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  2. Scottish Highlands
  3. Inverness
  4. Calanais Standing Stones

Lewis, Harris, and Outer Hebrides Tour from Inverness

Product ID: 188424
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Over three days, discover fine woven materials, white sandy beaches, and mystifying monuments. Lewis, Harris, and the Outer Hebrides contain some of Scotland’s most sensational sights.
About this activity
Duration 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the distinct landscapes of the biggest island in Scotland of Lewis and Harris
  • See the mysterious standing stones of Callanish standing stones
  • Walk on the white sands of Luskentyre
  • Visit the ancient highland home of Arnol Blackhouse
Full description
Day one:
Depart early from Inverness and head north-west to Ullapool to catch the ferry. This stunning sea-trip takes you along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles, and out to Stornoway, which is the capital of the Outer Hebrides. But don’t let the waves rock you to sleep because if you keep a look out you might spot a dolphin or a whale. Once you have arrived on Lewis, your first stop is the ancient past. Travel to the North West of the island to visit the blackhouse at Arnol. Dive into this traditional abode and discover how the Highland crofting families lived their day-to-day lives. After this, go through more crofting communities and venture to the northernmost tip of the island, the Butt of Lewis. The lighthouse here boasts epic views of waves crashing against sea cliffs. Head back to Stornoway for your overnight stay. 

Day two:
Head south to Harris, where the first thing that you notice are the mountains. As you weave through the towering marvels, your guide will tell you about the traditions and tales from this part of Scotland. After you have had your fill of unspoilt beaches and landscapes, make stop in one of the very few towns, the small port of Leverburgh, for lunch. Now it is time for one of the great Hebridean highlights, Luskentyre beach. On a good day, the sea turns turquoise and the sands look pristine white. After enjoying all these natural wonders, it is time to head back to Stornoway and perhaps try the famous black pudding for dinner. 

Day three:
On your last day, delve back to the ancient past. Venture to the far west of Lewis to the parish of Uig, an area of outstanding natural beauty. More than 800 years ago, the Vikings lived here and left behind an icon of Scotland, the Lewis Chessmen. Then, visit the anticipated Callanish standing stones. These 5,000-year-old megaliths are said to be petrified giants who would not convert to Christianity. You may not believe this myth but you will still find this site to be magnificent. After lunch in Stornoway, cross back to the mainland and return to Inverness in the evening.
Includes
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation on a top of the range mini-coach
  • Storytelling from a professional driver-guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour operates with a maximum of 16 passengers for a more intimate and personalized service
• The minimum age to join the tour is 5 years old
• Choose from a selection of small locally owned guesthouses and bed and breakfasts for accommodation where all rooms are en-suite
• For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option
• For two or more people traveling together please choose the twin room shared option
• You're restricted to 14 kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
• Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for country walks
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Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Product ID: 188424