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Hebridean Island Adventure - 7 days
- Return flights from your local airport to Edinburgh
- Return ferry crossings
- One suitcase allowance per person
- Coach travel in Scotland
- Two nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast in the Dunollie Hotel, Isle of Skye
- Two nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast in the three-star Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway
- Two nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast in the Carrbridge Hotel, Carrbridge
- Tours of Skye, Lewis and Harris Visits to Callanish, a Blackhouse, the Broch of Carloway and Dunvegan Castle (all entrances payable locally)
- Visits to Grantown on Spey, the Glenlivet Distillery and the Speyside Heather Centre
- The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
- Government taxes and service charges
Access to Carloway Broch
Please note that the broch is a short walk over fairly rough ground from the road.
Access to Dunvegan Castle
Please note that disabled access to this ancient building is limited. There are two shallow steps into the reception area, followed by approximately 20 steps up to the main rooms. Thereafter the route is level. Many of the garden paths are suitable for wheelchairs.
Fly to Edinburgh to meet our Tour Manager. Once on board the coach we head north west from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye. It's a long but beautiful journey, giving you a taste of the scenic wonders to come. After check in, you'll have time to relax before dinner this evening.
After breakfast, we'll visit Portree, passing the famous peaks of the Cullin Mountains. Admire the dramatic scenery and delightful white and colour-washed buildings around the harbour, browse the shops, and find out about the local environment at the town's exhibition. We'll continue to Dunvegan Castle where you can discover its fascinating history through the rooms' many treasures, and wander the beautiful formal gardens, hidden amid the surrounding moorland and mountains.
Today we make the ferry crossing from Uig to Tarbet on the Isle of Harris, before continuing by coach to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, where we'll check into the hotel. This afternoon we'll explore the rugged moorland and beaches of Lewis. Visit the reconstructed Black House at Arnol, inhabited until 1965 (entrance payable locally), before we continue down the western side of the island, to the well-preserved Carloway Broch - a circular, dry-stone, 2,000-year-old fortified tower. Finally, we'll visit the Standing Stones of Callanish - the most dramatic of the Western Isles' monuments.
Today it's off to explore the Isle of Harris. Discover the island's rare beauty and diverse flora and fauna, and marvel at its beautiful scenery - from the high mountains and rocky coastline in the east, to its western shoreline of unspoilt beaches, washed by the Atlantic waves.
Enjoy a final morning in the Western Isles. Relax in the hotel, wander the stunning Castle Grounds, head into Stornoway for some souvenirs, or perhaps visit the town's museum for a fascinating insight into the history of the Islands. In the early afternoon, we'll make the crossing to Ullapool before a wonderfully scenic journey through Wester Ross, to the Highland village of Carrbridge, where we'll spend our final two nights.
No visit to Scotland is complete without the chance to sample a 'wee dram', and this morning you will enjoy a guided tour of the Glenlivet Distillery before we visit the delightful town of Grantown-on-Spey. Enjoy the pretty town's interesting shops,numerous cafes, And award-winning museum, before we continue to the fascinating Speyside Heather Centre.We will return to the hotel in time for dinner.
Today we head back to Edinburgh airport to catch our flight home. Along the way, though, we'll make a final stop in the charming highland town of Pitlochry.
Hebridean Adventure Touring Hotels
You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a three-star standard. All the bedrooms in all hotels offer private facilities, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
This hotel is set in eight acres of attractive gardens on the outskirts of Stornoway, and offers views across to historic Lews Castle and the town's 18-hole golf course.
The largest hotel on the Isle of Skye, the Dunollie Hotel is modern and spacious, and is situated by the harbour wall in Broadford.
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