• Hebridean Island Adventure - 6 days
6-day Holiday
DepartingSeptember 2016 - October 2017
From£579.00*

* Price shown: 26 Oct 2016 from London Stansted - STN

hebridean adventure

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The mystical Isle of Skye and the beautiful Western Isles offer a 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.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 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
  • 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

Itinerary

Day One

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

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

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

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

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

Today we head back to Edinburgh Airport to catch our flight home. Along the way, though, we'll make a final stop in the charming highland town of Pitlochry.

Further Information 

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel 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.

Train journeys

Please note, the West Highland and Kyle lines are both scheduled ScotRail services, and use diesel-powered engines. In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down on the Strathspey Railway, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive. All train journeys are single journeys.

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.

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.

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.

Hotel Information                                                                                                                                                                        

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.

Dunollie Hotel, Isle of Skye (nights 1-2)

The modern, spacious, three-star Dunollie Hotel is situated at the water's edge by the harbour wall in Broadford, and offers magnificent views across the sea.

N.B. This hotel does not have a lift, and although ground floor rooms are available there will still be some stairs to negotiate in order to access the restaurant.

Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway (nights 3-4)

This excellent three-star hotel offers spacious, comfortable accommodation, and prides itself on the warmth of its welcome and its high standards of service. It is set in eight acres of attractive gardens on the outskirts of the town, overlooking the grounds of historic Lews Castle and the town's 18-hole golf course.

Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore (night 5)

Friendly service and warm hospitality that are the hallmarks of a stay at the Highlander, which is always popular with Newmarket guests. The rooms in this comfortable, modern hotel are located in two blocks just a short walk from the main hotel reception, which also offers a restaurant and bar area. Each room has private facilities, TV, a hairdryer and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in conveniently located, alternative hotels of a similar standard.


 
 
 
Prices & Departure Dates 
 Departure AirportDatePrice
From
Code
Birmingham05 Oct 2016 £709.00 HIC
27 Apr 2017 £719.00 
28 Sep 2017 £789.00 
12 Oct 2017 £729.00 
Bristol05 Oct 2016 £644.00 HID
27 Apr 2017 £619.00 
28 Sep 2017 £699.00 
12 Oct 2017 £639.00 
Cardiff27 Apr 2017 £679.00 HIE
28 Sep 2017 £749.00 
12 Oct 2017 £699.00 
East Midlands21 Sep 2016 £739.00 HIF
26 Oct 2016 £629.00 
20 Apr 2017 £669.00 
04 May 2017 £739.00 
14 Sep 2017 £769.00 
05 Oct 2017 £719.00 
London Gatwick21 Sep 2016 £699.00 HIH
26 Oct 2016 £589.00 
20 Apr 2017 £599.00 
04 May 2017 £669.00 
14 Sep 2017 £699.00 
05 Oct 2017 £649.00 
London Heathrow05 Oct 2016 £629.00 HII
27 Apr 2017 £679.00 
28 Sep 2017 £749.00 
12 Oct 2017 £699.00 
London Luton21 Sep 2016 £679.00 HIJ
26 Oct 2016 £579.00 
20 Apr 2017 £599.00 
04 May 2017 £679.00 
14 Sep 2017 £709.00 
05 Oct 2017 £649.00 
London Stansted21 Sep 2016 £679.00 HIO
26 Oct 2016 £579.00 
20 Apr 2017 £599.00 
04 May 2017 £669.00 
14 Sep 2017 £699.00 
05 Oct 2017 £649.00 
Manchester21 Sep 2016 £759.00 HIK
26 Oct 2016 £639.00 
20 Apr 2017 £689.00 
04 May 2017 £759.00 
14 Sep 2017 £789.00 
05 Oct 2017 £739.00 
Norwich27 Apr 2017 £699.00 HIM
28 Sep 2017 £799.00 
12 Oct 2017 £699.00 
Southampton21 Sep 2016 £829.00 HIN
26 Oct 2016 £719.00 
20 Apr 2017 £769.00 
04 May 2017 £839.00 
14 Sep 2017 £869.00 
05 Oct 2017 £819.00 
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