A 6 nights self drive holiday (with your own car, or we can arrange a hire car) visiting these two quite large and interesting islands making use of the road less travelled between Skye and Mull through Ardnamurchan. Can be for any number of nights.
This scenic self drive tour can be taken in either direction, visiting the Isle of Skye first and then the Island of Mull, or vice versa. Can start any day.
We suggest 3 nights in each island but this can be tailored to suit your preferences and time available. Or, if you wish a short break in just one island, this is possible too.
There is a good choice of hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.
Days 1-3 - enjoy 2-3 days (3 nights) in Skye.
Travel over the Skye bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh for 3 nights in Skye. With its spectacular Cuillin Mountains, Skye is a magical island with marvellous walking, wonderful boat trips (Loch Coruisk is a highlight), castles including Armadale Castle, Gardens & Museum of the Isles in the south and Dunvegan Castle in the north (with boat trips to see the seal colony), Talisker whisky distillery and heritage museums.
Day 4 - the "Road between the Isles"
Join the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Armadale in the south of Skye across to the fishing village of Mallaig (6-10 sailings a day which take around 35-45 minutes). A scenic day passing by Morar and Arisaig, through Moidart and on to Kilchoan for the ferry ride to Tobermory on Mull (5-7 ferries a day which take 35 minutes).
Days 4-6 - enjoy 2-3 days (3 nights) in Mull.
There are whale watching trips, you can visit the Island of Iona and its Abbey, take a boat trip to Staffa or Ulva, visit the Tobermory whisky distillery, explore Duart Castle and keep your eye out for sea eagles.
Day 7 - ferry.
You leave Mull on the ferry from Craignure on Mull (sailings every 1-2 hours or so) which take about 55 minutes to sail to Oban where this lovely self drive holiday ends.
Hart Holidays are a specialist tour operator arranging individual self-drive island hopping holidays to the Inner and Outer Hebrides, Clyde islands and the northern "Viking isles" of Orkney, Shetland and Fair Isle, as well as all across Scotland. We'll book your island ferries for a short break or a longer touring holiday, with a great choice of carefully chosen hotels, friendly guest houses and B&Bs, also some self catering. With over 30 years experience of booking Scottish island holiday packages we try harder to exceed your expectations.
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