A 3 night short break by sea, visiting Lewis, Harris and Skye. The perfect way to sample the Outer Hebrides a long-weekend or as an addition to a longer Scottish holiday.
Start your holiday from Ullapool, Mallaig or Kyle of Lochalsh depending on your preference.
From Ullapool, take the ferry across the Minch to Stornoway, with at least two sailings to choose from between Monday and Saturday. Crossing time is around 2hours and 30minutes. Spend a couple of days exploring Lewis and Harris before taking the ferry from Tarbert on the Isle of Harris to Uig, on Skye for your final night. From Uig it is only a half hour drive to Portree – the main town on Skye and the ideal base for exploring the surrounding area. Return to the mainland either by taking one of the regular daily short ferries from Armadale to Mallaig, or over the bridge to Kyle of Lochalsh. Along your way you will have fantastic accommodation of your choice, whether they be B&B’s, hotels or a mix of properties. Starting from Mallaig or Kyle, simply follow the above route in reverse.
A typical 3 night Scottish holiday itinerary
You are completely free to pick your places to stay and time to stay in each, so this itinerary is just an illustration of what you might choose to do. However, we don’t advise that you be too ambitious with distances on a short break holiday. You’re welcome to book additional nights, if you wish, allowing you to spend more time exploring – one of our holiday advisors would be happy to help you create your own unique Hebridean schedule.
|Day 1||Morning departure from Mallaig for your crossing to Skye. Take in the local attractions on the way to your accommodation in Portree.||Skye|
|Day 2||By ferry to Tarbert (Harris) then make a circular tour of South Harris, including the world famous shell-sand beaches.||Harris|
|Day 3||Travel over the mountain pass to Lewis and complete a circular tour of Uig Sands, Callanish, Carloway Broch and the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village.||Lewis|
|Day 4||After a morning of shopping for quality local craft work, such as Harris Tweed and Hebridean Jewellery, enjoy your early afternoon cruise on the ferry to Ullapool.|
You can choose to begin your Scottish holiday in Mallaig, Kyle of Lochalsh or Ullapool. 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.These example lowest prices are per person, based on two adults travelling together and sharing a twin or double room. Per person prices will generally be higher for a solo traveller and lower for three or more people.|