Get away from it all with this magnificent adventure to the Outer Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris tour, home to pre-historic stone circles of Callanish and the famous white sandy beaches of Harris. Your tour will also include magical Isle of Skye.
DAY 1: DUNKELD - GRAMPIAN MOUNTAINS - LOCH NESS - INVERNESS - CORRIESHALLOCH GORGE - ULLAPOOL
Depart Edinburgh and travel north into the Highlands. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld where you will take a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continuing north the route passes through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the world famous Loch Ness then make a short stop in Inverness itself.. There will be time for a visit to the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge before you arrive in the West Coast fishing port of Ullapool for your overnight stay.
DAY 2: LOCH BROOM - ISLE OF LEWIS
Catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2 hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles then out across the Minch to Stornoway – the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for dolphins, whales and seabirds during the crossing. In the afternoon explore the North West coast from Arnol with its historic old “blackhouse”, through traditional crofting townships to Port of Ness and the very north tip of the island – the Butt of Lewis. From the lighthouse here there is nothing between you and the Americas! Overnight in Stornoway.
DAY 3: EXPLORE THE ISLAND OF LEWIS
Today will be spent exploring some of the prehistoric remains on the island as well as its finest beaches. The fascinating circular stone fort, or Broch, at Carloway will be your first stop followed by more traditional crofting communities such as Gearrannan and Shawbost. Then it’s on to Callanish with its mysterious ancient stone circle. In the afternoon you will head for the remote district of Uig with its fine, sandy beaches at Bhaltos, dramatic sea cliffs and rugged hills. This is the wilderness of the Western Isles at its finest. Overnight again in Stornoway.
DAY 4: LEWIS - SKYE
Travelling south today from the wild moorlands of Lewis to the more mountainous Harris – almost but not quite an island on its own. Famous for the locally produced cloth, Harris Tweed, it is also home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and the stunning white sands of Luskentyre. After a morning of exploring South Harris you will stop for lunch in the small port of Tarbet from where you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Skye. Once on Skye continue on to your overnight stay in the harbour town of Portree.
DAY 5: A DAY TRAVELLING AROUND SKYE
A very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and we take passengers preferences into account. For example : heading west towards the 13th century home of the Clan Macleod Dunvegan Castle, the emerald green valley of Glendale or the dramatic sea-cliffs and lonely lighthouse at Neist Point. In the afternoon the tour may concentrate on the south of the island. Spend time heading down to Elgol for seascapes and views of the Cuillin, or Talisker and its beautiful Bay or indeed Glenbrittle and its famed waterfalls. Return to Plockton for the evening.
DAY 6: SKYE - EILEAN DONAN - FORT WILLIAM - GLENCOE - KILLIN
Departing from Portree the return journey to Edinburgh has many highlights – the Cuillin Mountains, a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Travelling back south through the Central Highland the last stop of the day will be in Killin beside the Falls of Dochart before returning to Edinburgh
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Tour the Outer Hebrides of Scotland!!
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
Departs: 09:00 | Returns: 19:00 approx
Departure Point: Gate J & Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DX
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday - April 02 to October 22 (Except July 16)
Prices Per Person (including accommodation)
B&B Double/Twin Room Price From £649 to £749 (GBP)
B&B Single Room Price £779 to £879 (GBP)
Hotel Double/Twin Room Price From £809 to £909 (GBP)
Hotel Single Room Price £1,009 to £1,109 (GBP)
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Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 14 kilos / 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and one carry-on bag per person.
**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes