Lord of the Isles
Days: 10 days
- Our most popular holiday, the Lord of the Isles, is the perfect way to enjoy all that the Outer Hebrides have to offer. From Lewis in the north to the tiny island of Barra in the south, this tour takes you through Harris, North Uist, Benbeculla and South Uist.
Incredible, unique, breathtaking - there's nowhere else like these amazing islands.
WEDNESDAY - Barra. You sail from Oban at 13.40 across the Minch to Castlebay in the Isle of Barra, arriving at 18.30 for two nights. The smallest of the main islands, Barra is noted for its beauty with over 1000 different species of wild flower and stunning sandy beaches.
FRIDAY - The Uists & Benbecula. Journey northwards on the ferry from Ardmhor in Barra to Eriskay, connected to South Uist by a causeway. There are 4 or 5 daily crossings taking 40 minutes.
The Uists offer a stunning blend of brilliant white shell beaches and dunes, machair lands and freshwater lochs, interrupted by rolling dark moorland hills. Home to Corncrakes, otters, orchids and rare carpet flowers. A haven for bird and wildlife watchers and good for fishing and golf.
Bridges and causeways link North & South Uist to Benbecula so you can choose to stay in any part of this island group for your 3 nights.
MONDAY - Harris. Sail from Berneray in North Uist at 10.40 or 13.30, arriving in Leverburgh at 11.40 or 14.30 for your two nights in Harris. The bare, rocky landscape of east Harris is striking and very unusual, contrasted with glorious sandy bays and seascapes of the west coast.
WEDNESDAY - Lewis. A relaxing day to drive north to Lewis for Wednesday and Thursday nights. As an alternative, your 4 nights in Harris and Lewis can be spent in one location if you prefer.
FRIDAY** - Sail from Stornoway at13.45 or 12.40 (depending on the time of year), arriving in Ullapool at 16.30 or 15.25 where this holiday ends.
You can also start from Oban on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday (some ferry times change). The number of nights in each island can be amended. Also, ask about including the Isle of Skye on your trip.
Sample tour above is the 9 nights version (£506 for B&B and £670 for hotel)
- Let us know if you wish to relax and stay overnight in Oban and explore the area before sailing to Barra.
- Let us know if you wish to relax and stay overnight in Ullapool or nearby - we have a choice of hotel and guest house accommodation.
Stay at least one night in Ullapool, preferably two or more, to explore the spectacular coastline including Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point on the British mainland. You could visit Inverewe Garden or the Achiltibuie Hydroponicum and enjoy a boat trip to the delightful Summer Isles. Choice of restaurants in the village.
You can also include a night or two in the bustling harbour town of Oban before/after your island adventure. Perfect before or after your visit to the Western Isles.
Tour includes: Accommodation and ferry crossings with own car. Based on two sharing car & en-suite twin/double bedroom.