This Isle of Mull Tour, when undertaken from Inverness demands an early start.
We set off down the Great Glen alongside Loch Ness, Loch Oich, spectacular Loch Lochy and then join the "Road to the Isles", before leaving it on single track roads to Lochaline. Here we board the ferry for the Isle of Mull.
Arriving at Fishnish, we drive south to Craignure and there is ample time to visit Duart Castle (Clan seat of Clan Maclean). It dates from the 12th century and was restored by Sir Fitzroy Maclean in the early years of the 20th century. It has featured in the movies "When Eight Bells Toll" - 1971, and "Entrapment" - 1999.
After a while on the Isle of Mull, we take the longer ferry ride from Craignure to Oban. Very scenic, this trip also provides excellent views of the Oban Folly.
Now we journey along the delightful coast road to Fort William, where there is time for some tea before we return along the Great Glen back to Inverness, taking, where time allows, more scenic back roads. Weather permitting there will be an opportunity to photograph the Ben Nevis Range of mountains from the Commando Memorial near Spean Bridge.
Although this tour can be done in 9 hours, we are happy to extend this at no extra charge for those who do not mind a later return to Inverness.
This tour is also ideal to extend into a two day tour and we are happy to provide a quotation for this on request.
Price: £385 for up to six passengers. In addition there are ferry charges of around £110.