Galloway Holidays in Scotland
  • Welcome to Galloway Holidays in South West Scotland

    Welcome to Galloway Holidays in South West Scotland
  • Explore the hidden landscape of South West Scotland

    Explore the hidden landscape of South West Scotland
  • We are based in ‘The Food Town’ of Castle Douglas

    We are based in ‘The Food Town’ of Castle Douglas
  • Over 200 miles of coastline to explore!

    Over 200 miles of coastline to explore!
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Having completed nearly 50 cycling holidays around Europe from Scandinavia to the Med, we can say that the organisation, accommodation and experiences with Galloway Holidays are as good as any we have had in Europe.

- Mick and Kath Rolls, England, July 2015.

Robin is very hands-on and detailed oriented and does everything he can to make you trip excellent. I honestly can't say enough good things about our experience.

- Karen and Tim Aultman, Loveland, Colorado, USA, Sept 2014

The country side and towns were even more beautiful than I expected. You took us to areas and points of interest that we would never have seen on our own.

- Ron Barnhart, Kansas City (Guided tour with group of 9) July 2014

The routes you selected for us were excellent, safe, and interesting. You provided great value for money and we would be happy to highly recommend your services to others.

- Duncan Johnston, Vancouver, August, 2014

Friendly expert guides, excellent equipment, wonderful people, thick forests, and rolling countryside to the horizon - all that plus superb accommodations, shops, and cozy pubs lifted straight from a travel brochure

- Sam & Marilyn Brewster, Kansas City July 2014

What can I say about the countryside, except that it was spectacular. The route took us through beautiful hills and farms, interspersed with picturesque villages.

- Dave Eddleston, Oregon, USA. (Self-guided group of 5) 2014

Thanks for such a great bike tour and stay at Summerhill. It was the highlight of my vacation. I really appreciate the warm hospitality and friendly expertise!

- Lars Leetaru, New York (a 3 day tour for one person) April, 2014

The whole tour was excellent, we are struggling to think of anything negative over the three days, accommodation, food were exceptional and the information and maps were great.

- Douglas Laird, from Scotland, May, 2014

Many, many thanks Robin and Tina for such a wonderful stay - you have both been so generous, friendly, helpful - you couldnt have done more.

- Liz Greig, Ella and Dan from Cambridge, England. May, 2013

Robin listened to our wish lists and made our trip to Scotland one of our best ever. I think your idea of building in a music evening in Wigtown is a good one- Bill called it one of the highlights of his life!

- Nanci & Tom Shillington / Collette & Bill McCollum, Canada and USA, July 2013

I first like to thank you for a great cycling holiday. Everything was organised perfectly. Great locations and a wonderful route, with a fine mix of length and scenery (beaches, hills, moors, woodlands).

- Paul Habets and family, Holland, July 2013

You did a wonderful job. A 5 star tour run by a 5 star person. Everything about this bike tour exceeded my expectations.

- Nell Nunn from USA. May 2013

Thank you for an excellent 6 days cycling tour. The tours were very well arranged. The challenges were well adjusted to our level and the nature on the routes was just so beautiful.

- Kirsten and Ulrik, Denmark July 2013

What we do...

Galloway Holidays have been providing outdoor activity breaks in Scotland for more than 10 years. As a smaller operator, we provide a flexible and personalised service for our customers.

We offer a tailor-made service and can arrange accommodation, transport with our minibus and design holiday itineraries – from 2 to 7 days - accordingly.

In addition to each days activities, we advise on other local attractions which you may wish to visit during your stay, including suggested tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

Browse our Activities...


Innovation, Architecture and Design


Arts & Crafts

Family Breaks

Food & Drink

Gardens & Nurseries


History & Heritage


Robert Burns

Self-Drive Tours

Wildlife & Nature

Robert the Bruce


  • Railway station pickup - from Dumfries and Lockerbie
  • AccommodationB&B and hotels, including our own 4 star B&B with swim spa
  • Welcome meeting on arrival - to go over your tour info
  • Tour informationroute book and places of interest
  • Luggage transferbetween overnight stops
  • Backup and support service
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Who we are...

Robin Hogg is your tour operator - he has lived and worked in the region for nearly 60 years and has made many friends while providing his popular outdoor activity breaks in Scotland.
Robin Hogg, your holiday tour operator

Robin’s experience is a basically guarantee of quality and an enjoyable holiday!

We personally take care of everything – including arrival advice, arranging accommodation, drop off’s, pickups and luggage transfer if required.

At the arrival welcome meeting, we provide all the necessary information you need to enjoy your walking itinerary. Route information is clearly shown on coloured maps.

Apart from the walking breaks listed, we are happy for you to contact us and let us know the kind of walking holiday you would like. We would then respond with options and price quote.


2015 Tours

2015 Tours

We have updated our Cycling Holidays website to be mobile and tablet freindly for 2015 and now done the same for this Galloway Holidays website, which can be accessed via the Cycling tab above.
Although our tours and itineraries are normally pre-arranged, with potential more contact from people already in our area, we may be able to assist our clients at shorter notice.  We hope to similarly update our Walking Holidays site soon!

New Tours for 2015

New Tours for 2015

With the new Annandale whisky distillery opening near Annan, we now have Robert Burns and Robert the Bruce Tours, which reflect the two new whisky brands being produced at the distillery.
We still have excellent knowledge of the accommodation and vistor attractions of the Stewartry area, whether by cycle, self-drive by car or using our minibus to assist with transport. Just contact us to discuss your short break or holifday requirements.

Tailor Made Breaks and Holidays

Tailor Made Breaks and Holidays

Our knowledge of Dumfries and Galloway region gained over the past 10 years makes us then ideal company to turn to help you arrange a break or holiday. We get all kinds of enquiries. We enjoy family history research where we have used our investigative skills on many occassions.
You can ask us to arrange your whole holiday including accommodation and activities or just a limited tailor made service.
Just contact us to discuss.

Contact Us

Please use the form below to get in touch with us; we'll happily answer any enquiries, questions or queries, and endeavour to get back to you within 24hours (Usually much sooner). Use the toggle button to tell us if there's a particular tour you're interested in, along with any additional info (Just leave it blank if you're not sure!)

Your email address will never be shared with any 3rd parties under any circumstances.

You can also email us directly if you prefer, or write to us at the address below:

Galloway Holidays
Abercromby Place,
Castle Douglas.
DG7 1GA.

T: +44 (0)1556 502 979
M: +44 (0)7974814172

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