Explore the Scottish Hebrides

8 days from £799pp.


Isle of Skye

Visit: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Isle of Harris

Visit: Isle of Harris, Scotland

Lewis

Visit: Lewis, Scotland

Edinburgh

Visit: Edinburgh, Scotland

Enjoy a grand scenic tour through the picturesque Scottish Islands.

    Make your own way to the overnight hotel in Glasgow.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Wonderful scenery unfolds today, with high mountain tops and sweeping terrain as far as the eye can see. We make a stop in Fort William, one of the major resorts of the Highlands, set on the shore of Loch Linnhe and in the shadow of the mighty Ben Nevis. We then head north passing the impressive 13th century Eilean Donan Castle, the second most photographed castle in Scotland. The iconic castle is situated on its own little island at the point where three great sea lochs meet, overlooking the Isle of Skye. We continue to our overnight hotel on or near the Isle of Skye.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Enjoy a magnificent drive across Skye to catch the morning sailing to North Uist, located in the centre of a group of islands known as the Outer Hebrides. In the afternoon, we enjoy a scenic coastal tour of the Uists, passing numerous tiny lochs and sandy beaches, before checking into the Dark Island Hotel for an overnight stay. Located in the heart of the Hebrides on Benbecula Island, the hotel is ideally placed for our visit to the Isle of Harris.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head north for the sailing to the largest of the Hebridean Islands, Harris, a rugged landscape of moorland, deep-sea lochs and mountains. On the west coast are some of the most spectacular beaches in Britain, whilst the east of the island has a more rugged terrain. We travel to the north end of Lewis and to the capital Stornoway where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Full-day tour of Lewis with an experienced island guide. We see the impressive 5,000 year-old standing stones of Callanish (Scotland’s Stonehenge); ancient thatched 'black houses', typical of crofting settlements, with entrance included; the imposing Carloway Broch, a fortified tower dating back over 2,000 years; and finish with a visit to a tweed mill, where we learn about the history of the famous Harris Tweed.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Depart on the morning sailing to Ullapool and head to Inverness, the 'Capital of the Highlands'. Spend free time exploring the city with its historic buildings, Victorian market and imposing castle, which enjoys a beautiful cliff-top setting above the banks of the River Ness. We then continue our journey south, through picturesque Spey Valley and into Perthshire for our overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    To Edinburgh where you can enjoy time at leisure. Take a stroll around this bustling and vibrant city, steeped in history, and home to winding alleyways and stylish boutiques, the colourful Grassmarket area and the ancient Royal Mile. We then continue to our overnight hotel near Glasgow airport.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Make your own way home after breakfast.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Overview

    • 7 nights hotel with Scottish Breakfast
    • 7 evening meals
    • Escorted by a Tour Manager in Scotland

    Included Excursions

    • Isle of Skye
    • The Uists
    • Isle of Harris
    • Lewis
    • Inverness & Spey Valley
    • Edinburgh

    Optional Excursions


    Notes

    Please Note - Travel arrangements to/from the Glasgow hotel are arranged independently. Parking costs at the hotel are not included.

    Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for one-night at the 2-star Kings Arms hotel in Skye, one-night at the 3-star Dark Island hotel in Benbecula, two-nights at the 2-star Caladh Inn in Stornoway and the 3-star Royal Hotel in Dunkeld. Overnight stays will be in the Glasgow area.
     

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Travel in comfort and style

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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