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Best of Both Worlds

Best of Both Worlds

An opportunity to discover parts of Scotland and the Lake District

Best of Both Worlds - Scotland & Lake District


6 Days


£656 per person

Single supplement £86



Sunday 12th September - After our ‘Door to Door’ pick up service collects you from home you will board the holiday coach at the Sea Terminal. The 08:45 sailing to Heysham is taken and then onward coach journey to Gretna Hall Hotel for 5 nights. Tea/ coffee and shortbread on arrival.


Monday 13th to Thursday 16th September - A selection of included excursions will be taken as per the tour itinerary.


Friday 17th September - After breakfast we will depart for the short journey to Heysham and the afternoon sailing home. On returning to Douglas we will be met by

the ‘Door to Door’ vehicles which will take you safely home.




Built in 1710, the Gretna Hall Hotel is steeped in history and recently benefited from a refurbishment. Bedrooms have a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is within walking distance of the Gretna Retail Outlet. The original Blacksmiths shop is within the grounds.

•     Ground floor rooms available on request • Hotel has a lift




Tour Itinerary


• A full day guided tour of 'Secret Solway' in Cumbria. With dramatic views across the water to Scotland. Time at leisure in the seaside location of Silloth is followed by a scenic drive along the coast to the once important shipbuilding town of Maryport.


• Half day tour taking in the Scottish side of the Solway estuary. There will be a visit to Annan harbour, once a busy ship building site and an historic stepping off point for Scottish people emigrating to the USA and Canada in the 1800s.


• A morning drive to Lowther Castle and Gardens. 'A jewel in the English Lake District's crown’. In the afternoon a short journey to Glenridding for a relaxing cruise on Lake Ullswater to Pooley Bridge.


• We visit Drumlanrig Castle, one of Britain’s grandest castles and a treasure-trove of delights. With impressive gardens and breath-taking views across the Nith Valley.




Included in the holiday


•                  Door to Door pick up & return service


•                  Steam Packet tickets


•                  Accommodation on a half board basis


•                  All coach travel and excursions


•                  Group entrance admission to Drumlanrig Castle & Estate Lowther Castle & Gardens Cruise on Ullswater Lake


•                  Full and half day guided coach tours




We sometimes make changes to journeys and excursions in response to adverse weather conditions, road repairs, road congestion and other local factors. In these circumstances the driver/company will exercise discretion reasonably having all due consideration to the relevant factors and as a result there may be changes to the planned journey/excursion.




Please note that as Steam Packet sailings will not be confirmed until late October 2020 there is the liklihood that the schedule may change.

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