Summer Hebrides Adventure
£3,735 per person
7 nights| 7 breakfasts |6 lunches | 7 dinners |Fully guided |Airport pick up and drop off | Inter-island travel and included entries |Private vehicle
The far-flung islands of the Outer Hebrides beckon the dreamy traveller seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern living. These islands spanning more than 130 miles are truly beautiful, pristine and unpolluted with endless big skies and powder sand beaches. Our journey takes you from the South to the north through an ever-changing landscape of low-lying islands in the south to the vast open moorlands of the north. We encounter incredible biodiversity, the world of the crofter and friendly hospitable local people who greet you with a smile. With wonderful island experiences and mouth-watering local produce served in some of the most beautiful locations, make the Hebrides your next stop in 2023. Release the soul, wander free, and feel the space and the pace.
Day 1 - Arrive Barra
Arrive on the beautiful island of Barra and have the thrilling experience of landing on the beach and stepping out onto a powder sand beach. Your guide will meet you and take you to your local accommodation for two nights before heading out for a gentle stroll. Back to your lodgings to get ready for dinner and a welcome drink to toast your arrival in the Hebrides
2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts,2 lunches , 2 dinners
Day 2 - MINI HEBRIDES
We head out around the stunning island of Barra and make our way along the east coast to Castlebay for a short stop before heading on to the glorious beaches and machair of Vatersay. We discover its fascinating history and will lunch in a local cafe for a light lunch. After lunch, we meander around the coastline and explore the other hidden gems of Eoiligarry and the Airport beach before heading back to our abode for a tasty dinner of local produce.
lunch , dinner
DAY 3 - ERISKAY & SOUTH UIST
Our journey takes us across the sound of Barra to the small island of Eriskay where Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot in Scotland in 1745. We discover the wonders of this small island before a short lunch stop at the local pub named after the SS Politicean that sank of the coastline in 1943 laden with 200,000bottles of whisky -rumour has it that the islanders managed to salvage over 24,000 bottles. We drive on through South Uist before reaching our nights abode set in the remote moorlands of North Uist
2 nights accommodation| 2 breakfasts|2 dinners
DAY 4 - 5 ISLANDS
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.
DAY 5 -HARRIS & THE TWEED
Today we take another ferry over the sea to the stunning island of Harris where we explore narrow roads that lead us through a moonscape landscape. We visit small craft shops and art galleries before heading back out onto the west coast and a spot of lunch before hitting the glorious beaches and Machair. We drop in on a local Harris Tweed weaver before making our way to Tarbert for a small tipple of local Harris Gin.
1 night accommodation | dinner|breakfast
DAY 6 -LEWIS A LAND OF MYSTERIES
Our journey takes us over the high peaks of the clisham as we make our way towards the Isle of Lewis and where we discover a different world of vast moorlands, ancient standing stones and other megaliths, stunning coves and powder sand beaches. We visit standing stones that pre date stonehenge, ancient blackhouses before checkinot our accommodation.
2 nights accommodation|2 dinners|breakfast
DAY 7 -WONDERS OF LEWIS
We set out to the BUtt of Lewis for a walk along the rugged coastline and marvel at the scenery and the final most northerly point in the Hebrides, we visit ancient churches before visiting an award winning historical centre. We then make our way to the capital of the Isle of Lewis , Stornaway for a brief walk around the town and a visit to Museum Nan Eilean and a walk around the famous Castle Grounds.
DAY 8 -TOUR ENDS
Our final morning together before we depart for the airport to bid farewell to new found friends. Leaving the island from Stornoway airport you fly out over the ocean and back to mainland Scotland.
Isle of Berneray
Space to calm the Soul
"Having spent my whole life here I have learned to appreciate the peacefulness of these islands and through these tours, I will show you uncrowded tranquillity. Those incredible places where you truly can connect to nature and lose yourself in the moment under our endless horizons and at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean."
Isle of Barra
Dates for 2023
May 2023: 5th May to 12th May| 23rd to 30th May
June 2023: 7th June to 14th June| 16th June to 24th June (Fully Booked)
July 2023: 1st July to 8th July
11 Occupied Islands
A journey to savour that takes you across and through 11 islands and meander across seemingly endless powder sand beaches.
The Outer Hebrides is a wildlife watcher paradise with numerous opportunities on our adventures to get close to wildlife like seals, eagles, seabirds and if luck is with us the elusive otter.
Nothing tastes better than local produce and the Outer Hebrides is famed for its mouth-watering seafood, award-winning smoked salmon and great local produce in local cafes, bars and takeaway vans.
The Outer Hebrides is full of archaeological sites, incredible standing stones and wonderful small museums and visitor centres. With a timeline of more than 8000 years there is more than enough to discover on your journey.