Oban – Gateway to the Isles

Known as the Gateway to the Isles, we make the most of our Oban base with visits to the nearby Isle of Mull, where we explore the magnificent Duart Castle, as well as the Isle of Seil. This charming new tour also includes visits to the impressive Inveraray Castle and
pretty Arduaine Garden.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Isle of Mull
This morning, we take the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to the charming Isle of Mull, the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides. Here, we visit Duart Castle, the seat of Clan Maclean. Located on a high crag at the end of a peninsula, jutting into the Sound of Mull, we explore the imposing Castle and grounds, including the magnificent Great Hall, State Bedroom and Dressing Rooms, and learn more about the Clan in the Exhibition area. In the afternoon, we have time at leisure in Tobermory, built as a fishing port in the late 18th century and now the main town on Mull, before heading back to the mainland via ferry.

Day 3 Inveraray Castle & Oban
Today we journey to the ancestral seat of the Chief of Clan Campbell, Inveraray Castle
& Gardens, where we enjoy a guided tour around one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. There’s plenty to see over the three floors, including the Clan Room, which offers an insight into the fascinating history of Clan Campbell; the French-influenced Tapestry Drawing Room with original Beauvais tapestries; and the Victorian Room, which serves as a tribute to the marriage between HRH Princess Louise – daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert – and the Marquess of Lorne. In the afternoon, we head back to base with free time to explore Oban.

Day 4 Arduaine Garden & Isle of Seil
We start our day by travelling south to the 20-acre Arduaine Garden to admire the colourful array of plants, including rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, giant Himalayan lilies and forget-me-nots. In the afternoon, we cross the 18th century humpback Clachan Bridge to the Isle of Seil to visit the lovely village of Ellenabeich, a former slate-mining village with picturesque rows of white cottages and particularly pretty sea views towards Easdale Island.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.
Legend

Great Western Hotel

Oban, Argyll & Bute
AAA New to Albatross Stunning Views
Located along the Oban promenade, the Great Western Hotel offers lovely views of the bay and is ideally located for pleasant strolls along the waterfront, to the harbour and local shops. Bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A warm welcome awaits in the restaurant and there's a spacious bar and lounge area with large windows to make the most of the views across the bay. Coach parking is off-site.

Royal Hotel Oban

Oban
AAA
This 3 star hotel enjoys an enviable location at the heart of Oban. Each of the 91 bedrooms enjoys traditional decoration and has tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, and TV. Coach parking is located approximately 5-10 minutes walk from the hotel for a charge of approximately £3 per 24 hours.

Great Western Hotel

Oban, Argyll & Bute
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £224pp
No Single Supplement (max 4 incl driver)
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment (Mon, Wed, Sat)
• In-house entertainment on other nights

The Royal Hotel

Oban, Argyll & Bute
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £339pp
Single Supplement from £78
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 1 night
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