Religious Heritage Tours

Iona Pilgrimage & Mull Experience

(7 Day Package)

Wednesday 9th - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Available From The South East

 
Join us for this very special seven day religious heritage tour to the Isle of Mull & the neighbouring Island of Iona, which both lie just off the west coast of Scotland.
 
For the Gaels, Iona is I Chaluim Chille - the isle of Colm Cille, an Irish priest and prince who was to become revered as Saint Columba. A tiny island, of typically Hebridean beauty, it holds a unique place in the story of Scotland and kindles the imagination of thousands who journey there each year. Yet it is also where people have lived, worked and worshipped over many centuries. To and from its shores have come monks and pilgrims, clan chiefs and kings, artists and craftsmen, farmers and fishermen.
 
The Isle of Mull has become well known by all who view the BBC programmes Springwatch and Coast. 
 
It offers attractions for all the family, and offers a holiday where wildlife is around every corner, visitor attractions cater for all ages, and the whole family has a chance to live a lifestyle far removed from the hectic urban pressurised existence.
 
According to your interests, the islands of Mull and Iona can be a wilderness awaiting discovery, a haven of peace and relaxation or simply a charming and beautiful centre for a Highland holiday away from the cares and pressures of modern life.

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Tour Itinerary

WEDNESDAY - We depart from your departure point in the South East late morning and travel to the 4* Holiday Inn Lancaster, where we arrive late afternoon. 

 

Following some leisure time, this evening we enjoy dinner at the hotel. Meals – Dinner

THURSDAY – This morning we enjoy an early breakfast before departing from the Preston Marriott Hotel for our journey to Scotland. 

 

We make a stop enroute at Callandar with some free time for lunch, before continuing our journey to Oban. On arrival at the Oban Ferry Terminal, we board the late afternoon/early evening ferry for the crossing to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. 

 

When we disembark at Craignure, we make the very short journey to the Isle Of Mull Hotel, which will be our base for the next four nights. During your stay, you may wish to take advantage of the hotel’s leisure facilities.

 

This evening we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant. Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

 

FRIDAY – We enjoy breakfast in the hotel restaurant before embarking on a day exploring some of the main highlights Mull has to offer.

 

This morning we make a visit to Duart Castle, the ancestral home of Clan McLean on the Isle of Mull, in a shuttle coach. 

This afternoon we board our own coach and make a journey to Tobermory, the “capital” of Mull, which is renowned for it’s colourful buildings and picturesque setting. Main Street is a mix of shops, eateries, hotels and guesthouses and has an excellent selection of locally produced arts and crafts.

 

Whilst here, we also include a tour of the Tobermory Distillery, the home of the Tobermory and Ledaig Single Malts. 

 

Late afternoon, we travel back to your hotel for dinner. Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

 

SATURDAY – This morning following a leisurely breakfast, we journey to Fionnphort where we join the foot ferry for the short crossing to Iona and the first of our two visits.

 

On arrival, we embark on a Pilgrimage Walking Tour of the island with a guide.

 

Late afternoon we board the foot ferry back to Fionnphort from where we journey back to Craignure and our hotel. 


This evening we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant. Meals – Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

 

SUNDAY – This morning following breakfast, we retrace our journey to Fionnphort where we join the foot ferry for the short crossing to Iona.
 
New for 2019, an optional boat trip to Staffa is available this morning for a supplement.

 

On arrival, we enjoy a visit to Iona Abbey this morning before allowing some free time for lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a Pilgrimage Eucharist Service in Iona Abbey or the Michael Chapel on Iona taken by your Vicar.

 

Late afternoon we board the foot ferry back to Fionnphort from where we journey back to Craignure and our hotel. 

 

This evening we enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant and our final night on Mull. Meals – Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

 

MONDAY – This morning following an early breakfast, we say goodbye to Mull as we board the ferry to Oban.

 

On arrival in Oban we begin the journey home retracing our steps south, but the holiday is not over yet! 

 

Late morning we arrive at Tarbet on the shores of Loch Lomond to enjoy a cruise on this most magical of Lochs, which is also the longest water in Britain. The one-hour cruise at the northern fjord end of the Loch is in the heart of the National Park in Rob Roy country. The vessel sails around a couple of islands and past Rob Roy’s Cave as well as the Arklet Waterfalls, the skipper will give a live and informative commentary. During your cruise, a light lunch is provided.

