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Edinburgh, Hebrides & Highlands - 5 days map

Explore the picturesque Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland on this 5-day group tour that starts and ends in Edinburgh. Uncover Lewis and Harris Island, discovering traditional farming life, Dun Carloway Fort, and the prehistoric Calanais Stone Circle. Spend an evening in Inverness the 'Capital of the Highlands' before searching for 'Nessie' in Loch Ness, visiting the Highlands' highest village, and passing through the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Ullapool - Visit this pretty whitewashed fishing village, on the shore of Loch Broom
Inverness - Enjoy a free evening in the 'Capital of the Highlands'
Loch Ness - Hunt for 'Nessie', the mythical beast believed to dwell in the dark waters of Scotland's most famous loch
Lewis and Harris - Discover traditional farming life, the fort of Dun Carloway, and the prehistoric site of the Calanais Stone Circle
Scottish Highlands - Uncover some of the UK's best scenery as you traverse coastal roads, pass mountains and native pine forests

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
4 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Admission to Arnol Blackhouse
All necessary ferry journeys between Scottish Islands and the mainland
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Edinburgh to the Western Isles

Edinburgh - Ullapool - Stornoway. Departing from Edinburgh we journey past the iconic Forth Rail Bridge and into the Highlands. Our first stop is in Dunkeld, where we can stretch our legs and admire the unique architecture of the cathedral.

Following this we travel through the majestic Grampian Mountains, stopping for lunch in the Highland town of Aviemore. We then drive out to Rogie Falls and enjoy this lovely sight. Moving on we explore the lesser-known gem of Corrieshalloch Gorge with its stunning waterfall, before reaching the picturesque fishing port of Ullapool where we have a 2.5 hour ferry journey through the Summer Isles to Stornoway, the main town of the Western Isles.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:15 (tour departs at 08:30) - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ

Accommodation: Dunroamin B&B, Hebridean Guest House or similar
Overnight: Stornoway

Day 2

Exploring Lewis

After breakfast, we journey to the Butt of Lewis, the northernmost point of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, known as one of the windiest locations in the United Kingdom.

We continue our exploration of the island's charms, passing through traditional crofting towns and picturesque seaside ports. We enjoy a stroll along the shores of Port of Ness, and history buffs can delve into the past at Arnol Blackhouse, offering a glimpse into traditional farming life on these islands.

After lunch in Stornoway, we explore Lewis's west side, including a visit to Uig Bay, before returning to Stornoway for the night. Don't miss the opportunity to sample Scotland's finest black pudding in this charming port town.

Accommodation: Dunroamin B&B, Hebridean Guest House or similar
Overnight: Stornoway  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Mountains and Beaches

Prepare for the dramatic as we venture into the realm of Harris. With its towering peaks and stunning white-sand beaches such as Luskentyre, Harris showcases nature's grandeur at its finest. The region is steeped in history, from the renowned Harris Tweed to its captivating myths and legends.

After a morning of exploring the dramatic landscapes, we stop for lunch. Depending on the weather, we may even go for a picnic on the beach – so don’t forget to pack your sunglasses. We then head back to Stornoway in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Dunroamin B&B, Hebridean Guest House or similar
Overnight: Stornoway  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Returning to the Mainland

Stornoway - Inverness. To start the day we head to the Calanais Stone Circle, one of the most famous sites on the island. Following this we head to the fort of Dun Carloway. Built in 100AD it has a rich history for us to discover. We then head back to Stornoway to catch the ferry back to the mainland where we head straight to Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands.

*Please note the Calanais Standing stone site will be closed between 1st September 2024 and 31st March 2025 and we will be unable to visit the site during these dates. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Accommodation: Dalmore, Pine Guest House or similar
Overnight: Inverness  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Inverness to Edinburgh

Inverness - Loch Ness - Cairngorms National Park - Edinburgh. Leaving Inverness, our journey follows the scenic shores of Loch Ness, make sure you have your cameras ready for any glimpse of Nessie. Next, we reach Tominoul, the Highlands' highest village, boasting charming 18th-century buildings and a picturesque central square.

