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4 Day Western Highlands, Mull and the Isle of Iona

Enjoy the wonderful wildlife and scenery on this peaceful and relaxing tour.

Take some photos to remind you of the colourful houses in the fishing village of Tobermory, and the boats moored up in the harbour.  You’ll also enjoy visiting ancient abbeys and prehistoric standing stones that have defied gravity for many centuries.  You may also get the opportunity to view the geological wonder of Fingal’s Cave.

So, why not take this tour and soak up the peace and tranquillity that Iona and Mull have to offer.




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Tour Highlights

  • Glencoe and the West Highlands – A Glen of organic origins, this unforgettable place is known for its sorrowful past as much as its impressive scenery.
  • Visit Iona with its ancient Abbey – A tiny island, with special significance to the Christian faith.
  • See the beautiful white sands cover the shoreline at Calgary Bay.
  • Kilmartin Glen is an area of the most import concentrations of Bronze Age and Neolithic remains in Scotland.
  • Visit Inveraray, the traditional county town sits beside Loch Fyne and has its own stunning castle.
  • The brightly painted town of Tobermory is home of the TV series Balamory, Tobermory is famous for its colourful buildings lining its port.
Mull
25°
fair
93% humidity
wind: 7mph ENE
H 40 • L 24
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Glencoe, Callander and Tobermory

Day 2

Dervaig and Tobermory

Day 3

Iona Fingal's Cave

Day 4

Inveraray & Rest and be Thankful

Day 1

Setting of from Edinburgh, you’ll be travelling past beautiful Stirling Castle and onto your first tour stop in the small town of Callander.

Leaving Callander, you journey through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and the small woodland glen of the Trossachs, before reaching the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moor.

You continue north to Glencoe, once a scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald during 1692 and an area of great beauty.

Taking a short ferry crossing across Loch Linnhe, you’ll continue through the magnificent mountains of Morven to Lochaline. At Lochaline, you’ll embark on another ferry travelling to Tobermory on the Hebridean island of Mull.

Tobermory with its brightly painted houses will be your base for the next three nights.

Day 2

Your first destination on day two of your tour takes you through a remote area to the small and picturesque settlement of Dervaig.

After Dervaig, you take the coach to Calgary Bay, one of the most photographed beaches in Scotland and home to some rich varieties of wildlife.

Returning to Tobermory by early afternoon gives you a chance to explore the local shops or maybe visit the Tobermory Whisky Distillery.

Day 3

Setting off from Tobermory, you travel south to Fionnphort, where you’ll board a passenger ferry to the tiny island of Iona.

Iona is home to only 130 inhabitants and is of special significance to the Christian faith.

Whilst on Iona you’ll be able to wander around its Abbey and Museum of History and Celtic Heritage or you may wish to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the island by taking a wander along the beautiful white sandy shoreline.

By afternoon, you have the possibility to enjoy a small boat trip to the island of Staffa with its abundance of marine life and a place of great interest to nature enthusiasts.

The uninhabited island of Staffa is also the setting for Fingal’s cave, a sea cave and home to an amazing geological site.

After viewing this wonderful site, you’ll head back to your accommodation on Tobermory.

Day 4

On your final tour day, you’ll leave Tobermory and travel south to Craignure for your short crossing back to Oban.

Leaving Oban, you’ll journey to Kilmartin Glen, an important area from the Bronze Age and Neolithic periods.

Your next destination is the whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, nestled on the shores of the beautiful Loch Fyne. Inveraray is full of delightful historic buildings, a great whisky shop and even has its own castle.

Departing from Inveraray you continue your tour through the National Park of Loch Lomond and amble up more than 800 feet to the stunning viewpoint at ‘Rest and be Thankful’.

After taking plenty of stunning photographs, you continue towards Stirling, with a photo opportunity at Stirling Castle before your final leg of the journey back to the city of Edinburgh, reaching there by early evening.

Important Information

Departs 09.00am – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Returns 19.00pm approx.

  • Discounts for Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old)
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
  • One 15 kilogram bag, and one carry-on bag per person

Tour inclusions

  • All ferry fares except the optional trip to Staffa
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of an experienced driver-guide


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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Why stop there?


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