About the tour: Explore the Scottish Hebrides by Self-Drive

Experience a scenic tour through the picturesque Scottish Islands and enjoy time in the amazing Edinburgh. Journey across the Isle of Skye, where we visit the stunning Fort William. Known as the Outer Hebrides, we enjoy a coastal tour of the Uists, passing spectacular scenery on route to the Benbecula Island. Heading north, we sail to the Isle of Harris, where we see brilliant beaches and rugged terrain. We also enjoy a guided tour of the Island of Lewis, before we spend time in Inverness, the ‘capital of the Highlands’. Our holiday comes to an end in Edinburgh, where we enjoy time exploring the Scottish capital, seeing the many famous sights.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with Scottish Breakfast
  • 7 evening meals

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Tour Itinerary

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.
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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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    Make your own way to our overnight hotel in the Glasgow area where you will join the tour.

    • 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
    The Quiraing at Isle of Skye
    Isle of Skye

    Included Highlights

    • Isle of Skye

    Enjoy a magnificent drive across Skye to catch the 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

    Included Highlights

    • The Uists

    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

    Included Highlights

    • Isle of Harris

    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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Lewis

    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

    Included Highlights

    • Inverness & Spey Valley

    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

    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh

    After breakfast, make your own way home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

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

    Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (8 days).

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will stay for one night at a minimum 2-star hotel on or near Skye, then a one night stay at the 3-star Dark Island Hotel in Benbecula, or similar, followed by two nights at a minimum 2-star hotel in Stornoway and finally, one night in the Perthshire area. Overnight stays will be in the Glasgow area.

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