As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is famed for its culture, shopping and people. During this tour, we explore some of the city’s cultural hidden gems. We have included a guided coach tour of this amazing city, highlighting the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland’s most celebrated architect and designer of the 20th century, complimented with a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, one of Scotland's most popular attractions, with 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8,000 objects, including Charles Rennie Makintosh displays. We also enjoy a visit and refreshments at Dumfries House, set in 2,000 acres, this stunning Estate and 18th-century house is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes. Saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-century Scottish cabinet makers. We also travel north out of the city, crossing the famous Erskine Bridge, a state-of-the-art infrastructure landmark in Scotland for its time and remains one of the country s most architecturally and technically distinguished bridges of the post-war period and beyond its date of construction, continuing onto Loch Lomond for a peaceful cruise and the opportunity to get to the heart of the Trossachs, with ever-changing scenic vistas which unfold as you meander from picturesque scenery to natural wonders around Loch Lomond.
The Plaza Tower Hotel, located in East Kilbride. All guestrooms are en suite & offer the usual refinements including Wifi, TV & refreshment facilities. Our stay is on a half board basis.