Trip Overview

Highlights of the Mull and Arran Isles

Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews
Private tour to United Kingdom

Treat yourself with an unforgettable Scottish adventure! Explore the striking cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, enjoy a ride onboard a Jacobite Steam Train across the most famous bridge in Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct, and immerse yourself in the majesty of the Fingal's Cave, the inspiration behind the eponymous Pink Floyd's song. 

Highlights of the Mull and Arran Isles

11 days5 cities
United Kingdom1 country
Private tour to United Kingdom
From
$3,498
Tour rating: 4.92 / 5, Based on 5 Reviews

Treat yourself with an unforgettable Scottish adventure! Explore the striking cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, enjoy a ride onboard a Jacobite Steam Train across the most famous bridge in Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct, and immerse yourself in the majesty of the Fingal's Cave, the inspiration behind the eponymous Pink Floyd's song. 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh

first destination

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has stunning architecture including the Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the gorgeous ancient city - Edinburgh! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

No meals included.

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Day 2
Edinburgh Royal Mile
City tour
City tour

Today you get to explore the capital of Scotland - Edinburgh! In the morning, you meet with a local guide in the hotel lobby and start a tour of the Royal Mile. Your tour includes a visit to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Apart from the beautiful interior, it boasts fantastic panoramic views over the city.

After the tour (around 4 hours), you return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Market Street Hotel, Edinburgh
4

Set in historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique guestrooms.

train
Edinburgh
Brodick
3 hrs 30 min

Your journey to the beautiful city of Brodick consists of 2 parts. First, you take a train to Ardrossan (with a layover in Glasgow) where you board a ferry, taking you the rest of the way to Brodick. The Edinburgh - Ardrossan trip takes approximately 2 hrs 30 min while the travel time onboard a ferry is about 1 hour.

Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

Brodick

second destination

Located on the breathtaking Isle of Arran, charming Brodick is known as "Scotland in miniature". The picturesque area somehow pulled out the "golden ticket" and gathered all the distinguished Scottish features!

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 3
Trip to Isle of Arran
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following breakfast, you check out from the Edinburgh hotel and walk to the train station to catch a train to Ardrossan (a train change in Glasgow is required). The Edinburgh - Ardrossan railway route is very scenic and passes the beautiful Castle Semple Country Park, picturesque Barcraigs Reservoir, and numerous authentic Scottish villages. You continue your trip by enjoying a short ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde, the deepest coastal waters in the British Isles. Upon arrival to the charming city of Brodick, you walk to your hotel and check in. There is nothing planned for the rest of the day, so you are welcome to start exploring the city on your own or have a rest after a long journey. 

Breakfast is included.

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Day 4
Mountain Trail Tour
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you meet with a professional mountain guide and enjoy a journey across two of Scotland's most beautiful glens, carved from granite by the ancient glaciers.

Together with the guide, you cover the route from the scenic Glen Sannox to the breathtaking Glen Rosa via a short scramble over The Saddle, one of the famous Scottish mountains. You have a fantastic chance to see a red deer or a golden eagle during the hike, so don't forget to charge your camera and your smartphone!

After the tour, you return to the hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
4

Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

ferry
Brodick
Glasgow
2 hrs 30 min

To travel to the inspiring city of Glasgow, first, you need to take a 1-hour ferry, going from Brodick to Ardrossan. Then, you switch to a high-speed train and find yourself in Glasgow's city center in approximately 45 minutes.

Glasgow, United Kingdom Gallery

Glasgow

third destination

The bustling port city of Glasgow is one of the most impressive amalgams of heritage and entertainment of Scotland. Home to unique sights such as the Glasgow Cathedral, this city is surely worth exploring.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Ferry to Glasgow & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride
City tour
City tour

Today you have breakfast, check out from your Brodick hotel, and set off on your trip to Glasgow, including an exciting ferry ride across the deep waters of the Firth of Clyde and a comfortable train ride, passing the picturesque Kilbirni, Barr, and Castle Semple loches. Upon arrival, you check in to the hotel and have some time for lunch.

