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  • Cullin Hills
  • Iona Abbey
  • Tobermory
Isles of Iona, Mull and Skye
See, Visit & Explore: Loch Lomond, Oban, Mull, Tobermory, Iona, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Skye, Loch Ness (cruise available), Inverness, Culloden Moor and the Cairngorm National Park

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5 day tour from £535

Sundays
6 May to 23 September, 2018

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 535 per person
Children - from 525 per child
Single Room - from 615 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 695 per person
Children from 685 per child
Single room from 775 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive at time of travel

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal price range
535 - 775
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 02861

Tour Summary

A trio of Scottish Islands awaits us on this magical Highland adventure.

This relaxing tour will introduce you to the neighbouring islands of Mull and Iona, the rugged beauty of Glen Coe and the sheer majesty of the Great Glen and Loch Ness. The highlight is undoubtedly a two-night stay on the Isle of Skye allowing easy-paced exploration of this magical isle.

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond. Spend time in Inveraray then travel to Oban where theres time to visit the malt whisky distillery or enjoy sightseeing. Later catch the ferry to Mull and make the short drive to Tobermory.

Day 2: Spend today touring the Isle of Mull and visiting the sacred Island of Iona.

Day 3: Return to the mainland and travel through the remote Movern peninsula. Spend time in Glen Coe then tour through Glen Shiel to reach romantic Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye.

Day 4: Spend today exploring the Isle of Skye including the Cuillin Mountains, Trotternish Peninsula, Kilt Rock, The Old Man of Storr and much, much more!

Day 5: Enjoy a scenic drive along the banks of mysterious Loch Ness (optional cruise available). Travel through Inverness to visit Culloden Moor. Experience the beauty of the Cairngorm National Park and Highland Perthshire before returning to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

You can start your tour in Edinburgh and end it in Glasgow (or v.v.). Please see FAQs for details.

Tour features:

  • Visit the Isles of Skye, Mull and Iona, Loch Ness and Eilean Donan Castle* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Isle of Mull (2) and Isle of Skye (2)
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Small Group Tour

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Day OneEdinburgh/Glasgow - Oban - Isle of Mull 
From Edinburgh we head westwards to Glasgow then onwards into the natural beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Enjoy a drive along the "bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond then up and over the Rest and be Thankful mountain pass to reach Inveraray. Well make a short stop in this attractive town so you can see the impressive castle, home to the Dukes of Argyll.
At Loch Awe enjoy picture postcard views of picturesque Kilchurn Castle before travelling through the Pass of Brander, where Robert the Bruce routed the Clan MacDougall in a famous battle. The bustling town of Oban is our next treat. During our stop here why not visit the towns famous whisky distillery * or enjoy some recently landed seafood on the pier. If youre feeling energetic the climb to explore McCaigs Folly, which towers over the town, will reward you with wonderful panoramic views.
Later we board the ferry for the short crossing to the Island of Mull. During our sail look out for porpoises who often join us for the journey! On arrival its a short drive to colourful Tobermory, our home for the next two nights.
Overnight: Isle of Mull (2 nights)
Day Two
Exploring Mull and Iona 
Today we explore the Isle of Mull, the second largest of the Inner Hebrides, and the Sacred Island of Iona. From Tobermory we retrace our route to Craignure, enjoying panoramic views over the Sound of Mull. Our journey continues through Glen More which features some of the finest and most rugged scenery on the island.  
Well follow the banks of Loch Scridain to reach the little village of Fionnphort were we board the ferry for the short crossing to the tranquil Isle of Iona, one of Scotlands most sacred and historic sites. Well enjoy an extended visit to the island so you can explore the Benedictine Nunnery and visit famous Iona Abbey*. Dont forget to seek out the Graveyard of the Kings, the resting place of nearly 50 early Scottish Monarchs.  
Back on the Island of Mull well return to Tobermory along the banks of Loch na Keal which sits in the shadow of towering Ben More. 
Day Three
Isle of Mull - Glen Coe - Isle of Skye 
We leave the Isle of Mull by using the backdoor ferry route to Lochaline on the Movern Peninsula. Our journey through this remote area of Scotland will take us through Glen Geal then along the banks of Loch Sunart. Well board another ferry for the short crossing of the Corran Narrows - during the sail can you spot Ben Nevis, Britains tallest mountain?
Glen Coe has an unforgettable impact on everyone who visits it. This dramatic landscape of towering peaks and sweeping glens is truly awe-inspiring. Well make a stop so you can savour the unique atmosphere of this special place.
At Glen Coe youll join a new group of travelling companions with a different driver/guide for the next part of your tour.
The Great Glen follows the line of a massive geological fault. This impressive valley is peppered with lochs which are connected to form the Caledonian Canal, a popular route for pleasure boats sailing through the Highlands. We'll make our way through this glorious scenery to reach romantic Eilean Donan Castle* which sits on a little island at the meeting point of three lochs Long, Duich and Alsh. This graceful castle dates back to the 13th Century and with towering mountains as a backdrop it makes an unforgettable sight. Theres time to photograph and visit this iconic building before we cross the road bridge "over the sea to Skye.
Overnight: Isle of Skye (2 nights)

