Day 1 - our trip starts with a local departure and make our way north to our hotel located in northern England or southern Scotland.
Day 2 - we take you to Glasgow’s Queen Street Station where we catch the morning train to Oban. This bustling port is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’. There is some free time before our coach driver meets up with you and takes you to your hotel for your included evening meal.
Day 3 – today is at leisure in Oban. You can walk up to McCaig’s Tower – a distinctive feature of Oban’s skyline. There are incredible views across Oban Bay. Don’t miss Oban Distillery Visitor Centre and the Oban War and Peace Museum, (entrances not included).
Day 4 – today we make an early start for our full day tour around the Isles of Mull and Iona. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides – renowned for its mountainous scenery and rich wild life. It is particularly noted for its resident white tailed eagles along with many other birds and mammals. We take a scenic drive across the island to Fionnphort and cross over the Island of Iona which has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. On the way back across Mull we visit Duart Castle – ancestral home to one of Scotland’s oldest clans – the MacLeans. Dinner back at the hotel. Please Note: Due to the early start breakfast may be continental or packed.
Day 5 – after breakfast we travel to Kennacraig for the ferry crossing to the Isle of Islay. Known as ‘the Queen of the Hebrides’ Islay offers beautiful scenery along with world famous whiskies. There are 8 famous working distilleries here, one of which we visit for a tour and tasting. We then travel to the fishing village of Port Askaig in the north of the island where we take the ferry back to Kennacraig and return to the hotel for an included evening meal.
Day 6 – we set off for our return journey, arriving back later on.