La Magia de Mull, Iona & los Highlands del Oeste
Tour de 4 días

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Cuatro días para explorar las mágicas islas de Mull e Iona junto con lo mejor de los Highlands del Oeste.

Itinerario

Highlights

Boat Cruises
Ferry
Lochs
Mountains
Walks
Beaches
Abbeys

Lugares que visitará


- 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


Su viaje


Desde arenosas y remotas playas y dramáticos terrenos montañosos hasta los misteriosos dólmenes y abadías ancestrales, este es el tour que explora tanto el entorno natural indómito de Mull y los Highlands del Oeste, como su larga y compleja historia humana.


Detalles del Tour

Salida
Check-in closes at 08.45 (tour departs at 09.00) - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Regreso
19.00 approx
Equipaje
El peso del equipaje que puede llevar en nuestros toures está limitado a 14kg. Debe componerse de una maleta de mano, similar a las que se permiten en los aviones (55cm x 45cm x 25cm aproximadamente) y un bolso pequeño con objetos personales.
Discounts

Estudiantes, mayores de 60, y niños entre 5 y 15 (desafortunadamente, no podemos llevar a menores de 5 años en nuestros tours)

Important information
  • Lleve ropa apropiada para la lluvia y calzado cómodo
Tour inclusions
  • Todas las tarifas de ferry excepto el viaje opcional a Staffa
  • Transporte en microbuses Mercedes para un servicio más personal
  • Aire Acondicionado como equipo estándar
  • Servicio de conductor/guía profesional de Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Entradas en atracciones para visitantes
  • Alojamiento

Itinerario

Día 1

Disfrute de lo mejor de los Highlands del Oeste, desde el dramático paisaje e historia de Glencoe hasta los indómitos paisajes de Morvem. El día finaliza con un viaje en ferry cruzando el sur de Mull antes llegar a Tobermory, su base para tres días.

Día 2

Una parte del día se pasará en la remota parte del noroeste de Mull, incluyendo la playa inmaculada de Calgary Bay. Por la tarde se tendrá tiempo para explorar Tobermory y posiblemente se podrá visitar la destilería local.

Día 3

En el día de hoy se explorará la parte sur de la isla y se cruzará hacia Iona con su ancestral abadía y sus exquisitas playas. Un viaje opcional a Staffa le presentará las maravillas de Fingals Cave y de camino, una gran variedad de fauna salvaje. Se volverá a Tobermory atravesando los salvajes acantilados de la costa Oeste.

Día 4

Abandonando Mull – de regreso en tierra firme volverá a viajar por el Glen de Kilmartin con sus ruinas prehistóricas y los dólmenes en dirección hacia la ciudad decimonónica de Inveraray. Desde aquí volvemos a Edimburgo pasando por Luss a orillas de Loch Lomond.

Itinerario (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.

Opiniones

Wonderful Paul!

Diane Peters Posted on 21/05/2019

Just returned from beautiful Isle of Mull. Unfortunately on the penultimate day I fell and injured my knee badly. Our wonderful driver/guide Paul zoomed off to find frozen peas, took me to A E, arranged a lift back to the hotel, and arranged for me to stay in a first floor room as I was currently on the third floor without a lift. On the journey home next day he was so kind and did everything to make my journey as bearable as possible. He has restored my faith in human nature! My injury hasn’t put me off - I will definitely be back in Scotland soon - using Rabbies of course! Diane

Our August 15th Tour

John R Gundhus Posted on 24/08/2017

We truly enjoyed our tour. Pete was an outstanding driver and guide. He kept us entertained with stories, jokes and did a great job with our requests and questions. The Isle of Mull, Iona Straffa and all the sites in-between were beautiful. That combined with Pete’s outstanding performance made it a memorable family trip for us. This is our 2nd Rabbies tour and we hope to book many more in the future! Its a long journey from Los Angeles but well worth it.

Our August 15th Tour

John R Gundhus Posted on 24/08/2017

We truly enjoyed our tour. Pete was an outstanding driver and guide. He kept us entertained with stories, jokes and did a great job with our requests and questions. The Isle of Mull, Iona Straffa and all the sites in-between were beautiful. That combined with Pete’s outstanding performance made it a memorable family trip for us. This is our 2nd Rabbies tour and we hope to book many more in the future! Its a long journey from Los Angeles but well worth it.

