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A Scottish Culinary Adventure
This 5 day itinerary is perfect for foodies who want to experience Scotland's natural larder and taste some delicious local food and drink. The tour will take you through stunning Highland scenery and over to Scotland's wild and rugged west coast. It will include 2 nights in a secluded and romantic castle in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. You will also spend 2 nights on the remote and dramatic Inner Hebrides island of Mull in the beautiful fishing town of Tobermory. Mull, as well as having a great natural larder, is rich in history and heritage as well as wildlife. The island is one of the best places in Scotland to see the magnificent Sea Eagle.
Meet your personal driver/guide at a location in Edinburgh and head north west into the beautiful Highlands through dramatic scenery including Glencoe to Scotland's west coast. Take 2 short ferries, which will take you onto the beautiful Isle of Mull. Your driver can advise you on lunchtime food locations depending on your interests.
Breakfast at the hotel. Mull and its islands are one of the most beautiful and varied in the Hebrides. You will get a chance to explore the island including lovely village of Dervaig and the stunning Calgary Bay. You will also get a chance for an exclusive visit to Mull Oyster Farm where Gordon Turnbull, a fisherman and oyster farmer for many years, will give you a chat about how the farm works before letting you sample some very fresh Mull oysters with a glass or two of wine! Visit the world renowned Mull Cheddar Cheese Farm. Tobermory is also home to the delicious Tobermory handmade chocolates.
Breakfast at the hotel.This morning explore the central and southern parts of Mull with its dramatic coastal roads and mountainous landscape and visit the impressive Duart Castle, seat of the Clan Maclean. Board the 45 minute ferry to the bustling coastal town of Oban in Argyll and Bute. After a spot of lunch, head to Invereray and visit the original Loch Fyne Oyster bar and one of Scotland's finest breweries, Fyne Ales. See how the beers are made and then do a tutored tasting of this fine beer! Drive over the famous "Rest and Be Thankful" mountain pass to the shores of Loch Lomond.
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and the Stirling area depending on your interests with the option of seeing attractions such as Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument and Doune Castle as well as beautiful towns such as Dunblane. Why not try Deanston Distilleries "whisky and chocolate tour". One of the highlights of your stay at Duchray will be a delicious private 3 course meal cooked by Scottish chef Craig Grozier using quality local produce.
Breakfast at the hotel. Explore this beautiful area further before you head back to Edinburgh.