Autumn in Oban
- Arrival Day
- Trossachs & Steam Ship (boat tickets included)
- Glen Coe & Fort William
- Day at Leisure in Oban
- Isle of Mull & Tobermory 6 day only (ferry tickets included)
- Departure Day
Trossachs & Steam Ship (boat tickets included)
Today we head inland to Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. The ‘Trossachs’ refers to the romantic area of lochs, hills, forests and welcoming villages east of Loch Lomond and west of Stirling. Sir Walter Scott visited the area and was so enthralled that he wrote his epic poem The Lady of the Lake (1810) about a girl who lived here. We reach Loch Katrine where you will have time for some lunch before our included cruise on the steam ship 'Sir Walter Scott'. Finally, we continue our journey over the 'Dukes Pass' to Loch Lomond, where we will have a short stop on the 'Bonny, Bonny Banks'.
Glen Coe & Fort William
We start our day with a scenic drive through Glen Coe, which is perhaps Scotland's most historic and scenic glen. We make time for a photo-stop and to appreciate the grandeur of the surroundings. We arrive in Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland, lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis. The town offers a wide range of shops and restaurants and we will have ample time to explore all it has to offer.
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.
Isle of Mull & Tobermory (6 day tour only & ferry tickets included)
This morning we take the ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull, the third largest island in Scotland. From the port of Craignure the coach will take you north to Tobermory and you will have the chance to appreciate the diverse landscape, from high mountains to wild moorlands, wave-lashed cliffs to sandy beaches and don't forget to keep an eye out for sea-eagles, otters and whales! Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. This picture-postcard town has a large natural harbour, where colourful boats bob on the waves, watched over by a rainbow of brightly painted buildings and backed by wooded hills. The town boasts a lovely array of independent businesses including a chocolate shop, bakery, candle company, silversmith, art gallery and pottery maker. Tobermory is also home to a renowned arts centre, a small theatre company, and some great pubs and eateries.
Your tour includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and excursion plus entry fees, as stated.
Excursion may not take place in the same order as those above.