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

By Rabbie's
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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$924.59
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Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:
5 days
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • 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.
What's not included
  • 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 EH1 3DQ, UK Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 225010

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • 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.

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 sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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How much is 5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
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What is the 5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh cancellation policy?
5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh 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. Discover and book 5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 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 is hosted by Rabbie's. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Rabbie's on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 225010

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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Mona_mona_ika
Mona_mona_ika
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Great!
Stuart, our guide, was very fun and full of interesting stories and facts about places we've seen. He gave us also
nriemen20
nriemen20
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Carrie Made It Special!
This tour was wonderful due to our guide driver Carrie! Her insights, stories, tales and humor made for a great tim
mikhails502
mikhails502
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Outstanding
My wife and I want to thank Rabbie's tour company for the amazing service provided, especially for our guide Ally P
O8044JFkeithc
O8044JFkeithc
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OK
A very good trip spoiled by not enough time at the Kelpies. 15mins not enough as from where you have to park and wa
Beau W
Beau W
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Brilliant
Amazing tour, the highlands are a must see for anyone in Scotland! Had Al as a driver and he was both knowledgeable
ChristopherF2340
ChristopherF2340
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Falling in Love with Scotland
Scotland's wild and beautiful scenery was introduced to us by our exceptional guide, Mackenzie Dalrymple. Mac's res
C7407AUrebeccaa
C7407AUrebeccaa
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Good Small Bus Day Trip
This was a great day trip tour. The size (16) was perfect. Our driver, Jeff was really good. He had a pleasant vo
teresamH860EQ
teresamH860EQ
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Highland tour
Excellent tour of the Highlands and Loch Ness. Good value. Tour guide/ driver was Stuart B, he was fantastic and ma
ldoneth
ldoneth
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Amazing full day tour!
Such an amazing tour of Scotland! A full day of exploring some of the most beautiful scenery and hearing the histor
saratobias57
saratobias57
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Great Taste of the Highlands
Russel is the best! We took this tour and had Russel as our tour guide. We took a group vote to skip the afternoon
josieinwood59
josieinwood59
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A great day out
A great day out. Everything ran to time, comfortable small bus with an entertaining driver, Stefan. Stirling Castle
Kim P
Kim P
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The Guide Made the Trip Even More Incredible
My favorite part of the experience was Stewart B, our driver/guide. From the kilt he wore, to the enthusiastic stor
ERoe11
ERoe11
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Excellent 13-day tour of N. Italy & Switzerland!
My husband and I took an epic 25-day European holiday, and the Rabbie's 13-day Highlights of Northern Italy and Swi
Explorer06396874920
Explorer06396874920
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Great distilleries, great tour guide, great food
Grant was an amazing driver and tour guide. Full of passion, enthusiasm, and spot-on humour. The van we traveled
BPerch58
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Amazing tour with great tour guide
Our Rabbies-Tour to the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye in September 2022 was amazing, not least due to our tou
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GraceKon
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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 October 25, 2021
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Kyle G
9 contributions
This tour exceeded our expectations. Our guide, Alan, was a walking encyclopedia of information, and we appreciated his knowledge, stories, and music. Alan came up with a flexible agenda for our day on Skye as most things were closed due to the holiday for the Queen's funeral.
Written September 23, 2022
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Discover19760946887
5 contributions
We just completed our tour and we're happy with the places we visited and our accommodations. If you stay at the Hill View B&B in Plockton, be sure to ask for the porridge for breakfast. Our guide/driver Paul was great. When on Skye he took us from one end of the isle to the other and was always in good spirits. It was a fun trip and would highly recommend it.
Written June 10, 2022
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Ninam S
Norway31 contributions
Solo
Another summer, another tour with Rabbie’s. Because I love Scotland I just keep coming back. I enjoy getting on a Rabbie’s bus, find a nice seat and just relax, look at the scenery and listen to the guide. Since I have done several tours with Rabbie’s before I had been to many of the places we visited on this tour. However, each guide makes the tour unique so you can get so many different experiences. Arron, my guide on this tour, was simply amazing. He figured out what places I had been to before and tried to find places I hadn’t been. He did a great job so I actually got to visit quite a few new places. To have a guide that knows his way to the hidden gems was brilliant. He was very attentive to the passengers, tried his best to find places and views that would suit all. Not all the passengers were able to walk in the terrain but Arron did his best to make them get a good tour. Since Plockton is such a small place he had even prebooked restaurants for the couple of nights we stayed there, making sure that everyone would be able to get a proper meal. He really did everything he could to make sure that each passenger had the best experience possible. He stopped the bus to rescue a little frog he spotted on the road. Others would not even have noticed this tiny animal. If Arron spotted someone in need, he would help. He loves Scotland and seemed to really enjoy having the opportunity to show the passengers the beauty of his country. The stories he told were interesting and funny. I quite enjoyed the one about the headless horseman on Mull and the one about Hamish the giant. Arron is sweet, gentle, funny, attentive, considerate, patient, flexible, sensitive – a man with a heart as big as all outdoors – and an absolutely awesome guide. I’d jump back on the bus with him any day. I’m sure he can make even the dullest place memorable.
Written July 7, 2019
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thewomaninwhite
Chicago, IL74 contributions
I'm used to solo travel and planning everything independently, but the idea of driving the one-lane roads of the Scottish Highlands to get to the Isle of Skye just did not resonate with me... so I decided to book this trip so I wouldn't have a panic attack or miss out on some of the highlights of the Inner Hebrides.

