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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

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

5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
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Visit four romantic Scottish islands in five days on a small group excursion from Edinburgh. You'll explore some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery on Scotland's rugged west coast, and visit the fabled islands of Mull, Iona, Staffa and Isle of Skye.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 22 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 21 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 225010
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional driver/guide
  • All ferry crossings, except optional trip to Staffa
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • 4 nights en-suite accommodation in either Bed and Breakfast or 3-star Hotel.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Fingal’s Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Isle of Staffa
  • Entry/Admission - Iona Abbey and Nunnery
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Stalker
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Additional information
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Please note Friday departures will stay in Portree for 2 nights, instead of Plockton.
  • Booking three or more people: we can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Eilean Donan Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Staffa Boat Trip – You may choose to join a boat trip to Staffa. This departs at 1.45pm and returns at 5pm. We reserve tickets for you, so please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Iona Abbey – You have free time on Iona between 12:00pm and 16:30pm. If you'd like to visit the Abbey, we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment, using the link on your voucher.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional driver/guide
  • All ferry crossings, except optional trip to Staffa
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • 4 nights en-suite accommodation in either Bed and Breakfast or 3-star Hotel.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Inveraray Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Fingal’s Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Isle of Staffa
  • Entry/Admission - Iona Abbey and Nunnery
  • Entry/Admission - Castle Stalker
  • Entry/Admission - Eilean Donan Castle
Departure details
  • Edinburgh Bus Station, Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Please note Friday departures will stay in Portree for 2 nights, instead of Plockton.
  • Booking three or more people: we can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Eilean Donan Castle – We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Staffa Boat Trip – You may choose to join a boat trip to Staffa. This departs at 1.45pm and returns at 5pm. We reserve tickets for you, so please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Iona Abbey – You have free time on Iona between 12:00pm and 16:30pm. If you'd like to visit the Abbey, we recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment, using the link on your voucher.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jul 2020
A note from 5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
14 stops
Day 1
Edinburgh - Trossachs National...
Day 2
Oban - Isle of Mull - Iona...
Day 3
Oban - West Highlands - Plockton
Day 4
Touring around Isle of Skye
Day 5
Plockton - Loch Ness - Pitlochry...
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GraceKon
1 contribution
Stunning tour of the highlands
Oct 2021
I just got back from this tour a few days ago and have not stopped thinking about it, I wish I could go back!! Our tour guide was Dom who was so nice and clearly knew everything there was to know about the culture, fairytales, geology and history of the areas we explored. I was traveling solo on this trip (which I very rarely do), but was warmly welcomed by everyone. The small size of the tour was ideal and by the end we were all sad to part ways. I really could not have envisioned a better week, even though it started with cold wind and rain, it ended in sunshine. The b&bs Rabbies booked were very comfortable and owned by really sweet locals (they also serve you huge, homey breakfasts in the morning which is great).
*If you are wondering whether to book this tour (or another with Rabbies), do it!! I will be recommending this to everyone in the future*
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annmarie
Arlington, VA196 contributions
Easy way to see so many things
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our 5 day tour - it was very well planned out and we got to see so many things. We had amazing weather for late October and got to watch the beautiful scenery from the big bus windows. This is not the type of tour where you'll get guided inside tours of castles or palaces - this focused on seeing the landscapes from the bus as well as frequent picture stops. Rabbies also had some unique stops that were different than the typical tours, which we loved.

For accommodations, we booked them ourselves through AirBnB (even Plockton!). We were a family of 3 adults and they said they couldn't guarantee that we would be staying together, but I think we would have been fine since it was low season.

