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Isle of Iona, Scotland © The Hebridean Explorer

4 Day Isle of Skye, Mull and Iona Tour

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May — September

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A stunning 4 Day Highland and Hebridean adventure across to the dramatic Isle of Skye then on to the beautiful Islands of Mull and Iona before returning to Inverness along the ancient Highland fault line - the Great Glen.

Day 1 begins at Inverness heading west through Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains before arriving at Eilean Donan Castle to explore its historic past. Crossing the Isle of Skye, the spectacular Cuillin mountains greet us on the way to Sligachan with its great views of the Black Cuillin. The late afternoon takes us to the Trotternish peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. Looking across the sea to the north west Highlands from the Quiraing is one of the highlights of the whole trip to the Isle of Skye. We then return to Portree for our overnight stop.

Day 2 begins from Portree to the Sleat Peninsula where we take a stunning 30 minute ferry crossing from Armadale over the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. We then travel south into the remote lands of Moidart with a visit to the ancient ruins of the fourteenth-century Castle Tioram. Located on a tidal island, it is possible to walk around the island at low tide. The afternoon takes west into the wild beauty of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula from where we take a 30 minute ferry across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory for our overnight stop.

Day 3 begins from Tobermory as we take a scenic two hour drive through the Isle of Mull to catch the ferry (15 minutes - pedestrian only) across to the beautiful Isle of Iona. We have over three hours on Iona where you can explore Iona Abbey, the museum and the ancient churchyard, along with time to enjoy the stunning scenery and coastline of this wonderful Hebridean island before we return on the afternoon ferry across to the Isle of Mull and back to Tobermory for our overnight stay.

Day 4 begins from Tobermory where we take a short drive south to visit the imposing Duart Castle, ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan Maclean. After exploring this wonderfully restored thirteenth century Hebridean castle we take a short ferry across the Sound of Mull to Lochaline and then continue on towards Fort William. Our return drive north-east along the Great Glen to Inverness includes a visit to the medieval ruins of Inverlochy Castle along with the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus.

Contact details

The Hebridean Explorer
Inverness
Inverness-shire
Scotland
IV1 1HG
Starting
Inverness
Length
4
Days
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Castles History Island Hopping Landscapes Wildlife

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The Hebridean Explorer

The Hebridean Explorer (John Alasdair Macdonald) is an independent tour guide specialising in private guided tours for small groups (up to 3) from Inverness and Edinburgh covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands including the Isle of Skye, the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland along with Scotch whisky, Highland clans and history tours.

Opening times

January to December, Monday to Sunday 8.30am to 7.30pm

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