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Outer Hebrides Holidays by Hebridean Hopscotch.

Bring your own car on Calmac Ferries or fly direct to your holidays in  the Western Isles from several airports in Scotland, then enjoy Scottish island hopping with a holiday hire car rental included. 

We'll call you linkOur holiday packages  can be tailored precisely to your wishes, so your island hopping through the Western Isles will be just what you want - the kind of hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfast or inn accommodations that you like. 

The booking  is arranged for you by expert advisors who actually live in the Outer Hebrides - we know from first hand experience what's here, what it's like here today and what it might be like in March.  We know when the machair flowers and when the cuckoo calls because we see and hear everything that happens around us.

We even include your Calmac ferries between these idyllic Western Isles of Scotland - so you're free to enjoy your holiday without the stress of organising any of the time-consuming details.

This year's brochure is online and you can inspect it here - or ask us to post you a printed copy by completing our request form.

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Isle of Lewis and Harris

It's official! Lewis and Harris named top island in Europe.

TripAdvisor in their 2014 Travellers' Choice Awards, puts the island of of Lewis and Harris just where we aim for it to be. Number one, not just in the UK, but in Europe, too - ahead of other magical islands like Santorini, Paros and Capri.

Quite apart from the scenery, wildlife, history, culture and leisure opportunities for visitors here, we believe the biggest plus is the hospitality that you'll enjoy here. .

Island hopping hopscotch holiday brochure

Electric bike hire

CYCLING HOLIDAYS WITH ELECTRIC BIKE HIRE

Our holidays with end-to-end bicyle hire provided have proved so popular that we have introduced Electric Assist Bikes for the new season. This option will still give you lots of fresh air - but with lots less effort!

Electrically assisted bikes will ease your journey for 25 to 50 miles per day - you still need to pedal a bit and the battery life varies according to how much assistance you take from it.

At the end of the day, just recharge at your accommodation, ready for tomorrow.

CHOOSE TO SEE AND DO WHAT INTERESTS YOU.

There's So much to see and do on hoidays in the Western Isles. Whether your interests lie in the history of the area, the abundant wildlife, the sea and islands that surround our islands, or the opportunities for art and photography, there are activity operators who can help you make the most of your visit.

Our advisors can even make bookings with some of them for you.

Sit back and let a qualified guide drive you for a day, take a boat trip to St Kilda, learn fly fishing, art or take a photography holday course.

See more .

Your free holidayday brochure by post - see Scotland differently

Click to see Scotland differently

Aurora Borealis - Northern LightsAurora Borealis - the Northern Lights - sometimes  visible from these Scottish islands

Scientists predict sun spot activity will influence and maximise the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) though 2013 to 2014.

Given the extreme northerly latitude, clean air and low levels of light pollution, you could be lucky enough to catch a good view, especially up to April and after August, when we have reasonably dark nights and subject, of course, to solar activity and sufficiently clear skies.

September and October 2012  yielded a good number of sightings and during October 2013 we have seen amazing views.

While there is absolutely no guarantee that you’ll see this wonderful phenomenon, if you do, it should be an unforgettable experience.

We can offer holdays at any time of year so please feel welcome to call our holiday advisors for bookings.

However, we remind you that winter weather here is unpredictable, in even the short term - varying from glorious to furious (another unforgettable experience) - so winter guests travel at their own risk of delays, etc. 


AN ISLAND PARISH

Visit the locations from the BBC TV series, "An Island Parish." Maybe meet some of the characters, too.

Situated at the southern end of the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Barra, the Isle of Eriskay and the Isle of South Uist were the main settings for An Island Parish and you're sure to  enjoy exploring the area, where it's easy to recognise the views you saw in the programme.

Chances are, if you take a stroll around Castlebay (Barra), Eriskay or South Uist, you'll see some of the folk featured.  The Churches are delightful and well worth a visit.

See our Island Parish page for more information.

Luxury accommodation in the western Isles of Scotland

Bike hire holidays in the Western Isles

WE COULDN'T DESCRIBE IT BETTER THAN THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER

When celebrated travel journalist, Ben Lerwill sampled our Freedom of the Isles bike holiday, he travelled  in exactly the same way you can staying in the same accommodation that you can choose. 

