Heb Celt
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis © Heb Celt Festival

Heb Celt Festival 2020 and Lewis and Harris Culture and Heritage tour

From £1210 per adult

Departure days

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July — July

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Join us on our small group tour which combines our standard Culture and Heritage tour with weekend entrance to the world famous Heb Celt festival. Stay in our typical Hebridean croft house and enjoy half board meals and transport to suit your group.

Join us on our small group tour where we look after you from the moment we pick you up in the Highland capital of Inverness till the moment you return there. We will take care of all your travel arrangements, entrance tickets, tours and most of your meals. Feel free to ask your guide all about local culture and heritage and to teach you a few words of scottish gaelic!

Please see our itinerary below and please be assured that there is also plenty of time during our tour to explore and go shopping. If there is anything else you need help with such as currency exchange or finding something special just ask – we are there for you!

Itinerary

Sunday 3-4pm – Pick up at a location of your choice in Inverness and depart for Ullapool to catch the ferry across to Stornoway. Your guide will assist you in all aspects of your ferry journey. During the two and half hour journey get to know your fellow travelers over an evening meal. You may even catch a glimpse of whales and dolphins as you cross the minch! You will arrive at Hidden House Hebrides at 9.30pm, giving you time to settle in and prepare for 5 days of touring.

Monday – enjoy a relaxed continental breakfast before being collected by your guide at 9am. You will journey in our minivan to the Westside and North coast of Lewis. During the day you will visit the Port of Ness, the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis, Arnol blackhouse, the Whalebone arch, Gearrannan village, Carloway broch, Callanish stones and the Flannan Isles Exhibition. Our guide will take you for lunch at a restaurant specially chosen by us. Return to your accommodation early evening, where you can chose to either prepare your evening meal in our large and well-equipped kitchen or take advantage of our courtesy shuttle into the town of Stornoway (times arranged to suit the entire group).

Tuesday – You will journey in our minivan to the Uig and Bernera areas of Lewis. You will visit Bosta beach and the Iron age house in Bernera before visiting the spectacular beaches of Uig, including Ardroil beach where the world famous Lewis Chessmen were discovered. You will also visit the Uig museum and our guide will take you for lunch at a restaurant specially chosen by us. Return to your accommodation early evening, where you can chose to either prepare your evening meal in our large and well-equipped kitchen or take advantage of our courtesy shuttle into the town of Stornoway (times arranged to suit the entire group).

Wednesday – You will visit Tiumpanhead lighthouse in the Point area of Lewis, one of the best spots for whale and dolphin on Lewis. You will then take in the wonders of the medieval ruined church St Columbas Ui before visiting the Iolaire monument just outside of Stornoway. Our guide will take you for lunch at a restaurant specially chosen by us. After lunch you will continue your whale and dolphin watching on a boat tour for the afternoon. You will return to your accommodation early evening, where you can chose to either prepare your evening meal in our large and well-equipped kitchen or take advantage of our courtesy shuttle into the town of Stornoway (times arranged to suit the entire group).

Thursday – Today you will then visit the Isle of Harris. Visit some of the beautiful beaches voted the best in the world, St Clements church in Rodel and tour the world famous Harris distillery and enjoy a taste of their fine gin. Our guide will take you for lunch at a restaurant specially chosen by us. Return to your accommodation early evening, where you can choose to either prepare your evening meal in our large and well-equipped kitchen or take advantage of our courtesy shuttle into the town of Stornoway (times arranged to suit the entire group). This is the first evening of live entertainment in the Big Tent on the green. We will arrange a pick up time when the evening finishes to take you back to your accommodation.

Friday –  Today you are free to explore the town of Stornoway at your leisure. With so many festival events you will find plenty to do during the day. After breakfast we will take you into Stornoway and pick you up mid afternoon to return to the accommodation so you can get ready for another great evening’s entertainment. We will take you to dinner at a restaurant specially chosen by us and then we will arrange a pick up time when the evening finished to take you back to your accommodation.

Saturday – Another day at leisure in the town of Stornoway. After breakfast we will provide a complimentary shuttle into the town of Stornoway and return journey both at times that suit you and your group. In the evening we will take you to dinner at a restaurant specially chosen by us and then arrange to pick up the group when the evening’s entertainment is finished.

Sunday – An early start as we collect you at 6.45 for the 8am ferry to Ullapool. We will provide a full scottish breakfast during your journey and will drop you off at a location of your choice in Inverness at approximately 12pm.

Contact details

Hebridean Holiday Retreats
81 Springfield road
Stornoway
Isle of Lewis
Eilean Siar
Scotland
HS1 2NZ

Key facilities

Parking Parking
WiFi Wifi
Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Accessible Parking and Dropoff Disabled Parking
Length
7
Days
Transport
Minibus
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English German
Themes
Ancestry History Music

Tour prices

From

  • £1210 Per Adult
  • £1210 Per child
  • £1210 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Attractions

Tour company information

Hebridean Holiday Retreats

We are a local family run business providing both self-catering accomodation in our typical hebridean croft house 'Hidden House Hebrides' as well as small group tours of the Hebridean islands of Lewis, Harris and Skye. Our tours are inclusive of all travel to and from Inverness, entrance tickets and half board. Tour our wonderful islands with us and let our knowledgeable gaelic speaking guides look after your every need. In the winter months we also offer retreats and the chance for you to enjoy the wild and wonderful weather of the hebrides in our cosy home to help inspire your creativity.

Opening times

Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

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