La grande fuga: escursione alle Outer Hebrides e Skye
6 giorni

Fuggite da tutto con questa magnifica avventura nelle isole Outer Hebridean di Lewis e Harris, dove si trovano i preistorici cerchi di pietra di Callanish e le famose spiagge di sabbia bianca di Harris.

Mappa del tour

Highlights

Nessie
Film Locations
Gaelic Culture
Ferry
Lochs
Mountains
Prehistoric Sites
Walks

Posti che esplorerai


- Cairngorms & Loch Ness
- Ullapool
- Lewis & Harris
- Callanish standing stones
- White sands of Luskentyre
- Portree, Isle of Skye
- Eilean Donan Castle
- Quiraing
- Neist Point


Il tuo viaggio


Fuggite da tutto con questa magnifica avventura nelle isole Outer Hebridean di Lewis e Harris, dove si trovano i preistorici cerchi di pietra di Callanish e le famose spiagge di sabbia bianca di Harris. Il vostro tour includerà anche le magiche Ullapool e Skye.

Il soggiorno prevede 1 notte a Ullapool, 2 notti a Stornoway, capitale delle Western Isles e 2 notti a Plockton

Tour Details

Andata
09.00 - Stance J and K, Edinburgh Bus Station at St. Andrew Sq
Ritorno
19.00 approx
Discounts

Studenti, persone che abbiano compiuto i 60 anni, bambini e ragazzi tra i 5 e i 15 anni.

Important information
  • Metti in valigia scarpe comode e indumenti impermeabili
  • Una valigia o borsa di 15 kg e un bagaglio a mano a persona
Tour inclusions
  • Trasporto su un minibus Mercedes a 16 posti
  • Aria condizionata
  • I racconti e i servizi di un autista-guida di Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Biglietti di ingresso alle attrazioni turistiche

Itinerario

Giorno 1

Tra i punti salienti vi sono Dunkeld per una breve passeggiata nella foresta fino alle cascate Hermitage, pranzo nella Spey Valley torreggiata dalle Cairngorm Mountains, Loch Ness, Inverness e il Corrieshalloch Gorge. Per la notte vi fermerete nel villaggio di pescatori di Ullapool, nella costa occidentale.

Giorno 2

Il traghetto vi porterà oltre le isole Summer fino all'isola di Lewis con l'opportunità di vedere delfini, balene e uccelli marini. Siete ora nel bordo nordoccidentale dell'Europa e passate il pomeriggio esplorando storiche 'blackhouses', e il Butt of Lewis. 2 notti a Stornoway, capitale delle Western Isles.

Giorno 3

Tra i punti salienti vi sono la preistorica torre di pietra a Dun Carloway, il villaggio di blackhouses Gearrannan, i famosi cerchi di pietra di Callanish e le remote spiagge e comunità di Great Bernera o Uig. Questa è la natura selvaggia delle Western Isles al suo meglio.

Giorno 4

Oggi esplorerete l'isola di Harris, famosa per l'Harris Tweed prodotto localmente, e dove si trovano le montagne più alte delle Outer Hebrides e per le splendide sabbie bianche di Luskentyre. Dopo una visita alla storica chiesa del XVI secolo a Rodel e pranzo nella vicina Leverburgh andate per mare a Skye, per passare la notte nel pittoresco villaggio di Plocton.

Giorno 5

Una giornata per avventurarsi in parti di Skye. Oggi ci dedichiamo alla parte meridionale e a quella occidentale dell'isola con una gamma di possibilità, a seconda del tempo. Potete visitare Elgol per le vista sulle Cuillin Mountains, Glenbrittle con le sue cascate e il suo selvaggio panorama o forse il castello di Dunvegan.

Giorno 6

Un ritorno a Edimburgo pieno di punti salienti – le Cuillin Mountains di Skye, una visita a Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William, il drammatico scenario e l'oscura storia di Glencoe e le cascate di Dochart a Killin. Un'avventura che non dimenticherete mai.

Itinerary (English)

Day 1

Depart Edinburgh and travel north into the Highlands. First stop will be the historic village of Dunkeld where you will take a short walk through the forest to some waterfalls. Continuing north the route passes through the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where you will stop for lunch. In the afternoon you will visit the world famous Loch Ness. There will be time for a visit to the impressive waterfalls at Corrieshalloch Gorge before you arrive in the West Coast fishing port of Ullapool for your overnight stay.

Day 2

Catch the morning ferry from Ullapool for the 2 hour sail along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles then out across the Minch to Stornoway – the main town on Lewis and capital of the Outer Hebrides. Look out for dolphins, whales and seabirds during the crossing. In the afternoon explore the North West coast from Arnol with its historic old “blackhouse”, through traditional crofting townships to Port of Ness and the very north tip of the island – the Butt of Lewis. From the lighthouse here there is nothing between you and the Americas! Overnight in Stornoway.

Day 3

Today will be spent exploring some of the prehistoric remains on the island as well as its finest beaches. The fascinating circular stone fort, or Broch, at Carloway will be your first stop followed by more traditional crofting communities such as Gearrannan and Shawbost. Then it’s on to Callanish with its mysterious ancient stone circle. In the afternoon you will head for the remote district of Uig with its fine, sandy beaches at Bhaltos, dramatic sea cliffs and rugged hills. This is the wilderness of the Western Isles at its finest. Overnight again in Stornoway.

