Exploring both Skye and the Outer Hebrides, the Hebrides Adventurer provides a relaxed way to visit the ‘ten best’ of the Western Isles. Six nights accommodation and your five CalMac ferry crossings are included in the holiday price.
This holiday begins/ends at Mallaig and Oban – choose the direction that’s most convenient for you.
You may visit as many as 13 islands and experience the considerable variations of their character. The Great Hebridean Expedition route is only around 200 miles from start to finish, so 7 full days give ample time to explore and be distracted by beaches, towns and villages, local crafts people and nature. You’ll be able to relax, forget about time and enjoy the peaceful views.
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 6 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||Depart Oban ferry terminal for your scenic sailing to Barra, arriving in the evening, so dining aboard the ship may be the sensible choice. Settle in to your accommodation, then maybe sample a local bar.||Barra|
|Day 2||An early start for your tour of Barra and Vatersay, before taking a late morning ferry to Eriskay, for a brief exploration of the southernmost part of the Uists.||Uists|
|Day 3||You can easily spend a full day in North Uist – perhaps visiting the RSPB reserve, relaxing on one of the sandy beaches that face the Atlantic, or joining an otter walk.||Uists|
|Day 4||A complete change of scene today, as you leave the Uists and arrive in the more mountainous Isle of Harris. Shell sand beaches line the road north from the ferry and it’s worth taking a stroll on one of them.
Tarbert is a pleasant little town to visit, before you cross the mountain pass to Lewis.
|Day 5||Full day circular tour of Lewis, including the rugged countryside that gives way to the huge beach at Uig (Lewis). See the ancient stones at Callanish and, perhaps, the restored Black House village.||Lewis|
|Day 6||A 45 minute drive back down to Tarbert, where you board the ferry to Uig (Skye). Spend the afternoon exploring the west coast of Skye – maybe a visit to Dunvegan Castle or the Talisker Distillery.||Skye|
|Day 7||Today, you’ll bid a farewell to the Hebrides, 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 holiday in Oban 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
01/01/23 – 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.|