2019 Hebridean Islands Discovery

2019 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. Arrive in style on the stunning West Highland line and pause on your journey home in beautiful Speyside on a grand tour of the Highlands and Hebrides.

8 Days From Only £1149

 

DEPARTS

Saturday 27 April 2019

Saturday 22 June 2019

Saturday 28 September 2019

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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

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

  • Visit Oban and its famous distillery

  • 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

  • Soar up Cairngorm on the famous funicular

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Arriving in Tyndrum, we spend our first two nights in the Highlands at the welcoming Ben Doran Hotel.

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DAY 2

Lochs, glens and islands await today, as we explore the western branch of the West Highland Line, a contrast of quintessential Highland lochs and glens. Reaching Oban, we enjoy free time and an included visit to the Oban Distillery, with tour and 'wee dram'. Returning from Oban, we journey past Loch Etive and the appropriately named Loch Awe, before relaxing in our hotel.

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DAY 3

One of the world's great rail adventures - the stunningly picturesque and romantic 'rail journey to the isles' takes us 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, heading through Skye to our hotel.

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DAY 4

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 5

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 6

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 7

We depart the Hebrides, crossing to Ullapool for the spectacular journey over the Highlands to Grantown on Spey, soaring high up into the Cairngorms this afternoon on the Cairngorm Funicular Railway.

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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

Ben Doran Hotel, Tyndrum

A hotel conveniently situated for Tyndrum’s stations and our excursion to Oban.

Dunollie Hotel, Isle of Skye

Set by the waterside of Broadford Bay on the Isle of Skye and in the foothills that lead to the mighty Cuillin mountains. Please note that the September departure stays at the King’s Arms Hotel in Kyleakin

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. Please note that the June departure stays at the Caladh Inn, the Cabarfeidh’s 3* sister hotel.

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: Depart Euston, Return King’s Cross

£1,430

£1,300

-£20

Greater London

£1,475

£1,325

-£25

South of England

£1,485

£1,335

-£25

East Anglia

£1,495

£1,340

-£25

South West

£1,515

£1,360

-£30

Heart of England

£1,420

£1,295

-£20

Midlands

£1,390

£1,280

-£20

Yorkshire

£1,340

£1,260

-£15

North East

£1,310

£1,240

-£15

North West

£1,350

£1,250

-£15

South Wales

£1,450

£1,315

-£25

North Wales

£1,395

£1,280

-£20

Scotland

£1,235

£1,195

-£10



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £1149

 

JUNE Departure Supplement £50

SEPTEMBER Departure Supplement £50

 

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

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