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  • 6 Days Lewis, Harris & Skye Tour

    6 Days Lewis, Harris & Skye Tour

    6 Days tour that explores the Highlands and the Isles of Lewis, Harris & Skye - includes cost of accommodation.
  • Dun Broch

    Dun Broch

  • Butt of Lewis

    Butt of Lewis

  • Glen Coe

    Glen Coe

  • Rannoch Moor

    Rannoch Moor

  • Callanish Stones

    Callanish Stones

  • Isle of Skye

    Isle of Skye

  • Eilean Donan Castle

    Eilean Donan Castle

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6 Day Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure Minicoach Tour

A magnificent adventure to the Outer Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris, home to pre-historic stone circles of Callanish and the famous white sandy beaches of Harris, and the magical Isle of Skye. Your tour will also include Ullapool and the Cairngorms. Accommodation INCLUDED. Departs Tuesday & Sundays May to September.


Cairngorms & Loch Ness ~ Ullapool ~ Lewis & Harris ~ Callanish standing  stones ~ White sands of Luskentyre ~ Portree, Isle of Skye ~ Eilean Donan Castle

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This tour operates on: Tuesday, Sunday

Day 1 Edinburgh to Highlands

Depart Edinburgh and travel north into the Highlands. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld where you will take a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continuing north the route passes through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the world famous Loch Ness. There will be time for a visit to the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge before you arrive in the West Coast fishing port of Ullapool for your overnight stay.

Day 2 Ullapool to Stornaway

Catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2 hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles then out across the Minch to Stornoway – the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for dolphins, whales and seabirds during the crossing. In the afternoon explore the North West coast from Arnol with its historic old “blackhouse”, through traditional crofting townships to Port of Ness and the very north tip of the island – the Butt of Lewis. From the lighthouse here there is nothing between you and the Americas! Overnight in Stornoway.

Day 3 Around Lewis

Today will be spent exploring some of the prehistoric remains on the island as well as its finest beaches. The fascinating circular stone fort, or Broch, at Carloway will be your first stop followed by more traditional crofting communities such as Gearrannan and Shawbost. Then it’s on to Callanish with its mysterious ancient stone circle. In the afternoon you will head for the remote district of Uig with its fine, sandy beaches at Bhaltos, dramatic sea cliffs and rugged hills. This is the wilderness of the Western Isles at its finest. Overnight again in Stornoway.

Day 4 Lewis & Haris

Travelling south today from the wild moorlands of Lewis to the more mountainous Harris – almost but not quite an island on its own. Famous for the locally produced cloth, Harris Tweed, it is also home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and the stunning white sands of Luskentyre. After a morning of exploring South Harris you will stop for lunch in the small port of Tarbet. Here you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Skye and continue on to the harbour town of Portree, your base for the next two nights

Day 5 Skye

is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide's knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you. For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. Or, after lunch you could travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible.

Day 6 Skye to Edinburgh

Departing from Portree the return journey to Edinburgh has many highlights – a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Travelling back south through the Central Highland the last stop of the day will be in Killin beside the Falls of Dochart before returning to Edinburgh about 19.00.

Inclusions

Accommodation in B&B/Guesthouses in TWIN/Double. Please note tht single supplements apply.

Transportation by top of the range 16 seat Mercedes minicoaches for a more personal service.
Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie's driver/guide
All ferry and bridge crossings.

Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 15 kilos) and one carry-on bag per person.

Exclusions

Meals and snacks.
Entrance fees.

The Little Details

  • Minimum Age: Age 5+
  • Min Age: 5 years
  • Tour Vehicle Type: Mini Coach
  • Months of Operation: April, May, June, July, August, September
  • Duration of Tour: 6 days
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh
  • Departure Point: Edinburgh Bus Station
  • Departure Time: 9.00 Hrs please check in 15 minutes earlier
  • Expected return Time: 19:00 approx (day 6)
  • Duration of Tour: 6 days

Rates & Dates

Adult Prices:  £619  to £649
Child 5-16 Prices:  £495 to £520

We do not carry children under 5 years.

Departs Tuesdays (April to September) and Sundays (May to September)

NOT AVAILABLE ON: Mondays:3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 12th July and 13th September

Booking Notes

Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!

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    Some Places We Will Visit

    • Dunkeld

      Quick travel guide on Dunkeld in Perthshire offers information travellers needed to know on Dunkeld, which includes tourist information about Dunkeld and Birnam, attractions and Self- Catering Cottages in Dunkeld.

    • Ullapool

      The attractive little fishing port of Ullapool, on the shores of Loch Broom, is the largest settlement in Wester Ross.

    • Inverness

      The Highlands' largest town and enjoying a real renaissance over the past ten years as young professionals have moved to the city. The gateway to the far north and a fun night out if you stay.

    • Stornoway

      The travel guide on Stornoway in Outer Hebrides here guides you with information on and around the place. The guide also include details about getting to Stornoway, sights, sleeping and eating, transportation and essential information needed on a visit to Stornoway.

    • Portree

      Skye's largest town and a charmingly friendly stop-off popular with all visitors.

    • Callanish Standing Stones

      The visitor guide to the amazing ring of standing stones at Callanish on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

    • Lewis West Coast

      The guide to West Coast in Outer Hebrides contains information in and around the place including eating and sleeping in Lewis West Coast.

    • North Harris

      North Harris comforts well beyond Tarbert adjoining Lewis, and proudly contains Clisham, the highest mountain in the Outer Hebrides at 799 metres.

    • South Harris

      Guide to South part of the Isle of Harris...

    Castle Visited

    Ancient Sites We Visit or Pass

    • An Carra Standing Stone

      Very tall standing stone on South Uist that dates to neolithic period. The stone rises almost 17 feet into the air which makes it one of the largest standing stones in the isles. Its history is veiled in a typical hebridean mist.

    • Doune Broch / Dun Calloway

      Dun Carloway is one of the best-preserved Iron Age Brochs in the whole of Scotland dating back to something like 1st century AD. It is near Callanish and should be visited.

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