Full Day Mull & Iona Tour
The remote Island of Iona has been sacred for millennia, and since St Columba founded a monastery there in the 6th century to spread Christianity to Scotland, this tiny dot in the Atlantic has been an important site of pilgrimage. Its remote tranquillity, with a gorgeous historic abbey and sweeping views, captures the hearts of all those who visit. This 8-10 hour tour is an easy way to make the journey.
Ferry journey to Craignure
The adventure starts with a 45 minute ferry journey from Oban through the stunning Firth of Lorn on the famous Caledonian MacBrayne line. Full conveniences, meals and a bar are available on board. We then proceed across the island through a landscape that would not be out of place in Lord of the Rings.
Ferry journey from Fionnphort
On the short ferry crossing, a feeling of tranquillity will come over you as we approach the idyllic wee island.
The first thing you will notice is the monastery, built around 1200. But the spot has been sacred since 563, when Saint Columba and 12 followers landed at the bay to establish a monastery. From here, Columba set about evangelising the Gaels and Picts of modern day Scotland, and was highly regarded- it is said that he converted the Pictish king Bridei. According to legend, Columba was buried below the small, stone chapel shrine that survives today. Many kings of Scotland, Ireland and the Vikings are buried at the abbey. Perhaps the most famous illuminated manuscript of the Dark Ages, the Book of Kells, was created at Iona, which was a celebrated centre of learning through the Middle Ages. Over the centuries, wealthy patrons commissioned exquisite Celtic crosses, some which date to the 8th century.
Price is for pickup in Oban and includes entrance to Iona Abbey. It does not include other possible attraction entrance fees and meals. Contact us for a final price for your group.
£520 for 2 people
£570 for 3 people
£620 for 4 people
£670 for 5 people
£720 for 6 people
*Please note final stops and times are approximate and depend on several factors, including final itinerary, pace, traffic and weather conditions. Minimum age 12 years.