Iona, Mull & l'Ile de Skye
circuit de 5 jours

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Cinq jours pour découvrir quatre superbes îles de la côte ouest,y compris les îles paisibles de Mull, d’Iona et de Staffa, sans oublier la beauté romantique de l’Ile de Skye.

Carte du circuit

Highlights

Walks
Ferry
Abbeys
Gaelic Culture
Lochs
Mountains

Endroits à découvrir


- Oban

- Iona et Staffa*

- Eilean Donan Castle

- Isle of Skye

- Castle Stalker

- Quiraing mountain pass

- Mull

- Loch Ness


Votre voyage


Cinq jours pour découvrir quatre superbes îles de la côte ouest,y compris les îles paisibles de Mull,d’Iona et de Staffa, sans oublier la beauté romantique de l’Ile de Skye. Les points forts du circuit comprennent le Parc National du Loch Lomond, Eilean Donan Castle et le Loch Ness, un superbe échantillon des trésors de l’Ecosse.


Les Détails

Départ
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
Retour
19:00
Bagage
Vous ne pouvez transporter que 14kg maximum de bagages par personne lors de nos circuits, sous la forme d'un bagage similaire à un bagage cabine pour avion (environ 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm) . Vous pouvez également garder avec vous un petit sac léger pour vos effets personnels.
Discounts

Étudiants, personnes plus de l'âge de 60, et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)

Important information
  • Emportez des vêtements imperméables et des chaussures de marche
Tour inclusions
  • Transport par un minibus Mercedes de luxe à 16 places
  • Climatisation standard
  • Anecdotes et services d’un chauffeur-guide de Rabbie’s
Tour exclusions
  • Entrées dans tous les sites touristiques
  • Hébergement

Itinéraire

Jour 1

Appréciez le parc national du Loch Lomond, Inveraray, le siège du clan Campbell et le cœur de l’ancien royaume écossais de Dalriada avant de passer deux nuits dans la ravissante ville portuaire d’Oban.

Jour 2

Explorez la côte dramatique du sud de Mull et la paix et la tranquillité d’lona – Lieu de naissance de la christianité celtique et lieu de sépulture des rois écossais. Vous aurez aussi la possibilité si vous le souhaitez de vous rendre à Staffa en bateau.*


*Veuillez noter qu'en raison des horaires de traversée par ferry que nous avons pour cette excursion, nous ne pourrons pas visiter Staffa le samedi 8 juin 2019.

Jour 3

Vous vous promenez vers le nord le long de la côte ouest autour d'Appin, en passant devant l'imprenable Castle Stalker et le magnifique Glencoe. Vous vous aventurez alors à travers le Fort William et à l'ombre de Ben Nevis, qui à 1 344 mètres est la plus haute montagne des îles britanniques. Nous continuons à travers le Great Glen, une faille naturelle dans la croûte terrestre qui traverse l'Ecosse. De là, vous vous dirigerez vers le pittoresque village de pêcheurs de Plockton. Vous êtes déposés à votre hébergement en début de soirée.

Jour 4

Faites connaissance avec l’île de Skye, le grand nord de l’île, le Vieil Homme de Storr, le passage montagneux de Quiraing et la pointe la plus occidentale à Neist.

Jour 5

Vous êtes recueillis de votre hébergement pour la courte distance en voiture de la célèbre place forte du château d'Eilean Donan. Ensuite, vous voyagez à l'est en admirant la vue imprenable sur le Loch Duich et les Cinq Sœurs de Kintail. Vous continuez sur le Loch Ness pour le déjeuner et la possibilité de repérer "Nessie". Votre visite se déroule à travers les montagnes de Grampian et le long du Loch Laggan, avant de passer Dalwhinnie, qui abrite la plus haute distillerie de whisky d'Ecosse. Dans le Perthshire, vous vous arrêterez pour des rafraîchissements avant de retourner à Édimbourg après Perth et sur le Queensferry Crossing.

Itinéraire (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.


*Please note that due to the timings of the sailing we have on this tour we will be unable to visit Staffa on Saturday 8th June 2019.

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 three lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Then you travel east taking in the stunning views over Loch Duich and the five 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.