Day 4

Travelling south today from the wild moorlands of Lewis to the more mountainous Harris – almost but not quite an island on its own. Famous for the locally produced cloth, Harris Tweed, it is also home to the highest mountains in the Outer Hebrides and the stunning white sands of Luskentyre. After a morning of exploring South Harris you will stop for lunch in the small port of Tarbet. Here you will catch the late afternoon ferry to Skye and continue on to the harbour town of Portree, your base for the next two nights.

Day 5

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your driver/guide's knowledge will help develop the best day out for you. For example you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye's extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns (reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt) with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. Or, after lunch you could travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively a visit to Dunvegan Castle, ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible.

Day 6

Departing from Portree the return journey to Edinburgh has many highlights – a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, Fort William and the dramatic scenery and dark history of Glencoe. Travelling back south through the Central Highland the last stop of the day will be in Killin beside the Falls of Dochart before returning to Edinburgh.

Customer Reviews

Adult vs Concession prices.

Robert Posted on 17/01/2017

I do not understand what these two prices represent. Can you explain!

Awesome tour!

Ninsig Posted on 10/07/2016

Really had a blast on the tour to Lewis, Harris and Skye in the end of June. The weather wasnt the best but the company and the guide were awesome. There are so many interesting and lovely places to see and none more beautiful than Luskentyre beach on Harris. Its just breathtakingly beautiful. I could just go back over and over again. I also enjoyed the visit to the Butt of Lewis and Callanish. The outer Hebrides are just amazing. Skye is beautiful too but to me it is the outer isles that works the magic. Stevie is an awesome guide and me and my fellow travellers had a great time on his bus. He clearly loves Scotland and really enjoys showing off the beautiful places to visitors. His stories were great, his friendliness and helpfulness too. Awesome sauce, Stevie! Ive been on several tours with Rabbies and I will be back!

Spectacular Geography

Mary Milito Posted on 01/06/2016

Just returned from a tour of the Hebrides and Skye and want to say thanks for a fabulous trip. Douglas, our guide, was terrific! He went above and beyond to accommodate our groups varying interests and was always there to explain history, geography, fairy tales. Seafood was out of this world. Weather was apparently unusual with sun, no rain, and increasing temps each day. Music, thanks to Douglas, added the perfect atmosphere.

Great Experience

Barbara Lang Posted on 01/06/2016

Had a wonderful time on the 6 day Outer Hebrides and Skye tour. Far exceeded my expectations. Special thanks to our guide Doug who made sure,everyone no matter what their fitness level enjoyed the experience to the utmost.

Heritgage journey

Al and Jean Posted on 21/09/2015

My husband, son (grown) and I joined Liam Ross on this delightful journey into the history and geography of Scotland and the clans. We knew Dunvegan Castle was critical to our trip being of MacLeod ancestry but it was a huge added bonus to learn all about Lewis and Harris as well as Skye. Meeting Norman (the Harris Tweed weaver) was fascinating to see and hear about. The countryside was spectacularly beautiful, the ferry rides were delightful and getting to experience so many different villages and town. We loved having the evenings to ourselves to explore the pubs and restaurants. What a great way to discover Scotland. We will highly recommend it to others.

Matt, our guide, was Amazing!!!

Cheryl Miller Posted on 13/08/2015

I took the six day tour to the Outer Hebrides and the Isle if Skye with Matt. I cant say enough about how great this tour was! I loved Matts easy going manner. He told the best stories and was informative about the history of the areas we drove through. He knew all the best places to go and stopped at the most picturesque points for photos. We even stopped to rescue a loose cow on a busy road and we all got off the bus to herd it back into the pasture. Not everyone would do something like that and in my view, thats what makes Rabbies Tours a cut above all the rest and Matt one of the best tour guides Ive ever had. He had a great sense of humour, was very patient and kind, and really made all of the guests feel special. His music was terrific and relevant to what we were seeing at the time. His love of Scotland really shone through, and because his English pronunciation was exceptional he was easy to understand. Rabbies uses local Bed and Breakfasts, which are wonderful. I liked the small size of the tour. I have no criticism at all and would wholeheartedly recommend this incredible tour to everyone. The Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye are some of the most beautiful places on earth- bucket list places you dont want to miss, and Rabbies is the tour to see them with

Amazing tour and guide

Tina Posted on 09/07/2015

Scotland, in my imagination, bordered on the mythic. When, at last, I set out to explore as much of this land as possible with a Hebridean 6 day tour, I could not have hoped for a better guide than Audrey. Her knowledge and love of this country is colossal her wealth of stories, funny, tragic or supernatural, is super impressive. What I learned of Scotland far exceeds what I could have learned from books as we constantly left the coach to explore places close up. Curveballs were thrown at us, such as a ferry strike which left us on Lewis for an extra night. These were handled with ease and a lot of good cheer. Once we finally arrived on Skye, Audrey arranged for an extra early evening excursion to the Fairy Pools so the passengers would not miss out on anything. All in all, we experienced far more of Scotland than the itinerary dictated. Rabbie’s driver/guides are the soul of the company and the face they present to the world. Audrey epitomizes everything the company promises.

