Sandy beaches surround the isle.

Iona Abbey Free Flow

Enjoy a leisurely walk to Iona Abbey.

Included in your cruise
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk to the Abbey.
  • Gift shop and Craft shop in the village.
  • Various local shops to stop for refreshments.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • Please note

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Iona is steeped in Christian History and is regarded as the birthplace of Christianity in Scotland with the arrival of St Columba in AD 563 and the founding of the Abbey.  Over a century ago, the Abbey and monastic buildings were restored and, in 1938, The Iona Community was founded to continue the tradition of worship in the Abbey through daily services and teaching.  Today, Iona remains a place of pilgrimage and spirituality.  

Enjoy a free-flow visit of the Abbey and see the cloisters, graveyard (burial site of numerous early Scottish, Irish and French kings) as well as seeing the impressive collection of over 180 medieval carved stones and crosses.  Enjoy plenty of free time to soak up the atmosphere of the Abbey, as well as to explore the lovely little shops and cafes of the village.  

Please note that due to the infrastructure of the island, capacity for this excursion is limited and therefore available on a first come, first served basis only. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: Gentle uphill to the Abbey, approximately 0.25 miles.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.