Grand Tour of the Outer Hebrides

Staying at the Rob Roy Hotel, the Dark Island Hotel, the Cabarfeidh Hotel & The Duke of Gordon Hotel

8 DAYS | 5th August 2019

The special and cultural history of the Outer Hebrides stretches back thousands of years, and is a wonderful blend of both Gaelic and Scandinavian heritages unique to Scotland and the British Isles. With the network of causeways and ferries, you can easily go from the bottom of the Outer Hebrides to the top. The coastlines are rugged and the seascapes are breathtaking, dramatic cliffs with the whitest surf ends its oceanic journey from America, and spotlessly clean deserted beaches with cream coloured sand are accompanied by sound of the gulls as they ride the air currents. Why not join us on this fantastic island hopping adventure in the Outer Hebrides and experience the remote landscapes, slow pace of life and fascinating scenery for yourself.

We depart Macclesfield for our journey north calling for coffee and lunch en-route to the Rob Roy Hotel in Aberfoyle for our overnight stay. All bedrooms are en-suite, and have a TV and courtesy tea trays.

The next part of our journey takes us up through Scotland’s most famous glen, Glencoe. With stunning scenery all the way, we will stop for lunch. We then continue onto Mallaig for our ferry crossing to Lochboisedale. We then cross North Uist to Benbecula and the Dark Island Hotel, our base for the next two nights. We arrive at the hotel in time for dinner. The hotel boasts a restful lounge and bar and dining rooms serving tasty local produce. All bedrooms are en-suite with a TV, and courtesy tea trays.

Today we meet our guide for a tour of South Uist, the Isle of Eriskay and over by ferry to the Island of Barra. Barra is the most southerly of the inhabited islands and long famed for its beauty, boasting beaches, hills, machair and moor all in a small island.

After breakfast we say farewell to Benbecula and travel up through North Uist, taking the ferry to the Isle of Harris, a mountainous island fringed by white beaches and coves. The final leg is to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and the Cabarfeidh Hotel for a three night stay. The Cabarfeidh Hotel is situated in the town centre and offers a pleasant lounge/bar and dining room. All bedrooms en-suite with up to date facilities.

Today we meet our guide for a tour of the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris. The tour takes us to the northern part of the Hebrides with its rolling moorlands. We stop off at the Callanish standing stones and visitors centre, the ancient thatched ‘Blackhouses’ Museum and take in the scenery of Uig, The Butt of Lewis, Port of Ness and Doune Carloway Broch. Making stops for coffee and lunch as we go.

Day at leisure to relax and take things easy. Why not explore the town, and visit the Museum Nan Eilean or the Lewis Loom Centre.

This morning we depart the Hebrides as we take the scenic ferry crossing to Ullapool. We then continue on to Inverness and the Spey Valley area for our final overnight stay at The Duke of Gordon Hotel. All bedrooms are ensuite with modern facilities.

After breakfast we head for home calling for coffee and lunch en-route. We aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.

Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, 7 nights dinner bed and breakfast, all ferry crossings, guides for both tours and entrance to ‘Blackhouses’ Museum.
£957.00 per person sharing twin/double
£134.00 single room supplement
£36.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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