4 Day Isle of Skye, Mull, Iona and Highland Glens Tour

4 Day Isle of Skye, Mull, Iona and Highland Glens Tour

4 Day Isle of Skye, Mull, Iona and Highland Glens Tour

A stunning 4 Day Hebridean and Highland adventure across to the dramatic Isle of Skye then on to the beautiful Islands of Mull and Iona before returning to Inverness along the ancient Highland fault line - the Great Glen.

Day 1 begins from Inverness where we follow Loch Ness before turning west through Glen Moriston to Glen Shiel and the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains. At Eilean Donan Castle we explore its ancient and historic past before we cross the bridge to Skye, heading for the dramatic Black Cuillin. The late afternoon takes us to the Trotternish Peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock and the Quiraing before our return to Portree for our overnight stop.

Day 2 begins from Portree 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 us west into the wild beauty of the Ardnamurchan Peninsula from where we take a 30 minute ferry across the Sound of Mull to Tobermory for our overnight stop.

Day 3 begins from Tobermory with a scenic two hour drive through the Isle of Mull to catch the ferry (15 minutes - pedestrian only) across to the beautiful Isle of Iona. We have over three hours on Iona where you can explore Iona Abbey, the museum and the ancient churchyard, along with time to enjoy the stunning scenery and coastline of this wonderful Hebridean island before we return on the afternoon ferry across to the Isle of Mull and back to Tobermory for our overnight stay.

Day 4 begins from Tobermory with a short drive south to visit the imposing Duart Castle, ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan Maclean. After exploring this wonderfully restored thirteenth century Hebridean castle we take a short ferry across the Sound of Mull to Lochaline and then continue on towards Fort William. Our return drive north-east along the Great Glen to Inverness includes a visit to the medieval ruins of Inverlochy Castle along with the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus.

Private Tour Price (per tour)

May to September:    £2200

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(4 Days)

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, ferry tickets and a driver/guide (John Alasdair Macdonald) 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 and 3) 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.

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.

Tours in April and October
Generally we only offer this tour between May and September when ferry sailings are least likely to be disrupted by weather. However, should you be interested in travel in April or October and have a flexible schedule that can adapt to possible ferry delays or cancellations and itinerary changes then please contact us and we can discuss tour options.

Tour Option - Return via Oban
On Day 4 after Duart Castle we take a 50-minute ferry from Craignure to Oban. After a late lunch stop in Oban we head north on our return to Inverness. With this option we have a slightly later arrival into Inverness (approx. 7pm). Option surcharge - £50 per tour (includes ferry tickets).