Tours to the Island of Iona

The tiny, sacred island of Iona is reached by a 10-minute ferry crossing over azure waters from the Isle of Mull. It’s been a place of Christian worship and pilgrimage ever since St Columba and his companions came from Ireland to establish a monastery here in 563 AD.

You can visit this special island with us on our four day small group tours to Mull, Iona and the Highlands from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Your driver-guide will leave your luxury mini coach behind as no visitor vehicles are allowed on Iona, which only adds to its tranquillity. Visit Iona Abbey, still a place of worship, and take a stroll up the small hill above it, Torr an Aba, where St Columba’s writing hut is thought to have stood. You can encounter St Oran’s Chapel and Reilig Òdhrain, the graveyard where 48 ancient Scottish kings are said to be buried, including Macbeth.

It’s worth rambling to the island’s highest point at Dun I for panoramic views to other Hebridean islands such as Tiree, Coll and the Treshnish Islands. On a really clear day you’ll glimpse Rhum, Eigg and Skye and even the Irish coast. Why not take a sip from the Well of Eternal Youth, a pool that St Brigid of Ireland is said to have blessed.

As you arrive back on Mull you’ll feel restored and at peace.

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