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Mull, Iona, Staffa and Puffin Guided Tour – Scotland

Scotland
5 Nights / 6 Days
FROM
R 24,016pp

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the breath-taking landscapes of Scotland with the Mull, Iona, Staffa, and Puffin Guided Tour. This adventure promises a perfect blend of natural wonders, ancient history, and charming wildlife encounters, making it an absolute must-do for any traveller with a thirst for exploration.

The adventure begins as you depart from the picturesque town of Oban, known as the “Gateway to the Isles.” Board a comfortable ferry and set sail towards the Isle of Mull, the second-largest island in the Inner Hebrides. As you glide across the shimmering waters of the Sound of Mull, be prepared to be mesmerized by the stunning vistas of rugged coastlines, rolling hills, and dramatic cliffs that characterize this region.

Your first stop is the enchanting Isle of Iona, often referred to as the “Cradle of Christianity” in Scotland. Steeped in history and spirituality, Iona is renowned for its ancient abbey, which dates back to the 6th century. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims and monks as you explore the atmospheric ruins, wander through the tranquil cloisters, and marvel at the intricately carved Celtic crosses that adorn the sacred grounds. Feel the spiritual energy that permeates the island and take a moment to soak in the serene beauty of this sacred place.

Next, prepare to be awestruck as you set sail for the otherworldly island of Staffa, a geological marvel shaped by volcanic activity millions of years ago. As you approach the island, be greeted by the sight of its most famous landmark – Fingal’s Cave. Marvel at the towering basalt columns that line the entrance to this natural wonder, creating a cathedral-like chamber filled with the haunting echoes of the sea. Take a leisurely stroll along the rugged coastline, breathe in the crisp sea air, and feel a sense of wonder as you witness the raw power of nature on full display.

But the adventure doesn’t end there – prepare to be charmed as you visit the charming island of Lunga, part of the Treshnish Isles archipelago and home to a thriving colony of puffins. As you disembark onto the rocky shores of the island, be greeted by the comical sight of these adorable seabirds, with their vibrant beaks and distinctive waddling gait. Grab your camera and get ready to capture close-up encounters as the puffins go about their daily routines, nesting in the cliffs, fishing in the crystal-clear waters, and entertaining visitors with their playful antics.

Throughout the tour, you’ll be accompanied by knowledgeable guides who will regale you with fascinating stories and insights into the history, geology, and wildlife of the region. Learn about the ancient legends that shroud these mystical islands, discover the secrets of their geological formations, and gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems that support the diverse array of flora and fauna found here.

As the day draws to a close and you make your way back to Oban, take a moment to reflect on the wonders you’ve experienced and the memories you’ve made. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, or simply seeking adventure off the beaten path, the Mull, Iona, Staffa, and Puffin Guided Tour offers an unforgettable journey through some of Scotland’s most captivating landscapes and cultural treasures. So why wait? Come and discover the magic of the Scottish Isles for yourself!

Book by: 23 September 2024
Travel between: 23 June 2024 to 30 September 2024

TERMS & CONDITIONS

The puffin breeding season usually takes place between late April to mid-August. Puffin encounters cannot be guaranteed. Date of Departures may vary and are subject to availability, please contact us for exact departure dates for 2024. Prices are based on a from price, per person sharing, subject to availability and currency fluctuation for international holidays. The exact amount will be confirmed at the time of booking. High season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Group rates available on request.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.

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