on Calmac Ferries or fly direct to your holidays in the
Western Isles from several
airports in Scotland, then enjoy Scottish island hopping with
hire car rental included.
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.
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.
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.
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It's official! Lewis and
Harris named top island in Europe.
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.
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. .
CYCLING HOLIDAYS WITH ELECTRIC BIKE HIRE
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
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
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.
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.
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 .
There's so much going on here in the
Hebrides that it's just not practical to add every story to our to
website or brochure.
However, the simplicity of Facebook
easy for us to share all the tidbits of information that may be useful
if you're planning a holiday here (or just interested in what's going
Our new Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays
Facebook page will tell local
stories, share travel tips, give information about accommodation and
let you know about the changes in natural events through the
Please feel welcome
to take a look now, just click the Facebook logo - and pop back
to see what's new - 'like' the page and you'll receive automatic
updates from Facebook.
Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights -
sometimes visible from these Scottish islands
predict sun spot activity will influence and maximise the Aurora
Borealis (Northern Lights) though 2013 to 2014.
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
yielded a good number of sightings
and during October 2013 we have seen amazing views.
is absolutely no guarantee that you’ll see
wonderful phenomenon, if you do, it should be an unforgettable
We can offer
holdays at any time of year so please feel welcome to call our holiday
advisors for bookings.
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.
the locations from the BBC
TV series, "An Island Parish." Maybe meet some of the characters, too.
the southern end of the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of
Isle of Eriskay and the Isle of South Uist were the main settings for
Island Parish and you're sure to enjoy exploring the area,
easy to recognise the views you saw in the programme.
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
flydrive holiday clients either arrive or depart from the world's only
beach airport that handles scheduled airlne flights.
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.
itself, the Isle of Barra's tiny airport is well worth a visit at the
flight lands or takes off, just to see the pilots' skill at handling
the Twin Otter aircraft.
by YouTube user HHRichard, shows such a landing.
SPECIAL ITINERARIES FOR COACH AND GROUP
With years of experience in the
hotel/travel industry here, we understand the needs of group travel.
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
of our properties are suitable for coach parties and we've prepared
suggested schedules that are suitable for these holidays.
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.
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
We've added Google street view links on
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.
financial peace of mind with
Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays - the inclusive car touring holiday
actually in the Outer Hebrides.
air holidays and flights on
this website are ATOL protected -
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.
see confirmation of
ATOL number, click the the ATOL logo.
protection does not apply to our holidays that do not include flights,
which are covered by topp - see below.
For 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
offered on this website (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.
the unlikely event of financial failure please contact the claims
helpline on 0870 0137 965. A copy of the policy is available on request.
policy is provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Limited
(tagis), registered number SE000081 and underwritten by International
Insurance Company of Hannover se (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
protection does not apply to our holidays by air, which are covered by
certificate of topp insurance, click the topp logo - image opens in a
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