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Spend a relaxing day exploring the wild natural beauty of Mull and Iona. Just a short ferry-ride from Oban, these two islands, rich in both nature and history, are the perfect place to get away from the fast pace of modern life.

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Highlights

  • A fascinating, informative guided coach tour.
  • Tickets include ferry trips with spectacular views.
  • Experience Mull’s incredible countryside.
  • Two hours to explore historic Iona.

Included

  • 8-hour guided coach tour
  • Ferry transport
  • Entrance to Iona Abbey
  • Food and drink

Description

Mull and Iona are two of the jewels of the Hebrides, the group of islands off Scotland's west coast. The ferry from Oban, a short forty-five minutes, takes you to Craignure, from where you will begin exploring the Isle of Mull. Your guided coach tour will show you some of the best of the island's rugged beauty, passing by Ben More, an extinct volcano and Mull's highest mountain.

You will also see Loch Scridain, an incredibly beautiful sea loch that extends 15 kilometres into the island. When you reach the tiny fishing village of Fionnphort, you will board the ferry to Iona.

Iona was the point from which Saint Columba started the Christianisation of Scotland in the 6th century. Arriving from Ireland, he founded a monastery here, which remained active for nearly a thousand years, until the Scottish reformation in the 16th century. With two hours to explore Iona, you will have time to visit the ruins of the old abbey and Benedictine nunnery and Reilig Òdhrain, an ancient graveyard that is the final resting place for seven Scottish kings. Finally, you will retrace your steps back to Oban, again able to enjoy the magnificent countryside from the comfort of your coach.

Before you Go

When reserving your place on the tour, please select the date on which you would like to take the Mull and Iona Day Tour.

Day Tour
  • Operating season: daily from 1st April to 20th October 2019
  • The ferry departs Oban at 9:50 a.m. and returns at 5:55 p.m.
    • Sailings and landings subject to favourable sea and weather conditions
  • Duration: 8 hours
Accessibility
  • Wherever possible, we will assist wheelchair-bound passengers. However, we ask that all passengers who require special assistance or disabled access contact us at least 24 hours before departure to ensure we can accommodate their specific requirements as some tours may have parts that are unsuitable for wheelchair bound passengers
On the day
  • Snacks and refreshments are readily available to buy on Iona
  • We recommend wearing layers and bringing a waterproof jacket
  • Please wear sturdy, comfortable footwear
  • A backpack is recommended for carrying waterproofs, snacks, water, cameras etc.

Cancellation policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing. Please check dates carefully before purchasing tickets.

Supplied by

West Coast Motors
Craig of Campbeltown Limited, c/o West Coast Motors, Benmhor Saddell Street, Campbeltown, Argyll
PA28 6DN, Oban, United Kingdom