Day 1 - Arrive Hebrides
The moment you touch down in the Outer Hebrides you know you have arrived somewhere special. The flight in takes you over what has been described as " a drowned landscape" where it appears there is more water than land. We make our way over man-made causeways that seem to float on the turquoise ocean as we make our way to our accommodation for check-in. After you have got refreshed we take a wander into the moorlands to visit an ancient stone circle before heading to an impressive Neolithic burial chamber that dates back to 3500 BC. We take in the views and the pure air as we welcome you to the Outer Hebrides. We make our way back to our accommodation where you can dine on wonderful Hebridean produce.
4 nights Accommodation
1 Included Dinner
Day 2 - The World of an Island
Our day begins with a trip along the west coast of Uist and onto the beautiful fertile plains called Machair which in summer boast more than 150 different species of wildflower. We walk in search of wildlife and through the crofting landscape to learn a bit more about this incredible place, the environment and its Gaelic culture. We will visit a small harbour and tides permitting walk out onto an incredible tidal beach to a remote island where we will search for otters and other wildlife. On our way back to our accommodation we will look for seals and visit the beautiful island of Berneray and learn about its incredible history.
Dinner on own
Day 3 -Up South
We head today to the beautiful islands of Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay or as the locals say "up south". Today we look for wildlife, visit local craft places, and ancient archaeology and follow in the footsteps of Binnie Prince Charlie who landed here in 1745. There are plenty of stories to be told today and some of the most breathtaking views over the barra sound and along the beautiful west coast.
Day 4 - Harris and Lewis
Our journey continues as we set sail for a short ferry trip for a day trip to the stunning Isle of Harris where we visit a Harris Tweed weaver before getting a true flavour of the Hebrides with a wonderful Gin tasting. We lunch overlooking the Atlantic before making our way through the high mountains and along the famous Golden road and into a lunar landscape steeped in history. With stunning views to the Isle of Skye, this truly is a gem of a day.
Day 5 - End of Tour
After a relaxed breakfast, with time to spare before heading to the airport, we have a short trip to another beautiful moorland spot before we bid farewell to the Hebrides. As you leave these islands we wish you safe passage and look forward to your return in the near future.
the West beach on Berneray is otherworldly in terms of its beauty. I don't think I have ever been to a beach anywhere in the world that has captivated me quite like that
Ben Fogle | Tv Presenter
Hebrides Mini Break
4 nights|4 breakfasts |4 lunches |4 dinners |Fully guided |Airport pick up and drop off | Inter-island travel and included entries |Private vehicle
Cost - £1875 per person
Islands of Soul
Enticing Islands on the Edge
The Outer Hebrides are like no other group of islands in Scotland. They are captivating from end to end with huge skies, endless powder sand beaches, emerald seas a deep sense of tranquillity
These islands are the last stronghold of the ancient Gaelic language that is still spoken on these islands to this day. From the Butt of Lewis in the north to the Butt of Barra in the south immerse yourself in this beautiful language and learn a few words along the way.
With 13 occupied islands and more than 100 empty islands dotted around the coastline, there is always somewhere new to discover. The population of the whole of the Hebrides is just over 26,000 people and during the summer months particularly July to September, these islands have many visitors yet they have seldom seen such a vast landscape that they are never crowded.
Nothing is more rewarding than spending time with wildlife and watching them in their natural environment. In the summer the Outer Hebrides is full of the calls of wild birds, the reefs crammed with common seals and the coastlines alive with millions of sea birds. This truly is a paradise for nature lovers.
Summer in the Outer Hebrides is the time of endless light when our days are long and the sunsets are so captivating. There are 18 hours of daylight so plenty of time to embrace and enjoy the freedom of theses incredible islands,
Escape the Crowds
Even at the height of summer, the Outer Hebrides is a place where you can escape the crowds and walk alone along a pristine powder sand beach next to the emerald ocean.These islands are vast, the skies huge and the sense of freedom immense.