Day 7 -Over the Sea

Breakfast done we set out on our discovery of North Uist and visit ancient burial chambers, standing stones and souterrain before heading westward to meet the Highland cows. This is the largest herd of Pedigree Highland cows in Scotland and you will get a real introduction to the lives of incredible animals from the local farmer. We then head for a local lunch before heading out to one of the coastal nature reserves and a coastal walk to take in the glorious white powder beaches of the Uists. Further on we take a stop at one of the most stunning beaches on North Uist for a wee dram and snack before making our way to try and spot otters and wildlife.

 

Dinner in a local restaurant

Day 8 - Machair and coastline

After another relaxed morning before we set off on our island-hopping adventure, today we will explore six islands and give you a real feeling of life on these remote fringes of the Atlantic Ocean. We visit Grimsay, the boat building island of the Uists, where for over two hundred years local boat builders built the traditional Grimsay boat. Along the way, we’ll visit a traditional fishing harbour and pop in for a light seafood lunch before heading "up south." Moving on we pass through another beautiful nature reserve, visit a fabulous museum and step out onto Traigh a’ Phrionnsa, the very beach Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745. Late afternoon we board the small ferry boat and make our way to the stunning island of Barra, where we’ll spend the night.

 

 

2nights accommodation
All meals

Day 9 - The Island of Barra

After a later start, we head out to explore the stunning island of Barra. The Ilse of Barra is the most southerly occupied island in the Outer Hebrides. Our journey takes us along the stunning west coast and a chance to look for seals before heading out onto the Machair for a gentle walk amongst the flowers and to take in some impressive views. We then make our way to the small harbour port of Castlebay and some lunch before free time to wander on your own or head out on the shortest boat journey in Scotland to a medieval castle and home of the Clan Chief MacNeil. Mid-afternoon we then take the small road to Vatersay and explore this beautiful place before heading back for a bit of free time before dinner. Our final night in the Hebrides will see us toasting and dining looking over the Atlantic.  

Day 10 - Tour Ends

We bid farewell today to the Outer Hebrides and reflect on a beautiful journey through the islands. The final magical part of this tour is the flight from Barra Airport to Glasgow taking off from the beautiful airport beach, Nothing can be more magical.

 

Important Notice

Some of our activities are based on there being suitable weather and as such, we may at certain times need to alter the program in such circumstances. Any alternative will be as close as possible to the original activity or we may reschedule at a later point in the day.

Edge of the World Tour.  £4,750 per person

9 nights|10 breakfasts |8 lunches | 9 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 populated islands and more than 100 unpopulated islands that exude natural beauty, 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 as the islands have such a vast landscape that they are never crowded.

​Why we love this trip

On your journey, we will visit many different places to show you the incredible diversity across the Hebrides from archaeological sites like Callanish Standing Stones to Barpa Langass and much more. With a wide variety of wildlife, we will have the opportunity to look for eagles, otters, red deer and many different wading birds as we make our way from north to south.

As a locally run business, we are aware of these islands throughout the year and therefore able to provide our guests with the best experiences being local. 

The Outer Hebrides food trail is also very unique and this tour gives you the chance to experience local produce fresh from the ocean or the croft or shore. Truly delicious.

The Islands

The beauty of this tour is that we will visit the islands of Lewis, Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Baleshare, Grimsay, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay giving you a full journey through the Hebrides. There are other islands we hope to visit subject to weather and will be announced along the way.Each island is unique and different and the variety of landscapes is quite dramatic.

Included in this Tour

  • 9 nights accommodation

  • 10 breakfasts,8 lunches and 9 dinners

  • Fully guided and private vehicle for the duration

  • All included excursion fees and inter-island ferries

  • Pick up and airport drop off

Excludes drinks with meals unless otherwise stated. 

