Magical Mull, Isle of Iona & West Highlands 4 day tour

 

Find yourself in perfect harmony with nature as you relax amidst the beauty of Scotland.

Glencoe and the West HighlandsFamous for a bloody ancient massacre, this beautiful spot offers peaceful waterside views from the site of ancient ruins.

Taking the ferry across the Sound of MullGlide across this Atlantic sound on a charming ferry ride between Hebridean isles.

TobermoryFamous for its local whisky and charming architecture, this wee colourful harbour town wins over many who see it.

Iona with its ancient AbbeyBeauty and spirituality mingle here, with the near 1500 year old Christian settlement complementing Iona’s ancient majesty.

Remote beaches at Calgary BayBright white sands front crystalline water in this famously beautiful spot for pictures.

TemplewoodExplore this ancient site of standing stones.

  • Learn about the epic battles that took place as you travel to Callander
  • Surrender to the majesty of Glencoe
  • Fall in love with the lovely little harbour town of Tobermory

Day 1 You leave Edinburgh and travel past Stirling Castle to the small bustling town of Callander.

From here, you continue through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and bristling terrain of the Trossachs, before reaching the wide and remote expanse of Rannoch Moor.

Your drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692.

After a short ferry ride across Loch Linnhe, you meander through the impressive mountains of Morven to Lochaline, where we take another ferry to the Hebridean island of Mull.

You arrive in Tobermory, the island’s capital, for our three-night stay. Tobermory, meaning ‘Well of Mary’, has brightly coloured houses looking over the sea and is often referred to as one of the prettiest harbour towns in Scotland.

 

Day 2

  • Examine the geological and mythical wonder of Fingal’s Cave
  • Visit one of Scotland’s most sacred places at the Iona Abbey and Nunnery

You head south to Fionnphort, where you take a passenger ferry to the small island of Iona.

Iona is an island of quiet charm, and is the cradle of Celtic Christianity.

You have time to explore the island’s Abbey, and museum of history and Celtic heritage. There are magnificent Celtic crosses and headstones to see, or, alternatively, you can enjoy a stroll along the peaceful sandy beaches.

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to take a small boat for an optional trip to the island of Staffa, where nature enthusiasts can seek out the abundant marine life.

Staffa is home to Fingal’s cave, which is one of the most amazing geological sites, and is known as ‘Nature’s cathedral’.

After a day in the great outdoors, we return to Tobermory for the night.

 

Day 3

  • Enjoy the serenity of the tiny settlement of Dervaig
  • Explore the quaint shops of Tobermory

You drive to the remote areas of the island and visit the pretty settlement of Dervaig.

From here, you venture to the wild thrashing sandy shores of Calgary Bay. And if you’re lucky, you may see the huge white tailed eagles that call this area home. 

An early afternoon return to Tobermory allows you to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town. You have a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory whisky distillery.

Day 4

  • See the pristine Inveraray Castle on the shores of Loch Fyne
  • Look down a cascading valley at the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ viewpoint

Departing Tobermory, we head south to Craignure for a short crossing to Oban, the biggest town in Argyll.

Continuing west, you arrive in the whitewashed 18th-century town of Inveraray, on the shores of Loch Fyne. Inveraray Castle is a mixture of Scots Baronial and Neo-Gothic architecture and is the seat of Clan Campbell.

After leaving the town, you arrive in the National Park of Loch Lomond and travel up more than 800 feet to the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ view.

You continue to drive east towards Stirling, with opportunities for photos of the castle, before we return to Edinburgh in the early evening.


What's included in our overnight tours

  • Accommodation with full Scottish breakfast
  • Services of a professional Scottish tourist driver/guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motorcoach, limited to 16 persons

Scottish Highlands tour

 

 

 

 

Starts
Check-in closes at 08:30 (tour departs at 08:45) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Finishes (approx.)
19:00 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, George St / St. Andrews Square area, (Within 5 mins of Edinburgh Bus Station), Edinburgh,



Child rate applies ages 5-16. No children under 5, please.

Cancellation Penalties: Land: Penalties per person apply: 70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 22 : 45% per person 21-1 days 100% per person Travel Insurance from $60
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