Scottish Highlands and Islands
Tours from Inverness

4 Day Outer Hebrides, Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

4 Day Outer Hebrides, Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour

Explore some of the most rugged and dramatic landscapes that Scotland has to offer with a full four day tour from Inverness to the Hebridean Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris and Isle of Skye along with the West Highlands.

Day 1 - An early start from Inverness to the coastal village of Ullapool where we board the ferry for a 2½ hour journey across the Minch to the Isle of Lewis and its main town of Stornoway (my native town). From there we spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Neolithic Callanish Standing Stones, the 2000 year old Dun Carloway Broch and a traditional Hebridean blackhouse. We finish the day at the beautiful Atlantic coastal beach of Dalbeg before our return to Stornoway for our overnight stay.

Day 2 - Departing from Stornoway we head south to the Isle of Harris. The drive along the atlantic coastline of Harris includes the stunning beach at Luskentyre. We visit Rodel to explore the beautiful medieval St Clement’s church, home to one of Scotland's most remarkable 16th century tombs. The late afternoon takes us back to Tarbert (home of Harris Tweed and Isle of Harris distillery) for a 1¾ hour ferry journey across to the Isle of Skye. Arriving in Uig it is just a short drive to Portree for our overnight stay.

Day 3 - A full day exploring the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye begins with the Trotternish peninsula for stunning views of the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock before we drive up the old cattle pass to the experience the breath-taking views from the Quiraing. We then journey to Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan MacLeod for a great look back at the history of one of the Hebrides most powerful clans. Our day ends with a gentle hike along the shoreline of Loch Dunvegan as we visit the 'Coral' Beach.

Day 4 - Leaving Portree we journey to the Sleat Peninsula where we take a 40 minute ferry from Armadale to Mallaig in the West Highlands. We follow the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan with its historic Jacobite monument and Victorian viaduct. We visit the ruins of the 800 year old Inverlochy Castle before begining our return journey to Inverness along the Great Glen. Along the way we stop at Fort Augustus to view the locks and the Caledonian Canal at Loch Ness.

What to expect on a 4 Day Outer Hebrides, Isle of Skye and Highland Glens Tour...

Highlights

Callanish Standing Stones

Dun Carloway Broch

Lewis Blackhouse

St Clement's Church

Luskentyre

Old Man of Storr

Kilt Rock

The Quiraing

Dunvegan Castle

Coral Beach

Black Cuillin

Armadale Castle

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Inverlochy Castle

I can promise our tour will include all the wonderful views shown in the video above... but maybe not the weather!

* The Jacobite Steam Train can be viewed crossing the viaduct on Weekdays from 1st May to 28th September and Weekends from 2nd June to 30th September 2018.

Private Tour Price

May to September:    £2050

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 7.30am
Return Inverness
(4 Days)

This tour is only available on Tuesday or Thursday start dates from Inverness.

Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes, a driver/guide and ferry tickets but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation options
We recommend that you book accommodation in Stornoway (Day 1) and Portree (Day 2 and 3) to make the most of your trip. Whilst we do not book accommodation for you we are happy to help with advice on where to stay and eat in Stornoway and Portree.

Ferry Sailings
Ferry sailings are generally very reliable in the summer months, but delays can very occasionally occur. While we cannot be responsible for any extra accommodation, food or other costs that clients may incur due to ferry delays and cancellations, we will make every effort to adapt the tour to minimise disruption. Please note that no refunds will be given for tour and itinerary changes due to ferry changes and cancellations. To date all our tours have crossed over and returned without any significant delays.

Tours to the Outer Hebrides from October to April
Generally we only offer tours to the Outer Hebrides between May and September when ferry sailings are least likely to be disrupted by weather. However, should you be interested in this tour for travel between October and April and have a flexible schedule that can adapt to possible ferry delays or cancellations then please contact us and we can discuss tour options. Please note that during the winter months (November to March) there are reduced daylight hours (7-8 hours) and ferry cancellations due to bad weather are more common.

2019 Booking Update
Please note that we are now taking bookings for 2019. As dates for multi day tours tend to book up quite far in advance, for the widest choice of available tour dates (and accommodation options) we recommend that you book as early as possible.