Day 1 - North Uist
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.
3 nights Accommodation
2 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, 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 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 to the North of the Hebrides and the large island of Lewis. We make our way to the stunning westside for two nights.
2 nights accommodation
Day 5 -Wonders of Lewis
Lewis is a vast island full of fascinating small crofting villages, incredible archaeology and views and today we head out to visit the famous Callanish Stones, the Carloway Broch, Gearannan Thatch Village, Uig sands and the Blue Lagoon. We get close to wildlife and learn about the unique island lifestyle before finishing back in the small town of Stornoway.
Day 6 - End of Tour
After a relaxed breakfast, with time to spare before heading to the airport, we have a short trip to the town. We then take you to the airport and 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.
Hebrides Mini Break £2,600
5 nights, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Fully guided- airport pickup and drop off- private vehicle
This is one of our best selling adventures and Outer Hebrides Tours and is filling fast.
Book early to avoid disappointment. 6 persons Max per tour
30th April - 5th May 2022
17th -26th June 2022 -Full
21st April - 26th April 2023
28th April - 3rd May 2023
19th - 24th May 2023
25th - 30th August 2023
Getting to the Outer Hebrides is fairly simple and can be done from Glasgow on Loganair with daily flights into Barra, Benbecula and Stornoway. There are daily ferries operated by CalMac from Oban, Uig and Ullapool although in the summer these can be pretty full so booking well in advance is a must.
Mini Hebrides Break £2600 per person
Journeys for the Soul
5 nights|6 breakfasts |4 lunches |4 dinners |Fully guided |Airport pick up and drop off | Inter-island travel and included entries |Private vehicle
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 in particularly July to September, these islands have many visitors yet they are seldom seen as the islands have such a vast landscape that they are never crowded.
Love the Hebrides
These islands are home to incredible wildlife and throughout the summer months are teeming with waders, seabirds. Nature truly is in charge and passing through each island brings you close to sea eagles, otters, seals and so much more. On calm evenings across many west coast villages, the rasping sound of the corncrake can be heard in the irises or long grass, cuckoos call from lone trees and the noisy oystercatchers peep peep along the coastlines and fields. On all our adventures we explore remote places and haunts of the heron, secluded bays where we may spot passing cetaceans or head into a remote moorland to find golden eagles soaring overhead. It is that magical and these short breaks take you close to nature and to be a part of it.
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