Day Four
Exploring the Isle of Skye 
Theres an exciting day ahead as we explore the stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye. The spectacular Cuillin Hills dominate the landscape and will be the backdrop to most of our travels today - look out for the gentler Red Cuillins to the east and the stark peaks of the Black Cuillins to the west.  
The Jurassic coastline of the Trotternish Peninsula provides some of the islands most beautiful and bizarre scenery. During our tour youll see Kilt Rock, with its waterfall cascading over a vertical cliff edge; the Old Man of Storr which towers 19M high and the weird stone formations of The Quiraing.
The Isle of Skye will forever be associated with the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his unsuccessful attempt to capture the British Crown for the Stuart dynasty. If time permits well visit the grave of Flora Macdonald who famously helped the Prince escape "Over the sea to Skye.
Portree is the largest town on Skye and at its heart is a picturesque harbour overlooked by colourfully painted houses. Theres a stop here so you can enjoy some lunch and explore the "Port of the King, as the town is known.
After lunch we'll visit Dun Beag an excellent example of a broch: a kind of Iron Age round stone tower only found in Scotland. It stands at the top of a rocky knoll and would have been built around 2,0002,500 years ago. As we will discover it has a commanding position overlooking Loch Bracadale and the Cuillin Hills beyond.   
Late afternoon brings us to pretty Eilean Iarmain, on the idyllic Sleat peninsula. Here well find The Gaelic Whiskies who produce whisky in the traditional way. What better way to end our day of sightseeing than with a wee taste of whisky? Slainte!  
Day Five
Isle of Skye - Loch Ness - Edinburgh/Glasgow
We bid farewell to island life and return to the mainland. Making our way through Glen Shiel there are views of the Five Sisters mountain range to savour. Next is a scenic drive along the banks of deep, dark and mysterious Loch Ness. Theres the chance to enjoy a cruise* on the loch to get fabulous views of ruined Urquhart Castle.
Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, boasts an attractive location straddling the banks of the River Ness. We should get good views of its famous castle as we make our way through the city en-route to historic Drumossie Moor. It was here in 1746 that the Battle of Culloden took place between Bonnie Prince Charlies Jacobite army and the troops of the British Army. It was to be the last battle ever fought on British soil during which the Jacobite forces were routed. As we will discover this bloody battle changed Highland life and culture forever.
Our journey continues with scenic views of the Cairngorm Mountains then through the dramatic scenery of the Drumochter Pass. Well make a stop for afternoon tea in delightful Pitlochry before making the last part of journey together towards Perth and onwards to Edinburgh or Glasgow. If you want you can commence your tour in one city and return to the other - please see the FAQ's below for details on how to arrange this.   
* Admission Fees apply

Oban Whisky Distillery -  £10.00 Adult 
Iona Abbey - £7.50 Adult £4.50 Child
Eilean Donan Castle - £7.50 Adult £4.00 Child
Loch Ness Cruise - £14.00 Adult £11.00 Child
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.  

Frequently Asked Questions

How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available. 
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee. Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.  
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation:
Guesthouse and B&B
The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a residents lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Hotel
We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels. Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes. Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with your fellow passengers.Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in.
Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bs seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed.
Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate beds
Double room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed
Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How do I pay for the admission fees?
Your driver/guide will advise you of the arrangements for each attraction. Its not possible to pre-pay the admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so its a good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.
Can I join the tour in Edinburgh and leave in Glasgow (or v.v.)?
Yes you can, but you need to book your transfer in advance. You can do this by sending an email to enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk  no later than 24 hours after making your reservation. Please ensure you quote your booking reference in the email. Well be happy to make the arrangements for you and there is no extra charge for this service.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is a maximum of 16 passengers. 

What's Included

  • Small group of just 16 passengers
  • 4 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 to 5)
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned minicoach equipped with wifi and USB charging points
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
    • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
    • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
    • Gratuity to your tour host

    Departure information

    Check-in: 09:30hrs
    Departure 09:45hrs
    from Parish Hall Coach Tour Stop
    266 George Square, Glasgow, G1 1QX
    Returns at 19:00 hrs (day 5)
    You can return to Edinburgh, if booked in advance. See FAQ's for details.


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