This Gathering midi coach tour has a limited availability of 20 persons.
A basic outline to be updated closer to the gathering.
Tuesday 21 June Arrive into Glasgow or Edinburgh Airport. Make your own way to the city centre hotel (happy to advise), drop off luggage and explore the city. This evening we have a meet and greet with your tour manager, enjoy a beer or wine with nibbles. Overnight Glasgow.
Wednesday 22 June leaving at 9.00am after your first fully cooked Scottish breakfast and head north stopping to Tullibardine Distillery to taste some fine whiskies. Then on to the Victorian town of Pitlochry for a refreshment stop and free time for shopping. We then have a wee stop at the Green Welly in Tyndrum. Finally we reach Oban, where we take the evening (6pm) ferry to Mull. A sail of 45 minutes past Duart Castle, landing at Craignure, then up to Tobermory for check in.
Thursday 23 June We travel to the holy isle of Iona today, with a sail to Staffa to see the puffins and Fingals Cave. On Iona you will see the Maclean’s Cross, the Street of the Dead (Scottish kings buried here), the abbey, chapel and other Celtic crosses. The Book of Kells was started here, due to Viking raids it was moved to Dublin – ironic as Dublin was a Viking capital! Take sturdy walking shoes and rainproof jacket, return to your hotel 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, or alternatively a day exploring the island, visit the witches graves at Pennygown Graveyard near Salen (they were Macleans), a wee trip over to the isle of Ulva. Should you wish, you can have a free day to walk around Tobermory, perhaps a boat trip, or a distillery tour.
Saturday 25 June The gathering events at Duart Castle. We drive you there for the clan opening walk and bring you home again. This evening free for any clan events you may wish to book, usually the Chief’s ball in Tobermory. Overnight Tobermory.
Sunday 26 June We leave Mull on the ferry to Oban, then through the infamous Glencoe and the wild and desolate Rannoch Moor. Then on to Edinburgh where your driver and guide leave. Overnight Edinburgh, the Victorian Braid Hills Hotel with distinctive corner towers, stained glass windows and original ornate ceiling cornicing. Just 8 minutes from the city centre the hotel is in a quieter part of the city. Deluxe Rooms with views over Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth.
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.
This tour is £1350 per person sharing, at 2020 prices, it will increase by 2022 but we cannot estimate this. Single supplement: £350. For ALL tours there is a non refundable and non transferable deposit of £100 per person. 25% will be required by 2020. Minimum age 9 years old, sharing, price on application.
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.