Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens
Bute & Rothesay
Bute & Mount Stuart
A day trip to the historic town of Inveraray including an optional visit to the famous jail. If you would prefer you will also have the opportunity to see the impressive home and gardens of The Duke of Argyll, Inveraray Castle.
A day trip to the island of Gigha " Gods Island", with an optional visit to Achamore Gardens. A tour of this idyllic island from the beautiful twin beaches in the south overlooking the island of Cara, the last link to the 'Lord of the Isles' to the old pier at the north where you can view Knapdale, Jura and Islay amidst unspoilt surroundings. Visit the Heritage Trust and the Gigha Gallery and see one of Scotlands few inhabitant owned Islands. A soup and sandwich lunch at the Gigha Hotel can also be included.
A tour of the famous ancient sites around Kilmartin Glen. One of the best known ancient sites of Scotland, Kilmartin holds the key to the ancient Scottish kings who were crowned at Dunnad, a few miles from the Kilmartin standing stones. Dunnad, Dalriada and Kilmartin are known as the Heart of Argyll, they represent a 'must see' on the Argyll tour.
A sight seeing day trip via Oban, Connel, Taynuilt, Loch Awe, Inveraray, Loch Fyne, Lochgilphead and Tarbert.
A sight seeing day trip to Oban, the ‘unofficial capital of the West Highlands’ exploring this wonderful little port. We can also arrange to visit Oban Distillery and Visitor Centre if requested.
Enjoy a day at the wonderful Ardkinglas Estate, which is situated on the shores near the head of Loch Fyne at Cairndow. Spend time walking around their famous woodland gardens and see the remarkable champion conifers, the tallest or broadest trees in Britain including the Grand Fir (Abeis Grandis) – Rising One - at 210'11'' high. The woodlands and gardens are host to some of the rarest plants and shrubs in the country, all accompanied by a river, waterfalls and an old mill. Ardkinglas woodlands and gardens are set against a stunning backdrop of mountain and forest in this beautiful part of Argyll.
Ardkinglas House, which is almost fairy tail in appearance, is an archtectural gem built in 1907. Tours of the house are available on Fridays from April until October only and must be pre-booked.
A day trip to Seil Island by way of the world famous 'Bridge over the Atlantic' to Easdale with an afternoon visit to the National Trust for Scotlands Arduaine Gardens at the head of Loch Melfort.
A day trip to the National Trust for Scotlands Crarae Gardens on the shores of Loch Fyne near Inverary.
A sightseeing day trip via Ardrishaig, Cairnbaan and the Crinan Canal. You can choose a tour along the western shore of Loch Sween visiting Tayvallich and Keills Chapel , or along the eastern shore visiting Castle Sween and Kilmory Knap Chapel. An alternative tour of Knapdale would be a circular route around Kilberry including a visit to the Kilberry Standing Stones and Cholmcille's (St Columba) Chapel and Cave near Ellary on the shores of Loch Coulisport.
A visit to Crinan, located at the western end of The Crinan Canal with views to Jura, Scarba and the whirlpool at Corryvreckan with a visit to the Sea Loch Gallery at the Crinan Hotel. Across the water, visit the gardens at Duntrune Castle, thought to be the oldest inhabited mainland castle in Scotland. Duntrune is the residence of Robin Neill Malcolm, the current clan chief.
A day trip to Campbeltown including a visit to either the Springbank or Scotia distilleries.
A coastal round trip of the Kintyre peninsula, visiting Glenbarr Abbey - seat of the Macalister Clan - via Campbeltown including a visit to Skipness Castle, Saddell Abbey with its connections to The Knights Templar, Joan of Arc and Robert the Bruce and through the village and harbour of Carradale.
A day trip to Portavadie and Tighnabruaich by ferry from Tarbert Loch Fyne. Tighnabruich is noted as one of the jewels in 'Argyll's Secret Coast'. Sitting on the east coast of Loch Fyne, this pretty village is a hidden gem of the Argyll tour.
A day trip to Dunoon via the Tarbert to Portavadie ferry, passing Kames, Loch Riddon, Loch Striven and the Holy Loch. Returning to Tarbert by Loch Eck and Loch Fyne.
A day trip to the Isle of Bute via Colintraive and crossing the Kyles of Bute by ferry. Including a visit to Rothesay and Rothesay Castle.
A day trip to the Isle of Bute via Colintraive and crossing the Kyles of Bute by ferry. Including a visit to Rothesay and Mount Stuart House.
A day trip to the Isle of Arran via the Cloanaig ferry, to include a visit to Loch Ranza Distillery with a soup and sandwich lunch. Followed by a short island tour and a visit to the Isle of Arran visitor centre.
A visit to the National Trust for Scotlands Brodick Castle and Gardens including a soup and sandwich lunch. Followed by a visit to the town of Brodick and the Isle of Arran visitor centre.
A two day tour including a day trip to the Island of Iona and Iona Abbey via the Island of Mull. This tour will require an overnight stay in Oban for which accommodation can be arranged.
Tours start and finish in the town of Tarbert, Loch Fyne outside the Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre. For visitors by sea to Tarbert, pick up will be from the Tarbert Harbour Authority pontoons. Alternative start and finish points can be arranged to suit. Please get in touch with us to arrange the tour that you suits you.
All entry fees, Calmac ferry prices and lunches are subject to variation, and no guarantee can be made to the cost or availability on the day.
Tours relying on ferry travel may be subject to change or cancellation due to weather or other circumstances outwith our control. Please check on day of travel.
Tours can also be arranged to our neighbouring island of Islay which features prominently on the Scottish Whisky Trail. Islay and Arran are also reknowned as being 'Scotland in Miniature'. So if you have little time to explore Scotland, these islands can give you a taste of the welcome, culture, landscape and whisky that Scotland is known for.
Please contact us for package and offer deals. If you have a trip in mind, let us quote for your excursion. Alternatively, take a look at some of our suggested day trips on our day-tours page to get some inspiration.
Trade enquiries also welcome.
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