Tour the isles of Skye and Lewis and Harris, and see highlights including the Callanish Standing Stones, Portree and the Butt of Lewis

Embark upon a discovery of Scotland's Western Isles and roam along the unspoilt sands of vast beaches, rugged mountains and moorlands rich in flora and fauna, and villages with a pace of life long forgotten on the mainland.

Your Hebridean adventure starts on the Isle of Skye, where you'll visit Dunvegan Castle, the stronghold of the chiefs of MacLeod, and Portree, with its pretty houses on the harbourfront.

Next stop is Lewis and Harris, where you'll see fascinating archaeological monuments like the ancient Calanais Standing Stones and the carefully preserved Carloway Broch.

You'll also visit the Butt of Lewis, named the windiest place in the UK by the Guinness Book of Records, where you'll admire views of a rocky coastline and a grand lighthouse looking out across the Atlantic.

Throughout your trip you'll be staying in well-located hotels, all of which will be three-star and with comfortable, cosy bedrooms.

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Price includes

  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Scottish breakfast accommodation at Hotel Dunollie, Isle of Skye for two nights, Cabarfeidh Hotel, Stornoway for two nights and Gairloch Hotel, Gairloch for one night
  • All ferry crossings
  • Tour of the Isle of Skye and visit to Dunvegan Castle and Portree
  • Tour of Harris and Lewis
  • Visit to the Butt of Lewis and travel to Ullapool
  • Return flights to Edinburgh or Inverness, with coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager


Sat, Sat, Jul 20, 2024
Thu, Thu, Oct 31, 2024
6 days
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* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room, subject to availability and based on 14 October 2024 departure date and LHR flight. Various departure dates are available, please call for details. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement on request. Deposit £250pp. Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in conveniently located, alternative hotels of a similar standard. Tour not suitable for those with mobility issues. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd and Newmarket Holidays.

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  1. Day
    Arrive on Skye
    Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

    Today you'll fly to Inverness or Edinburgh where you'll be met by your tour manager.

    You'll board the coach to head towards the Isle of Skye, a drive of around five hours from Edinburgh and two hours from Inverness. While the journey is long, it's incredibly scenic, and includes a break at the famous Eilean Donan Castle on the shores of Loch Duich.

    On arrival on Skye you'll check into Hotel Dunollie, your home for the next two nights, where you'll enjoy a dinner with the rest of your group.

  2. Day
    Island tour and Dunvegan Castle
    Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

    After breakfast at your hotel, you'll set off on a tour of the Isle of Skye. You'll pass by the famous Cuillin Hills mountain range, where jagged peaks are often obscured by a veil of mist, as you make your way to Dunvegan Castle.

    This castle was the stronghold of the chiefs of MacLeod for nearly 800 years, and is said to be the oldest continuously occupied family home in Scotland. The castle is steeped in rich history which you'll discover as you visit.

    Later in the afternoon, you'll head into Skye's main town, Portree, where you'll see its delightful pastel-coloured houses around the harbourfront, set against a backdrop of dramatic scenery.

  3. Day
    Sail to Stornoway
    Stornoway, United Kingdom

    Following an early breakfast this morning, you'll transfer to Ullapool, where you'll catch the ferry to Stornoway.

    You'll be sailing for around two and a half hours before arriving in Stornoway and exploring the pretty capital of Lewis and Harris, with its dramatic landscapes and unique Gaelic culture.

    Later on, you'll check into your next hotel, the cosy Cabarfeidh Hotel where dinner will be served this evening.

  4. Day
    Harris and Lewis
    Lewis and Harris, Scotland, United Kingdom

    You'll head to Harris today, with its towering mountains and rugged coastline to the east, and its miles of pristine beaches lapped by Atlantic waves to the west.

    Your first stop will be Rodel Church, one of the grandest mediaeval buildings in the Western Isles. You'll then explore the little port of Tarbert, before continuing to the fascinating Calanais Standing Stones, a collection of almost 50 ancient stones erected 5,000 years ago.

    It's then a short walk from the road to the beautifully-preserved Carloway Broch, a circular dry-stone fortified tower dating back some 2000 years.

    You'll also visit the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village with its typical crofting buildings to get a fascinating insight into the lives of the islands' inhabitants past and present.

  5. Day
    The Butt of Lewis
    Lewis and Harris, Scotland, United Kingdom

    This morning, following breakfast, you'll head to the Butt of Lewis, on the northern tip of Lewis, the final location of your Hebridean adventure and the northernmost tip of the Outer Hebrides. Hold on to your hat - this is the windiest place in the UK, according to the Guiness Books of Records.

    See the lighthouse designed by David Stevenson and ancient rocks known as the Lewisian Gneiss before continuing your journey to Ullapool.

    You'll set sail in the early afternoon for the crossing to Ullapool then follow a delightfully scenic route through Wester Ross to Newtonmore or Carrbridge and on to Gairloch where you'll check in at your final hotel.

  6. Day
    Gairloch, United Kingdom

    After a final breakfast at your hotel you'll begin your journey to Inverness or Edinburgh to catch your flight home.

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