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Fly-drive through the Western Isles

Calanais Standing Stones on Lewis

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. Avoid the crowds with a spring or autumn break.

Why not...

pre-book a day with a local wildlife guide in search of otters?

Prices From

£1855

No of Nights

9
Fly-Drive
Fly-Drive

Calanais Standing Stones on Lewis

Fly-drive through the Western Isles

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. Avoid the crowds with a spring or autumn break.

Why not...

pre-book a day with a local wildlife guide in search of otters?

Prices From

£1855

No of Nights

9

Land on the sand on Barra and meander from the bottom to the top of the Western Isles, including the Isle of Skye.

*As featured in The Sunday Times Travel September 2016 edition – “Island Fling” by Andrew Eames.*

This bespoke fly-drive holiday through the Western Isles allows for a relaxed voyage to discover the remote and enchanting archipelago of the Outer Hebrides. Fly to Barra from Glasgow, landing on its famed seashore runway, and journey north through the Uists, over the sea to Skye, concluding with a stay on Harris and Lewis before flying back to Glasgow or Edinburgh at the end of your Scottish island adventure.

With flight times of just over an hour each way and with one-way car hire included, these faraway isles have never been more accessible.

We also offer this holiday with a slightly different route as a self-drive holiday, travelling by car and ferry.

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Days One & Two – Isle of Barra

Days Three & Four – North Uist

Days Five & Six – Isle of Skye

Days Seven & Eight – Harris

Day Nine – Lewis

Day Ten – Return Home

Return your hire car in Stornoway and catch your return flight to Glasgow, with other options to Edinburgh, for onward connections.

Location

Island-hop through the contrasting isles of the Outer Hebrides, from Barra, through the Uists to Skye, then back to Harris and Lewis with flights from Glasgow. There are also options between Edinburgh and Stornoway and some connecting services available from Southampton, Birmingham, Belfast & Gatwick.


Pricing

£1855 per person for March, April & October, £1925 per person for May to September.

Price is based on two adults sharing a double or twin room for nine nights on a bed & breakfast basis. It also includes 10 days car hire (small manual with one driver) and ferry travel through the islands for car and passengers, as well as flights from Glasgow to Barra and from Stornoway to Glasgow. Edinburgh and Inverness also connect with Stornoway.

*Please note: this holiday is not possible from 5th October in 2022, due to the closure of Uig ferry port.

Automatic transmission cars can be arranged given advance notice for a supplement of £10 per day.

Please note that due to conditions imposed on our supplier by insurance companies, the maximum age for a UK licensed driver on this holiday is 79, and 75 for a driver from overseas. 

A day trip to St. Kilda can be added on for an additional cost of £220 per person. As travel to St. Kilda is weather dependent, the exact day of departure may be subject to late change. If the trip does not run a refund of the excursion fare will be made. Please enquire for more details.

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.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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Fly-drive through the Western Isles

This holiday can be arranged from March to October.

*Please note: this holiday is not possible from 5th October in 2022, due to the closure of Uig ferry port. 

This holiday may also be offered in reverse order on certain dates, subject to availability. In this instance you can fly to Stornoway (Lewis) from Glasgow or Edinburgh to begin your travels. Your first stay will be on Lewis, followed by Harris, over the sea to Skye, down though the Uists before completing your expedition on the tiny island of Barra. You can then take off from the beach runway and return by flight to Glasgow.

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