Mull, Iona & Loch Ness - Small Group


An Iona beach Highland Coo!
Culloden Battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite rising came to its devestating end
Rest and Be Thankful

Wilderness & Shore Experience

Tour Only Price from £205

Tour with Accommodation Price from £365

Tour Description

 *16 Passengers Maximum*

Day 1

From Edinburgh to Mull...

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 comfortably 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

A day of exploring the islands...

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

Learn about the massacre at Glen Coe...

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.

Then take in the majestic sweep of the Great Glen and the stunning heights of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Your day ends at a beautiful welcoming village on the banks of Loch Ness.

Overnight: Loch Ness

Day 4

Homeward bound...

After a delicious breakfast, explore the beautiful and tranquil Loch Ness. Why not take a boat tour* over to Urquhart Castle* or just monster hunt from the shore? We then drive through Inverness to visit Culloden*, last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. Then you’ll pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains, stopping to visit a distillery* and discover how whisky is produced, then you will be able to explore a picturesque Highland town before arriving back in Edinburgh.



Please note, optional extras*:
- Loch Ness by Jacobite Cruise and Urquhart Castle visit: £20.00 per person
- Culloden: £7.00 per person
- Oban Distillery, Sensory & Flavour Finding Tour: Adult (over 18):£10.00 / Child (8-17 years):£5.00
- Iona Abbey and Nunnery: Adult:£7.10 / Child:£4.30 / Concession:£5.70 
£ Exclusive discount with Highland Experience

*Please note, optional extras are subject to seasonal availability
** Please see our terms and conditions for details on the Tour Only option

*** Please note if you are continuing to Glasgow, your guide will take you to Edinburgh Waverley railway station for the 50-minute journey by ScotRail trains, courtesy of Highland Experience.  

**** We would recommend bringing suitable shoes and clothes for walking, as there will be opportunities for short walks throughout the tour. Some accommodation in the village of Tobermory is located up a steep hill - please let us know if you have any mobility issues when you book.



Luggage limit 15KGMAX 15kg 55 x 40 x 20cm

Mull, Iona & Loch Ness - Small Group Route Map

Tour Highlights


Walk to McCaig's Tower & try delicious fresh seafood

Mull & Iona

Wildlife spot & Iona Abbey

Glen Coe

Dramatic & wild landscape with history to match

Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle

Tour the castle ruin & monster spot from a Jacobite cruise

Whisky Distillery

Enjoy and tour & tasting

Tour Details

Departure Days:
Sundays 5th May to 29th Sep
9.45am /7.00 pm(approx)
Reference: Tour No 1052

   Check-in Closes 15 mins prior to departure at pick-up point


Tour Reviews

Tommy’s driving expertise on narrow, winding, zig zag roads; his diplomacy in dealing respectfully with a range of passengers’ needs and his overall maturity and intelligence. These aspects ensured I felt in safe hands. I was able to sit back and appreciate the fabulous scenery, history and a fair dose of good humour.

(Maris – June 2018)

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