Get away from it all on your “Scottish vacation” on one of our 6 day Scotland tours. Begin your adventure to the Outer Hebridean Islands of Lewis and Harris, home to pre-historic stone circles of Callanish and the famous white sandy beaches of Harris. Your tour will also include magical Ullapool and Skye, one of our most special Scotland vacation packages.
Day 1 Depart from Edinburgh, where you travel north into the Highlands on your “Scottish vacation”. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld where you will take a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continuing north the route passes through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the world famous Loch Ness then make a short stop in Inverness itself. There will be time for a visit to the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge before you arrive in the West Coast fishing port of Ullapool for your overnight stay.
Day 2 Catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2 hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles then out across the Minch to Stornoway the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for dolphins, whales and seabirds during the crossing. In the afternoon explore the North West coast from Arnol with its historic old blackhouse, through traditional crofting townships to Port of Ness and the very north tip of the island the Butt of Lewis. From the lighthouse here there is nothing between you and the Americas! Overnight in Stornoway.
Day 3 Today will be spent exploring some of the prehistoric remains on the island as well as its finest beaches. The fascinating circular stone fort, or Broch, at Carloway will be your first stop followed by more traditional crofting communities such as Gearrannan and Shawbost. Then its on to Callanish with its mysterious ancient stone circle. In the afternoon you will head for the remote district of Uig with its fine, sandy beaches at Bhaltos, dramatic sea cliffs and rugged hills. This is the wilderness of the Western Isles at its finest. Overnight again in Stornoway.
Day 4 Travelling south today from the wild moorlands of Lewis to the more mountainous Harris – almost but not quite an island on its own. Famous for the locally produced cloth, Harris Tweed, it is also home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and the stunning white sands of Luskentyre. After a morning of exploring South Harris you will stop for lunch in the small port of Tarbet from where you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Skye. Once on Skye it is less than hour to Portree, the island’s main town, and your overnight stay. A favorite 5 day Scotland tours program that features time spent where the pace of life is slow and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The island is one of the last strongholds of Gaelic culture and this language is spoken by about half of the population. Much of Skye's appeal lies in its legendary association with Bonnie Prince Charlie
Day 5 of one of our most popular Scotland vacation packages, today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide’s knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you. For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible. Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills. We return you to your accommodation in Portree in the late afternoon for you to enjoy a free evening in the village.
Day 6 Departing from Portree the return journey to Edinburgh has many highlights the Cuillin Mountains, a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Travelling back south through the Central Highlands the last stop of the day will be in Killin beside the Falls of Dochart before returning to Edinburgh.
Departure Point For tours of 4 days and longer departures are from Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DX (2017 only)
|Overnight Location||B&B/ Guest House||Hotel|
|Portree||Almondbank, Tarradale, Highfield, Woodpark||Rosedale, Bosville, Royal|
|Ullapool||Riverside, Creagan, Ladysmith Guest House||Royal Hotel , The Arch Inn|
|Stornoway||Hebridean Guest House, Jannel, The Rowans||Caberfeidh, Calaidh Inn, Royal|
*NB On occasions, when villages we stay in have events on, accommodation can be
scarce and expensive so we may use other locations for your accommodation on
the tour. We will always inform you of this when this is necessary.
Meals and refreshments.
All Visitor Attractions.
We regret we do not carry children under 5 years.
Important Information Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!!
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES You book - you go! GUARANTEED SMALL GROUPS 16 passengers maximum
|2018||04/APR/18 to 30/APR/18 & 01/NOV/18 to 31/MAR/19 (except 17/DEC/18 to 03/JAN/19)||01/APR/18 to 03/APR/18 (Easter), 01/MAY/18 to 31/MAY/18 & 01/OCT/18 to 31/OCT/18 & 17/DEC/18 to 03/JAN/19 (Christmas & New Year)||01/JUN/18 to 30/SEP/18|
|Adult||CHILD 5-15||Adult||CHILD 5-15||Adult||CHILD 5-15|
|6 Day||Outer Hebrides & Skye Adventure||B&B||$1,040||$832||$1,121||$897||$1,170||$936|
Cancellation Penalties: Land: Penalties per person apply:
70 days or longer: Forfeiture of deposit 69 - 46 days: 35% per person 45 - 22 : 45% per person 21-1
days 100% per
person Travel Insurance from $60
Questions? Contact Lynott Tours, your Scotland travel agents at 1 (800) 221-2474USA & Canada
|For tours of 4 days and longer departures are from Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH1 3DX|