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Review: Coach trip to Oban with Shearings

Escorted Tour - Coach

Oban, United Kingdom

Coach Trip to Oban with Shearings

  • By SilverTraveller Bondie

    3 reviews

  • February 2018
  • Adult family

71 people found this review helpful

This was our third coach trip with Shearings since we retired in April last year. We have enjoyed them all immensely. They offer great value for money and have enabled us to see places we would never be able to drive to ourselves. The drive up to Oban was delightful with the wonderful scenery of the Trossachs providing a wonderful backdrop to our journey. We were picked up locally and taken to the exchange coach station near Warrington, where we had a short wait before boarding our coach. Most of our fellow passengers were retired couples like us, and we were accompanied by my two cousins, one of whom is disabled, Shearings made every effort to ensure everyone was looked after, and I was impressed by the professionalism of the driver. We were given ground floor rooms as requested although lifts were available. There were a few steps to the hotel, but we had been made aware of that prior to booking. There were trips out every day if one wanted to explore the surrounding area, but we thought Oban was so pretty that we spent the whole day exploring by ourselves. On the second day, we had planned to visit Mull on the optional excursion but unfortunately this was cancelled due to the weather. Instead we took the local bus to Seil Island and had a wonderful day. The weather was cold but it was sunny and we were able to explore the island and have lunch in the local pub.

The hotel itself (Best Western Bay Hotel) was comfortable but old. It does need some refurbishment but it is obvious the hotel is doing its best to renovate the building. Our rooms were comfortable with walk in showers. The food was good, with plenty of choice, but one evening meal was cold and not very appetising. However, other meals were good and breakfast was plentiful. There was entertainment every night if one wanted, and we enjoyed it very much. Some people preferred to sit in the comfortable bar area.

We enjoy these coach trips very much. They give us the opportunity to visit places we would not normally see, coach travel is comfortable and my husband appreciates not having to drive. They offer excellent value for money and we look forward to booking another trip in the near future.

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