Scottish Highlands and Islands
Tours from Inverness

3 Day Isle of Skye, Mull and Iona Hopscotch Tour

3 Day Isle of Skye, Mull and Iona Hopscotch Tour

A stunning 3 Day Hebridean adventure through the Scottish Highlands across to the dramatic Isle of Skye then on to the beautiful Islands of Mull and Iona. Along the way visit famous places including Eilean Donan Castle, the Quiraing, Kilt Rock, Portree, Duart Castle, Tobermory and Iona Abbey. This one way tour starts in Inverness and ends in Oban.

Day 1 begins at Inverness heading west through Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains - one of the most beautiful ranges in the Scottish Highlands - where we take a detour up Mam Ratagan for a breath-taking view! At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient and historic past before we cross the bridge to the Isle of Skye, where the spectacular Cuillin mountains greet us.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands

After admiring the old bridge at Sligachan with its great views of the Black Cuillin, the late afternoon takes us to the Trotternish peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock. Looking across the sea to the north west Highlands from the Quiraing is one of the highlights of the whole trip to the Isle of Skye. We then return to Portree for our overnight stop.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scottish Highlands Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye The Quiraing, Isle of Skye Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye

Day 2 begins with a journey down through the Isle of Skye to the Sleat Peninsula where we take a stunning 30 minute ferry crossing from Armadale over the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland. We then travel south into the remote lands of Moidart with a visit to the ancient ruins of the fourteenth-century Castle Tioram. Located on a tidal island, it is possible to walk around the island at low tide.

The Quiraing, Isle of Skye

The afternoon takes west into the wild beauty of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula from where we take a 30 minute ferry across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory. Arriving in the late afternoon, there is some free time to enjoy this beautiful harbour town on the Isle of Mull - which is also our overnight stop.

Castle Tioram, Scottish Highlands Tobermory, Isle of Mull Iona Abbey, Isle of Iona Castle Tioram, Scottish Highlands

Day 3 is an early start from Tobermory as we take a scenic two hour drive through Mull to catch the ferry (15 minutes - pedestrian only) across to the beautiful Isle of Iona. We have over two hours on Iona and it's only a short walk to explore Iona Abbey, the museum and the ancient churchyard. We enjoy the stunning scenery and coastline of this wonderful Hebridean island before we return on the afternoon ferry across to the Isle of Mull.

Tobermory, Isle of Mull

We then head back towards Craignure where we have a short late afternoon stop at the historic Duart Castle - ancient seat of the Clan Maclean - with a visit to the castle and grounds. Our three day Hebridean adventure ends with a wonderful ferry sailing (45 minutes) from Craignure on the Isle of Mull to Oban on the Scottish mainland.

Tour Option
Should you prefer to have more time on the Isle of Iona, we have the option of an earlier start from Tobermory (7.45am) and Duart Castle can be reduced to a photo-stop only. This would allow for over 4 hours on the Isle of Iona.

Ferry Sailings
Ferry sailings are generally very reliable in the summer months, but delays can very occasionally occur. While we cannot be responsible for any extra accommodation, food or other costs that clients may incur due to ferry delays and cancellations, we will make every effort to adapt the tour to minimise disruption. Please note that no refunds will be given for tour and itinerary changes due to ferry changes and cancellations. To date all our tours have crossed over and returned without any significant delays.

Private Tour Price

May to September:    £1550

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Oban 7pm
(3 Days)

This tour is not available October to April.

This is a one way tour starting from Inverness and ending on Oban.

Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes, a driver/guide and ferry tickets but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation options
We recommend that you book accommodation in Portree (Day 1) and Tobermory (Day 2) to make the most of your trip. Whilst we do not book accommodation for you we are happy to help with advice on where to stay and eat in Portree and Tobermory.