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Glasgow: Stopover Adventure

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 635

Combine a stay in Bonnie Scotland’s vibrant and cultural city with a day to explore Glasgow on a Hop On Hop Off bus with two days of touring the Scottish Highlands including Stirling Castle, the Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Loch Ness.


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AT YOUR SERVICE. This is a great idea for experiencing Glasgow where you can choose your preferred level of accommodation. It can, of course, be modified and/or extended. As we are experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we at Goway are at your service!

Using Glasgow as your base, discover the truly wonderful scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Start with a day to visit the highlights of Glasgow on a Hop On Hop Off bus tour which allows you to go anywhere on its 28 different stops. The city is best known for its excellent shopping, parks, museums and architecture. Some of the highlights to consider are the City Centre which offers outstanding Victorian and Edwardian buildings, Bath Street, a neighbourhood which has a mix of independent shops and bars as well as distinctive Georgian town house style architecture, the West End, a neighbourhood area of cafés, restaurants and bars surrounding the University of Glasgow with its lovely architecture, tree lined streets and quaint shopping areas and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which houses one of Europe's great art collections... The University of Glasgow's Hunterian, the oldest museum in Scotland, includes the Hunterian Museum, the Hunterian Art Gallery, the Mackintosh House, the Zoology Museum and the Anatomy Museum. 

The next day brings a tour to the Central Highlands. Start with a visit to Stirling Castle, one of the largest and most important in Scotland and former residence of Stuart Kings. Then continue to the Trossachs, a forest-covered wooded area of glens. It was the home of Rob Roy MacGregor, the Scottish outlaw. Then visit the beautiful Loch Lomond and the National Park Centre. From here, walk a little on the West Highland Way to a hilltop which gives you outstanding views of the loch and surrounding area. On the way back to Glasgow, stop at the malt whisky distillery of Glengoyne for a tour and a tasting.

The following morning, head to the district of Glencoe, the scene of the massacre of the Macdonalds by the Campbells in 1692. Glencoe is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Continue to Fort William and then along the beginning of the “Great Glen” and the Caledonian Canal to Loch Ness. Have a cruise on the loch looking out for the fabled “Nessie”, the Loch Ness monster. Then travel the length of Loch Ness to Inverness. From here, return to Glasgow through the wild and rugged Cairngorms National Park.

 


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Accommodation in Glasgow

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    The Spires Serviced Apartments



    Glasgow...a city with energy and sophistication and The Spires is right in the centre of where it's all happening. Unwind at the end of a busy day in a delightful environment that's been specially designed to offer you flexible personal space, in an atmosphere of ...

    Glasgow...a city with energy and sophistication and The Spires is right in the centre of where it's all happening. Unwind at the end of a busy day in a delightful environment that's been specially designed to offer you flexible personal space, in an atmosphere of comfort and freedom. Yet so convenient to all Glasgow city centre attractions, restaurants and nightlife, shops and to main Glasgow railway stations. Enjoy much more than a hotel bedroom. Spacious, stylishly designed, our uniquely crafted serviced apartments in Glasgow provide a real 'home from home' living feel, seamlessly blending upscale tranquillity with affordable luxury.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Alarm clock
    • Doctor on Call
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Hairdryers
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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    Carlton George Hotel



    Located right in the heart of Glasgow we're the perfect city centre base. At our boutique hotel you'll find contemporary yet cosy rooms with complimentary drinks, free Wi-Fi and free local calls as well as Windows a unique rooftop restaurant and Executive Lounge. Business and ...

    Located right in the heart of Glasgow we're the perfect city centre base. At our boutique hotel you'll find contemporary yet cosy rooms with complimentary drinks, free Wi-Fi and free local calls as well as Windows a unique rooftop restaurant and Executive Lounge. Business and leisure travellers alike will enjoy the service and hospitality we provide at the four star Carlton George hotel, which includes a complimentary Minibar and decanted spirits in your room, free Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay, free local calls and full Scottish breakfast.

    Facilities

    • Ironing Board
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Room Service

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    Jurys Inn Glasgow



    Situated on Jamaica Street, our four star hotel in Glasgow is within a ten minute walk of three major stations - Glasgow Central, Queen Street and Argyle Street making it the ideal hotel for transport links within the city centre. Our four star Glasgow hotel ...

    Situated on Jamaica Street, our four star hotel in Glasgow is within a ten minute walk of three major stations - Glasgow Central, Queen Street and Argyle Street making it the ideal hotel for transport links within the city centre. Our four star Glasgow hotel is also a stone's throw away from a plethora of restaurants and bars, a three minute walk from St Enoch shopping centre and just around the corner from The Arches, a unique bar, club and arts venue located beneath Glasgow's Central Station. Steeped in heritage, this city also has plenty of beautiful old buildings and monuments to explore, from breath-taking Glasgow Cathedral to George Square, offering guests a taste of Glasgow's rich history.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Multi-lingual Staff

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    Best Western Glasgow



    An exceptional central location isn't the only big attraction of this stylish and comfortable hotel. Whether you're planning a surprise romantic weekend away, a family break close to everything Scotland has to offer or a great value for money business trip. Hearty Scottish breakfast will ...

