Sleepy Sporran Tours

Destination tours

‘ Sleepy Sporran Destination Tours make an ideal day out for groups of 4 or 6 people. ’

Sleepy Sporran Destination Tours are a selection of day visits to venues that house outstanding collections or are of interest because of their unusual architecture or history.

These tours make an ideal day out for groups of 4 or 6 people and are priced to include, luxury transport, morning and afternoon coffee / tea, entry fees to destination attractions, light lunch (soup and a sandwich, tea or coffee), personal tour pack.

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DT1 - Scottish ‘Beezer’ Buildings - Edinburgh

(Approx 9am - 5pm - Inclusive Price £95 per person)

A two location tour to buildings that are truly the most extravagant of their type. The first is the Scottish Parliament Building, winner of the RIBA Award and the Stirling Prize when it opened in 2004. A tour of the Parliament building then lunch in the coffee shop, after which visit to the unique and mysterious Rosslyn Chapel. Founded in 1446, it took 40 years to build, creating mysterious ornate and curious stone carvings on virtually every surface inside and out, as featured in the Da Vinci Code mystery.


DT2 - Royal Yacht & Nautical History - Leith

(Approx 9am - 5pm - Inclusive Price £110 per person)

Once the floating palace of the Queen, the Royal Yacht Britannia is now moored at Leith. Explore 5 decks ranging from State Apartments to crew’s quarters before enjoying lunch on board in the Royal Deck Tea Room. The yacht played host to Presidents Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela, as well as numerous celebrities including Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. Then visit the hidden treasures of Trinity House Maritime Museum which charts the history of seafarers back to 1380. An amazing collection of instruments, paintings, documents and nautical artefacts rarely seen by the public.


DT3 - Dumfries House

(Approx 9am - 6pm - Inclusive Price £110 per person)

Travel west into Ayrshire to visit Dumfries House, saved for the nation in 2007 by the intervention of HRH Prince Charles, The Duke of Rothesay. This magnificent, fully restored 18th century classical country house, designed by Robert Adam, is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. Tour the house to view the sumptuous interiors and possibly the best collection of period furniture, by Thomas Chippendale and other leading cabinet makers, in Britain. Set amid 2,000 acres of parkland the estate retains much of its original 18th century landscape, including an arboretum, formal gardens, and a home farm with rare breed livestock. Lunch is taken in the Coach House cafe at time to suit your day.


DT4 - Past and Future - Glasgow

(Approx 9am - 5pm - Inclusive Price £85 per person)

Another two location tour to futuristic buildings in the centre of Clydeside. First visit the Glasgow Science Centre containing 320 interactive science and technology exhibits and a full dome digital planetarium. (IMAX film also available). Then a ‘nostalgic’ visit to the Riverside Museum and the Tallship - ‘Glenlee‘. Over 3,000 transport related exhibits in 9 themed areas plus the deck areas on the Glenlee. Lunch available at either venue to suit preferred itinerary.


DT5 - Abbottsford

(Approx 9am - 6pm - Inclusive Price £110 per person)

Abbotsford was the home of Scotland’s most influential poet, writer and storyteller, Sir Walter Scott. The house and grounds, located on the banks of the River Tweed are a treasure trove of architecture, wonderful gardens and unusual artefacts.The Scots Baronial style house with its turrets and fanciful towers sits amongst the majestic formal gardens and woodlands, designed in part by Walter Scott. Learn more about this extraordinary man by touring the house and the exhibition in the Visitor Centre. Lunch at a time to suit in the Visitor Centre. On the return route a visit to the ruined Dryburgh Abbey where Sir Walter Scott was buried.


DT6 - Green Oasis in the City - Edinburgh

(Approx 10am - 5pm - Inclusive Price £85 per person)

A visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens at the foot of Arthur’s Seat. Founded in 1670 it now covers 70 acres exhibiting 13,500 plant species from 156 countries. Wander round numerous themed gardens like the Rock Garden, the Queen Mother’s Memorial Garden and Alpine Garden or linger in the various Glasshouses with unbelievable displays of palms and water lilies. See also the best collection of Chinese plants outside of China. Light lunch in either the Terrace Cafe or the John Hope Gateway.


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Your Tour Transport


Mercedes V Class AMG

We use a Mercedes V Class AMG Line long wheelbase on all tours. Inside the cabin; leather seats, generous legroom, air conditioning and privacy glass ensure comfort and effortless travel.

All major credit cards accepted