Mull, Iona, & Staffa Puffin Experience (double) Multi-day tour

Our partner: Highland Explorer Tours


The Puffins are here, and they want to meet you! Meet the most amusing and inquisitive birds in Scotland, while exploring the stunning west coast, plus the idyllic isles of Mull and Iona. Our journey along Loch Lomond is just a warm-up for the scenery and sea views to come. Photograph the colourful harbour in Tobermory, where we will spend two nights. Marvel at Fingal’s Cave and get up close to the adorable puffins on our water-based adventure around Staffa and the Treshnish Isles. You’ll have the chance to spot whales, Seals and eagles. Experience the beauty and serenity of Iona, before spending the final night in Oban. On our last day, we journey through stunning scenery, including the mighty Glencoe, before visiting Deanston Distillery.

What´s Included

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • 3 nights Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 traditional Scottish breakfasts
  • All ferry crossings
  • Puffin tour to Staffa and Treshnish Isles
  • Deanston Distillery tour

What to bring

  • Passport / photo ID
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Travel Insurance
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID and/or negative COVID test result

Additional information

  • Departure  is from 60 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TB.
  • Please check in at 7:45 am for your 8:15 departure
  • Due to the popularity of this product, this tour does not qualify for a deposit option - full payment is required at time of booking. Please note this tour runs in conjunction with our sister company HAGGiS Adventures.
    • Cancellation for this festival product: This tour will have a 50% cancellation fee if cancelled outside of 45 days from the departure date. Cancellations made 45 to 22 days prior to the departure date will have a 50% cancellation charge. If this product is cancelled 21 days or less prior to the departure date, the cancellation fee will be 100%.
    • Adults / Students must be over 18 at the time of travel.
    • Please note that we cannot guarantee that people who have booked together will be seated together. We do ot allocate seats.
  • It is very important to return to the coach on time at itinerary stops. Your guide will display the time that the bus departson a clock that will be visible. Our coach cannot wait for you.
    • The minimum age for Highland Explorer tours is 5 years old.
    • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
    • If you need organise to transport from your accommodation to our departure point please book it via the hotel concierge.  We have had a lot of feedback from customers saying that Uber taxi’s are not showing up.
    • Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
    • The drop-off location is at Waterloo Place in central Edinburgh.
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.
    • Highland hotels and guesthouses do not have lifts/elevators. Guests should be able to walk up steps in order to access rooms.


DAY 1: Edinburgh to Tobermory
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DAY 1: Edinburgh to Tobermory

Leaving Edinburgh at 8.30am, we journey west through Glasgow - the largest city in Scotland – towards the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond. Explore the charming village of Luss, take photos from the Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint and enjoy free time in pretty Inveraray for lunch. Visit the ancient Dunadd Fort before continuing towards the bustling port town of Oban for our ferry to Mull, where we spend two nights in Tobermory.

DAY 2: Tobermory
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DAY 2: Tobermory

After breakfast, we check-in for our cruise to the Treshnish Isles and Staffa. Sit back and relax on our water-based adventure around the beautiful Treshnish Isles. Throughout this six-hour extravaganza keep an eye out for seals, eagles and whales, while listening to commentary from our wildlife guide. We spend two hours on Lunga to explore the large puffin colony that nest in burrows on the grassy hill side sounded by wildflower. Listen to tales of giants and geology as we sail to Staffa and marvel at Fingal’s Cave. Enjoy the beautiful island views and marine life as we return to Tobermory. This adorable multi coloured harbour town is our home for the night.

DAY 3: Tobermory to Oban
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DAY 3: Tobermory to Oban

Today we travel across mountainous Mull to visit the spiritual Isle of Iona, often referred to as the sacred heart of Scotland. Enjoy plenty free time to have lunch, visit Iona Abbey, explore the white sand beaches, and experience the special feeling reported by many visitors to the island. Afterwards, we catch the ferry back to Oban, where you can try fresh seafood and have a drink with the locals on our last night.

DAY 4: Oban to Edinburgh
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DAY 4: Oban to Edinburgh

We depart Oban and travel through the dramatic and breath-taking landscape that is Glencoe and onto the wild expanse of Rannoch Moor and Rob Roy's old stomping ground. We stop at Deanston Distillery to learn all about single malt production – and sample it straight from the source. Catch a glimpse of the Wallace Monument, while listening to tales of our national hero. Return to Edinburgh at around 5.30pm after four awesome days.