An untouched Scotland still exists today, and it has unlimited powers of seduction. Amongst this chain of islands in the north west of Scotland you will be taken to the most remote, authentic parts of the land.
There is a strong Gaelic influence in the islands, however the Viking heritage is even more present throughout the culture and language.
In the spectacular “Isle of mist”, Skye, belonging to the Inner Hebrides, a barrier of mountains emerges from the sea. Climbers have been fascinated here since the Victorian era. Behind Scotland’s window out to the Atlantic, lie the Outer Hebrides.
Callanish standing stones, iron age forts, numerous archeological remains and typical black houses are all dotted around the island. They come together with kilometers of virgin beaches, turquoise waters, peat moorlands, machair plains, and some of the world’s oldest rocks.
Nature’s elements sculpted a masterpiece. We call this masterpiece the Hebrides. We admire all of this in our tour designed for the lovers of great adventures!
We stop where you want! In addition to the programmed stops, we will also pull over (if possible) where you like so you can get the best photos! We don’t follow a strict itinerary with fixed stops.
Our philosophy revolves around personalized tourism. For this reason, we only do small group tours which are necessary to experience the solitude and magic the landscapes offer.
From 21 to 27 July 2020 (both days included)
We cross Scotland towards the west, leaving Stirling and its dominating castle behind us. We enter through Callander, and head up to the Highlands and Glencoe. Then, it is time to head even further west, passing through dramatic landscapes filled with mountains and lochs.
Our last stop is the iconic Eilean Donan castle, sitting right where 3 waters meet. Highlander and many other movies were also filmed here.
You spend the night in a picturesque fishing village, Plockton, or nearby, depending on availability.
Before heading over to the Outer Hebrides, we spend almost all day in the extraordinary Isle of Skye.
You can do 2 short walks: one to the Fairy pools and another to a lighthouse by the most westerly cliffs (Neist Point)
The magic doesn’t stop here. We then drive you to the hidden and fascinating fairy glen.
We end our day after taking the Ferry from Uig to Lochmaddy.
Spend 2 nights in North Uist, either in Solas or Lochmaddy, depending on availability.
Today we have the incredible sensation of travelling right at the edge of the world. We make several stops around the island and do some short walks. This place is a paradise for nature lovers; its landscapes dominated by the surrounding water.
Migrating birds, archeological remains, infinite virgin beaches with dunes and machair, and sheer tranquility are some of the privileges awaiting us today.
Take the ferry from Berneray and admire the beauty of the small islands as we sail through to Harris. You can’t miss the gannets diving from great heights into the sea to capture their prey.
In the south of Harris, you visit Rodel and St Clements church, an incredible 16th century building. Finally, a seaside walks amongst the megalithic ruins in Rubh’an Teampuil and Horgabost.
Sleep in the capital of the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway or Butt of Lewis for 2 nights, depending on availability.
There’s no better start to the day than a full Scottish breakfast, complete with Stornoway black pudding, to get us ready for the intensity of what’s awaiting us.
Callanish standing stones are a fascinating footprint of our prehistoric ancestors and are a symbol of Scotland today. Go on another short walk to discover a Viking mill in Breasclete and Scotland’s Celtic origins at Dun Carloway broch. All this accompanied by a backdrop of rocky hills dotted with infinite lochans. This is one of the geological treasures of our country.
You have time left to wander the streets of the capital, shop for some handicrafts or traditional Harris tweed.
This morning, go on the North Harris Eagle walk: a striking walk amongst rocky hills and home to several pairs of golden eagles.
After lunch, we take the ferry from Tarbert back over to Skye.
Thought you’d seen it all? Today admire the dramatic beauty of Troternish peninsula.
A well-deserved rest then awaits you in the charming capital, Portree where we spend the night.
Today we take a short ferry from Skye over to the fishing village of Mallaig, one of Scotland’s seafood capitals. From here over to Fort William we pass through the most romantic landscapes in all of Scotland, full of glens, lochs and different shades of green. The most impressive of these glens in Glenfinnan. Glenfinnan is historically important for its role during the Jacobite wars, and today has been made even more famous because of its bridge and steam train which appear in Harry Potter.
After lunch its back to where it all started, Edinburgh.
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