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Hebridean Adventure

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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
  • Relax and explore the busting harbour town of Stornoway
  • 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 One: Home to Fort William
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Fort William where we will spend the next two nights, and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Day Two: The Road to the Isles
Today we’re in store for a sightseeing spectacular – sit back and relax as we journey along the ‘Road to the Isles’, past Glenfinnan to reach the West Highland fishing village of Mallaig. We then round the day off with a ferry crossing across Loch Linnhe. (B,D)

Day Three: Fort William to Stornoway
We journey north through the winding valley at Glenshiel, past the picturesque Eilean Donan Castle to reach Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. With views of the lofty Cuillin Mountains as our backdrop we travel across Skye to Uig, where we sail over from Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. After a short trip, weather permitting, to see the Sound of Taransay, we head on to the Isle of Lewis and Stornoway, where we enjoy a three night stay at the Caladh Inn.  (B,D)

Day Four: Exploring the Hebrides
We’re off on an excursion around the Hebrides – the ‘islands on the edge of the ocean’. This unforgettable trip around North Lewis takes in a landscape of peaty moorlands, sheer cliffs and sandy bays. We also marvel at the prehistoric Standing Stones of Calanais, which can be seen for miles around. (B,D)

Day Five: Free time in Stornoway
The choice is tours – relax in the hotel or sightsee in Stornoway, where Gaelic traditions and the language still survives. (B,D)

Day Six: Stornoway to Dornoch via Ullapool
Following on from a morning trip to the Butt of Lewis we have some time to relax in Stornoway before sailing across to Ullapool. We travel across to the enchanting town of Dornoch where we stay for two nights. (B,D)

Day Seven: Loch Ness
The mysterious Loch Ness is where our journey takes us today, first around the north shores to Drumnadrochit and past the ruins of Urquhart Castle. We 
then visit Inverness, ‘capital’ of the Highlands. (B,D)

Day Eight: Dornoch to home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Departures on the 19th May 2018 will be staying at the Ben Doran, Caladh Inn and the Dornoch Hotel.

Departures on the 2nd June 2018 will be staying at the Onich Hotel, Caladh Inn and the Dornoch Hotel.

Departures on the 16th June 2018 will be staying at the West End Hotel, Caladh Inn and the Dornoch Hotel.

Departures on the 30th June 2018 will be staying at the West End Hotel, Caladh Inn and either the Dornoch Hotel or Craiglynne Hotel. This will be confirmed on your travel documents.

Departures on the 28th July 2018 will be staying at the West End Hotel, Caladh Inn and Craiglynne Hotel.

Departures on the 18th August 2018 will be staying at the Onich Hotel, Caladh Inn and Dornoch Hotel.

Departures on the 1st September 2018 will be staying at the Onich Hotel, Caladh Inn and the Craiglynne Hotel.

Departures on the 15th September 2018 will be staying at the West End Hotel, Caladh Inn and the Dornoch Hotel.

Dornoch Hotel

Set in its own grounds, overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Course and the sandy beaches of the Dornoch Firth, this attractive hotel is a few minutes walk from the centre of Dornoch, an enchanting little cathedral town with a spacious square and wide streets. Linger in the hotel's relaxed tempo and timeless sense of comfort - a spacious reception area with fine sweeping stairway, wood panelled bar and sun lounge with lovely views are welcoming retreats. This is an excellent base for visiting the remote scenery of Scotland's far north and for an array of outdoor sporting activities. The hill-strewn moorland terrain, jewelled with lochs, has a wild charm of its own and is ideal for exploring Easter Ross and Ben Armine Forest.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

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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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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