Scotland: West Highlands, Mull and Iona 4-Day Tour

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Explore the scenic islands of Mull and Iona on a small group 4-day sightseeing tour that will take you to the remote sandy beaches, dramatic mountains, and ancient abbeys of Scotland’s West Highlands.


  • Explore the scenic and historic West Highlands of Scotland
  • Cross to the picturesque islands of Mull and Iona
  • Drive across the remote expanse of Rannoch Moor
  • Stay in the pretty harbor town of Tobermory
  • Learn about the cradle of Celtic Christianity on Iona


Day 1: Depart Edinburgh and travel north past Stirling Castle to the bustling town of Callander. From here, continue through Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and the bristling Trossachs, before reaching the remote expanse of Rannoch Moor, one of the largest wilderness areas left in Europe. A short drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692. Take a short ferry ride across Loch Linnhe to explore the impressive mountains of Morven. At Lochaline, take another ferry to the Hebridean island of Mull. A short drive brings you to Tobermory, the island’s capital and location for your 3-night stay. Tobermory, meaning “Well of Mary,” is one of the prettiest harbour towns in Scotland with its brightly painted houses overlooking the sea. Day 2: You head south to Fionnphort, where you take a passenger ferry to the small island of Iona. Iona is an island of quiet charm, and is the cradle of Celtic Christianity. You have time to explore the island’s Abbey, and museum of history and Celtic heritage. There are magnificent Celtic crosses and headstones to see, or, alternatively, you can enjoy a stroll along the peaceful sandy beaches. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to take a small boat for an optional trip to the island of Staffa, where nature enthusiasts can seek out the abundant Marine life. Staffa is home to Fingal’s cave, which is one of the most amazing geological sites, and is known as ‘Nature’s cathedral’. After a day in the great outdoors, we return to Tobermory for the night. Day 3: You drive to the remote areas of the island and visit the pretty settlement of Dervaig. From here, you venture to the wild thrashing sandy shores of Calgary Bay. And if you’re lucky, you may see the huge white tailed eagles that call this area home. An early afternoon return to Tobermory allows you to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town. You have a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory whisky distillery. Day 4: Departing Tobermory, we head south to Craignure for a short crossing to Oban, the biggest town in Argyll. Continuing west, you arrive in the whitewashed 18th-century town of Inveraray, on the shores of Loch Fyne. Inveraray Castle is a mixture of Scots Baronial and Neo-Gothic architecture and is the seat of Clan Campbell. After leaving the town, you arrive in the National Park of Loch Lomond and travel up more than 800 feet to the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ view. You continue to drive east towards Stirling, with opportunities for photos of the castle, before we return to Edinburgh in the early evening.


Transportation Driver/guide Bed and breakfast accommodation (3 nights) All ferry fares (excluding optional trip to Staffa)

Important Information

  • Transportation is by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience
  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for country walks and be aware that Scotland can be a wet place
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • Accommodation is in small, locally owned guesthouses and B&Bs. All rooms are en suite. The guesthouse may be up to 20 minutes walk from the city center
  • Solo travelers please select the single accommodation option. For 2 or more people traveling together please choose the twin room option
  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years

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Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund


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