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Based in Northern Ireland, Croga Tours offers Coach Holidays, Day Trips & Group Coach travel all over the UK & Ireland.

Scotland Mini Break

Scotland Mini Break

A tour which includes two of Scotland's most popular cities and a little bit more!

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Embarking on a short break to Scotland, my journey unfolded with enchanting visits to Edinburgh and Glasgow, two vibrant cities steeped in history and culture. Edinburgh, the capital, captivated me with its historic charm, from the medieval Edinburgh Castle perched on Castle Rock to the lively Royal Mile, lined with shops and street performers. The city's regal beauty extended to Arthur's Seat, a dormant volcano offering panoramic views. In contrast, Glasgow, with its modern flair, welcomed me with innovative art installations, world-class museums like the Kelvingrove, and the stunning Riverside Museum showcasing transport history. Savor the distinct character of both cities, reveling in the rich tapestry of Scotland's past and present.



Package Includes:

  • Luxury Coach Travel

  • 3 Nights Dinner, B&B at the Crowwood Hotel

  • Free time in Glasgow

  • Day trip to Edinburgh

  • Tour of the Falkirk Wheel

  • Tour of The Kelpies


*Trip subject to minimum numbers departing



Scotland, a land of rugged landscapes and rich heritage, casts a spell with its breathtaking beauty and storied history. Nestled in the northern part of the United Kingdom, Scotland is renowned for its majestic castles, including the iconic Edinburgh Castle and Eilean Donan Castle, standing as sentinels to centuries gone by. The country boasts diverse terrain, from the mist-covered Highlands with their ancient glens and lochs to the Lowlands' fertile plains. Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, enchants with its medieval and Georgian architecture, while Glasgow dazzles with its modern vibrancy and cultural prowess. A tapestry of tartans, bagpipes, and a deep sense of national pride define the Scottish spirit, with traditions like ceilidh dancing and the stirring sound of bagpipes echoing through its picturesque landscapes. Whether exploring historic cities, hiking through wild landscapes, or savoring a dram of Scotch whisky, Scotland offers a captivating journey through time and nature.


The Crowwood Hotel

The Crowwood Hotel in Scotland stands as a beacon of comfort and hospitality in the picturesque landscape of the country. Nestled on the outskirts of Glasgow, this charming hotel combines modern amenities with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Its contemporary design, coupled with attentive service, creates a relaxing haven for travelers. The Crowwood Hotel boasts well-appointed rooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for guests exploring the nearby attractions like Glasgow's vibrant city life or the serene beauty of the Scottish countryside. With its commitment to providing a memorable experience, the Crowwood Hotel embodies the essence of Scottish hospitality, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a tranquil retreat with easy access to both urban excitement and natural wonders.



Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, exudes a dynamic energy and a rich cultural tapestry. Renowned for its industrial past, Glasgow has undergone a remarkable transformation into a vibrant hub of art, music, and style. The cityscape features an eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture, with landmarks like the Glasgow Cathedral and the contemporary Riverside Museum reflecting its diverse heritage. Glasgow is a mecca for art enthusiasts, boasting world-class galleries such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Gallery of Modern Art. The city's thriving music scene and lively street art contribute to its edgy allure. From the fashionable shops along Buchanan Street to the friendly locals and the inviting green spaces like Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow offers a compelling blend of history, creativity, and urban charm that captivates visitors from around the globe.



Edinburgh, Scotland's enchanting capital, is a city that effortlessly blends ancient history with modern vibrancy. Dominated by the imposing Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock, the city's skyline is a dramatic silhouette against the Scottish sky. The Royal Mile, a bustling historic street, weaves through the heart of the Old Town, lined with quaint shops, pubs, and historic landmarks like St. Giles' Cathedral. Edinburgh's New Town, a testament to Georgian elegance, offers wide streets and neoclassical architecture. The city is a cultural hub with world-class museums, such as the National Museum of Scotland, and hosts the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The lush greenery of Holyrood Park, crowned by the extinct volcano Arthur's Seat, provides a stunning natural backdrop. Edinburgh's charm lies not only in its historic treasures but also in the warmth of its people, making it a captivating destination for those seeking a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.


The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel, a marvel of engineering and ingenuity, stands as a modern icon in the heart of Scotland. This unique rotating boat lift connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, seamlessly lifting and lowering boats to overcome a significant height difference. Completed in 2002, the Falkirk Wheel replaced traditional locks, providing an innovative and efficient solution to navigate the canals. Its distinctive, curved design captures the imagination, resembling a colossal piece of kinetic art. Visitors can take a boat trip on the wheel, experiencing the incredible mechanics and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Beyond its practical functionality, the Falkirk Wheel has become a symbol of Scotland's forward-thinking approach to preserving and celebrating its historic waterways.


The Kelpies

The Kelpies, Scotland's mythical equine sculptures, emerge majestically as colossal steel structures near Falkirk. Standing at 30 meters tall, these breathtaking sculptures depict towering horse heads, inspired by Scottish folklore and the water spirit known as the kelpie. Created by artist Andy Scott, the Kelpies pay homage to the horse's historical role in industry and agriculture. The intricate steelwork captures the spirit and strength of these legendary creatures, their imposing presence accentuated by the surrounding Helix Park. Illuminated at night, the Kelpies add a magical quality to the landscape, captivating visitors with their impressive size and the folklore they represent, making them a must-see attraction in the heart of Scotland.


Traquair House

Traquair House, nestled in the picturesque Tweed Valley of Scotland, stands as one of the country's oldest inhabited houses, with a history dating back over 900 years. This grand and charming mansion, set amidst lush gardens, boasts an impressive facade reflecting various architectural styles from different centuries. As the former residence of Scottish nobility, Traquair House has witnessed centuries of political and social changes. Visitors can explore its well-preserved rooms, adorned with antique furnishings, intricate tapestries, and historic artifacts. The grounds surrounding the house include a hedged maze, a peaceful chapel, and expansive gardens. Steeped in history and surrounded by scenic beauty, Traquair House offers a captivating glimpse into Scotland's rich past, making it a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and those seeking a tranquil escape.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Altnagelvin Hospital Altnagelvin Bus Stop
Castledawson Castledawson Park & Ride
Derry/Londonderry Sainbury's Carpark, Strand Road, Londonderry
At the shop entrance.
Drumahoe P&R Drumahoe Park & Ride
Dungiven Dungiven Castle (212 stop opposite castle)
J&K Yard J&K Yard - Moneymore
Stena Belfast Stena Line Passenger Terminal Belfast
Toomebridge Park & Ride Toomebridge Park & Ride

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