Iona, Mull & the Isle of Skye 2021/2022

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5 Days / 4 Nights (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : April - October
Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

Iona, Mull & the Isle of Skye: 2 nts Oban, 2 nts Plockton

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected] to book. 

Living on an island was hard.

You were subject to the will of the ocean, limited to local hunting, and could be invaded from any side, at any time.

But we think all these hardships build the most beautiful cultures and spectacular landscapes.

In the Isle of Skye, you have gorgeous winged cliffs carved by the winds of the east Atlantic. The sea and sky enveloping Mull are stocked with herds of whales and soaring eagles. And the people of Iona have a remarkable culture that has been influenced by the invading Celts, Vikings, and Christians.

Take this tour and discover Scotland’s rugged, beautiful, and historic islands.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Loch Lomond National Park – One of Scotland’s largest lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.

Glencoe – Be moved by the sheer beauty and tragic tales of one of Scotland’s most famous landscapes.

Oban – This Victorian harbour town offers excellent seafood and a charming intimacy.

Iona and Staffa – Visit the tiny Island of Iona, inhabited with just around 120 people.

Fingal’s Cave – The cave is compiled of naturally assembled hexagonal pillars from Paleocene lava flow.

Isle of Skye – One of the world’s most stunning islands.

Eilean Donan Castle – An iconic and gorgeous 13th-century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.

Pick Up Location & TIme

Edinburgh  (Google Map)
Check-in closes at 8:45am (tour departs at 9:00am) – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Drop off Location & Time

Edinburgh
7:00pm

Price Includes

  • 4 night Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation or hotel accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full Scottish breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 4 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attraction
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are world famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary

Day 1Edinburgh - 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 2Oban

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, the 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 for an optional trip 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. (B)

Day 3Oban - Plockton

You ramble north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker. Next, you head to the gorgeous Glencoe, one of the most famous natural landmarks in all of Scotland. This beautiful area boasts steep slopes and photogenic peaks. Your driver-guide may reveal to you the tragic tale that’s haunted this valley for over 300 years.

You then venture through Fort William and under the shadow of Ben Nevis, which at 1,344 meters 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. (B)

Day 4Plockton

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 ascend the Quiraing along Trotternish Ridge and be rewarded with spectacular views. Alternatively, you could drink in the scenery at Loch Corruisk or drive through the dramatic Red Cuillin to the little hamlet of Elgol.

We return you to your accommodation in Plockton in the late afternoon for a free evening to explore the village. (B)

Day 5Plockton - 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 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 Firth of Forth. (B)

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: June 7 to September 29 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (except September 8, 13 & 22) $1270 $1380
2021: October 2 to October 25 – Monday, Wednesday (except October 20) $1270 $1380
2022: April 2 to May 30 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (except April 8, 15 & 22) $1250 $1320
2022: June 1 to September 30 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday $1310 $1380
2022: October 1 to October 31 – Monday, Wednesday (except October 8, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29) $1250 $1320

All guaranteed departures.

Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Date Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2022: April 2 to May 30 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday (except April 8, 15 & 22) $1380 $1740
2022: June 1 to September 30 – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday $1440 $1790
2022: October 1 to October 31 – Monday, Wednesday (except October 8, 15, 19, 22, 26 & 29) $1380 $1740

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or [email protected]  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

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