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5 Day Hebrides Experience

Beautiful Beaches, Ancient History and Traditional Tweed

Tour description

DAY 1

This spectacular Highlands and Islands tour starts by heading west through the beautiful scenery of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The route then takes you through the haunting landscape of Glen Coe (scene of the terrible massacre of the MacDonald Clan) and on through Fort William and the great Glen to arrive at the fabled shores of Loch Ness.

Overnight at the banks of Loch Ness.

DAY 2

Day two takes you further north, first to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, and then on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, where you catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Along the way you'll stop off for two wonderful excursions. The first involves a short woodland walk to the impressive Rogie Falls, the second a visit to the breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge. Standing on the footbridge above this deep chasm is a truly breathtaking experience.

Overnight stay at Stornoway

DAY 3

Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Isle of Lewis and Harris. After you've explored the town, you'll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK). The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. You'll also have a chance to stroll some of the island's stunning beaches and find out more about Harris Tweed cloth when you visit a traditional weaver.

Overnight stay at Stornoway

DAY 4

Day four gives you the chance to explore Harris, which is the southern part of the island. First you'll visit the main port, Tarbert, then you'll travel a little west to look across the beautiful Sound of Taransay to the island made famous by the BBC ''s Castaway programme. Here you'll have the chance to stroll along what is arguably Harris'' most beautiful beach, Lusekentyre. The day ends as you wave goodbye to the island and take the ferry back to mainland.

Overnight stay at Inverness

DAY 5 

As you head home from Inverness, you'll be able to visit the battlefield of Culloden, the site of the defeat of the Jacobite forces. You'll also pass the stunning Cairngorm mountains and explore the picturesque town of Pitlochry.


Please note, optional extras

Inverewe Gardens £5.00

Culloden Visitors Centre £7.00

Distillery costs vary


Tour Details
Availability
Summer
Departure days
Thursdays 18 May, 01, 15, 29 June, 13, 27 July, 10, 24 August, 07 September
Depart/Return Times
0830/1830

 

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