Later* on Fri. 5th April – Sun. 7th April – Iona, Mull & Oban – 2.5* day tour

Iona’s beaches, amazing history; wild & spectacular Mull & journeying through the Western Highlands

£59 per person


Itinerary

Isle of Mull & Iona – a Hebridean paradise – weekend tour

  • Dundee/St. Andrews pick up before the Stirling departure/start of the tour – on request

This tour is open to anyone, everyone welcome, but as on Friday, 5th April teaching ends at Stirling Uni, we will be leaving, as soon as the last person in the group finishes the last lecture “before the reading week starts” and is ready.

We are spending the first night in central Oban, the pre-booked hostel is £18 per person per night,

the second night we spend right in the heart of picturesque Tobermory at the SYHA hostel on the Isle of Mull, pre-booked for £20 per per person per night.

The other extras are the Oban to Craignure/Isle of Mull return ferry for £7.40 per person

and the Fionnphort/Isle of Mull to Iona return ferry for £3.50 per person.

Travel day to Oban

  • On Friday, 5th April we head through the Trossachs nationalpark to Oban, a beautiful and bustling ferry port and the main gateway to many of the Hebridean islands.

 

On the first night we stay in Oban.

Touring day 1

  • On Saturday, 6th April, we take the stunning 45 minutes crossing from beautiful Oban to the Isle of Mull with all round views of islands, the Lismore lighthouse, Duart castle, mountains and the sea – the currently booked ferry times are dep. Oban 08.40 am** – arrive Craignure/Oban 09.35 am – Mull – flexible times to Iona – flexible times to Mull
  • On the Isle of Mull, a nature & wildlife haven, we will be exploring the SW parts with some of the most dramatic and wild scenery
  • before arriving on the isle of Iona, Scotland’s spiritual capital with awesome beaches to watch the sunset and enjoy the views across to the isles of Mull, Staffa, Treshniish, Coll, Tiree, Colonsay, Scarba, Jura and the mountains on the Scottish mainland
  • We are travelling at a time when live re-awakes, the flowers are blooming, the lambs are born and spring tends to be the driest and sunniest on the Westcoast with a real Atlantic coast Hebridean get away from it all feel.
  • From the Isle of Iona we are heading back to Mull and travelling along the spectacular NW coast to picturesque Tobermory, where we spend the night.

On the second night we stay in Tobermory/Isle of Mull

Touring day 2

On Sunday, 7th April depending on the group’s preferences, we can either spend more time on Mull

or after leaving Mull have more time in Oban

or spend more time one of the various dramatic routes with numerous stops back to Stirling.

the currently booked ferry times are dep. Craignure/Mull 13.30 pm** – arrive Oban 14.20 pm and assuming no stops would allow for an earliest return back to Stirling at 5pm

  • **Please note, if you, the participants on this tour prefer different ferry timings and other timings suit you better, provided everyone in the group is happy, we might be able to to request and change these times, subject to vehicle space on the ferry

  • *The reason why we advertise “a later departure on Friday, 5th April and a 2.5 day tour is that on Friday, 5th April is the last day with lectures at Stirling University before the lecture free period before the exams begins – at Unicorn Tours from our side we are happy to depart as early as 8am, but we would like to give everyone who books this trip a chance to come along without having to skip/miss/compromise with their studies and lectures – so we will be leaving as early as possible, but leave the timing open for now, if for example inthe group of 8, there are 3 who have nothing on and can leave at 8am – 1 has a lecture which finishes at 11 am, 2 have a lecture, that finishes at 12 noon and 2 have a lecture that finishes at 1pm, then 1pm in this example would be the time everyone is free and we would be happy to leave as early as 1.15 pm. We would like to keep it flexible and allow you, who wish to join the tour to all come along and once the last in the group is ready to go, we start the tour, so it could be 3.15 pm or in the morning for example

  • Friends booking together at the same time saving – 2 – get 12.5% off and save £8 = £51 pp for the tour

Option & discount to join us later/leave us early, if you don’t have so much time
  • For our longer multi-day tours on request we offer a per person per day rate to enable you to opt out or opt in the tour , to join and arrive later, to depart and leave earlier or to stay away for longer and allow for more flexibility to accommodate your personal circumstances and preferences. This rate is £25 per person per day on this tour.
  • This is also meant to help those of you, who really would like to join our tour, but can’t make the first or last day and the discount will go somewhat in paying for your public transport costs to join us on our tour. We happily advise your options.
  • Anyone who is already staying in Oban or Tobermory is welcome to join us on a daily basis subject to seat availability.

