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Tour departs from Edinburgh Duration: 4-Day Tour (09.00-19.00 hours) Schedule: Tuesday (07/04/19-27/10/20) Find yourself in perfect harmony with nature as you relax amidst the beauty of Scotland. You’ll keep your phone on silent mode on this tour. Because you won’t want to disturb the tranquil wildlife, unspoilt blonde beaches, and traditional fishing villages. You’ll simply want to take in as much of the natural harmony as possible. You stay in the brightly coloured fishing village of Tobermory, where the locals live peacefully alongside the wild ocean. You visit ancient abbeys and prehistoric standing stones that have stood serenely for centuries. And you get the chance to see the unchanging geological wonder of Fingal’s Cave. So take part in this tour and rejuvenate your senses in the peaceful natural surroundings of Iona and Mull.
Detailed Itinerary

Learn about the epic battles that took place as you travel to Callander
Surrender to the majesty of Glencoe
Fall in love with the lovely little harbour town of Tobermory
You leave Edinburgh and travel past Stirling Castle to the small bustling town of Callander.

From here, you continue through the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park and bristling terrain of the Trossachs, before reaching the wide and remote expanse of Rannoch Moor.

Your drive north brings you to Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of Clan MacDonald in 1692.

After a short ferry ride across Loch Linnhe, you meander through the impressive mountains of Morven to Lochaline, where we take another ferry to the Hebridean island of Mull.

You arrive in Tobermory, the island’s capital, for our three-night stay. Tobermory, meaning ‘Well of Mary’, has brightly coloured houses looking over the sea and is often referred to as one of the prettiest harbour towns in Scotland.

Enjoy the serenity of the tiny settlement of Dervaig
Explore the quaint shops of Tobermory
You drive to the remote areas of the island and visit the pretty settlement of Dervaig.

From here, you venture to the wild thrashing sandy shores of Calgary Bay. And if you’re lucky, you may see the huge white tailed eagles, which live in this area.

An early afternoon return to Tobermory, allows you to soak up the atmosphere of this pretty town. You have a chance to peruse the small shops, and the local Tobermory whisky distillery.

Examine the geological and mythical wonder of Fingal’s Cave
Visit one of Scotland’s most sacred places at the Iona Abbey and Nunnery
You head south to Fionnphort, where you take a passenger ferry to the small island of Iona.

Iona is an island of quiet charm, and is the cradle of Celtic Christianity.

You have time to explore the island’s Abbey, and museum of history and Celtic heritage. There are magnificent Celtic crosses and headstones to see, or, alternatively, you can enjoy a stroll along the peaceful sandy beaches.

In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to take a small boat to the island of Staffa, where nature enthusiasts can seek out the abundant marine life.

Staffa is home to Fingal’s cave, which is one of the most amazing geological sites, and is known as ‘Nature’s cathedral’.

After a day in the great outdoors, we return to Tobermory for the night.

See the pristine Inveraray castle on the shores of Loch Fyne
Look down a cascading valley at the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ viewpoint
Departing Tobermory, we head south to Craignure for a short crossing to Oban, the biggest town in Argyll.
From here, you head to Kilmartin Glen, and get the chance to explore an area of Neolithic Burial Chambers, known as’ the valley of ghosts’.
Continuing west, you arrive in the whitewashed 18th Century town of Inveraray, on the shores of Loch Fyne. Inveraray castle is a mixture of Scots Baronial and Neo-Gothic architecture and is the seat of Clan Campbell.
After leaving the town, you arrive in the National Park of Loch Lomond and climb up more than 800 feet to the ‘Rest and be Thankful’.
You continue to drive east towards Stirling, with opportunities for photos of the castle, before we return to Edinburgh in the early evening.

Inclusions

All ferry fares except the optional trip to Staffa
Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
Air conditioning as standard
The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
All rates are inclusive of Breakfast unless stated otherwise.

Exclusions

Entry fees to visitor attraction
Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Notes

Tour departs from Edinburgh

Departs - Check-in closes at 08.45 (tour departs at 09.00) - Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Returns - 19.00 approx

All Tours are operated on mini and midi-coaches and with very experienced driver-guides.

Child supplement is available on request.

Please note that the child supplement applies only to up to 01 child aged 5-15 years old, sharing the same room with 02 adults.

No children under 5 years old are permitted, except with special permission.

You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours plus a small bag for onboard personal items.

Important information - Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes

Trip Highlights

Glencoe and the West Highlands-Taking the ferry across the Sound of Mull- The colourful harbour town of Tobermory- Iona with its ancient Abbey- Remote beaches at Calgary Bay- Kilmartin Glen standing stones- Inveraray

Departure Period

01 Jun, 2020 to 30 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,189 P P twin share
AUD 1,579 P P single

01 Oct, 2020 to 27 Oct, 2020
AUD 1,148 P P twin share
AUD 1,539 P P single

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