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Hebridean Island Adventure

6 days from £679*
Departing: September - October 2018
* Price shown: 10 October 2018 from Bristol - BRS
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LOW DEPOSITS UNTIL 31st MAY - JUST £79** PER PERSON

Tour Scotland's stunning Western Isles

The mystical Isle of Skye and the beautiful Western Isles offer a Scottish holiday experience like no other. Stunning scenery, a leisurely pace of life and a unique culture - a visit to these islands is a never-to-be-forgotten experience. This superb-value, three-centre holiday is a perfect introduction to these beguiling islands.

Scottish Island Tour Highlights

  • A tour of the Isle of Skye, including picturesque Portree and historic Dunvegan Castle (entrance payable locally)
  • Visits to the Standing Stones of Callanish, a Black House, the Broch of Carloway and the Butt of Lewis on the Isle of Lewis (all entrances payable locally)
  • A tour of the Isle of Harris

What does the price include?

  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at a series of hotels in Broadford, Isle of Skye (2 nights), Stornoway (2) and Newtonmore (1)
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Edinburgh
  • All ferry crossings as detailed
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Scottish Islands Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Scotland

Fly to Edinburgh to meet our Tour Manager. Once on board the coach we head north west from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye. It's a long but beautiful journey, which we'll break in Pitlochry and at famous Eilean Donan Castle on the shores of Loch Duich.

Day Two: Included Dunvegan Castle and Portree coach trip

After breakfast, today, we'll head past the Cullin Mountains to Dunvegan Castle - stronghold of the chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years, and said to be the oldest continuously occupied 'family home' in Scotland. Discover its fascinating history, and wander the beautiful formal gardens that lie hidden amid the surrounding moorland and mountains.

This afternoon, explore Portree. Admire the dramatic scenery and delightful white and colour-washed buildings around the harbour, browse the shops, and find out about the local environment at the town's exhibition.

Day Three: Cruise from Skye to Harris

Travelling via the Trotternish peninsula and the Skye Museum of Island Life (entrance payable locally), today we'll make the ferry crossing from Uig to the Isle of Harris, before continuing by coach to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, where we'll check in to our hotel.

Though a single landmass, Lewis and Harris have their own distinct identities and landscapes, and you'll stay amid the rolling moorland and freshwater lochs of Lewis.

Day Four: Included tour of the Western Isles

Harris is an island split in two - high mountains and rocky coastline to the east; unspoilt Atlantic beaches to the west. See Rodel Church, possibly the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles and explore the little port of Tarbert.

Back on Lewis we'll visit the standing stones of Callanish - 50 ancient stones arranging in rays around a central ring and easily the most mysterious sight in the islands - stop at Carloway Broch, a 2,000-year-old fortified dry-stone tower, and visit the reconstructed Black House at Arnol, inhabited until 1965 - for a fascinating insight into the lives of the islands' past inhabitants.

Day Five: Cruise from Lewis to Ullapool

On our final morning we'll head to the Butt of Lewis at the island's northern tip to take in the vast views of the remote landscape before we say our farewells. In the early afternoon, we'll begin the two-hour 45-minute crossing to Ullapool before a wonderfully scenic journey through Wester Ross to our final hotel in Newtonmore.

Day Six: Fly home from Scotland

Today we head back to Edinburgh airport to catch our flight home at the end of a wonderful tour of Scotland and the Hebrides.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 October 2018 £779
Bristol
Bristol 26 September 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 10 October 2018 £679
Cardiff
Cardiff 26 September 2018 £789
Cardiff
Cardiff 10 October 2018 £729
East Midlands
East Midlands 03 October 2018 £769
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 October 2018 £709
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 October 2018 £689
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 26 September 2018 £809
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 October 2018 £719
London Luton
London Luton 03 October 2018 £699
London Luton
London Luton 10 October 2018 £679
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 October 2018 £699
Manchester
Manchester 26 September 2018 £839
Manchester
Manchester 10 October 2018 £779
Norwich
Norwich 26 September 2018 £859
Norwich
Norwich 10 October 2018 £799
Southampton
Southampton 03 October 2018 £879

Hebridean Island Adventure Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a three-star standard. All the bedrooms in all hotels offer private facilities, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your first hotel is approximately five hours. The transfer time from your hotel to the airport on the last day is approximately three hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Access to Carloway Broch

Please note that the Broch is a short walk over fairly rough ground from the road.

Access to Dunvegan Castle

Please note that disabled access to this ancient building is limited. There are two shallow steps into the reception area, followed by approximately 20 steps up to the main rooms. Thereafter the route is level. Many of the garden paths are suitable for wheelchairs.

Sunday closing

Please note that most local businesses in the Outer Hebrides will be closed on Sundays.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

**Low deposits of £79pp applies to new bookings only made between 30th March and 31st May 2018. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Hebridean Island Adventure - 6 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Hebridean Island Adventure - 6 daysScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 234 reviews
(9 out of 10)

ANNA

West Wales Family
Flight from various UK destinations to Edinburgh followed by a coach journey to the Isle of Skye. Two evenings in the same hotel and a tour of the Island. On the third day a ferry crossing to Harris and accommodation for two nights in Stornoway. Tours of the islands of Harris and Lewis and visits to landmarks/folk museum. Ferry crossing to Ullapool and coach drive to Avimore for a one night stay. Return journey to Edinburgh and evening flight home.
Confirmed traveller: 30 April 2018
Published on: 11 May 2018
(10 out of 10)

ELIZABETH

Swansea Single traveller
a very well organised holiday that gave me an insight into the life past and present of the islands. Nick the tour manager gave us invaluable information on the history and present day challenges facing the islands making the busy holiday a very worthwhile experience.
Confirmed traveller: 30 April 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018
(9 out of 10)

GWEN

Bramhall near Stockport Friends
An excellent tour taking in the Islands in a short space of time as is possible
Confirmed traveller: 30 April 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018
(8 out of 10)

JUNE

Friends
We were blessed with good weather an excellent coach driver and knowledgeable guide, add to that the scenery and history what’s not to enjoy.
Confirmed traveller: 23 April 2018
Published on: 14 May 2018