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Hebridean Island Adventure - 8 days

8 days from £969*
Departing: June - September 2018
* Price shown: 11 June 2018 from London Luton - LTN
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Tour the extraordinary Outer Hebrides

Explore eight different islands - almost the entire length and breadth of the Western Isles - on this wonderful Scottish holiday. You'll discover the charm of remote and beautiful places with diverse and captivating scenery, as well as their very different pace and way of life.

Outer Hebrides 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
  • A day exploring North and South Uist

What does the price include?

  • Seven nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at a series of hotels in Broadford, the Isle of Skye (2 nights), Stornoway (2), Benebecula (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

Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Scotland

Fly to Edinburgh to meet our Tour Manager and board our coach for the long but beautiful journey north-west to the Isle of Skye. We'll break our journey en route - stopping in Pitlochry and at Eilean Donan Castle, beside Loch Duich - and should arrive at our hotel with enough time for you to relax before dinner this evening.

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: Included cruise to North Uist and Benbecula

Enjoy a leisurely start this morning before we head to Uig for our crossing to Lochmaddy on North Uist. On arrival, we head over a series of causeways - looking out for otters - to our hotel on Benbecula, where the scenery is studded with glittering fresh- and seawater lochs.

After checking in to our hotel, you may like a stroll down to the beach, about 350 metres away, before dinner is served.

Day Four: Included tour of South Uist

This morning we'll join our local guide and cross the causeway to South Uist, the Western Isles' second largest island. Stunningly beautiful, the island is a stronghold of the Gaelic language. Here, the crofting industries of peat cutting and seaweed gathering are still an important part of everyday life.

We'll visit the Kildonan Museum, which introduces the island's archaeology and history, and includes a collection of South Uist artefacts. We'll also cross the 1650m-long causeway to the idyllic island of Eriskay (just three miles by two), immortalised in Compton Mackenzie's bestselling novel 'Whisky Galore'.

Day Five: Included cruise to the Isle of Harris

An hour-long ferry crossing takes us from the Island of Beneray to Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris. From here we'll drive to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and check into our hotel.

Day Six: Included tour of the Western Isles

This morning, we'll explore the Isle of Harris. Discover the island's rare and diverse flora and fauna, and marvel at its beautiful scenery - from the high mountains and rocky coastline in the east to its western shoreline of unspoilt beaches, washed by the Atlantic waves.

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 Seven: Included cruise from Lewis to Ullapool

On our final morning in the Western Isles 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 Eight: Fly home from Scotland

Today we head back to Edinburgh to catch the flight home. Depending on your flight time there may be a little time to explore the Scottish capital before we head to the airport.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 11 June 2018 £1029
Birmingham
Birmingham 27 August 2018 £1079
Bristol
Bristol 11 June 2018 £979
Bristol
Bristol 09 July 2018 £989
Bristol
Bristol 27 August 2018 £999
Cardiff
Cardiff 09 July 2018 £1029
East Midlands
East Midlands 10 September 2018 £1039
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 11 June 2018 £979
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 August 2018 £999
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 September 2018 £989
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 09 July 2018 £1039
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 September 2018 £1039
London Luton
London Luton 11 June 2018 £969
London Luton
London Luton 10 September 2018 £979
London Stansted
London Stansted 11 June 2018 £969
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 September 2018 £979
Manchester
Manchester 09 July 2018 £1049
Manchester
Manchester 27 August 2018 £1049
Norwich
Norwich 09 July 2018 £1069
Norwich
Norwich 27 August 2018 £1079
Southampton
Southampton 11 June 2018 £1089

Hebridean Island 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 deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 1st and 31st August 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Hebridean Island Adventure - 8 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Hebridean Island Adventure - 8 daysScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 49 reviews
(10 out of 10)

SHEILA

Petersfield, Hants.. Couple
Really enjoyed this holiday. Tour manager brought everybody together on the coach, so we were like a family.Wonderful scenery even on dull days. Coach driver was so good we sat back and relaxed and enjoyed each day, and all things brought to our attention.
Confirmed traveller: 06 August 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(10 out of 10)

JAMES

Congleton Couple
Varied and interesting itinery. Good balance of history, geography and nature. It is a one size fits all holiday so you have to be realistic and accept that not all 42 of your fellow travellers are going to be satisfied all the time. Some of the hotels can be a bit quirky and require refurbishment but as they are generally rated 3 star there is no complaint here. The food was usually a choice of 3 dishes served as it came and already plated up. Invariably the staff were very good and helpful. There are therefore a lot of factors outside the controll of the Tour Manager. Matt the Tour Manager and Colin the driver were a particularity good combination who worked well together. The extra time in Edindurgh at festival time, while waiting for our flight, was an unexpected bonus.
Confirmed traveller: 06 August 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(9 out of 10)

JANET

Southport, Merseyside Single traveller
This was a very interesting holiday. Hotels were varied in quality and food but overall were acceptable. The coach driver, Colin, was excellent and the tour manager, Matt Taylor, was exceptional and the two of them added a lot to the enjoyment of the holiday. The itinerary was busy but varied and we visited lots of interesting places including one with a local guide which was good. Our tour manager gave us lots of interesting information and certainly went "that extra mile" to keep us informed and entertained. I had great expectations of this holiday as I had not been to the Outer Hebrides before and it lived up to my expectations
Confirmed traveller: 06 August 2017
Published on: 14 August 2017
(8 out of 10)

KATHRYN

Friends
Well planned tour of the Hebrides. Excellent tour manager and driver. Food not good, standard of hotels poor.
Confirmed traveller: 06 August 2017
Published on: 13 August 2017
(10 out of 10)

FRANCIS

Couple
It was a wonderful experience. The driver was outstanding, thoughtful, courteous and an excellent driver. It was a very comfortable coach and kept immaculate.
Confirmed traveller: 06 August 2017
Published on: 13 August 2017
(8 out of 10)

MARY

Nottingham Couple
Very enjoyable, the driver and tour manager were fantastic and their humour - and poetry and singing - kept us entertained during the long drives, which is always a bonus on tours like this.
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 29 July 2017
(7 out of 10)

PATRICIA

Haverfordwest Couple
An interesting holiday - but kept waiting for several hours at Edinburgh airport as flights from other regions arrived. Tour Manager very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful - Coach driver brilliant at driving and kept the coach spotless! Together they were full of fun - a dynamic duo.

The only downside was the weather which was misty and wet EVERY day - more annoying as the rest of the UK was basking in a heat wave. This made taking photos very difficult - still trying to brighten them up! Only good news was that it kept the midges away. Different hotels all had their own charm - and ambiance.
Confirmed traveller: 18 June 2017
Published on: 26 July 2017