The unspoilt Western Isles of Scotland have a unique distinct appeal. The islands are like a cluster of jewels strung together; although each island in the chain is different, they share splendid scenery, remarkable wildlife, and a proud history.
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We visit the mainly Gaelic speaking Island of Barra, which is small and romantic. Barra’s past brings you Norse legend, fierce fighting, and Celtic mystery, while the present holds all the promise of a wonderful break with beautiful beaches, soaring hills, deserted roads and the warmest of welcomes. We also visit Lewis the most North Westerly tip of Britain; it has some great historical monuments such as the standing stones of Callanish. A popular, but demanding touring holiday not to be missed…
PLEASE NOTE: This is quite a demanding touring holiday, with several hotels and ferries being used. Three of the hotels have no lift; please decide if this holiday will be suitable for you before booking.
Your Holiday Package Includes:
- 6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast plus one packed lunch
- Luxury coach travel with onboard toilet & facilities
- Services of experienced tour driver
- Ferry travel
- Guided tour of Isle of Lewis
- EXCURSIONS – excluding any admission fees
Your Holiday Accommodation:
The *** WINNOCK HOTEL takes centre stage on the village green. In the restaurant enjoy the best of local produce and the bar offers a range of 40 speciality malt whiskies. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and Wi-Fi. There is no lift but a few ground floor rooms are available, all other rooms are on the first floor.
The *** DARK ISLAND HOTEL is a traditional hotel situated in a countryside location a short walk from a beautiful beach. There is a popular bar and spacious residents lounge. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, complimentary toiletries and Wi-Fi. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available.
The **** CABERFEIDH HOTEL is a pleasant modern hotel with a ‘laid back’ atmosphere. It is set on the outskirts of Stornoway in its own 8 acres of attractive gardens, overlooking Lewis Castle grounds and the town’s 18-hole golf course. The manor restaurant has an excellent reputation for first class food. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer, trouser press and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The *** ROYAL HOTEL occupies a prestigious position on the main route into Ullapool, enjoying views across Loch Broom and the mountains beyond. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities, hairdryer and Wi-Fi. There is no lift, but some ground floor rooms are available.
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Date : July 7, 2022
Travel to DrymenWe travel to Drymen near Loch Lomond for 1 nights half board accommodation at the Winnock Hotel.
Date : July 8, 2022
BenbeculaWe enjoy the stunning scenery as we travel to Mallaig, taking a short ferry journey across the Sound of Sleat to Armadale on the Isle of Skye. We continue north through the rugged beauty of the island to Uig, where we board our ferry to Lochmaddy. A 2-course evening meal will be included on-board in the cafeteria, before we disembark and travel south to the Dark Island Hotel for 2 nights accommodation (first night bed and breakfast and the second night dinner bed and breakfast). Please note that this is a long day with an early departure and a late arrival at your hotel.
Date : July 9, 2022
Isle of Eriskay & Island of BarraMore stunning scenery as we travel through South Uist, passing Flora Macdonald’s cottage where she hid Bonnie Prince Charlie. We then cross the causeway to the Isle of Eriskay, before boarding the morning ferry to the tiny and peaceful Island of Barra. Visit the heritage centre that holds many fascinating exhibits and photographs documenting the history of the island.
Date : July 10, 2022
Harris & StornowayToday we head north through North Uist to Berneray to join the morning ferry to Leverburgh. We continue through Harris to Stornoway for 2 nights half board accommodation at the Caberfeidh Hotel. A packed lunch will be provided today.
Date : July 11, 2022
Isle of LewisWe enjoy a full day guided tour that will bring to life the ‘Celtic Culture’ and heritage of the Isle of Lewis. We include visits to the lighthouse, the Trushal Stone and the standing stones of Callanish.
Date : July 12, 2022
UllapoolWe depart the Isle of Lewis taking the ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool before transferring to the Royal Hotel for 1 nights half board accommodation.
Date : July 13, 2022
Return homeWe travel via the main roads and motorways, arriving home late afternoon.
Single supplement – £121.00
TRAVEL INSURANCE: Strongly recommended
£60.00 per person
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