After lunch, you meet your guide and set off to explore the amazing city of Glasgow during a 4-hour walking tour, covering the most significant city landmarks. This beautiful city is famous for its beautiful Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture, excellent art museums, and awesome shopping opportunities.

After the tour, you can return to the hotel or are welcome to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Breakfast is included.

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Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
4

The Principal Grand Central Hotel was designed with traveler's comfort in mind. Guestrooms it offers are light, spacious, and well-furnished. The list of on-site facilities includes a cozy lounge area, a great restaurant, and a modern spa center. What is more, the property prides itself on a fantastic location right in the heart of Glasgow.

train
Glasgow
Tobermory
4 hrs 30 min

Get ready for an exciting journey! First, you spend 3 hours, enjoying the beautiful views onboard a bullet train, going from Glasgow to the city of Oban. There you take a ferry and find yourself in the Craignure port in about an hour. Upon arrival, your private driver takes you on a 30-minute ride along the very picturesque Craigroute - Tobermory route.

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland, UK

Tobermory

fourth destination

Lovely Tobermory was founded in the 18th century as a fishing port. Now, it turned into the main village on the Isle of Mull and one of the most picturesque ports in Scotland, offering plenty of wonderful things to explore.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Journey to Isle of Mull
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

Following morning, you check out from your Glasgow hotel and walk to the train station to catch a train to Oban, going near the scenic Loch Lomong, located in the Trossachs National Park, and the picturesque Loch Awe. Upon arrival, you take a ferry to the Craignure port. Approaching the lovely village, you can see the striking Duart Castle with its famous cannons. When you arrive at Craignure's port, your personal driver will be waiting to take you the rest of the way across the breathtaking island to the lovely city of Tobermory.

Upon arrival, you check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure, we suggest you to begin exploring the isle's gorgeous surroundings on your own.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 7
Wildlife Safari & Fingal's Cave
Day tour
Day tour
Boat ride
Boat ride
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you join a boat trip to the picturesque Treshnish Isles & Staffa. You sail around Mull's west coast from Tobermory, boasting a rich wildlife and some of the most stunning views in Scotland while a knowledgeable crew guides you along the way. During your trip, you have a chance to see a big colony of adorable puffins as well as other sea creatures, including dolphins and sharks. As an icing on the cake, you have approximately an hour to explore the world-famous Fingal's Cave, formed out of 40 000 basalt columns. Over the years, this unique landmark was visited by Queen Victoria, Lord Tennyson, Jules Verne, and the Pink Floyd band. Fingal's Cave also inspired brilliant Felix Mendelson to write his incredible Hebrides Overture. 

After the tour, you return to the port of departure, walk back to the hotel, and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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3-star hotel
3

Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

car
Tobermory
Fort William
3 hrs

Traveling between Tobermory and Fort William includes a layover in Kilchoan. You start your journey onboard a ferry, going from Tobermory to the Kilchoan Ferry Terminal. In approximately 35 minutes, you arrive to the port and continue to travel by car across the Scottish countryside for about 1 hour 30 minutes, until you arrive at scenic Fort William.

Fort William, United Kingdom Gallery

Fort William

fifth destination

Home to the highest peak in the United Kingdom, the imposing Ben Nevis, Fort William is a town loved by professional climbers and tourists likewise.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Car Ride to Fort William
Transfer
Transfer
Boat ride
Boat ride

Today you check-out from the Tobermory hotel and start your trip to Fort William. You begin with a memorable ferry ride from Tobermory to Kilchoan and if you are lucky, you might see the dolphins along the way. The rest of the way to Fort William you cover by car. One of our experienced drivers takes you on a very scenic route through the Scottish countryside, passing dozens of breathtaking lochs, charming dales, and going along the picturesque Sea of the Hebrides coast. 

