Zauberhafte Insel Mull & Iona & die West Highlands
4 Tage Tour

Entdecken Sie auf dieser 4-tägigen Reise die magischen Inseln Mull und Iona und die schönsten Gebiete der westlichen Highlands. Von einsamen Stränden über dramatische Berge zu mystischen Standing Stone.

Reisekarte

Highlights

Boat Cruises
Ferry
Lochs
Mountains
Walks
Beaches
Abbeys

Orte, die Sie erkunden werden


- Glencoe and the West Highlands

- Taking the ferry across the Sound of Mull

- The colourful harbour town of Tobermory

- Iona with its ancient Abbey

- Remote beaches at Calgary Bay

- Kilmartin Glen standing stones

- Inveraray


Ihre Reise

Entdecken Sie auf dieser 4-tägigen Reise die magischen Inseln Mull und Iona und die schönsten Gebiete der westlichen Highlands. Von einsamen Stränden über dramatische Berge zu mystischen Standing Stones und altehrwürdigen Abteien erleben Sie auf dieser Tour die beeindruckende Natur des Hochlandes und tauchen ein in die reiche Historie Schottlands.


Verbringen Sie drei Nächte in der farbenfrohen Hafenstadt Tobermory, der kleinen Inselhauptstadt von Mull.


Tour Details

Abfahrt
09.00 - Stance J and K, Edinburgh Bus Station at St. Andrew Sq
Rückkehr
19.00 approx
Discounts
Studenten, Personen über 60 Jahre und Kinder von 5 bis 15 Jahren.
Important information
  • Poichè diamo molta importanza al tempo che passate fuori dal minibus e vi diamo l’opportunità di passeggiare tra la natura, vi raccomandiamo di indossare vestiti e calzature adatti alla vostra gita. La Scozia può essere molto umida!!
  • Diese Angaben in deutscher Sprache dienen rein informativen Zwecken. Die Touren werden in englischer Sprache abgehalten und unsere Dienste werden ebenso ausschlieβlich in Englisch erbracht.
Tour inclusions
  • Professioneller Fahrer/Reiseleiter von Rabbie's
  • Standardmäβige automatische Klimatisierung im Bus.
  • Transport in modernsten Mercedes-Minibussen mit 16 Sitzplätzen für einen persönlicheren Service.
Tour exclusions
  • Mittagessen und Erfrischungen
  • Eintrittsgelder für Sehenswürdigkeiten und Attraktione

Route

Day 1

Genießen Sie einige der schönsten Gebiete der westlichen Highlands, von der dramatischen Landschaft und Geschichte des Glencoe Tals bis zu der wilden Berglandschaft von Morvern. Beenden Sie den Tag mit einer Fährüberfahrt über den Sound of Mull, bevor Sie Tobermory erreichen, Ihren Übernachtungsort für die kommenden drei Nächte.

Day 2

Einen Teil des Tages werden Sie an der entlegenen Nordwestspitze von Mull verbringen, unter anderem an dem herrlichen, unberührten Strand der Calgary Bay. Am Nachmittag wird genügend Zeit sein, Tobermory zu entdecken und evtl. die ortsansässige Whisky-Destillerie zu besuchen.

From here we will venture to the wild thrashing sandy shores of Calgary Bay (Calgary in Canada takes its name from here). If you are lucky you might see the huge white tailed eagles which live in this area. An early afternoon return to Tobermory will allow you to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town, with a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory Whisky Distillery.

Day 3

Nach einer Fahrt über die Südspitze von Mull setzten Sie heute mit einer Personenfähre zur kleinen Insel Iona über, berühmt für ihre historische Abtei und ihre wunderschönen Strände. Fakultativ können Sie an einem Bootsausflug nach Staffa teilnehmen um die Naturwunder der Fingals Höhle und der großen Seevogelkolonie zu erleben. Vorbei an den wilden Klippen der Westküste geht es zurück nach Tobermory.

Day 4

Am Morgen verlassen Sie Mull und kehren zurück auf das schottische Festland. Durch das Kilmartin Glen mit prähistorischen Ruinen und Standing Stones reisen Sie in die, im 18. Jh. gegründete Stadt Inveraray. Entlang des schönen Loch Lomond und vorbei an dem malerischen Dorf Luss erreichen Sie am Abend wieder die schottische Hauptstadt Edinburgh.

Itinerary (English)

Day 1

Depart Edinburgh and travel North past Stirling castle to the small bustling town of Callander. From here we continue through the Queen Elizabeth forest park and the bristling terrain of the Trossachs, before reaching the wide and remote expanse of Rannoch Moor, one of the largest wildernesses left in Europe.

A short drive north brings us to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692, before we take a short ferry ride across Loch Linnhe. From there we then meander through the impressive mountains of Morven to Lochaline, where we take another ferry to the Hebridean island of Mull.

A short drive brings us to Tobermory, the island’s capital for our 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

This is a leisurely day, with a drive to the more remote areas of the island, as we visit the pretty settlement of Dervaig, with its own festival theatre, and Kilmore church, with its round steeple.

