2 Day Outer Hebrides (Western Isles) Tour

2 Day Outer Hebrides Tour

2 Day Outer Hebrides Tour

Discover a flavour of the 'Island on the Edge' with a two day Outer Hebrides tour from Inverness exploring the stunning landscapes, ancient history and the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Lewis.

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 - We spend the morning on the Isle of Lewis, heading west then north on a journey towards the Butt of Lewis - the most northerly point in the Hebrides - for the dramatic views of the cliffs and the Atlantic sea. We return to Stornoway where we explore the town and visit the Lewis Chessmen at the Museum nan Eilean in Lews Castle. The afternoon ferry takes us back to Ullapool and then it is a final drive through wonderful Highland scenery to Inverness.

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Due to the ferry timings, we would strongly recommend the 3 Day Outer Hebrides Tour or the 3 Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Tour for a visit to the Outer Hebrides. However, for those with limited time this tour gives a great flavour of the Isle of Lewis in Outer Hebrides - with plenty of time at the stunning Callanish Standing Stones!

Private Tour Price (per tour)

May to September:    £1050

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 7.30am
Return Inverness
(2 Days)

This tour is only available on Monday to Thursday start days 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, ferry tickets and a driver/guide (John Alasdair Macdonald) but exclude your accommodation costs, entrance fees and meals.

Accommodation Options
We recommend that you book your overnight accommodation in Stornoway 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.

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.

Tours in April and October
Generally we only offer this tour between May and September when ferry sailings are least likely to be disrupted by weather. However, should you be interested in travel in April or October and have a flexible schedule that can adapt to possible ferry delays or cancellations and itinerary changes then please contact us and we can discuss tour options.