Upon arrival, you check-in to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Jacobite Steam Train Ride to Mallaig
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

Following breakfast in the hotel, you walk to the train station and set off on a memorable trip along the scenic West Highland Line onboard a Jacobite steam train. This 84-mile round trip covers the most impressive must-sees, starting near the iconic mount Ben Nevis, passing Loch Morar and River Morar, and taking you all the way to the deepest seawater loch in Europe, the jaw-dropping Loch Nevis. Enjoy the picturesque views and admire the most famous bridge in Scotland, Glenfinnan Viaduct, featured in the "Harry Potter" franchise, as well as the beautiful villages of Lochailort, Arisaig, Morar, and Mallaig, scattered along the route.

During a short stay in Mallaig, you have a 1-hour wildlife cruise safari. Travel to the Green Island on the Knoydart Peninsula and get a chance to see the wild seals, relaxing on the rocks, as well as a huge variety of birds, porpoises, dolphins, whales, and basking sharks, frequently visiting the coastal waters.

Upon return to the station, you take a train back to Fort William.

  • Please note: a round trip on Jacobite Steam Train is subject of availability. An alternative 1-way transfer by car is offered when the round trip is not available.

Breakfast is included.

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3-star hotel
3

Enjoy a memorable stay in a nice centrally located 3-star hotel. Being a blend of comfort and coziness, the hotel will make you feel at home due to its pleasant designs, a variety of services as well as an excellent value for money. The hotel's gallery contains several examples of 3-star hotels we offer.

car
Fort William
Edinburgh
8 hrs

Cross some of the most picturesque Scottish sceneries on your way to Edinburgh with our experienced driver while comfortably seated in a private car. 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh

sixth destination

The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has stunning architecture including the Holyrood Palace on the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle.

2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 10
Loch Lomond Exploration & Arrival to Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer
Day tour
Day tour
Nature views
Nature views

After breakfast, you check out from your Fort William hotel, meet your guide-driver, and set off on your exciting trip to Edinburgh. First, you make your way to the Trossachs National Park, known as "The Highlands in miniature". There, you have a chance to explore one of the biggest and most beautiful lakes in Scotland, inspiring Loch Lomond.

Afterward, you continue to the medieval market town of Stirling where you stop by its famous castle, boasting a rich history and a very impressive architecture. Interestingly, there is a theory that the magnificent Stirling castle was a prototype for legendary Camelot.

The final stop on your way to Edinburgh is the Kelpies, the largest horse-head sculptures in the world, made out of 300 tonnes of steel. Moreover, if time allows, you can stop by one of the local whiskey distilleries to have a proper introduction to Scotland's national drink.

After the tour, your driver takes you to the Edinburgh hotel. After check-in, you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Departure from Edinburgh
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour of Scotland! After breakfast, your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.

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Market Street Hotel, Edinburgh
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Set in historical Edinburgh Old Town, the Market Street Hotel offers unique guestrooms.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at the remarkable downtown and heritage house hotels in Edinburgh, Brodick, Glasgow, Tobermory, and Fort William;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides and guide-drivers;
  • Standard class train and ferry tickets;
  • Scenic Jacobite steam train ride;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.​

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit to the remarkable Edinburgh Castle
  • Hiking the breathtaking Glen Sannox and Glen Rosa
  • Exciting city tour of Glasgow
  • Unforgettable wildlife Safari and Fingals Cave exploration
  • Scenic steam train ride from Fort William to Mallaig

What To Know

  • All transactions in the United Kingdom happen in British Pounds (often called Pound Sterlings). It's best to prepare some cash prior your trip.
  • Tips to guides and drivers in the United Kingdom are up to your discretion. In restaurants, typically you could just round up the bill to the nearest pound or include a standard 5-10% tip from the total amount.
  • Weather in the United Kingdom is unpredictable, make sure to pack an umbrella.
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