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7 Day Hebridean Tour’- From Edinburgh
Telephone Booking Reference BAC WS 6DH

This is one of the finest tours known to man (or woman!). 6 days of pure adventure touring the Highlands, Skye and the remoter islands of Harris and Lewis; hiking, chilling, fishing and much much more!

Stays in unique accommodation including a 'blackhouse' (traditional thatched cottage) set in its own bay and Am Botham, a 5 star hostel with a huge personality! The tour includes a boat trip with seals and seafood.

Day 1
Leaving Edinburgh we head straight up to the Highlands via the Trossachs ("Braveheart Country"). Hear all about William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Rob Roy MacGregor. Then it’s into magnificent Glencoe (the massacre of Clan MacDonald) and beautiful Glenshiel, and up to Eilean Donan Castle (where Highlander was filmed) – you’ll hear all the history and legends, with plenty of time off the bus. We end the day with a fantastic seafood & seal cruise with local fisherman Neil. The Station Master's House at Stromeferry is our home for tonight on the peaceful banks of Loch Carron.

Day 2
A full and active day round the Isle of Skye, with lots of walks and time to take in the magic. You’ll see the Cuillin Mountains, the Old Man of Storr (an incredible Jurassic pillar) and hear some amazing legends, visit the fascinating Kilt Rock, and take in absolutely awe-inspiring panoramas in the Quirang. In the late afternoon we will head for Uig to catch the evening ferry over the sea to the Isle of Harris where we will spend the night on the south part of the island at Am Bothan one of only three 5 star hostels in Scotland!

Day 3
The morning will be spent on Harris checking out Rodel Church and going for great coastal walks along some of the best beaches (yes, we have beaches !), in the world. Then we make our way up into Lewis and over to the west coast where an amazing original Blackhouse (renovated for comfort!) is our home for the next 2 nights *(see below).

Day 4
A great day on Lewis with time spent at a recently discovered Iron Age village at Bosta, the amazing 4,000 year old Callanish Standing Stones (second only to Stonehenge), exploring the ancient Broch (fortified dwelling house) of Dun Carloway and witnessing the traditional making of Harris tweed! Then if we have enough energy left late afternoon (of course we will!) there is a superb coastal walk to Dalmore bay, next to the Blackhouse.

Day 5
This morning you will have time to spend in Stornoway, the capital of Lewis, and it’s harbour before taking the ferry back to the mainland at Ullapool. Then, with a stop at Rogie Falls to stretch the legs, it is off to the infamous Loch Ness. The hostel we stay at is within walking distance of the famous Loch (so midnight strolls to Urquhart castle are feasible!)

Day 6
A full day, with time at Loch Ness, before heading to tragic Culloden Battlefield. Then its southwards through the Cairngorm Mountains for a walk in Perthshire at the hermitage forest, and a visit to a wee distillery for a drop of the good stuff! Finally, back to Edinburgh, tired and happy Scotland fans!

We're certain that this will be a really special trip, and one you'll remember for a long time to come. We look forward to seeing you.

*Please Note: The Blackhouse is not available on the following tours.
Great alternative accommodation will be arranged: 22/7/07, 03/08/07, 10/08/07, 17/08/07

Whats Included

Hostel accommodation * Evening meals * Breakfasts * Boat Trip * Ferries to and from Lewis and Harris

Optional activities such as horse riding are not included.

Departures?
Every Friday (June to October)

Prices?
£145 GBP per person + £145 Kitty - BOOK NOW
Telephone Booking Reference BAC WS 6DH

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