Scotland: A Grand Tour of the Inner Hebrides22nd Jun 2024
Complementing our Grand Tour of the Outer Hebrides, this equally grand yet relaxing tour takes in the principal Inner Hebridean isles of Mull, Islay and Jura as well as the famous little island gems of Staffa and Iona.
We begin on the Isle of Mull, with a visit to the colourful ‘capital’ Tobermory, followed by an exciting boat trip to the tiny island of Staffa and its famous Fingal’s Cave, an amazing natural cathedral of basalt columns. A full day is given over to the wonderfully peaceful island of Iona, with its famous Abbey and beautiful beaches. We then continue to Islay, travelling via Oban and a scenic drive to Kennacraig where we take the ferry to Port Askaig. We will explore the island, with visits to historic Loch Finlaggan, the Kilchoman Distillery and the Museum of Islay Life, and we will also visit Jura, Islay’s sparsely populated and rather mysterious neighbour.
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What to Expect
- Sailing out of Oban Bay as the adventure begins
- Wildlife cruise featuring dolphins, seals and basking sharks
- The amazing spectacle of Fingal’s Cave
- Moments of peaceful contemplation at Iona Abbey
- Walk in the footsteps of the Lords of the Isles at Finlaggan
- Peace and quiet on the island of Jura
|To be advised
|Aberdeen, opposite Denburn Car Park behind library where Spa Street meets Skene Street
|Dundee, outside Discovery Point, Riverside Drive
|Perth, Broxden Park & Ride, A93
|Dunfermline, Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
|Kinross, Moto Services, M90
|Edinburgh - outside reception of the Delta by Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
|Glasgow, bus stop on North Hanover Street, opposite Queens Street Station
** Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure. **
Day by Day Itinerary
We depart from our designated pick up points and head for the Western Highlands, stopping en route for refreshments (not included). On arrival in Oban we will board the late afternoon ferry for Craignure on Mull. Our base is the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, conveniently located close to the ferry terminal with superb views of the Sound of Mull, the Morvern Hills and, across the bay, Duart Castle. The hotel offers excellent spa and leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, steam room, Norwegian Spruce Sauna and hydro foot spa. A range of reasonably priced treatments is also available.