Les Opinions

Another amazing adventure

Ninsig Posted on 07/07/2019

Another summer, another multiday tour with Rabbie’s. Because I love Scotland I just keep coming back. I enjoy getting on a Rabbie’s bus, find a nice seat and just relax, look at the scenery and listen to the guide. Since I have done several tours with Rabbie’s before I had been to many of the places we visited on this tour. However, each guide makes the tour unique so you can get so many different experiences. Arron, my guide on this tour, was simply amazing. He figured out what places I had been to before and tried to find places I hadn’t been. He did a great job so I actually got to visit quite a few new places. To have a guide that knows his way to the hidden gems was brilliant. He was very attentive to the passengers, tried his best to find places and views that would suit all. Not all the passengers were able to walk in the terrain but Arron did his best to make them get a good tour. Since Plockton is such a small place he had even prebooked restaurants for the couple of nights we stayed there, making sure that everyone would be able to get a proper meal. He really did everything he could to make sure that each passenger had the best experience possible. He stopped the bus to rescue a little frog he spotted on the road. Others would not even have noticed this tiny animal. If Arron spotted someone in need, he would help. He loves Scotland and seemed to really enjoy having the opportunity to show the passengers the beauty of his country. The stories he told were interesting and funny. I quite enjoyed the one about the headless horseman on Mull and the one about Hamish the giant. Arron is sweet, gentle, funny, attentive, considerate, patient, flexible, sensitive – a man with a heart as big as all outdoors – and an absolutely awesome guide. I’d jump back on the bus with him any day. I’m sure he can make even the dullest place memorable.

Magical tour

Kathleen Hewson Posted on 17/05/2019

Just returned from this great tour. It was a time when the individual elements combined to give me a fabulous time. Weather, travelling companions and a great guide, Gill B, were near perfect. I got to the top of Staffa saw a puffin and dolphins played round our boat. This was my first proper holiday on my own since my husband died and i was a little apprehensive about being left out. I was included by everyone, we all got on so it was great to meet people from other counties. If you are reading this and you are on your own just take that step you will have a good time. Thank you everyone on the trip. Great music too.

Great Tour

Clive Marion Posted on 04/10/2018

Had a small 5 man group and 2 guides so was all the more fun. Thanks Aron (Hope I spelt that right) and Stefan of course, even the rain and wind didnt dampen our spirits. We visited some awesome places and stayed in some excellent BBs.

A Life-Affirming Journey Through The Highlands

Anna Dutkowsky Posted on 15/09/2018

One week later, I want to offer my immense gratitude to Rabbies for five of the most magical days in the Highlands. From mind-boggling scenery, spellbinding storytelling and bus sing-a-longs (including a whisky drinking song and a nursery rhyme Ill never get out of my head), to Highland cows in the road, countless sheep and eight vivid rainbow sightings, it truly was like living in a dream. Our tour guide (and possible real-life faerie) Heather over-delivered on every expectation short of a unicorn sighting, and I couldnt say enough good things about her. Right off the bat, her excellent sense of humor set the tone for our group, and I knew we were in for a fun five days. Not only did she embody the warmth and friendliness that the Scots are known for, but she is a born storyteller and regaled us with tales of Scottish Highlands folklore. A hush would fall over the bus whenever she started telling a story, and wed all end up clapping enthusiastically at the end. I couldve listened to her talk forever. Heather regularly impressed us with her in-depth knowledge of Scottish history, folklore and environmental issues, all while skillfully navigating the Highlands roads. You could tell that she injected some personal touches, too, like a seemingly impromptu whisky tasting and helping us locate the perfect place for a group photo (including perfectly executing a jumping photo!). Ill be telling all of my friends and family to take a Rabbies tour whenever theyre in the UK or Ireland from now on. The Highlands make you forget about your daily life unlike any place Ive ever been. I thought Id be able to check off Scotland after this trip between all that we were able to see in five days, but in fact its had the complete opposite effect. Now, Im more drawn than ever to this incredible country full of kind, warm people. Its only a matter of time before I get myself back there. Thank you so much for five unforgettable days!

Wish it would last forever

Marianne Denning Posted on 15/08/2018

We took the Mull Iona Skye tour and pulled into the bus station 3 hours ago. Im delighted to say we had the best time. Our mini bus had Russian, German, Thai, Brazil, Australian and Americans aboard. The first day we all decided we could cure the worlds troubles! Catty was our guide. This young woman is so sweet, smart and capable. She interacted with all of us, had us laughing and enjoying every minute. Nothing was too big a challenge for her...including rain, clouds, and crazy drivers!! This was just a truly lovely tour...personally adored Iona. I encourage anyone who is looking for a reliable, efficient, dependable, consistent company to show you the beauty of Scotland to book with Rabbies.

