Hebridean Escape - Inv

Hebridean Escape - Inv

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Hebridean Escape - Inv

3 Days Starting in Inverness and ending in Inverness, UK

Visiting: Inverness, Ullapool, Stornoway, The Blackhouse, Arnol, Isle of Lewis, Calanais Standing Stones, Luskentyre Beach, Butt of Lewis

Tour operator:

Highland Experience Tours

Tour code:

273777

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 16

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

3-99

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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$623
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Tour Overview

Join us on our 3 day trip from Inverness to travel across the wild and spectacular of the remote North-West Highlands before travelling to the stunning Isle of Lewis and Harris on this action-packed tour from Inverness. You will travel through the remarkable landscapes of Sutherland, to the pretty village of Ullapool where you will board a ferry to the Outer Hebrides. Here you explore the ancient stone circles at Callanish and the remarkable iron-age Dun Carloway Broch to get a taste of civilisations past in Lewis and Harris. Get a taste of the Hebridean way of life at the Arnol Blackhouses and experience local craftmanship with a visit to a Harris Tweed weaver. You can also admire the incredible views of spectacular mountains and glorious beaches that make this island an incredible place to visit.

Highlights

  • Dunrobin Castle: The jewel in the crown of the Highlands

  • Butt of Lewis Lighthouse: The windiest place in the UK

  • Callanish Standing Stones: & Carloway Broch Pre-historic Sites

  • Corrieshalloch Gorge: Spectacular viewing platform

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Inverness - Lewis
Location: Inverness, Ullapool, Stornoway, The Blackhouse, Arnol
Accommodation: B&B with en-suite bathroom

Your tour begins in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, before heading west through the beautiful and remote landscapes of Sutherland. Your journey through this wild part of the Highlands will then take you on to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, which is where you will catch the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris.

You will arrive in the largest town on the Island, Stornoway, before travelling to the Arnol Blackhouse, to learn more about the traditional crofting lifestyle of the Hebridean People. You will return to the town of Stornoway, which will be your overnight base for the two days you will spend on Lewis and Harris

Day 2 : Explore Lewis
Location: Isle of Lewis, Calanais Standing Stones, Luskentyre Beach
Accommodation: B&B with en-suite bathroom
Meals Included: Breakfast

From your base in Stornoway, you will spend this day of your tour exploring the Isle of Lewis and Harris. On this full day on the island, You’ll be able to explore Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin.

The day also features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones, an ancient formation of standing stones constructed in the Neolithic era, over 4000 years ago.

In the afternoon you can stroll along what is arguably Harris’ most beautiful beach, Lusekentyre, we’ll then continue down to the most southerly point of the island and Rodel Church, the ancient burial ground of the MacLeod family. Then it’s time for an exciting trip around the Golden Road before returning to Stornoway.

Day 3 : Lewis - Inverness
Location: Butt of Lewis, Inverness
Meals Included: Breakfast

On your second morning on the island, you will begin your day by heading to the far north of Lewis to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse (the windiest place in the UK) before returning to Stornoway for lunch and a ferry journey back to the mainland.

Once back on the mainland, we’ll make our way back to Inverness, where your tour with us will come to an end

What's Included

  • Accommodation

  • Meals – Breakfast Only

  • Fully Guided

  • Ferry Travel to and from the Isle of Lewis & Harris

What's Not Included

Booking Notes

What to bring

It is always advisable to be prepared for any weather in Scotland so a jacket is always a good idea! A bottle of water for hydration and a camera to capture the spectacular views and you are set to go!
It is not necessary for you to bring your own meals, as we will stop throughout the day in small towns or villages where you can purchase food, however you are more than welcome to bring along snacks or a packed lunch.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Due to the size of our vehicles, on our multi-day tours, we guarantee to carry one piece of luggage per passenger of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, with a maximum of 15 kg. This is equivalent to hand luggage allowed in an aircraft cabin.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    We are proud to welcome travellers from around the world on our tours

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    There will be opportunities for short walks throughout our tours, however these will not be overly strenuous. Our tours are suitable for a wide range of fitness levels

  • What will the weather be like?

    Scotland is routinely unpredictable, but we do have a very temperate climate. The geography of Scotland means that it does rain more frequently in the west of the country and there are stronger winds in the east.

  • What is the maximum group size?

    This tour will run on a minibus or mini-coach with a maximum of 32 seats

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Optional attraction tickets are not included in the price.

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    We use B&B's with a minimum of 3 stars

  • Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Due to the variety of accommodation providers we use, we are unable to guarantee the availability of free Wi-Fi at the B&B's we use

  • What should I bring with me?

    It is always advisable to be prepared for any weather in Scotland, so a jacket is always a good idea! A bottle of water for hydration and a camera to capture the spectacular views, and you are set to go! It is not necessary for you to bring your own meals, as we will stop throughout the day in small towns or villages where you can purchase food; however you are more than welcome to bring along snacks or a packed lunch.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Unfortunately, we do not organize pre- or post-tour accommodation.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, the relaxed nature of our tours makes them uniquely appropriate for children 3 and above. Unfortunately, children under the age of 3 years old are unable to travel on our tours.

  • How much luggage can I bring?

    Due to the size of our vehicles, on our multi-day tours, we guarantee to carry one piece of luggage per passenger of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, with a maximum of 15 kg. This is equivalent to hand luggage allowed in an aircraft cabin.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    If you are delayed due to a flight cancellation for example, we will do our best to help you catch up with the tour. However, we cannot allow the tour to be affected negatively for the other passengers.

  • Should I take out travel insurance?

    We highly recommend you take out travel insurance.

