Iona, Mull e l’isola di Skye
5 giorni

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

Cinque giorni per visitare quattro fantastiche isole della costa occidentale: immergetevi nella tranquillità delle isole di Mull, Iona e Staffa e ammirate la bellezza romantica dell’isola di Skye.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Walks
Ferry
Abbeys
Gaelic Culture
Lochs
Mountains

Posti che esplorerai


- Oban

- Iona e Staffa

- Castello Eilean Donan

- Isola di Skye

- Castello Stalker

- Passo montagnoso di Quiraing

- Mull

- Loch Ness


Il tuo viaggio


Cinque giorni per immergetevi nella tranquillità delle isole di Mull, Iona e Staffa e ammirate la bellezza romantica dell’isola di Skye. Tra i punti di maggior interesse: Parco nazionale di Loch Lomond, Castello Eilean Donan e Loch Ness, grandi esempi del meglio della Scozia.

Soggiornate due notti ad Oban, capitale scozzese dei frutti di mare, e due notti nella cittadina di Portree dal pittoresco porto, sull'isola di Skye.

*Per favore nota che questo tour potrebbe fermarsi a Portree per due notti invece che a Plockton. Se preferisci prenotare la sistemazione per la notte per conto tuo la preghiamo di contattarci per confermare i dettagli a proposito.


Tour Details

Andata
09.00 - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Ritorno
19.00 approx
Discounts

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

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
  • Una valigia o borsa di 15 kg a persona
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • I racconti e i servizi di un autista-guida di Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche
  • Allogio

Itinerario

Giorno 1

Tra i punti salienti, Loch Lomond National Park, Inverary, residenza del clan dei Campbell, e il cuore dell'antico regno scozzese di Dalriada, prima di fermarsi nella bellissima cittadina di Oban per due notti.

Giorno 2

Un'avventura tra le isole, esplorando le coste meridionali dell'Hebridean Mull e la pace e la tranquillità di Iona - luogo di nascita della Cristinanità celtica e tradizionale luogo di sepoltura dei re scozzesi. Avete anche l'opzione di fare una gita in barca a Staffa. Giorno 2 si parte presto perché c'è tanto da vedere e da fare, quindi potreste perdere la vostra colazione.

Giorno 3

Vi porta a nord lungo la costa occidentale, passando per l’inespugnabile Castello di Stalker e a visitare Glencoe. Si prosegue poi per Fort William, dove prenderemo la ‘Via delle isole’ che passa per Glenfinnan con il suo viadotto, reso famoso nei film di Harry Potter e le bianche spiagge di Morar prima di prendere il traghetto marittimo per Skye, dove soggiornerete nella pittoresca cittadina portuale di Portree per due notti.

Giorno 4

è dedicato ad esplorare Skye inclusa la selvaggia parte settentrionale dell'isola, l'Old Man of Storr, il passo montagnoso del Quiraing e il punto più settentrionale di Skye a Neist.

Giorno 5

ritornate, attraverso le montagne di Cuillin alla terraferma e al castello di Eilean Donan (dove è stato girato Highlander) e il drammatico scenario montagnoso del Glen Garry, passate le 5 Sisters of Kintail e, dopo il misterioso Loch Ness, le Highlands centrali, Pitlochry ed 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

Da dove viene questo tour pernottamento?

Tu rimani due notti a Oban e due notti in Plockton. * Su partenza Lunedì questo tour potrebbe interrompere in Portree per due notti invece di Plockton.


Come funziona?

Nel tour non è incluso l’alloggio. Questo significa che puoi chiederci di prenotarti un alloggio di buona qualità nelle strutture locali, oppure puoi trovare un alloggio tu stesso.


Voglio che Rabbie’s prenoti il mio alloggio. Cosa succede ora?

Il tuo alloggio sarà riservato e ti accompagneremo fino alla porta. Il pagamento per l’alloggio dovrà essere versato direttamente alla struttura ospitante, quindi assicurati di avere con te contanti, perché non tutti i bed and breakfast accettano carte di credito.

In base alla disponibilità, non sempre possiamo garantire l’alloggio di tua prima scelta. Ma non devi preoccuparti, in caso di serie difficoltà ti invieremo un’e-mail.


Che cosa succede se voglio cambiare la mia prenotazione dell’alloggio effettuata da Rabbie’s?

I cambi di alloggio non possono essere garantiti e sono soggetti alla relativa disponibilità. Sarà applicata una tariffa minima di modifica pari a £5, fino a un massimo di £20 in base alla durata del tour.


Ho prenotato l’alloggio io stesso. C’è qualcosa che devo fare?

Dovrai avere la conferma della prenotazione per i bed and breakfast e gli alberghi.


Una volta arrivati nelle località di sosta per la notte, ti accompagneremo al tuo alloggio purché sia relativamente centrale.


Quali sono le tipologie di alloggio e quanto costano?

In genere, i nostri alloggi distano non più di 15 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Ispezioniamo periodicamente le strutture di cui ci serviamo per garantire che i letti siano comodi e che le camere siano pulite. I prezzi riportati qui di seguito sono puramente indicativi.


Bed and Breakfast - standard

I servizi igienici e la doccia sono in comune con una o altre due camere della struttura. Il costo per una camera condivisa è di £30- £35 a persona per notte. Una camera singola standard va da £35 a £60.


Bed & Breakfast - servizi privati

La doccia e i servizi igienici sono privati.

Il costo per una camera condivisa è di £40 - £50 a persona per notte, mentre il costo per una camera singola è di £55-£65 per notte. Nei periodi di alta stagione, i costi possono arrivare fino a £75 - £80 per notte.

A Oban, Portree e Inverness le camere con una splendida vista possono essere più costose. In Irlanda il costo dei bed and breakfast si aggira intorno a €45 - €55 a persona per notte.

Hotel

Gli hotel dispongono di un bar o di un ristorante e offrono pasti serali. La colazione viene servita al mattino ed è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo degli hotel 3* è di £65-£85 a persona per notte. Negli hotel 4* il costo è di £75-£120 a persona per notte.

In Irlanda, il costo degli hotel sarà circa €55-€65 per persona per notte.

Ostelli

Gli ostelli offrono dormitori con 4 fino a 16 letti a castello. Gli asciugamani non sono forniti, ma è possibile noleggiarli. I servizi igienici sono a breve distanza dal dormitorio. La cucina, a disposizione di tutti gli ospiti, è pienamente attrezzata per la preparazione dei propri pasti. Il costo di un ostello è di £15-£25 a notte.

Si può scegliere tra un dormitorio misto (uomini e donne nella stessa stanza) o un dormitorio separato (solo uomini o sole donne). Se hai una preferenza, ti preghiamo di farcelo sapere al momento della prenotazione.


Ho altre domande, a chi posso rivolgermi?

Se hai altre domande, non esitare a contattarci al numero +44 (0) 131 226 3133, o via e-mail all’indirizzo: 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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