Oban and Isle of Mull, Iona and Staffa

Head to the charming, harbour town of Oban for a relaxing Scottish break. From here, we discover the enchanting Hebridean islands of magical Mull, tranquil Iona, and remarkable Staffa – home to the iconic Fingal’s Cave which was formed by the same lava flows that created the Giant's Causeway! We'll also explore popular Fort William, known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', with its delightful shops and cosy pubs.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast and 5 evening meals
  • 2 overnight stays in northern England with breakfast and evening meal
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

Itinerary

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to a comfortable hotel in the north of England for an overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

We continue our journey north, crossing into Scotland and to Oban for a five-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Nestled into the spectacular landscape at the foot of the glen, we call at Glencoe Visitor Centre. Here you will find an interesting exhibition telling the stories of this epic region, a delightful café, and a spectacular viewing platform offering some wonderful photo opportunities – whatever the weather!

We return via a scenic drive through Glencoe. This awe-inspiring landscape was carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions. The road-facing peaks of Aonach Dubh, Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach are the mountains collectively known as the Three Sisters of Glencoe, and this magnificent landscape adorns many a souvenir from this region.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Glencoe

We depart and sail to Mull. On arrival in Craignure, we make our way to Fionnphort on the western tip of the island. From here, we join our cruise to see awe-inspiring Staffa.

This tiny island – only 1/2 a mile long and 1/4 a mile wide – is made up of hexagonal columns that were formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruptions. From our vessel, we'll see Fingal's Cave which was formed by the same lava flows that created the Giant's Causeway.

Our cruise continues to the tiny, peaceful island of Iona, where we disembark to have some free time to explore. Known as the 'Cradle of Christianity', Iona Abbey is without doubt one of the main reasons visitors flock to this remote location. We then set sail back to Fionnphort and return across Mull before sailing back to Oban.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Mull
  • Fingal's Cave, Staffa
  • Iona

Relax in Oban and explore at your own pace. Known as the 'Gateway to the Isles', Oban is a bustling harbour town situated on the sheltered, horseshoe bay, and is protected by the inner Hebridean island of Kerrea.

If you're feeling energetic, take a stroll up the steep streets to reach McCaig's Tower which is perched above the town and offers splendid views of the coast and islands.

Alternatively, meander around the shops and harbour, and perhaps enjoy a bite to eat in one of the many seafood restaurants – Oban is renowned for its fresh seafood!

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

We travel along the Argyll Coastal Route to reach the Highland town of Fort William, which sits on the shores of Loch Linnhe and in the shadow of mighty Ben Nevis.

Known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Fort William is a bustling town and the start/end of the iconic West Highland Way walking route. On the High Street, you'll find many trinket shops, lovely cafés and cosy, traditional pubs.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Fort William

We retrace our steps, crossing back into England and to a comfortable hotel for an overnight stay.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Important Note: Our excursion to the islands of Mull, Iona & Staffa is subject to cancellation due to operational and/or inclement weather conditions. The itinerary may be rearranged in order to make the trip on an alternative day, or only some islands may be visited as a result. If we are unable to operate the excursion an alternative may be offered.

Accommodation

You will stay for five nights at the Great Western Hotel in Oban and will have a comfortable overnight stay en route outbound and return.

Great Western Hotel, Oban

Great Western Hotel, Oban

Occupying a remarkable building which dates back to the 19th century, the Great Western Hotel is in a great location right on Oban’s esplanade, making an ideal base for exploring. The welcoming bar and lounge areas boast magnificent panoramic views of the bay, and the restaurant offers a varied menu with a wide range of local cuisine and traditional favourites. The town of Oban is just a short walk away, with a number of places here to sample local produce including delicious seafood and refined whiskeys, and the hotel is within easy reach of some of Scotland’s most majestic and beautiful scenery. With comfortable rooms and warm Scottish hospitality, enjoy coastal charm at this delightful hotel.

Location: Corran Esplanade, Oban, PA34 5PP

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 3 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Iron at Reception
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
Transport
  • Bus Stop Nearby
Hotel
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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