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Eight Islands Adventure

Heart of Nature

£711 per person

3 nights stays in small family run traditional accommodation, Scottish breakfast, 1 lunch, Dinners on own, fully guided and private vehicle, airport pick up and drop off . Includes all excursions and entrance fees. 

HIGHLIGHTS

These islands crammed with ancient archaeology take you back to the first settlers more than six thousand years ago and on a journey through time to the present day. You discover the crofting world and the ancient Gaelic language that is still spoken here as you wander around these islands. If you love freedom, nature, tranquillity and a real sense of unspoilt environment, then this adventure is for you.
These islands have endless choices for wildlife watching, photography, hiking, beach combing, and so much more. Whatever the season, no matter how windy the weather, there is always somewhere to explore and discover some hidden gems of nature.

Highlights we will discover along the way :Archaeology, whisky, history, wildlife, beaches, moorlands, ,birds of prey, remote islands, history, 

 

WHY WE LOVE IT

We love this short adventure as it gives you a real introduction to these far-flung islands from a truly local perspective and someone who grew up on these islands and still makes them his home. 
By settling into our accommodation for three nights, we can explore at our leisure and without rush the beautiful coves and inlets, moors and coastlines in search of wildlife and the hidden history.
Whatever the weather, this adventure treats you to impressive seascapes, incredible archaeology and a real sense of freedom and escapism. For us, it is the Hebrides in miniature.

WHATS INCLUDED

  • 3 nights Bed and breakfast

  • 1 lunches

  • Private vehicle

  • Fully guided

  • Entrances to included attractions

  • All gratuities 

  • Airport pick up and drop off

  • Personal reusable water bottle

DATES 2021

Group size 4 to 6 people

Should you wish to book a trip exclusivley for two people we are able to provide this for a supplement.

Our office will be more than pleased to facilitate any such request

Travel Assurance: To ensure peace of mind when booking with us we are not taking deposits for this adventure until January 2021. Reserve your spot today in the confidence that your place is reserved and deposits will be taken at a later date.

March 2021

  • 26th March 2021

August 2021

  • 20th August 2021

  • 27th August 2021

September 2021

  • 24th September

October 2021

  • 1st Ocotber 2021

  • 8th October 2021

Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival Day (Benbecula)


Arrive on the morning flight from the mainland on Loganair and be met by your guide. Once bags are loaded, we then head off on this beautiful adventure through these beautiful islands of the southern Hebrides. We head to the north and begin with a delightful stroll through one of our most pristine nature reserves to look for wildlife and to step into the vast openness of the Uists. We then make our way to your accommodation for three nights and get you checked in.After you have refreshed, we then take a walk out into the moors to visit ancient archaeology and step back in time to more than six thousand years and the first settlers on these islands. Our day ends back at your accommodation, and you are left to enjoy the ambience and some fine Hebridean dining at the end of your first day.Dinner on own. Accommodation 3 nights Dinner on own




Day 2 - Highland cows, seals and beach combing


Today we head out along the east coast and to the remote island of Berneray. Once a favourite haunt of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Here we look for common seals, otters and the abundance of wildlife found along the beautiful Machair and coastline. A gentle stroll out onto the coasts will introduce you to the world of a crofter before finishing off our walk at the monument to the Giant MacAskill said to have been the tallest person in Britain at one time standing over seven-foot nine. Lunch stop will be in a small local establishment on the way. Lunch on own In the afternoon we head for a personal visit to see the Highland cows and get to learn all about these incredible creatures and how they have made a considerable comeback in Scotland over the years and is now one of the key visitor attractions. Make sure you have your cameras on hand for these beautiful animals. Return to your accommodation early afternoon for some free time and dinner on own Overnight Uist Dinner on own




Day 3 - Up South


As they say in these islands, we head up south and explore the other end of the Uists. Our journey today introduces us to the world of boat building and the small fishing harbours. We get to sample some local seafood and lunch on own in a little cafe next to the ocean. We continue up south and follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie as he escaped from these islands with Flora MacDonald over the sea to Skye. We continue further south to the small island of Eriskay, and our journey ends with a stop on Charlie's beach where Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745. Here you will learn the story of whisky galore where a cargo vessel sank with over 200,000 bottles of whisky onboard. We will toast our journeys end with a small dram in a local bar. Overnight Uist Included Lunch Dinner on own




Day 4 - End of Tour and transport to airport


Today is the day we all depart and depending on when the plane is leaving we have a relaxed time enjoying the final views of these islands. Airport drop off included





Please Note

While we strive to deliver everything that is in our itinerary, there are occasions when in the Outer Hebrides we may need to cancel boat trips or other activities at short notice owing to the weather. While this is unfortunate it is part of the course and we will do our utmost to reschedule or find an alternative activity to replace it.

Not Included

The price for this adventure does not include

  • Domestic flights to the Hebrides from

      Glasgow or Edinburgh

  • International Flights

  • PersonalTravel Insurance

We are pleased to provide any further information required at time of booking or email us with any queries

 IGOT2TRAVEL LIMITED, a company incorporated and registered in Scotland  with company number 667202,  and its registered office is 1 Struan, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Scotland, HS6 5DA.

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