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6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Overview

Witness the hypnotic beauty of Scotland’s northern islands on a 6-day tour of the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye from Edinburgh. With a friendly guide, journey through far-flung islands spotted with white-sand beaches and jagged peaks. Savor panoramic views from towering cliffs, and visit charming villages and landmarks like the Callanish Stone, Dunvegan Castle, and Glendale Castle. Five evenings in 3-star accommodation and daily breakfasts included.
  • 6-day tour of the Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye from Edinburgh
  • Visit both the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris while in the Outer Hebrides
  • Travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
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Transport by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes minicoach
Driver/guide
Round-trip ferry transport to the Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye
5 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
Meals and refreshments
Admission fees
Gratuities

Departure Point

Edinburgh EH1 3DQ, UK

Gate J and Gate K, Edinburgh Bus Station, St. Andrew Square, EH2 2AD

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your 6-day excursion of Scotland’s breathtaking Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye begins in Edinburgh, where you meet your guide and board a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach. Set off in the morning through the rugged Highlands to Scotland's western coast.

During the next days, travel by minibus and ferry, island hopping and soaking up stunning vistas. Experience the region’s greatest treasures, from historic landmarks like the blackhouse at Arnol, Dun Carloway Broch, and the Callanish Stones to picturesque beaches and craggy peaks rising into the clouds. Spend your days touring in a small group and your evenings independently exploring Ullapool, Stornaway and Portree.

Your tour includes round-trip transport, five nights stay in a 3-star hotel or guesthouse and daily breakfasts. All other meals and fees are at own expense.
Itinerary
Rabbie's
Check in at least 15 mins in advance at Gate J & K, Edinburgh Bus Station and meet with your driver guide for this tour.
Admission Ticket Free
Dunkeld Cathedral
Your first stop of the day is in the village of Dunkeld. You get time here to stretch your legs and admire the cathedral’s unusual mixture of architectural styles.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The House of Bruar
Lunch stop for approx. 1h - location stop may change and is subject to group's interests and tour. Optional walk to Falls of Bruar.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Ullapool.
Meals:
  Not Included
Stornoway Harbour
First on the agenda today is a ferry journey across the sea. This two and a half-hour boat trip takes you through the Summer Isles to Stornoway, the main town of the Western Isles. But don’t spend your time snoozing and reading as you sail across the ocean; because if you look out to sea, you may spot dolphins and whales. Once you’ve arrived on Lewis and Harris, you head to the North West coast. Your driver-guide will make the most of what weather you’ve been blessed with and take you through traditional crofting towns and seaside ports.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
Short walk from lighthouse up to viewpoint; from the light house here there’s nothing but fishes and water between you and America.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Stornoway.
Meals:
  Not Included
Callanish Standing Stones
This mysterious monument is even older than Stonehenge. This prehistoric sight still mystifies archeologists today.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Stornoway.
Meals:
  Not Included
Luskentyre
Walk along this phenomenal beach and feel like you’re in the Scottish Maldives.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Portree Harbour
Your adventure continues on a ferry over the ocean to Portree, the largest town in Skye and your base for the next two evenings.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Portree.
Meals:
  Not Included
Kilt Rock
You may travel to the Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk, venture to Kilt Rock and see a gigantic waterfall, or take a boat trip to the lesser-known Loch Coruisk.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Portree.
Meals:
  Not Included
Eilean Donan Castle
An iconic and gorgeous 13th century castle that once warded off Viking invasions.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
  Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour timings are for reference only and may change (subject to group's interests).
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/family). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Family rooms are limited and may be available on request. Maximum of 2 Adults and 1 child in one room. Family rooms for 2 adults and 2 children are not available
  • Passengers are allowed to carry 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Arnol Blackhouse – due to Covid19 restrictions, the visit to Arnol Blackhouse will be a photo stop only, no internal visit of the house is available at this time until it reopens.
  • Eilean Donan Castle - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rabbies Trail Burners

