LEWIS & HARRIS: A HEBRIDEAN ODYSSEY

7 days   £680
Fri 13th – Thu 19th September 2019
Single Room Supplement £120

 


Truly 'get away from it all' on this tour of the Outer Hebrides of Lewis and Harris. The Hebrides contain mile upon mile of beautiful natural scenery which is left unspoiled by humankind. Indeed the only human influence on the Hebrides tend to compliment the relaxing views. Many of the historical sights on Lewis are shrouded in mystery, such as the Callanish Standing Stones. Our base for 4 nights is the 3 star Caladh Inn Stornoway. It is located a two minute drive from the ferry terminal, 3 minute walk from the town centre and 10 minute walk from Lewis Castle. There is a lift to all floors and all rooms have en suite bathrooms, most with shower over a bath. All rooms also have free wifi, a hospitality tray as a well as digital television. Dinner, bed and breakfast are included. We will also have an overnight stop on the outward and return journeys at the Ben Wyvis Hotel, Strathpeffer. Again there is a lift to all floors. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and dinner and breakfast is included.

Provisional Itinerary:

Day 1: Early morning departure from the Midlands. Arriving at Strathpeffer early evening.

Day 2: After breakfast we depart for Ullapool where we will board the 3 hour crossing to Stornoway. We will arrive at our hotel early afternoon. Whilst the rooms may not be ready upon arrival, it will be an opportunity to explore the largest town on Lewis.

Day 3: At leisure in Stornoway. Please note that the communities on the Hebrides strictly observe the Sabbath however Lews Castle is open on Sundays as are a number of cafes.

Day 4: Leisurely excursion via Tong to the Butt of Lewis followed by the Gearrannan Black Houses and the Callanish Standing Stones. Please note that there will be a small charge to end the sites of the Standing Stones and the Black Houses.

Day 5: After breakfast we journey to Drinisiader, home of Harris Tweed & Knitwear. We then continue to Rodel, a tiny harbour village on South Harris overlooked by the 15th century St Clement's Church. We then continue to Tarbet, the main town of Harris where we will be able to look round the distillery that produces Gin and Single Malt! (admission included).

Day 6: Late morning departure from Stornoway to Ullapool, arriving in Strathpeffer late afternoon.

Day 7: Early morning return to the Midlands.