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Western Highlands and Hebrides

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Discover the picturesque Western Highlands

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2020 Tour code: HHS20


Day 1 - Joining the tour in Edinburgh

Meet your group and Tour Manager at the either the Mercure Haymarket Edinburgh Hotel, Radisson Blu Edinburgh Hotel or the Novotel Edinburgh Center Hotel (departure dependent) in Edinburgh.

  • Dinner
Days 2-3 - West Highland Line to Ballachulish

We journey along the incredible West Highland Line. At Fort William, we transfer by coach to the nearby village of Ballachulish, situated at the head of Loch Leven. 

On Day 3 we join the Jacobite Steam Train* for an unforgettable journey to Mallaig along the final leg of the iconic West Highland Line, perhaps the most scenic stretch of track in the UK. We disembark the train in Mallaig, and, following free time here, transfer by coach to Glencoe. Back at our hotel, there's an evening of Scottish dancing and music.

*Please note: Some early departures may take this journey on the Scotrail scheduled service.

  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
West Highland Line
Days 4-5 - The Isle of Mull, Duart Castle and Wildlife spotting cruise

This morning, we travel by coach to Oban, where we have some free time. Later, we visit Duart Castle. After time to explore the castle's stately rooms and dungeons, we head to the Isle of Mull Hotel for 2 nights.

On Day 5 we enjoy a spectacular tour by boat around some of the tiny islands west of Mull. Here, minke whales and dolphins can sometimes be seen. Later we cruise to Iona, making a visit to Fingal's Caves on Staffa island.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
Duart Castle
Day 6 - Mull and Whisky

We discover the fascinating wildlife of the Isle of Mull today, with an informative wildlife walk that takes us along a beautiful coastal route from Garmony to Fishnish. We also visit Tobermory again, where we enjoy entrance into the Tobermory Distillery for a tour and a dram of iconic Scotch whisky.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursion
Days 7-8 - Glasgow and home

We transfer to the port this morning for our ferry back to the mainland. Arriving in Oban, we continue on the scenic West Highland Line to the vibrant city of Glasgow spending the night in a local hotel.

Our tour finishes after breakfast on Day 8, and you are free to make you way to the aiport for your flight home.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 - Breakfast