5 days

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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.

NC500: Please note that this itinerary features part of the North Coast 500, the highly scenic coastal route which begins and ends in Inverness.

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

Enhance your experience

Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 1-800-782-0295.

Meet your Experts

Alastair Walker

Tour Manager

A native of Inverness with a rural background, Alastair’s knowledge of Scotland is wide ranging, from the Northern Isles and the Hebrides to Perthshire, Galloway and the Borders.

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Lews Castle, Stornoway
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 Offer Availability
12 October 2022 BGTO221012 12 October 2022 (Wednesday) 16 October 2022 (Sunday) $975
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$140 $280 Call for availability
28 March 2023 BGTO230328 28 March 2023 (Tuesday) 1 April 2023 (Saturday) $1,085
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$175 $0 $1,015
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30 March 2023 BGTO230330 30 March 2023 (Thursday) 3 April 2023 (Monday) $1,085
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$175 $0 $1,015
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11 April 2023 BGTO230411 11 April 2023 (Tuesday) 15 April 2023 (Saturday) $1,150
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$175 $280 $1,080
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30 May 2023 BGTO230530 30 May 2023 (Tuesday) 3 June 2023 (Saturday) $1,225
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$175 $280 $1,155
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29 September 2023 BGTO230929 29 September 2023 (Friday) 3 October 2023 (Tuesday) $1,225
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$175 $280 $1,155
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3 October 2023 BGTO231003 3 October 2023 (Tuesday) 7 October 2023 (Saturday) $1,150
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$175 $280 $1,080
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24 October 2023 BGTO231024 24 October 2023 (Tuesday) 28 October 2023 (Saturday) $1,005
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$175 $280 $935
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