Ultimate Scottish Isles Tour Experience - Mull, Skye and Hebrides  

  • Tour ID: 1541
    Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

  • Book this Tour
  •  
     

    Tour Description:

    First we travel west to Loch Lomond then onward to your ferry journey to the Isle of Mull. Explore the rugged beauty of Mull. Travel through Glen Coe to the Isle of Skye. Discover the amazing landscape of the Isle of Skye. Morning of Nessie spotting and arrival to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness. Head to the great houses and home of the Earles and Dukes of Sutherland. A day of history and beach walks. A day to explore Harris. Through Inverness to Culloden Battlefield.

    Ultimate Scottish Island Tour - Mull, Skye and Hebrides

    Day 1.
    Departing from Scotland's capital city Edinburgh, we'll head west to Glasgow to meet the rest of our group. You'll then be able to experience the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond – Scotland's largest loch. Next, we'll be able to enjoy stunning views at the Rest and Be Thankful Pass, before we make a quick stop at Inveraray to see the impressive Clan Campbell castle. Enjoy the grand entrance to the Highlands and watch the landscape begin to change as we drive north to Oban. This is the place to enjoy some of the freshest seafood in Scotland. Oban Distillery* is perched right in the centre of town if you'd like to join a tour and tasting. Or, you can take a walk up to McCaig's Tower for views over the town and islands further afield. Following a few hours in Oban, we'll jump aboard our ferry and take the short journey to Craignure, Mull. Keep an eye out for whales, dolphins and even basking sharks. Once on Mull, we'll head north to the colourful fishing port of Tobermory.
    Overnight: Tobermory

    Day 2. Departing from Tobermory we'll take a stunning drive, covering the length of the island to Fionnphort, enjoying some beautiful viewpoints along the way. We'll catch the ferry from here as foot passengers to the tiny island of Iona. Just 3 miles from north to south, this sacred island is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon in peace and tranquillity. You can visit Iona Abbey and Nunnery*, founded by St Columba in 563, and its museum of Celtic heritage and history. Or take one of many excellent walks. We'll return to Mull on the ferry and make our way back to Tobermory for the evening.
    Overnight: Tobermory

    Day 3. On day three we'll take a ferry from Fishnish to Lochaline, it's a short crossing and the perfect opportunity to look out for sea eagles. We'll drive through the remote Glen Geal and make our way past the stunning lochs Sunart and Linhe on our way to Ardgour, from here we'll take another short ferry over to Corran. We'll pass Ballachulish which is surrounded by some of the most strikingly beautiful scenery in Scotland and have time in Glen Coe to take pictures and learn the brutal story of the Massacre of that took place here in 1692.
    **Please note at this point you will join a new group of travelling companions and meet your new driver-guide.
    You can take in views of Ben Nevis, the UK's tallest peak. As our road nears the coast, it passes Eilean Donan Castle*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle that featured in the film Highlander. Then it's time to cross the bridge to Skye.
    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Ultimate Scottish Island Tour - Mull, Skye and Hebrides Ultimate Scottish Island Tour - Mull, Skye and Hebrides Ultimate Scottish Island Tour - Mull, Skye and Hebrides

    Day 4. Enjoy a full day exploring the Isle of Skye. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will ensure you get the most out of your day and enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the outstanding beautiful Trotternish Peninsula, The Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall, The Old Man of Storr and the iron age Dun Beag Broch. Portree is your lunch time stop, where you can enjoy delicious fish and chips next to the harbour – just watch out for the seagulls! Before heading back to your accommodation for a second restful evening you will be able to try an array of different whiskies-yum!
    Overnight: Isle of Skye

    Day 5. You'll visit the most famous Loch in the entire world… Loch Ness.  You can tour Urquhart Castle then hop on a Jacobite Cruise to Nessie spot on the loch itself. You'll then say goodbye to your driver-guide and group and have an afternoon to explore Inverness, the capital of the Highlands!
    **Please note on this day you will leave your Skye driver-guide and meet your new driver-guide on Day 4.
    Overnight: Fort Augustus

    Day 6. We'll journey to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, then to Dunrobin Castle*, the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Here you can also enjoy a falconry display and a walk in it's beautiful gardens. Then you will discover Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and learn about one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. Your journey through the Sutherland area will then take you on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isles of Lewis and Harris.
    Overnight: Stornoway

    Day 7. Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Isles of Lewis and Harris. After you've explored the town, you'll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK). The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. You'll also have a chance to stroll some of the island's stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver*.
    Overnight: Stornoway

    Day 8.
    First you'll visit the main port, Tarbert, then you'll travel a little west to look across the beautiful Sound of Taransay to the island made famous by the BBC's Castaway programme. Here you'll have the chance to stroll along what is arguably Harris' most beautiful beach, Luskentyre. The day ends as you wave goodbye to the island and take the ferry back to the mainland.
    Overnight: Inverness

    Day 9.
    As you head home from Inverness, you'll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden*, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. Enjoy a wee dram at a local distillery*. You'll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.

    *Optional extra - subject to seasonal availability.

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Tour Highlights
    Mull and Iona
    Eilean Donan Castle and Skye
    Loch Ness and Inverness Cruise on Loch Ness and visit Urquhart Castle then have an afternoon in Inverness
    Callanish Standing Stones and Iron Age Carloway Broch
    Culloden Battlefield and whisky distillery
    Ultimate Scottish Island Tour - Mull, Skye and Hebrides


    Book this Tour




    Operated by: Highland Experience Rank 5

    Small Group Tour of Edinburgh from Queensferry Cruise Port


    Fully guided tour from Queensferry with Qualified Guide. Going to Rosslyn Chapel, New town Panoramic tour, a private tour of Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile.

    tour details...

    Distillery and Whisky Tours in Scotland


    A variety of Whisky Tours in Scotland to such famous regions as Speyside and Islay, also 1 day whisky tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen...

    tour details...

    Shore Excursions: Tours from Cruise Ports in Scotland


    Private tours and regular excursions on the selected cruise ports in Scotland of Greenock (Glasgow), Invergordon (Inverness) and South Queensferry (Edinburgh)...

    tour details...

    Small Group Tours
    - 2 Day Tour of Loch Ness and Inverness
    - Isle of Skye and Highlands Scotland Tour
    - Scotland Highland Explorer Tour
    - Outer Hebrides Tour Experience - Skye, Harris and Lewis
    - Islay Whisky Adventure Tour Scotland
    - Speyside Whisky Trail Tour Scotland
    - Orkney Islands and Far North of Scotland Tour
    - more Scotland Tours

       Guest Reviews    
    "I had a fantastic time through Scotland Tours, I would recommend the company to others. Everything was great, the highlight had to be the boat ride on loch Ness. The guide & service was well organised"
      more comments  

     
    Scotland Guide
    Scotland Tourism Guide

    A detailed destination guide on tourist regions in Scotland. Click here
     

    Tours from London
    Guided Tours from London
    Guided tours to Cornwall, Bath, Stonehenge, Wales and more...

    Tours of Ireland
    Tours of Ireland
    Sightseeing tours in Ireland from Dublin, Belfast, Killarney and Galway