Grand Tour of the Outer Hebrides

8 DAYS | 31st August 2022
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 breath-taking, 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 our overnight hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite, and have a TV and courtesy tea trays.

We continue our journey north to Ullapool where we board the Calmac ferry for our late afternoon crossing over to Stornoway and The Caladh Inn, our base for the next three nights. The Caladh 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, visit the Museum Nan Eilean or the Lewis Loom Centre?

After breakfast we say farewell to Stornoway and travel south to the Isle of Harris, a mountainous island fringed by white beaches and coves, for our short crossing to Bernaray on North Uist. The final leg is to Benbecula and the Dark Island Hotel; our home for the next two nights we aim to arrive 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 head 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 one small island.

After breakfast we say farewell to Benbecula and travel across North Uist to Lochboisedale for our early morning crossing to Mallaig. The next part of our journey takes us through Scotland’s most famous glen, Glencoe. With stunning scenery all the way, we will stop for lunch en-route to our overnight accommodation. All bedrooms are en-suite 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: 7 nights dinner, bed and breakfast; all ferry crossings; guides for both tours and entrance to Blackhouses Museum.

£1,015.00 per person sharing twin/double
£170.00 single room supplement
£45.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT

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