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Overview

Self-Drive Holidays
7 Nights
  • Prices from: £715 per person
  • Availability: Any departure date
  • Best time to go: April - October
  • Transport: Rental car included (optional)

Highlights

Isle of Mull
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Enjoy the outstanding scenery of the Isle of Mull, home to magnificent sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, and mountains that rise 3,000 feet from the crystal clear sea.

Fingal's Cave
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Visit the legendary Fingal’s Cave, a truly awesome natural phenomenon on the Isle of Staffa with immense hexagonal pillars looming out of the sea.

Isle of Iona
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Follow in the footsteps of St Columba and 14 centuries of pilgrims by visiting Iona Abbey on the tiny and tranquil Isle of Iona, steeped in history.

Ardnamurchan Peninsula
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Travel to Britain’s most westerly point, the wild and remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula, and enjoy wonderful views to the isles of Rum, Eigg & Muck on the way to the magical Isle of Skye.

Isle of Skye
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The Isle of Skye is popular for its stunning and dramatic volcanic scenery, including the Cuillin Mountain Range, the iconic Storr and spectacular Quiraing. Portree is its colourful capital.

 

Historic castles
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Experience the weight of history at Duart Castle on Mull, and relish beautiful views of the romantic Dunvegan and Armadale Castles on Skye.

An Irresistible Island-Hopping Tour

This island-hopping self-drive tour of the magical islands of Mull, Iona and Skye offers some of the best scenery in Europe, with soaring mountains, glorious white sandy beaches and wonderful wildlife. Experience the diverse landscape of Mull, the spiritual escape of Iona, and the magnificent Isle of Skye.

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Your first stop on this magnificent Scottish escape is the Isle of Mull, where rare and beautiful wildlife coexists with peaceful island villages. The fishing port of Tobermory is the island’s main village, and its colourful sea front cottages and bustling harbour are an example of the cheerful hospitality you can expect throughout your trip. 

From Mull, take a trip to the unmissable Isle of Iona, the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. The astounding turquoise waters contrast with shining white beaches and hidden coves. There are endless sacred historical sites to visit, including Iona Abbey and the burial sites of 48 Scottish kings.

The third and most famous island in this tour is the unprecedented Isle of Skye, and its superb reputation is well deserved. Dramatic mountains rise up out of deep green glens and waterfalls. Extraordinary geological scenery combines with abundant wildlife – look out for majestic golden eagles soaring overhead and don’t be surprised if you spot seals and dolphins in the seas below! This island tour truly does showcase some of Scotland’s most astounding locations.

Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Magical Islands of Mull, Iona & Skye self-drive tour. We design each itinerary around your interests, so think of this as a starting point which can be tailored into something completely unique to you.

We love the opportunity to use our first-hand knowledge and experience to design and deliver the perfect, bespoke holiday experience for you.

Day 1: Glasgow to the Isle of Mull
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Depart Glasgow and make your way to Oban, the seafood capital of Scotland, where you will take the ferry across to the majestic Isle of Mull. Scotland is home to some of the most beautiful island retreats in the world and Mull is one of them – with magnificent sea cliffs, white sandy beaches, and mountains that rise 3,000 feet from the crystal clear sea.
Overnight – Isle of Mull

Day 2: Isle of Mull Sightseeing
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Visit pretty Tobermory, the island’s main village with its multi-coloured houses scattered around a peaceful harbour. Mull is famous for its stunning wildlife, and you could join a dolphin watching trip to experience these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.
Overnight – Isle of Mull

Day 3: Isle of Iona Sightseeing
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Spend the day on the tranquil Isle of Iona, steeped in history as the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland. Follow in the footsteps of St Columba and 14 centuries of pilgrims by visiting Iona Abbey. Iona also boasts impossibly turquoise waters, dazzling beaches, hidden coves and monumentally sacred sites, as well as being the burial place of 48 kings of Scotland.

