2 Jul 2012
Hebridean Odyssey Tour
Monday 2nd July 2012 ~ 7 Days – £599
This island hopping holiday captures the true beauty of the Scottish Highlands and its Islands. Rugged and breathtaking landscapes unfold before you, and each day is different. Magical cruises to the Isles with the chance of spotting whales, dolphins and sea eagles. Sample island lifestyle and learn about their ancient history spanning back 5000 years.
This is a comprehensive tour of the Western Isles illustrating how very different they are from each other, this tour offers a well balanced combination of coach and ferry travel, a truly wonderful experience. 12 islands stretching for 150 miles with the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Minch on the other. The main islands of Lewis, Harris, Uists and Barra are connected to each other by a system of roads, ferries and causeways. On your way you’ll find a coastline of superb beaches, quiet coves and peaceful sea lochs.
- Luxury Coach Travel with Local Pick Up Points
- 6 nights accommodation
- En-Suite Bedrooms with TV and Tea/coffee making facilities
- Half Board, 3 course Dinner inc coffee and Full Scottish Breakfast
- All ferry crossings
- Free Excursion Programme
- Local guide for full day in the Hebrides
A limited number of single rooms are available with a £120 supplement
Monday 2nd July
Travel north, stopping at Gretna en route to our first hotel, Shawlands Park near Larkhall.
Tuesday 3rd July
Along the shoreline of Loch Lomond, and then into the Highlands. Free time at Tyndrum for a coffee then we climb the road into Glencoe and Rannoch Moor. Wonderful scenery, with high mountain tops and sweeping moorland, before passing Ballachulish. We then stop at Fort William for lunch and time to look at the shops, then onwards via Kyle of Lochalsh and “over the sea to Skye” for our overnight stay at the Dunollie Hotel.
Wednesday 4th July
After a hearty breakfast we catch the ferry and cruise to North Uist. In the afternoon, there will be a short tour of Uist passing numerous tiny lochs and beaches, before checking in to the Dark Island Hotel, Benbecula, South Uist. The hotel has spectacular sea views in an idyllic location.
Thursday 5th July
After a leisurely breakfast we head north for the ferry crossing to the largest of the Hebridean Islands, via the Isle of Harris. A rugged landscape of moorland, deep sea lochs and mountains. Against the backdrop is a proud history going right back to prehistoric times. We then travel to the north end of Lewis on the island and to the capital Stornoway. Our stay for the next two nights is at the excellent Caberfeidh. The hotel provides an ideal base for a trip to the islands and prides itself on a warm welcome.
Friday 6th July
Full day tour of Lewis and Harris, with an island guide including the impressive standing stones of Callanish (Scotland’s Stonehenge, but older). Ancient thatched “blackhouses”, the Broth at Carloway.
Saturday 7th July
Today we depart the Hebrides on the crossing to Ullapool, and heading on to Inverness, the “Capital of the Highlands”, for a short stop, before we start our journey south, through the picturesque Spey Valley, and in to Perthshire for our last night’s stay at the Highlander Hotel, Newtonmore.
Sunday 8th July
Day 7 return home via Edinburgh and the scenic Northumbrian coast.
38 Victoria Road Guiseley Leeds LS20 8DG
01943 – 870228