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Oban and Tobermory

Overview

Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Overnight stays in Northern England on the outbound and return journeys
  • Explore the enchanting Isle of Mull
  • Take in picture-postcard Tobermory
  • Take a scenic trip via the Isle of Seil and visit pretty Inveraray
  • Call at Ben Cruachan – the Hollow Mountain

From our base in the bustling town of Oban discover the enchanting Hebridean islands of Mull, visiting Tobermory where the beautiful bay is framed by brightly coloured buildings and high wooded hills. We’ll also enjoy a scenic trip via the Isle of Seil to reach the white-walled town of Inveraray and call at Ben Cruachan – the Hollow Mountain.

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One: Home to Northern England
Travel to Northern England where we check into our overnight hotel and enjoy our evening meal. (D)

Day Two: Northern England to Oban
We continue to Oban where we check into the Bay Great Western Hotel and enjoy our evening meal. (B,D)

Days Three to Six: Oban
Enjoy free time in and around Oban with two included excursions to enjoy. (B,D)

Day Seven: Oban to Northern England
We depart Oban and enjoy an en route excursion before making our way to our overnight hotel in Northern England. (B,D)

Day Eight: Northern England to Home
After breakfast we depart and return home. (B)

Great Western Hotel

Argyll and Bute

  • Located right on the seafront just a short walk to Oban's town centre and pretty harbour
  • Enjoy evening entertainment and magnificent views of Oban Bay in the hotel's lounge area and bar
  • Easily reach Scotland's magnificent islands and incredible Loch Lomond and the Trossachs which are just a short ferry ride or drive away

Stay with us on the shores of Oban Bay, within easy reach of some of Scotland’s most majestic and beautiful scenery, with the diverse Islands and the immensity of the Highlands close by.

The town of Oban is just a short walk away with a number of places here to sample  local produce including delicious seafood and the refined and elegant whiskeys that the region is famous for. There’s also plenty to explore in town, head up to McCaig’s Tower for a great view over the Sound of Mull, or visit Dunollie or Dunstaffage Castle to learn a little about the history of Oban.

Magnificent Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park can be easily reached from Oban and makes a great day trip. For perhaps even greater scenery though board a ferry and head out onto the islands that dot the sea off Scotland’s West Coast. Mull, the Isle of Lismore and Kerrera, just across Oban Bay all make fantastic day trips offering superb scenery and a sense of solitude and wilderness that is incomparable almost anywhere in the UK.

In the hotel enjoy fantastic views over Oban Bay while sipping a tasty drink in the bar and lounges after a long day enjoying Scotland’s natural beauty. In the main season you can enjoy live evening entertainment in the lounge as well as tasty breakfast and evening meals in the restaurant. In-room we offer comfort and serenity, with the possibility of upgrading to Standard Plus, Premier and Superior rooms for even greater space and relaxation while you stay with us. 

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Isle of Seil and Inveraray

Enjoy a scenic loop travelling to the Isle of Seil, the most northerly of the Slate Islands and reached by the Bridge over the Atlantic. We continue via Lochgilphead to reach the pretty white-walled town of Inveraray.

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Full Day: Mull, Iona and Staffa

Firstly we sail to the magical Isle of Mull, and then make our way across this scenic island to reach Fionnphort. From here, we join our cruise which takes us to see the awe-inspiring Isle of Staffa and Fingal's Cave, before returning us to the tiny Isle of Iona, known for its tranquillity, it's imposing Abbey and as the burial place of Scottish kings. Following some free time on Iona, we sail back to Fionnphort, re-join our coach and return across Mull to sail back to Oban.

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Half Day: Ben Cruachan

Sit back and relax as we make our way to Ben Cruachan - the Hollow Mountain. Here, we enjoy a guided tour along the walkways, seeing tropical plants that thrive inside the mountain and on to the viewing gallery. From here, we�ll be able to see one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements - a power station hidden in the mountain!

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