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Culzean Castle, Burns Country & Ayrshire Coast Tour – From Glasgow

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    02 Apr - 30 Oct: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • Duration

    Approximately 8.5 hours

  • Start time

    09:30am

  • Meeting Point
    Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between Stances 23 to 32)
  • Ending Point

    Same as meeting point

Key Highlights

  • Perfect for those who love beautiful castles, gardens and Robert Burns’ poetry
  • Discover places that are less known to visitors but full of fascinating castles, culture and history
  • Explore the countryside mentioned in the poems and songs of Robert Burns
  • A group of 16 people ensures intimate experience
  • Our local operators have won several tourism awards for their group tours

Overview

Discover Scottish countryside with this tour that takes you to the lesser known places in Scotland.

Drive through the rolling hills and dramatic coastal scenery and visit the Culzean Castle and Gardens, where you can spend your time at leisure. Sit right on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde and admire the views and beautiful gardens.

Follow the coastline of Ayrshire and see the fishing village of Dunure. Also,visit the famous poet Robert Burns’ countryside, which has been mentioned in several of his famous poems and songs.

Visit the Robert Burns’ Museum and get acquainted with the life and times of Scotland’s national poet.

Our local operators have won several awards for their small group tours including the Green Tourism Award and the Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Award.

Itinerary

You will depart from Glasgow in a Mercedes minicoach from Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW (Tours will depart from a stance between Stances 23 to 32). You will cross the Renfrewshire Hills towards south into Ayrshire with small towns and villages falling on the way.

Your first stop will be Culzean Country Park, one of Scotland’s popular tourist attractions. The park has lush woodlands, landscaped gardens, and rugged coastline, and an 18th century castle which is a great country house with fine furniture and beautiful Robert Adam architecture. Enjoy leisure time at the park visiting the castle or walking on the woodlands (payable on arrival). You can also sit on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde and enjoy the stunning views of the garden.

Next, you will drive through the tiny fishing village of Dunure to the village of Alloway, which has been the subject of several poems by Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. You will see the places mentioned referred in Burns’ famous poems such as the Auld Kirk Alloway and Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon.

You will also visit Robert Burns Museum and learn about the poet’s upbringing and his poetry. During the course of the tour, enjoy a riverside walk or explore the ruins of Alloway Old Kirk and walk over the Auld Bridge, also known as Brig O' Doon.

After spending some quality time at Ayrshire, you will head back to Glasgow.

Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach with a maximum of 16 passengers
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • Entrance to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Exclusions

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Entrance fees to any visitor attractions

Please note

Please be at the start point 15 minutes prior to departure. Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). AT this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs(31 lbs) of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.

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. Passengers are restricted to carry one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

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