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Perfect holidays start with local knowledge

Reading a brochure is informative, but it can’t beat first hand experience.
Local resident advisors here in our Stornoway officeThat’s why we have a team of local resident advisors here in our Stornoway office, to answer your questions and help you plan your holiday.
Because we know the area and the accommodation hosts, we’re well equipped to arrange the destinations and features you want, together with a practical travel itinerary. There’s no obligation to accept the quotation - so please feel free to talk to us, even if you’re not yet quite ready to book.
We’ll also be on hand during your holiday, to offer assistance with any detail that may make your holiday run more smoothly. In fact, if you’re booking a ‘Flydrive’ island-hopper holiday, normally we’ll even meet you at your arrival airport and see you off at the end of your holiday - it’s not unusual, just part of Hebridean hospitality.

What does the Price Promise mean?

Price Promise LogWe check prices regularly, to make sure that our holidays are competitive, both in price and quality.  Our aim is to offer you the best value for money available.
If, within 28 days of booking your holiday with us, you find an identical travel and accommodation package at a lower price with another travel operator, send us your original quotation from the operator and we will match the price or, at our option, cancel your booking and refund all monies paid, allowing you to accept the other operator’s offer.

0845 230 1236

If you’re a BT subscriber, dialling our 0845 number limits your call cost to under 4p per minute from your BT landline (other telephone operators’ rates may vary).

If you prefer to dial a standard landline number, call us on 01851 706611
(International +44 1851 706611)

How do we price your accommodation?

Look at the accommodation guide page and you’ll see we’ve colour coded the page backgrounds of the hotels, guest houses and inns, according to their price group.  

We do not grade the accommodation ourselves - though we do make visits so that we can give you first hand advice.  Most establishments subscribe to and are quality graded by Visitscotland, the Scottish National Tourist Board - you’ll see their star ratings alongside, together with their category, Bed & Breakfast, Guest House, Inn, Small Hotel or Hotel.

As we know the properties well, we are happy to discuss their individual merits with you in an unbiased manner.

How should I book activities?

We suggest that you reserve directly with the activity provider, who will provide all the information you need.  Advance payment may be required, which you’ll normally pay direct to the activity provider.
While our staff have not taken part in all of the activities, every activity listed has been recommended to us for its quality and value. Your contract for activities is with the individual provider, who takes responsibility for supplying you with the activity described.
Some 2009 prices had not been fixed when we went to press, so they may be a little more than the 2008 prices shown.

How are your payments protected?

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
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. 

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 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 request.

ATOLThe air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected.

When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package and/or flights – from Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [6349].
In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not
stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at

Photographer credits

Additional to property and product illustrations, photos in this brochure have been supplied by:

Mike Shailes
Laurie Campbell     
James Smith
Murray Macleod
Tim Pickering     
Mike Briggs     
Mark Lumsden     
Neil and Jan Buxton (Cycling)
Innes Maciver
A step by step guide to planning your Hebridean adventure.
We’re here to help - to make it as easy as possible for you to plan and book your holiday. 
That means we’re happy to receive your call at any stage during your planning process, whether it’s to discuss the entire holiday, or just to provide a little extra information.
When you have an outline idea of what
you’d like to do, call one of our local advisors on 0845 230 1236 or 01851 706611.
Or click here to email your request
Talk your holiday ideas through - let us look after everything for you and then you can forget steps 2 to 5.
Or, if you prefer to do all or some of the planning yourself, follow these steps.
Firstly, decide if the Hebrides will be the main focus of your holiday, or if your visit will be part of a wider Scottish touring holiday.
Think about the islands you’d like to visit, how you’ll travel here, activities you want to sample and how much time you’ll need to
do everything you’re planning.
Choose your path through the islands  - remember, the routes and schedules we show at this site are only suggestions - feel free to plan your own itinerary, if you prefer. 
When you call us, we can sort out all the ferry or flight timings for you.
Select your accommodation from any price group - for example, you might stay in a small guest house by a romantic beach one night, then in a 3 star luxury hotel with international class restaurant the next.  There’s a tremendous variety to experience - all in one holiday if you want it -  you choose and we’ll book it.
Complete the booking enquiry form and send it to us - but before doing this, you’ll probably want to check dates and availability by calling one of our advisors on 0845 230 1236 or 01851 706611.
Or click here to email your request
Remember - we’re here to help - please feel free to call us at any of the stages above.

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