Short distances and plenty of time to relax, driving your own car on a tour of Lewis, Harris, North Uist and Skye.
These Western Isles holidays begin/end at Mallaig, Kyle of Lochalsh or Ullapool depending on what is more convenient for you. During your holiday you will visit Lewis, Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay – add Barra at extra cost if you wish. From Ullapool, there are at least two daily sailings (2hrs 30 minutes) between Monday and Saturday, on Sunday there is currently one sailing. Explore Lewis and Harris for a couple of days before taking the ferry from Harris to Berneray and the Uist’s. From Berneray, Eriskay is less than a two hour’s drive – but allow a couple of nights before sailing to Uig (Skye) from Lochmaddy in North Uist. Enjoy a night in Skye, then depart via the short ferry from Armadale to Mallaig or over the bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh.
At the end of each day pre-booked accommodation will be ready for you. We’ll offer you a selection from our list of approved B&B’s, guest houses, inns and hotels. You can mix and match to suit your budget or preferences – we plan Western Isles holidays that are as individual as our guests.
Typical 6 night Western Isles holidays itineraries
You are completely free to pick your places to stay and time to stay in each, so this Western Isles itinerary is just an illustration of what you might choose to do. Call us now on 01851 706611 and chat to one of our friendly holiday advisors who will be happy to discuss your plans with you and help you create your own unique Western Isles experience.
|Day 1||Depart Ullapool ferry terminal in the morning to arrive early afternoon. After settling into your accommodation, perhaps in Stornoway, you might decide to take a leisurely stroll in the extensive parkland grounds of Lews Castle.||Lewis|
|Day 2||An almost circular tour of Lewis will allow you to visit the main historical sites and beaches.||Lewis|
|Day 3||Check out of your Isle of Lewis hotel and travel south over the mountain pass to Harris, where you’ll have plenty of time to visit the main town (village), Tarbert, the villages that sit upon the rocky east coast and the wonderful beaches on the Atlantic west coast.||Harris|
|Day 4||A complete change of scene today, as you arrive in Berneray and North Uist on the ferry from Harris. After a mooch around Berneray’s pretty village, follow the complete circuit of North Uist, perhaps taking in the beach at Balemartin and the RSPB reserve at Balranald.||North Uist|
|Day 5||Today’s ferry departs from Lochmaddy (North Uist) and arrives at Uig on Skye. Spend the afternoon exploring the west coast of Skye – maybe a visit to Dunvegan Castle or the Talisker Distillery.||Skye|
|Day 6||Enjoy the luxury of meandering slowly around the area near your selected accommodation. Perhaps do a little souvenir shopping in Portree.||Skye|
|Day 7||Today, you’ll bid a farewell to your Western Isles holidays, as you take the scenic drive south through Skye to catch a ferry to Mallaig on the mainland. If you prefer, you can cross to the mainland by the Skye bridge.|
You can choose to begin your Western Isles holidays in Ullapool or Mallaig. As some ferry times vary considerably according to the day of the week, one of our holiday advisors will be happy to work out the direction that fits best for your chosen dates and mainland journey needs. Don’t forget that you can mix and match between price groups, so you may prefer to consider these prices as a guide.
|Holiday Price||Main Season
01/01/16 – 30/04/16
01/10/16 – 30/04/17
|Extra Nights: The extra night prices shown are for additional B&B only. Our holiday adviser will provide more information for you. Prices shown in this panel are per person, based on two adults travelling in one car and sharing a twin or double room. Per person prices will generally be higher for one person in a car and lower for three or more. Please ask our advisor for more information.|