Hiking Scotland’s Western Isles (land tour)

Dates: Sunday, August 16, 2015 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015 (11 days)
Tour Leader: Mary MacLeod Rivett

The blackhouse village of Gearrannan, Isle of Lewis. Image by © AAWH

This unique tour is more active than our usual land tours and features daily hikes that are easy to moderate in difficulty. We travel from the Isle of Mull in the south, along the western edge of highland Scotland to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), sometimes along the mainland coast, but more often across incomparably beautiful – and fascinating – islands. To fully enjoy and visit all the sites on this itinerary one should be in good physical condition (and, obviously, enjoy hiking!).
This is the perfect opportunity to explore all that the western Highlands and Islands of Scotland have to offer: prehistoric stone circles, burial cairns, and settlements; quaint villages; Gaelic culture; and remarkable wildlife—all amidst dramatic land- and seascapes. This will be Scotland seen slowly, with time for in-depth exploration at each site and a maximum of 15 travelers.


Main Tour Pricing: TBA per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: TBA

 

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Itinerary

Sunday, August 16, 2015 - Depart Home
Tuesday, August 18 – Isle of Mull: Tobermory: Dun Ara and standing stones | Duart Castle
Wednesday, August 19 - Isle of Mull | Isles of Staffa and Iona | Isle of Mull 
Thursday, August 20 - Isle of Mull | Isle of Skye
Friday, August 21 - Isle of Skye: High Pasture Cave and Cuillin mountains
Saturday, August 22 - Isle of Skye: Talisker Distillery, Dun Beag, Oronsay | Isle of Harris
Sunday, August 23 - Isle of Harris
Monday, August 24 – Isle of Harris | North Uist | Isle of Harris
Tuesday, August 25 - Isle of Harris | Isle of Lewis: Callanish, Dun Carloway, Gearrannan | Isle of Harris
Wednesday, August 26 - Isle of Harris | Glasgow | Fly Home

If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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