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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

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(Tour code: OHS18)

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland’s idyllic Outer Hebrides

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland's idyllic Outer Hebrides and The Highlands on a tour that takes in two of the UK's most famous train lines, the West Highland and the Jacobite, as well as time in Stornoway and Isle of Barra.

  • The West Highland Line
  • Butt of Lewis & Port of Ness
  • Callanish Standing Stones
  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Lunch at the Stepping Stones Restaurant
  • Barra & Vatersaay sightseeing
  • Kildonnan Museum
  • Kisimul Castle
  • Specialist local guide Chris Ryan
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the West Highland Line
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    2 Lunches
  • Selected Porterage

The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Glasgow

Arrive in Glasgow

You arrive in Glasgow today to meet your fellow travellers and Tour Manager.

  • Dinner
Day 2 West Highland Line
West Highland Line

West Highland Line

Enjoy a journey on the magnificent West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William today. This spectacular rail journey travels under the gaze of moody mountains and over stone bridges on a route which takes in the best of the wild and dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. This rail journey is widely regarded as one of the finest in the world.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan Viaduct

Onwards to Outer Hebrides

We continue on the West Highland Line from Fort William to Mallaig today. This stunning section is wellknown for its appearance in the Harry Potter films and provides astonishing views of the brooding forests and ancient glens of central Scotland as it passes by Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK as well as Loch Nevis, the deepest freshwater lake in Europe. On arrival in Mallaig, we continue by coach through Skye and by ferry to the Outer Hebrides and Stornoway.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Callanish Standing Stones
Callanish Standing Stones

The Outer Hebrides

We take a full-day coach excursion today visiting the Butt of Lewis, Port of Ness, the Callanish Standing Stones and the visitors centre. The stones were erected in the late Neolithic period and were used for rituals during the Bronze Age. We are accompanied by our specialist local guide Chris Ryan.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Uists

Through Uists

We take the coach driving through Uists today, breaking for lunch at the Stepping Stones Restaurant, before later stopping at the Kildonnan Museum.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Kisimul Castle
Kisimul Castle

Barra sightseeing & Kisimul Castle

This morning we visit Barra Airport, the only airport in the world which has planes landing on a beach. Later we visit Kisimul Castle and the Annie Jane memorial after which we continue to Vatersaay.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Oban

Return to Scottish mainland

We sail through the lovely Sound of Mull today eventually arriving in Oban where we board the majestic West Highland Line once more, arriving back in Glasgow, where we enjoy a final farewell meal.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Departure Day
Departure Day

Departure day

Following breakfast this morning you are free to depart at your leisure.

  • Breakfast

Chris Ryan

The Outer Hebrides section of the tour is guided by a local specialist guide Chris Ryan. Chris came to live on the Isle of Lewis in 1993, taking up residence in his wife's croft which had been in her family for many generations. Chris was the first professional guide on the Isle of Lewis.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel
  • Luggage handling on all rail journeys

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation including 1 outbound overnight stay in Glasgow, 1 night in the Isles of Glencoe Hotel in Ballachulish, 2 nights in Stornoway at the Cabarfeidh Hotel, 2 nights at the Isle of Barra Hotel and 1 inbound overnight in Glasgow.

Delicious meals included

  • 16 meals including 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 7 dinners, including 1 farewell dinner in Glasgow


Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the West Highland Line
  • Visit to the Butt of Lewis & Port of Ness
  • Time at the Callanish Standing Stones
  • Lunch at the Stepping Stones Restaurant
  • Barra & Vatersaay sightseeing
  • Time at Kisimul Castle and Kildonnan Museum
  • Specialist local guide Chris Ryan

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland’s idyllic Outer Hebrides


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