Hebridean island hopping vacation, Scotland

Price
£995To£1055 excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Price includes seven nights B&B in a double or twin room (two sharing), ferry crossings for a car and passengers to Skye and from Skye to North Uist, then on to Harris and back to Skye.
The return journey from Skye is via the Skye bridge.
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Description of Hebridean island hopping vacation, Scotland

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Price information

£995To£1055 excluding flights
Price includes seven nights B&B in a double or twin room (two sharing), ferry crossings for a car and passengers to Skye and from Skye to North Uist, then on to Harris and back to Skye.
The return journey from Skye is via the Skye bridge.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Hebrides (Inner & Outer)
The Hebrides comprise dozens of islands, inhabited and uninhabited, just off the west coast of Scotland. Mull, is just 45 minutes by ferry from the ma...
Scotland
Take the sleeper train from London and you wake up to everything that a Scotland vacation has to offer. Deserted mountains glistening with silvery thre...

Vacation information

Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.

Reviews

2 Reviews of Hebridean island hopping vacation, Scotland

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Reviewed on 02 Jul 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


North Uist hotel and island. Spotting an otter fishing whilst having a coffee stop.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Good introduction to traveling to western isles and using ferries.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We have a hybrid car and because many of islands have single track and are fairly flat we were able to drive on eco electric for much of the time. Speaking to staff in hotel and sharing experiences of wildlife views was interesting.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Extremely memorable.

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Flying in the small propeller plane, seeing the islands beneath you and
landing on the beach at Barra.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Decide on the places you really want to visit otherwise you'll end up visiting other places and miss out something you'd really want to see.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes. We stayed in hotels, guesthouses and a croft run by local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


An excellent vacation. I'd highly recommend the operator.They planned a great itinerary and advised us of places to see as well as booking wonderful hotels, etc. When our ferry was delayed they quickly contacted us and booked a new sailing from another port. They saved us panicking as otherwise we could easily missed our flight home.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Since 2003, we have been committed to helping our clients to ‘see Scotland differently’, and so on this trip, we take great pride in showcasing the natural beauty and rich heritage of each of these magical islands – Skye, the Uists, Harris and Lewis.

One of the key highlights of this trip is the travel by ferry. The use of the ferry to cover these distances both gives employment to local ferry companies, but is also a more sustainable way to travel than by flying to the Outer Hebrides instead.

Although this is a self-drive vacation, we recommend low-carbon transport wherever possible. Alongside the ferry travel between islands, we will suggest plenty of attractions – such as the Standing Stones of Callanish on Lewis or the Old Man of Storr on Skye – that can be explored on foot, alongside many local walks that will be listed in our bespoke Robert’s Recommendations, given to each customer before their trip.

We are corporate members of the John Muir Trust, an organisation that is committed to protecting the wild land of Scotland’s highlands and islands.

People

For us, true sustainability means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in traditional and rural communities, where the economic benefit that comes from tourism can make a genuine difference. Each of the accommodations included on this trip is locally-run, rather than being owned by large corporate organisations, and are based in the heart of local communities. Visitors will have ample opportunity to interact with local people and learn of the traditions of island life during their trip as a result. We build close, long-lasting relationships with all of our business partners, based on mutual trust and total commitment to customer satisfaction.

We will never send our customers anywhere that we haven’t visited ourselves, and strive to encourage people to go off the beaten track to visit rural communities and local businesses wherever possible. To this end, each of our vacation packs include ‘Robert’s Recommendations’, our specific tips on places to visit, places to eat and places to shop locally, all of which have been researched by us.

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