5 days

From £795

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Summary

Our extended tour of the Hebrides has proved extremely popular, offering as it does a unique opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the Western Isles, taking in all the beauty and diversity of this very special environment with ten different islands and four ferry trips included. Two comfortable hotels ensure that this holiday is as relaxing as possible while at the same time offering great variety and the sense of a true journey of discovery which will live long in the memory.

Our odyssey begins with a drive along the shore of Loch Ness and along the scenic route from Fort William to Mallaig before taking the ferry to Lochboisdale in South Uist and continuing to our hotel in Benbecula (on the October departure we take the ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy). From here we visit the islands of Eriskay; Vatersay with its fantastic sandy beaches, and Barra, including a visit Cockleshell Beach, used as the island’s airport. A captivating journey follows as we travel north by ferry from Berneray and on through the magnificent mountain scenery of Harris and the rolling moorland of Lewis to Stornoway, our base for the next two nights. We continue with visits to the remarkable Standing Stones of Callanish, the tranquil little Norse Mill at Shawbost and the distinctive Black Houses at Gearannan. Our return route takes us by ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool.

Tour highlights:

  • A view of the mist-covered Cuillins as you sail past Skye
  • Blindingly white sandy beaches on South Uist and Vatersay
  • The unique airport at Cockleshell Beach
  • 5000 year old standing stones
  • The tranquil location of the Norse Mill at Shawbost
  • Four scenic ferry crossings

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen 08:00 21:45
Inverurie 08:30 21:15
Elgin 09:30 20:15
Forres 09:45 19:45
Nairn 10:00 19:30
Inverness 11:30 19:00

Please note all timings are approximate and may be changed. They will be confirmed when the joining instructions are sent out, approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £160

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Callanish Stones at Sunset
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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Ferry crossings
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
30 March 2022 BGTP220330 30 March 2022 (Wednesday) 3 April 2022 (Sunday) £795
(ex. flights)
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13 May 2022 BGTP220513 13 May 2022 (Friday) 17 May 2022 (Tuesday) £925
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£100 £160 Book your trip
18 October 2022 BGTP221018 18 October 2022 (Tuesday) 22 October 2022 (Saturday) £845
(ex. flights)
£100 £160 £820
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