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The Hebridean Hopper Lewis & Skye

The Hebridean Hopper Lewis & Skye

Departs: 4th July 2017 | 8 days

Overview

A magical tour exploring the unspoilt islands of Lewis and Skye. This island-hopping experience offers remote landscapes, dramatic mountains, sparkling lochs and miles of breathtaking coastline. You will be sure to find some unexpected wonders. The boat crossings are an excellent way to view the many outlying islands as you journey through the untouched wilderness that is the Hebrides.

£825.00 per person

Your Accommodation

Cabafeidh Hotel, Stornoway (2 nights) ★★★
The Cabarfeidh is known as the island's finest hotel and rightly so. Set on the outskirts of Stornoway it overlooks the historic Lews Castle grounds and the 18-hole golf course. All en-suite rooms are stylishly decorated and equipped with telephone, tea/coffee making facilities, colour TV, hairdryer and trouser press. The Manor Restaurant enjoys a well-deserved reputation for first-class Scottish cuisine using the freshest of local produce.

Balmacara Hotel, Balmacara ★★★
The Balmacara Hotel is stunningly situated on the shores of Loch Alsh and only 3 miles from the Kyle of Loch Alsh. The hotel enjoys an outstanding location for touring and provides an ideal leisure break destination. Our tastefully designed en-suite bedrooms offer TV, writing desk, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The Isle of Skye can be viewed from the restaurant and coffee lounge, other facilities include a sauna, spa and steam baths.

Holiday Inn, East Kilbride (Overnight)

Royal Hotel, Ullapool (Overnight)

Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green (Overnight)

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 We leave Chelmsford early morning and travel north, with suitable stops on route, crossing the Scottish Border and onto our overnight stop at the Holiday Inn, East Kilbride.

Day 2 After breakfast we continue our journey north travelling up into the highlands of Scotland passing the beautiful Cairngorm Mountains and crossing the Moray Firth to Ullapool for our second night stay. We will make suitable stops on route choosing one of the towns along the way for lunch.

Day 3 This morning after breakfast we take the 10.30 sailing to Stornaway arriving around 1pm. We will have time on arrival to explore the town before making our way to the hotel with time to settle in before our evening meal.

Day 4 Full day with guide to explore Lewis, home to the Callanish stones one of the finest prehistoric sites in Scotland, the historic Broch at Carloway and Blackhouse village, consisting of traditional thatched croft houses giving a tantalising insight into island life.

Day 5 Head south onto Harris to Tarbert, time here to visit the Harris tweed mill before our 11.50 ferry to Uig on the Isle of Skye, as we travel across Skye we visit the Museum of Island life before continuing on over the Skye bridge to the Balmacara Hotel for the next two nights.

Day 6 Travel via the Cullin Hills into the heart of the Isle of Skye to visit Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Built on a rock in an idyllic loch side setting, Dunvegan is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the chiefs of Clan Macleod for 800 years. On display are many fine oil paintings and clan treasures, the most famous being the Fairy Flag. Return to the hotel via more of the islands stunning scenery.

Day 7 Today's journey takes us across Scotland first passing Eilean Donan Castle to Invergarry then onto Fort William. From here via Glen Coe to Crainlarich along Loch Lomond and onto the motorway down to Gretna Green for our final overnight hotel.

Day 8 After breakfast we leave border country and head back into England with time to reflect on the wonderful things encountered during the tour. Stopping on route for refreshments, we arrive back home in the Chelmsford area mid-evening.

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Your Holiday Includes

  • 7 nights dinner bed & breakfast
  • Full day guided tour of Lewis
  • 2 x ferry crossings
  • Entrance to Museum of Island Life
  • Entrance to Dunvegan Castle
  • Excursions as described
  • Executive coach travel
The Hebridean Hopper Lewis & Skye

Supplements & Insurance

Single supplement £166.00 | Insurance £30.00

Includes Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)

Customer Review Once again Lodges have come up trumps with the Mystery Weekend, it was really marvellous - good food and excellent hotel. Andrew, our coach driver, was very, very caring.
Val & John


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