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Iona, Mull, and the Isle of Skye

Take this tour and discover Scotland's rugged, beautiful, and historic islands, with their gorgeous cliffs, incredible seasides, and remarkable culture.

Iona, Mull, and the Isle of Skye

Take this tour and discover Scotland's rugged, beautiful, and historic islands, with their gorgeous cliffs, incredible seasides, and remarkable culture.

Tour Highlights

  • Rugged mountains, pristine lochs, and mythical moments abound on this tour of Scotland's beautiful islands.
  • Sightseeing includes Loch Lomond National Park,  Inveraray, Oban, Isle of Mull, Isles of  Iona and Staffa, Fingal's Cave, Glencoe, Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Five Sisters of Kintail, Koch Ness, Grampian Mountains
  • 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).

Iona, Mull, and the Isle of Skye Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh (pre/post) at pre-booked mid-ranged 3-4 * hotel in Edinburgh City. To be advised at time of booking.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Oban.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Plockton.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Five (5) days of custom touring.
  • 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.


Itinerary

Day 1 | Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. (Please note: hotel check-in is generally between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into Edinburgh early - the hotel will be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 2 | Oban

In the morning, make your way to the Edinburgh departure point (see departure point information below) for 8:45 am (If you booked a departure point transfer at time of booking, your driver will collect you as noted on your voucher). Depart Edinburgh at 9 am. We travel north past Stirling castle, and then west to Scotland's first National Park around Loch Lomond. We will travel through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands through the magnificent white-washed 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, exploring the area close to the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada, before arriving in bustling town of Oban, the gateway to the islands, for our two (2) night stay.

Day 3 | A full day exploring

It is an early start today, crossing on the ferry to Mull and enjoying an island adventure, exploring her dramatic coastlines and wild beauty, before taking the small ferry to the peace and tranquility of Iona - birthplace of Celtic Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here, we can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or explore the rocky headlands and sandy coves of this island gem. There is also an opportunity to take a small boat out to the island of Staffa and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalized by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture "Fingal's Cave". We then return on the ferry to Oban for our second night.

Day 4 | Another day in paradise!

Today we travel north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker, and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. We pass through Fort William, nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis which, at 1344 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 and on through Ireland. From here, we travel north to the picturesque fishing village of Plockton. We are then dropped off at our accommodation in the early evening.

Day 5 | Isle of Skye

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and our driver/guide will use their local knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group. For example: We may ascend the Quiraing along Trotternish Ridge and be rewarded with spectacular views. Alternatively, we 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 in the late afternoon to enjoy a free evening in the village.

Day 6 | Return to Edinburgh

We will be collected from our accommodation for the short drive to the famous stronghold of Eilean Donan Castle. Next, we travel east, taking in the stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Continue on to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie". Heading south now through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, made famous now as "Monarch of the Glen Country" before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whiskey Distillery, and onwards into Highland Perthshire, stopping for refreshments, before heading back to Edinburgh over the Firth of Forth. We arrive back in Edinburgh at approximately 7 pm, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 7 | Edinburgh - Home

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

Rates & Hotels

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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Iona, Mull & the Isle of Skye 5-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh Hotel
Iona, Mull & the Isle of Skye 5-day 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

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

UK Hotel

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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]

Pricing

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.

Price fluctuation end of July and end of August due to seasonal overlap. 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 not noted on itinerary.

Airfare

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.