Theres no need for expensive tours when you can take a cable car to a cloud forest, a train through a gorge or a $10 bus to fantastic vineyards
Winning tip: Ferry to Mull and Iona, Highlands and Islands
Idyllic Iona is reached by a 10-minute, 3.50 return, ferry from Mull. It is the culmination of a pilgrimage starting at Oban on the mainland with the 45-minute ferry to Craignure and then bus, from which you can enjoy the isolated beauty of the road across Mull to reach Fionnphort. You embark on your short voyage to Iona with seals and dolphins playing in the wake of your ferry, impressive sea bird displays and the teal- to indigo-shaded waters. You will be rewarded with spiritual refreshment at sixth-century-founded Iona Abbey, the freshest fish in the St Columba Hotel and beautiful beaches near the Iona Hostel.
Hovercraft to the Isle of Wight
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