Oban Day tours

Oban Walking Tours

Our Oban Yellow Badge Scottish Tourist Guides Association certified 5 star guide, Michelle, will lead you on a relaxed walk of this beautiful seaside town as she entertains you with stories of Celtic giants, Norse warlords, Stone Age cave dwellers, Victorian entrepreneurs and powerful clans. 

Celebrating Scotland's Year of Stories! Our Oban Yellow Badge Scottish Tourist Guides Association certified guide, Michelle, is an archaeologist, journalist and storyteller.


Why is Oban the Seafood Capital of Scotland and the Gateway to the Isles? What is buried underneath the North Pier? Which famous author is connected to the historic lighthouse? Who built that monument that looks like the Roman Coliseum? How did the people of Oban struggle through Viking invasions, the Jacobite Uprising and both World Wars? Which clan dominated Oban? How do people face the unique challenges of living in this remote part of the world today?

Public Oban Walking Tours run at 2pm on Fridays from May through September. Cost for direct booking is £15 per person, kids 12 and under walk free- one for each adult ticket. ​The event lasts about 1.5 hours for public tours and covers about 1.5 miles on mainly flat ground. Book direct with us and save on the booking charges! 



Private walking tours are available for any size group. £65 for 1 to 6 people, £10pp additional guests, up to 16. Kids under 12 walk free with adult ticket. Allow 2 hours for private tours, with about 2- 2.5 miles covered, and some optional attractions require steep climbing.


A guided stroll through this beautiful seaside town reveals more than meets the eye, with a story around each corner, along with a spectacular view. Along the way, you'll make new friends with like-minded adventurers from around the world. Michelle is Oban's only local STGA certified guide that offers public tours. 


All tours meet in front of the Oban VisitScotland iCentre near the North Pier. If your guide has to cancel the tour due to weather, you'll receive a ticket for another tour or a full refund, your choice. 

Wheelchairs, prams and pooches are welcome, though our insurance prohibits us from assisting. Scottish Tourist Guides Association insured and certified.

If you are looking for things to do in Oban, a guided walking tour is the perfect activity for all ages. 


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