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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 and returned over without any significant delays.
2018 Booking Update - Please note that available dates in 2018 for Multi Day Tours are filling up quickly. Also, accommodation in Portree (Isle of Skye) and Tobermory (Isle of Mull) tends to book up quite far in advance so for the widest choice of accommodation and available tour dates I would recommend that you book as early as possible.