Tours to Iona
Our Tours to Iona
5 days to enjoy the islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa and the romantic beauty of the Isle of Skye. Also includes Loch Lomond National Park, Eilean Donan Castle, Glencoe and Loch Ness for a real sample of the best of Scotland. Departs Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturday during the summer months. Accommodation Included.
- Prices From: £509
- Days: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
This very popular 8 day car tour of Scotland provides visitors with the best of Scotland with visits to the west coast islands of Mull, Iona and Skye, plus the stunning Highlands of Scotland. Now available all year!
- Prices From: £325
- Days: Every Day
4 Day tour that encompasses the isles of Mull and Iona as well as the glories of the Western Highlands. Departs from Edinburgh on Tuesdays through summer with 3 nights in Tobermory. (see dates) Accommodation included!
- Prices From: £369
- Days: Tuesday
A tiny island, of typically Hebridean beauty, Iona holds a special place in the history of Scotland and Christianity. The rugged coastline dotted with white shell sand beaches and secluded coves give it a dramatic beauty.
Iona has long been a place of pilgrimage. St Columba brought Christianity to Scotland in the seventh century when he landed on Iona having crossed the sea from Ireland. Since that date Iona has had an important church and monastery and even today the pervasive atmosphere is one of religious calm. Iona was also a burial place for Scottish kings and so enjoys a somewhat hallowed place in Scottish history. Today, visitors still come to Iona for religious reasons. Some visit to take a retreat, whilst others simply want to experience the feeling of its ancient religious tradition.
Although the island is not especially remote, it certainly feels remote and on the edge. The island is small and can easily be walked around in an hour or two and a heart of the island remains its church and monastery which dominated architecturally. Iona is not a holiday location but rather that a destination to be visited for the day. It is not easy to get to as it requires you to drive across all of the island of Mull and then take a ferry.
There is a range of outdoor activities in Iona including walking and beach activities among others. A perfect holiday spot to break free from the daily grinds and urban mayhem, Iona is a quiet and friendly destination. The incredibly welcoming, local populace that will go out of their way to help you would make you feel at home on your holiday.