White-tailed eagle | Isle of Mull | Scotland | United Kingdom
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Wild Scotland Express - 5 days map

Take in the best of wild Scotland on this 5-day group tour. From Edinburgh, discover the shimmering waters of Loch Lomond and visit the remote islands of Mull, Iona and Skye, soaking up the dramatic scenery and keeping your eyes peeled for white-tailed eagles. Enjoy the natural beauty of Glencoe, explore the pretty towns of Oban and Plockton and search for the Loch Ness monster.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates

Trip Highlights

Oban - Explore this Victorian coastal town during a 2-night stay, famous for its seafood and whisky
Glencoe - Soak up the stunning mountain views and learn about the tragic and famous massacre that took place here in 1692
Eilean Donan Castle - Admire this historic 13th Century castle, located on an island where three lochs meet
Isle of Mull - Spot eagles and other wildlife on this pristine island, one of Scotland's wildest, and explore nearby Iona
Isle of Skye - Take in the highlights of this beautiful island, with plenty of hiking and sightseeing to enjoy
Loch Ness - Hunt for 'Nessie', the mythical beast believed to dwell in the dark waters of Scotland's most famous loch

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
All necessary ferry journeys between Scottish Islands and the mainland
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
4 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Edinburgh to Oban

Edinburgh - Inveraray - Oban. Setting off from Edinburgh, we journey past Stirling Castle, stopping at Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park en route to the town of Inveraray. This town is known for its pretty whitewashed buildings and home to the Campbell Clan and Duke of Argyll. We spend the afternoon exploring the area before making our way to the coastal town of Oban, known for its whisky and seafood.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.

Accommodation: Kathmore, Altavona or similar
Overnight: Oban

Day 2

Mull & Iona

Oban - Mull - Iona - Oban. It's an early start this morning as we take the ferry to the Isle of Mull. Take in dramatic coastlines and wild natural beauty, and keep your eyes on the skies for majestic white-tailed eagles, the UK's largest bird of prey.

We then take another ferry to Iona, the birthplace of Celtic Christianity and home to the ancient burial grounds of famed Scottish kings. We can see the historic abbey and take in more of the windswept coastline of the Scottish Isles.

There's an optional small boat trip to the uninhabited island of Staffa to see the basalt columns of Fingal's Cave. We then return to Oban on the ferry.

Accommodation: Kathmore, Altavona or similar
Overnight: Oban  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Glencoe

Oban - Glencoe - Fort William - Plockton. Driving north along the coast, we pass Castle Stalker and visit Glencoe, a truly beautiful location haunted by the 1692 Glencoe Massacre. Around 30 members of Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were slaughtered here for failing to pledge allegiance to King William III and Mary II.

We then pass through Fort William and past Ben Nevis, the highest peak in Great Britain. Continuing through the Great Glen, we arrive in Plockton, a small fishing village known for its palm trees! We overnight here.

Accommodation: Sabhal na Mara, Hillview, Haven Guest House or similar
Overnight: Plockton  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Exploring the Isle of Skye

Plockton - Skye - Plockton. Today we will be exploring the remote Isle of Skye, but there is no fixed itinerary for the day. The weather can be unpredictable, so your guide will choose the best highlights to show you in accordance with the conditions and any events that may be happening on the island during your visit. We are likely to be hiking, in order to enjoy the dramatic scenery of the island. Options include The Quiraing hill walk and the Old Man of Storr Walk, probably the most famous trail on the island. We can also see the Neist Point Lighthouse. Spend the day taking photos, sampling the view and enjoying everything this pristine environment has to offer. In the late afternoon, we return to our accommodation in Plockton.

Accommodation: Sabhal na Mara, Hillview, Haven Guest House or similar
Overnight: Plockton  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Loch Ness

Plockton - Loch Ness - Edinburgh. Today we visit Eilean Donan Castle, a 13th century fortress, located on an island. We then drive to Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail, taking in more of Scotland's dramatic scenery. There's a stop for lunch at Loch Ness, so keep your eyes peeled for 'Nessie', the Loch Ness monster!

We continue through the rugged Grampian Mountains and along Loch Laggan, passing Scotland's highest whisky distillery at Dalwhinnie. We make a short stop for refreshments before reaching Edinburgh, where our tour ends.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Jun - 02 Jul 19% off
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
19 Jul - 23 Jul 19% off
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
26 Jul - 30 Jul 19% off
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
29 Jul - 02 Aug 19% off G
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
31 Jul - 04 Aug 19% off
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
07 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
30 Aug - 03 Sep 19% off
USD $1,665
USD $1,349
USD $1,895
USD $1,535
11 Oct - 15 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
14 Oct - 18 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
16 Oct - 20 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
18 Oct - 22 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
21 Oct - 25 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
23 Oct - 27 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
25 Oct - 29 Oct 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
28 Oct - 01 Nov 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486
30 Oct - 03 Nov 19% off
USD $1,605
USD $1,300
USD $1,835
USD $1,486

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Jun - 02 Jul 19% off
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
19 Jul - 23 Jul 19% off G
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
26 Jul - 30 Jul 19% off
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
29 Jul - 02 Aug 19% off
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
31 Jul - 04 Aug 19% off
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
07 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
30 Aug - 03 Sep 19% off
USD $2,095
USD $1,697
USD $2,885
USD $2,337
11 Oct - 15 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
14 Oct - 18 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
16 Oct - 20 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
18 Oct - 22 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
21 Oct - 25 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
23 Oct - 27 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
25 Oct - 29 Oct 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
28 Oct - 01 Nov 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288
30 Oct - 03 Nov 19% off
USD $2,035
USD $1,648
USD $2,825
USD $2,288

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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