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Hebridean Hopper Tour

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Skye, the Western Isles, Loch Ness & the Highlands Tour

This Hebridean tour of the remote Western Isles off the north west coast of Scotland are world-renowned for their isolation and rugged beauty. We explore the famous sites of the Scottish mainland like Loch Ness and Glencoe while also taking you to the breath-taking islands of Lewis & Harris, where mountainous peaks, cliffs and long sandy beaches are drenched in ancient Gaelic traditions and culture.

Highlights

  • Be amazed at the sheer beauty of the Isolated Outer Hebrides
  • Discover the myths, legends and stunning scenery of the Isle of Skye
  • Go Nessie hunting on Loch Ness
  • Wander the Callanish Standing Stones
  • Explore the traditional Hebridean blackhouse
  • Find out how whisky is made on an Island whisky distillery visit
  • Take in the majestic beauty of Eilean Donan Castle
  • Be awe struck by stunning Glencoe

INCLUSIONS

  • Your legendary local HAGGiS Guide
  • All ferry crossings
  • Callanish Standing Stones
  • Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
  • Dun Carloway, Iron Age fort

TOUR OPTIONS

Add at the time of booking:

  • Gearrannan Blackhouses
  • Whisky Distillery visit
  • Loch Ness Criuse

ACCOMMODATION

  • 4 nights hostel multi-share ('Pre-Pay Bundle' or 'Pay as you go')

 

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Day 1: Edinburgh to Stornoway

Tour starts 8.15am. From Edinburgh, we pass the famous Forth Bridge and into Perthshire, surrounded by mountains, forests and salmon packed rivers. We stop in Dunkeld, heart of Macbeth country and visit its mighty cathedral. Then it’s through the Cairngorms National park, past Inverness and onwards to the far north-west coast of Scotland for our ferry over the sea to the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Lewis.

Day 2: Lewis & Harris

We visit Scotland's most westerly distillery, Abhainn Dearg, for a unique insight into the way the islands approach life. Then onto the stunning Callanish Standing Stones, Neolithic in age and dating back more than 4,000 years. Their meaning remain a mystery, perhaps an ancient calendar but these are considered to be some of the most impressive and inspiring of any of the ancient stones in Britain. We visit the Butt of Lewis with its isolated lighthouse and stunning ocean views, then to a traditional blackhouse and the home of tweed makers, a fabric exclusive to the islands but now considered very trendy!

Day 3: Lewis & Harris to Isle of Skye

In the morning we explore the amazing beaches of Harris, famous for its clear blue waters, magnificent mountain backdrop and traditional crofting culture. These islands are home to the Clan MacLeod who have lived here for centuries. After exploring the wonders of Harris, we leave their homeland and cross by ferry to the magical Isle of Skye where we spend the night.

Day 4: Isle of Skye to Loch Ness

Today we explore the magical Isle of Skye. Mountainous, rugged and stunning beautiful, you won't want to leave. Back on the mainland we pass Eilean Donan Castle, one of the most iconic views in Scotland then it’s truly off the beaten track and into the wilds! We drive through the stunning north west Highlands, some of the most remote and most isolated mountain terrain in Europe.

Day 5: Loch Ness to Edinburgh

We head south to mysterious and haunting Glencoe also known as the ‘Weeping Glen’. Stunningly beautiful, it has been the backdrop for movies including ‘Harry Potter’, ‘Braveheart’, ‘Rob Roy’ and more recently ‘Skyfall’. We cross the wilds of Rannoch Moor towards the Lowlands and on past Doune Castle (as seen in Outlander and Games of Thrones) and historic Stirling, arriving back in Edinburgh approximately 5.30pm. 

Tour Map

Select a date to book!


Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun

Available
Full

Limited Seats

Pre-Pay Bundle 

Add at time of booking:

  • 4 nights accommodation on tour
  • Whisky Distillery visit
  • Gearannan Blackhousees
  • HAGGiS t-shirt

TOUR OPTIONS

Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

You’re reading this because you’re interested in seeing more of Scotland than just the major icons like Loch Ness. Gearrannan offers a fantastic insight into traditional way of life which has changed slowly, still shapes the Western Isles today and is truly off the beaten track. Included in Pre-Pay Bundle.

Whisky Distillery visit

One Scotland's most westerly, a whisky distillery visit in the Hebrides is not your average distillery. It's new and it's small, very small. But it's authentic and will give you an amazing insight to island life both past and present. Included in Pre-Pay Bundle.

Loch Ness Cruise

Take to the water and hunt for the elusive monster. Hour long evening cruises operate from Fort Augustus throughout summer and can be booked through Morag's Lodge hostel on arrival. Subject to availability locally.

No stress, your accommodation is booked in the best hostels available but not included. You should budget around £24pppn or add-on the ‘Pre-Pay Bundle' at time of booking.

Pre-Pay Bundle

Add to your booking:

  • 4 nights multi-share accommodation on tour
  • Highland Whisky Distillery visit
  • Gearannan Blackhouses
  • HAGGiS T-shirt

PRIVATE ROOMS
'Pre-Pay Private Room Bundles' are limited and subject to availability.
The majority of private rooms are of the same standard as the hostel dorms, may have shared facilities and are accommodated within the same building as the rest of the group. Where this is not possible, you may be required to make your own way to your accommodation located a short walk away from the main drop off point.

BEFORE AND AFTER TOUR
We don't reserve accommodation before your tour starts or after your tour finishes. We recommend checking out our Accommodation section under 'Essential Info'.

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