It's a 45-minute trip by car ferry from Oban to Craignure, on Mull. For departure times, contact Caledonian MacBrayne (tel. 08705/650-000; www.calmac.co.uk). From Oban, there are about five or six sailings per day at a round-trip cost of £6.50. The cost for a car is £40 for a 5-day round-trip ticket.
Use Bowmans Coaches Mull (tel. 01680/812-313) to go around the island. Coaches connect with the ferry at least three times per day and will take you to Fionnphort or Tobermory for £12 to £20 round-trip. Another option is to buy a ticket combining the cost of the ferry with a guided bus tour to Fionnphort and Iona. The tour begins when you board the 10am ferry and ends at about 5:40pm, back at Oban. The cost is £50 for adults and £25 for children.
A Word on Driving -- If you're driving along any of Mull's single-track roads, remember to take your time and yield to the sheep and cattle. Also, a car coming downhill toward you has the right of way, so look for a spot to pull off.
The tourist office is on Main Street in Tobermory (tel. 01688/302-182; www.isleofmull.com). From Easter to October, it's open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (to 6pm July-Aug).
In July, the Mull Highland Games feature traditional events such as bagpipes, caber tossing, and dancing. The Tour of Mull Rally is held in early October. Ask at the tourist office for exact dates.