Continuing into Royal Deeside, we traverse the majestic valley of the River Dee, leading us to the quaint village of Braemar in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. Here, amidst stunning mountain views and serene forests, we enjoy a leisurely lunch. Our route south takes us through Highland Perthshire, crossing Scotland's highest mountain pass, before reaching Scone Palace, home to Scotland's historic Coronation Stone.

2025 Itinerary change: Please note that from 1st April 2025, the tour will also include a visit to Scone Palace's Gardens. Admission included.

From here it’s a short journey back to Edinburgh where our journey comes to an end.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:30 - Edinburgh Bus Station Drop Off, Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
12 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
AUD $2,755
AUD $2,204
AUD $3,315
AUD $2,652
02 Sep - 06 Sep 20% off
AUD $2,755
AUD $2,204
AUD $3,315
AUD $2,652
09 Sep - 13 Sep 20% off
AUD $2,755
AUD $2,204
AUD $3,315
AUD $2,652
16 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
AUD $2,755
AUD $2,204
AUD $3,315
AUD $2,652
23 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off
AUD $2,755
AUD $2,204
AUD $3,315
AUD $2,652
30 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,755
AUD $2,204
AUD $3,315
AUD $2,652
07 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,685
AUD $2,148
AUD $3,245
AUD $2,596
14 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,685
AUD $2,148
AUD $3,245
AUD $2,596
21 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,685
AUD $2,148
AUD $3,245
AUD $2,596
28 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
AUD $2,685
AUD $2,148
AUD $3,245
AUD $2,596
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
07 Apr - 11 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
14 Apr - 18 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
21 Apr - 25 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
28 Apr - 02 May 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
05 May - 09 May 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
12 May - 16 May 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
19 May - 23 May 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
26 May - 30 May 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
02 Jun - 06 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
09 Jun - 13 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
16 Jun - 20 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
23 Jun - 27 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
30 Jun - 04 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
07 Jul - 11 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
14 Jul - 18 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
21 Jul - 25 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
28 Jul - 01 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
04 Aug - 08 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
11 Aug - 15 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
18 Aug - 22 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
25 Aug - 29 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
01 Sep - 05 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
08 Sep - 12 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
15 Sep - 19 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
22 Sep - 26 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
29 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,035
AUD $2,428
AUD $3,755
AUD $3,004
06 Oct - 10 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
13 Oct - 17 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
20 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892
27 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
AUD $2,895
AUD $2,316
AUD $3,615
AUD $2,892

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Inverness

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
12 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,605
AUD $2,884
AUD $4,635
AUD $3,708
02 Sep - 06 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,605
AUD $2,884
AUD $4,635
AUD $3,708
09 Sep - 13 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,605
AUD $2,884
AUD $4,635
AUD $3,708
16 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,605
AUD $2,884
AUD $4,635
AUD $3,708
23 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,605
AUD $2,884
AUD $4,635
AUD $3,708
30 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,605
AUD $2,884
AUD $4,635
AUD $3,708
07 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,525
AUD $2,820
AUD $4,565
AUD $3,652
14 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,525
AUD $2,820
AUD $4,565
AUD $3,652
21 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,525
AUD $2,820
AUD $4,565
AUD $3,652
28 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
AUD $3,525
AUD $2,820
AUD $4,565
AUD $3,652
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
07 Apr - 11 Apr 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
14 Apr - 18 Apr 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
21 Apr - 25 Apr 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
28 Apr - 02 May 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
05 May - 09 May 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
12 May - 16 May 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
19 May - 23 May 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
26 May - 30 May 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
02 Jun - 06 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
09 Jun - 13 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
16 Jun - 20 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
23 Jun - 27 Jun 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
30 Jun - 04 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
07 Jul - 11 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
14 Jul - 18 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
21 Jul - 25 Jul 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
28 Jul - 01 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
04 Aug - 08 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
11 Aug - 15 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
18 Aug - 22 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
25 Aug - 29 Aug 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
01 Sep - 05 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
08 Sep - 12 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
15 Sep - 19 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
22 Sep - 26 Sep 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
29 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,965
AUD $3,172
AUD $4,995
AUD $3,996
06 Oct - 10 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
13 Oct - 17 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
20 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884
27 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
AUD $3,815
AUD $3,052
AUD $4,855
AUD $3,884

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Edinburgh
Ends
Edinburgh
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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