Join us on a once in a lifetime holiday to explore the beautiful islands of Skye, Lewis & Harris on our new 6-day break to the Outer Hebrides. Visit the famous Calanais Standing Stones, The Blackhouse at Arnol and many more wonderful sights on the islands, including Eilean Donan Castle and Portree in Skye. These Islands have always been a place of natural beauty, and they still remain unspoilt today. You will have 3 nights in Stornoway giving you lots of time to tour the Outer Islands with us and discover their stunning sights and mystical history. Don’t delay in booking this holiday as it’s sure to be a best-seller!
- 5 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Luxury Coach Travel
- Excursions as Stated
- Evening Entertainment
- Drinks on Arrival
- Single Rooms £60
Once aboard the coach enjoy the journey north to the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William for your overnight stay. Enjoy a bubbly drinks reception before a delicious dinner in the restaurant and then relax in the lounge before your journey to some of the most beautiful Islands in Scotland.
After breakfast enjoy a scenic journey north to visit the Isle of Skye. Travelling from Fort William along the banks of Loch Lochy, Loch Duich and Loch Long where you will stop for a short time to enjoy the magnificent views at Eilean Donan Castle, before passing by Kyle of Lochalsh and crossing the Skye Bridge. Sit back and enjoy the breath-taking views of the famous Black Cuillin mountains, the small isles Scalpay and Raasay before arriving at the beautiful harbour town of Portree, where you will have time to sample all the local shops and attractions. We then travel further west to Uig where we catch the afternoon ferry crossing to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. We travel north to Stornoway for the first of three night stay in the Caladh Inn near the harbour, where you will enjoy a warm welcome and delicious food.
A full day tour of Lewis today as we visit some of the famous sights here including the standing stones at Callanish, erected 5000 years ago in an extraordinary cruciform shape. There is a visitor centre nearby to learn all about the mystical stones. After time here, travel north to see the Blackhouse at No 42. Arnol, a fully furnished thatched house that gives a special insight into how life was on the island many years ago. Exlpore the cottage and attached barns then take a scenic journey back towards Stornoway passing by unspoilt landscapes and beautiful lochs, arriving back in time for dinner.
After breakfast enjoy time to yourself in Stornoway to explore all of its sights including Lews Castle and Museum Nan Eilean, the towns’ Art Centre and many gift and craft shops before the coach takes you out for the afternoon for a tour of Harris. You will pass some of the most spectacular white sandy beaches of Luskentyre and Skarista before arriving at St Clements Church in Rodel at the South of Harris. Built in 1520 by Alexander MacLeod whose tomb lies inside. You are free to explore the beautiful building with its interesting carvings and impressive tower before travelling back to Stornoway in time for your evening meal.
After an early breakfast we depart Stornoway on the morning ferry crossing to Ullapool. After arriving here with some time to explore the fishing village, the coach will take you south through the stunning scenery of Wester Ross for your last night stay with us in the Nethybridge Hotel. Arriving early afternoon you will have time to relax in the lounge bar before your drinks reception and delicious evening meal served in the Abernethy Restaurant. There will be some light evening entertainment to follow.
After a full breakfast, we depart the hotel in the morning for the return journey back home.
THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL - FORT WILLIAM
Just a 5-minute drive from the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain, the Alexandra Hotel offers free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas. The shores of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil are 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. An open-fire features in the hotel’s lounge where guests can relax with a drink. Local, Scottish produce is served in the Alexandra’s traditionally decorated restaurant. The Jacobite Steam Rail Station is less than a 5-minute walk away. Rooms are spacious and have a private bathroom with a selection of toiletries. A TV, work desk and tea and coffee facilities are included in all rooms.
CALADH INN - STORNOWAY
This property is 6 minutes walk from the beach. Stornoway's largest hotel, Caladh Inn is just half a mile to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal and less than 3 miles from Stornoway Airport. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are available. Rooms at the Caladh Inn offer complimentary mix of colour and neutral shades and they are all equipped with an en suite bathroom, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The restaurants offer both a traditional Scottish dinner and cuisine with an international flavour. The Eleven Bar offers a selection of draught beers, malt whiskeys and wines from around the world.
NETHYBRIDGE HOTEL - SPEYSIDE
Nethybridge Hotel is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, a 10-minute drive from the A9 and 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness. It offers a hearty breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The Abernethy Restaurant has a wide choice of locally sourced foods and a fine selection of wines. The Bar and Lounge serves a light bar menu, tea and coffee and stocks a range of malt whiskies and beers. Entertainment is often provided in the evening and guests can borrow books from the hotel’s library. All bedrooms have an en suite bathroom with a bath and a shower. Other features include tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryers.