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WILD SCOTLAND

Go island hopping, whisky tasting and kayaking off the west coast of Scotland.
Starts AtInverness
Ends AtInverness
Duration7 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Starts AtInverness
Ends AtInverness
Duration7 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Moderate
Style
Discovery
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
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About Your Trip

Explore a wilderness of white-sand beaches and clear turquoise waters on the northwest coast of Scotland. You’ll venture far from the mainland to discover what it’s like to live on the remote Hebridean islands of Skye, Harris and Lewis. Few visitors make it as far as these isolated isles, so you’ll be able to kayak through secluded inlets and explore nature spots – such as the Fairy Pools on Skye – with hardly another soul in sight. To warm the cockles, there’ll be Scottish whisky tastings, plus a visit to an ancient stone circle, adding another magical layer to this tranquil, Tolkien-esque landscape that feels a million miles from the rest of the UK. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.

Eileen Glas Lighthouse, Isle of Harris
Walkers on the path to the Quiraing with the 'Prison' on the right, Trotternish, Isle of Skye
Island of Boreray, Stac Lee and Stac an Armin in the Saint Kilda archipelago, seen from Hirta. Great skua in flight
Stac An Armin sea stack, St Kilda
Kayaking, Isle of Harris
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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Roam the craggy peaks and mystical pools of the Cuillin mountains
  • 2
    Sample Scottish whisky at the Isle of Harris Distillery
  • 3
    Marvel at one of the most complete stone circles in Europe
  • 4
    Explore the pristine Isle of Harris coastline by kayak or on foot
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Two nights fisherman's house accommodation
  • Two nights historic hotel accommodation
  • Two nights premium hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Six breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Guided hike to Fairy Pools and Quiraing
  • Isle of Harris Distillery tour and tasting
  • Lewis beaches exploration
  • Harris beach tour
  • Carloway Mill tour
  • Calanais Standing Stones visit

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination

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        Accommodation

        Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel (or similar)

        In the heart of Inverness, this townhouse hotel offers modern, tartan-decked rooms overlooking the River Ness. The Contrast Brasserie serves excellent locally sourced food and at weekends the place comes alive with live music in the Piano and Whisky Bar.

        The Rosedale Hotel (or similar)

        A cluster of converted fishermen’s cottages comprise the Rosedale, overlooking Portree Harbour. You’ll appreciate its warm, contemporary décor, and a full Scottish breakfast will set you up for a day in the hills.

        Royal Hotel (or similar)

        It’s just a short stroll from Lewis Castle to this traditional hotel in pretty Stornoway marina. Drop off your bags in your cosy country-style room before enjoying fresh seafood in the Boatshed restaurant, or tacos in the hip HS-1 Cafe Bar.

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com