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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

(Tour code: 17OHS)Enjoy the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides on a tour that takes in Stornoway and the Jacobite steam train.


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Tour Highlights
  • The West Highland Line
  • The Jacobite
  • The Outer Hebrides
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Stornoway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Lunches
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1

Arrive in Glasgow

You make your way to your Glasgow hotel today to meet your Tour Manager and fellow guests.

  • Dinner
The West Highland Line
Day 2

The West Highland Line

Today you check out of your hotel and transfer to the train station for your scenic ride through the Highlands on the West Highland Line to Oban.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • West Highland Line
The Jacobite
Day 3

The Jacobite steam train

You take the famous Jacobite steam train today, from Fort William to Mallaig. Followed by free time in Mallaig before moving on to the Glenfinnan Monument.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Jacobite Steam Train
  • Glenfinnan Monument
Day 4

To the Outer Hebrides

Take the coach to from Oban to Uig today and then the scenic drive through Skye before taking the ferry to Tarbert. Finally you travel to Stornoway by coach.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Butt of Lewis
Day 5

Isle of Lewis

You depart Stornoway by coach and drive north to see the Butt of Lewis and the Port of Ness. You then return south to Barvas visiting the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village* and the Callanish Standing Stones. You enjoy lunch at the Doune Braes Hotel before taking a scenic tour of the Uig District of Lewis.


*Please note, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village is not open on Sundays. For departures that visit the village on Sunday, local facilities, such as shops, may not be available. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Butt of Lewis
  • Port of Ness
  • Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
  • Callanish Standing Stones
Day 6


This morning you explore Stornoway on a sightseeing tour with a local guide before crossing to Ullapool.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Tour of Stornoway
Day 7

To Edinburgh

Today travel from Ullapool to Inverness by coach before you continue to Edinburgh by rail.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Tour Group
Day 8

Departure Day

Following breakfast you are free to depart at your leisure.

  • Breakfast

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