5 days

From $980

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Summary

This extended tour has proved extremely popular, offering as it does a unique opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the Western Isles. Our grand tour takes 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 as we travel via Glencoe, Fort William and Glenfinnan to Mallaig. From here we take the ferry to Lochboisdale in South Uist, cross the causeway to Benbecula, the ‘stepping stone’ between the Uists, and continue to our accommodation at the Dark Island Hotel. From here we visit the islands of Eriskay; Vatersay with its fantastic sandy beaches, and Barra, including visits to Cockleshell Beach, used as the island’s airport.

A captivating journey follows as we travel by ferry from Berneray to Leverburgh and continue north through the magnificent mountain scenery of Harris to the Western Isles’ ‘capital’ Stornoway. From our base here at the comfortable Cabarfeidh Hotel we explore the rolling moorland of Lewis, 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:

  • Four scenic ferry crossings
  • The unique airport at Cockleshell Beach
  • 5000 year old standing stones
  • The tranquil location of the Norse Mill at Shawbost

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Lews Castle, Stornoway

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
07.45 16.00
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
08.10 16.30
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
08.30 16.45
Edinburgh
Outside Marriott Hotel Glasgow Road
09.00 17.15
Glasgow
North Hanover Street
10.45 18.30

Subject to minimum numbers, the following pick-up will be served by feeder coach and passengers will join/leave in Perth:

Dundee 0715 / 1630

Please note while we are unable to pick up in Inverness on Day 1 we can drop off there on the last day (1100 approx).

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.

Tour dates & prices

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 Availability
July 18 2021 BGTO210718 July 18 2021 (Sunday) July 22 2021 (Thursday) $1,140
(ex. flights)
$130 $220 Book Now
August 10 2021 BGTR210810 August 10 2021 (Tuesday) August 14 2021 (Saturday) $1,075
(ex. flights)
$130 $220 Book Now
August 12 2021 BGTR210812 August 12 2021 (Thursday) August 16 2021 (Monday) $1,075
(ex. flights)
$130 $220 Book Now
September 21 2021 BGTO210921 September 21 2021 (Tuesday) September 25 2021 (Saturday) $1,210
(ex. flights)
$130 $220 Call for availability
October 5 2021 BGTO211005 October 5 2021 (Tuesday) October 9 2021 (Saturday) $940
(ex. flights)
$130 $220 Book Now
October 12 2021 BGTO211012 October 12 2021 (Tuesday) October 16 2021 (Saturday) $940
(ex. flights)
$130 $220 Book Now
March 22 2022 BGTO220322 March 22 2022 (Tuesday) March 26 2022 (Saturday) $940
(ex. flights)
$130 $270 Book Now
April 5 2022 BGTO220405 April 5 2022 (Tuesday) April 9 2022 (Saturday) $980
(ex. flights)
$130 $270 Book Now
September 20 2022 BGTO220920 September 20 2022 (Tuesday) September 24 2022 (Saturday) $1,155
(ex. flights)
$130 $270 Book Now
October 12 2022 BGTO221012 October 12 2022 (Wednesday) October 16 2022 (Sunday) $940
(ex. flights)
$130 $270 Book Now
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