Alexandra Summer 5 Days
- Arrival Day
- Glen Coe & Loch Ness
- Day at Leisure in Oban
- Inveraray & Loch Fyne
- Departure Day
Glen Coe & Loch Ness
Today we head over the Falls of Lora on the Connel Bridge and up the coast for a brief stop at Spean Bridge. Then we follow the Great Glen and route of the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus and the top of Loch Ness. Here you may wish to take a cruise on this famous loch, before you have time to explore the town and have lunch. In the afternoon, we head back towards Fort William and stop at the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge and hopefully if clear, views of Ben Nevis. Then we head up through Glen Coe and over Rannoch Moor for a brief stop at Tyndrum before returning to the hotel.
Day at Leisure in Oban
Scotland's seafood capital offers up a wealth of attractions such as the War and Peace Museum, the Chocolate Factory and Oban Distillery as well as local craft and gift boutiques and other well-known retail outlets which you will have time to enjoy to the full on your free day. Or you could catch the small ferry to the Isle of Kerrera, which is directly opposite your hotel, or if you are feeling fit, a walk up to McCaigs Tower or Pulpit Hill for outstanding views of the town and its harbour setting.
Inveraray & Loch Fyne
After breakfast, a short journey to the shores of Loch Fyne brings us to the traditional county town of Inveraray. The castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town in 1745 and is a very rewarding attraction to visit. Or you can visit Inveraray Jail in the centre of town, which was in use as a prison from 1820 to 1889 but is now a fascinating living museum. There is plenty of time to browse the many shops and cafes and enjoy the waterfront setting. After lunch we return to the hotel with time to relax or take a stroll along Oban seafront before dinner.
Your tour includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast each day plus excursions as stated.
Excursions may take place in a different order