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The Scenic Southwest of Scotland

New for 2023!! Just when you thought there were no more secrets to uncover in Scotland, we invite you to explore Dumfries and Galloway. Ramble along the stunning wild coast, feel the tranquillity of the star-studded night sky, and breathe in the scent of the ancient woodland. This scenic land has stayed away from the spotlight, so it's a perfect destination for curious travellers.

The Scenic Southwest of Scotland

New for 2023!! Just when you thought there were no more secrets to uncover in Scotland, we invite you to explore Dumfries and Galloway. Ramble along the stunning wild coast, feel the tranquillity of the star-studded night sky, and breathe in the scent of the ancient woodland. This scenic land has stayed away from the spotlight, so it's a perfect destination for curious travellers.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing includes Moffat, Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries, Kirkcudbright, Galloway Forest Park and Galloway Forest Dark Skies area, Mull of Galloway Rhins of Galloway, Port Logan Fishpond.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

    (*maximum of 8 participants can be booked on any one departure with Celtic Tours. If more than 8, the tour must be private and the price will be affected).

The Scenic Southwest of Scotland Tour Includes

  • Transportation by top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini coaches.
  • Three (3) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Glasgow (pre/post) and one (1) nights in Galloway Forest Area.
  • Choice of B&B or Hotel in Galloway. Glasgow based on 3 or 4Star Hotel.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Glasgow.
  • Two (2) days of custom touring per itinerary.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

    Please note: Itinerary is subject to changes based on weather conditions and other external factors, including specific interests of group
     

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Glasgow

Arrive in Glasgow. Private transfer to your pre-booked Glasgow hotel.

Day 2 | Galloway

Make your way to the departure point at: Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont St. between Stances 23 to 32. This tour departs promptly at 8:30 am. Please make your way to this departure point 15 minutes before departure. You leave Glasgow behind and head south past the gorgeous rolling expanses of the Southern Uplands to our first stop of the day, the market town of Moffat. Grab a coffee and buy some of the famous Moffat toffee before you continue your journey. Next, it's the highlight of the day; Caerlaverock Castle. With its triangular shape, wide moat, and imposing battlements; this medieval fortress is as unique as its turbulent history. For lunch, we stop in the market town of Dumfries. You'll have free time here, so you can decide if you want to grab something to eat and explore. You can visit Moat Brae, the house that's the birthplace of Peter Pan, or Robert Burns' Mausoleum. Then, ramble through the stunning countryside and coast to visit the village of Kirkcudbright. With quaint pastel houses, this is one of the most picturesque villages in Scotland, so discover your inner photographer as you explore the colourful streets. In the early evening, you arrive in Gatehouse of Fleet, where you're dropped off at your accommodation and are free to explore. This charming village lies in the Galloway Forest Dark Skies area, so make sure to stay up a bit to enjoy some stargazing.

Day 3 | Back to Glasgow

Your driver-guide picks you up in the morning and you head to the Rhins of Galloway. This wild peninsula offers splendid sea views, wonderful wildlife and boasts Scotland's southernmost point, Mull of Galloway. Enjoy a walk along dramatic cliffs, admire the beautiful lighthouse and keep your eyes peeled for porpoises and sea birds. Then, you ramble up the unspoiled coast to the Port Logan Fishpond. This quirky place started as a fish larder for the local laird and today acts as a natural 'aquarium' full of diverse sea fish. All this sea air must have whetted your appetite, so you head to the pretty village of Portpatrick for lunch. Next, you travel to the Galloway Forest Park; a region full of ancient woodlands and mountain vistas, which is also part of the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. Soak up the tranquil loch views and breathe in the crisp air as you explore this untouched wilderness. From here, you start your return journey to Glasgow and arrive back to the city in the evening, where you make your own way to your pre-booked Glasgow hotel.

Day 4 | Depart

Private transfer to the Glasgow Airport for your return flight home.

Rates & Hotels

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

The Scenic Southwest of Scotland - 2 day tour from Glasgow with Pre and Post Night in Glasgow - Based on B&B
The Scenic Southwest of Scotland - 2 day tour from Glasgow with Pre and Post Night in Glasgow - Based on Hotels

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

B&B Package

United Kingdom -

3* B&B or Guest House Accommodations with private facilities and breakfast included (except on first day of arrival) [more]

Hotel Package

United Kingdom -

3* Hotel Accommodations with private facilities and breakfast included (except on first day of arrival) [more]

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

     Please note: Itinerary is subject to changes based on weather conditions and other external factors, including specific interests of group

Airfare

Airfare can be booked in conjunction with this tour. Airfare is instant purchase and non-refundable

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Glasgow. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.