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Calanais Standing Stones

Spend a While on the Isles of Harris & Lewis Experience the Outer Hebrides on our popular tour exploring the west coast and islands. Marvel at the magnificent scenery of the Isle of Skye before crossing over to the magical islands of Harris & Lewis, steeped in Neolithic history, then weaving our way through the Cairngorms to finish in picture-postcard Pitlochry. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our first hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 The Isle of Skye This morning we set off for the islands passing Eilean Donan Castle on the way, one of the most recognisable castles in Scotland. After crossing the Skye Bridge we make our way up this famous island to Portree and then onto Uig, where we catch the afternoon ferry to Tarbert on Harris. On arrival, we make our way to our second hotel, the Caladh Inn. Day 3 Calanais Stones & Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Today begins with a visit to the Calanais Visitor Centre and the extraordinary 5,000 year old Calanais Standing Stones, one of the best preserved megalithic sites in the whole of Scotland and predating the famous Stonehenge monument. Our day continues with a visit to the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village where we step back in time to experience the way of life in a typical crofting township of the 19th century. As we return to our hotel, we may wish to make a quick pitstop at the Norse Mill and Kiln, two traditionally constructed and thatched stone buildings set into a small river valley, used as a mill and kiln until the 1930s. Day 4 Scenic Tour of Harris & Lewis Today we join our coach and embark on a relaxing tour of the islands of Harris and Lewis, steeped in history and culture stretching back thousands of years. Our day begins by travelling south to Tarbert and the Isle of Scalpay, which has a population of 300 and is a compact 2.5 square miles in total. The island is connected to Harris via a single track bridge and is a popular spot for fishing, diving and walking. This afternoon we head north to the Port of Ness, a picturesque fishing village with the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse marking the most northerly point on the mainland of the Isle of Lewis. Day 5 Stornoway & Travel to Ullapool We spend some time at leisure relaxing this morning in Stornoway, before heading to the ferry terminal to board our afternoon ferry to Ullapool . On arrival, we make the journey south again via Inverness to our home for the next two nights in Pitlochry. We arrive at our hotel in time for a late dinner. Day 6 Pitlochry Driver’s Day Off Relax in your hotel and enjoy exploring the picture-postcard town of Pitlochry. Popular for over 150 years as a holiday destination, the town boasts Queen Victoria as one of its original visitors. Enjoy a stroll along Main Street in this charming resort with many attractive shops, bars and tearooms. Day 7 Departure After breakfast, we begin our journey home. Please note, this island tour relies heavily on Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services. In the event that a sailing is cancelled or delayed, be aware that itineraries will have to be adapted; sometimes at very short notice.

Eilean Donan Castle

Loch na Cairidh, Isle of Scalpay

Alexandra Hotel (or similar) Fort William, Inverness-shire

The 3 star Alexandra hotel provides traditional Scottish hospitality and is located in the heart of the popular tourist destination of Fort William. All 93 bedrooms are comfortable and homely in style. There is a spacious restaurant, a traditional bar decorated in Scottish fabrics and a cosy lounge. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Night 1

Caladh Inn Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

See page 14 for full hotel description

Nights 2, 3 & 4

Please note, some departures will use the Cabarfeidh Hotel on Nights 2, 3 & 4 – contact us for information.

Fisher’s Hotel Pitlochry, Perthshire Plus

See page 11 for full hotel description

Nights 5 & 6

6 Nights Half Board Twin from £799pp Single Supplement from £134 Inclusions 1 Night Half Board at Alexandra Hotel • Porterage • Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner • One way ferry Uig - Tarbert 3 Nights Half Board at Caladh Inn • Porterage

• Entrance to Calanais Visitor Centre • Entrance to the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village • One way ferry Stornoway - Ullapool 2 Nights Half Board at Fisher’s Hotel • Porterage • Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner

• Choice of buffet/carvery • Tea/coffee after dinner

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