5D/4N - 2018 Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye

5D/4N - 2018 Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye

    Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye

    Edinburgh-Fort William-Mallaig-Armadale-Glenbrittle-Lochalsh-Isle of Skye-Dunkeld                               

    5days/4nights, Edinburgh/Edinburgh

    2018 depart Mon: 02 Apr-29 Oct, Wed: 04Apr-10Oct, Sat: 05May-29Sep

    Low season:          04 Apr – 30 Apr, 01 Nov-17 Dec & 03 Jan – 31 Mar 2019 (except 01 & 03 Apr)

    Mid-season:          01 Apr- 03 Apr, 01 May-31 May, 01 Oct-31 Oct & 17 Dec–03 Jan 2019

    High season:         01 June-30 Sep

    Single supplement on request

Price :

  • High - Hotel per person in twin share from: $ 0
  • high - B&B per person in twin share from: $ 0
  • Mid - Hotel per person in twin share from: $ 0
  • Mid - B&B per person in twin share from: $ 0
  • Low - Hotel per person in twin share from: $ 1175
  • Low - B&B per person in twin share from: $ 0

day 01 Edinburgh-Loch Lomond-Inveraray-Argyll-Oban

Independent arrival to Edinburgh and own arrangement to the departure point. This tour departs at 09.00 and it takes you north past Stirling castle, and then west to Scotland’s first National Park around Loch Lomond, and the bonny banks”. You will travel through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands through the magnificent white-washed 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 exploring the area close to the ancient Kingdom of Dalriada before arriving in bustling town of Oban, the gateway to the islands, for your 2 night stay.

day 02 Oban-Mull-Staffa-Oban

Is an early start crossing on the ferry to Mull and enjoying an island adventure exploring her dramatic coastlines and wild beauty, before taking the small ferry to the peace and tranquillity of Iona - 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 the rocky headlands and sandy coves of this island gem. There is also an opportunity to take a small boat out to the island of Staffa (except Saturday departures in September) 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 03 Oban-Glencoe-Glenfinnan-Plockton

Today you will head north along the west coast around Appin, passing the impregnable Castle Stalker, and Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692. You then pass through Fort William nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis which at 1344 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 and on through Ireland. From here you travel north to the picturesque fishing village of Plockton. You are then dropped off at your accommodation in the early evening. B

day 04 Isle of Skye-Plockton

Today we depart for the Isle of Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide will use his/her local knowledge to decide on the best day out for the group. For example: heading west towards the 13th century home of the Clan Macleod Dunvegan Castle, the emerald green valley of Glendale or the dramatic sea-cliffs and lonely lighthouse at Neist Point. In the afternoon the tour may concentrate on the south of the island. Spend time heading down to Elgol for seascapes and views of the Cuillin, or Talisker and its beautiful bay or indeed Glenbrittle and its famed waterfalls. We return you to your accommodation in Plockton in the late afternoon for you to enjoy a free evening in the village. B

day 05 Loch Ness-Perthshire-Edinburgh

You will be collected from your accommodation and travel east where you will take in the stunning views over Loch Duich and the 5 Sisters of Kintail. Continue on to Loch Ness for lunch and the possibility of spotting “Nessie”. Heading 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 before heading back to Edinburgh over the Forth Road Bridge. Arrival back in Edinburgh at about 19.00. B

Inclusions: twin share B&B or 3* hotel, breakfast daily, accommodation with private facilities, mini-coach transportation with maximum capacity of 16 seats, professional Irish driver-guide, local taxes and service charges.

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