Cultural wealth of Scotland

Cindy Modlin Adams Posted on 03/06/2015

This tour was a great way to travel up to see Ullapool, out to the Islands of Lewis and Harris, and to Portree and Skye especially as I was a solo newby traveler to Scotland. Our bus driver, Stevie, was also the tour guide and a true gem and ambassador for Scotland. He shared his heart and soul and love for all things Scotland from books, movies, music and musicians, tales and legends and of course history and geography of the land. He was a wealth of knowledge and I feel like I have an intimate glimpse of life in Scotlands past and present.

Yet another great tour

joanna malton Posted on 12/04/2015

Just wanted to say a big thank you to Andrew for a great tour of the Outer Hebrides. A job well done yet again

Fantastic time

Catherine West Posted on 09/02/2015

I have been remiss in sending a message to say how much my daughter and I enjoyed our bus tour in August, 2014. Despite the damp weather we had a great time visiting the Highlands, Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye. Bruce was an amusing and informed guide. We enjoyed getting to know the other people on the bus. If we are ever able to return to Scotland, we will certainly take another tour with Rabbie's.

Accommodation

Da dove viene questo tour pernottamento?

Potrete soggiornare una notte in Ullapool, due notti a Stornoway, e due notti in Portree.


Come funziona?

Nel tour non è incluso l’alloggio. Questo significa che puoi chiederci di prenotarti un alloggio di buona qualità nelle strutture locali, oppure puoi trovare un alloggio tu stesso.


Voglio che Rabbie’s prenoti il mio alloggio. Cosa succede ora?

Il tuo alloggio sarà riservato e ti accompagneremo fino alla porta. Il pagamento per l’alloggio dovrà essere versato direttamente alla struttura ospitante, quindi assicurati di avere con te contanti, perché non tutti i bed and breakfast accettano carte di credito.

In base alla disponibilità, non sempre possiamo garantire l’alloggio di tua prima scelta. Ma non devi preoccuparti, in caso di serie difficoltà ti invieremo un’e-mail.


Che cosa succede se voglio cambiare la mia prenotazione dell’alloggio effettuata da Rabbie’s?

I cambi di alloggio non possono essere garantiti e sono soggetti alla relativa disponibilità. Sarà applicata una tariffa minima di modifica pari a £5, fino a un massimo di £20 in base alla durata del tour.


Ho prenotato l’alloggio io stesso. C’è qualcosa che devo fare?

Dovrai avere la conferma della prenotazione per i bed and breakfast e gli alberghi.


Una volta arrivati nelle località di sosta per la notte, ti accompagneremo al tuo alloggio purché sia relativamente centrale.


Quali sono le tipologie di alloggio e quanto costano?

In genere, i nostri alloggi distano non più di 15 minuti a piedi dal centro della città. Ispezioniamo periodicamente le strutture di cui ci serviamo per garantire che i letti siano comodi e che le camere siano pulite. I prezzi riportati qui di seguito sono puramente indicativi.


Bed and Breakfast - standard

I servizi igienici e la doccia sono in comune con una o altre due camere della struttura. Il costo per una camera condivisa è di £30- £35 a persona per notte. Una camera singola standard va da £35 a £60.


Bed & Breakfast - servizi privati

La doccia e i servizi igienici sono privati.

Il costo per una camera condivisa è di £40-£ 50 a persona per notte, mentre il costo per una camera singola è di £55-£65 per notte. Nei periodi di alta stagione, i costi possono arrivare fino a £75-£80 per notte.

A Oban, Portree e Inverness le camere con una splendida vista possono essere più costose. In Irlanda il costo dei bed and breakfast si aggira intorno a €45-€55 a persona per notte.

Hotel

Gli hotel dispongono di un bar o di un ristorante e offrono pasti serali. La colazione viene servita al mattino ed è inclusa nel prezzo. Il costo degli hotel 3* è di £65-£85 a persona per notte. Negli hotel 4* il costo è di £75-£120 a persona per notte.

In Irlanda, il costo degli hotel sarà circa €55-€65 per persona per notte.

Ostelli

Gli ostelli offrono dormitori con 4 fino a 16 letti a castello. Gli asciugamani non sono forniti, ma è possibile noleggiarli. I servizi igienici sono a breve distanza dal dormitorio. La cucina, a disposizione di tutti gli ospiti, è pienamente attrezzata per la preparazione dei propri pasti. Il costo di un ostello è di £11-£18 a notte.

Si può scegliere tra un dormitorio misto (uomini e donne nella stessa stanza) o un dormitorio separato (solo uomini o sole donne). Se hai una preferenza, ti preghiamo di farcelo sapere al momento della prenotazione.


Ho altre domande, a chi posso rivolgermi?

Se hai altre domande, non esitare a contattarci al numero +44 (0) 131 226 3133, o via e-mail all’indirizzo: rooms@rabbies.com.


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