Bleached white sand spreads into pink sandstone cliffs. Dark blue waters fade into glassy, see-through estuaries. Friendly basking sharks circle local boats and harbor seals nibble at your fins. Witness the diverse Scottish coastline on this custom-tailored Scottish sea tour through Oban and Glasgow. The west coast of Scotland erupts with natural beauty: you can indulge in peaceful villages, and dine on the freshest seafood. Visit medieval castles and snorkel in protected secluded lagoons. Puffins...
Arrive in Glasgow and your private transfer meets you at the airport as your Scotland tour begins. Scotland’s largest city is home to famously friendly people and a particular style uniquely its own. The previously industrial atmosphere decorates the city, from factory edifices to turn of the century Victorian buildings. Beneath the surface Glasgow overflows with culture and energy, home to a vibrant art scene and spectacular cuisine. Merchant Square fills with locals dining in the covered courtyard. They watch the city pass them by in the collection of restaurants and festivals.
Lush greenery encircles Glasgow Cathedral, constructed in 13th century and home to St. Kentigern’s tomb. Marvelous vaulted arches decorate the interior. The immaculate white colors Blackadder aisle. The windows provide exceptional light. The spiced aroma of myrrh wafts all around. The city remains at the heart of Scottish culture and national pride, from the center of the country’s design and architecture facilities at the Lighthouse, to the 15th century Provand’s Lordship, the oldest house in the city. You find a glimmer of history, an abundance of pleasure, and nonstop culture around the expansive cityscape.
Ready for the Sea
A Look Beneath the Sea
Soaring New Heights
Castles and Lochs
- Explore the surrounding island aquatic life, including swimming with the second largest fish in the world, the basking shark
- Scuba dive and snorkel around some of the country’s most pristine aquatic scenery
- Spend time in the charming coastal city of Oban, situated on the cobalt waters of Scotland’s west coast
- Tour the craggy cliffside coastline to witness a marvelous display of puffins in their natural habitat
- Indulge in fresh, local seafood sourced by the fishermen of Oban
- Enjoy the old world fishing villages situated on the rugged coasts along the Isle of Mull and Inner Hebrides
Scotland challenges the perception of beauty with an eclectic mixture of rugged mountains and craggy coastal cliffs. This 8-day Scottish sea tour through Oban and Glasgow is best experienced from May to early September when the water gets warm enough to allow for exploration and the mountains are flush with grass. Glasgow is filled with contemporary culture, surrounded by the remarkable verdant hills for which the countryside is known. The seaside brims with dark, deep waters that level out into shallow, transparent beaches. Wildlife roams through woodlands and castle ruins continue to rise over lake shores and the seaside.
The adventure starts in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. The streets hold a reminder of the city’s industrial past and house the true culture in award-winning restaurants and modern galleries. Tour the city with a guide and find a historic ambiance mixed with modern flair. Your time in handpicked, boutique hotels adds a touch of splendor the already exquisite coastal exploration. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel and takes you northbound through the Trossachs National Park, one of the most celebrated parks in Scotland.
You arrive in Oban and find a celebrated seaside town in view of the Isle of Mull. Oban is known for its incredibly fresh seafood and locally sourced restaurants. Your time in Oban takes you out onto the water, spending your days exploring the limits of the Inner Hebrides and the coastline of Mull. You follow your guide into the water to swim with basking sharks. Set sail to a secluded island lagoon and snorkel or scuba dive with harbor seals from the local colony. Take your time visiting the towering coastal cliffs to view puffins in their natural habitat.
On day six you have free rein over the varied landscape around Oban. The day is yours to explore Dunstaffnage Castle or Loch Etive and the Priory Gardens. You could even take a ride across the hillside on the Jacobite Antique Steam Train to Fort William. The following day you take the local ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull to visit the captivating fishing village of Tobermory. The surrounding landscape, from the ocean to trees, is a relaxing way to spend your morning before returning to Glasgow. On day nine your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the airport.
$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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