Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure

This large group of islands conceals beaches as beautiful and blonde as what you’d find in the Maldives. There are mysterious, religious sites older than the pyramids and there are landscapes so ruggedly spectacular that you'll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief!

Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure

This large group of islands conceals beaches as beautiful and blonde as what you’d find in the Maldives. There are mysterious, religious sites older than the pyramids and there are landscapes so ruggedly spectacular that you'll be rubbing your eyes in disbelief!

Tour Highlights

  • Small intimate coaches.
  • Visits to: Cairngorms, Loch Ness, Ullapool, Lewis, Harris and Isle of Skye.
  • Includes Callanish standing stones, white sands of Luskentyre and Eilean Donan Castle.

Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure Includes

  • Seven (7) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Edinburgh (pre and post-tour), pre-booked 3-4 * hotel.
  • One (1) night at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Ullapool.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Stornoway.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Isle of Skye.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in Edinburgh.
  • Six (6) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

A maximum of 8 passengers per departure date can be booked on this tour due to limitations of the coach size. If you have a larger party and/or wish to have a group booked on this tour, please contact us directly, as it will have to be quoted as a private group and rates here do not apply.

Itinerary

Day 01: Edinburgh

Arrive Edinburgh. Transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy this beautiful city on your own. (Please note: hotel check-in is generally between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into Edinburgh early - the hotel will be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 02: Edinburgh - Touring Begins - Ullapool

Make your own way to the tour departure point for 8:45 am. This tour departs promptly at 9:00 am. If you had purchased a departure point transfer, your driver will collect you at the time noted on your transfer voucher. Our tour starts traveling north into the Highlands. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld. You get time here to stretch your legs and admire the cathedral’s unusual mixture of architectural styles. You then venture through the shadows of the great and gorgeous Grampian Mountains and stop for lunch at a Highland town in the Spey Valley. Perhaps it’s time for you to try haggis. After you’ve satisfied your taste buds, you head to Loch Ness. Your driver-guide helps you attempt to catch a glimpse of Scotland’s most-famously mythical monster. Corrieshalloch Gorge is a lesser known Scottish sight, but it’s one that you’ll love. It’s a short walk under forest canopies with a lovely view of a waterfall. In the early evening, you arrive in the scenic fishing port of Ullapool for your overnight stay.

Day 03: Touring - Stornoway

Wake up, enjoy your breakfast, and look out over Loch Broom as it glistens under the morning sky. First on the agenda today is a ferry journey across the sea. This two and a half-hour boat trip takes you through the Summer Isles to Stornoway, the main town of the Western Isles. But don’t spend your time snoozing and reading as you sail across the ocean; because if you look out to sea, you may spot dolphins and whales. Once you’ve arrived on Lewis and Harris, you head to the North West coast. Your driver-guide will make the most of what weather you’ve been blessed with and take you through traditional crofting towns and seaside ports. You even get to see the Butt of Lewis; from the lighthouse here there’s nothing but fishes and water between you and America. Overnight in Stornoway.

Day 04: Touring - Stornoway

Today, you immerse yourself in the history and landscapes of this wild island. You first head to Arnol Blackhouse. Here, you can experience what traditional farming life was like in these remote reaches without getting your hands too dirty. A little down the road, you visit the stone fort of Dun Carloway. This structure was built before 100AD and has experienced more battles than you’ve had hot dinners. It’s a wonderful location to ponder over the vast swathes of history that have come before you. You then travel through a landscape littered with crofting villages to one of the most famous sights of the island, the Callanish Stone Circle. This prehistoric sight still mystifies archeologists today. The rest of your afternoon is spent in the beautiful beaches and mountains of the western side of Lewis. Overnight again in Stornoway.

Day 05: Touring - Portree

It’s time for something a little more dramatic. It’s time to enter the region of Harris. Harris boasts the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and one of the most beautiful white-sandy beaches in Britain, Luskentyre. The area is also famous for Harris Tweed and myths that are as strange as they are poignant. After a morning of exploring the dramatic landscapes, you stop for lunch. Depending on the weather, we may even go for a picnic on the beach – so don’t forget to pack your sunglasses. Here you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Skye and continue on to your overnight stay in the harbor town of Portree.

Day 06: Touring - Portree

Every horizon in Skye conceals something astoundingly beautiful. So today, your driver-guide makes the most out of your time on this marvel-studded landscape. You may travel to the Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk, venture to Kilt Rock and see a gigantic waterfall, or take a boat trip to the lesser-known Loch Coruisk. We return to Portree for overnight.

Day 07: Touring - Edinburgh

Departing Portree, we embark on the return journey to Edinburgh, which has many highlights. A visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Traveling 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, arriving at approx. 7:00 pm. Your tour ends at Rabbies Cafe at 6 Waterloo Place in Edinburgh, where you will make your own way back to your pre-booked hotel.

Day 08: Edinburgh - Home

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the Airport for your return flight to the US.

Rates & Hotels

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Dates Land Only
  $1739
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Dates Land Only
  $1959
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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure 6-day tour - Based on B&B, plus 2 nights Edinburgh (pre/post)
Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure 6-day tour - Based on Hotels, plus 2 nights Edinburgh (pre/post)

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-15 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) months from date of departure.

Tour Date & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in Edinburgh. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.