Breathe in the fresh sea air and enjoy spectacular views on our incredible island-hopping Scottish tour. The Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona will delight you, with amazing coastlines and wildlife aplenty. Back on the mainland, discover Fort William, take a ride on the Mount Nevis Gondola, and travel to the beautiful Isle of Bute. From the fairy-tale turrets of Inveraray Castle, to historic Mount Stuart; this journey has something for everyone.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

Overnight Hotel

  • 1-night dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Porterage

Main Resort Hotel

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Great Western Hotel, Oban

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Live entertainment on some nights

  • In house entertainment such as bingo or quiz on other nights

  • Full day guided Mull & Iona tour

  • Entrance to Iona Abbey

  • Return ferry crossing Oban - Craignure

  • Round trip on the Nevis Grange Gondola

  • Guided tour of Inveraray Castle

  • Porterage

Main Resort Hotel

  • 2 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Ful cooked breakfast

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Live entertainment on one night

  • Visit to the Isle of Bute

  • Return ferry crossing Colintraive – Rhubodach

  • Entrance to Mount Stuart

  • Ferry crossing Dunoon to Gourock

  • Porterage

Overnight Hotel

  • 1-night dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We head north for an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn, Preston.

Day 2

Travel Day
Today we make our way to our main hotel, the Great Western Hotel in Oban, for three nights.We are welcomed with tea/coffee and a chance to relax before dinner.

Day 3

Full Day Tour of Mull & Iona
Today, we enjoy a full-day guided tour of the two beautiful Inner Hebridean islands of Mull and Iona. Our journey begins with a 45-minute ferry crossing from Oban to Craignure on Mull, passing breathtaking scenery steeped in history. Look out for stunning Duart Castle, built in the 13th century. On arrival in Mull, we meet our guide and hop on a coach for a scenic guided tour of the island. Relax as we travel around its lochs and through its glens to Fionnphort, where we board a ferry to Iona. Indulge in a two-hour stay on this tiny island, where we can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the medieval nunnery and Reilig Òdhrain, the burial place of early Scottish kings. We can also visit the world-famous Iona Abbey, one of Scotland's most sacred sites. From here, we begin our journey in reverse back to the mainland.

Day 4

Nevis Range Gondola & Fort William
Today, we travel to Fort William. Here, we enjoy a return ride on the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola, Britain's only mountain gondola. Reaching a height of 650m on the north face of Aonach Mòr our short 15-minute journey takes us over the beautiful scenery of the Scottish Highlands. At the top station, we enjoy free time to visit the restaurant, take in the views and wander around the Mountain Discovery Centre. In the afternoon we have time at leisure exploring the town of Fort William. Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis, and on the shores of Loch Linnhe, this town is truly the 'outdoor capital' of the UK.

Day 5

Inveraray Castle & Dunoon
This morning, we depart our hotel in Oban and head to Inveraray Castle for a wonderful guided tour. With fairy-tale turrets, this magnificent castle is one of the most iconic in Scotland. We learn about its history before exploring the stunning gardens at leisure. In the afternoon, we make our way to our next hotel, the Esplanade Hotel in Dunoon. Dunoon is one of Scotland’s most popular resorts located in a scenic setting on the Firth of Clyde, at the convergence of the entrances to Holy Loch and Loch Long. With two bays and a flat promenade it's perfect for an evening stroll with a view.

Day 6

Mount Stuart & Rothesay
This morning we travel to the Isle of Bute and visit neo-gothic Mount Stuart. Set in 300-acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, this coastal gem is a treat for the senses. With beautiful interiors, the house is a labyrinth of lavish rooms, grand hallways and staircases, and the sight of the Marble Hall is truly captivating. From here, we take a scenic tour around the island, finishing in Rothesay. This smart Victorian seaside resort boasts a splendid Victorian frontage and glorious esplanade gardens. We have time at leisure to explore the town and visit the many attractions such as the Isle of Bute Discovery Centre, Rothesay Castle and Bute Museum.

Day 7

Travel Day
This morning, we begin our journey home and head to our next hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 8

After breakfast, it's time to head for home.

Other Information

Hotel

3* Great Western Hotel, Oban

Located along the Oban promenade, the Great Western Hotel offers lovely views of the bay and is ideally located for pleasant strolls along the waterfront, to the harbour and local shops.  A warm welcome awaits in the restaurant and there's a spacious bar and lounge area with large windows to make the most of the views across the bay.

• Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • TV • Tea/coffee making facilities • Hairdryer •

3* Esplanade Hotel, Dunoon

Perfect for those who like to escape from the hustle and bustle, the Esplanade Hotel - situated on the West Bay Promenade of Dunoon - is the ideal location to relax and unwind with the beach right outside the hotel. The Esplanade Hotel is a traditional hotel, best suited for those who just want to sit, relax and watch the world go by.

• Restaurant • Tea/coffee making facilities • TV • Telephone • Hairdryer • Iron & ironing board •

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