Mull, Staffa and Iona - Tour to the Isles of Mull, Staffa and Iona
About this tour
This is one of the best day tours in Scotland, providing a scenic route through the beautiful island of Mull and a visit to the island of Iona.
The highlight of this tour is the awe inspiring visit to the unique island of Staffa to see the hexagonally jointed columns of basalt as well as Fingals Cave - it was made famous the world over by Felix Mendelsohn in 1830 when he composed the Hebrides Overture.
From Oban, the tour crosses the Firth of Lorne to Craignure on Mull.
The scenic route through the island is via Glen More to Fionnphort where a small ferry - operated by Gordon Grant Marine departs for Staffa. After cruising to Staffa and allowing an hour ashore (subject to landing conditions) the vessel sails south to Iona which is known for its tranquillity, its abbey and the burial place of Scottish kings.
The return to Fionnphort is onboard the Caledonian MacBrayne vessel, MV Loch Buie which only takes 10 minutes to cross the Sound of Iona. Return to Oban in the afternoon via Fionnphort, Glen More and Craignure.
The 2017 promotional rate each passenger, inclusive of all ferry fares (including the Gordon Grant Marine sail to Staffa) is £39.75.