2018 Hebridean Islands Discovery

2018 Hebridean Islands Discovery

Island hop from Skye to Uist and from Harris to Lewis on this magical tour of the Hebridean islands. Every day is different as each sublime, rugged and breathtaking landscape unfolds before you.

8 Days From Only £1059

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 22 April 2018

Sunday 17 June 2018

Saturday 29 September 2018

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise betwixt the Isles amidst dream-like seascapes; look out for whales, dolphins & sea eagles

  • West Highland Railway journey – one of the best in the world

  • The romantic ‘rail route to the Isles’

  • Naturalist’s paradise of birds & wildlife of the BBC TV series "Islands on the Edge"

  • Discover Hebrides ancient history spanning back 5000 years

  • Uists’ white shell beaches & freshwater lochs

  • Sample the traditional island lifestyle

  • Magnificent Highlands scenery, Ullapool to Speyside

  • Sample Speyside whisky on a distillery tour

  • Enjoy heritage rail on the Strathspey Railway

  • Soar up Cairngorm on the famous funicular

DAY 1

Arriving in Glasgow, we spend our first night at the Jury's Inn.

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DAY 2

One of the world's great rail adventures - the stunningly picturesque and romantic 'rail journey to the isles' takes us alongside Garloch, Loch Long and Loch Lomond and over Rannoch Moor to Fort William. Our journey continues across 'Harry Potter' famed Glenfinnan Viaduct where the Highlander Monument stands at the head of lovely Loch Shiel, then around Loch Eilt before reaching the Atlantic coastline at Mallaig. Stroll around the small town and harbour, then board the Isle of Skye ferry, crossing the heavenly southern peninsula, "the garden of Skye", en route to the Kings Arms in Kyleakin.

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DAY 3

We travel the shores of Loch Snizort to Uig for the ferry cruise to North Uist. A tour of Benbecula and South Uist passing numerous lochans and beautiful beaches arrives at our hotel for a relaxing evening in a tranquil location.

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DAY 4

We cruise to the Isle of Harris and Lewis; a rugged landscape of moorland, deep-sea lochs, mountains and a proud history. With an expert local guide we explore Harris before continuing northwards to Lewis and the capital Stornoway.

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DAY 5

Experience the dramatic landscape of Lewis on a full day tour in the company of our island guide, including the impressive standing stones of Callanish, a traditional thatched blackhouse settlement, and the ancient broch at Carloway.

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DAY 6

Explore Stornoway, its harbour and eclectic architecture before we depart the Hebrides, crossing to Ullapool for the spectacular journey over the Highlands to Grantown on Spey.

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DAY 7

A day touring Speyside features a journey on the Strathspey Railway from Boat of Garten to Aviemore, before we soar high up into the Cairngorms on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway. Our day concludes with a traditional Speyside 'wee dram' at the Cragganmore Distillery. Good health!

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DAY 8

If travelling by train enjoy a glorious rail journey past the Cairngorms and southwards through Pitlochry to Edinburgh and homeward destinations.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTELS

Jury’s Inn, Glasgow

A modern hotel situated close to the Clyde, Glasgow’s stations and other attractions.

Kings Arms Hotel, Isle of Skye

The Kings Arms dates back to the 1600s, retaining many original features.

Dark Island, Benbecula

Spectacularly located amidst cornfields, leading to miles of golden sands.

Caberfeidh, Stornoway

Considered the best hotel in Stornoway, the restaurant specialises in locally produced and sourced cuisine.

Craiglynne Hotel, Grantown on Spey

Set within its own grounds and less than five minutes’ walk into the town centre, a traditional Highland hotel surrounded by mountain scenery.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£1,405

£1,235

-£20

Greater London

£1,445

£1,260

-£25

South of England

£1,465

£1,275

-£25

East Anglia

£1,475

£1,280

-£25

South West

£1,545

£1,335

-£30

Heart of England

£1,415

£1,250

-£20

Midlands

£1,380

£1,240

-£20

Yorkshire

£1,325

£1,210

-£15

North East

£1,285

£1,185

-£15

North West

£1,320

£1,195

-£15

South Wales

£1,445

£1,275

-£25

North Wales

£1,380

£1,235

-£20

Scotland

£1,135

£1,110

-£10



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £1059

 

JUNE Departure Supplement £130

 

SEPTEMBER Departure Supplement £70

 

Single Room Supplement £190

 

7 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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