2017 Hebridean Islands Discovery

2017 Hebridean Islands Discovery

Island hop from Skye to Uist and from Harris to Lewis on this magical tour of the Hebridean islands. Every day is different as each sublime, rugged and breathtaking landscape unfolds before you. And for 2017 this popular tour is further enhanced with a visit to the Isle of Mull and a lovely journey on the western branch of the West Highland Line.

8 Days From Only £1029.00

 

DEPARTS

Saturday 22 April 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise betwixt the Isles amidst dream-like seascapes; look out for whales, dolphins & sea eagles

  • Both branches of the scenic West Highland Railway

  • The majestic Isle of Mull and Duart Castle, home of the Clan MacLean

  • The romantic ‘rail route to the Isles’

  • Stunning beaches ‘as far as the eye can see’

  • Naturalist’s paradise of birds & wildlife of the BBC TV series “Islands on the Edge”

  • Discover Hebrides ancient history spanning back 5000 years

  • Uists’ white shell beaches & freshwater lochs

  • Sample the traditional island lifestyle & local cuisine

  • Magnificent Highlands scenery, Ullapool to Inverness

DAY 1

Saturday - Arriving in Crianlarich, we spend our first two nights in the Highlands at the welcoming Crianlarich Hotel. .

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DAY 2

Sunday - Lochs, glens and islands await today, as we explore the western branch of the West Highland Line, a contrast of quintessential Highland lochs and glens. Reaching Oban, we leave the mainland by ferry for the Isle of Mull, where we enjoy a visit to Duart Castle, the proud ancestral home of the Clan MacLean. Returning to Oban, we journey past Loch Etive and the appropriately named Loch Awe, before relaxing in our hotel bar with its extensive range of malts.

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DAY 3

Monday - One of the world's great rail adventures - the stunningly picturesque and romantic 'rail journey to the isles' takes us over Rannoch Moor to Fort William. Our journey continues across 'Harry Potter' famed Glenfinnan Viaduct where the Highlander Monument stands at the head of lovely Loch Shiel, then around Loch Eilt before reaching the Atlantic coastline at Mallaig. Stroll around the small town and harbour, then board the Isle of Skye ferry, touring the heavenly southern peninsula, "the garden of Skye".

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DAY 4

Tuesday - We travel the shores of Loch Snizort to Uig for the ferry cruise to North Uist. A tour of Benbecula and South Uist passing numerous lochans and beautiful beaches arrive at our hotel for a relaxing evening in a tranquil location.

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DAY 5

Wednesday - We cruise to the Isle of Harris and Lewis; a rugged landscape of moorland, deep-sea lochs, mountains and a proud history. With an expert local guide we explore Harris before continuing northwards to Lewis and the capital Stornoway.

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DAY 6

Thursday - Experience the dramatic landscape of Lewis on a full day tour in the company of our island guide, including the impressive standing stones of Callanish, a traditional thatched blackhouse settlement, and the ancient broch at Carloway.

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DAY 7

Friday - Explore Stornoway, its harbour and eclectic architecture before we depart the Hebrides, crossing to Ullapool for the spectacular journey over the Highlands to Inverness.

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DAY 8

Saturday - If travelling by train enjoy a glorious rail journey past the Cairngorms and southwards through Pitlochry to Edinburgh and homeward destinations.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Hotel Crianlarich

Situated in Crianlarich at the heart of the West Highland Line, relax and enjoy your first evening in the Highlands.

 

Dunnollie Hotel, Isle of Skye

Set by the waterside of Broadford Bay on the Isle of Skye and in the foothills that lead to Skye’s mighty Cuillin mountains.

 

Dark Island, Benbecula

Spectacularly located amidst cornfields, leading to miles of golden sands.

 

Caberfeidh, Stornoway

Considered the best hotel in Stornoway, the restaurant specialises in locally produced and sourced cuisine.

 

Royal Highland, Inverness

A classic Scottish ‘station hotel’ offering charm and elegance combined with modern splendour.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£1,295

£1,175

-£20

Greater London

£1,335

£1,195

-£25

South of England

£1,345

£1,205

-£25

East Anglia

£1,355

£1,215

-£25

South West

£1,395

£1,235

-£30

Heart of England

£1,285

£1,165

-£20

Midlands

£1,265

£1,155

-£20

Yorkshire

£1,190

£1,135

-£15

North East

£1,180

£1,120

-£15

North West

£1,225

£1,130

-£15

South Wales

£1,320

£1,190

-£25

North Wales

£1,265

£1,155

-£20

Scotland

£1,095

£1,075

-£10



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £1029

SEPTEMBER Departure Supplement £70

Single Room Supplement £190

 

7 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

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