Hiking Scotland’s Western Isles (land tour)

Dates: Monday, August 1, 2016 (11 days)

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.


Tour Pricing: $TBA per person double occupancy
Single Supplement: $TBA

 

Itinerary

**Sample Abbreviated Itinerary
Day 1 - Depart Home
Day 2 - Glasgow, Scotland | Isle of Mull
Day 3 - Isle of Mull: Tobermory: Dun Ara and standing stones | Duart Castle
Day 4 - Isle of Mull | Isles of Staffa and Iona | Isle of Mull 
Day 5 - Isle of Mull | Isle of Skye
Day 6 - Isle of Skye: High Pasture Cave and Cuillin mountains
Day 7 - Isle of Skye: Talisker Distillery, Dun Beag, Oronsay | Isle of Harris
Day 8 - Isle of Harris
Day 9 - Isle of Harris | North Uist | Isle of Harris
Day 10 - Isle of Harris | Isle of Lewis: Callanish, Dun Carloway, Gearrannan | Isle of Harris
Day 11 - 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).