Discover Robert Burns Tours
“Ae fond kiss, and then we sever! Ae fareweel, Alas, for ever! “
For lovers of Scotland’s national poet, this is your chance to discover a fantastic tour to the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and visit other locations which inspired him on his travels. Always a favourite coach holiday and group organised tour, make this year the time to visit Scotland and allow your passengers to discover everything about Burns.
Here is a taster of what you can offer in your next coach holiday to Scotland. A 5 day tour which includes 2 nights of entertainment (quizzes/bingo).
You should arrange to arrive mid to late afternoon. Don’t forget to remind the driver to call with approximate ETA as we like to offer our guests a welcoming cup of tea on arrival. Time now to relax and enjoy your first evening meal with us.
Today we head north and over the magnificent Erskine Bridge and towards a morning coffee stop at the Antartex village in Balloch. This is a factory outlet for Sheepskin and leather goods with year round bargains for all. Not only can you see Craftsmen at work in their specialist workshops, there is also an Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Golf Shop, souvenir shop, restaurant and coffee shop. There are free daily tastings in the Whisky Shop. Suggested visit for the afternoon in the second city of the empire – Glasgow. Particularly recommended is the fascinating Kelvingrove museum which was re-opened after a major refit , and is currently the number one Tourist Attraction in Scotland. At Kelvingrove you will see a picture of “Highland Mary” the Bard’s most mysterious muse, and who many have thought was Robert Burns’s one true love.
Following breakfast its time to find out what the fuss is all about ! Suggested visit to World class Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Just a few miles South of the Centre, Croy Brae or ‘Electric Brae’ as it is better known, is to be found. This opticial illusion is well worth the short detour before the return journey via the Mennock pass and Leadhills.Tonight we open proceedings with a malt whisky reception in the Arbory Lounge followed by our Traditional Burns Supper evening and Ceildih
Having savoured breakfast, our recommended day trip is to Edinburgh. This is without doubt our most popular visit from the hotel. In his lifetime Burns achieved great fame and was much in demand to recite his works in ‘Auld reekie’. One of Burns’s most famous love songs, Ae Fond Kiss was written to mark his parting from Agnes McLehose, a wealthy society Lady whom Burns had met in Edinburgh and with whom he carried on a passionate correspondence.As an alternative, follow the Burn’s Heritage trail through Dumfries and Galloway.
Time to bid a sad farewell to the Hotel, the village and new friends.