The Iconic Isles - Bute, Mull and Iona

The Iconic Isles - Bute, Mull and Iona

Rich culture and gorgeous food paired with spectacular, rugged views on offer as we venture to the culture-rich, awe-inspiring Scotland. We’ll be exploring on and off the mainland as we visit the small isles of Bute, Mull and Iona which all feature individual viewpoints fit for royalty! We’re sure once you’re back on to the mainland you’ll be planning which island to move onto to call your own, as each of them are equally as gorgeous.

The Iconic Isles: Bute, Mull & Iona



Day-by-Day Highlights


Day 1  We begin our travels as we head up north to Scotland

taking in scenic views as we go.

 It’s at the Shap Wells Hotel *** Penrith where we will take rest.

The hotel has a lift. 


Day 2  After resting, depart for the port town of Oban,

which rests on still waters to take an early afternoon ferry to the Isle of Mull.

Mull features magnificent views whichever way you may turn,

 as well as the clearest blue waters.

Take in the lovely scenery before settling in to our next hotel for two nights,

 the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa*** which peacefully overlooks Craignure Bay.

This hotel does not have a lift.



Day 3  Enjoy a scenic excursion around the Isle of Mull,

which effortlessly flaunts its spectacular sceneries and gorgeous views once more.

Enjoy a foot passenger ferry crossing to the gorgeous Isle of Iona,

located at the western coast of Scotland. 

This Island may be smaller than Mull, but it certainly does not disappoint with its beauty.

Whilst Iona lacks in high street brand shopping,

its strong point is hand crafted goods created from seashells

that have fallen astray from its seas, which is greatly refreshing.

Also included is a visit to the colourful Burgh of Tobermory,

 with its gorgeous front of brightly painted houses

which give this town the feeling of being alive.

All this before heading back to our hotel for a well needed rest.


Day 4  Catch the morning ferry back onshore to Oban to continue our travels,

stopping at Inveraray on our way,

where high streets are filled once again with brand names!

After some time at leisure we  will head onwards to our next hotel for two nights,

The Riverside Lodge Hotel **** Irvine passing the spectacular Loch Lomond on our journey.

The hotel does not have a lift.



Day 5  Awaken to a full day excursion to the Isle of Bute, full to the brim with culture

as well as keeping to the theme of spectacular views!

Our scenic tour of the island will stop at Mount Stuart, a Gothic Victorian style mansion.

Stunning architecture and beautiful gardens are both the stars of today.

After enjoying the 300 acre estate we will take time

continuing our scenic journey of the isle,

taking plenty of stops for photos.*



Day 6  Begin our journey back south to our overnight stay

at the Samlesbury Hotel**** Preston.

The hotel has a lift.


Day 7  Awaken to finish our travels home,

with warm memories of the great times had on this tour.


Please Note: Not all hotels featured in this SwanTour have lifts,

please contact us if you require a ground floor room.

 (Our hotel on day 2 requires a supplement for a ground seaview room).

* Please Note: This day will be with a local coach operator

 so may not meet the SwanTour standards.




 What's Included in this Diamond Tour…


  • Door to door service

  • Luxury coach travel

  • 6 Nights hotel stay on half board

  • Visits to the islands of Bute, Mull and Iona.

  • Scenic excursion around Mull.

  • Leisure time at Inveraray.

  • Entrance to Mount Stuart.

1, Shap Wells Hotel*** Penrith


Situated in a secluded, wooded valley, high in the Shap Fells

 and surrounded by mountain streams.

The hotel has retained many of its original features over the years

and much time has been taken to retain the true character of the building.

Free WiFi is available throughout the entire hotel.

There is a lift.





2, Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa***


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.

Including a 17-metre swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and sauna.

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 hotel does not have a lift




3, The Riverside Lodge Hotel, Irvine ****

Warmly decorated rooms feature flat screen tv, tea and coffee facilities

and free Wi Fi. Enjoy everything this lovely red-bricked hotel has to offer!

The hotel is located near a 9 hole golf course,

should you have time on this fully packed tour!

The hotel does not have a lift



4, Samlesbury Hotel*** Preston



Our overnight hotel boasts Hypnos beds for a deep night’s sleep,

en-suite bathrooms with invigorating power showers, sumptuous toiletries,

large 40-inch LED TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The hotel has a lift



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