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4 Day Magical Mull, Isle of Iona and West Highlands

Find yourself in perfect harmony with nature, as you relax amidst the beauty of Scotland.  Take in the tranquil wildlife, unspoilt blonde beaches, and traditional fishing villages. You will stay in the brightly coloured fishing village of Tobermory, where the locals live peacefully alongside the wild ocean.

You visit ancient abbeys and prehistoric standing stones that have stood serenely for centuries and you get the chance to see the unchanging geological wonder of Fingal’s Cave.

So take part in this tour and rejuvenate your senses in the peaceful natural surroundings of Iona and Mull.

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Tour Highlights

  • Glencoe and the West Highlands - Famous for a bloody ancient massacre, this beautiful spot offers peaceful waterside views from the site of ancient ruins
  • Taking the ferry across the Sound of Mull - Glide across this Atlantic sound on a charming ferry ride between Hebridean isles
  • The colourful harbour town of Tobermory - Famous for its local whisky and charming architecture, this wee town wins over many who see it
  • Iona with its ancient Abbey - Beauty and spirituality mingle here, with the near 1500 year old Christian settlement complementing Iona’s ancient majesty
  • Remote beaches at Calgary Bay - Bright white sands front crystalline water in this famously beautiful spot for pictures
  • Kilmartin Glen standing stones - Return to the past at one of the richest areas in the UK for Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland, a real prehistoric feast
  • ! Inveraray - Explore the fabulous home town of the Duke of Argyll and its stunning ancestral castle
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Callander, Glencoe and Tobermory

Day 2

Dervaig and Tobermory

Day 3

Iona and Staffa

Day 4

Loch Fyne, Oban and Inveraray

Day 1

Learn about the epic battles that took place as you travel to Callander, surrender to the majesty of Glencoe and fall in love with the lovely little harbour town of Tobermory. You leave Edinburgh and travel past Stirling Castle to the small bustling town of Callander.

From here, you continue through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and bristling terrain of the Trossachs, before reaching the wide and remote expanse of Rannoch Moor. Your drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692. After a short ferry ride across Loch Linnhe, you meander through the impressive mountains of Morven to Lochaline, where we take another ferry to the Hebridean island of Mull.

You arrive in Tobermory, the island’s capital, for our three-night stay. Tobermory, meaning ‘Well of Mary’, has brightly coloured houses looking over the sea and is often referred to as one of the prettiest harbour towns in Scotland.

Day 2

Enjoy the serenity of the tiny settlement of Dervaig and explore the quaint shops of Tobermory. You drive to the remote areas of the island and visit the pretty settlement of Dervaig. From here, you venture to the wild thrashing sandy shores of Calgary Bay and if you’re lucky, you may see the huge white tailed eagles, which live in this area.

An early afternoon return to Tobermory, allows you to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town. You have a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory whisky distillery.

Day 3

Examine the geological and mythical wonder of Fingal’s Cave and visit one of Scotland’s most sacred places at the Iona Abbey and Nunnery. You head south to Fionnphort, where you take a passenger ferry to the small island of Iona. Iona is an island of quiet charm, and is the cradle of Celtic Christianity. You have time to explore the island’s Abbey, and museum of history and Celtic heritage. There are magnificent Celtic crosses and headstones to see, or, alternatively, you can enjoy a stroll along the peaceful sandy beaches.

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to take a small boat to the island of Staffa, where nature enthusiasts can seek out the abundant marine life. Staffa is home to Fingal’s cave, which is one of the most amazing geological sites, and is known as ‘Nature’s cathedral’. After a day in the great outdoors, we return to Tobermory for the night.

Day 4

See the pristine Inveraray castle on the shores of Loch Fyne and look down a cascading valley at the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ viewpoint. Departing Tobermory, we head south to Craignure for a short crossing to Oban, the biggest town in Argyll.

From here, you head to Kilmartin Glen, and get the chance to explore an area of Neolithic Burial Chambers, known as’ the valley of ghosts’. Continuing west, you arrive in the whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, 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.

After leaving the town, you arrive in the National Park of Loch Lomond and climb up more than 800 feet to the ‘Rest and be Thankful’. You continue to drive east towards Stirling, with opportunities for photos of the castle, before we return to Edinburgh in the early evening.

Important Information

  • Discounts for students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don’t carry children under 5 years old).
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes.
  • One 15 kilogram bag, and one carry-on bag per person.

Tour Inclusions

  • All ferry fares except the optional trip to Staffa.
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach.
  • Air conditioning as standard.
  • The stories and services of a driver-guide.

Departure Information

  • Departs 09.00 – Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ.
  • Returns 19.00 approx.


  • We try to reserve accommodation that’s no more than a 20-minute walk from the town centre.
  • We regularly check our accommodation suppliers to ensure they reach a certain standard.
  • The prices below are for guidance only.

B&B (Bed and Breakfast) Standard

  • The toilet and showering facilities are shared with at least one other room in the house, and the price includes breakfast.
  • The cost is between £30.00 – £35.00 per person per night.
  • A single standard is between £35.00 – £60.00 per night.

B&B En/suite

  • The showering and toilet facilities are private, and breakfast is included in the price.
  • The expected cost for a room, based on two people sharing, will be between £40.00 – £50.00 per person per night.
  • The expected cost for a single room will be between *£55.00 – £80.00 per night.


  • Hotels have a bar or restaurant and provide evening meals.
  • Breakfast is included in the price.
  • The expected cost of Hotel 3* is between £65.00 – £85.00 per person per night.
  • Hotel 4* is approximately £75.00 – £120.00 per person per night.


  • A hostel consists of dormitory rooms with 4 to 16 bunk beds.
  • The bathroom facilities are a short distance from the dorm room.
  • Kitchen facilities are equipped so you can make your own meals.
  • The cost is between £15.00- £25.00 per person per night.
  • Please note that SYHA hostels only offer same gender dorms.
  • Some independent hostels will offer mixed rooms (males and females together).


What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.

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Why stop there?

The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

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So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.