Lewis, Harris, & The Outer Hebrides

Lewis, Harris, & The Outer Hebrides

Tour Highlights

  • Loch Broom
  • Stornoway
  • Harris
  • Leverburgh
  • Luskentyre Beach

Orkney Explorer from Inverness

  • Transportation by top-of-the-range 16-seat Mercedes mini coaches
  • Three (3) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in Inverness (pre/post) and one (1) night in Stornoway.
  • Choice of B&B or Hotel in Stornoway. 
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival)
  • Three (3) days of custom touring per itinerary
  • All service charges and hotel taxes

Itinerary

Day 1 - Inverness

Make your way to your pre-booked Inverness hotel, where you are free to independently explore. Overnight in Inverness

Day 2 - Inverness - Touring Begins

You don’t waste time on this tour. You get up ear-ly, travel straight from Inverness to Ullapool and catch your ferry to the islands. This stunning sea-trip takes you along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles, and out to Stornoway; cap-ital of the Outer Hebrides. But don’t let the waves rock you to sleep; because if you keep a look out you might spot a dolphin or a whale. Once you’ve arrived on Lewis, your first stop is the ancient past. You travel to the North West of the island and get the chance to visit the ‘blackhouse’ at Arnol. Dive into this traditional abode and dis-cover how the Highland crofting families lived their day-to-day lives. After this, you go through more crofting communi-ties and venture to the northernmost tip of the is-land, the Butt of Lewis. The lighthouse here boasts epic views of waves crashing against sea cliffs. It’s now time to head back to Stornoway for your overnight.

Day 3

Today, you’re heading south to Harris.The first thing you notice about Harris are the mountains. And as you weave through the tower-ing marvels, your guide will tell you about the tra-ditions and tales of this part of Scotland. There’s not many towns around here; but after you’ve had your fill of unspoilt beaches and land-scapes, you stop in the small port of Leverburgh for lunch. Now it’s time for one of the great Hebridean high-lights, Luskentyre beach. On a good day, the sea turns turquoise and the sands look whiter than a brand-new porcelain plate. After you’ve enjoyed all these natural it’s time to head back to Stornoway. Maybe it’s time to try the famous black pudding for dinner.

Day 4

Today, you’re delving back to the ancient past. You venture to the far west of Lewis to the parish of Uig, an area of outstanding natural beauty. More than 800 years ago, the Vikings lived here and left behind an icon of Scotland, the Lewis Chessmen. Next, we visit another island community on Great Bernera, an island that remained isolated until the 1950’s. There’s Viking influence everywhere here, and they also say the real James Bond lived here. But we’ll let your driver-guide tell you more about that. And now what you’ve been waiting for, the Callan-ish standing stones. These 5,000-year-old mega-liths are said to be petrified giants who wouldn’t convert to Christianity. You may not believe this myth, but that doesn’t mean this sight isn’t mag-nificent. We have a lunch in Stornoway before crossing back to the mainland returning to Inverness in the evening. Make your own way to your pre-booked Inverness hotel.

Day 5

Independently make your way to the Inverness airport for your return flight home. <.p>

Rates & Hotels

2019 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
$769
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$899
$929
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$929
$929
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$1339
$1339
$1339
$1339
$1129
$929
$929
$929
$929
$869
$869
$869
$869
2019 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
$879
$879
$879
$879
$879
$879
$1009
$1029
$1029
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$1029
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$1449
$1449
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$1449
$1239
$1029
$1029
$1029
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$979
$979
$979
$979

Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Lewis, Harris, & The Outer Hebrides Based on BB
Lewis, Harris, & The Outer Hebrides Based on Hotels

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

B&B Package

United Kingdom -

3* B&B or Guest House Accommodations with private facilities and breakfast included (except on first day of arrival) [more]

Hotel Package

United Kingdom -

3* Hotel Accommodations with private facilities and breakfast included (except on first day of arrival) [more]

UK Hotel

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

Children allowed on this tour from ages 5-15 (children under 5 not allowed and children 16 or older are considered adults).

Price may fluctuate when seasons overlap.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Transfers
  • 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) month from the date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would start touring in Inverness including any pre/post nights. Does not include air travel.