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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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    Day 1: Edinburgh - Trossachs National Park - Oban

    Stop At: Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Scotland
    One of Scotland’s largest lochs. Admire the views and take postcard-perfect photos to share with your friends and family.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Inveraray Castle, Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE Scotland
    You venture through the impressive mountains of the West Highlands and the magnificent whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, home to the Campbell Clan and the Duke of Argyll.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Longistan Croft Road, Oban PA34 5JL, UK
    This Victorian harbour town offers excellent seafood and a charming intimacy. This will be your base for the next 2 nights.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Oban.

    Day 2: Oban - Isle of Mull - Iona (optional trip to Staffa & Fingal's Cave)

    Stop At: Fingal’s Cave, PA76 6SW Scotland
    (optional boat trip)

    Volcanic rock columns are home to black guillemots, fulmars, puffins and the magical Fingal's Cave.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Isle of Staffa, Scotland
    (optional boat trip)

    Felix Mendelssohn, who visited the uninhabited island of Staffa, off Mull, in 1829, was inspired to compose his 'Hebrides Overture' after hearing waves echoing in the impressive and cathedral-like Fingal’s Cave. The cave walls and surrounding cliffs are composed of vertical, hexagonal basalt columns that look like pillars (Staffa is Norse for ‘pillar island’). You can land on the island and walk into the cave via a causeway. Nearby Boat Cave can be seen from the causeway, but you can’t reach it on foot. Staffa also has a sizeable puffin colony, north of the landing place.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Iona Abbey and Nunnery, Iona Abbey Iona ABBEY ISLE, PA76 6SQ Scotland
    You take the small ferry to Iona, birthplace of Celtic Christianity, and ancient burial ground of Scottish Kings. Here you can visit the historic abbey with its intricate carved crosses in the churchyard, or explore rocky headlands and sandy coves.
    ** Passengers may have less free time on Iona, if they opt for the Staffa boat trip.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Oban.

    Day 3: Oban - West Highlands - Plockton

    Stop At: Castle Stalker, A828 Between Ballachulish and Connel, Appin Scotland
    Located in one of Scotland's most beautiful spots and dramatically sited on a small island at the mouth of Loch Laich.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Glencoe Mountain, White Corries Kingshouse, Ballachulish PH49 4HZ Scotland
    The scenery of Glencoe is breathtakingly beautiful!

    From the spectacular 3 Sisters to the Majestic Buachailie Etive Mor, this has got to be one of the most beautiful places in Scotland!
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Plockton Harbour, Plockton IV51 8TW Scotland
    The picturesque village of Plockton boasts an incomparable location on a sheltered bay of Loch Carron surrounded by a ring of hills.

    Plockton has a charming seaside setting and the road follows the bay with a chocolate-box row of neatly painted cottages arranged around the curve of a tiny harbour. The village is backed by a craggy landscape of heather and pine.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Plockton.
    * Please note that Friday departures will stay in Portree instead.

    Day 4: Touring around Isle of Skye

    Stop At: Kilt Rock, Scotland
    Picturesque observation point offering panoramic views of waterfalls, cliffs & sea.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Portree Harbour, Off the Sound of Rassay, Portree Scotland
    Set round its natural harbour and fringed by high ground and cliffs, the town is a popular tourists’ holiday destination and the harbour continues to be used by fishing boats as well as pleasure craft.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Plockton.
    * Please note that Friday departures will stay in Portree instead.

    Day 5: Plockton - Loch Ness - Pitlochry - Edinburgh

    Stop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX Scotland
    An iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fort Augustus Abbey, Fort Augustus Scotland
    Situated on the most southern tip of Loch Ness on the Great Glen Way, this historic and scenic hamlet is a popular tourist destination.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    I'm used to solo travel and planning everything independently, but the idea of driving the one-lane roads of the Scottish Highlands to get to the Isle of Skye just did not resonate with me... so I decided to book this trip so I wouldn't have...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank thewomaninwhite
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Perfect tour with your guide cum driver Miss Gill.Excellent communication, good accommodation and lot of fun.I travelled with my daughter and it was fun.we had great experience.

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Leg one of a 14 day Rabbies island hopping extravaganza, with a glorious tour guide (Arron) who avoided the crowds, played GREAT music, provided plenty of toilet and excellent food stops, kept us entertained and melded a very diverse group. Arron substantially improved the trip....More

    Thank ChrisM51
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Our tour guide, Chris, was amazing. It was like a 5 day history lesson given to us with a wonderful but easy to understand Scottish accent. I am impressed with how much I learned and how much of Scotland I saw. I knew nothing about...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sherry B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    My wife and I were going to tour Scotland by ourselves by car but decided not to at the last minute and booked this Rabbie's tour instead - I'm so glad we did. This tour was amazing and wonderful in every way. The bus was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Brad D
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    Response from Robin W | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not sure the website only shows one day, but perhaps you're not opening the other tabs for each of the other days?
    22 September 2018|
    Response from TheReal_Lachlan | Reviewed this property |
    Try AirBnb. I’m sure you will find something or just contact hotels and get multiple rooms
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