No special bikes or vans to whish him between the best bits!

Read his feature on the Independent website - accessed via this link (opens in a new window.

Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape

MEET THE PEOPLE OF BBC TV'S 'AN ISLAND PARISH' AND 'MONTY HALLS' GREAT HEBRIDEAN ESCAPE'

In the last couple of years, BBC TV programmes have drawn attention to the beauty of the Western Isles, local attractions, history and wildlife, plus the warmth of local people. 

Book with us and you could even find yourself  staying in a property with one of the people featured on the programmes, or perhaps meetiing one of the show's 'stars' while out for a walk.

We've made two special pages to help you follow in Monty Halls' footsteps - 

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LAND OR TAKE OFF FROM THE BEACH AT BARRA

Hebridean Hopscotch flydrive holiday clients either arrive or depart from the world's only beach airport that handles scheduled airlne flights.

Tiny Barra Airport is one of the world's 10 favourite scenic airport landings, according to a global poll conducted by private jet hire booking network,PrivateFly.

A tourist attraction in itself, the Isle of Barra's tiny airport is well worth a visit at the time the flight lands or takes off, just to see the pilots' skill at handling the Twin Otter aircraft.  

This video, by YouTube user HHRichard, shows such a landing.  

Coach and group travel holiday itineraries in the Western Isles Outer Hebrides

SPECIAL ITINERARIES FOR COACH AND GROUP TRAVEL OPERATORS

With years of experience in the hotel/travel industry here, we understand the needs of group travel.

We consistently receive good feedback from operator's clients and many tour operators return year after year, because their customers gain so much enjoyment out of an holiday experience that is so different to others.

Four of our properties are suitable for coach parties and we've prepared suggested schedules that are suitable for these holidays.

Check them out here


Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape

GUIDE BOOKS, MAPS AND HOLIDAY READINGS

When you book your Western Isles holiday, you'll probably want to swot up on the local attractions, history and wildlife. Or plan your walks in the islands and map out the route that your journey through the Outer Hebrides will take.

Our reading list gives you some starting ideas and some of the most popular publications may be ordered direct from us when you make your holiday reservation.

See our page of recommended reading

EXPLORE THE WESTERN ISLES WITH GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Street view hebrides

We've added Google street view links on all our Western Isles hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation pages, so you can take a virtual tour in the vicinity of each property - to get a real idea of what the area is like.

If you prefer, select any property in our own Google map, drag the little yellow man over and you'll see all there is to see.

Click here for our Google map - opens in new window >>>>

YOUR MONEY  IS SAFE....

Complete financial peace of mind with Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays - the inclusive car touring holiday company that's actually in the Outer Hebrides.  

ATOLThe air holidays and flights on this website are ATOL protected -

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.

Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:
www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

 To see confirmation of our ATOL number, click the the ATOL logo. 

This protection does not apply to our holidays that do not include flights, which are covered by topp - see below.

Holiday insuranceFor holidays using car/ferry travel only– 
Total Payment Protection (topp) Policy cover:
In compliance with the UK Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 an insurance policy has been arranged with Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (tagis), to protect customers' prepayments in the unlikely event of our financial failure and paid in respect of

  • non-flight inclusive packages commencing and returning to the UK
  • the ground handling aspects of packages where the customer is responsible for arranging travel to the destination
  • inbound business to the UK offered in this brochure (subject to the terms of the insurance policy), for:
  • a refund of such prepayments if customers have not yet travelled, or
  • making arrangements to enable the holiday to continue if customers have already travelled, or
  • repatriation of customers to the UK or their home country as may be applicable.

Customers' prepayments are protected by a topp policy.
In the unlikely event of financial failure please contact the claims helpline on 0870 0137 965. A copy of the policy is available on request.
This policy is provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited (tagis), registered number 02527363 and underwritten by International Insurance Company of Hannover Limited (Inter Hannover), registered number 01453123.
tagis and Inter Hannover are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. A copy of the policy is available on request.

This protection does not apply to our holidays by air, which are covered by ATOL.

 To see our certificate of topp insurance, click the topp logo - image opens in a new window.


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