Late on Fri. 5th April – Sun. 7th April – Iona, Mull & Oban – 2.5 day tour

Iona’s beaches, amazing history; wild & spectacular Mull & journeying through the Western Highlands

£59 per person, minimum of 5 people to run the tour

As on Friday, 5th April teaching ends  at Stirling Uni, we will be leaving, as soon as the last person in the group finishes the last lecture “before the reading week starts” and is ready.

We are spending the first night in central Oban, the pre-booked hostel is £18 per person per night,

the second night we spend right in the heart of picturesque Tobermory at the SYHA hostel on the Isle of Mull, pre-booked for £20 per per person per night.

The other extras are the Oban to Craignure/Isle of Mull return ferry for £7.40 per person

and the Fionnphort/Isle of Mull to Iona return ferry for £3.50 per person.

  • On Friday, 5th April we head through the Trossachs nationalpark to Oban, a beautiful and bustling ferry port and the main gateway to many of the Hebridean islands.

 

  • On Saturday, 6th April, we take the stunning 45 minutes crossing from beautiful Oban to the Isle of Mull with all round views of islands, the Lismore lighthouse, Duart castle, mountains and the sea
  • On the Isle of Mull, a nature & wildlife haven, we will be exploring the SW parts with some of the most dramatic and wild scenery
  • before arriving on the isle of Iona, Scotland’s spiritual capital with awesome beaches to watch the sunset and enjoy the views across to the isles of Mull, Staffa, Treshniish, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, Scarba, Jura and the mountains on the Scottish mainland
  • We are travelling at a time when live re-awakes, the flowers are blooming, the lambs are born and spring tends to be the driest and sunniest on the Westcoast with a real Atlantic coast Hebridean get away from it all feel.
  • From the Isle of Iona we are heading back to Mull and travelling along the spectacular NW coast to picturesque Tobermory, where we spend the night.

 

  • On Sunday, 7th April we can either spend more time on Mull
  • or after leaving Mull have more time in Oban
  • or spend more time one of the various dramatic routes with numerous stops back to Stirling.

 

EXTRAS TO PAY:

* food, drink, entrance fees (castles, museums, attractions, etc.)

* Accommodation at the hostel in Oban for £18 and for the 2nd night on Mull in Tobermory for £20 per person and the ferries:

Oban to Craignure/Isle of Mull return ferry for £7.40 per person

and the Fionnphort/Isle of Mull to Iona return ferry for £3.50 per person.

however if you prefer, you are free to stay elsewhere for those 2 nights, incl. a B&B or hotel, it will make no difference to the tour, as we drop you off at night and pick you up again in the morning

  • any other ferry, the group might decide on, for example the scenic Tarbert/Loch Fyne to Cowal shortcut or the isle of Seil/Luing/Easdale, etc.
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