5 Day Outer Hebrides Private Tour
Discover the 'Islands on the Edge' with a five day Outer Hebrides tour from Inverness exploring the stunning landscapes, dramatic coastlines and the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of Lewis, Harris, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay.
Day 1 – An early start from Inverness to the coastal village of Ullapool where we board the ferry for a 2¾ hour journey across the Minch to the Isle of Lewis (my native island) and its main town of Stornoway. From there we spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Neolithic Calanais Standing Stones, the 2000 year old Dun Carloway Broch and a traditional Hebridean blackhouse. We finish the day at the beautiful beach at Dalbeg before our return to Stornoway for our overnight stay.
Day 2 – Departing from Stornoway we head south through the Isle of Harris towards Rodel to explore the beautiful medieval St Clement’s church before the early afternoon takes us from Leverburgh on a 1 hour ferry journey to the Isle of Berneray. It is then just a short drive to our overnight stay in Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist.
Day 3 – A full day to explore the southern islands, begins with a scenic drive around North Uist, including visits to Trinity Temple ruins. We then tour through Benbecula to South Uist, with stops at Howmore and Kildonan. We end the day in the Isle of Eriskay with its stunning views across to Barra, before returning back to Lochmaddy for our overnight stay.
Day 4 – After time to explore the beautiful scenery of the Isle of Berneray we take the mid-morning sailing back to the Isle of Harris. Our return north along the Atlantic coastline of Harris includes an afternoon visit to the stunning beach at Nisabost along with a visit to Tarbert before our arrival in Stornoway for our overnight stop.
Day 5 – We spend our last morning in the Outer Hebrides at the Butt of Lewis (the most northerly point in the Hebrides) for the dramatic views of the cliffs and Atlantic sea. We return to Stornoway where we explore Museum nan Eilean in Lews Castle and visit their collection of Lewis Chessmen. The early afternoon ferry takes us back to Ullapool and then it is a final drive through wonderful Highland scenery to Inverness.
Private Tour Price (per tour)
May to September: £3550
Depart Inverness 7.30am