Hiking Scotland's Inner and Outer Hebrides (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

Western Scotland’s Inner and Outer Hebrides are ideal for a hiking adventure: monuments that span millennia dot the sea-sculpted archipelago, among spectacular cliffs and fjords. Explore with archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett, and no more than fifteen travelers, a fascinating array of standing stones and burial cairns, Iron Age forts, medieval castles, and remote villages. Local ferries take you between islands, including Arran, Staffa, Iona, Mull, Skye, Harris, and Lewis, where highlights include the prehistoric ruins on Machrie Moor and the standing stones of Callanish; Iron Age Dun Carloway; Dunadd hill fort; Skipness and Duart Castles; Iona’s monastery of St. Columba; and unforgettable natural wonders such as Fingal’s Cave.

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



*NOTE* Sample abbreviated Itinerary from 2014. The 2015 trip is still in the planning process.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - DEPART HOME
Friday, June 27 - Glasgow, SCOTLAND | Brodick, Isle of Arran
Saturday, June 28 - Isle of Arran: Machrie Moor | King’s Cave 
Sunday, June 29 - Isle of Arran: Giants’ Graves | Holy Isle
Monday, June 30 - Isle of Arran | Claonaig, Kintyre | Skipness Castle | Crinan Canal
Tuesday, July 1 - Kilmartin Glen
Wednesday, July 2  - Isle of Mull: Duart Castle | Tobermory
Thursday, July 3 - Isle of Mull | Isles of Staffa and Iona | Isle of Mull
Friday, July 4 - Isle of Mull | Isle of Skye
Saturday, July 5 - Isle of Skye: Talisker Distillery | Fairy Pools
Sunday, July 6 - Isle of Skye: Loch Coruisk
Monday, July 7 - Isle of Skye | Isle of Harris
Tuesday, July 8 - Isle of Harris
Wednesday, July 9 - Isle of Harris | Isle of Lewis: Callanish, Dun Carloway, Gearrannan | Isle of Harris
Thursday, July 10 - Isle of Harris | Glasgow | FLY HOME

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