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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
Highlights
  • Experience the Isles of Mull and Skye, Lochs Ness and Lomond, and more
  • Travel by Mercedes minivan with a driver/guide in a group no larger than 16

  • Choose between guesthouse or hotel for two nights in Oban and two on Skye

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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Overview
Adventure through wild countryside, ancient villages, and unspoiled islands in a group of maximum 16 people on this 5-day Scottish adventure. See the Isle of Mull, the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Loch Lomond, and so much more, with an optional excursion to Staffa. Your tour includes four nights’ B&B accommodation in Oban and Portree, Skye, in your choice of guesthouse or hotel, as well as discounts on entrance fees.
What to Expect
Day 1: Edinburgh - Oban
Visit Scotland's first National Park around Loch Lomond, stopping at the charming conservation village of Luss set on the Loch's banks. Travel through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands through the white-washed 18th-century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll. Spend the afternoon in the heart of Argyll exploring the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada and the standing stones of Kilmartin before arriving in the beautiful fishing harbor town of Oban for the next two nights accommodation.

Day 2: Oban
Take the ferry to Mull to explore dramatic coastlines and wild beauty, before taking the small ferry to the peace and tranquility of Iona - birthplace of Celtic Christianity and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you are at leisure to visit the historic Abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard or explore the rocky headlands. There is also an opportunity to take a small boat out to the island of Staffa and view the dramatic basalt columns immortalized by Mendelssohn in his Hebridean Overture 'Fingal's Cave'. Return on the ferry to Oban for your second night.

Day 3: Oban - Plockton**
Today takes you to Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. Pass through Fort William and travel to Mallaig to catch the ferry to Skye. Arrive in Portree. Spend the evening at leisure. 

Day 4: Isle of Skye
Spend the day at Skye at leisure, following recommendations from your guide. 

Day 5: Plockton**- Edinburgh
You will be collected from your accommodation and travel south to visit the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film  Highlander, set at the junction of three lochs as protection against Viking raiders.

From here, continue east through Glen Sheil and Glen Moriston to Loch Ness, where you will stop in the small Highland village of Fort Augustus at the south end for your chance to try and spot the monster. There is a boat trip (summer only) available here that will get you that little bit closer! Continuing south now through the Grampian Mountains along Loch Laggan, made famous now as 'Monarch of the Glen Country' before passing Dalwhinnie, home to Scotland's highest whisky distillery, and onwards into Highland Perthshire for a final walk and coffee break in the fresh northern air. Continue south past Blair Castle, returning back to Edinburgh via Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge. Arrive into Edinburgh in the early evening where the tour will conclude.

**Important Information: The tour spends 2 nights in Oban and 2 nights in Plockton. All Friday departures may spend the last 2 nights in Portree instead of Plockton.
Reviews (37)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LindaTom

Simply amazing with our guide Heather. MY husband and I would recommend this small tour to anyone. Our guide told told us many storys of war, love, deception throughout the history of Scotland, that kept us totally captivated. She made this trip special with her...More

Thank Lindatom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A Life-Affirming Journey Through The Highlands

What an absolutely magical, life-affirming five days. I had been on a great one-day Rabbie's tour around the Highlands five years ago, and so when a friend and I decided to go to Scotland to explore more of the countryside, I immediately thought of them...More

Thank AnnaLiseD06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Booking and Communication

I have yet to actually take the tour with Rabbie's (Cannot wait though!!) I had so many questions before actually booking and Elizabeth was always quick to respond and definitely went out of her way to thoroughly answer all of my questions (& I had...More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Some of the BEST 5 days of my life

My friend and I went on this tour together and booked Rabbies because she had previously taken a day trip through the company. I'm so glad that she suggested this group. It was the perfect group size (14 people) and the ABSOLUTE BEST TOUR GUIDE...More

Thank Pathfinder149601
Reviewed 31 July 2018
Enjoyable tour

This was our first Rabbies tour. They reponsed promptly to our enquiry in detail, and this gave us a good impression. Furthermore, I was informed once they could not find us room of our first and second choices in Oban. Since we were informed ahead...More

Thank PaulineYY2017
Rabbie's, Customer Service Representative at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Hi Pauline, I'm delighted to see you had a good time of the tour! Last minute travel obstacles can be stressful, so I'm glad everything was sorted out well before the departure date. I second your suggestion to visit Staffa, it's amazing! In regards to...More

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