Guided Tours of Scotland
A Hebrides Tour is an island hopping trip Scottish style! It allows you to explore Scotland's Western Isles at your own pace, a chance to discover world class beaches, the freshest seafood and perhaps meet some of the local marine life. These islands are as rich in history as they are in the variety of landscapes, from the peaks of the Cuillin Mountains on Skye to the flat windswept beaches of Tiree, the Vikings and the Celts have shaped the culture of the Hebridean archipelago. If you enjoy unspoilt places with a real 'edge of the world' feel you will love a Hebrides Tour.
There are so many islands that there are endless permutations of itinerary options. A grand tour which would take in all of the main islands from the Southern Hebrides to the Outer Hebrides would look something like this:
Glasgow/Edinburgh - Kennacraig - Islay/Jura - Colonsay - Oban - Mull - Iona - Mull - Oban - Tiree - Barra - Uist - Harris/Lewis - Skye - (Orkney - Shetland) - Glasgow/Edinburgh
A trip of this length would require 7 to 12 (9-14 days if including Orkney and Shetland Isles) days to ensure an un-rushed tour with time to visit some of the more out of the way places.
For those looking for a unique whisky tour it would be easy to incorporate visits to Islay, Highland and Island distilleries such as Laphroaig, Jura, Talisker, Oban and Highland Park to create a combined island hopping and whisky tour.
Of course I can tailor make an island tour for you from anything from one day (eg. Arran or Isle of Bute day trip), two/three days (eg. Islay/Jura, Mull, Skye) or a multi-day tour (eg. Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland) or as many island as you can fit into two or three weeks - my record, so far, in one trip is 17 islands!
Email me at [email protected] to discuss your Scottish island hopping tour requirements.
*as of 2016, the Scottish Government have reduced fares on all Caledonian MacBrayne ferry routes (to the Hebrides and Clyde Coast islands) meaning that it is cheap
er than ever to visit the Scottish archipelagos.