Weave your way through The Hebrides

Arriving on the incredible Hebridean Isles, you really will feel like you have escaped from it all as you explore breathtaking coasts and countryside, fascinating history and unique island cultures on this, quite literally, breath of fresh air tour.
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Day 1 Arrival in Oban
We arrive at our overnight hotel in Oban in time for dinner.

Day 2 Arrival on the Isle of Benbecula
Today, we travel through the spectacular Scottish Highlands towards the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye with a photo opportunity en route at the beautiful Eilean Donan Castle. Situated on an island at the point where three sea lochs meet, Eilean Donan is one of the most iconic images of Scotland. From the Kyle of Lochalsh, we cross the magnificent Skye road bridge onto the Isle of Skye itself and enjoy the scenic drive past the dramatic Cuillin Hills and through the island’s capital, Portree. We arrive at the port of Uig from where we take a ferry to Lochmaddy on the Isle of Benbecula, our destination for the next two nights.

Day 3 South Uist & the Isle of Eriskay
This morning, we explore stunning South Uist, an island of the Outer Hebrides with crystal clear water and white powder beaches. We drive past the ruins of the 18th century Ormacleit Castle towards the Isle of Eriskay, which is linked to South Uist by a stone causeway. The beautiful little island of Eriskay is home to the bay where Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil. It is also known for its famous ponies, which are semi-wild and often seen wandering around the village. On our return, we visit the Hebridean Jewellery Shop and Workshop.

Day 4 Island hopping: Benbecula, Harris & Lewis
Today, we travel across North Uist, alongside 13 miles of stunning sandy beaches, fresh water lochs and rolling moorland hills before reaching Berneray, reputedly one of HRH Prince Charles’ favourite destinations. From here, we board the ferry to Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris, which offers an incredibly diverse landscape. On arrival, we visit St Clement’s Church, Rodel, which was built in around 1500. The Isle of Harris is linked by road to the Isle of Lewis and the drive passes some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the UK. We visit the Isle of Scalpay and admire its lovely waterfront villages before making our way to our final destination of the day, Stornoway, where we settle into our hotel for two nights.

Day 5 Isle of Lewis
Today we enjoy a tour of the island’s fantastic scenery. Lewis is the largest and most populated of the Western Isles, although it remains refreshingly unspoilt and uncrowded. Home to some of the most important seabird colonies in the UK, the Isle of Lewis is a haven to all forms of wildlife. During our circular tour, we visit Carloway Broch, an ancient Iron Age fortification and enjoy a visit to the mystic Calanais Visitor Centre where we will be able to see the Callanish Standing Stones, one of the best preserved megalithic sites in the whole of Scotland. We also visit Gearrannan Blackhouse Village and step back in time as we experience the way of life in a typical crofting township of the 19th century.

Day 6/7 Departure
This morning, we enjoy some free time to relax and explore the town of Stornoway before boarding the early afternoon ferry to Ullapool from where we continue to our overnight hotel in the Cairngorms, arriving in time for dinner at 8 pm.
Legend

Caladh Inn

Stornoway
AAA Locally Sourced Food
This very friendly hotel is located in the heart of Stornoway, with easy access to both the port and the island. Owned by the same family for over 20 years, the Caladh Inn provides a warm welcome. All 67 bedrooms are traditionally styled and there is a light and airy restaurant specialising in locally caught seafood and a small, traditional bar where guests can relax. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Columba Hotel

Oban
AAA
Overlooking several scenic islands and Oban Bay, the Columba is a landmark hotel offering fantastic 3 star accommodation in the heart of Oban. The Columba’s Victorian charm offers a warm welcome. The 49 well-appointed spacious bedrooms are furnished to a high standard all featuring tea/coffee making facilities, TV, trouser press or iron and ironing board. Enjoy the impressive sea views as you dine in the Alba Restaurant. Coach parking is available on a first come first served basis behind the hotel and is free of charge.  

Dark Island Hotel

Benbecula
AA+
This traditional hotel is located on the south island of Benbecula in a pleasant countryside location. A short stroll from the hotel is a fabulous tranquil beach where rare birds and wildlife can be seen. There is plenty of space in which to relax, both in the pub styled bar and the quiet exterior courtyard. Each of the 42 bedrooms is traditional in style as is the large restaurant. The hotel does not have a lift but it does have ground floor rooms. This is a real ‘get away from it all’ hotel that provides an opportunity to meet the locals who frequent the bar and restaurant. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Caladh Inn

Stornoway

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Columba Hotel

Oban

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Dark Island Hotel

Benbecula

4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £549pp
Single Supplement £48
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
1 Night Half Board at Columba Hotel, Oban
• Ferry Uig - Lochmaddy (includes dinner)
1 Night B&B at Dark Island Hotel
1 Night Half Board at Dark Island Hotel
• Porterage
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Ferry Berneray - Leverburgh
2 Nights Half Board at Caladh Inn
• Porterage
• Choice of buffet menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entry to Calanais Visitor Centre
• Entry to Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
• Ferry Stornoway - Ullapool
1 Night Half Board overnight hotel
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