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Iona, Mull & The Isle of Skye Tour

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Visit: Edinburgh, Loch Lomond Nationalpark, Argyll, Oban, Mull, Staffa, Skye, Plockton, Edinburgh

Day 1: Edinburgh - Loch Lomond - Argyll - Oban

Travel north past Stirling Castle and to the region of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. You venture through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands and the magnificent whitewashed 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 before arriving in the bustling town of Oban for your two night stay.

Day 2: Excursion to Mull

Today you have an early start, beginning the day crossing on the ferry to Mull for a chance to explore dramatic coastlines and wild beauty. You take the small ferry to Iona, birthplace of Celtic Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or explore rocky headlands and sandy coves. There’s an opportunity to take a small boat to the island of Staffa and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalised by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture "Fingal's Cave". You then return on the ferry to Oban for your second night.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Oban - Appin - Skye - Great Glen - Plockton

You ramble north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and the gorgeous Glencoe. You then venture through Fort William and under the shadow of Ben Nevis, which at 1,344 metres 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. From here, you travel north to the picturesque fishing village of Plockton. You’re dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Excursion through Skye

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather; and your driver/guide will use their local knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group. You may go to the 13th century home of the Clan Macleod, Dunvegan Castle, travel through the emerald green valley of Glendale, or head to the dramatic sea-cliffs and lonely lighthouse at Neist Point. We return you to your accommodation in Plockton in the late afternoon for a free evening to explore the village.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Friday): Plockton - Five Sisters of Kintail - Lock Ness - Dalwhinnie - Perthshire - Edinburgh

You’re collected from your accommodation for the short drive to the famous stronghold of Eilean Donan Castle. Then, you travel east taking in the stunning views over Loch Duich and the Five Sisters of Kintail. You continue on to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting "Nessie’. Your tour moves through the Grampian Mountains and along Loch Laggan, before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery. In Perthshire, you stop for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge.

Meals: Breakfast

* Please note this tour may stop in Portree for 2 nights instead of Plockton.

 

Small Group Package Includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
  • Services of a professional driver/guide
  • All ferry fares except the optional trip to Staffa

 

Not Included:

  • Lunch, Dinner and refreshments
  • Entrances to all Visitor Attractions

 

Highlights:

  • Oban
  • Loch Lomond National Park
  • Iona and Staffa
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Fingal's Cave
  • Isle of Skye

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ra)

Package Information

  • Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Type: Small Group
  • Departures: April - September 2021
  • Cities Visited: Edinburgh, Loch Lomond Nationalpark, Argyll, Oban, Mull, Staffa, Skye, Plockton, Edinburgh
  • Price From: $ 1,292