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Bute to Akye - On The Atlantic Coastal Drive

An 8 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to the Scottish Islands & Glens including Bute & Skye with Johnsons

Sat 3 - Sat 10 July 2021: An 8 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to the Scottish Islands & Glens including Bute & Skye with Johnsons Coaches

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Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th July 2021


Nothing compares to the dramatic landscapes of Western Scotland. There’s mountain scenery in abundance and deep sea lochs shaping the coastline with a myriad of islands, sparkling like jewels in crystal clear seas. On our new coastal journey tour, discover the charm of the Isles of Bute and Skye as well as spending time exploring historic towns and picturesque villages along the way.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 7 nights half board

  • All ferry crossings

  • Entry to Mount Stuart & Gardens

  • Entry to Dunvegan Castle

  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise


Not included: All lunches


Day 1

We journey north to Wemys Bay, Ayrshire, where we join the ferry to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute for our 3-night stay.

Day 2

Morning free to explore the renovated Victorian town of Rothesay with its art deco Pavilion, pier & promenade. The afternoon is spent touring Bute’s coastline and beaches. There’s Ettrick, the most popular, St Ninians and Scalpsie with its seal colony. We include your entrance to Mount Stuart, a lavish Victorian Gothic Palace with extensive gardens.

Day 3

The short ferry crossing takes you to what is known as “Argyll’s secret coastline”. Here you are met with the most sublime of views towards Arran. Free time in the popular resort of Dunoon. Return passing Holy Loch over the Kyles, to catch the ferry back to Bute.

Day 4

Departing after breakfast we catch the ferry and head northwards to the historical town of Inveraray. We continue via Oban – “The Gateway to the Isles” before following the shoreline of Loch Linnhe to Fort William for a brief stop before travelling through the Great Glen, then on to Skye for our 2-night stay.

Day 5

Skye is without doubt Scotland’s most well-known island. Its romantic history, majestic mountains and rugged coastline are a beauty to behold. Today is spent touring the island, visiting the picture postcard capital Portree. Then along the west coast of the island with entry into the clan seat of Dunvegan Castle.

Day 6

A morning cruise in a submersible glass bottom craft under the Skye Bridge & out to Seal Island. See abundant wildlife above and below the waves. Then, proceed across Glen Carron with time free in Inverness before turning south through Speyside to our hotel in Pitlochry for 2-nights.

Day 7

A day at leisure in Pitlochry.

Day 8

After breakfast we leave and head for home.

Your Hotel


3* Glenburn Hotel, Rothesay, Isle of Bute - 3 Nights

3* Dunollie Hotel, Skye - 2 Nights

3* Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry - 2 Nights


All hotels are varied in style and standards, but all rooms offer full-en-suite facilities. Travellers should consider the fact that they will often be in beautiful, yet isolated locations where hotel availability is extremely limited. All have restaurant, bar & lounge. Mobility Grade: 2: This is a touring holiday and although most of the sightseeing is from the comfort of our coach, there are ferries to board and three different hotels, along with steps and stairs to negotiate. Please note that due to the nature of this holiday, customers with mobility difficulties may be limited in their enjoyment.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

7 Nights

Sat 3 - Sat 10 July 2021: £959



Holiday Insurance: £33.50

All prices are per person & are for the entire tour.


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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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