Hebridean Islands

Experience the wild Hebrides!

The Hebrides is a vast expanse of wild landscapes in the far North West of Scotland. Littered with brooding mountains and rough moorlands, this is an archaeological wonderland and should be on everyone’s visiting list.

About this journey

Begin your journey in the diverse city of Glasgow and travel the West Highland Lune to the Firth of the Clyde and Gareloch. Enjoy a trip along the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and travel deeper into the Western Highlands, northwards to Crianlarich over Rannoch Moor.

Harry Potter fans and Outlander fans will rejoice, we’ll cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct made famous in Harry Potter, and visit the Callanish standing stones on the Isle of Lewis, the inspiration for the stone circle of Craigh Na Dun form the Outlander TV series.

On this tour, you’ll also get a chance to experience many of the islands that make up the Hebrides, Skye, Harris, Lewis and more.

Join us for this incredible journey.

Day 1

Today you will arrive in the wonderful city of Glasgow in time for us to spend our first dinner together. Tonight, we’ll be staying at the Grand Central Hotel, adjoining central station.

 


Day 2

Today you have a chance to take in one of the most beautiful Scottish rail journeys, the West Highland Line.  Glide through the landscape of the Firth of Clyde and Gareloch, watching the stunning scenery go by. From Loch Long, we skirt the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and climb into the Western Highlands. We’ll continue northwards from Crianlarich, over Rannoch Moor and across the Glenfinnan Viaduct, famous with Harry Potter fans! Catch a glimpse of the Highlander Monument before we arrive in Mallaig, with views out across the Atlantic. Spend some leisure time enjoying Mallaig before meeting up to take a ferry across the sea to the Isle of Skye to our hotel for the next two nights.


Day 3

Enjoy the Isle of Skye today, the largest island in the inner Hebrides. We’ll visit Dunvegan Castle in the morning, located on the North West of the Island under the imposing eyes of the Cullin Hills. We’ll head to Portree, Skye’s capital town, for an afternoon of leisure around the colourful harbour.

 


Day 4

Today we’ll relax as we travel along Loch Snizort to Uig for a ferry cruise to North Uist. We’ll go past many lochans and beaches taking in the stunning water journey towards Benbecula. We’ll be staying at the Isle of Benbecula House Hotel for a relaxing evening.

 


Day 5

Another island to explore today, the Isle of Harris and Lewis. We’ll take in the rugged moorland and deep-sea loch, s well as the brooding mountains that little this area, taking in the history of the islanders. We’ll have the change to explore Harris with an expert local guide before moving on to Lewis’ capital, Stornoway, to our hotel for the next two nights.

 


Day 6

We’ll enjoy a full-day tour of Lewis today, being shown around the stunning scenery and dramatic landscape by an island guide. This guide will include a traditional blackhouse settlement, the ancient broch at  Carloway, and a tour of the impressive standing stones of Callanish, the inspiration for the fictional standing stones of Craigh Na Dun on the Starz TV series ‘Outlander’.

 

 


Day 7

We bid farewell to the Hebrides today and journey southwards to Ullapool on the North Coast of Scotland. From here we’ll take a spectacular journey through to Inverness. Stirling Castle awaits, situated right near our hotel for the night.

 


Day 8

We say goodbye today and journey homeward leaving our hearts in the Highlands.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Island tours by local tour guides
  • The opportunity to spot wildlife such as whales, dolphins and sea eagles
  • Travel on the West Highland Railway
  • The ancient history of the Hebrides spanning 5000 years
  • White shell beaches of Uist and freshwater lochs
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Callanish standing stones

Included in your fare

  • Dinner each evening
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Rail travel to and from your home base (first or second class)

Departure dates 2020

January February March April May June
1st
July August September October November December
2nd

 

Tour Price: From £1,455

Hotel details

Your hotels for this tour are:

Kings Arms Hotel, Kyleakin (June) & Lochalsh Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh (September)
Isle of Benbecula House Hotel, Benbecula
Caladh Inn (June) & Cabarfeidh Hotel (September), Stornoway
Colessio Hotel (June) & Stirling Highland Hotel (September), Stirling

The facilities include:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Tea/Coffee facilities (subject to availability)
  • Wifi (subject to availability)
  • Bar and restaurant facilities (subject to availability)