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Oban, Iona & Fingal's Cave

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Our second trip to Scotland this year is to the Argyllshire coastal resort of Oban the “Gateway to the Isles” with panoramic views of the mountains, lochs and islands.  We will cruise to Iona where we will have the chance to tread in the footsteps of St Columba and visit Fingal’s Cave immortalised by Felix Mendlesson in his ‘Hebrides Overture’.  Oban is a bustling holiday resort which we have visited a number of times previously and sailed to the Isle of Mull, visiting Tobermory.

Please be advised that we cannot accept any mobility aids on this tour due to the nature of the excursions. 

Oban the “Gateway to the Isles”, a cruise to Iona where you will have the chance to tread in the footsteps of St Columba and visit Fingal’s Cave immortalised by Felix Mendlesson in his ‘Hebrides Overture’.  

Thursday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way to Troon with a stop before reaching our first overnight stop which will be the Ayrshire town of Troon – renowned for its Championship Golf Course -and we will stay at the Marine Hotel on the Thursday evening, enjoying dinner bed and breakfast. 

Friday: This morning we will set off for Oban, calling at Tarbet for a lunch stop and a pleasure cruise on Loch Fyne, hoping to arrive at the Royal Hotel in Oban late afternoon to enjoy our evening dinner.

Saturday: Today we take a cruise to the Isle of Mull where we will walk to the ferry terminal to board the ship for our journey to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. We then journey by coach through the island to Fionnphort and board the ferry for the 45 minute journey to Staffa and visit Fingal’s Cave. After landing on Staffa you can walk along the shoreline over the hexagonal columns that make up the island to Fingal’s Cave.  We then sail south to Iona where we disembark and take a leisurely stroll through the Benedictine Nunnery and the Relig Oran- the burial place of Kings- on the road to Iona Abbey

On the water always look-out for sightings of whales, dolphins, basking sharks, and sea eagles which are iconic to the North-West coast of Mull.

This will be a wonderful excursion and experience and the total journey will take 10 hours so we will have a late meal in the evening when we return to our hotel.

Sunday: We have a day at leisure in Oban today, including a visit to the Distillery.

Monday: We bid a fond farewell to the hotel staff as we head back this morning to Hugglescote, arriving back late afternoon after our Scottish trip

Roberts Platinum Service
1 night hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast in Troon
3 nights, hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast throughout in Oban
Services of a Courier
Distillery visit
Visit to Tarbet
Pleasure cruise on Loch Lomond
Cruise to the Three Isles, Mull, Iona & Staffa
Time on Staff & Iona
Fingal’s Cave
Free time in Oban
Free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities at Troon

Photo of the Royal Hotel in Oban

Marine Hotel Troon****
Crosbie Road, Troon
4* hotel is set in a beautiful location overlooking the golf course and across the Irish sea to the Isle of Arran. It has an elegant reception area and a formal but cosy bar that extends into a lounge are where you can relax.

All 89 bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, television and hairdryer. The hotel also has a health club which includes an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and steam room.



Royal Hotel***
Argyll Square, Oban
The hotel stands in the centre of town and is located close to the harbour and ferry terminal, offering It offers Scottish hospitality within quality modern surroundings

All 91 bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, televission, telephone and hair dryer.



  • Free secure parking at our Travel Centre in Hugglescote
  • Use of our staffed, travel centre in Hugglescote on the outward journey
  • Executive coach travel with experienced tour driver
  • Hotel accommodation, dinner & cooked breakfast throughout
  • All excursions and entrances as described in the itinerary
  • Door to Door home pick within our designated area
  • Welcome reception at Hugglescote on the day of departure
  • Return welcome from Roberts Holidays’ staff
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Welcome platinum reception at Hugglescote Travel centre
  • Cakes and pastries on departure
  • Welcome Platinum pack
  • Services of a courier
  • Selection of complimentary magazines on the coach
  • Biscuits, sweets and nibbles on board the coach
  • Hot drinks whilst onboard
  • Happy hour on the coach, soft drinks, savoury nibbles and alcoholic drinks included

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