3-day Iona and Mull Islands tour from Edinburgh

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Tobermory

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Experience a 3-day Small Group tour from Edinburgh to the Isles of Mull and Iona. Discover the wilderness and scenery as you spend two nights in Tobermory. Visit Iona Abbey and walk around the tiny island. At Oban, spend an afternoon exploring it's surroundings. Learn about the brutal history of Glen Coe. All ferry trips and transportation are included on this tour with your driver/guide.
Day 1At 8:30am, meet on Edinburgh's famous street, the Royal Mile, to make your way west to Glasgow. There, join the rest of your group and journey to the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch, dotted with 60 islands. Your driver/guide will ensure you have the best views.Continue into the Highlands and take in the landscapes as they become more dramatic. Travel through glens to the west cost town of Oban. Home to some of the freshest seafood in Scotland, try some from the famous Oban Seafood Hut whilst looking out towards the nearby islands. At the center of town is the Oban Distillery if you feel like joining a tour and tasting. Alternatively, take a walk up McCaig’s Tower for views over the town.Take the short ferry ride to Craignure, Mull, and be sure to look out for wildlife as you cross. Once on Mull, drive north to the fishing port of Tobermory, where you will stay for the next two nights.Day 2Start your second day with a stunning drive covering the length of the island to Fionnphort. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful viewpoints. Catch another ferry from here as a foot passenger to the island of Iona. Only three miles in length, this island is a delightful place to spend a peaceful time. Visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery, founded in 563 by St Columba, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. There are many excellent walks on Iona where you can admire the array of richly colored pebbles at St Columba’s Bay, especially the white and green Iona marble. Or walk up to Dun 1 to take in stunning views from the highest point on Iona. At the end of the day, return to Mull on the ferry and make your way back to Tobermony.Day 3Take a short ferry crossing from Fishnish to Lochaline. Driver through the remote Glen Gael as you pass the Sunart and LInhe lochs on your way to Ardgour. Then, another ferry ride over to Corran. Pass Ballachulish, surrounded by some of the most strikingly beautiful scenery in Scotland, and have time in Glen Coe to take pictures and learn the brutal story of the Massacre of that took place there in 1692. Further south, stop at Tyndrum before returning to Edinburgh by about 6pm.

What’s included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Driver/guide
  • Breakfast (Day 2 and 3)
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (approx. cost of recommended excursions is £17 per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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