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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

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.

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
24 Jun - 28 Jun 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
01 Jul - 05 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
22 Jul - 26 Jul 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
05 Aug - 09 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
12 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
26 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
02 Sep - 06 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
09 Sep - 13 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
16 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
23 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
30 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,495
CAD $1,996
CAD $3,005
07 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $2,945
14 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $2,945
21 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $2,945
28 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
CAD $2,435
CAD $1,948
CAD $2,945

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
24 Jun - 28 Jun 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
01 Jul - 05 Jul 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
22 Jul - 26 Jul 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
05 Aug - 09 Aug 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
12 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
26 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
02 Sep - 06 Sep 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
09 Sep - 13 Sep 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
16 Sep - 20 Sep 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
23 Sep - 27 Sep 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
30 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
CAD $3,265
CAD $2,612
CAD $4,205
07 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
CAD $3,205
CAD $2,564
CAD $4,145
14 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
CAD $3,205
CAD $2,564
CAD $4,145
21 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
CAD $3,205
CAD $2,564
CAD $4,145
28 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
CAD $3,205
CAD $2,564
CAD $4,145

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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