Travel along Loch Lomond, visit the beautiful lochside town of Inveraray, stay overnight at Loch Awe then cross to Mull to take in the sights of enchanted Iona and colourful Tobermory.

Duration: 3 days (starting in Edinburgh or Glasgow).

 

Day 1: Edinburgh to Inverness - overnight Inverness

Day 2: Inverness to Fort William - overnight Fort William

Day 3: Fort William to Edinburgh.

Travel up the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and around Loch Long to Inveraray, a picturesque small town on the banks of Loch Fyne. Visit Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, with beautifully preserved interiors spanning many generations of Campbells. The Castle is a remarkable and unique piece of architecture featuring four imposing French influenced conical spires surmounting the stone castellated towers.

Take a wander around The Edinburgh Woollen Mill for a wonderful selection of traditional and contemporary knitwear, high street fashions and many gifts and souvenirs or browse some of the unique shops situated on the main street, especially the Loch Fyne Whisky Shop where you may even be offered a dram! A fascinating insight into prison life in the 19th century awaits you at Inveraray Jail, then make your escape west to Loch Awe.

Kilchurn Castle has a four-storey tower built in the mid-15th century by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy. Much enlarged in 1693, it incorporates the first purpose-built barracks in Scotland. The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe. 

Continue around the loch to reach Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and a busy working port. Your accommodation sits overlooking the harbour at the Manor House Hotel.

Today you will catch the ferry to the beautiful island of Mull. Your first stop once on the island will be Duart Castle, from the Gaelic words "Dubh Ard" (black point), the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean. Standing proudly on a cliff top guarding the Sound of Mull, Duart enjoys one of the most spectacular and unique positions on the West Coast of Scotland.

Leaving the south of the island travel north towards Tobermory, a fishing port from the late 18th century and now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to the pier and the high wooded hills surrounding the bay. You may enjoy the quaint shops and café or visit Tobermory Distillery nearby. Established in 1798, the distillery is the only one on the island and one of the oldest commercial distillery’s in Scotland. Its old world charm reflects the Tobermory spirit to do things the old fashioned way, by hand. The distillery is very unique in that it produces two very distinctly different malt whiskies, the lightly peated Tobermory and the more robustly peated Ledaig. Overlooking the bay on the hill above the harbour is the Western Isles Hotel.

Today you may wish to find your sea legs and take a Scenic Sea Life Cruise out into Tobermory Bay and further along the shoreline of Aros Park to see Spidhu Waterfall where the sailing boats of ancient times would fill their barrels with drinking water. Its then across to Calve Island to a small colony of common seals for whom these rocks are home. From here you head out past Rubha nan Gall Lighthouse and on to the salmon fish-farm in Bloody Bay. On this local cruise you can often see Porpoises, Seals, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Shags, Manx shearwaters, Gannets and sometimes Great and Arctic skuas, Fulmars or the magnificent Golden and White-tailed eagles.

Back on land you will travel back to Craignure to catch the ferry back to the mainland.

Once more travel the Old Military Road through Crianlarich and travel the full length of Loch Lomond and enjoy the stunning views before reaching Glasgow or Edinburgh once more.

If you do not find the accommodations mentioned suitable then please do enquire about alternative choices.

This itinerary is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The Tour price does not include your entrance fees unless stated, lunches, dinners or the drivers gratuity.

Travel along Loch Lomond, visit the beautiful lochside town of Inveraray, stay overnight at Loch Awe then cross to Mull to take in the sights of enchanted Iona and colourful Tobermory.

Duration: 3 days (starting in Edinburgh or Glasgow).

 

Day 1: Edinburgh or Glasgow to Oban - overnight Oban

Day 2: Oban to Mull - overnight Tobermory, Mull

Day 3: Mull to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Travel up the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and around Loch Long to Inveraray, a picturesque small town on the banks of Loch Fyne. Visit Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, with beautifully preserved interiors spanning many generations of Campbells. The Castle is a remarkable and unique piece of architecture featuring four imposing French influenced conical spires surmounting the stone castellated towers.

Take a wander around The Edinburgh Woollen Mill for a wonderful selection of traditional and contemporary knitwear, high street fashions and many gifts and souvenirs or browse some of the unique shops situated on the main street, especially the Loch Fyne Whisky Shop where you may even be offered a dram! A fascinating insight into prison life in the 19th century awaits you at Inveraray Jail, then make your escape west to Loch Awe.

Kilchurn Castle has a four-storey tower built in the mid-15th century by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy. Much enlarged in 1693, it incorporates the first purpose-built barracks in Scotland. The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe. 

Continue around the loch to reach Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and a busy working port.

 Your accommodation sits overlooking the harbour at the Manor House Hotel.

Today you will catch the ferry across to Mull where you will take in the scenery as you travel to Fionnphort to catch the little ferry across to the tranquil Isle of Iona, steeped in history and the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland where you disembark to visit Iona Abbey, founded by St Columba in AD563, and the resting place of 48 Scottish Kings. Follow in the footsteps of St Columba and 14 centuries of pilgrims. Iona boasts impossibly turquoise waters, dazzling beaches, hidden coves and monumentally sacred sites.

You will board the boat for a fabulous 2½ hour trip to Staffa, site of the legendary Fingal’s Cave. On the way to Staffa keep an eye out for dolphins, porpoises and minke whales which are often seen during these warmer months. You will have the opportunity to spend one hour exploring Staffa, with its hexagonal pillars, Fingal's Cave and the beautiful puffins. 

Leaving the south of the island travel north towards Tobermory, a fishing port from the late 18th century and now the main village on Mull. It is a picture-postcard of a place with the brightly painted buildings along the main street to the pier and the high wooded hills surrounding the bay. Overlooking the bay on the hill above the harbour is the Western Isles Hotel.

Now make your way back to Craignure to catch the ferry back to the mainland. 

Once more travel the Old Military Road through Crianlarich and either travel the full length of Loch Lomond or through Stirling before reaching Glasgow or Edinburgh once more.

If you do not find the accommodations mentioned suitable then please do enquire about alternative choices.

This itinerary is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The Tour price does not include your entrance fees unless stated, lunches, dinners or the drivers gratuity.

Your final day begins with a walk along the harbour front where you may enjoy the quaint shops and cafés or visit Tobermory Distillery nearby. Established in 1798, the distillery is the only one on the island and one of the oldest commercial distillery’s in Scotland. Its old world charm reflects the Tobermory spirit to do things the old fashioned way, by hand. The distillery is very unique in that it produces two very distinctly different malt whiskies, the lightly peated Tobermory and the more robustly peated Ledaig.

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