Magical Mull and Iona... and puffins :)

Charl Posted on 16/07/2017

Ive been wanting to do this tour for a couple of years now, timing it for when the puffins were on land. This year I managed it and it was well worth the wait. Day one we left grey wet Edinburgh behind in the extremely capable hands of Ross, heading west through Callander, the majestic Glencoe and the highlands to catch the ferry over to Mull late afternoon. Luckily the weather picked up by lunchtime on the first day and we were pretty lucky for the rest of the trip. Day two was by far the highlight of the tour for me. Awakening to blue skies and sunshine, we hit the road down to Fionnphort to catch the ferry over to Iona. The scenery was stunning and we started the wildlife spotting with highland cows and deer. Fionnphort itself gave us a hint of what was to come with still turquoise waters and white beaches. 20 minutes on the ferry and we were on Iona - a beautiful island with more turquoise waters and beaches. We had a couple of hours to explore the abbey and the ruins and take in the amazing scenery before boarding a boat out to Staffa. The rest of the afternoon was such a wonderful experience, the geology of the island is amazing, seeing really is believing from the beautiful Fingals cave to the unbelievable rock formations. We climbed up to the top of the rocks and made out way along to where hundreds of puffins were on the edges of the cliffs. Sitting down watching them come in to land and walk around you was just the most special time. I would love to do this again. Out trip back to Tobermory again took in some amazing views. Day three and more beaches and lovely scenery as we explored Mull, though the rain was threating now. Calgary bay didnt quite show us her best colours but you could just imagine what it would be like on a sunny day. The afternoon was free time to explore Tobermory. We chose to tour the distillery and try a couple of wee drams. A visit to the cafe in the chocolate shop is also recommended as somewhere to hide from a shower of rain. The last day came too quickly and we left Mull behind, sailing back into Oban. Then heading back down to Edinburgh via Kilmartin Glen and the standing stones, Inveraray and the lovely village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. All in all this was another brilliant Rabbies tour with a great guide. Huge thanks to Ross for making this as good as it was.

Pilgrims and puffins

Ninsig Posted on 12/07/2017

This was a tour I have been wanting to do for some time and I was not disappointed. The guide was Ross, and once I knew he was the guide I knew I were in good hands. I’ve travelled with him before and he is an excellent guide and a great photograper. The tour started in very wet conditions but it got better the closer we got to Mull. We stayed 3 nights in the beautiful little harbour town Tobermory. All though Mull has a lot of great scenery the real highlight of the tour was the trip to Iona and Staffa. We were very lucky with the weather that day and it was lovely to see Iona in sunshine. A visit to the abbey was interesting and there also seemed to be some pilgrims visiting the island. The boattrip to Staffa was nice and the sea was very calm. The boat actually managed to sail into Fingal’s Cave, something we were told only happens around 20 of 400 times. So we were lucky to have this experience. Once we had landed on the island, the walk to the cave was nice and it was great to listen to the sound of the sea crushing in and see the colours inside. No wonder Mendelssohn was inspired when he visited! And then there were the puffins an absolutely wonderful experience. The birds were so adorable and cute and we got very close. To just sit there on the hills watching the birds was just awesome! This tour is one I wouldn’t mind doing again one day. Thanks again to Ross for another great tour. He’s a brilliant guide.

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.....

Alojamiento

¿Dónde te alojarás?

Estancia de tres noches en la colorida ciudad portuaria de Tobermory, la capital de la isla.


¿Cómo funciona?

La excursión que ha elegido no incluye alojamiento, lo que significa que puede solicitarnos que reservemos un alojamiento local de calidad por usted, o puede hacerlo usted mismo.


Quiero que Rabbie’s reserve mi alojamiento, ¿qué tengo que hacer?

Reservaremos su alojamiento por usted y le dejaremos en la puerta. Habrá de pagar su estancia directamente en el alojamiento elegido. Le recomendamos que lleve dinero en efectivo, puesto que no todos los B&B aceptan tarjetas de crédito.

Por motivos de disponibilidad, puede que no siempre consigamos reservar en el alojamiento que haya elegido, pero no se preocupe, le enviaremos un correo electrónico en caso de que ocurra algo grave.


¿Qué ocurre si quiero cambiar la reserva de alojamiento que ha realizado Rabbie’s?

No podemos garantizar los cambios de alojamiento y, además, se encuentran sujetos a disponibilidad. Asimismo, se aplicará un cargo mínimo de modificación de 5 libras, que podrá ascender a un máximo de 20 libras, dependiendo de la duración de la excursión.


He reservado mi propio alojamiento, ¿tengo que hacer algo más?

Tendrá que llevar la confirmación de la reserva para presentarla en los B&B y hoteles. Al llegar a las paradas en las que vayamos a hacer noche, le llevaremos a su alojamiento, siempre y cuando se encuentre relativamente céntrico.



¿Qué pasa si cancelo mi tour con poco tiempo de antelación?

Las reservas que hayan sido canceladas con menos de tres días de antelación incurrirán en los siguientes gastos de cancelación: la primera noche de alojamiento y en algunas ocasiones el total de la estancia.


¿Qué tipo de alojamientos hay y cuánto cuestan?

Nuestros alojamientos se suelen encontrar en un radio de un máximo de 15 minutos a pie del centro de la ciudad. Solemos revisar con regularidad nuestros proveedores de alojamiento para asegurarnos de que las camas son cómodas y las habitaciones se encuentran limpias. Los precios que constan a continuación son orientativos.



B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Estándar

El baño y ducha suelen ser compartidos con otras habitaciones de la casa. El precio oscila entre las 30 y las 35 libras por persona y noche. Las habitaciones individuales estándar cuestan alrededor de 35 y 60 libras.



B&B con baño privado

La ducha y e instalaciones sanitarias son privadas. El precio de una habitación compartida oscila entre las 40 y las 50 libras por persona y noche. El precio de una habitación individual oscila entre las 55 y las 65 libras por noche.

En temporada alta, los precios pueden ascender a 75 u 80 libras por noche. Las habitaciones en Oban, Portree e Inverness, con vistas, pueden ser más caras.

En Irlanda, los precios de los B&B oscilan entre los 45 y 55 euros por persona y noche.


Hotel

Los hoteles cuentan con bar o restaurante y disponen de servicio de comida. El desayuno suele encontrarse incluido en el precio. Los hoteles de 3 * cuestan entre 65 y 85 libras por persona y noche. Los hoteles de 4 * cuestan entre 75 y 120 libras por persona y noche.

En Irlanda, el precio de los hoteles oscila entre los 55 y los 65 euros por persona y noche.


Albergues

Los albergues constan de dormitorios de 4 a 16 literas. No se proporcionan toallas, aunque se pueden alquilar. Los baños se suelen encontrar a poca distancia de las habitaciones. Las cocinas se encuentran disponibles para todos los huéspedes, y están equipadas para que cada uno se prepare su propia comida. El precio de los albergues oscila entre las 15 y las 25 libras por noche.

Podrá elegir entre un dormitorio mixto (hombres y mujeres en una misma habitación) o una habitación de un solo sexo (únicamente hombres o mujeres en la misma habitación). Si tuviera alguna preferencia a este respecto, háganoslo saber en el momento de realizar la reserva.


Tengo más preguntas, ¿quién puede ayudarme?

Si tiene más preguntas, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros llamando al número +44(0)131 226 3133, o escribiéndonos un correo electrónico a rooms@rabbies.com.


Preguntas Frecuentes

Do you offer hotel pickups in the departure cities?

The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.

Is there parking close to the departure point?

We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.

When should I get to the departure point?

Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.

What happens if I'm late or miss the tour?

If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.

What are your cancellation policies?

We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.

What is a guaranteed departure?

It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.

Can I pre-book a specific seat?

Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.

Are there toilets on the bus?

Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.

How do you cater for people with accessibility needs?

We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.

Do you take children on your tours?

We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.

You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.

How much time do I get off the bus?

We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.

Why do you exclude visitor attractions?

We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.

Do we need to bring our own lunch?

You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.

Should I tip the driver-guide?

Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.

What about travel insurance?

We advise you take out travel insurance.

What is ABTOT?

You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.

I have more questions, who can help me?

If you have any more questions, call us on +44(0)131 226 3133, email tours@rabbies.com, or check out our full FAQs.

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