Tour 1
Outer Hebrides

Outer Hebrides - Tour Overview

The Outer Hebrides is unlike either of our other two tours, in that due to the remoteness of the islands, we fly both in and out of the Hebrides, thereby foregoing a very long road and ferry transfer and enabling us to spend more time seeing the islands.

We will meet in Glasgow and make our way from the airport there to Barra on the south end of the archipelago, where we will begin our journey from south to north using ferry and causeway to snake our way north through the islands of Vatersay, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray, Harris and Lewis, before finally returning to the mainland from Stornoway. As well as the gorgeous white sand beaches that they are known for the stunning scenery of the Outer Hebrides inspires all manner of creative people who run small art galleries and craft studios and we will have a rare opportunity to marvel at the ancient archaelogical treasures that make this archipelago such an important part of ancient Celtic history.

Finally, in summer the low lying coastal plains up the western seaboard, known as the machair, are carpeted in vibrant colourful wildflowers, an awe inspiring site to take home with you and locations we will have the chance to see throughout out Tour.

 


 

Outer Hebrides - 2019 Tour Dates


Week commencing Saturday 27th July - Monday 5th August 2019 ( 7 or 10 day option )

Week commencing Saturday 7th September - Monday 16th September 2019 (10 day option)




Trip Length

This tour is six nights and seven days long running from Sunday to Saturday.

Tour starts and finishes in Glasgow (however, we do have an optional extension to 9 nights and 10 days; see itinerary below; please contact us for details and costings)

Meeting point and time; Saturday/Sunday 9am, The Holiday Inn, Glasgow Airport.

Departure point and time; Monday/Tuesday 4pm (approximately), Glasgow Airport.

 



Price

£3295 / $3995 per person

Single supplement; £295 / $395




What the tour includes:

  • All meals while on tour, including wine or beer with evening meals
  • All accommodation while on tour with en-suite facilities (own bath)
  • Expert guides with you for the duration of the tour
  • Private transportation throughout the tour, including domestic return flights to the islands
  • Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary

 



Trip Grading / Activity Level

This beautiful journey through the Outer Hebrides will appeal to walkers of all abilities and inclinations.

The walks will vary in length from 3 to 7 miles per day (5 to 11.5kms) or approximately 2 to 5 hours of walking with longer or shorter options available on most days.

Most walks involve some elevation and gain loss, although there are also many flat sections.

The walks are typically along white sand beaches and across open moorland, where you are never far from the ocean. Most of the trails are good underfoot, although some sections may become muddy after rainfall.

Good quality waterproof hiking boots are essential.

 

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