From here we will venture to the wild thrashing sandy shores of Calgary Bay (Calgary in Canada takes its name from here). If you are lucky you might see the huge white tailed eagles which live in this area. An early afternoon return to Tobermory will allow you to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town, with a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory Whisky Distillery.

Day 3

Today we bask in the glory of Mull, as we head south to Fionnphort, where we take a passenger ferry to the small island of Iona. Iona is an island of quiet charm, lapped by glorious turquoise waters, and it is the cradle of Celtic Christianity, with the arrival of St Columba in 563AD. Plenty of time will be given to explore the island where you can visit the Abbey and its museum of history and Celtic heritage, with its magnificent Celtic crosses and headstones. Alternatively, you can enjoy a stroll along the peaceful sandy beaches.

In the afternoon there is the opportunity to take a small boat to the island of Staffa, where nature enthusiasts may be able to spot the abundant marine life. Staffa, with its basalt columns, 5 and 6 sided hexagonal stepping stones, and Fingal’s cave is the most amazing tribute to the effects of nature and is also known as ‘Nature’s cathedral’

After a day in the great outdoors we return to Tobermory for the night.

Day 4

Departing Tobermory we head south to Craignure, the main ferry terminal for a short crossing to Oban, the biggest town in Argyll. From here we head to Kilmartin Glen, and are given a chance to explore an area known as’ the valley of ghosts’ with its standing stones and Neolithic burial chambers.

Continuing west, we arrive in the white washed 18c town of Inveraray nestling 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. The castle also featured in a recent episode of ‘Downtown Abbey’.

After leaving the town we arrive in the National Park of Loch Lomond and climb up more than 800 feet to the pass of ’ Rest and be Thankful’, before hugging the shores of Loch Long and Loch Lomond itself.

We continue to drive East towards Stirling, with opportunities for impressive photos of the castle, before we return to Edinburgh in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

Magical Mull, Isle of Iona West Highlands 4 Day Tour

Margo Posted on 11/09/2016

The whole trip was really magical - the route was very interesting. We could admire Glencoe, beautiful views along the road from Ardgour to Lochaline. We gazed at breathtaking scenery, colorful Tobermory, castles and diverse wildlife on the Isle of Mull. The Iona Abbey was truly amazing, and the beaches were wonderful there, too. The weather was very nice, which added more charm to the whole experience. The Isle of Staffa is surely worth seeing, especially Fingals Cave and countless wildlife. On the way back to Edinburgh we could see very interesting Kilmartin with standing stones and burial cairns. There were four gorgeous days. I would like to add a BIG THANK YOU to Emily - our tour guide. Here are some photos.....

Accommodation

Where does this tour stay overnight?

You stay three nights in the colourful harbour town of Tobermory, the capital of the island.


How does the accommodation work?

Your tour excludes accommodation; but when you book, you can ask us to reserve local accommodation for you, or you can choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight locations.


I want Rabbie’s to book my accommodation, what happens now?

Once you've booked your tour, we'll reserve all your accommodation, and your driver will drop you off with your hosts. You’ll pay your accommodation hosts directly. Most accommodation hosts don’t accept credit cards, so be prepared to pay cash.

Due to availability, we may not be able to reserve your first choice of accommodation. When this happens we’ll book your second choice, and If there are any further issues we’ll contact you.


What if I want to change my accommodation booking with Rabbie’s?

Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum amendment charge of £5.00 will apply, increasing to a maximum of £25.00 depending on the length of your tour.


I booked my own accommodation is there anything I need to do?

You’ll need to contact us with your accommodation details. Please only reserve accommodation within the overnight towns that your tour stops in. And if you’re unsure, please check with us first.


Your driver will drop you off at your chosen accommodation as long as it’s relatively central.


What if I cancel my tour at short notice?

If you cancel less than three days before departure, you may be liable for the cost of your first nights’ accommodation. And occasionally you may be liable for all your accommodation costs.


What are the accommodation types and what do they cost?

We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre. But during busy periods there can be a walk of up to 30 minutes.


We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard. The prices below are for guidance only.


B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard

The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other rooms in the house, and the price includes breakfast. The cost is between £30.00 - £35.00 per person per night. A single standard is between £35.00 - £60.00 per night.



B&B En/suite

The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £40.00 – £50.00 per person per night.

The expected cost for a single room will be between *£55.00 - £65.00 per night. If you travel during a busy period, you can expect to pay up to *£75 - £80 per night. Rooms with a view are limited and may be more expensive.

In Ireland B&B's will be around €45 - €55 per person per night.


Hotels

Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals. Breakfast is included in the price. The expected cost of Hotel 3* is between £65.00 - £85.00 per person per night. Hotel 4* is approximately £75.00 - £120.00 per person per night. Please be advised that 4* hotels aren’t available in some smaller rural areas of the Scottish Highlands and islands.

In Ireland, Hotels are around €55 - €65 per person per night.


Hostels

A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds. Towels aren’t provided, but you can hire towels there. The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room. Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals. The cost is between £15.00- £25.00 per person per night.

Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms. Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together). If you have a preference, please let us know at the time of booking.


I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, feel free to call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, or email rooms@rabbies.com.


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