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West Scotland Steam Railway Holiday

PS Waverley

Clyde Cruiser

This will be a braw yin!

Holiday date: 2025, TBC
This holiday was previously run with the following pricing, this is shown for information and may differ from future pricing.
6 days for  £1169 per person
£2338 for two people sharing
Single supplement £200
Tour reference: CY6/1

After its sell-out debut in 2023 we are proud to offer this Scottish tour, with a maritime feel, based in the bustling city of Glasgow. The highlight for many will be our day out on P.S. Waverley but there is so much more besides, with trips out of the city to the Trossachs and the Isle of Arran. Take a look at this amazing itinerary, it’s among the best we do!

Holiday Highlights

Day out cruising aboard P.S. Waverley
A visit to the Isle of Arran for a distillery and a castle
Trams at Summerlee and steam at Bo’Ness
Touring the Trossachs with a cruise on Loch Katrine
Going underground with The Clockwork Orange
Marvel at the engineering genius of The Falkirk Wheel

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday

We meet at the Glasgow Central Station in the early afternoon, check in, and then head for the Clockwork Orange which has been recently modernised. We’ll alight at Kelvinhalll where our coach and blue badge guide will be waiting. There follows an interesting and informative tour of the city to familiarise ourselves including a traditional refreshment stop.

Meals: Dinner
By Stephan Steinbach - Own work, CC BY 3.0,
Day 2 - Friday

Let’s start off with a cruise, though not on the Clyde. The rail journey to Crianlarich is a great way to start the day as it hugs the north coast of the Clyde and then the banks of Loch Lomond. Here we meet our coach and head into the Trossachs National Park pausing at Callender around lunchtime. In the afternoon we discover Loch Katrine, made famous by Sir Walter Scott and enjoy a serene, scenic, cruise. Then, we drive south through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park to Balloch, at the foot of Loch Lomond, and catch a train back to Glasgow.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
By John Gibson, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Day 3 - Saturday

A morning train journey sees us in Coatbridge for the Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life. Here you are let loose among the many exhibits, and street scenes being sure to ride the heritage tram. Then, it’s a more modern attraction that tempts us as we visit the incredible Falkirk Wheel linking two canal systems by a revolving lift. Our steam today is courtesy of the Scottish Preservation Society at Bo’Ness with a steam hauled ride passing Grangemouth Refinery and the chance to visit their excellent museum.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Sunday

A full day sailing the Clyde and beyond aboard the legendary P.S. Waverley. The route this famous old lady takes varies from day to day and is not yet published. The equivalent day in 2023 included heading out of the Clyde and cruising to the Island of Bute with time ashore to explore the island capital and it’s remarkable Victorian public toilets! Wherever she sails we fully expect to enjoy a marvellous and memorable day out.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
By Chris McLean, CC BY-SA 2.0,
Day 5 - Monday

Off on the high seas today! By train to Ardrossan Harbour where we change for the CalMac Ferry to Brodick on the Isle of Arran. This is said to be one of the most picturesque of the islands and we will take a circular coach tour to marvel at the scenery. We spend the afternoon in the Brodick area and include a visit to Arran Brewery and magnificent Brodick Castle, a former seat of the Dukes of Hamilton. Period rooms, artwork, gardens and everything else you would expect to find in a Scottish castle. Our journey back to Glasgow is by ferry to Ardrossan, and then coach to Wemyss Bay. We had to catch a train from here as the station is architecturally amazing.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
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Day 6 - Tuesday

Our last day and we can’t leave Glasgow without visiting the Riverside Museum. This is essentially Glasgow Transport Museum and you can get there by ferry which is nice. Inside is a large collection of trains, cars, buses and trams as well as period street scenes and, of course, the history of ship building on the Clyde. Moored outside is the Tall Ship Glenlee to climb aboard. We return to Glasgow Central Station for homeward bound trains departing around lunchtime.

Meals: Breakfast
By Cutkiller2018 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,


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Our Hotel(s)

4 Star

Hotel Indigo, Glasgow

This classy establishment is situated on Waterloo Street, just a 5-minute stroll from Glasgow Central Station, and it oozes character. Originally a power station built in 1800 it retains high ceilings, Victorian architecture, and the walls are adorned with murals from local artists. Rooms come with all you would expect of a 4 star hotel and dining is on a buffet basis. Glasgow itself is vibrant, full of life, and interesting architecture abounds. It even has a metro system, The Clockwork Orange, which we will of course use.

Features and Facilities

Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Flatscreen TV
Room service
Bottled water
Complimentary toiletries
Air conditioning
Electric kettle
Hair dryer

What's included


All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday


All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout


Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
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