When I booked this trip, I found it so hard to find any reviews that actually described what a typical day looked like on this tour. I heard wonderful things about this company, but really had no idea what to expect.

The answer is - it varies.

The itinerary includes so much - but there is also a significant amount of time spent on the bus. Yes - you get breaks to stop, take pictures and stretch. But it's undeniably a lot of time traveling.

My favorite day may have been going to Staffa, Iona and Mull (all three in one day) because of the variety of beautiful places we went. However, when you squeeze in three places like this in one day, there's only so much time you can expect to have at the different locations... to give you more insight - there were about 4 boat rides and a fair amount of driving included in that one day, so time on each island was pretty limited - Staff is an optional side trip, so if you want to visit, it's roughly an hour downtime on each island, Iona and Staffa (about two and a half hours if you just visit Iona)... there is no real downtime on Mull, sadly.

Skye was also a day jam-packed with driving to see as much as possible, which unfortunately means there's not a lot of time in most of the locations Don't expect to hike the Quiraing on this visit... But honestly, I could not imagine driving around on this island on my own, so it was a compromise I was willing to make.

You do get time to wander off and do what you want to in various locations, but you may not always get the time you'd like in the locations you'd like.

On the flip side - our guide was friendly, knowledgable and entertaining. The van was comfortable and the group size was good (Rabbie's specializes in small groups). And most of the places we went were places I wanted to see.

Overall, I did really enjoy the trip and would recommend it. This was the first group trip I've ever taken and it was nice. Though of course any mode of travel comes with some type of compromise.
Written August 23, 2019
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Brad D
Gilbert, AZ9 contributions
My wife and I were going to tour Scotland by ourselves by car but decided not to at the last minute and booked this Rabbie's tour instead - I'm so glad we did. This tour was amazing and wonderful in every way. The bus was comfortable, rode easily, and the windows provided easy viewing. The accommodations (which we asked Rabbie's to book) were charming, quaint, and totally added to the experience. The scenery and sights were awe-inspiring and almost literally breath-taking. We had never done a bus tour before and didn't know what to expect but the single best reason that this tour was so good was Arron, our tour guide. He was, by turns, knowledgeable, funny, and caring. One minute we would hear a bit of history, then a joke, then something about current events that tied into where we were at and what we were doing. At various times he engaged with every single person on the bus and that helped our disparate group (both age and country of origin) get to know each other and become friends. If someone needed help hauling a bag or getting up and down some steps, he was right there. Several times on the tour, he took us to out-of-the-way spots that aren't in any tour book I ever read and they were fantastic. I whole-heartedly recommend this tour.
Written August 9, 2019
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ctmom123
Dallas, TX35 contributions
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 September 29, 2019
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Mirjam
1 contribution
We really enjoyed the tour with our driver/guide Arron to Mull and Skye. Through Arron, we not only learned a lot about the history of Scotland but also about today’s situation in the Highlands. He was a very funny and entertaining guide who interacted with everyone and cared about our wellbeing on the trip. We were a group with a big age range and he found a balance in the activities that suited everyone. When one of our stops fell through because of a traffic accident, he immediately had a backup plan. Additionally, he was very good at showing us not only the major locations, but also the hidden gems that are not that well known.
The locations we visited were stunning and we were especially lucky with the weather. We would recommend this tour to everyone who doesn‘t just want to see famous locations like the Isle of Skye or Loch Ness, but also less touristy (but still very beautiful) places like the Isle of Mull or Iona.
Written July 18, 2019
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Robin W
2 contributions
Couples
Loved the whole trip but it was our guide/driver that made it extra special. George was knowledgeable about Scotland’s complex history, he was entertaining and tried to make sure everyone got to see what they wanted. Thanks George! From Dan and Robin
Written June 5, 2019
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Annmarie
Arlington, VA320 contributions
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 November 27, 2019
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5-Day Iona, Mull and the Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh