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Car-Free Outer Hebrides

You'll see plenty of sheep on the mystical landscape of the Uists

Best Time To Go

May to September

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You'll see plenty of sheep on the mystical landscape of the Uists

Car-Free Outer Hebrides

Best Time To Go

May to September

Why not...

add a stay on the Isle of Skye?

Prices From


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Travel from bonnie Barra, through the haunting landscape of the Uists, then explore the famous beaches and sites of Harris and Lewis.

Bring yourself closer than ever to the spirit of the enchanted Outer Hebrides by traversing their 130-mile length via ferry, bus and private transfer, with friendly local guides helping bring the islands, their wildlife, landscapes and coastlines to life along the way. Leave the car at home and discover a gentler way to go Scottish island hopping!

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Day One – Begin Your Outer Hebrides Holiday by Crossing the Sea to Barra

Day Two – A Private Guided Tour of Barra

Day Three – Across the Sound of Barra to Eriskay and Onwards to North Uist

Day Four – Exploring the Uists

Day Five – Crossing the Sound to Harris

Day Six – A Day at Leisure to Relax or Explore

Day Seven – A Private Guided Tour of Harris and Onward to Lewis

Day Eight – Return by Plane to Glasgow and Onward Journey Home

Sustainable Travel

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around Scotland – in this case, the Outer Hebrides – without the need to drive. We’ve incorporated bus trips where possible, though the service is infrequent, so often you will be transferred by local taxi. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally owned hotel accommodation and local guides wherever possible on this holiday.


This multi-centre holiday covers the islands of Barra, the Uists, Harris and Lewis. It includes travel from Glasgow to Barra by train and ferry and back from Lewis to Glasgow by plane.


£1825 per person in April & October, £1925 per person from May to September.

Price is based on two people sharing and includes seven nights B&B accommodation in double/twin en-suite rooms in small, family-run hotels and guest houses. This price also includes rail travel from Glasgow to Oban, ferry crossings and transfers as described, private tours on Barra, the Uists and on Harris/Lewis,  and the flight from Stornoway back to Glasgow. If you prefer not to fly at all, we can arrange for you to travel by ferry and coach to Inverness at the end of the trip then onwards by train.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

As this trip is car-free and self-guided, we recommend packing lightly, with one manageable main piece of luggage per person.

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Car-Free Outer Hebrides

This holiday can be arranged from April until the middle of October.

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