cream tea on the Maid of the Loch ship. Please note the ship is stationary and does not sail.

Day 5

We depart the hotel and make our way home.

Please note: Itinerary/attractions are subject to change.

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3* Winnock Hotel, Dryman

A very warm welcome awaits you at The Winnock, an award-winning hotel located on the village green in pretty Drymen. The hotel has been hosting groups for 30 years and is very successful in delivering quality cuisine, service and entertainment. All 73 comfortable bedrooms are traditional in style, furnished in tartan fabrics. There is a large, bright restaurant and a relaxing, informal bar.

• Restaurant • Bar • Tea/coffee making facilities • Wi-Fi • Television with Satellite TV • Telephone • Ground floor rooms available on request • En-suite toilet with bath and/or shower •

Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine is one of Scotland's bonniest lochs and a trip to Scotland & The Trossachs would not be complete without seeing it and taking a sail on the loch on the iconic SS Sir Walter Scott.

Steamship Sir Walter Scott

The steamship Sir Walter Scott is the agship and the jewel in the Loch Katrine crown. With over 100 years of sailings to her name, this world-famous steamship has captivated visitors for almost a century. Connecting every aspect of the Loch Katrine experience, the steamship brings together the best of adventure, relaxation and history – all in one.

Falkirk Wheel

Take a spin on the world’s only rotating boat lift with this 35-minute journey around The Falkirk Wheel. Be prepared for stunning views across the vast Falkirk countryside as you reach the top point of The Wheel during your 360 degrees trip, before riding back down to the basin and Visitor Centre below.

Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Enjoy the romance of a golden age …  There’s nothing like a departure by steam. Enjoy a scenic ten-mile return train journey to Manuel along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the Avon Viaduct. The friendly volunteers are waiting to welcome you aboard and invite you to soak up the atmosphere of the award-winning heritage railway through the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear.

Visit Scotland’s largest railway Museum and explore three large buildings filled with locomotives, carriages, wagons and other railway artefacts. There is plenty to see and do, from climbing on the footplate of a locomotive to sorting letters in the Post Office Sorting coach.

Loch Lomond Shores

Loch Lomond Shores is truly unique with the blend of great shopping, outdoor activities and buzzing restaurants and cafes.  Add to this the stunning setting on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and they offer an experience nowhere else in Scotland does. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings, get active on or by the loch, sit and enjoy a hearty meal while gazing out at the view, visit The Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium or shop the 100s of brands on offer in our range of stores, including Jenners.

Maid of the Loch historic steamship

Admire the fine views of Ben Lomond from three different levels of decks on the Maid of the Loch historic steamship. Learn from displays about how the Maid was transported in parts from Glasgow and assembled on the slipway before entering service. Read about the plans for getting the Maid sailing again and for developing the pier. Nestled in the heart of the ship is the engine room. See the giant cranks and pistons used to power the enormous paddle wheels. Explore the other accommodation on the ship. Please note the ship is stationary and does not sail.

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