Seilebost, Outer Hebrides © The Hebridean Explorer

3 (or 4) Day Outer Hebrides Tour

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March — October

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Discover the 'Islands on the Edge' with a three (or four) day Outer Hebrides private tour from Inverness exploring the stunning landscapes, dramatic coastlines and the breath-taking scenery that the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris have to offer.

Day 1 – An early start from Inverness to the coastal village of Ullapool where we board the ferry for a 2½ hour journey across the Minch to the Isle of Lewis and its main town of Stornoway (my native town). From there we spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Neolithic Callanish Standing Stones, the 2000 year old Dun Carloway Broch and a traditional Hebridean blackhouse. We finish the day at the beautiful Atlantic coastal beach of Dalbeg before our return to Stornoway for our overnight stay.

Day 2 – Departing from Stornoway we head south to the Isle of Harris. The drive along the Atlantic coastline of Harris includes the stunning beaches at Luskentyre, Seilebost and Nisabost. We visit Rodel to explore the beautiful medieval St Clement’s church, home to one of Scotland's most remarkable 16th century tombs. The late afternoon takes us back to Tarbert (home of Harris Tweed and Isle of Harris distillery) before we return north to Stornoway for our overnight stop.

Day 3 – We spend our last morning on the Isle of Lewis at the Butt of Lewis (the most northerly point in the Hebrides) for the dramatic views of the cliffs and the Atlantic sea. We return to Stornoway where we explore the Museum nan Eilean in Lews Castle and visit their collection of Lewis Chessmen. The early afternoon ferry takes us back to Ullapool and then it is a final drive through wonderful Highland scenery to Inverness.


4 Day Tour Option

During our time in the Outer Hebrides we include an additional day and overnight stay in Stornoway. The extra day allows for a more relaxed pace across the four days and some free time in Stornoway, along with an afternoon exploring the wonderful coastline of the parish of Uig on the western side of the Isle of Lewis visiting the stunning beaches at Ardroil, Mangersta, Valtos and Reef.

Contact details

The Hebridean Explorer
Inverness
Inverness-shire
Scotland
IV1 1HG
Starting
Inverness
Length
3
Days
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Ancestry Archaeology Castles History Island Hopping Landscapes Wildlife

Attractions

Tour company information

The Hebridean Explorer

The Hebridean Explorer (John Alasdair Macdonald) has been an independent private tour guide for over fourteen years specialising in private guided tours for small groups (up to 3) from Inverness covering the Scottish Highlands and Islands including the Hebrides and the Northern Isles.

Opening times

March to October, Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm

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