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Isle of Islay & Cruachan Hollow

5 Days/4 Nights

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Known for its beautiful location, Oban is also the seafood capital of Scotland and will be your base for this evocative holiday. Out and about we have a memorable ferry crossing to the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’ - Islay. The island is one of the most beautiful of the Inner Hebrides and you are guaranteed stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife as you travel along its landscapes, which is dotted with stone circles and ruined forts from a time when Scottish Kings occupied the lands. This is sure to be an experience that will be forever etched on your mind.  There is also an excursion to Cruachan Hollow Mountain, Fort William & Glencoe, and time to spend at leisure in Oban.



  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Luxury Coach Travel 
  • Excursions as Stated
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Drinks on Arrival
  • Porterage
  • No Single Room Supplements (Subject to Availability)


Today we take the scenic coastal journey to Kennacraig where you will take the morning ferry crossing to the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’ - Islay. Enjoy the stunning views of Jura and Gigha as you make your way over the water landing at Port Ellon around lunchtime. We will travel to Bowmore where you will have some time to explore. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful island before returning to the mainland from Port Askaig late afternoon. Have a relaxing cruise back to the mainland onboard Calmac ferry before arriving back to the hotel in Oban in the evening, where you will be welcomed back and served a delicious dinner.  (Approx return time to the hotel after 7pm, ferry crossings subject to change) 


Enjoy a morning at your leisure in Oban before we take a journey to the Cruachan Hollow Mountain. Deep within Ben Cruachan mountain on the shores of Loch Awe is one of the country's most amazing engineering achievements. You will have a guided tour inside the power station buried one kilometre below the surface. There is also a Visitor Centre, cafe and amazing views over the loch to enjoy.


Enjoy a lovely scenic drive through the mighty Glencoe scenery today as you journey north to Fort William. Lochaber has some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland and here will have time to explore the shops before the coach takes you along the banks of Loch Shiel to visit the famous Glenfinnan Monument.  Return to the hotel along the banks of Loch Linnhe and enjoy the coastal views before returning back to Oban in time for your evening meal in the restaurant.




The Royal Hotel in Oban, built in 1895, offers traditional Scottish hospitality within modern surroundings. In the very heart of Oban, the hotel's Victorian facade dominates the town square. Affectionately known as the 'Gateway to the Isles', the hotel's central position in Oban makes it ideal for visiting the West Coast of Scotland as well as the surrounding Inner Hebrides.  Original Victorian features are complimented by a fresh new bar area and lounge, and with a roaring open fire makes the hotel cosy and inviting. There is a selection of Sea View & Superior Room Upgrades available plus a Four-Poster Room for those special occasions.

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Departure Date Tour Reference Days Price (from) Available Seats Pickup Points Coach Seats Rooms  
Mon 11 Jul, 2022 ROYAL424 0 5 £389.00 10 + Book Now