Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

An 8 day, tailor made Scottish Island Vacation seeing iona, Skye and Mull, traveling without a car.
West Highland Line railway Oban Mull Iona Spean Bridge Skye
Price
£1275To£1375 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price (per person) based 2 adults sharing a room for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis, including 1 dinner.
Includes return rail travel as described, return ferry travel to Mull & Skye, hotel transfers on Skye and a guided tour on Skye.
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Description of Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

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Price information

£1275To£1375 excluding flights
Price (per person) based 2 adults sharing a room for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis, including 1 dinner.
Includes return rail travel as described, return ferry travel to Mull & Skye, hotel transfers on Skye and a guided tour on Skye.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made only from April to end September.

Travel guides

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Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

6 Reviews of Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

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Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021 by

Excellent....The day at Iona including the trip to Staffa and the visit to the Abbey Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2019 by

The Isle of Skye was stunningly beautiful, and we enjoyed all of the animals we met along the way. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Aug 2019 by

The highlight of the vacation was visiting Iona and Skye, not using car just trains and ferries and buses. Read full review

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was probably our first day on Iona - sun was shining and our room had superb views. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2018 by

Lovely! We will book something similar again! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2015 by

It was a great vacation. We were very happy with it. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

We are continually increasing our range of public transport vacations for those who want to leave the car behind. We grapple with the timetables of trains, boats and buses, and fill-in the gaps with short taxi transfers to make this possible in the more remote areas. Not having a car in tow can transform your experience, especially on a Scottish island – exploring on foot and by bike helps you to properly engage with the environment and experience the place at a more appropriate, slower pace. In each place, there are plentiful local walks, and some short trips available by local bus on Mull and Skye - we will provide suggestions and recommendations in your vacation pack, but do check the most up-to-date information with the staff at your hotel.

We take the utmost care to choose local business partners who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel, preferring to work with locally-owned and managed businesses wherever possible. Your hotel in Spean Bridge is committed to home-cooked organic food, while the shellfish for the hotel restaurant on Skye is landed at the local pier. We build long-term relationships based on mutual trust with our business partners, with a joint commitment to excellent customer satisfaction and care for the environment.

People

For us, true sustainability means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life, where the economic benefit from tourism can make a genuine difference. That’s why we work almost exclusively with local, family-run businesses, not with large corporate organisations. We build close and lasting relationships with our business partners, based on mutual trust and an unerring commitment to customer satisfaction. We carefully select these partners to ensure that they share our values of sustainable and responsible travel. For example, the small hotel featured in this vacation on the Isle of Skye is based in the heart of a Gaelic community, and all staff are encouraged to learn the language, whatever their original native tongue.

All of our vacation packs include "Robert's Recommendations", our specific tips on places to visit, places to eat and places to shop locally, all of which have been researched by us, and many of which are off-the-beaten track.

We are corporate members of the John Muir Trust, an organisation committed to protecting the wild land of the Scottish highlands and islands.

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