The Ultimate Outer Hebrides Tour

The Ultimate Outer Hebrides Tour

From £1850
14 days Moderate walking holiday and sightseeing

A string of surprising islands and the mythical lands in the centre of the country. Fabulous Scotland !

The North of Scotland... Strange, wild lands, and unparalleled atmospheres: misty reliefs, moorland, peatlands, and castles steeped in legend since time immemorial... Departing from Glasgow, we’ll head to an archipelago that has always appealed to travelers who love vast open spaces: The Hebrides. First Lewis and Harris, an entirely different world. Remote hamlets, dune deserts, intimate trails, spectacular mountains, and stunning white sand beaches that are worthy of the Caribbean. Then, we will move to the Isle of Skye to discover its main attractions, in particular the Cuillins mountain range, the citadel of the "Old man of storr", the colourful houses of Portree and a famous distillery. Then The Uists, Barra and Vatersay. We'll spend a week in the heart of these idyllic landscapes before heading back to the mainland and ending our journey in the warmth of Glasgow's finest cultural features and the best whisky in the world.

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A real scottish adventure

Seeing Scotland from every angle: mountains, coasts, islands, and towns.

Highlights of Scotland

Enjoying the attractions of the Isle of Skye, the third most beautiful island in the world according to National Geographic.

Charming and unknowned islands

Being charmed by the Outer Hebrides: Harris Lewis, North Uist, South Uist.

The best locals addresses

Discovering the good addresses revealed by our guide along the way.

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1 - Welcome to the Highlands
Flight to Glasgow. Transfer to Ullapool on the West Coast in the beautiful Wester Ross area and then arrival at our B&B.
Day 2 - The Outer Hebrides
Today, we’ll take the ferry for a magnificent crossing to Stornoway, the capital of the Isle of Lewis. In the afternoon, we’ll leave for Harris to discover one of the isle’s sublime beaches that have made it famous. Next, arrival at the B&B.
Day 3 - Isle of Harris
Today, we’ll set out for the mountains of the Isle of Harris which are known for their wild beauty but also for the largest eagle reserve in Europe. The ascent of the highest peak in the Outer Hebrides awaits us. From the top, we’ll have a breathtaking view of the many islands, the Harris mountain range and the surrounding beaches.
Day 4 - Lewis
We’ll discover the western part of the Isle of Lewis and its unique landscapes: white sandy beaches, small charming bays, forgotten hamlets, bare plateaus. We’ll drive along the west coast in an atmosphere of total serenity between Black House village and Scotland’s most famous stone circle, Callanish, which we will definitely visit. We will also visit the village to discover how the inhabitants lived in the past in the “black houses”. We will then stop in Tarbert where the famous Harris Tweed can be bought.
Day 5 - Isle of Skye
We’ll take the ferry to the Isle of Skye and discover the Trotternish peninsula. We will go on a short but splendid hike to admire the emblem of Skye: The Old Man of Storr. Splendid rocky basalt peaks that are 48 meters high. We will then discover the village of Portree before settling in a B&B and tasting the island’s culinary specialties.
Day 6 - The Cuillins mountain range
Off to the south of the island with about a 30-minute transfer to reach the Cuillins mountain range. We’ll take on the easiest part of the range “the red cuillins”, a striking mountain atmosphere where the red rocky mountains are sometimes deliciously illuminated with a delicate soft light. We will have a breathtaking view of the steep gabbro peaks of the “Black Cuillins”. Overnight stay in Portree or nearby.
Day 7 - Quiraing
We will start in the north of Skye and head to the Quiraings in the north of the Trotternish Peninsula (340m), a fabulous mountain with often striking contrasts of light. Many filmmakers have been seduced by the scenery of this spectacle forged by lava. Afterwards in the afternoon, we’ll take the ferry to the isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Accommodation for 4 nights in a house of great comfort.
Day 8 - North Uist
Departure for a hike to the island’s highest peak, Eaval, to enjoy another wide panorama of the whole archipelago in good weather. This hike reveals the incredible harmony between sea and land and allows you to appreciate the countless lochs and lochans in this part of the Hebrides.
Day 9 - Bernaray
To the north of North Uist is a small hidden gem, the Isle of Bernaray. Indeed, this island is very often forgotten by visitors and wrongly so. It is a place of incomparable serenity and an ideal place to observe seals. We will go for a nice loop without any difficulty to discover this island, its hills and beautiful beaches. Then, we’ll head further south towards the Isle of South Uist.
Day 10 - South Uist
The highest peak on the island awaits us. After a rather wet start in the moors, a real mountain atmosphere awaits us. This hike will allow us to appreciate the wild side of the Hebrides and nature untouched by man. At 620 metres high and because the neighbouring islands are much flatter, Beinn Mhor is a fantastic vantage point.
Day 11 - Eriskay and Barra
Short passage through the Isle of Eriskay, known from the film Whisky Galore, which is about the famous sinking of the SS Politician cargo ship in 1941, which was full of whisky. Afterwards, ferry crossing to the Isle of Barra, which has the only airport in the region with a sandy airstrip on the beach, which is only usable at low tide. We will go for a short hike in the green hills of Barra to admire the panoramic view of the bay.
Day 12 - Vatersay
We will discover the small Isle of Vatersay where otters are often seen playing on the shores. On the way back, we can also admire other sublime beaches on the island’s west coast! Last night in the Hebrides before returning to dry land.
Day 13 - Loch Lomond and Glasgow
The most beautiful ferry crossing in Scotland! Keep your eyes open to watch the great skuas hunting, seals on the rocks, jumping dolphins and sometimes minke whales following the boat. Arrival in Oban, where we will be able to enjoy seafood on the port. What a treat! Drive to Glasgow along the famous Loch Lomond, the country’s largest Loch and one of the most beautiful. Unaccompanied evening in Glasgow with our guide’s precious advice. Overnight stay in a hotel in the centre
Day 14 - End of the Scottish adventure
Transfer to the airport then return flight.

N.B : Your guide may have to modify the itinerary due to organizational constraints (transport and accommodation in particular), weather conditions, level of participants, or any other cause relating to group safety.

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“Scotland really is full of hidden gems. Unspoiled beaches with turquoise sea, Wild mountains and secret beauty spots, it has it all. At times I had to remind myself where I was. I can't wait to see some more of it. Our guide Tom was very knowledgable about the area and routes taken. He showed us some amazing pubs and restauraunts with live music, which was the perfect way to end a day of hillwalking. Top class!”
Grant (USA)
August 2019
“For those who love wild mountains and the best beaches in the world, this tour is just perfect. Thank you Adventures Scotland for the great guiging and services, this was an amazing trip!”
Guided and self-guided walking holidays in Scotland
Michael (Australia)
July 2019

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