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      Oban & The Isle of Mull...
 
Oban & The Isle of Mull...

The pretty harbour town of Oban is without doubt the most popular resort in the Western Highlands. Nestling in a crescent-shaped bay, ‘The Gateway to the Isles’ captivates visitors with its Victorian charm, wonderful views of the hills of Mull, excellent seafood scene and its most famous landmark, McCaig’s Tower, a Colosseum–like folly. This brand new holiday stays in the centre of town and includes a day to enchanting Mull with its picturesque capital, Tobermory. Also the opportunity to discover one of the hidden wonders of the highlands – a power station buried one kilometre below the ground!



      Royal Hotel Oban
     
   

The Royal Hotel Oban
This traditional 3* hotel stands in the centre of town close to the harbour and ferry terminal. Built in 1895, the Royal offers Scottish hospitality within modern surrounds. The restaurant retains its high ceilings and large windows and there is a distinctive Scottish flavour to the décor and furnishings. There is also a bar with entertainment on some evenings. Comfortable en-suite bedrooms offer mod cons and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a lift.



      Your Itinerary
     
   

Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel north with suitable stops for lunch and refreshments. Arrive at your overnight hotel in the north late afternoon, in good time to freshen up for your evening meal. Dinner, bed & breakfast

Day 2 - After breakfast, sit back and enjoy the drive as you head further north and into the wild and varied scenery of the Trossachs National Park with lovely Loch Lomond at its heart. Arrive on the West Coast for your 4-night stay in Oban. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 3 - 5 - At leisure in Oban with two included excursions.

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Isle of Mull - Tobermory & Duart Castle
You will take the ferry on the 45 minutes crossing from Oban to Mull where you will visit the island's main town, Tobermory, famed for the cheerful colours of its waterfront buildings and yachts bobbing about in the natural harbour. Picture-postcard Tobermory is also well known for being the setting of hit children's TV show, Balamory. Before crossing back to Oban, you will visit 13th century Duart Castle which stands on a crag at the end of a peninsula. Explore the castle, gardens and grounds - from the castle down to the water's edge, there are marked walks and pathways which take you around the castle with benches along the way where you can stop and enjoy the views across the Sound of Mull.

Ben Cruachan & Inveraray
Situated amongst some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery, lying deep within Ben Cruachan is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements. Hidden deep within the mountain of Ben Cruachan on the shores of Loch Awe is Cruachan Power Station. An included 30-minute guided visit transports you into the mountain and at its centre lies a massive cavern which is high enough to house the Tower of London. Within the cavern, enormous turbines convert the power of water into electricity. (NB the tour involves a short walk up an incline with steps and is therefore not suitable for users of wheelchairs or walking aids). Continue to lovely Inverary with its stunning setting on the shores of Loch Fyne. Here you will find a range of attractions including the iconic Inveraray Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll plus the 18th century museum jail.

Day 6 - Following breakfast bid farewell to Oban as your journey takes you back to your overnight hotel in Northern England. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

Day 7 - After a leisurely breakfast, head back homewards with ample stops for coffee and refreshments. Continue back to the local joining points via the fast motorway network arriving back mid/late evening.



 
Departure DateTour RefHotelBrochure PriceWeb PriceDaysSingle SupptAvailable 
Sun 03-Jun-2018BOB0603 1The Royal Hotel£599.00  £579  7£140.00 10+
Sun 01-Jul-2018BOB0701 1The Royal Hotel£619.00  £599  7£140.00 10+
Sun 09-Sep-2018BOB0909 1The Royal Hotel£619.00  £599  7£140.00 10+
 
 
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