The Scenic South West of Scotland 2024

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2 Days / 1 Night (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : April - October
Start: Glasgow, Scotland
End: Glasgow, Scotland

The Scenic South West of Scotland: 1 nt Gatehouse of Fleet

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Just when you thought there were no more secrets to uncover in Scotland, we invite you to explore Dumfries and Galloway.

This scenic land has stayed away from the spotlight, so it’s a perfect destination for curious travellers.

Say yes to this adventure and you’re going to find yourself rambling along the stunning wild coast, feeling the tranquillity of the star-studded night sky, and breathing in the scent of the ancient woodland.

Then, when you return home, decide if you want to keep this slice of paradise your secret or not.

2 DAYS / 1 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Caerlaverock Castle – Admire the extraordinary shape of the fortress, caught up in frequent border conflicts.

Portpatrick – Feel the tranquillity as you stroll around the quaint streets of this wee harbour village.

The Rhins of Galloway – Get off the beaten track to the unspoiled peninsula full of rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches, and abundant wildlife. 

Mull of Galloway – Visit Scotland’s most Southerly Point adorned with craggy cliffs and a lovely lighthouse. 

Galloway Forest Park – Home to Britain’s biggest forest, sparkling lochs, and stunning dark skies. 

Pick Up Location & TIme

Glasgow: Check-in closes at 08:15 (tour departs at 08:30) – Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station Pick Up, Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station (Stance between 23 to 32), Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW (Google Maps)

Drop off Location & Time

Glasgow
7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 1 night Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

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

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attraction
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Glasgow - Moffat - Caerlaverock Castle - Dumfries - Gatehouse of Fleet

  • Imagine battles raging outside the medieval Caerlaverock Castle
  • Spend the night in Gatehouse of Fleet, a village under the canopy of stars in the Dark Sky area

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. You deserve it.

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, with a stop at a local village along the way before you arrive in Gatehouse of Fleet in the early evening. 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 2Gatehouse of Fleet - Mull of Galloway - Port Logan Fishpond - Portpatrick - Galloway Forest Park - Glasgow

  • Stand at the most southerly point of Scotland at the unspoiled Mull of Galloway
  • Reconnect with untouched nature at the Galloway Forest Park

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. (B)

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: April to May – Sunday $430 $570
2024: June to September – Sunday $460 $600
2024: October – Sunday $430 $570

All guaranteed departures.

Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2024: April to May – Sunday $460 $580
2024: June to September – Sunday $490 $610
2024: October – Sunday $460 $580

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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