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Oban & the Magical Isle of Mull

A truly magical twin centre holiday staying in the bustling harbour town of Oban and the magnificent Mull, the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides. Our new tour is packed with spectacular coastal scenery and superb excursions including Oban Distillery, Tobermory, Duart Castle, and legendary Iona.

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5 days from £769



Monday 02 May 2022

Monday 10 October 2022



  • Explore the bustling harbour town of Oban

  • Take a guided walking tour of the 'Gateway to the Isles’

  • Sample a wee dram at one of the oldest and smallest distilleries in Scotland

  • Stay in a superb spa hotel on the Isle of Mull

  • Enjoy free time in colourful Tobermory

  • Visit historic Duart Castle dating back to the 13th century

  • Discover the legendary Isle of Iona


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage


Read our blog from Oban and the Magical Isle of Mull 2022 here!


We arrive in Oban, where our hotel for the next two nights is conveniently situated just a short walk from the train station. Tonight, we enjoy our first evening meal together.



This morning we discover all about Oban known as the 'Gateway to the Isles' on a guided walking tour. We then have free time to explore this bustling harbour town and take a stroll along the esplanade and busy harbour. In the afternoon we meet up with our fellow passengers to enjoy a tour of the Oban Distillery and sample a wee dram before returning to our hotel for dinner.

B, D


Today we travel by ferry to the Isle of Mull and on arrival meet our private coach and travel along the coast offering great views of the Sound of Mull to the island's principal town, Tobermory. This delightful fishing port is best known for its multi-coloured waterfront buildings that have attracted film-makers and tourists alike for years. We will have some time to explore the local shops, maybe visit the Tobermory Distillery or enjoy delicious meal featuring local produce in the selection of restaurants and cafés. Following our afternoon of magnificent scenery, we return to Craignure and check into the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa our base for the next two nights.

B, D


After a leisurely breakfast we begin our day with a visit to nearby Duart Castle, spectacularly positioned on a cliff top overlooking the sound of Mull. We can explore The Keep, Great Hall, State Bedroom & Dressing Room and Clan Exhibition before we board our coach and journey to the south of island. In the afternoon we travel as foot passenger crossing to the legendary Isle of Iona, where we discover the burial place of 48 ancient Scottish kings.

B, D


We bid farewell to Mull and board our return morning ferry to Oban and begin our journey homewards.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Columba Hotel, Oban

A 3-star Victorian Hotel overlooks the town and have wonderful views of Oban Bay. The hotel is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from the train station. The hotel has a traditional restaurant and two bars. The bedrooms have TV, tea & coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi, many rooms also have sea views.


Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa, Craignure

This 4-star newly renovated hotel is situated on the crescent of Craignure Bay and has stunning views over to Morvern and the west coast. The bistro restaurant serves fresh seafood and local produce. The bar and lounge boast superb coastal views and are the perfect place to enjoy a wee dram while watching the sunset. The spacious bedrooms offer TV, tea & making facilities and free W-Fi.

*The hotel has spa including thermal suite, outdoor hot tub, and indoor swimming pool (please note charges apply).



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £769


May Departure Supplement £50


Single Room Supplement £240


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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