Lewis and Harris Small Group Tour from Inverness  

  • Tour ID: 1538
    Tour Theme: Small and Medium Group Sightseeing Tours (Multi-days/ 5 to 30 people)
    This tour starts from: Inverness
    Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights

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    Tour Description:

    The largest island in Scotland boasts beauty, brawns, and brains. The untouched, white beaches snuggle up to gorgeously mesmerising mountains. The local wools and crafting communities combine to create the tough-wearing Harris Tweed. And the ancient stone circles and mysterious chess pieces keep people scratching their heads in wonder. On this tour, we give you a taste of every part of Lewis and Harris' unique personality.

    Lewis and Harris Small Group Tour from Inverness

    DAY 1. An early day, travel straight from Inverness to Ullapool and catch your ferry to the islands.This stunning sea-trip takes you along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles, and out to Stornoway; capital of the Outer Hebrides. But don't let the waves rock you to sleep; because if you keep a look out you might spot a dolphin or a whale. Once you've arrived on Lewis, your first stop is the ancient past. You travel to the North West of the island and get the chance to visit the blackhouse at Arnol. Dive into this traditional abode and discover how the Highland crofting families lived their day-to-day lives. After this, you go through more crofting communities and venture to the northernmost tip of the island, the Butt of Lewis. The lighthouse here boasts epic views of waves crashing against sea cliffs. It's now time to head back to Stornoway for your overnight.

    DAY 2.Today, you're heading south to Harris. The first thing you notice about Harris are the mountains. And as you weave through the towering marvels, your guide will tell you about the traditions and tales of this part of Scotland. There's not many towns around here; but after you've had your fill of unspoilt beaches and landscapes, you stop in the small port of Leverburgh for lunch. Now it's time for one of the great Hebridean highlights, Luskentyre beach. On a good day, the sea turns turquoise and the sands look pristine white. After you've enjoyed all these natural wonders, it's time to head back to Stornoway. Maybe it's time to try the famous black pudding for dinner.

    DAY 3. Today, you're delving back to the ancient past. You venture to the far west of Lewis to the parish of Uig, an area of outstanding natural beauty. More than 800 years ago, the Vikings lived here and left behind an icon of Scotland, the Lewis Chessmen. Next, we visit another island community on Great Bernera, an island that remained isolated until the 1950's. There's Viking influence everywhere here, and they also say the real James Bond lived here. But we'll let your driver-guide tell you more about that. And now what you've been waiting for, the Callanish standing stones. These 5,000-year-old megaliths are said to be petrified giants who wouldn't convert to Christianity. You may not believe this myth, but that doesn't mean this sight isn't magnificent.We have a lunch in Stornoway before crossing back to the mainland returning to Inverness in the evening.

    Lewis and Harris Small Group Tour from Inverness Lewis and Harris Small Group Tour from Inverness Lewis and Harris Small Group Tour from Inverness

    Fine woven materials, white sandy beaches, and mystifying monuments: Lewis and Harris contain some of Scotland's most sensational sights.

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    Tour Highlights

    Lewis and Harris - These two areas with distinct landscapes make up the biggest island in Scotland.
    Callanish standing stones - This mysterious monument is even older than Stonehenge. You can decide if it's also more beautiful.
    White sands of Luskentyre - Walk along this phenomenal beach and feel like you're in the Scottish Maldives.
    Arnol Blackhouse – The closest you can get to an ancient Highland home without a time machine.

    Lewis and Harris Small Group Tour from Inverness

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