SHOWN BELOW 2 DRIVER GUIDED TOUR ITINERARIES, FOR YOUR OWN GROUP.

4 nights on Mull ending with 2 nights Edinburgh

Wednesday 22 June We meet you at Edinburgh or Glasgow Airport, then drive north via the Trossachs to Loch Lomond, stopping for a breather at Luss. Then via the Argyll Forest to Inveraray – aye we know, HQ of the Clan Campbell! Time for lunch at the George Hotel for  (own expense). Then via Kilmartin Glen where you can see and touch (ancient) 5,000 year old standing stones and burial cairns.  On to Oban, where we wait for the evening ferry to Mull. The sail is 45 minutes and you pass Duart Castle on the way.  You will arrive on Mull and check in to your accommodation.  Overnight Tobermory.

Thursday 23 June We travel to the holy isle of Iona today, with a sailing to Staffa to see the puffins and Fingals Cave. Take sturdy walking shoes and a rainproof jacket, return to Tobermory early evening.  A great day out!

Friday 24 June   All day on Mull – depending on what the Clan Maclean are arranging you may wish to participate in their events. Or alternatively a day travelling the island, Calgary and down to Ulva, have a dram at the witches graves, Pennygown Graveyard near Salen.  (they were Macleans).  Overnight Tobermory.

Saturday 25 June The gathering events at Duart Castle. We drive you there for the clan opening walk, the whole day and bring you home again. The evening free for any clan events you may wish to book, usually the Chief’s ball.  Overnight Tobermory.

Sunday 26 June We take the morning ferry to Oban, then head along to Tyndrum for a rest and a little shopping and lunch (not included). We are now approx. 2 hours or so to Edinburgh where your driver waves goodbye. Overnight Edinburgh in The Lane a , Victorian boutique hotel two miles from the city centre. THE CANNY MAN’S is a traditional pub as a part of the hotel, a great place for a wee dram and food.

Monday 27 June Final day/night in Edinburgh. The day is totally yours!  Should you fly from Glasgow please let us know as you will probably need a final night in Glasgow.

Driver guide for YOUR group – up to a max of 8 pax.  Based on 2020 pricing.  A group of 6:  £1135 pp sharing, A group of 4:  £1395 pp sharing.   This tour can be added to before or after.  Single supplement £330 – final cost will be determined by group size and 2022 price increase, ask for self drive prices: liz@mcleanscotland.co.uk

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4 nights on Mull, 2 nights Speyside, 2 nights Edinburgh.   This is more of a Scottish experience than a tour, with many exciting visits and wildlife spotting, higher standard accommodation & many extras. 

Monday 20 June  Arrive into Edinburgh or Glasgow. We meet you at the airport and transfer north to the Victorian town of Pitlochry. Take a distillery tour at Edradour, one of our smallest and personal friends of ours. Enjoy at least three tastings! Then time for lunch at the House of Bruar (Harrods of the north).  We travel north to the highland town of Forres, where you will stay at the amazing Blervie Country House; Blervie is a Historic Scotland listed country house –  a genuine stately home in over 300 acres of grounds. All the antiques are top quality and many have an interesting story to tell of how they came to be here. Take time to look around at the wildlife living on the estate, including deer and red squirrels. Dinner included this evening.

Tuesday 21 June  A day out along the Moray coast. We take a Moray Firth dolphin tour – aboard the Gemini Explorer. You may see dolphins, species of whale and a wide range sea birds.  After the sail, we drive to Cullen, the birthplace of Cullen Skink. The Cullen Bay Hotel are the current winners of the traditional recipe for Cullen Skink –  a delicious fish based soup made with potatoes, onions, milk and/or cream. We wander around locally, free time to enjoy the wee harbour , views, walks, pubs! We then return to Blervie House. Dinner tonight is in a lovely pub in Findhorn (not included)- right on the shore of Findhorn Bay, The Kimberley Inn has a long but slightly cloudy history. Return to Forres approx. 8pm.

Wednesday 22 June   First stopping at Culloden Battlefield, for those not been before and for those who have  – another chance to see where your clansmen fought!   From here to Oban on the early evening ferry, passing Duart Castle on the way to Craignure. Then along the Great Glen (Loch Ness) and on to Oban.  We take the 45 minute ferry to Mull, passing Duart Castle on the way.  Then north through single track roads to the island’s capital.  Stay overnight at the Western Isles Hotel. Tobermory.

Thursday 23 June We travel to the holy isle of Iona today, with a sailing to Staffa where you have an hour to see the puffins and Fingals Cave.  Iona is famous for St Columba and The Book of Kells.  It also has the Maclean Cross, the Road of the Dead, where Scottish kings are buried.  Take a walk over to the abbey. Take sturdy walking shoes and a rainproof jacket today.  Then we return to Tobermory early evening, overnight at the Western Isles Hotel.

Friday 24 June   All day on Mull – depending on what the Clan Maclean are arranging you may wish to participate in. Or alternatively a day travelling the island, Calgary and down to Ulva, have a dram at the witches graves, Pennygown Graveyard near Salen.  (They were Macleans).  Overnight at the Western Isles Hotel.

Saturday 25 June The gathering events at Duart Castle. We drive you there for the clan opening walk, the whole day and bring you home again! The evening free for any clan events you may wish to book, usually the Chief’s Ball. Overnight at the Western Isles Hotel.

Sunday 26 June We leave Mull on a late morning ferry to Oban, then on to Inveraray- HQ of Clan Campbell – where we stop for lunch at The George Hotel (own expense).  Then on to  Edinburgh where you check in, before your driver waves goodbye.  Overnight Edinburgh in The Lane, a Victorian boutique hotel two miles from the city centre. THE CANNY MAN’S is a traditional pub as a part of the hotel, a great place for a wee dram and food.

Monday 27 June Final day/night in Edinburgh.  The day is totally yours!  Should you fly from Glasgow please let us know as you will probably need your final night in Glasgow.

Driver guided for your group of max 8 pax; Based on 2020 pricing.  A group of 6:  £1995 pp sharing, A group of 4:  £2395 pp sharing. Single supplement £850 – final cost will be determined by group size and 2022 price increase. For self drive option, ask for details: liz@mcleanscotland.co.uk

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The Clan Maclean Gathering do not have an official tour operator/partner.  MCLEANSCOTLAND are wholly independent and have been offering tours for the Maclean Gatherings for 25 years.  Paul is a life member of Clan Maclean.