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Easily accessible from Glasgow or Prestwick airport, the drive to Oban is straightforward and enjoyable. (You can also travel by train from Glasgow.) The 45 minute ferry crossing over the Sound of Mull, with glorious views in all directions, is one of the highlights of the trip.
The holiday is based in a popular family-run small hotel in the picture-postcard setting of Tobermory‘s stunning waterfront. It has been cleverly converted from a row of fisherman’s cottages into cosy rooms – many with views over the harbour. The hotel’s location is ideal for those who prefer to be close to the craft shops, welcoming bars and restaurants of this often bustling island capital.
Today you will visit a range of off the beaten track locations, guided by locally based photographer and wildlife guide Ewan Miles. Ewan will help you explore some of the hidden treasures of the island whilst benefiting from expert ‘in the field’ tuition. The course can be tailored for any level of experience.
Today’s full-day ‘wildlife safari’ will not only introduce you to Mull’s most spectacular wildlife hotspots, but is a great way to explore some of the more remote and scenic highlights of this wildly beautiful island. Your friendly, professional guide will help you to look out for golden eagles soaring in silent glens and swooping down to protect their chicks, white tailed sea eagles hunting in coastal bays, hen harriers gliding over scrub and marshes, perhaps even otters sunning themselves in seaweed-strewn bays.
A day to tour the island on your own and practise new-found photography and wildlife-spotting skills. Perhaps cross to the neighbouring islands of Iona or Ulva, or take a boat trip to the unique island of Staffa, famous for Fingal’s cave.
Return by ferry to the mainland, with options for different routes back to Glasgow or Edinburgh
This holiday is based on the Isle of Mull.
£635 per person for April & October, £685 per person for May to September.
Prices are based on two people sharing a double or twin room ensuite, for four nights on a bed & breakfast basis. Prices include the following activities:
Prices also include return ferry crossing from Oban to the Isle of Mull for a car and two adult passengers.
This holiday is well suited for those who prefer to travel by public transport. Ask us for more details on arrangements.
Add £10 per person for Saturday ferry sailings, in either direction, from May to August.
Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.
All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.
All our holiday prices include a service charge of £9 per person per night towards the costs we incur in researching, planning and designing your holiday.
We guarantee to refund this service charge if you believe that arranging your holiday through McKinlay Kidd has not met your expectations for value. All we ask is that you write to us within 7 days of your return and explain your reason for claiming the refund. This will ensure that we can improve the experience for all our future guests.
A bewildered shaggy highland cow standing in the garden, peering through the glorious Scottish rain that was battering the cottage window: that was on...
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This holiday is available from April until October.
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