Day 1 -Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Today you arrive at your destination Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. You will be met at the airport by your guide and taken to your first night's accommodation in the small harbour town of Stornoway. After settling in, we head out into the coastal town for a familiarisation walk and stop in at a local pub to toast your arrival—dinner tonight in a local restaurant and the start of our Hebridean Adventure.

 

1 night accommodation

Dinner/Breakfast

Day 2 - The Land Beyond

Following breakfast, we board our vehicle and make our way out across the vast moorlands of Lewis towards the Callanish] Standing Stones. These ancient megaliths predate Stonehenge and were only discovered in the 19th century. Following Callanish and a few extra stops where we can take in the views, we make our way for lunch in the beautiful area of Uig, where we will be based for two nights. We check in to our quaint accommodation by the shore and have some free time to explore the incredible Uig Bay. Dinner is served early evening to give you plenty of time afterwards to wander in this tranquil area and take in the endless summer light of the Hebrides before a well-earned sleep.2 nights accommodationAll meals

Day 3 - Wildlife and Adventure

Following breakfast, we board our vehicle and make our way out across the vast moorlands of Lewis towards the Callanish] Standing Stones. These ancient megaliths predate Stonehenge and were only discovered in the 19th century. Following Callanish and a few extra stops where we can take in the views, we make our way for lunch in the beautiful area of Uig, where we will be based for two nights. We check in to our quaint accommodation by the shore and have some free time to explore the incredible Uig Bay. Dinner is served early evening to give you plenty of time afterwards to wander in this tranquil area and take in the endless summer light of the Hebrides before a well-earned sleep.2 nights accommodationAll meals

Day 4 - Fragile Worlds

As we bid farewell to our tranquil abode for two nights, we once again board our private boat and head out into the Atlantic and explore the rugged, dramatic Lewis and Harris coastlines. We move further west witness the magnitude of the landscape and the spectacular sea lochs that seem to split the land in two. We then land on our abandoned island and walk through the deserted village and take a stroll to the higher points to take in the view. Lunch will be ashore (weather permitting) before some free time to enjoy your time in this beautiful place. We set sail mid-afternoon for the short journey to our next accommodation and an authentic flavour of grandeur in the Hebrides.

 

2 nights accommodation
All meals

Day 5 - Castaway for a Day

Waking in the morning looking out to the ocean and having a beautiful breakfast sets us up for the day. Boarding our boat, we head into the stunning Sound of Taransay and the Atlantic to visit one of our favourite islands Taransay. We step ashore in the footsteps of TV Presenter Ben Fogle who along with other castaways came here in 2000 for the Castaway series. Since then Ben has returned often to these islands and declared his love for Taransay. Free time to wander on the island and learn about the ancient settlements from the Bronze age to the Viking time. Lunch comes in the form of a picnic (weather permitting) before more free time to walk the powder-white beaches and stand in awe at the incredible scenery. Late afternoon we head back to our accommodation before bidding farewell to our boat and skipper. We then prepare for another splendid dinner before settling into reminiscing the day's wonders.

Day 6 - Land of Harris Tweed

After a relaxed breakfast, we make our way toward the west and across to the low-lying southern isles of the Uists. Along the way, we learn of the whaling industry before stopping off in the very picturesque small village of Tarbert. We get ready to try some fantastic Harris gin and sample a glass or two of the goodness. Some free time in Tarbert to wander the small street and browse the local shops. Our next stop is the glorious Seilebost and world-famous Luskentyre beaches. On our way, we will stop off in a Harris Tweed loom shed and learn all about the ancient art of Tweed making. Lunch will be in a local restaurant overlooking the Atlantic.We board our ferry for the beautiful sailing across the Sound of Harris to finally land on the small island of Berenray and make our way to our next place of stay in a rural lodge.

2 nights accommodation

All meals

The Edge of the WorldTour

9 nights, 11 Islands, 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 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

Dates 2023

5th - 13th May 2023

16th June - 24th June 2023

21st - 30th July 2023

Getting here

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.

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