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The Outer Hebrides

(Tour code: OHS17)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.

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Tour Highlights
  • The West Highland Line
  • Jacobite
  • Butt of Lewis & Port of Ness
  • Callanish Standing Stones
  • Kildonnan Museum
  • Kisimul Castle
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Glasgow
Day 1

Arrive in Glasgow

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

Includes:
  • Dinner
West Highland Line
Day 2

West Highland Line

Enjoy a journey on the magnificent West Highland Line from Glasgow to Fort William today.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • West Highland Line
Jacobite Steam Train
Day 3

The Jacobite & onwards to Outer Hebrides

We take the famous Jacobite train from Fort William to Mallaig today before continuing by coach through Skye and ferry to Outer Hebrides and Stornoway.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Jacobite train
Callanish Standing Stones
Day 4

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.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Excursion
  • Butt of Lewis
  • Port of Ness
  • Callanish Standing Stones
Uists
Day 5

Through Uists

We take the coach driving through Uists today stopping at Flora McDonald's birthplace and the Kildonnan Museum, breaking for lunch at SS Politician Pub.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Flora McDonald’s birthplace
  • Kildonnan Museum
Kisimul Castle
Day 6

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

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Barra Airport
  • Kisimul Castle
  • Annie Jane memorial
Oban
Day 7

Return to Scottish mainland

We sail through the lovely Isle of Mull today eventually arriving in Oban where we board the majestic West Highland Line once more, arriving back in Glasgow.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Isle of Mull
  • West Highland Line
Departure Day
Day 8

Departure day

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

Includes:
  • 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.

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