Scottish Tours

Scotland Tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London

Official Sightseeing Tours of Scotland since 1907


  • Isle of Mull
  • Iona Abbey
  • Tobermory
Oban, Mull and Iona
See, Visit & Explore: Loch Lomond, Rest and be Thankful, Inveraray, Oban, Tobermory, Iona, Morvern, Corran Ferry, Glen Coe, Rannoch Moor and Tyndrum

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3 day tour from £265

Tuesdays
4 April to 10 October, 2017

Bed & Breakfast

Twin/Double/Family room - from 265 per person
Children - from 199 per child
Single Room - from 299 per person

Hotel

Twin/Double/Family room from 285 per person
Children from 0 per child
Single room from 315 per person

Accommodation information

Notes

Child reduction applies to children aged 3 to 15 inclusive on the basis that they stay in a room with 2 adults.

We regret that children under the age of 3 are not carried on this tour.

Seasonal price range
265 - 395
Luggage Allowance: One medium sized suitcase/bag per person (maximum weight: 15 kilos)

Product code: HEX 02601

Tour Summary

The West Coast of Scotland contains some of the finest scenery in Europe. This three day tour will let you discover many of our most popular lochs, glens and mountains as well as the opportunity of visiting the beautiful islands of Mull and Iona.

Day 1: Travel from Edinburgh to Loch Lomond. Spend time in Inveraray then travel to Oban where theres time to visit the malt whisky distillery or enjoy sightseeing. Later catch the ferry to Mull and make the short drive to Tobermory.

Day 2: Spend today touring the Isle of Mull and visiting the sacred Isle of Iona.

Day 3: : Return to the mainland and travel through the remote Movern peninsula. Spend time in Glen Coe before travelling over Rannoch Moor to reach Glasgow then Edinburgh.

Tour features:

  • Visit The Isle of Mull, Oban and Iona Abbey* (*admission fees apply)
  • Overnight accommodation: Tobermory, Isle of Mull (2)
  • Depart from Edinburgh and return to Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Tour duration: 3 days/2 nights
  • EVoucher: No need to print your voucher - just show it on your smartphone and go!
  • Signature Extended Tour [view more]

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Day One
Edinburgh - Oban Tobermory (Isle of Mull) 
 
Leaving Edinburgh behind well travel westwards to Glasgow where our fellow travellers will join us. Next we make our way to Loch Lomond and soon well leave the Lowlands behind and enter the Highlands!  
 
Well make a stop in the little village of Luss where you can enjoy the views over the "bonnie, bonnie banks to towering Ben Lomond. At Arrochar we drive around the head of Loch Long then enter the Argyll Forest Park. The long climb over the Rest and be Thankful pass rewards us with panoramic views of Glen Croe and Ben Arthur. 
 
Inveraray Castle has been the home of the Duke of Argyll for centuries. The castle youll see today was built by the Third Duke who also decided to move the village to make room for his new home. The result was a pretty town on the banks of Loch Fyne that exudes 18th Century charm, as we will discover. 
 
Our journey continues along the banks of Loch Awe where well see the ruins of Kilchurn Castle before making our way through the Pass of Brander and onwards to Oban. On arrival youll have the chance to visit the towns popular malt whisky distillery to enjoy a tour and tasting. Alternatively you can just relax in the town or, if you are feeling energetic, you can climb up to McCaigs Tower to enjoy the stunning views. 
 
Later this afternoon well board the ferry for the short sail to the Isle on Mull. On our arrival in Craignure well make our way to Tobermory, our home for the next two nights.    
Overnight: Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Day Two
Exploring Mull and Iona 
 
A very special day awaits as our tour of the Isle of Mull takes us to Glen More and then along the banks of Loch Scridain to the winding road across the Ross of Mull to reach Fionnphort. Here we join the ferry for Iona.
 
It was in 563 that St Columba arrived on Iona from Ireland to found a monasteryand bring Christianity to Scotland. Many early Scottish Kings are buried here, including Macbeth. Theres plenty of time to explore and soak up the sense of peace and history that pervades the island.
 
