7 day - Tour No AB1138
A fascinating holiday with delightful sailings between the islands. Sample island lifestyles where little has changed for generations. Take in the unique culture, its wildlife and historic sites spanning 5000 years, as well as visiting some of Scotland’s most popular mainland destinations.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
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● Coach travel
● 6 nights dinner, bed & breakfast (except one dinner on Mallaig to Uist ferry)
● Mallaig to South Uist ferry crossing
● full day guide on Uist
● Berneray to Leverburgh ferry crossing
● guided tour of Lewis
● Harris tweed demonstration
● entrance to the Blackhouses
● Stornoway to Ullapool ferry crossing
● packed breakfast on day 6
Day 1 Early morning departure for the journey north, over the border and on to the Trossachs/Stirling area for an overnight stop.
Day 2 Today you make the journey through the Trossachs, and through Scotland’s outdoor capital; Glencoe. The road through Glencoe takes you through the heart of an ancient volcano, the amazing scenery made famous in films such as James Bond and Harry Potter. You travel onwards past Ben Nevis where you will enjoy a photo stop at the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct before arriving in Mallaig in time to board the late afternoon ferry to Lochboisdale on South Uist (dinner may be on the ferry or at the hotel depending on sailing time). On arrival you will then travel to Benbecula and the hotel for a two night stay.
Day 3 Today you explore everything that South Uist has to offer with your tour guide. Hear the tales of Flora Macdonald who helped smuggle Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to France after the Jacobite defeat at Culloden and enjoy stories of local statues and standing stones.
Day 4 Time to leave Benbecula and travel through North Uist where you will board the ferry at Berneray for the crossing to Leverburgh on the Isle of Lewis, the largest of the Hebridean Islands. A rugged landscape of moorland, deep-sea lochs, mountains and impressive beaches. Against this backdrop is a proud history dating back to prehistoric times. You will travel along the spine of Harris, stopping in Tarbert for a weaving demonstration of the world famous Harris Tweed, then on to the hotel for a two night stay at the island’s capital of Stornoway.
Day 5 A full day tour of Lewis, with an experienced island guide, includes the impressive 5,000 year old standing stones of Callanish (Scotland’s Stonehenge, but older). Carloway Broach, a fortified tower dating back over 2,000 years, Whalebone Arch and the beaches of Dalmore and Dalbeg. Also included is a visit to the ancient thatched ‘Blackhouses’, a typical crofting settlement.
Day 6 This morning you will board the 07.00 hours ferry for the 2½ hour sailing to Ullapool. Continue south through picturesque Speyside to the Trossachs/Stirling area for your final night’s stop.
Day 7 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
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Isle of Benbecula House Hotel
The hotel offer comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome. All bedrooms are ensuite with TV, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. Bar, lounge and restaurant.
Caladh Inn - Stornaway
Located 300 metres from the town centre, with all local sights within walking distance. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, restaurant. Overnight hotel All bedrooms are en-suite with TV.
Single room supplement £123
Holiday insurance £22.00 (70 years and over £34.50)