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Hebridean Adventure

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Overview

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  • Absorb the spectacular scenery on our trip across the Isle of Skye
  • Journey along the scenic ‘Road to the Isles’
  • Explore the remote Isles of Harris and Lewis
  • Marvel at the famous Calanais Standing Stones
  • Journey alongside mysterious Loch Ness

The untouched Hebrides are waiting to be discovered and our wonderful sightseeing adventure will take you around some of the most spectacular and unspoilt scenery that Scotland has to offer.

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Itinerary

Day 1
Our adventure begins as we journey north through the Borders of Scotland, travelling over the hauntingly beautiful Rannoch Moor and through Glen Coe to reach Fort William where we spend the next two nights. (D)

Day 2
Sit back and relax as we journey along the historic ‘Road to the Isles’ passing the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct to reach the West Highland fishing village of Mallaig. We then return to Fort William via a scenic drive along the route of the Caledonian Canal and a brief stop at the Commando Memorial. (B,D)

Day 3
We bid farewell to Fort William and journey further north to reach the Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. We travel across Skye for our afternoon sailing to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. Weather permitting we will see the Sound of Taransay before heading to the Isle of Lewis and Stornoway where we stay for the next three nights. (B,D)

Day 4
Cameras at the ready as we set off on an excursion around the Hebrides, the island’s on the edge of the ocean. This unforgettable trip takes in a landscape of pretty moorlands, sheer cliffs and sandy bays and incorporates a stop at the Standing Stones of Calanais, an antiquity of the Bronze Age and the Butt of Lewis.

Day 5
The choice is yours – relax in the hotel or sightsee in Stornoway, where Gaelic traditions and the language still survives.

Day 6
During the morning we visit the Butt of Lewis before returning to Stornoway with some free time to relax prior to taking the afternoon sailing from Stornoway to Ullapool. We travel across to the enchanting town of Dingwall where we stay for two nights.

Day 7
After breakfast we enjoy a leisurely excursion discovering the delights of mysterious Loch Ness. We follow the north shore of Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit, past the ruins of Urquhart Castle, to stop at Fort Augustus before returning to Inverness along the loch’s southern shores.

Day 8
Sadly our adventure draws to a close as we head back home with fond memories.

Onich Hotel

The Onich Hotel is a delightful privately run hotel which benefits from a superb loch side location between Glencoe and Fort William.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Road to the Isles

We'll follow the famous 'Road of the Isles' from Fort William to Mallaig, the route takes us along the beautiful coastline past beautiful countryside and picturesque little villages that haven't changed outwardly for many years. The town of Mallaig is a typical Scottish fishing village with winding streets encompassing the harbour, it's a great place to wander around and see the wealth of culture and heritage the area offers. On our return to Fort William we will visit the Treasures of the Earth exhibition, one of the largest collections of crystals, gemstones and fossils in Europe.

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Full Day: Hebrides

This unforgettable trip around North Lewis takes in a landscape of peaty moorlands, sheer cliffs and sandy bays. The Isle of Lewis has, over the years inspired multiple myths and legends and it’s easy to see how these stories have grown up here when you’re among the majesty of the island.  We also marvel at the prehistoric Standing Stones of Calanais, which are around 5000 years old and were used for ritual activity during the Bronze Age. (B,D)

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Full Day: Loch Ness and Inverness

Tour of legendary Loch Ness, travelling to Fort Augustus at the southern tip of the loch and continuing on past the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle to visit Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands.

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