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Coach Trip (Isle of Arran Hike) £27.00 per head

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Student Tours Scotland Meeting Point

70 Cowcaddens Rd

Glasgow

G4 0BA

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Welcome to Student Tours Scotland Coach Day Trips

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Introduction to this Tour:

Join us to the island they call 'Scotland in Miniature'. The Isle of Arran is wonderful. You'll get to ride on a ferry for around an hour and then we reach the isle iteself. We'll be aiming for the summit of the Goatfell mountain so it's sure to be a fun day out.

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Date: Saturday 05 May 2018

Time: 0745 hours meeting, for 0800 hours departure

Cost: £23.00 per head

Contact Number on the Day: +44 7 792 158 139 (For UK phones: 07792 158 139)

Departure Point: Behind Buchanan Bus Station (in front of GCU), 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

Google Map Link for the Departure Point: https://goo.gl/maps/S3cV4n5JTGz

Plan for the Day:

This tour is not a sightseeing trip around the Isle of Arran. It is much more fun, random and interesting than that. We will be taking a coach ride from Glasgow Centre to the port of Ardrossan. From here we will ride a ferry for around one hour across the Firth of Clyde water way. We'll arrive on the Isle and immediately begin a long hike to the summit of the Goatfell mountain. If you dn't want to hike then you are welcome to explore the island yourself but the purpose of this tour is to do some hillwalking so you will be without the rest of the group.

The walk to the top of the mountain is fun. We begin walking through the town of Ardrossan and then across the beach, past a river and through a golf course before reaching the beach one more time. The route then takes us past the brewery and the Castle Gardens before we head into the forest. The path clears the tree line and gives you a great view across Brodick Bay. We then head up and up and up until we reach the summit.

Not everyone will get to the top but for those that do you'll either get an amazing view or get lost in the thick cloudy madness that is a Scottish mountain top.

We then head back the same way and arrive back in time for the ferry home.

Useful information:

Refund Policy: Refunds can only be issued before 1200 noon on Wednesday of the week of the tour. After this date and time, no more refunds can be issued for any reason (including, but not limited to: sickness, sleeping in, hangover, spending too long taking selfies in the morning and missing the departure time). Refunds can only be issued using the same method you used to pay.

Further Information: We send an email to the address you signed up with (please ensure you use the correct email) on the Wednesday or Thursday before the tour. This includes a summary of everything you are expected to know for the tour itself.

Lunch Breaks and Toilets Stops: We always try to include a lunch break on every tour. This is not always possible so ensure you bring at least a snack with you in case it’s a little late in the day when we break. We always include as many toilet stops as possible on the day. Not every coach has a usable toilet on board.

Walking and Hiking: Nearly every tour includes a lot of walking. Please ensure you wear shoes you are comfortable to walk a lot in. Some tours include hiking. This is always optional but will take up most of the guiding experience so if you do something else you will not be with the guide for the day.

Maps and Contact Information: Every Coach Day Trip includes a fun, hand drawn map with all the contact information and social media links that you will need on the tour.

Departure Point: We only offer one departure point. This is to ensure we spend the maximum amount of time travelling. We have chosen a point that is roughly central for all four universities and all the colleges in Glasgow. It is near one of the train stations, the bus station and two Subway stations. You can also get to and from it with a Glasgow Taxi or Uber.

Travel on a Sunday to Departure Point: Please remember that on Sunday mornings the Subway does not open early and you may have to consider walking. If you have any worries about getting to the departure point, please get in touch.

Travel with Children: Our tours are not necessarily well catered for children. If you are planning on bringing any family with you you are highly advised to get in touch before booking. We can best advise if this is a good idea or not based on your requirements. We cannot hold any part of the tour for any one individual but we may be able to offer you a plan for doing the tour by yourself or using another operator.

Travel for those with Limited Mobility and Disabilities: For any traveller with additional requirements regarding mobility, disabilities or any condition you feel you should inform us of before travel, we always recommend you get in touch. We would love to best accommodate you. In some circumstances you will not get the full benefit of the tour but we can always try to adapt some or all aspects to suit you. If we cannot then we can usually offer ideas for doing the tour yourself, often with detailed plans or using another operator. Get in touch, we would love to hear from you.

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