Reviews of this Operator

James Huben12 (Google Reviewer)  

Went on the Highland Experience...

30-Mar-2024

Went on the Highland Experience tour today. Started in Edinburgh, drove up the center of Scotland and returned on the western highway. We stopped in several places, most notably Loch Ness and the Three Sisters of Glencoe. The trip was absolutely incredible and what made it even better was our comedic and informative tour guide Steven B (not Steven A). I highly recommend doing the tour with Steven B as he was thorough and concise with his explanations of what we were seeing, also adding a few clever jokes along the way. Make sure to ask if he’s a “True Scotsman” if you do the tour with him.

Rachel Zein (Google Reviewer)  

I was honestly worried this...

03-Jan-2024

I was honestly worried this would be too long of a day. Alex made it perfect. He stopped just enough times for some AMAZING photo spots. He gave great info without talking TOO much. The music was not too loud either. I am so glad I chose this specific tour because you really had enough time to do everything. JUST USE THE BATHROOM WHEN HE SAYS. Also, the food options at the first stop was actually really good (but pack snacks if you get hungry like me). Dinner coming home was harder so if you need dinner before 830PM pack food. Do you HAVE to do boat and castle tour? No, but I got some great photos and the boat had alcohol and a bathroom. The bus was the least comfortable I’ve been on with all of my tours on my trip, but not a reason to not go. Highly recommend!!

Erica Mulkern (Google Reviewer)  

My friend and I booked...

09-Apr-2024

My friend and I booked on, and we had the lovely Brodie as our guide! From start to finish, he was lovely. Very knowledgeable, and we felt the day had a great pace. Loved every stop and photo op. Would highly recommend this tour, and Brodie, you won't regret it!

Anil Dandu (Google Reviewer)  

I must say this trip...

09-Feb-2024

I must say this trip was one of my best experiences that i ever had. Where do i start the views the guide the city everything was perfect. The views throughout the ride were eye feast and the guide Steven B was so good.The B in his name is not just best but it’s Brilliant. I wish i had such guide every-time i have a trip. Overall it was my best experience and will definitely look forward to come back again. Thank you Highland experience tours

Kristin B  

2 AMAZING days!

12-Oct-2023

Amazing! That is all I can say. Absolutely, amazing! We spent the most wonderful 2 days with our guide Steven B, who made this trip over the top amazing. We had unexpected side trips, a beautiful hotel, fabulous food, we met some lifelong friends, saw the unbelievably beautiful Highlands, learned some history we've never heard before, rode a piece of history with the Jacobite train. We will never think of The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond the same way after learning the background story. I have never been on a guided tour before and I don't know that I can ever do another one because there is no way it will be as good as this one. Thank you Steven B for this amazing memory for my Daughter, my Mom, myself, along with the other members of our group.

Review of the 2-day Jacobite Tour - TripAdvisor
Emmie O  

amazing!!

10-Oct-2023

The views were amazing! Our tour guide Paul was hilarious and very detailed in his stories about Scotland. I highly recommend this tour and would definitely do it again if i came back to Scotland with others!

Scottish Highlands, Loch Ness and Glen Coe Day Trip from Edinburgh - TripAdvisor
Emily Brewer (Google Reviewer)  

Our family had a great...

28-Feb-2024

Our family had a great experience on our one-day tour. Our guide, Steven B, was phenomenal—he was very fun, personable, and communicative, letting us know exactly what to expect for the schedule and telling interesting and engaging stories about the places we saw along the way. We learned a lot about Scottish history and saw many beautiful landscapes throughout the day, which was certainly long, but well-paced. The views at the Three Sisters and the castle at Loch Ness were some of the highlights. Thanks, Steven B for a memorable day!

David Lawn (Google Reviewer)  

I would give this guided...

05-Apr-2024

I would give this guided trip a 5 star trip! Me and my wife went together and we both had a great time! Without a car it is very difficult to get to the highlands when visiting Edinburgh. I think this is the best way to do it! You get some incredible views, learn so many interesting facts and see some very historical sights. This is the longest single day guided trip in the whole of Europe (13 hours!). There is a lot of travelling, you spend most of the time on the coach although the tour guide/driver makes sure that you get as many stops as possible where you can stretch your legs etc! Our tour guide (Chris) and the trainee (Hugh), which Chris liked to remind us he is a trainee, were both really great! They were very knowledgeable, gave us lots of cool and interesting information throughout the whole trip. I strongly recommend paying for both the Lock ness river tour and the Castle entrance. It is quite an added expense but otherwise you are waiting around with very little to do! The boat tour and castle trip is really interesting, you get great pictures and get to see some lovely views. Overall, a great trip, it helps you see parts of Scotland which are difficult to get too, there is lovely views, great picture opportunities, a boat tour and a castle look around! Would highly recommend, despite the cost!

Prakash H (Google Reviewer)  

We did the 13 hour...

05-Oct-2023

We did the 13 hour tour and you spend a lot of time on the bus. The bus was very comfortable and clean, Terry kept us informed and entertained with stories and music. The driver Dave needs a new mic, a lot of static made it difficult to understand all the information he shared. If you have less time and want to enjoy the Highlands in a short time, this is the best way to do it. We saw the sun for like 15 minutes, so glad I did not choose to drive.

Abhishek Guha (Google Reviewer)  

We had a wonderful time...

22-Nov-2023

We had a wonderful time on the tour. Steven B, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept us engaged and enthralled with stories about Scotland’s history and culture and information on the sites we were visiting. Highly recommend this tour to anybody wishing to see the Highlands but short on time.

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    Up to 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 8 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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