A Day on the Island: Bute

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1 Day
Availability : April to October
Start: Glasgow, Scotland
End: Glasgow, Scotland

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

During the Great Scottish Witch Hunt of 1661-62, six Scottish women were accused of witchcraft in the parish of Rothesay on Bute. The Bute Witches did not survive their interrogations, but their story remains.

But don’t let that dark history spook you off. The Isle of Bute is so stunning, you might find it hard to believe something so sinister once took place here.

Scotland is more than its glorious landscapes. More than its sordid history. More than its passion and beauty. And on this day trip from Glasgow, you’ll get to experience so much of what makes this country so unforgettable.

Tour Details

Isle of Bute – Just a short ferry ride away, this is your chance to explore one of Scotland’s beautiful isles. From craggy moorlands to sandy beaches, Bute is a haven for nature lovers.

Mount Stuart* –  This 19th-century neo-Gothic mansion is the ancestral seat of the Marquesses of Bute.

Rothesay – Stroll along the seaside promenade of this ancient royal burgh.

Sandy Beaches of Bute –  No matter the weather, all of Bute’s beaches are worth a visit. Some have golden sand. Others red. On one you’ll find WWII remains, and on another a chapel. 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Glasgow (Google Map)

Check-in closes at 08:00 (tour departs at 08:15) – Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station Pick Up, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station (Stance between 23 to 32), Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW

Drop off Location & Time

Glasgow: same as departure
Approx. 7:00pm

Price Includes

  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Mount Stewart admission to House and Gardens


  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

This day tour comes with a driver-guide who knows the stories, sights, and secrets of the areas you travel through; every itinerary is tested by travel-loving locals; and you get the chance to support the communities you visit.

  • Travel in a small group
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Time off the bus to explore


Your tour departs Glasgow, heading along the south shores of the Clyde Estuary. Relax and enjoy the stunning views across the Firth of Clyde to the Argyllshire sea lochs and Highland mountains.

Travelling through the seaports of Greenock and Gourock, you continue down to the North Ayrshire coast to the quaint ferry port located at Weymss Bay. Take a deep breath as you sail across the Firth of Clyde before disembarking at Rothesay, the largest town on the Isle of Bute.


Mount Stuart

Your journey carries on to the ancestral seat of the marquesses of Bute, Mount Stuart. This spectacular 19th-century neo-gothic mansion boasts ornate Gothic revival architecture, not to mention the wonderful grounds that are yours to explore. Back in 1877 when it was built, it was one of the most technologically advanced homes of its time. It was the first Scottish home with electricity and an indoor heated swimming pool. Luxury!


After a wee jaunt around Mount Stuart, you’re back on the bus and it’s time to relax as your driver-guide takes you for a scenic drive around the south side of the island. Time for a song request? Something dramatic to match the spectacular views across the Firth of Clyde. What a way to see the Highlands. Your driver-guide will make stops along the way. Get ready to curl your toes in the sand of the west coast’s beautiful beaches. Make sure to keep an eye out for Bute’s beautiful wildlife, from red squirrels to otters.

You head back to Rothesay and here the time is yours. Sample some of the local cuisine, explore the promenade, grab yourself a souvenir, or take in the beautiful castle ruins. 


Now it’s time to jump back on the ferry. Don’t fret over leaving Bute behind, she’s always waiting for you should you return. And you’ll have your memories, photos, and souvenirs to enjoy on the drive back to Glasgow.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp)
2024: April to May – Tuesday & Saturday $170
2024: June to September – Tuesday & Saturday $180
2024: October  – Tuesday & Saturday $170

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).


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