Iona, Mull & Isle of Skye

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Iona, Mull & Isle of Skye

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Iona, Mull & Isle of Skye

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Iona, Mull & Isle of Skye

Tour length

5 days

From

1509.00$1509.00

Departures on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from Edinburgh

Mondays: April 1 to October 28, 2024
Wednesdays: April 3 to October 30, 2024
Fridays: April 5 to October 25, 2024


5 days to enjoy 4 fantastic West Coast Islands including the islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa and the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye. Highlights also include Loch Lomond National Park, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe and Loch Ness for a great sample of the best of Scotland. 

Stay 2 nights in Oban, seafood capital of Scotland and 2 nights in the picturesque fishing village of Plockton*, on the shores of Loch Carron. 

DEPARTURE FROM EDINBURGH: Gate J & Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DX
The tour departs at 9:00am and returns at approx. 7:00pm on Day 5.

Itinerary


Day

1

Loch Lomond & Oban

Depart 09:00

Travel north past Stirling Castle and to the region of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

You venture through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands and the magnificent whitewashed 18th-century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll.

The afternoon will be spent in the heart of Argyll before arriving in the bustling town of Oban for your two-night stay.

Overnight - Oban


Day

2

Mull & Iona

Today you have an early start, beginning the day crossing on the ferry to Mull for a chance to explore dramatic coastlines and wild beauty. You take the small ferry to Iona, the birthplace of Celtic Christianity, and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard, or explore rocky headlands and sandy coves.

There’s an opportunity to take a small boat for an optional trip to the island of Staffa and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture "Fingal's Cave".

You then return on the ferry to Oban for your second night.

Overnight - Oban


Day

3

Glencoe & Fort William

You ramble north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker. Next, you head to the gorgeous Glencoe, one of the most famous natural landmarks in all of Scotland. This beautiful area boasts steep slopes and photogenic peaks. Your driver-guide may reveal to you the tragic tale that’s haunted this valley for over 300 years.

You then venture through Fort William and under the shadow of Ben Nevis, which at 1,344 meters is the highest mountain in the British Isles. We continue through the Great Glen, a natural fault in the earth’s crust that runs through Scotland. From here, you travel to the fishing village of Plockton or Balmacara. You’re dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening.

Overnight - Plockton


Day

4

Isle of Skye

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather, and your driver-guide will use their local knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group.
You may ascend the Quiraing along Trotternish Ridge and be rewarded with spectacular views. Alternatively, you could drink in the scenery at Loch Corruisk or drive through the dramatic Red Cuillin to the little hamlet of Elgol.

We return you to your accommodation in Plockton or Balmacara in the late afternoon for a free evening to explore the village.

Overnight - Plockton


Day

5

Loch Ness & Perthshire

Return 19:00

You’re collected from your accommodation for the short drive to the famous stronghold of Eilean Donan Castle.

Then, you travel east taking in the stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. You continue to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting 'Nessie'.
Your tour moves through the Grampian Mountains and along Loch Laggan, before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery.

In Perthshire, you stop for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Firth of Forth. Arrival at approximately 19:00.


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type Single B&BDouble B&BSingle HotelDouble Hotel
Apr 1-May 31$1729.00$1729.00$1509.00$1509.00$2649.00$2649.00$1909.00$1909.00
Jun 14-Sep 30$1779.00$1779.00$1559.00$1559.00$2709.00$2709.00$1969.00$1969.00
Oct 1-Oct 31$1729.00$1729.00$1509.00$1509.00$2649.00$2649.00$1909.00$1909.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
Exclusions: Lunch, dinner and refreshments. Entrances to all Visitor Attractions
Please inquire for child rates (5-11 years sharing with 2 adults) Children under 5 years of age are not accepted.

*please note this tour may stop in Portree for 2 nights instead of Plockton.
Luggage is restricted to one suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) and one small hand/day bag to go on the coach with you. Unfortunately, Rabbie’s are unable to store excess luggage.

Tour Highlights

  • Oban
  • Iona & Staffa
  • Isle of Skye
  • Fingal's Cave
  • Glencoe
  • Loch Ness
  • Loch Lomond National Park
  • Eilean Donan Castle

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
  • Services of a professional local driver/guide
  • 4 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Full Scottish breakfast daily

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