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