Later well return by ferry to the Isle of Mull and rejoin our coach. Our journey back to Tobermory takes us on the less-travelled route which skirts the foothills of Ben More then follows the banks of Loch na Keal to reach Gruline, where General Lachlan Macquarie, "The father of Australia is buried.   
Overnight: Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Day Three
Tobermory Glen Coe - Edinburgh/Glasgow 
 
Our last day starts with a short sail from Fishnish to Lochaline on the Morvern Peninsula. This area is regarded by those in the know as "Scotlands best kept secret. As we travel through this remote and wild landscape keep a careful watch and you might be rewarded with a unique wildlife encounter as this area is home to many West Highland species including otters, pine martens, red deer and golden eagles.  
 
At Ardgour well join our second short ferry of the day to cross the Corran narrows. This was an old drovers route that was used to take cattle raised in the Hebrides to the markets in Central Scotland. As we make the short crossing look out for Ben Nevis, Britains tallest mountain, which towers over the surrounding countryside.  
 
Well make a stop in Glen Coe where in 1692 Campbell soldiers cold-bloodedly slaughtered more that forty members of the MacDonald Clan who had been their hosts. The sad story will be told as you discover the sombre beauty of the glen for yourself. We continue through the wilds of Rannoch Moor before making our last stop of the day in the village of Tyndrum. We drive the entire length of Loch Lomond before arriving in Glasgow then making the short drive to Edinburgh.    
 
* Admission Fees 
 
Oban Malt Whisky Distillery         £10.00 Adult       £5.00 Child
Iona Abbey and Nunnery           £7.10 Adult         £5.70 Child 
 
This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect on this Signature Extended Tour?
For the discerning traveller a Signature Extended Tour from Scottish Tours delivers a quality Scottish touring experience that offers the very best value for money. Comfortable accommodation, well-paced sightseeing and luxury mini or midi coach travel all combine to create the definitive Scottish experience.  
Each tour is hosted by a professional driver/guide, who has been chosen for their extensive knowledge as well as their driving skills.Friendly, courteous and well informed, theyll be happy to answer all your questions about the history, geography and customs of the places youll discover on your tour. And being locals you are sure to get that extra insight. If you should have any problems during your stay, theyll go out of their way to help.
You will want to see as much as possible, but you dont want to be rushed. Our tours are carefully planned to strike the right balance, and as well as comfortable coach travel many feature memorable railway or ferry journeys. We often include those little gems, well worth a visit, that most other tour companies drive on by.
As these itineraries are more leisurely, visiting places off the beaten track is easy and makes for a truly unforgettable trip.Having somewhere pleasant to stay after an exciting day of discovery is an important part of your holiday experience. Youll stay in a comfortable guest house with en-suite bathrooms, tv and other amenities.
Each property has been carefully selected to offer you Highland hospitality at its very best. Start each day with a Scottish breakfast, a hearty meal that will keep you going all day long. Vegetarian and Continental options will also be available if you prefer lighter fayre. Please check out the other FAQs for more specific information on this tour. If you have any unanswered questions please feel free to email us at enquiries@scottishtours.co.uk  - well be happy to help. 
How much luggage can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are included?
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards. This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket; cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee.
Vegetarian and lighter Continental options are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.  
What kind of accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or Hotel accommodation:
Guesthouse and B&B
The guesthouses and B&Bs are family run and offer comfortable accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bs offer enhanced facilities such as a residents lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Hotel
We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels. Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities. All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee. Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes. Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with your fellow passengers.  Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bs seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one large bed  Family room - this is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single bed (1 person).You should note that a family room (particularly when using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel, features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom for your exclusive use.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
How do I pay for the admission fees?
Your driver/guide will advise you of the arrangements for each attraction. Its not possible to pre-pay the admission fees and, generally, credit/debit cards are not accepted so its a good idea to have sufficient cash to cover these charges.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.   

What's Included

  • 2 nights accommodation in twin rooms with private bath/shower
  • Full Scottish breakfast (days 2 & 3)
  • Excursions as detailed in itinerary
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minicoach
  • Ferry fares and reservations
  • Live commentary in English
  • Services of a driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes

  • Not Included
  • Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide
  • Departure information

    Check-in: 08:15 hrs
    Departure: 08:30 hrs
    from Highland Experience Tours
    1 Parliament Square, Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
    Returns at 18:30 hrs (day 3)


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