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Romantic Retreat - Isle of Mull, Britain + UK Vacation Packages - England, Scotland and Wales Travel Tours 2012

Romantic Retreat - Isle of Mull

Prices From: $668
Days: 6 days
Summary
A relaxing and romantic itinerary, Country Houses of Scotland, takes you to Scotlands Historic Highlights and most spectacular scenery, overnighting in romantic and luxurious four star country house hotels. Take in scenery from the rugged west Coast and the spectacular Isle of Skye to a tranquil retreat on the shore of Loch Ness and the rich history of Stirling and Edinburgh.
Itinerary

A relaxing and romantic itinerary, Country Houses of Scotland, takes you to Scotlands Historic Highlights and most spectacular scenery, overnighting in romantic and luxurious four star country house hotels. Take in scenery from the rugged west Coast and the spectacular Isle of Skye to a tranquil retreat on the shore of Loch Ness and the rich history of Stirling and Edinburgh.

The Tour

Days 1 & 2 Loch Lomond and Oban.

Travel West in to spectacular scenery of the Trossachs National Park to the shores of Loch Lomond, once a hideaway for outlaw Rob Roy. Stop in quaint town of Inverary, home of the powerful Campbell clan and visit Inveraray Castle, before heading towards the quaint port of Oban "Gateway to the Isles". Visit the beautiful Dunollie Castle, overlooking the bay, and the world-famous Oban Whisky distillery.

Overnight Taychreggan Hotel , (awarded romantic hotel of the year).

Days 3 & 4 Explore Mull and Iona

A morning ferry crossing will give you two days to explore the Isle of Mull , the reputable gem of the Scottish Isles with its picture postcard landscape of rugged heather swept hills and wonderful mountain scenery, cascading with streams filling deep dale lochs. Explore Duart and Torosay Castle and the other ancient sites, structures and Standing Stones which are abundant on the Mull. An array of birdlife and marinelife inhabit the island and surrounding waters including swooping birds of prey, bottlenose dolphins and whales. From Mull's southern tip you can reach the tiny Isle of Iona (by passenger ferry only) where you'll find the spiritual monastic settlement of St Columba.

Overnight Tobermory Hotel , Mull.

Day 5 Relax in Edinburgh or Glasgow

Return to the mainland and head back to the city of departure to re-adjust to life in the fast-lane. Explore the cosmopolitan cities of Edinburgh or Glasgow before settling in to your hotel to make use of its relaxing spa facilities, and enjoy a meal and a dram of whisky before bed.

Overnight Houstoun House Hotel , nr Edinburgh OR Crutherland House Hotel , nr Glasgow.

Day 6 - Return Home

Check-out of your hotel and begin the journey home returning to the pace of everyday life after your tranquil relaxing break in the wilderness.

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