Highlands and the Isle of Mull Circular Rail Break

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Highlands and the Isle of Mull Circular Rail Break

(5 Days / 4 Nights)

Take this great circular tour by rail, road and boat to experience the amazing scenery on offer in the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Mull.

Starting this independent UK Rail Break from your local station you will travel by rail to Oban, which is situated on Scotland’s dramatic West Coast.

On this UK Rail Break you will get to explore at your own pace.

You will have the chance to travel to the Isle of Mull, before traveling along one of the most scenic road journeys between Oban and Inverness via The Great Glen, having time to stop off in Fort William.

You will also get to visit Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

Prices from only £465 per person.

What’s Included

  • Standard class return rail from various railway stations in the UK. (See below)
  • 2 Night’s Bed and Breakfast in the 3-Star Oban Bay Hotel, Oban – based on a Double room.
  • 2 Night’s Bed and Breakfast in the 3-Star Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness – based on a Double room.
  • Return Ferry crossing as a foot passenger from Oban to Craignure, Isle of Mull.
  • Single road coach transfer from Oban to Inverness via Fort William.
  • Flexible Booking Guarantee – this booking would be fully refundable up to 8 weeks before departure.
  • All our UK Rail Breaks are 100% Financially Protected under the PTS Trust Account (No 5565)

Tour Itinerary

After breakfast in your hotel why not take a short walk around Oban.

You could visit McCraigs tower which overlooks this picturesque seaside town or just relax on the harbour front and maybe spot a seal?

In the late morning travel by ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull for the day.

The Isle of Mull is a scenic Inner Hebrides Island which is around a 1 hour crossing from Oban.

From the ferry port at Craignure you can take a local transport to Tobermory, which is the capital of the Island.
Mull has a population of just over 1000 inhabitants (at the last count)

In Tobermory you can explore the local shops, maybe have some fish and chips and take in the colourful views of the quaint buildings surrounding the harbour.

In the afternoon return by public transport to Craignure to take the ferry back across to Oban.

Breakfast is included.

Overnight: 3-Star Oban Bay Hotel, Oban.

Day 3: Shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Ness

After breakfast travel by road to Fort William.

Fort William is located at the foot of Ben Nevis the UK’s highest mountain, which on a clear day you can view.

This journey from Oban by coach follows the shores of Loch Linnhe through the small highland villages of Connel and Ballachulish before reaching Fort William, just before lunchtime.

Explore this pretty town with its quaint shops and restaurants, you could even try a wee dram!

In the early afternoon travel by coach following the path of the Caledonian canal through the Great Glen and along the shores of Loch Ness. You will pass through spectacular scenery to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.

Your overnight accommodation is a short walk from Inverness coach station.

Breakfast is included.

Overnight: Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness.

The Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness lies at the north end of the Great Glen where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth on the country’s east coast.

Inverness has been a focal point for all travel, trade and communication through the Highlands for hundreds of years. Believed to have been founded by King David in the 12th century, it is known that successive forts and castles were built in the area at about that time. Yet these were either destroyed by fire or razed to the ground during one of the many conflicts that affected and involved Inverness. The red sandstone castle that stands proudly on the River Ness was built during the 1830s, following a significant period of economic boom in Inverness and the surrounding region. Inverness Castle was designed to house the town courts and administrative buildings.

There is plenty to see and do in Inverness, from a cruise on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal or a walk around the many shops and restaurants - the choice is yours!

Breakfast is included.

Overnight: 3-Star Royal Highland Hotel, Inverness

Today you will bid farewell to Inverness and the Highlands and travel home by rail.

The railway station is located just outside the Hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Prices From

Tour Itinerary

Stations fromPrice From
Scotland stations (see Stations to and from)£579 per person
North East stations (see Stations to and from)£669 per person
Yorkshire stations (see Stations to and from)£679 per person
London and other stations (see Stations to and from)£689 per person
Excluding rail to and from the break (Start: Oban End: Inverness)£465 per person

Scotland Stations
North East Stations
Berwick upon Tweed
Yorkshire Stations
London and Other Stations
Newark North Gate
London Kings Cross


The above advertised prices from are based on two adults sharing a standard double room and are subject to availability.

If you require prices from any other UK railway stations please email us on sales@ukrailbreaks.com

We can also design your perfect rail break to your exact requirements – please contact us!

0191 246 0708 or email sales@ukrailbreaks.com

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