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Hogmanay Oban, Firth of Lorne

Welcome in the New Year in style on a Scottish Hogmanay holiday based in the delightful West Highland town of Oban.

Oban is a popular resort and harbour, situated at the centre of Scotland’s western seaboard and is known as the “Gateway to the Western Isles”. Oban derives its name from the Gaelic meaning bay or creek and stands on the coast of Lorne opposite the northern end of the island of Kerrera, which guards the bay which makes it a spacious harbour from where ferries sail to the islands of Mull, Lismore, Coll, Tiree, Barra and South Uist. Dominating the northern approach to the harbour is Dunollie Castle all that remains of the glories of the Lords of Lorne. The vantage point of Pulpit Hill rewards the visitor with breathtaking views of the great sweep of the bay, the Firth of Lorne and the Sound of Mull. The town’s most famous attribute is known locally as MacCaig’s Folly, an attempted replica of Rome’s Colosseum.

Accommodation

The Columba Hotel is ideally situated in a prominent position within the town centre, near the Esplanade overlooking Oban Bay. The hotel has been refurbished and restored to its original Victorian glory and a warm welcome is accompanied by rich decor, good food and helpful service. Due to the Columba’s unique situation and style of construction almost all the 50 bedrooms enjoy wonderful open views of the town, the harbour, Oban Bay, McCraig’s Tower and the islands. All bedrooms are equipped with private bathroom and tea/coffee maker. There is a restful lounge, popular lounge bar and a lift.

Itinerary*

Sunday: Travel northwards via the outskirts of Glasgow and Loch Lomond to Oban arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Settle
into your room before enjoying your evening meal.

New Year’s Eve – Monday: Following breakfast your day is at leisure to rest and relax and enjoy Oban. A drinks reception will take place before dinner this evening followed by live musical entertainment. Enjoy “Drinks at the Bells” to toast in the New Year.

New Year’s Day – Tuesday: A Bucks Fizz brunch will be served this morning until 10.00a.m. with a buffet lunch served at 1p.m. This evening enjoy a buffet dinner with live musical entertainment.

Wednesday: After breakfast we bid farewell to Oban and commence the homeward journey. Haste ye Back!


*Please note itineraries are subject to change

Price Includes

  • Return coach travel,
  • 3 nights accommodation with meals and entertainment as described
  • VAT

Limited Single Room Supplement

A limited number of single room supplements are available at no cost, please book early to obtain your free single room supplement.

Pickup Points

Conwy, Lancaster Square
Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Deganwy, Castle Hotel
Llanrhos, Post Office
Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park
Llandudno, Clarence Hotel(Travel Lodge)
Craig Y Don, St Pauls Church
Penrhyn Bay, St Davids Church
Mochdre, Bowling Green
Rhos On Sea, Cayley Arms
Rhos On Sea, Hickorys (The Ship)
Colwyn Bay, Guys Newsagents
Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Old Colwyn, Opposite Marine Hotel
Old Colwyn, Top Shop
Old Colwyn, Queens Nursing Home
Old Colwyn, Junction Abergele Rd/Highlands Rd
Llanddulas, Fairview Inn
Abergele, Tesco Bus Stop
Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Abergele, Pentre Mawr Park Bus Stop
Pensarn, Roundabout Bus Stop
Belgrano, Pensarn Grange (Windjammers)
Towyn, Wendover Bus Stop
Sandy Cove, Bus Stop
Kinmel Bay, Junction Bronwen Ave/ St Asaph Ave
Kinmel Bay, Silver Birch
Bodelwyddan, Bus Stop opposite Garage
Bodelwyddan, The Vicarage
Rhuddlan, Vicarage Lane Bus Stop
Rhuddlan, Highlands Road Bus Stop/ Pentre Lane
Rhuddlan, Rhyl Road Bus Stop
Denbigh, Lenton Pool
Denbigh, Colomendy
Denbigh, Plas Pigot
Denbigh, The Green Bus Stop
Denbigh, Myddleton Park
Trefnant, Village Hall Bus Stop nr Traffic Lights
Trefnant, The Tweedmill
Trefnant, Clwydian Park
St Asaph, HM Stanley Hospital
St Asaph, Cathedral Bus Stop
St Asaph, Fountain Garage
St Asaph, Ashley Court Bus Stop
St Asaph, Bod Erw
Rhyl, Ffordd Derwen Pub
Rhyl, Boulevard Bus Stop
Rhyl, Old Carlton Garden Centre (opp Rosehill Road/ Rhuddlan Rd Bus Stop)
Rhyl, Rhuddlan Road/ St Margarets Drive Bus Stop
Rhyl, Vale Road Flats Bus Layby
Rhyl, Argos, Bodfor Street
Rhyl, Catholic Church/Wellington Rd
Rhyl, Marine Lake Bus Bay
Rhyl, St Thomas’ Church, Russell Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road /Churton Road
Rhyl, Junction Russell Road/ Old Golf Road
Rhyl, Eastville Bus Stop opp Denmore Stores
Rhyl, Tynewydd Estate Entrance( Junction Tynewydd Road/ Ffordd Anwyl)
Rhyl, Parrys Corner/ Pendyffryn Rd North
Rhyl, Junction Grange Rd/ Clifton Park Road
Prestatyn, Williams Estate Agents, Meliden Road
Prestatyn, Pendyffryn Gardens Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Bus Station
Prestatyn, The Victoria Hotel Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Police Station
Prestatyn, Ffrith Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Clwyd Carpets ( Victoria Road West)
Prestatyn, Jolly Sailor
Prestatyn, Penrhwylfa Crossroads Bus Stop
Prestatyn, Junction Ffordd isa/ Princes Avenue
Meliden, Manod Road Bus Stop
Meliden, Roundwood Avenue
Meliden, Old Garden Centre
Gronant, Cross Roads
Talacre, Junction Coast Road/Station Road
Ffynnongroew, Crown Inn
Mostyn, Lletty Hotel
Greenfield, Queens Head Hotel
Bagillt, Blossoms Inn
Dyserth, Voel Depot
Dyserth, The Vicarage Bus Stop
Dyserth, Cross Keys/Pendre Farm Bus Stop
Dyserth, The Bank (Bus stop opposite junction High Street/ Thomas Avenue)
Trelawnyd, Memorial Hall Bus Stop
Trelawnyd, Erw Wen Bus Stop
Lloc, Rock Inn
Carmel, Halfway House
Holway, Garage
Holywell, Traffic Lights (Fron Park Road/ Brynford Street)
Holywell, Victoria Hotel
Flint, The Ship Hotel Bus Stop
Northop, Car Park Entrance
Sychdyn, Cross Keys
Mold, Station Motors, Chester Road
Mynydd Isa, The Griffin
Queensferry, Deeside Leisure Centre
Ewloe, Clwyd Car Aucitons
Buckley, The Tivoli
Chester, Holiday Inn Wrexham Road (Old Post House)

Booking Information

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