Great tour

Catherine Bruce Posted on 15/07/2018

Have just returned from this tour today.Apprehensive at 1st, my travel agent in country Victoria Australia hadn’t heard of Rabbies tours.Our tour guide Mac was the best ,an absolute bundle of knowledge and many tales of Scotland he,kept us all entertained.To top it all off he played the bag pipes well.Will spread the word to my Aussie friends.

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.

Le Logement

Où est-ce que vous passez la nuit?

Vous passez deux nuits à Oban, et deux nuits dans la pittoresque ville portuaire de Plockton. Veuillez noter que si votre visite commence un vendredi, vous restez à Portree au lieu de Plockton. De même, pendant les périodes de pointe, le même changement peut avoir lieu.


Comment cela marche-t-il?

Votre hébergement n’est pas inclus dans le prix de votre excursion. Cela signifie que vous avez le choix entre nous demander de réserver un hébergement local de qualité ou réserver vous-même votre propre logement.


Je souhaite que Rabbie’s réserve mon hébergement. Que se passe-t-il maintenant?

Nous réservons votre hébergement et nous vous déposons à votre porte. Vous devrez régler vos hôtes directement, veuillez donc vous assurer que vous avez suffisamment d’espèces car les B&B n’acceptent pas tous les cartes de crédit. Comme cela dépend de la disponibilité, nous ne pourrons pas toujours réserver votre premier choix d’hébergement. Ne vous inquiétez pas, s’il y a quelque problème important, nous vous enverrons un email.


Et si je souhaite changer l’hébergement réservé par Rabbie’s?

Il n’est pas possible de garantir les changements d’hébergement car cela dépend de leur disponibilité. Des frais minimum de modification d’un montant de 5 livres seront appliqués, ils augmenteront jusqu’à un maximum de 20 livres, selon la longueur de l’excursion.


J’ai réservé mon hébergement moi-même. Que dois-je faire?

Vous aurez besoin d’une confirmation de réservation des B&B et hôtels. Quand nous arrivons à nos étapes pour la nuit, nous vous emmènerons jusqu’à votre hébergement, si toutefois il n’est pas trop loin du centre.


Quels sont les différents types et tarifs des hébergements?

En général nos hébergements ne sont pas à plus de 15 minutes à pied du centre ville. Nous les vérifions régulièrement pour nous assurer que les lits sont confortables et les chambres propres. Les prix mentionnés ci-dessous sont à titre indicatif.


B & B (Chambre et petit déjeuner) Standard

Les toilettes et les douches sont en commun avec une ou deux autres chambres. Le prix est entre 30£ et 35£ par personne par nuit. Une chambre simple standard coûte entre 35£ et 60£.


B & B (chambre et petit déjeuner) avec salle de bains particulière

Les toilettes et les douches/bains sont privés. Le prix d’une chambre double occupée par deux personnes est de 40£ à 50£ par personne par nuit, le prix d’une chambre simple est de 55£ à 65£ par nuit. Durant les périodes de pointe, les prix peuvent monter jusqu’à 75£ ou 80£ la nuit. A Oban, Portree et Inverness les chambres avec une belle vue sont parfois plus chères. En Irlande, les B&B coûtent environ 45€ ou 55€ par personne par nuit.


Hôtel

Les hôtels ont un bar ou un restaurant et servent les repas du soir. Le petit déjeuner est servi le matin et est inclus dans le prix. Le tarif d’un hôtel 3 étoiles est entre 65£ et 85£ par personne par nuit. Un hôtel 4 étoiles coûte entre 75£ et 120£ par personne par nuit. En Irlande, les hôtels coûtent entre 55€ et 65€ par personne par nuit.


Auberges de jeunesse

Une auberge de jeunesse consiste de chambres partagées/dortoirs avec 4 à 16 lits superposés. Les linges de toilette ne sont pas fournis mais on peut en louer. Les blocs sanitaires sont à proximité des dortoirs. Une cuisine équipée est à votre disposition pour que vous puissiez y préparer vous-même vos repas. Le tarif d’une auberge de jeunesse varie de 15£ et 25£ par nuitée. Il y a le choix entre un dortoir mixte (hommes et femmes dans un dortoir) ou un dortoir non mixte (dortoir réservé aux femmes ou dortoir réservé aux hommes) ; si vous avez une préférence, veuillez nous le faire savoir au moment de votre réservation.


J’ai encore des questions, qui peut y répondre?

Si vous avez encore des questions, n’hésitez pas à nous appeler au + 44 (0) 131 226 3133 ou à nous contacter par email sur rooms@rabbies.com.

Questions Fréquentes

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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