Highly recommend this tour if you're looking for the basics to be planned out, but still want the flexibility of choosing lodging and food options (for a variety of price ranges).
Written 27 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marni
1 contribution
Small group tour and Gill: a perfect combo!
Oct 2019
I was quite hesitant of going on tours and being herded here and there but this was great :) The small group was a just the right amount of number to meet people and interact with them. Gill was amaaazing! Such a deal breaker for the trip. She's IMMENSELY knowledgeable covering geography, history, geology, music -- you name it! She even gives commentaries each time she plays local music -- like having a dj onboard haha, truly fun -- all while driving! haha. Amazing. I don't know where she gets her energy. She was super accommodating, highly positive in energy and spirits, deeply passionate. One of the best guides I've met -- an overall package.

Con would be traveling on a fixed period of time under a very variable weather -- we couldn't go on the boat to Iona and Staffa which were primarily why I chose this particular tour in the first place so that was a bummer :(

Overall, I recommend :)
Written 17 October 2019
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Karen C.
4 contributions
Wonderful experience!
Oct 2019 • Friends
This was a great trip, covering about 700 miles of awe-inspiring landscapes. We experienced Scotland’s beautiful glens, islands and mountains - all while learning about the history and culture from our wonderful guide Gill. Her experience, knowledge and passion for her country came through every day as she narrated our journey with great stories accompanied by the best selection of Scottish music! The five days were an enticing introduction to this beautiful part of the world. I’m looking forward to coming back - and I wouldn’t hesitate to choose a Rabbie’s tour again.
Written 1 October 2019
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N. Young
6 contributions
5 Day Iona, Mull and Isle of Skye Tour with Gill Brown
Sep 2019
This trip was phenomenal but was made especially amazing by our guide Gill Brown, who was not only extremely knowledgeable about environmental issues, history and unique and hidden gems but also very friendly, had great music, and listened to the wants and needs of every individual on board.

Gill made this trip absolutely unforgettable and I would recommend Rabbies to anyone.
Written 30 September 2019
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ctmom123
Dallas, TX31 contributions
Fantastic Time
Sep 2019 • Friends
After careful consideration, we decided to do a tour versus building our itinerary and attempting to navigate Scotland in a rental car. We were so pleased we did! The locations visited were absolutely lovely (and enjoyable)...but it was definitely our tour guide, Gill, who created an amazing and fun experience for the whole busload. Thank you so much Gill! This trip created fond memories that will last a lifetime. We will see you again, when we come back to Scotland. Beannachd leat!
Written 29 September 2019
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Jan M
18 contributions
Rabbie's, 5 day tour of Mull, Iona and isle of sky
Sep 2019 • Couples
Our guide, Gill Brown was wonderful. She was an excellent driver, quick witted, easy going, great historian and made the entire 5days an amazing experience. I would highly recommend this tour. This is our second Rabbie's tour and both John G and Gill B did not disappoint their guests. Excellent tour company.
Written 23 September 2019
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Pat Holmes
Ottawa, Canada6 contributions
Amazing trip
Sep 2019 • Friends
I can’t over emphasize what a wonderful five days we had. Our guide Gill Brown took us to out of the way places and knew how to dodge the more touristy places. She brought the area alive for us with her story telling and her obvious love for her country. The weather was exceptional so that added to the time and the people on our bus were like family by the end of our trip. Gill is also a good driver on those wee roads. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 22 September 2019
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Samantha M
Atlanta, Georgia, United States16 contributions
A trip we will never forget...life long memories made!
Sep 2019
This was our second tour with Rabbies Tours. We loved our tour so much last year (The Outlander Tour) that we had to come back again. The tour keeps everything very simple for the traveler. You are given an exact itinerary, you don't have to worry about driving and you get to visit/eat at different places/stops that you wouldn't normally find on your own...especially on the islands. The tour guides are great and they really add to the ambiance of the country. I would highly recommend Rabbies to anyone looking to tour Scotland.
Written 19 September 2019
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howedns
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Rabbit's 5 Day tour to Iona, Mull and Skye
Aug 2019 • Friends
Couldn't ask for a better introduction to Scotland than James. His humour and knowledge made the fabulous scenery, history and culture all come together.
Written 30 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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