Tour Only from £150
Tour with accommodation from £265
3rd May to 27th September
Come join us on a three-day adventure to Mull and Iona, two of Scotland’s most stunning and unspoilt islands. You’ll take four ferries on this tour, and have loads of opportunities to wildlife spot and explore both islands; a nature lover’s dream.
Explore Oban, Climb McCaig’s Tower and enjoy fresh seafood*
Two nights in the colourful harbourside town of Tobermory
Visit the Abbey* and explore the untouched wilderness.
Look out for sea eagles on the way to the Corran ferry.
Dramatic and wild landscape with history to match.
We'll travel through the Scottish Highlands and watch the landscape begin to change as we drive comfortably north. Our journey continues through the glens and onwards along the shore of Scotland’s longest Loch to the west coast town of Oban. This is the place to enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Scotland. Opt for the seafood platter, from the famous Oban Seafood Hut, if you’re feeling adventurous. Oban Distillery* is perched right in the centre of town if you’d like to enjoy a tasting you can just pop in and be welcomed by the world-famous Oban 14-year-old in their upstairs bar. Or, you can take a walk up to McCaig’s Tower for views over the town and islands further afield.
We’ll jump aboard our ferry and take the short journey to Craignure, Mull. During the hour-long crossing keep an eye out for whales, dolphins and even basking sharks. Once on Mull we’ll head north to the colourful fishing port of Tobermory the capital of the island, where we’ll be staying for the next two nights. The delicious Cafe Fish is a great place for dinner but it's a good idea to book ahead as it can get very busy! Some of the fantastic accommodation we use in Tobermory is located up a steep hill, so please do let us know if you have any mobility issues when booking.
Departing from Tobermory we’ll take a stunning drive, covering the length of the island to Fionnphort, enjoying some beautiful viewpoints along the way. We’ll catch the ferry from here as foot passengers to the tiny island of Iona. Just 3 miles from north to south, this sacred island is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon in peace and tranquillity.
You can visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery*, founded by St Columba in 563, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. Or take one of many excellent walks, perhaps to St Columba’s Bay, where St Columba is said to have arrived with his monks in 563. Here, you can admire the array of richly coloured pebbles, especially the white and green Iona marble. Or walk up to Dun I "The Hill of Iona" to take in stunning views from the highest point on Iona. As Iona is entirely explored on foot (we leave the bus on Mull) we recommend suitable clothes and shoes for walking.
We’ll return to Mull on the ferry and make our way back to Tobermory for the evening. On these drives, it's important to keep an eye out for otters. Whenever you see seaweed and rocks, there's a possibility you'll spot one, as this is where they tend to find their prey. You'll have to look carefully, however, as the seaweed acts as a good camouflage for them on the shoreline.
On day three we’ll take a ferry from Fishnish to Lochaline, it’s a short crossing and the perfect opportunity to look out for sea eagles. We’ll drive through the remote Glen Geal and make our way past the stunning lochs Sunart and Linnhe on our way to Ardgour, from here we’ll take another short ferry over to Corran.
We’ll pass Ballachulish which is 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 here in 1692.
Heading further south we’ll stop in Glasgow for anyone who wants to depart the tour here before returning to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh.
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