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Hebridean Odyssey

Hebridean Odyssey

This island hopping holiday truly captures the beauty and charm of the Highlands & Islands. The Hebrides is unspoilt with miles of white sandy beaches and rugged Highland and moorland scenery. Sample island lifestyle, little changed for generations, see the wildlife, absorb into the unique island culture by visiting ancient historical sites spanning back over 5000 years. A fascinating and very popular holiday including magical sailings between the islands and visits to some of Scotland’s most popular mainland destinations.

Your Itinerary

Saturday 17th: We travel north and over the border into Scotland and check-in at the Rob Roy Hotel.

Sunday 18th: Wonderful scenery unfolds before you as you enter the Highlands. Free time in Fort William before heading north passing the impressive Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland. We continue to the Lochalsh Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh for overnight dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday 19th: Scenic drive across Skye to catch the mid morning sailing to North Uist, a relatively flat island covered with peat bogs, low hills and lochans. More than half the land is covered by water, making North Uist a birdwatchers' paradise. Afternoon spent touring the Uists passing  numerous tiny lochs and beaches before we check-in at the Dark Island Hotel.

Tuesday 20th: After breakfast we board the  sailing to the largest of the Hebridean Islands – Harris. A rugged landscape of moorland, deep-sea lochs and mountains. Against this backdrop is a proud history dating back to prehistoric times. We travel along the spine of the island to the capital Stornoway, and the Caladh Inn, our base for the next two nights.

Wednesday 21st: Full day tour of Lewis with an experienced island guide. the most northerly island of the Hebrides and the largest of the Outer Hebrides. Lewis has a history dating back thousands of years and ancient stone circles and the impressive 5,000 year old standing stones of Callanish (Scotland’s Stonehenge, but older). Ancient “Blackhouses”, typical of crafting  settlements. Imposing Carloway Broch, a fortified tower dating back over 2,000 years.

Thursday 22nd: We catch the 2½ hour sailing to Ullapool followed by a glorious drive across the sweep of the Highlands to Inverness with free time in the Highland capital. Continue south through picturesque Speyside and into Perthshire for our final nights stay. (Hotel to be confirmed)

Friday 23rd: We leave our hotel after breakfast and return home

5 Hotel Tour

Rob Roy Hotel, Aberfoyle*** (1 Night)

The Rob Roy Hotel is ideally situated in stunning countryside at the gateway to the glorious
Trossachs, Scotland’s first National Park. The Hotel is a short walk away from the banks of
the Forth River and the picturesque village of Aberfoyle. The hotel has recently been
refurbished and has friendly staff and great Scottish hospitality.

Lochalsh Hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh*** (1 Night)

The Lochalsh Hotel is a friendly family-run hotel in Kyle of Lochalsh with impressive
mountain and sea views overlooking the waters of Lochalsh. The Lochalsh Hotel has a
comfortable lounge and an elegant restaurant providing delightful views over the water to
the hills of Skye.

Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula*** (1 Night)

Privately owned, the Dark Island Hotel is very conveniently situated on the Isle of
Benbecula. A green tourism award is pending. Emphasis is on informality and fresh food
from around the isles. A sandy beach is nearby.

Caladh Inn, Stornaway** (2 Nights)

A group friendly and comfortable hotel with all local sights within easy walking distance.
The Caladh Inn enjoys a great reputation for friendly hospitality and relaxed informality.

Hotel in Perth to be Confirmed (1 Night)

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Owen's Select Executive Coach
  • All Ferry Crossings as shown
  • 6 Nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast
  • Local & Experienced Guide for Tour of Lewis
  • Entry into Black Houses & Museum
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