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Mull and the Isle of Iona abbey

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January — December

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DAY 1 Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling,Perth DAY 2 Fionnphort-Iona Abbey-Staffa-Tobermory DAY 3 Tobermory Return to Glasgow Edinburgh, Stirling or Hotel prices from£300 per day pp four people-£1600 six people-£1800


Pick up points

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling,Perth

Great Scottish Tours (GST) can arrange for your tour to begin at your departure point, such as your hotel, in the cities of Sterling, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Hotels.

The first part of the tour passes through beautiful Perthshire to Crieff, famous for its whisky, and up to Loch Earn, in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Continuing west to Oban, we detour into the , which boasts spectacular views of the south side of Loch Etive and smoked salmon from the local smokehouse.

Heading onwards, we reach Oban and its spectacular views over to the Isle of Mull. Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides and the largest island in the area of Argyll and Bute. It is the first of the Inner Hebrides islands which we will visit, crossing the Sound of Mull by ferry.

After disembarking at Craignure, we turn left along the single-track road to Fionnphort. There is a good chance of spotting some highland ‘coos’ as we travel through Mull's magnificent scenery on the short journey to Fionnphort, 

where we will enjoy our first overnight stay in Fionnphort



Drimnin Estate

Achnacriche sits within

a large garden surrounded

by ancient oak woodland

Premium Rooms with;

Sea views, Garden viewS,

Located in Bonnavoulin on the Morvern peninsula

This B&B offers accommodation with unlimited WiFi

Flat-screen TV

Complimentary trout fishing & cycles available

(please enquire at time of booking)



3 Course Meal

locally sourced ingredients

Relax in the private guest

sitting room with its log burning 

stove, large screen television, books

and maps about this wonderful part of Scotland. 



Enjoy a full

breakfast in the garden room

Evening meals & picnic lunch 

(pre-booking essential)

Day 2

Fionnphort-Iona Abbey-Staffa-Tobermory

We start the morning in Fionnphort harbour and board the foot ferry for a short crossing to the 'sacred isle' of Iona, taking in the glorious scenery on the way. 

This beautiful island, home to the iconic Iona Abbey, is one of the oldest Christian religious centres in Western Europe and is reached by a short walk from the ferry landing.

There is also an opportunity to visit Fingal's Cave. This is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, known for its natural acoustics and fascinating hexagonal basalt columns. Composer Felix Mendelssohn visited Staffa Island, where he jotted his first notes of the Hebrides Overture Fingalsӧhle (Fingal’s Cave). Allocated time ashore is around two hours, depending on the tides. There may also be a chance, depending on the time of year of your visit, to see the puffins May to early August are the best months to see the colony and watch the puffins searching for sand eels to feed their young, making this a worthwhile trip for any nature lover. These delightful and comical-looking little birds spend some months entirely at sea, leaving their colonies towards the end of July- August .

We will continue heading on to Tobermory for our second overnight resting place.



Guest House

Corran Esplanade, Oban

The award-winning property stands out on Oban's beautiful seafront

The spacious en-suite rooms boast king-size or super king-size beds

 Easy chairs 

large flat-screen TV 

The superb bathrooms offer top quality accessories, Bathrobes and large towels



The Ninth Wave

Award-winning game and seafood restaurant on the Isle of Mull

Lobster, crab, hand-dived scallops and fish are often caught only hours before appearing on your dinner plate

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Tobermory Return to Glasgow Edinburgh, Stirling or Hotel

We will continue the route back to Craignure to catch the ferry back to the mainland. On route, we can arrange a private tour of the legendary Inverawe Smokehouse before heading on to Kilchurn Castle. The castle’s dramatic location at the head of Loch Awe, with the peak of Ben Cruachan visible, is one of the most photographed locations in Scotland. 

The inscription over the front door recognises John Earl of Breadalbane and his wife, Countess Mary Campbell, and contains the date of 1693. From the top of Kilchurn

Castle, you can see the original territory of Clan Campbell.

As we head back to Crianlarich, we will travel further down into the Trossachs & Loch Lomond area, which is steeped in history, famous events, and notable individuals like Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots and Rob Roy MacGregor. Their stories have been told by numerous novelists, the most famous being Sir Walter Scott.

He wrote about Rob Roy and Loch Katrine in his novels and poems and is partly responsible for the popularity of the area today. Many of the characters have been portrayed in films about their lives, such as Rob Roy (1953, 1995), William Wallace in Braveheart (1995), and Mary Queen of Scots (1971), played by Venessa Redgrave.

COVID-19 information

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

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Disabled Access Level Access
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Edinburgh Glasgow Perthshire Stirling

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Face mask essential (provided)
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Online booking possible
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas


Tour company information

Great Scottish Tours

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Opening times

Monday 9-5pm
Tuesday 9-5pm
Wednesday 9-5pm
Thursday 9-5pm
Friday 9-5pm

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