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Hebridean Island Adventure - 8 days


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


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.

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.

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Hebridean Island Adventure - 8 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Hebridean Island Adventure - 8 daysScores 8.5 out of 10 based on 55 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Leatherhead Single traveller
An excellent and interesting introduction to the Inner and Outer Hebrides with a first class guide.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 19 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


Hampton Couple
The holiday was well planned. It covered a variety of islands and differing landscapes, going to places which are usually not easily accessible. We had time to explore and were never rushed.
We thought it was good value for money considering all the ferry crossings.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 17 October 2017
(8 out of 10)


Norwich. Couple
Very good holiday overall. At Edinburgh wide spread of light arrival times meant we drove till midnight, to get to Skye on our first night. We thought it might have bee easier to gather in a premier inn (or similar), near the airport. Then all set off for Skye in the morning. Not as much of a problem on the way home.
Varied and enjoyable programme, managed at an unrushed pace.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 17 October 2017
(9 out of 10)


The cause for most of the complaints was the journey from the airport to our first hotel on Skye. As it was so late by the time we had all arrived the last 3 hours were driven in the dark. So our tour leader was forced to tell us what we were passing but could not see! This included the Skye bridge and the Commando memorial both of which I particularly wanted to see. Why could we not have stopped at the hotel where we had our earlier break and then in the morning driven on to our hotel on Skye.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Bournemouth Couple
Fantastic holiday made even better by Matt Taylor our guide and Colin the driver.
Confirmed traveller: 06 August 2017
Published on: 21 August 2017
(10 out of 10)


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)


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