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Scottish Highlights – Fort William, Oban & Loch Lomond

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9047

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2021

PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
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Description

Join us to explore the glorious scenery and fascinating heritage of the Scottish Highlands, a landscape that sparkles with deep, slumbering lochs shadowed by majestic, rugged peaks. We discover its myriad attractions; from the stunning shores of Loch Lomond and the pretty harbour town of Oban to Fort William, nestled at the foot of Ben Nevis. Our trip would not be complete without visiting the hauntingly beautiful Glencoe with its deep valley and towering mountains – this tantalising region of Scotland is just waiting to be uncovered!

Itinerary

Oban & Dalmally (full day)
We head first to the port town of Oban. Nestled on the west coast and surrounded by stunning countryside and dramatic shores, Oban is also known as the Gateway to the Isles. Here we find small galleries, independent shops, a museum, pubs, cafés and restaurants – the town is also renowned for its seafood. Take a stroll along the seafront to the ruined Dunollie Castle and to the sandy beaches beyond.

Afterwards, we visit the small village of Dalmally (meaning Pebbled Valley), located along the Strath of Orchy. Surrounded by lochs, rivers, mountains and beautiful scenery, the village boasts attractive stone cottages and shops.

Treasures of the Earth, Fort William & Glencoe
(full day)
The day starts at the award-winning Treasures of the Earth. Housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes is one of Europe’s finest private collections of priceless gemstones, crystals and fossils, some dating back millions of years. Marvel at towering amethyst geodes, examine fossilised remains trapped in amber, and watch crystals magically change colour and glow in the UV Cave.

Next stop is nearby Fort William, the largest town in the Highlands known for its breathtaking location on the shores of Loch Linnhe, in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, the town is encircled by stunning mountain scenery. Within the town, there are beautiful centuries-old churches, a historic Old Fort plus many traditional pubs, shops and cafés.


We continue to Glencoe, a wonderfully picturesque village located at the foot of the towering Glencoe Mountains, between the banks of Loch Leven and the famous glen it is named after. This hauntingly scenic valley, the backdrop of many films including James Bond’s Skyfall, was carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions. The village itself has an interesting folk museum with traditional thatched roof and a selection of shops.

Loch Lomond Cruise, Luss & Inveraray (full day)
We make our way to the picturesque village of Balmaha, situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, and travel by waterbus to the western shore. Loch Lomond is mainland Britain’s largest expanse of fresh water, offering stunning scenery set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop. We enjoy the loch’s mesmerising natural beauty as we cruise to the conservation village of Luss, where we enjoy some free time. The view of Ben Lomond from the end of the pier is not to be missed, and there are plenty of short walking trails which explore the village and follow the banks of Luss Water.

Afterwards we rejoin the coach and travel to Inveraray, a traditional town overlooking the calm waters of Loch Fyne. Established by the 3rd Duke of Argyll in 1745, the town offers fine examples of Scottish Georgian architecture. There is plenty to explore during our time at leisure, including the neoclassical church and Inveraray jail and courthouse, now an award-winning museum which recounts prison conditions throughout the centuries.

JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

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  • Return coach travel
  • First night at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area with dinner & breakfast (6 day breaks only)
  • 4 nights at the Muthu Ben Doran Hotel, Tyndrum with dinner & breakfast
  • Complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink on the first evening at the Muthu Ben Doran Hotel
  • Entertainment on one evening
  • Excursions to Oban, Dalmally, Treasures of the Earth, Fort William, Glencoe, Luss & Inveraray
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at the Muthu Ben Doran Hotel, Tyndrum with dinner & breakfast
  • Complimentary glass of wine, beer or soft drink on the first evening at the Muthu Ben Doran Hotel
  • Entertainment on one evening
  • Excursions to Oban, Dalmally, Treasures of the Earth, Fort William, Glencoe, Luss & Inveraray
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond

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Accommodation

The Muthu Ben Doran Hotel

The Muthu Ben Doran Hotel is nestled in its own beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounded by Alpine forests, in the mountain village of Tyndrum on the northern edge of the Loch Lomond National Park. The dining room and lounges are located on the top floor, offering guests spectacular views of the amazing scenery. The en-suite rooms feature a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities.

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