Walking Tours

Imagine Oban on a
Bespoke Walking Tour!

Imagine Alba is now offering walking tours of scenic Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands and Seafood Capital of Scotland. This one to three hour* stroll through "The Wee Bay" takes in cathedrals, a malt whisky distillery, a castle, historic architecture, raised beaches, piers, lighthouses, memorials and more. 

Our guide, Michelle, is a Yellow Badge certified guide with the Scottish Tourist Guides Association for the Oban Walking Tour, and as a travel journalist and archaeologist who has lived and worked here for six years, she loves sharing the "Wee Bay's" story with people from around the world. 

Michelle will lead you on a relaxed walk of this beautiful seaside town as she entertains and informs you with stories of Celtic giants, Norse warlords, Stone Age cave dwellers, Victorian entrepreneurs and powerful clans. See famous landmarks, historic lighthouses and spectacular geologic formations- all with a tale to tell! 

We personalise each tour to your interests and fitness level, and can organise visits to some of the landmarks and experiences along the walk or further afield, including Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, Oban Distillery, the Oban War and Peace Museum, McCaig's Tower, Pulpit Hill, Ganavan Beach, Oban Sensory Garden and more.

 

The tour is appropriate for most fitness levels, as well as wheelchairs* and prams- even well behaved pooches on leashes are welcome. We can also arrange afternoon tea overlooking the bay, a stop for treats at a world famous chocolatier or a proper fish supper al fresco. 

Get in touch today to discuss your bespoke walking tour of Oban! 

 

*Tours can be personalised to include stops and various routes, so durations vary. One hour is the recommended minimum for a walking tour of Oban's highlights. Tour is wheelchair and pram accessible, but we cannot provide assistance.

"Taste of Oban" Bespoke Walking Tours

 

Oban isn’t just the Seafood Capital of Scotland- the Scottish Chocolate, Ice Cream and West Coast Whisky Trails also run right through this charming and scenic town! 

 

Taste your way through Oban with travel and food journalist, Michelle, who is also a certified Yellow Badge holder with the Scottish Tourists Guide Association. 

Michelle will take you on a bespoke gastronomic pilgrimage that showcases the best of Oban’s fantastic local larder. Learn about Oban’s history, scenery and legends as you tickle your taste buds!

 

Tour Oban Distillery and learn how one of the smallest and oldest distilleries in Scotland has made aqua vitae since 1794. Experience each step of the whisky making process as you go behind the scenes and learn about the facility’s fascinating history and thriving present- finishing off with a wee dram of course! 

 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with uniquely flavoured candies that reflect Oban’s heritage, as well as sweet baked treats and the perfect cuppa. Or maybe you scream for ice cream? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there, too!

 

Is a proper afternoon cream tea on your British bucket list? Let us treat you to tea overlooking Oban Bay, complete with piles of sandwiches, scones, cakes and an endless pot of tea or coffee- or make it a fizzy tea with a glass or two of Prosecco! 

 

Oban is a seafood lover’s nirvana, and no matter how you like to dine, we can make sure you reach seafood bliss at one of our specially chosen eateries. From an al fresco meal on the pier, to a romantic supper au deux to a family-pleasing feast that is out of the ordinary, we can arrange a seafood experience to remember. 

Please contact us with your booking request

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Get in touch today to start planning your bespoke private tour of the Highlands & Islands! 

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