The Outer Hebrides
Departing by Coach
Duration 5 Days
Available Until October 2020

Join us for a Grand Tour of the Outer Hebrides as we depart from the North East of Scotland and take a scenic drive via Fort William, Glenfinnan and Mallaig, before taking the ferry to Lochboisdale in South Uist and continuing to our hotel in Benbecula.

From here, we visit the islands of Eriskay, Vatersay with its fantastic sandy beaches and Barra, including a visit to Cockleshell Beach, which is used as the island’s airport. A captivating journey follows as we travel north by ferry from North Uist, on through the magnificent mountain scenery of Harris and the rolling moorland of Lewis to Stornoway, our base for the next two nights.

We continue with visits to the remarkable Standing Stones of Callanish, the tranquil little Norse Mill at Shawbost and the distinctive Black Houses at Gearrannan. Our return route takes us by ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool.


The Outer Hebrides – A Grand Tour Highlights:

  • Visits to North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula, Barra, Vatersay, Harris, Lewis & Stornoway
  • Blindingly white sandy beaches on South Uist and Vatersay
  • The unique airport at Cockleshell Beach
  • 5000 year old standing stones
  • The tranquil location of the Norse Mill at Shawbost
  • Various scenic ferry crossings

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Price Includes

  • Return coach travel – available from Aberdeen, Inverurie, Elgin, Forres, Nairn & Inverness
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation with dinner, bed and breakfast – 2 nights’ at a hotel in Benbecula and 2 nights’ at a hotel in Stornoway
  • Island hop over to North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula, Barra, Vatersay, Harris & Lewis
  • Visits to the Standing Stones of Callanish, Kisimul Castle, Cockleshell Beach and Vatersay – the film location for the ‘Whisky Galore’ – the Gearannan Black Houses, Shawbost Norse Mill and St Clement’s Church
  • Comfortable coaching throughout with ferry transfers
  • Services of a professional tour manager

Single room supplement applies – £140 for all dates. Offer is subject to availability.

The price published is based on October departure, based on 2 sharing a twin/double. June price from £875pp and August price from £895pp.

The Outer Hebrides Itinerary

Day 1

We depart by coach from our pick-up points and head for the ferry terminal at Mallaig. We sail to Lochboisdale in South Uist before continuing to our hotel in Benbecula. Dinner is on board the ferry.

Inc. Meals: Dinner only.

Day 2

Today we head for Barra, travelling via the little island of Eriskay. We enjoy a tour of the island before visiting Cockleshell Beach, the unique runway whose use is governed by the tides. Finally, we visit Vatersay the film location for “Whisky Galore”.

Inc. Meals: Breakfast & dinner.

Day 3

This morning we take the ferry from Berneray to Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris and visit St Clement’s Church at Rodel. The tombs here are among the most spectacular in Scotland. We continue along the coast through the rolling moorland of Lewis to our hotel in Stornoway.

Inc. Meals: Breakfast & dinner.

Day 4

We have a full day of visits today. First, we gaze upon the Standing Stones of Callanish, then we visit the Black Houses at Gearrannan and the Norse Mill at Shawbost.

Inc. Meals: Breakfast & dinner.

Day 5 

We depart this morning on an early ferry to Ullapool, with breakfast served on board. Upon arrival on the mainland, we continue to our original pick-up points.

Inc. Meals: Breakfast only.


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