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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

  • Sightseeing including Oban, Iona, Staffa, Isle of Skye, Mull, Loch Ness, Eilean Donan Castle, Glenfinnan, white sands of Morar, Castle Stalker, and Quaraing mountain pass.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

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.


Day 01: 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 02: 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 03: 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 (except Saturday departures in September) 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 04: 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 05: Isle of Skye

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and our driver/guide. We will use their local knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group. For example: head west towards the 13th century home of the Clan Macleod, Dunvegan Castle, the emerald green valley of Glendale, or the dramatic sea-cliffs and lonely lighthouse at Neist Point. In the afternoon, the tour may concentrate on the south of the island. Spend time heading down to Elgol for seascapes and views of the Cuillin, Talisker and its beautiful bay, or indeed Glenbrittle and its famed waterfalls. We return you to your accommodation in Plockton in the late afternoon to enjoy a free evening in the village.

Day 06: Return to Edinburgh

We will be collected from our accommodation and travel east where we will take 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 before heading back to Edinburgh over the Forth Road Bridge. Arriving Edinburgh at approximately 7 pm. Our tour ends at 6 Waterloo Place in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 07: 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

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

    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


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.

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


Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.