Explore the countryside in a sporty Mini Cooper
Drive some of Scotland's most scenic roads
Your tour route takes in stunning beaches, glorious lochs and majestic glens including Glencoe
Enjoy award-winning seafood at your Loch Linnhe hotel
Your Mull hotel overlooks the colourful harbour at Tobermory
Enjoy this most stylish and sporty small car with a specially designed tour from one side of Scotland to the other. Pick up a new Mini Cooper (convertible if you wish!) in Edinburgh, then head out to the glens for a night at a country inn. Tour on to the West Coast, to a hidden hotel famed for its seafood at the water's edge, then hop on a ferry across to the Isle of Mull and relax at an iconic Victorian hotel overlooking the harbour and bay.
Collect your Mini Cooper in Edinburgh and cross the Forth Road bridge then hit those great country roads. Plenty of time today to explore Perthshire or make a detour to St Andrews and Fife.
Your first base is a renowned, 18th century drovers’ inn nestling in the heart of Glen Devon, one of the most beautiful glens in Perthshire. The historic atmosphere is balanced by welcoming, modern touches, and you’ll find an exceptional menu featuring the best Scottish produce, such as wild venison, hand-dived scallops and mouth-watering salmon. The cosy bar offers a wide selection of Scottish ales and single malt whiskies, including local Edradour, which proudly boasts that it is the smallest distillery in Scotland (visitors welcome nonetheless)!
More great roads await as you cross the highlands, passing through the majestic Glencoe valley and on to reach the west coast, with your next hotel, set in a glorious lochside location.
Originally the home of Loch Linnhe’s Pier Master, this historic and award-winning restaurant, with its adjacent modern residence, really is a special place to contemplate the dramatic beauty of the west coast. The views are stunning and the once prolific steam traffic has given way to the blissful sound of silence. Mouthwatering langoustines and lobster are kept fresh off the end of the pier before being served to you in the cosy conviviality of one of Argyll’s finest restaurants. As you contemplate the sunset over the distant Morvern hills, you may be lucky enough to glimpse otters and seals.
Your Mini adventure now takes you across Loch Linnhe and into the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula, the most westerly part of the British mainland, then by ferry across the sound to the Isle of Mull.
Your hotel is in the main island village of Tobermory. This is the original, classic hotel on Mull, now under the enthusiastic ownership of resident proprietors Richard and Esplen. Their mission is to restore this iconic establishment to something approaching its past glories. There is much work to be done, but great progress has been made. Enjoy the stunning views over Tobermory harbour and the bay out to Aros Park and Calve Island.
With a focus on the best of local produce - from the island itself where possible, you can enjoy your meal in the dining room, with its high ceiling and spectacular outlooks over both Tobermory Bay and the harbour, or in the conservatory with its equally spectacular southerly outlook over the bay.
Day Four - the Isle of Mull
A day to explore this island gem, which offers some stunning coastal roads and fantastic sandy beaches – particularly at Calgary and Ardalanish - and wonderful wildlife. Lively Tobermory has a bustling vitality and is a great place to spend a few hours exploring. Brightly painted houses provide a colourful backdrop to the picture-postcard harbour and the ‘craic’ in waterfront bars rivals anything on the mainland. A world away from all this, but in reality just a short ferry crossing, tiny Iona is a deeply spiritual place, a historic Christian pilgrimage and yet another peaceful wildlife habitat with some glorious beaches.
Return home, with your journey taking you by a different ferry to the port of Oban then past Loch Lomond, and on through the southern highlands before returning to Edinburgh.
Tour from Edinburgh, into the Southern Highlands, then across to the west coast and finally the Isle of Mull.
£495 per person for March, £530 per person for April & October, £580 per person for May to September.
All prices based on 2 people sharing a double room, and one car, for 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
The price includes the hire of a Mini Cooper S for 5 days, with one driver, and return ferry travel to/from Mull. Why not upgrade to a Mini Cooper Cabrio for £20 per person?
All our holidays include a map of Scotland with recommended routes from your specified starting point, suggestions on places to see and visit depending on your personal interests and our expertise to help you get the most from your holiday.
All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.
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From March to October
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