You could also take a boat trip to the legendary Fingal’s Cave on the Isle of Staffa – a truly awesome natural phenomenon with immense hexagonal pillars looming out of the sea.
Overnight – Isle of Mull

Day 4: Isle of Mull to the Isle of Skye
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Hop on the ferry to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula – Britain’s most westerly point,and enjoy wonderful views to the isles of Rum, Eigg & Muck. Travel on the magnificent Road to the Isles, and then by ferry over the sea to the Isle of Skye. The short sailing across the Sound of Sleat provides great views of Skye and back across to the west coast.
Overnight – Isle of Skye

Day 5: Isle of Skye Sightseeing
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The magical Isle of Skye is without doubt one of the most popular destinations in Scotland – where the dramatic Cuillin Mountains and stunning seascapes combine with the warmest of Highland hospitality. Visit romantic Dunvegan Castle, sample some fine island whiskies, or climb aboard a fabulous boat cruise into the heart of the Cuillin Mountains.
Overnight – Isle of Skye

Day 6: Isle of Skye Sightseeing
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Explore the pretty town of Portree with its attractive harbour, and visit the neighbouring Isle of Raasay, with its breath-taking views back to the Cuillins. Wildlife cruises allow you to explore the seas that surround the island and spot seals, otters and great golden eagles. Skye is dotted with wonderful craft shops and galleries for souvenir-hunting too.
Overnight – Isle of Skye

Day 7: Isle of Skye Sightseeing
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Enjoy a spectacular walk in the Quiraing and experience some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery. Visit the rocky spike of the Old Man of Storr, a free-standing pinnacle which attracts hordes of photographers and rock-climbers. View the dramatic coastal scenery at Kilt Rock, where waterfalls cascade over the cliffs and down into the sea below.
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Day 8: Depart the Isle of Skye
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You have a choice of return options. Leave Skye and travel north up the Great Glen to Inverness, or travel south through spectacular Glencoe, where you may wish to extend your holiday in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 7 nights including traditional Scottish breakfast
  • Comprehensive information pack and local visitor guidebooks
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink and sightseeing suggestions
  • Map of Scotland with our recommended driving route
  • 8 days rental of an Economy car (other vehicle categories available) including comprehensive insurance
  • All ferry crossings (as per your itinerary)
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals

Accommodation & Prices

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We know that after a busy day of sightseeing an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why all of the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay.

Our discerning team has a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below. If you wish to combine these categories or perhaps upgrade for a special occasion let us know in your enquiry.

Category
Accommodation type
Price per person
Premium
Boutique Guest Houses and 4* Hotels
From £1030

Our Premium category includes a unique collection of luxurious and stylish boutique Guest Houses and small 4* Hotels. These are wonderfully charming and intimate and run with great flair by their owners.

It also comprises larger 4* Hotels selected for their high standard of accommodation, exceptional service, and great location. These range from traditional luxury to contemporary Hotels.

Standard
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £775

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your Scottish experience.

Budget
3* B&Bs and Guest Houses
From £715

A collection of 3* B&Bs and Guest Houses offering comfortable accommodation close to local attractions. Your accommodation is great for the little personal touches.

A chat with your warm and friendly hosts and fellow guests over breakfast will arm you with local knowledge and tips for the day ahead.

Special Places to Stay
Exceptional Hotels and luxury Resorts
Please enquire

From award-winning luxury Hotels to unique country retreats, all of which offer exceptional accommodation with superb facilities and outstanding service.

These are truly magical places and amongst the best Scotland has to offer. The perfect choice when you would like somewhere really special which can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

Car Hire

Our packages include car rental and comprehensive insurance for the duration of your holiday. Absolute Escapes has an excellent relationship with a number of car hire operators and we are able to offer quality vehicles and great value for money.

If you plan to bring your own vehicle, we are also able to offer this itinerary without a rental car.

All our packages include:

  • Collision Damage Waiver
  • Super Damage Excess Waiver
  • Third Party Insurance
  • Theft Waiver
  • Tax
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
  • Good for 2 people
  • Maximum of 4 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
  • Good for 2 – 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 2 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Intermediate
Volkswagen Passat or similar
  • Good for up to 4 people
  • Maximum of 5 passengers
  • 3 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission
Fullsize
VW Sharan or similar
  • Good for 5 people
  • Maximum of 7 passengers
  • 3 – 4 large suitcases
  • Manual or automatic transmission

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Magical Islands of Mull, Iona & Skye

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