Rothesay - Tour to the Isle of Bute
About this tour
Bute is only 33 miles from Glasgow (as the crow flies) Bute is one of the most accessible of the westerly islands from the Scottish Central Belt. It's a peaceful island haven, just a stone's throw away from the mainland.
Bute is only 15 miles long by 4 miles wide but there is loads to see and do. The wonderful West Island Way is an island-long marked trail - it's a great way to see Bute's flora and fauna and of course the views to Arran and Cowal.
Bute is renowned for its glorious gardens and grand architecture. The Esplanade Gardens on the front are a summer favourite. Why not visit Ardencraig Gardens on Canada Hill which features a walled garden and an exotic aviary. The marvellous Ascog Fernery is a beautiful garden with specimen planting and the fernery is a cool oasis on a hot day.
Rothesay and Port Bannatyne are great places for a bite to eat with cafes, bistros,
bars and restaurants. This circular tour encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery Scotland has to offer - along the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond and through the Arrochar Alps
to the shores of Loch Fyne. Bute itself is accessed by the short ferry crossing from Colintraive to Rhubodach.
The return to Central Belt is from Rothesay via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Wemyss Bay. On-board all tour customers will receive a complimentary cup of tea/ coffee and a slice of cake.
Ideal for coach/tour operators based in the Central Belt of Scotland.
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The 2021 promotional rate for each passenger, including all ferry fares and afternoon tea on the ferry back to Wemyss Bay is £10.40 per head. (Based on a 12.8M coach carrying 35 passengers. The coach fares are firm whilst passenger fares are estimated and are subject to approval by the Scottish Government)