View our past tours to Iona, Mull, Oban & the Westcoast


EXTRAS TO PAY:

* food, drink, entrance fees (castles, museums, attractions, etc.)

* Pre-booked and guaranteed accommodation at the hostel in Oban for £18 and for the 2nd night on Mull in Tobermory for £20 per person

(Unicorn Tours has pre-booked and pre-paid 9 spaces at the hostel already, so as to be able to offer and guarantee the running of this tour – you don’t have to worry about arranging the accommodation yourself, you just pay us. However if you rather prefer some alternative accommodation, we offer you to opt out and you are then free to chose any other accommodation of your choice for those nights)

Oban to Craignure/Isle of Mull return ferry for £7.40 per person

and the Fionnphort/Isle of Mull to Iona return ferry for £3.50 per person.

however if you prefer, you are free to stay elsewhere for those 2 nights, incl. a B&B or hotel, it will make no difference to the tour, as we drop you off at night and pick you up again in the morning

  • any other ferry, the group might decide on, for example the scenic Tarbert/Loch Fyne to Cowal shortcut or the isle of Seil/Luing/Easdale, etc.

FAQs

Guaranteed pick up/drop off always from the Stirling area, places along the way, anywhere on private tours & outwith the Forth Valley on request depending on distance & booking numbers

Tourstyle:

  • medium distance 2.5 day tour
  • multi-stop tour allowing for some good free time, flexible activities, walks, coast, beaches, seals, wildlife, cliffs, castles, abbeys, religion, island hopping, bens, lochs & glens, lighthouses, castles & more

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Accommodation

Pre-booked and guaranteed accommodation at the hostel in Oban for £18 and for the 2nd night on Mull in Tobermory for £20 per person

(Unicorn Tours has pre-booked and pre-paid 9 spaces at the hostel already, so as to be able to offer and guarantee the running of this tour – you don’t have to worry about arranging the accommodation yourself, you just pay us. However if you rather prefer some alternative accommodation, we offer you to opt out and you are then free to chose any other accommodation of your choice for those nights)

Accommodation on all of our special tours (2 days & longer):

 We pre-book and guarantee accommodation for all 8 passengers on all our special tours.

The pre-booked and guaranteed accommodation is  a general rule is budget dormitory youth hostel bunk-bed type accommodation in a central and convenient location and depending on where and when typically costs between £12 – £25 per person per night.

We always give you the option to opt-out and find your own private B&B or hotel accommodation nearby, in which case you should advise us early, so we can release those pre-booked bed-spaces.

The tour throughout the day will remain the same, no matter if we pick you up in the morning /drop you off at night at a 5* hotel or hostel, this allows you to pay as little or as much for your accommodation as you like.

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Oban

Argyll & the Isles

Isle of Mull

Puffins – breeding season April to July – some seabirdcliffs on Mull’s Westcoast

Tobermory & North Mull

Isle of Iona

Oban weather forecast


Status of this tour 

Minimum number of paid/booked individual spaces to guarantee the running of this tour

  • 4
  • not yet reached
  • last update on 25th February @ noon

How to enquire, book & pay

  1. If you are interested in this tour, you let us know by either emailing contact@unicorntravel.co.uk, use our enquiry form or text or phone us 07429251980. This also gives you a chance to ask any questions, you may have.
  2. Once the minimum number of interested individuals has been reached, we contact everyone, if they still wish to join the tour and are ready to book and pay.
  3. Once the minimum number of individuals have paid, the tour is then a guaranteed departure.
  • Payment/booking deadline: Saturday, 30th March @ 3.30 pm

Please note for all of our multi-day tours we have already pre-booked and pre-paid 9 hostel beds for each night, but you can opt out of this and chose your own accommodation.

If the minimum number of seats has not been reached by the booking deadline, any money already paid will be refunded back to you in full (and on our end we will then cancel multi-day tour prepaid accommodation which we had to book, in order to be able to advertise and offer the tour in the first place).


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