    An exceptional central location isn't the only big attraction of this stylish and comfortable hotel. Whether you're planning a surprise romantic weekend away, a family break close to everything Scotland has to offer or a great value for money business trip. Hearty Scottish breakfast will set you up for the day ahead and be every bit as memorable as the evenings here in Glasgow! As for things to do, it's endless.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee Shop or Cafe
    • Concierge
    • Doctor on Call
    • Fax
    • Guest Laundry
    • Safety Deposit Box

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    Hilton Glasgow



    Location to begin your adventures. Take in stunning views from a guest room, enjoy seasonal dishes at Morblas Seafood and Grill, and savor a Gin & Tonic in Connich Bar. LivingWell Health Club offers an indoor pool and spa. For your next meeting or event, ...

    Location to begin your adventures. Take in stunning views from a guest room, enjoy seasonal dishes at Morblas Seafood and Grill, and savor a Gin & Tonic in Connich Bar. LivingWell Health Club offers an indoor pool and spa. For your next meeting or event, our hotel has space for 1,000 delegates and is just 20 minutes from Glasgow International Airport.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Restaurant
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Bar(s)
    • Beauty Salon
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Electric Service
    • Elevator
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Fitness Rooms
    • Foreign Currency Exchange
    • Laundry
    • Lounge
    • Luggage Storage
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newspapers
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 635

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Day 1

Glasgow Airport to Central Hotels

Duration25 Minutes

Park Inn by Radisson

Just minutes from the bustling business district, this hotel in Glasgow is the perfect retreat for corporate travellers and leisure guests who want to enjoy the convenience of a location in the city centre. Visit nearby attractions like Pavilion Theatre, Theatre Royal, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and The SSE Hydro. An on-site, all-day restaurant features fresh sandwiches, crisp salads and hearty soups, and an inviting bar provides a perfect place to relax after a busy day. A well-equipped gym is on site and two meeting rooms on the ground level offer a place to meet with clients.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Park Inn by Radisson

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    Park Inn by Radisson



    Just minutes from the bustling business district, this hotel in Glasgow is the perfect retreat for corporate travellers and leisure guests who want to enjoy the convenience of a location in the city centre. Visit nearby attractions like Pavilion Theatre, Theatre Royal, Sir Chris Hoy ...

    Just minutes from the bustling business district, this hotel in Glasgow is the perfect retreat for corporate travellers and leisure guests who want to enjoy the convenience of a location in the city centre. Visit nearby attractions like Pavilion Theatre, Theatre Royal, Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and The SSE Hydro. An on-site, all-day restaurant features fresh sandwiches, crisp salads and hearty soups, and an inviting bar provides a perfect place to relax after a busy day. A well-equipped gym is on site and two meeting rooms on the ground level offer a place to meet with clients.

    Facilities

    • Attractions
    • Ironing Board
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hairdryers
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • TV
    • Wheelchair Accessible

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Day 2

Glasgow Hop On/Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing bus tours are the perfect way to see Glasgow. The double deck open top buses operate regularly from 09:30 until 16:30, and the complete tour lasts one hour and fifty minutes, taking in the best that Glasgow has to offer. There's a choice of multilingual commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin via headphones, or live English speaking guides on selected journeys. The "Ghoulish Glasgow" kid’s commentary is also available on all multilingual tours. There are 28 stops, and you can hop-off at any of the stops on our tour route. Look out for the branded bus stop signs around the City. Passengers please note that some stops are 'request' only and you should signal if you wish to board or leave the bus.

Duration8 Hours
Day 3

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond National Park & Whisky Tour

Experience the Highlands' natural forests, lochs and mountains in Loch Lomond National Park and feel Scotland's past in the heartland of its great heroes - Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. Visit the medieval stronghold of Stirling Castle and sample single malt whisky at Glengoyne Distillery. This tour is for those who love tales of Rob Roy and Brave heart, Renaissance palaces and a healthy walk in the Loch Lomond National Park, before relaxing with a fine malt whisky.

You travel first to Stirling Castle where you can visit this imposing stronghold, the favourite residence of the Stuart kings, where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned. You then continue into the beautiful forest-covered mountains of the Trossachs and stop for lunch in heart of the National Park. This area, on the southern edge of the Highlands was home to Rob Roy Macgregor, the famous Scottish outlaw. From here a short drive takes you to the "bonny, bonny banks" of Loch Lomond. At Loch Lomond you can visit the National Park Centre or walk along part of the West Highland Way to a hilltop viewpoint with spectacular views of the loch. Afterwards visit the malt whisky distillery of Glengoyne for a tour and dram before your return journey to Glasgow.

Duration9 Hours
Day 4

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Day Tour

Your tour passes through the remote beauty of Rannoch Moor and magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692. Then through Fort William to the beginning of the "Great Glen" and the Caledonian Canal, which you follow up to Fort Augustus, nestling on the banks of Loch Ness. Here you can enjoy your lunch, before travelling the full length of Loch Ness to Inverness. Along the way you will have the opportunity to take a 5 star Jacobite boat cruise on Scotland's most famous loch, giving you a chance to search for the legendary monster, popularly known as "Nessie" and enjoy the views to the ancient stronghold of Urquhart Castle. From here you return south to Glasgow via "Monarch of the Glen" country, the Cairngorms National Park, Highland Perthshire and passing Stirling Castle on the way.

Duration12 Hours
Day 5

Glasgow Central Hotels to Airport

Duration25 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

Return arrival transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation in Glasgow, breakfast daily, and sightseeing as per the itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All other meals and beverages, items of a personal nature and gratuities. Subject to availability at the time of booking.

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*Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share and include all taxes. Subject to availability.

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