A chance to view the beautiful west coast scenery of Scotland on this island tour. Travelling on the coach and ferries offers an appealing opportunity to view the wonderful coastline and offshore islands as we explore the history & culture of the Inner Hebrides. Our adventure begins with a journey up to Scotland and we will spend our first night at The Radstone Hotel in Larkhall, before continuing on to Oban to catch the ferry over to the Isle of Mull. We have two nights here, at The Isle of Mull hotel, which allows us plenty of time to take in the magnificent scenery on our coach for an island tour, calling at Tobermoray, the main town on the island, with it’s colourful harbour setting. Throughout the islands, there is evidence of a captivating past. From early Viking settlers to stories of the Spanish Armada. Ancient sites, dramatic historic monuments and evocative deserted townships. There are centuries of history to uncover. We travel as foot passengers on the ferry from Ross of Mull over to the legendary Isle of Iona, known as the “cradle of Christianity”, Iona has an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, and is the burial site of ancient Scottish Kings. We travel back to Oban on the ferry and visit Inveraray, a traditional county town of Argyll, with an inclusive admission to Inveraray Jail and courthouse, now an award-winning museum that graphically recounts prison conditions from medieval times up until the 19th century. From here, we head to our final hotel, The Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine, for a two night stay. From here, we head to Wemyss Bay to catch the ferry over to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, renowned for its glorious gardens & grand architecture. We have an island tour with an inclusive admission into Mount Stuart House & Gardens, an outstanding and flamboyant Victorian, Gothic style mansion with beautiful gardens all set in a 300 acre estate.
The Radstone Hotel, Larkhall, is a spacious and unique hotel with a modern stylish design and dynamic atmosphere. All of the guestrooms are en suite and offer the usual refinements including TV, WiFi, telephone & refreshment facilities. Our stay is on a half board basis.
Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, situated on the crescent of Craignure Bay, with stunning views over to Morvern and the west coast. All of the guestrooms are en suite and offer the usual refinements including TV, WiFi, telephone & refreshment facilities. It also boasts a Spa, an indoor heated swimming pool, a children’s pool, foot spa, gym, sauna and steam room. Our stay is on a half board basis.
The Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine,set in it’s own ample grounds, with a 9 hole junior golf course. All of the guestrooms are en suite and offer the usual refinements including TV, WiFi, telephone & refreshment facilities. Our stay is on a half board basis.