Leaving Callanish we visit the 2000 year old Dun Carloway Broch followed by 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 through the Isle of Lewis to explore the wonderful Isle of Harris. Arriving at Rodel we visit the beautiful medieval St Clement’s church, home to one of Scotland's most remarkable 16th century tombs. Heading back north towards Tarbert we visit and explore one of the most breath-taking beaches in the Hebrides. If one single spot encompasses the beauty of the Outer Hebrides, then Luskentyre is that place!
The mid-afternoon takes us back to coastal village of Tarbert for a great 1¾ hour ferry across to the Isle of Skye. Arriving in Uig it is just a short drive to the picturesque harbour town of Portree where we will overnight for the next two days.
Day 3 - A full day exploring the dramatic scenery of the Isle of Skye begins with a journey to 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 visit the Museum of Island Life before arriving at Dunvegan Castle, home of the Clan MacLeod one of the Hebrides most powerful clans. As well as exploring the oldest continually inhabited castle in Scotland, Dunvegan also has wonderful gardens. Our day ends with a gentle hike along the shoreline of Loch Dunvegan as we visit the 'Coral' Beach.
Day 4 - Our final day begins with a journey through Skye to the Sleat Peninsula where we stop at the beautiful Isleornsay with its stunning views across the Sound of Sleat before arriving at Armadale Castle and the Museum of the Isles. The afternoon takes us on a 40 minute ferry journey across the Sound of Sleat to Mallaig on the Scottish mainland.
We continue along the ‘Road to the Isles’ to Glenfinnan and its historic monument commemorating the Jacobites and Bonnie Prince Charlie. The ruins of Inverlochy Castle are our next stop - a wonderful hidden gem of a castle that’s nearly 800 years old - before we begin 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.
Due to the ferry times, this tour is only available on Tuesday or Thursday start dates from Inverness and the route is as described above with one overnight stay in Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) and two nights in Portree (Isle of Skye).
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 and returned over without any significant delays.
2018 Booking Update - Please note that available dates in 2018 for Multi Day Tours are filling up quickly. Also, accommodation in Stornoway (Isle of Lewis) and Portree (Isle of Skye) tends to book up quite far in advance so for the widest choice of accommodation and available tour dates I would recommend that you book as early as possible.