Let your local experts, design your perfect Scottish itinerary with car rental, ferry to Mull and mainland return.  There are many options for  walking, whisky, golf, wee glens and hidden places – or see below for suggestions, something to whet your appetite, ask for info:  info@mcleanscotland.co.uk

Sample Itinerary : A self drive 6 night tour (arrive/depart Glasgow) – add on more days?

Day 1

Oban Pier

Arrive into Glasgow airport where you collect your pre booked AUTO car and head out through stunning Scottish scenery.  Please remember that you may be on the wrong side (well right/correct for us Scots) of the road and out of your time zone.  Travel to the famous Loch Lomond (an hour away) and take a break.  Then another 1.5 hours drive through the Argyll Forest taking you to Kilmartin Glen. We suggest a good stop here with lunch in your first Scottish pub.   Here you can see and touch 5000 years of our history – standing stones, burial cairns, castle etc. Another hour takes you to Maclean lands – Oban, known as the seafood capital of Scotland.  Enjoy your first night in Scotland.

Day 2


After a leisurely morning around the Oban area you take the reserved ferry to Mull. The sailing is only 45 minutes and you get fantastic views of Duart Castle on the approach to Mull. You spend the next 3 nights (or more), taking in the island’s scenery, castles, graves, beaches and even Tobermory Distillery if you wish,– plenty to keep even the seasoned traveller happy . Overnight  Mull.

Day 3

Iona Postbox

A free day driving around Mull, maybe a full day down to south of the island where you can take a five minute sail over to the wee island of Iona (1.5 x 3 miles with only 120 residents.) See the Maclean cross erected around 1500 where three medieval roads met. You can also sail over to Staffa but we do suggest we pre book the ferry  it takes a couple of hours and is around £30.   There is plenty of Maclean history on Iona and lovely white beaches which you don’t expect from Scotland. This evening try one of the few restaurants in the capital!

Days 4 & 5


Today you take a 25 minute ferry from Tobemory to the Ardamurchan peninsular, passing MacLean’s Nose! You then take another ferry from Malaig across to the famous Isle of Skye. You check into the wee capital of the island, Portree (having only 2300 residents). There is plenty of scenery, castles and things to keep you more than happy for two days. Maybe tour Talisker Distillery, Flora MacDonald’s Grave, the Old Man of Storr and many other sights on this famous island, we’ll give plenty of suggestions.

Eilean Donan castle in Scotlands west coast near Skye

Day 6

Drive to Glasgow at your own pace, stopping first at the most photographed castle in Scotland, Eilean Donan. Drop off the car and have some last minute shopping again in Scotland’s largest city. Glasgow is crammed full of pubs, restaurants, shops, museums (which are all free of charge) an easy city to walk around. We will make recommendations in your tour notes for your final night in Scotland. Tomorrow after breakfast, take a taxi to the airport for your flight home.