THE LUXURY GLASGOW & LOCH LOMOND EXPERIENCE (2 NIGHTS)
A visit to Scotland would be incomplete without spending some time in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow. Sometimes overlooked by the traditional tourist, the city has an eclectic mix of culture, style, and diverse architecture. You will be met by your chauffeur on arrival in Glasgow and taken on a guided tour of the city centre en route to Crossbasket Castle on the outskirts of the
city where you will stay for the duration of your tour. Over the next two days, you can experience the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond with lunch and a champagne cruise from the Marina at Cameron House, as well as visiting some of Glasgow's hidden treasures, including a whisky distillery and the world-famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
"We were met at our hotel by a professionally dressed driver with a beautiful new car and we spent the next few hours with Bruce who was very knowledgeable about his city, Glasgow. He took us to all of the places of interest and explained a lot about the history and culture of the area … it was a fabulous way to see the highlights of the city in such a short visit."
Upon arrival at Glasgow Airport or one of the city centre train stations, you will be met by your own private chauffeur guide and escorted to your pristinely presented chauffeur driven hybrid saloon. With the airport located 10 miles to the west of the city, your initial journey to Glasgow will follow the line of the famous River Clyde. A few relics of bygone industrialisation are still visible, but quickly you gain a feeling of a modern, dynamic, and regenerated city. Gleaming buildings of cutting-edge design adorn the city landscape and, in some cases, sit side by side some of the great buildings of Glasgow's industrial past. After your trip, your chauffeur will then escort you to Crossbasket Castle – a hidden gem on the outskirts of the city.
One of the great attractions of Glasgow is the ease with which you can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind. Within 30 minutes you can reach the famous banks of Loch Lomond, immortalised in the famous Scots song about its “Bonnie Banks”. The Boat House at Cameron House on Loch Lomond will provide the perfect venue for a relaxing lunch and you could then follow that with a voyage on their luxury motor yacht, The Celtic Warrior. As you return to Glasgow, the warm welcome of the Auchentoshan Distillery is there to entice you or for a more cutting edge, modern riverside whisky experience, the Clydeside Distillery is Glasgow’s historic, yet modern addition to the world of whisky distillation.
Make the most of the sumptuous surroundings of Crossbasket and, depending on your onward travel arrangements, your chauffeur could return you directly to the station or airport. Alternatively, you could be treated to some of Glasgow great gems. The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, for instance, houses one of the greatest civic art collections in the world with an extensive collection of Scottish, British & European art.
ABOUT OUR TOURING CHAUFFEURS
What better way to tour Scotland than with your own private chauffeur guide at the wheel of a luxury car? From the moment you arrive at the airport or train station, you will be cosseted in the kid-gloved hands of your very own touring chauffeur. Your bags will be loaded and unloaded at each hotel and personal introductions will help ease you into each property when you first arrive. Your safety and comfort is of utmost importance to us and you can rest assured that your car will be prepared each day, just as your hotel room will be
cleaned and refreshed, ensuring that your Luxury Scotland experience is exactly what you, the discerning traveller, expects. As you pass through the glorious countryside visiting castles and historical landmarks, the country will open up in front of you in a way that can only happen when someone else is doing the driving. What's more, you can relax each time you visit a distillery in the full knowledge that driving is not something you will need to worry about on the other side!
Can I change elements of the itinerary?
Of course, the very essence of a chauffeur driven tour is flexibility so we can tailor the experience to accommodate your own needs. Let us know your thoughts and we can adapt any trip as required or create something completely bespoke.
How many people are included in this package?
The starting point for the tour creation has been for them to involve two people sharing a room and one of our chauffeur driven cars, but that should not be seen as a limitation or restriction. Hotel pricing can be based on single occupancy and if more than one room is required then we can provide you with full costings. Prices for the chauffeur driven car will always be based on a price per vehicle not per person. Our luxurious Mercedes V-Class people carriers can carry up to 6 or 7 people and are ideal for families, and again the cost is per vehicle, not per person. Contact us for more information.
What are the terms and conditions?
As each trip is individually tailored, each will have its own terms and conditions. Luxury Scotland properties are mainly privately owned and each has its own set of guest terms and conditions. When you are ready to confirm a booking of both your hotels and chauffeur driven car, all the terms will be carefully outlined for each property. We would always recommend ensuring you have a robust and up to date personal travel insurance policy in place for any trip you take.
When is this experience available from?
As soon as the restrictions on non-essential travel, and any variation to these guidelines issued by the Government, are lifted we would anticipate being able to offer these, subject to availability.
What are the costs involved?
The cost for each trip will vary depending upon hotel availability, car type and the length of the trip. Prices for the Lochs & Castles experience start from £1,900 based on two people on a room only basis, with arrival and departure transfers and time with your touring chauffeur conducting local sightseeing. Contact us for more information.