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:The tour departs from the Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.
Jun 2021
Q:
Is parking available near the departure point for the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:Parking can be difficult to find in the center of town. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the excellent public transportation that is available.
Jun 2021
Q:
How early should I arrive for the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:Check-in closes 15 minutes before your departure time. The tour departs on time, so please do not arrive late.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring luggage with me on the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:You may bring up to 20kg (44lbs) of luggage per person. This may consist of a small bag for onboard personal items and a larger suitcase or rucksack.
Jun 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Bring your camera and spending money for lunch, optional admission tickets, etc.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are admission fees included in the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:No. You pay for access to sites such as castles and museums as you arrive. Most of these locations accept both cash and card.
Jun 2021
Q:
What type of vehicle is used during the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:The tour is conducted in a 16 seat Mercedes Mini-coach. There are three steps up into the coach – each 150mm in height. There are grab handles on both sides, the step edges are clearly marked and the treads are non-slip.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring a wheelchair on the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:The bus is not wheelchair accessible, however, there is storage available for a folding wheelchair or walking frame. Guests must be able to get on/off the bus on their own or with the assistance of a companion as guides cannot assist physically.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are restrooms available on the bus during the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:There are no restrooms on board the bus, however, the group does make regular breaks to use the restroom during the tour.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I bring my small child with me on the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:All guests must be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour. If your child is 5 or older, but under 1.35m (4.4 ft.) tall, please notate this in the "Special Requirements" box so a booster seat can be arranged.
Jun 2021
Q:
Where will we be staying during the 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour?
A:You stay one night in Ullapool, two nights in Stornoway, and two nights in Portree.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 6-Day Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh.

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star-5
Wonderful Tour!
Relax27498
, Oct 2019
A very nice tour to the Outer Hebrides and Skye with Rabbie's Trail Blazers. The coach was very comfortable, accommodations were excellent. Our tour guide, George Stuart {sp} was very congenial and knowledgable. He was more helpful than average, which I appreciated. He narrated many Scottish history stories and legends, that we enjoyed, and appreciated. The touring included sights we could not have seen without such an expert guide, and coach driver.
star-5
Fantastic Adventure!
Patricia L
, Sep 2019
George kept us entertained with historical facts, stories, and music while we rode in the van. Everything I saw and experienced was more than I expected. I appreciated the comfort stops and opportunities to explore and take pictures. Thank you George!
star-4
6-day outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye
Marvonne A
, Jun 2019
There were only 4 people in the group so our guide did some improvising which was great. I wish he would have told us more stories. I paid for a hotel/guest house but ended up staying two night s in a B&B. Don't know what happened there.
star-5
Amazing tour with Stevie
Brenda J
, May 2019
I cannot say how much I enjoyed this tour. I would definitely book with Rabbies again. What the company contributed to the trip was the quality of rooms booked. I was travelling as a single female and very often had ended up in lousy rooms. I knew we would be using 3 star hotels but each one had some thing to offer. The first two had outstanding views and beds were comfortable. The third one in Dkye was tiny but had the most amazing restaurant that went out of it way to make sure I had a reservation...a huge deal in Portree! You need reservations on Skye! The best part of our tour was our driver. He knew the area inside and out and more importantly he knew the quieter times to visit sites. As well he took us to the best viewing points. He was full of stories, very engaging and has lots to say about Oder now Scotland. I enjoyed the trip so much because of him. He loves his country!
star-5
A comprehensive tour and history of...
John M
, Nov 2017
A comprehensive tour and history of a fascinating part of the world. Our guide was very knowledgable, the program well planned and the experience excellent
star-5
A wonderful experience, James our...
ottawadenhams
, Jun 2016
A wonderful experience, James our guide was a superb story teller, thoughtful, knowledgeable and efficient. Everything was well organized but sufficiently flexible to never feel rushed.
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Svenska resenärer
GMW20192019
, Jul 2019
En underbar resa med Rabbies. En kunnig och trevlig guide (och rolig), David. Som tog oss till fantastiska ställen på dessa natursköna öar. Skapade mersmak, vill gärna återvända. Bra organiserat och säker körning.

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