 

Following your cruise we continue the journey south and arrive at the Holiday Inn Lancaster late afternoon & your final night.

 

This evening, we enjoy dinner at the hotel and time to reflect on a memorable holiday. Meals – Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner.

 

TUESDAY – Following breakfast, we say goodbye to the Holiday Inn Lancaster for the journey home to your original departure point in the South East, where we arrive mid afternoon. Meals – Breakfast.

Your Hotels -

The Holiday Inn Lancaster 4* Hotel

Our well located hotel is within easy access to the M6 motorway and an ideal base for travelling to/from Scotland.

 

With a number of facilities available at the 4* Holiday Inn Lancaster we know that when you stay you'll leave feeling refreshed.

The Isle Of Mull Hotel, Craignure

As the ferry sets sail from Oban, admire the scenic landscape and arrive at Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa to receive one of the warmest welcomes in Scotland. Situated close to the ferry terminal on the south east of the island, the hotel itself lies on the crescent of Craignure Bay with gardens stretching to the water’s edge. Picturesque, the hotel offers a perfect base to explore the island and the dramatic coast of the West of Scotland.

 

As well as in the unspoilt nature of the Highlands island, there’s as much to enjoy inside the hotel as much as what’s outside. Highlights include a 17-metre swimming pool, children’s splash pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna and our specialist Rasul Mud Room – the only one found in the West of Scotland. Choose from a wide range of relaxing spa treatments, sample the best of the local cuisine in our bar or restaurant and retire to a restful night’s sleep.

 

The Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa offers 82 hotel guestrooms, which are accessible by stairs only from the upper gallery and spiral staircase. These include single, double or family rooms and some even offer views of the sea. The rooms are decorated with neutral and stylish colours and soft furnishings and have that modern Scottish twist.

 

Hotel facilities & Features

  • Leisure Centre with Pool & Gym
  • Beauty Spa (Additional Charge)
  • Sheallach-Na-Mara Restaurant
  • Bar & Lounge Areas
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Lift(s) - NO

Guest Bedrooms - Each of the 82 guest rooms feature - Welcome tea tray with shortbread - En-suite bathroom - Direct dial telephone - TV with freeview - Hairdryer - Ironing board

 

What's Included

  • Free Local Departures from - See Booking Form
  • Luxury Executive EAVESWAY Coach Travel including complimentary onboard Wifi & the services of an Eavesway Driver(s)
  • Complimentary onboard refreshments during your journey to/from Scotland
  • Two nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the 4* Holiday Inn Lancaster including complimentary use of the leisure facilities & swimming pool
  • Return Ferry Crossings (Oban - Craignure)
  • Four nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at the 3* Isle Of Mull Hotel including complimentary use of the leisure facilities & swimming pool
  • A full day excursion to Iona including return ferry crossings (Fionnphort - Iona), Pilgrimage Walk with a guide & packed lunch
  • A full day excursion to Iona including return ferry crossings (Fionnphort - Iona), packed lunch, visit to Iona Abbey (Admission Included) & Pilgrimage Eucharist Service in the Michael Chapel or Iona Abbey itself
  • A full day “Mull Experience” including a visit to Duart Castle (Shuttle Coach & Admission Included), a visit to Tobermory with free time & a visit to Tobermory Distillery (Admission, Tour & Whisky Tasting Included)
  • A cruise on Loch Lomond including light buffet lunch
  • The services of a TML Travel Group Tour Manager throughout

 

Pricing Information

Tour Price - Seven Day Package

TOUR CODE Basic Price  Optional Staffa Boat Trip Single Room Supplement Double Room Sole Occupancy
RHG-0001 £749.00 £35.00 £ 80.00 £ 140.00

 

All prices are PER PERSON and based on a twin/double sharing

 

All tours are operated by TML Travel Group Limited and are subject to availability and terms & conditions of the TML Travel Group trading charter. All prices are per person  based on sharing a twin/double bedded room and are valid for new bookings only. Single occupancy supplement and Insurance not included. New coaches may not be available on all tours. Offers maybe withdrawn at any time. Every attempt is made to keep the information guides up-to-date, however tours maybe subject to change and you will be notified.  if this is the case. WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 35 PAYING PASSENGERS IN ORDER TO OPERATE THIS TOUR.

 

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