Escursione di 4 giorni: La magica Mull, Iona e le Highlands occidentali

Punti salienti:
~ Glencoe e le Highlands occidentali
~ Il traghetto per andare a Sound of Mull
~ La colorata cittadina portuale di Tobermory
~ Iona con la sua antica abbazia
~ Le spiagge remote di Calgary Bay
~ Le pietre erette di Kilmartin Glen
~ Inveraray

4 giorni per vivere la magia delle isole di Mull e Iona e il meglio delle Highlands occidentali. Dalle remote spiagge sabbiose e dalle drammatiche montagne alle misteriose pietre erette e alle antiche abbazie, questo è un'escursione che esplora sia l'ambiente naturale selvaggio di Mull e delle Highlands occidentali, sia la sua lunga e complessa storia umana.

Soggiornate 3 notti nella pittoresca cittadina portuale di Tobermory, la capitale dell'isola.

Prezzo/Adulti: £199.00 - £219.00
Prezzo/Concessione: £179.00 - £199.00
Andata: 09.00
Ritorno: 19.00 approx
Partenza: Martedì (da maggio a ottobre)
Rabbies Accommodation Information

Important Information about your Accommodation on Tour

Your tour does not include accommodation in the price. By giving you a choice of accommodation it allows you to manage your budget. We stay in smaller places where you will feel closer to the local people. This also means you help to sustain the communities you visit in the long term. Choose from either a hotel, B&B or a hostel and we will book it for you.The accommodation prices above are for your guidance only and we cannot be held responsible for any variation in the cost of accommodation, or for the variation between providers. We will always do our very best however to satisfy your personal requirements and have an amazing track record for providing our customers with the best quality accommodation available. We do advise that single supplements usually apply, particularly during peak season when double/twin room rates are charged for sole occupancy .Please note that whilst Rabbie’s will try and place single travellers into the same accommodation, this may not be possible due to availability and the time of each individual reservation.

The accommodation we use will be dispersed around various towns and villages, usually not more than a 10-15 minute walk from the centre. There are occasions however when this can be increased to 20-30 minutes. Taxis are available for a small fee if necessary. If you have access needs or specific requirements please let us know when booking. Late bookings and/or peak season may limit the choice and location of available accommodation.

Whilst on tour your driver/guide will drop you off at your pre booked accommodation* and pick you up each morning.

*Please note that if your accommodation has already been booked by Rabbie’s, as per your initial request, there will be a surcharge for any amendments, and are entirely at our discretion. Changes to accommodation cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability. A minimum of £5.00 will apply increasing to a maximum of £20.00 dependant on the length of the tour.

Please be prepared to pay cash. Most bed and breakfast, hostels and guest houses do not accept credit cards. In most large towns automatic cash point machines are readily available**

**There is no cash point facility in the village of Plockton**

Customers are able to book their own accommodation as long as we have been informed that you intend to do this, and that it is within our drivers’ drop off’ area. If you are at all unsure please contact the office for guidance.

We are unable to supply a list of providers that we use due to availability at the time of booking. We do visit our providers regularly and are proud of the long standing relationships we have with them and positive feedback from previous customers.

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Informazioni e itinerario

Giorno 1 Godetevi parte del meglio delle Highlands occidentali, dalle viste spettacolari e la storia di Glencoe ai selvaggi panorami di montagna di Morvern. Completate la giornata traghettando al Sound of Mull prima di arrivare a Tobermory, la vostra base per le prossime 3 notti.

Giorno 2 Parte della giornata sarà passata nella remota parte nord occidentale di Mull compresa la spiaggia incontaminata di Calgary Bay. Nel pomeriggio avrete del tempo libero per esplorare Tobermory e forse per visitare la locale distilleria di whisky.

Giorno 3 Oggi esplorerete la parte meridionale dell'isola e andrete su Iona con la sua antica abbazia e le sue bellissime spiagge. Una gita facoltativa su Staffa vi mostrerà le meraviglie della Fingals Cave e, durante il percorso, una grande varietà di flora e fauna selvatica. Il ritorno a Tobermory avviene attraverso le selvagge scogliere della costa occidentale.
Giorno 4 lasciate Mull e vi avviate verso Kilmartin Glen con le sue rovine preistoriche e le pietre erette per poi arrivare alla città del 18o secolo di Inverarary. Da qui torniamo a Edimburgo attraverso Luss sulle rive del Loch Lomond.

Incluso nel prezzo
~Trasporto su minibus Mercedes di classe superiore, per un servizio più personale.
~Aria Condizionata come norma.
~Servizi di un guidatore/guida professionista di Rabbie’s Trail Burners.

Non incluso nel prezzo
~Pranzo e bevande.
~Tutte le attrazioni per visitatori.

Alloggio
l’alloggio non è compreso nel prezzo della gita. Questo vi permette di scegliere il tipo di alloggio che preferite: ostello, bed & breakfast oppure albergo. Voi scegliete e noi ve lo prenotiamo. Per i prezzi, vi preghiamo di andare al modulo di prenotazione su questo sito web.
Vi preghiamo di notare che in caso di prenotazioni all'ultimo momento la disponibilità e la scelta potrebbero essere ristrette e non possiamo garantire che troverete la vostra prima scelta. Normalmente c'è un supplemento per le camere singole. Permettendovi di scegliere il vostro soggiorno vi forniamo la possibilità di scegliere quanto spendere, soggiornare in luoghi più piccoli e di essere più in contatto con le persone del luogo. Questo significa anche che, nel lungo termine, potete aiutare a sostenere le loro comunità.

*NB Nelle occasioni in cui i villaggi nei quali alloggiamo celebrano degli eventi, la disponibilità degli alloggi può essere scarsa o molto cara. In tali circostanze potremmo utilizzare altre ubicazioni per il vostro alloggio durante la gita. Se ciò dovesse accadere, ne sarete sempre informati.

Prezzo scontato
Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni.

Informazione importante
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. Gli alloggi di questa escursione si trovano nella zona attorno a Cirencester. Se necessitate di accesso facilitato o se avete esigenze speciali, vi preghiamo di comunicarcelo al momento della prenotazione.

Queste informazioni in lingua italiana vengono offerte unicamente a titlolo informativo. Le gite sono in inglese e i nostri servizi vengono forniti unicamente in inglese.

Commenti del cliente

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.....
Margo - 11/09/2016

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Isle Of Mull October 2016 by Lisa B.

Isle Of Mull October 2016 by Lisa B.

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Swallows and Tobermory by Alan Chamberlain

Swallows and Tobermory by Alan Chamberlain

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Magical Mull, Isle of Iona 2 by Margo

Magical Mull, Isle of Iona 2 by Margo

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Magical Mull, Isle of Iona by Margo

Magical Mull, Isle of Iona by Margo

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Full 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 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.

Photography Credits
Visit Scotland.
Creative Commons Attribution: En. Wikipedia - Traveller 100.