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Magical Mull, Iona, and the West Highlands

Stay in the brightly colored village of Tobermory, where the locals live peacefully alongside the wild ocean. Visit ancient abbeys and prehistoric standing stones that have stood serenely for centuries.

Magical Mull, Iona, and the West Highlands

Stay in the brightly colored village of Tobermory, where the locals live peacefully alongside the wild ocean. Visit ancient abbeys and prehistoric standing stones that have stood serenely for centuries.

Tour Highlights

  • Lochs, Mountains, Traditional villages, Remote Beaches,  ancient Abbeys, pre-historic sites
  • Sightseeing including Glencoe, Tobermory, Dervaig, Mull, Calgary Bay, Iona, Fingal's Cave, Templewood Standing Stones, Kilmartin Glen, and National Park of Loch Lomond.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

    (*maximum of 8 participants can be booked on any one departure with Celtic Tours. If more than 8, the tour must be private and the price will be affected).

Magical Mull, Iona, and the West Highlands Tour Includes

  • Transportation by top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coaches.
  • Five (5) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh (pre/post) and three (3) nights in Tobermory (choice of B&B or Hotel).
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Ferrys to/from Mull and Iona
  • Four (4) days of custom touring per itinerary.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

A maximum of 8 passengers per departure date can be booked on this tour due to limitations of the coach size. If you have a larger party and/or wish to have a group booked on this tour, please contact us directly, as it will have to be quoted as a private group and rates here do not apply.


Day 1 | Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh and transfer to your pre-booked accommodations. Spend your day independently exploring Edinburgh on your own. (Please note: check-in time at most hotel's is between 2 pm and 4 pm). Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 2 | Tobermory, Mull

  • 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 harbor town of Tobermory

Depart Edinburgh at 8:45 am and travel north past Stirling Castle to the small, bustling town of Callander. From here, we continue through the Queen Elizabeth forest park and the bristling terrain of the Trossachs, before reaching the wide and remote expanse of Rannoch Moor, one of the largest wildernesses left in Europe. A short drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692, before you take a short ferry ride across Loch Linnhe. We then meander through the impressive mountains of Morven. At Lochaline, you take another ferry to the Hebridean island of Mull. A short drive brings us to Tobermory, the island's capital, for our three (3) night stay. Tobermory is one of the prettiest harbor towns in Scotland with its brightly painted houses overlooking the sea.

Day 3 | Isles of Iona & Staffa

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

Today, we will bask in the glory of Mull, as we head south to Fionnphort, where we take a passenger ferry to the small Island of Iona. Iona is an island of quiet charm, lapped by glorious turquoise waters. It is the cradle of Celtic Christianity. Plenty of time will be given to explore the island, where we can visit the Abbey and its museum of history and Celtic heritage. Visit the magnificent Celtic crosses and headstones, or enjoy a stroll along the peaceful sandy beaches. In the afternoon, there is the opportunity to take a small boat to the Island of Staffa, where nature enthusiasts may be able to spot the abundant marine life. Staffa, with its basalt columns of 5 and 6-sided hexagonal stepping stones and Fingal's cave, is the most amazing tribute to the effects of nature and is known as 'Nature's Cathedral.' After a day in the great outdoors, we return to Tobermory for the night.

Day 4 | Tobermory, Mull

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

This is a leisurely day, with a drive to the more remote areas of Mull. We visit the pretty settlement of Dervaig, with its own festival theatre, and Kilmore church, with its round steeple. From here we will venture to the wild, thrashing, sandy shores of Calgary Bay (Calgary in Canada takes its name from here). If we are lucky, we might see the huge white-tailed sea eagles that live in this area. An early afternoon return to Tobermory will allow us the chance to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town, with a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory Whiskey Distillery.

Day 5 | Inverary to Loch Lomond to Edinburgh

  • 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, the main ferry terminal, for a short crossing to Oban, the biggest town in Argyll. From here, we head west to the white-washed town of Inveraray, nestling 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, we arrive in the National Park of Loch Lomond and climb up more than 800 feet to the 'Rest and be Thankful,' before hugging the shores of Loch Long, and Loch Lomond itself. We continue to drive east towards Stirling, with opportunities for impressive photos of the castle. We arrive back in Edinburgh in the early evening at approximately 7 pm, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 6 | Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to the US.

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Magical Mull 4-day tour - Tour Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Magical Mull 4-day tour - Tour Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details

Accommodation Details

    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

UK Hotel


Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

Edinburgh -

Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]


Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions
  • Optional excursion to Staffa, home of Fingal's Cave


Airfare can be booked in conjunction with this tour. Airfare is instant purchase and non-refundable. 

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.