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Car-free Scottish Island Hopping

The beautiful island of Iona: tranquillity and sandy beaches

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

travel in first class to Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train?

Prices From

£1425

No of Nights

7
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The beautiful island of Iona: tranquillity and sandy beaches

Car-free Scottish Island Hopping

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct

Why not...

travel in first class to Mallaig on the Jacobite Steam Train?

Prices From

£1425

No of Nights

7

Go car-free Scottish island touring & experience a different pace of life on the isles of Mull, Iona and Skye.

This carefully planned car-free Scottish island touring holiday enables you to experience three contrasting Scottish islands without the need to drive. What’s more, it includes memorable train journeys on the famous West Highland Line, often acclaimed as the most scenic rail journey in the world. From the atmospheric tiny island of Iona, to the colourful harbour village of Tobermory and the dramatic Isle of Skye, not to mention glorious trips through the heart of the westerly Scottish Highlands, this week will be a feast for the senses.

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Day One – Glasgow to Iona

Day Two – Iona

Day Three – to Tobermory, Mull

Day Four – the Isle of Mull

Day Five – From Mull to Spean Bridge

Day Six – To the Isle of Skye

Day Seven – Relax on Skye

Day Eight – Return to Glasgow

Sustainable Travel 

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach less accessible destinations around Scotland – in this case, the Scottish islands of Iona, Mull and Skye without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally-owned small accommodation and a local guide on this holiday.

Location

This holiday starts and finishes in Glasgow, though connecting rail travel from Edinburgh, or any other mainline rail station can be arranged at an additional cost.


Pricing

£1425 per person for April & October, £1550 per person for May to September.

All prices are based on two people sharing a double or twin room ensuite for seven nights, with one night on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis and six nights on a bed & breakfast basis. This includes rail travel from Glasgow to Oban, Oban to Mallaig, via Spean Bridge & Mallaig back to Glasgow, return ferry travel to Mull and Skye, and hotel transfers on Skye, as well as a guided tour of Skye.

The price for a single traveller, based on sole occupancy of ensuite double rooms is £2075 in April & October, £2200 May to September. 

Please note that bus transport on the Isle of Mull to reach Iona and Tobermory is not pre-bookable, so you will need to purchase tickets directly from the driver – allow £20 to £30 per person.

To upgrade to travel on the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig, add an additional £55 per person (first class). Please ask if you would like us to arrange this for you. In 2022, the Jacobite Steam train will run from the 4th April until the 28th October.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.


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Car-free Scottish Island Hopping

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