Las Islas de Iona, Mull & Skye
Tour de 5 días

  • West Coast Mull tours
  • Edinburgh tours to Mull and Iona
  • Castle Stalker
  • Eilean Donan Castle tours from edinburgh

Cinco días para disfrutar de islas fantásticas de la costa oeste.

Itinerario

Highlights

Walks
Ferry
Abbeys
Gaelic Culture
Lochs
Mountains

Lugares que visitará


- Oban

- Iona y Staffa

- Eilean Donan Castle

- Isle of Skye

- El Castillo de Stalker

- El paso de montaña de Quiraing

- Mull

- Loch Ness


Su viaje


Este tour mágico incluye la tranquilidad de las islas de Mull, Iona y Staffa y la belleza romántica de la Isla de Skye. También se incluyen el Parque Nacional del Lago Lomond, el Castillo de Eilean Donan y el Lago Ness, para saborear lo mejor de Escocia.


Tour Details

Salida
09.00 - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Regreso
19.00 approx
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
  • Una maleta de 15 kilos, y una bolsa de mano por pasajero
Tour inclusions
  • 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

Entre los puntos culminantes se incluyen el Parque Nacional de Loch Lomond, Inveraray, el asiento del clan Campbell y el corazón del antiguo reino escocés de Dalriada, antes de parar en el hermoso pueblo portuario de Oban dos noches.

Día 2

Hoy es una aventura por la isla explorando las costas dramáticas del sur de Mull (de las islas Hébridas) y la paz y tranquilidad de Iona – cuna de la Cristiandad Celta y lugar tradicional de sepultura de los reyes escoceses. También tiene la opción de hacer una excursión en barco a Staffa.

Debido a la multitud de lugares para visitar y de actividades planeadas, se saldrá pronto y hasta es posible que se pierda el desayuno.

Día 3

Le llevará a lo largo de la costa oeste hacia el norte pasando por el inexpugnable castillo de Stalker y una visita por Glencoe. Se continuará hacia Fort William, donde se tomará la “Road to the Isles” (o la Carretera de las Islas), que pasa por Glenfinnan con su viaducto, famoso por las películas de Harry Potter y las arenas blancas de Morar, antes de embarcar en el ferry hacia la isla de Skye. Estancia de 2 noches en la pintoresca ciudad portuaria de Portree.

Día 4

Hoy se centra en explorar Skye, incluyendo el norte salvaje de la isla, el Old Man of Storre, el paso de montaña de los Quiraing y Neist, el punto más septentrional de Skye.

Día 5

Volverá al continente atravesando las Cuillin Mountains hacia Eilean Donan Castle (el escenario de Highlander) y Glen Garry con dramáticos paisajes, pasando las 5 Sisters of Kintail y el misterioso Loch Ness, los Highlands centrales, Pitlochry y Edimburgo.

Itinerary (English)

Day 1

Your tour takes you north past Stirling castle, and then west to Scotland's first National Park around Loch Lomond, and the "bonnie 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 two night stay.

Day 2

Day 2 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 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.

Day 3

Day 3 takes you 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.

Day 4

Day 4 focuses on exploring Skye. Your guide will choose the best itinerary to suit the weather and local conditions to give you a chance to get off the beaten track. You may visit Elgol for views into the Cuillin Mountains, Glenbrittle with its waterfalls and wild scenery or perhaps Dunvegan Castle.

Day 5

You will be collected from your accommodation for the short drive to the famous stronghold of Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film "Highlander", set at the junction of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Then you travel east taking 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 Perthshire where we stop for refreshments before heading back to Edinburgh past Perth and over the Forth Road Bridge.

Customer Reviews

Just amazing!

Paula and Steve Correira Posted on 06/09/2017

What an unforgettable journey! Our guide Chris led us on an unforgettable journey with his historical knowledge, cultural lore, love of beauty for Scotland, caring attitude and wicked wit. We heartily recommend this tour for those seeking the love of the journey and Scotlands superb scenery and history. As well as the laughs and thoughtful conversation. Thanks, Chris and Rabbies Tours.

Great thanks to Audrey :)

Tracy Chan Posted on 20/07/2017

Rabbies definitely a great option for those who consider travelling to Scotland. Im lucky to have Audrey to be my guide throughout the five-day tour.. Audrey is an experienced guide, knowledgeable in Scotland, with a high sense of humour, bringing us memorable and unforgettable moments! Songs on bus was chosen with care with rich combination, and with unique and special style. I was amazed by the song that ended exactly when we arrived the bus station (where we first met) on the last day of trip, which gave a perfect ending to our tour. Audrey is also a caring guide that cares about each of us all the time. I admire her way treating friends, strangers, and even the nature. I would choose Rabbies again if Im heading to UK or Ireland. Hopefully there would be more tours being organised around Europe! 26377322272131537324203583045626371:)

Sarah lavinia Feenstra Posted on 24/10/2016

This was once more one of the most fantastic weeks of my life. Our tourguide Pete was just wonderful and did a great job. I met some wonderful people on the tour. It was was a week to never forget.I am in love with Scotland.It is the keeper of my heart.

Sarah lavinia Feenstra Posted on 24/10/2016

I am in love with Scotland. We became one.

Wonderful 5 day tour with Alan!!!!

Krystle Wang Posted on 26/07/2016

We just returned from our trip to Scotland and had an absolutely amazing time during our Rabbies tours -- a 5 day trip to the Highlands and West Coast islands, a one day trip to Alnwick castle, and a one day trip to St. Andrews. Although all three of our tours were wonderful, we especially had an incredible experience during our 5 day trip to Iona, Mull, and Isle of Skye thanks to our tour guide Alan. He was simply the star of our trip. Within the first day, his talented/suspenseful storytelling and gentle humor brought our group together, and by the end of the trip, we were all reluctant to say goodbye. We were spoiled by his flexibility and thoughtfulness any reasonable requests for additional stops were seamlessly added and he still managed to accomplish this despite the famous changeable Scotland weather. His recommendations for what to do, see, and eat at each stop or town were spot on. Because of his willingness to go the extra mile (he even drove back to our BB to retrieve the camera we had accidentally left...), our 5 days were filled with unforgettable experiences and stunning vistas. In short, we particularly recommend the 5 day tour to Isle of Iona, Mull, and Skye...and if possible, ask for Alan!!!

The best

Hugh Rod Posted on 23/07/2016

We had Suu as our guide for the Oban, Mull, Skye tour. Amazing. The passion and the gaelic and the floor show were extraordinary and such fun. Worth bottling! Highly recommended!

Scottish Island Highlights - Iona, Mull, Skye and Orkney 9 Day

Calvin Lam Posted on 14/07/2016

We (a group of 8) joined the Rabbies Scottish Island Highlights - Iona, Mull, Skye and Orkney 9 Day Tour between May 28 to June 5, 2016, which was a combination of The Iona, Mull the Isle of Skye 5 Day Tour - 4 Island Magic and The Orkney and Scotlands Northern Coast tour. Our guide/driver for the first one was Audrey, and that for the 2nd was Stevie. Overall, the tour went through really lovely places with stunning sceneries and we love Scotland, never realised that its such a beautiful place, especially the beaches along the N. coast and places like Plockton, Iverary, etc. While on the whole, we enjoyed it, we had very different experiences with the 2 guides. Audrey in our first tour (May 28-June 1) was absolutely fantastic and a natural, her passion and will to make sure that all in the group are flawlessly looked after was sooo good. Shes never tired (despite the long driving and accompanying us to every excursions) and never stopped to entertain us with her interesting stories of Scotland, and her songs collection was wonderful, local and specific to our tour. Her passion about her job and Scotland was simply infectious. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the 2nd guide- Stevie. While he too was knowledgeable, he lacked the passion and the drive to make us feel comfortable about the tour, or to help us especially in time of our need. Our first nite with him as guide was in Inverness (June 1) and there was a mix-up with the 4 rooms Rabbies booked for us. Basically, we went up to the hotel and the owner said theres no booking for us, Stevie was not participative in helping and told us that he had to go while his office was frantically looking for rooms, and that we had to take taxis later to go and find out hotels - supposed when (and if) his office got some rooms for us. Thats rather disconcerting for us, he was not that interested in having the group communicating and live harmoniously together for the trip. The atmosphere was that we feel that were just left to our own including going to some excursions, sometimes wasnt really sure what we expect and whether thered be adequate time for us to visit the key sights (climbing down and up). Im sure he can do better given that hes really knowledgeable, and he did show some improvements in the last 2 days. Sometimes making tour members feel being looked after is the crucial success trait for a tour leader - I think.

Thank you, Alan

Mary Posted on 30/06/2016

Had an amazing experience on the five day tour of Iona, Mull and Skye with Alan as a guide. His vast knowledge of Scottish history, culture, natural history and languages combined with superb storytelling and a wicked sense of humor made the tour a winner. Cant wait to return to Scotland and try another Rabbies tour!

Great Trip- Thanks Arran

Julie Goff Posted on 16/05/2016

What a great trip, very interesting and Arran kept us entertained with his history and tall Scottish tales. Only thing was whilst it was an Island tour we did not stay on any islands. Oban and Plockton are lovely, but Plockton is very small and finding somewhere to eat was difficult as it was very busy when we visited. Would have preferred to stay in Tobermory and Portree.

Great Trip- Thanks Arran

Julie Goff Posted on 16/05/2016

What a great trip, very interesting and Arran kept us entertained with his history and tall Scottish tales. Only thing was whilst it was an Island tour we did not stay on any islands. Oban and Plockton are lovely, but Plockton is very small and finding somewhere to eat was difficult as it was very busy when we visited. Would have preferred to stay in Tobermory and Portree.

Accommodation

¿Dónde te alojarás?

Estancia de dos noches en la isla de Skye en la pintoresca ciudad portuaria de Portree.


¿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.


FAQs

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.

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. You can click here for excellent rates.

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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