A 5 nights tour of Lewis, Harris, North Uist and Skye, with short ferry crossings, majestic mountains and beautiful beaches.
If you like shorter sea crossings, you may prefer the 5 nights Hebridean Triangle holiday. Both out and return legs use the 1hr 45 minute crossings beween Skye and Outer Hebrides. You can still visit the southern isles of the Uists – even take a day trip to Barra if you wish.
This holiday begins/ends at Skye visiting Lewis, Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay – Barra can be added at an extra cost if you wish.
Arrive/depart Skye via the bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh. Explore Skye for a couple of days before taking the ferry to Tarbert, on Harris. Explore Lewis and Harris for a few days before taking the ferry to the Uist’s for idyllic shell sand beaches and nature reserves. Then return to Skye via a ferry from North Uist – perhaps take another break here before departing the island via the bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh.
In the Uists, Eriskay is the most distant point from your ferry landing and is less than 2 hours from your arrival point in Lochmaddy. So it is perfectly practical to use this route and save time spent at sea on this holiday. The route also includes plenty of time out for walks, nature watching or just sitting and looking.
We’ll make sure there’s a comfortable bed waiting for you at the end of each day – you can choose B&B’s, guest houses, inns or hotels or mix and match, whatever your choices we’re sure you’ll enjoy great hospitality.
A typical 5 night itinerary
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||Arrive at Uig on Skye for your departure to Tarbert Harris. On disembarking the ferry in Harris. travel the scenic route north over the mountain pass to Lewis – you’ll still have time to explore some more after you arrive in Lewis.||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 time to visit the main town (village), Tarbert, some of the villages that sit upon the rocky east coast and the wonderful beaches on the Atlantic west coast, before taking an afternoon sailing from Leverburgh to Berneray and the Uists. Take the scenic west coast route to your North Uist accommodation||North Uist|
|Day 4||A whole day to explore South Uist and Eriskay. As Eriskay is only an hour’s drive away, there’s ample time to drive right to the southernmost point, then stop whenever the fancy takes you on the return to North Uist.||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||Perhaps do a little souvenir shopping in Portree, then travel south through Skye to leave the island at the Skye Bridge or on the ferry to Mallaig.|
You can choose to begin your holiday in Ullapool or Mallaig/Kyle of Lochalsh. 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.
01/01/23 – 30/04/23
01/10/23 – 30/04/24
|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.|