Hop The Inner Hebrides
7 day - Tour No AB4164
Enjoy seven days of island adventure as you criss-cross three of the best Inner Hebridean Isles, each one with its unique character and culture. From Arran in the south, then westwards over to Islay, famous for its whisky and where island life has little changed in generations. Finishing with the most well-known, Skye with its incredible coastline and unspoilt scenery
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
- all ferry crossings
- whisky distillery tour and tasting
- ride on Nevis Gondola
- entrance to Dunvegan Castle
Day 1 Morning departure for the journey north and to the hotel for an overnight stop.
Day 2 Today take the morning ferry to Arran. Time to explore the island’s capital Brodick, before a tour of the island, visiting Lamlash, Whiting Bay and Blackwaterfoot. Enjoy free time at Sense of Arran and Arran Cheese before boarding the late afternoon ferry from Lochranza to the Mull of Kintyre, with a drive along Loch Fyne to your hotel for a two night stay.
Day 3 This morning board the ferry for the three hour sailing to the Queen of the Hebrides – Islay. The tour visits Bowmore, the island capital, with its round church, where spirits have nowhere to hide! This is followed by a tastier spirit – a tour and tasting at a whisky distillery. Afterwards, spend time at the ‘Big Strand’ on Laggan Bay with 6 miles of unspoilt sandy beach, before travelling across the island to catch the Port Askaig ferry back to the mainland. (Breakfast or dinner served on ferrydependant on ferry schedule).
Day 4 Start the day with a loch side drive to Inveraray and then Loch Awe with free time in Oban; ‘Gateway to the Isles’, before passing through Fort William. The road to the Isles is recognised as one of the best drives in the UK, stopping off at Glenfinnan where you have every chance of seeing the Harry Potter train. You will arrive in Mallaig for a two night stay.
Day 5 Over the sea to Skye with its wealth of history from Jacobite battles to feuding clans with evidence of the Highland clearances still very much in evidence. The island is abundant in wildlife and the scenery ever changing from the patchwork of velvet moors to jagged mountains and towering sea cliffs. Your tour today makes the most of the island visiting Portree the island capital and Dunvegan Castle for a visit – home of the Macleod Clan for over 800 years.
Day 6 Enjoy a leisurely journey south, arriving at the Nevis Gondola, the only one of its kind in the UK. Afterwards enjoy some free time in Fort William before travelling through Glencoe and the shoreline of Loch Lomond arriving at your hotel for your final night of the tour.
Day 7 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
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Your Holiday HotelGrey Gull Hotel
The hotel was originally built in 1872 as a Hunting Lodge and sits in a prime location bordered by the historic Crinan Canal and Loch Gilp. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, WiFi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurant and bar.
NB: No lift and hotel has three floors.
Nestled between the Silver Sand beaches and Loch Morar, the hotel boasts over 100 years of heritage of a traditional Highland hotel. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, WiFi, complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. Bar and restaurant
NB: No lift or ground floor rooms. First floor rooms on request.
All bedrooms are en-suite with TV.
Single room supplement £140
Holiday insurance £26.50. (70 years and over £48.00)