Scotland’s Western Isles Tour – Oban, The Isle of Mull & Iona – Friday 28th June – Monday 1st July 2019

Join us on board our executive coach as we take you on a journey to some of Scotland’s most spectacular western isles.

Sit back, relax and enjoy light refreshments as we travel to our first destination, the Muthu Dalmally hotel, in Dalmally, for dinner and a relaxing evening.

The next day, after breakfast, we travel onwards to the town of Oban. The largest town in Argyll, Oban is known as the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’. The town itself lies in a crescent, occupying the hills surrounding Oban Bay.

It is a busy town with great cafes and restaurants, you may also wish to sample fresh seafood just caught and landed, available from venders at the ferry port. Oban Distillery is well worth the visit too. Nestled right in the heart of the town beneath the steep cliff that overlooks Oban, it is easily recognisable by its tall chimney.

Built in 1794, this is one of Scotland’s oldest sources of single malt Scotch whisky. Standing close to the shore is also the ruined Dunollie Castle, stronghold of the MacDougall Clan.

After we have explored Oban, we board the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to the Isle of Mull. Mull is a large Inner Hebridean island, nestled close to the western mainland; it’s the third largest island in Scotland.

Pretty Tobermory is the island’s main town, located in the north east. It’s a charming wee place that begs to be explored; brightly painted buildings line the waterfront, and it boasts a lovely array of independent businesses including a chocolate shop, bakery, candle company, silversmith, art gallery and pottery maker. We then head to The Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa to check in and enjoy dinner and a relaxing evening.

The next day we travel to Fionnphort, where we board the passenger ferry over to the Isle of Iona and admire the beautiful sandy beaches as we arrive into shore. Iona is a small, fertile, crofting
island, currently inhabited by around 130 people.

The island is farmed largely by traditional methods. The National Trust for Scotland works in partnership with its tenant farmers to ensure that rare species, such as the corncrake, are conserved. For many centuries, Iona has been an island of religious significance.

St Columba and his followers arrived here from Ireland and built the foundations of a monastic
community. The restored medieval abbey continues to hold daily services today and St Oran’s Chapel and Reilig Odhram is reputed to be the burial place of 48 kings of Scotland, including Macbeth. Following our trip to Iona, we then head back to the hotel for another relaxing evening before catching our ferry back to the mainland after breakfast the next day.

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Outward

  • Glenrothes 0930
  • Kirkcaldy 0945
  • Cowdenbeath 1005
  • Halbeath P&R 1015
  • Dunfermline 1030
  • Perth 1110

Return

  • Perth 2000
  • Dunfermline 2040
  • Halbeath P&R 2055
  • Cowdenbeath 2105
  • Kirkcaldy 2125
  • Glenrothes 2140

*Please click here to select your light refreshments options. Includes 3 nights D, B&B & all ferry crossings. An additional £90 will be charged for sole occupancy.

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