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Lewis, Harris, and Outer Hebrides Tour from Inverness

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Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

Lewis, Harris, and Outer Hebrides Tour from Inverness

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours

From £375 per person

Over three days, discover fine woven materials, white sandy beaches, and mystifying monuments. Lewis, Harris, and the Outer Hebrides contain some of Scotland’s most sensational sights.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 16 participants


  • Explore the distinct landscapes of the biggest island in Scotland of Lewis and Harris
  • See the mysterious standing stones of Callanish standing stones
  • Walk on the white sands of Luskentyre
  • Visit the ancient highland home of Arnol Blackhouse
Full description

Day one: Depart early from Inverness and head north-west to Ullapool to catch the ferry. This stunning sea-trip takes you along Loch Broom, past the Summer Isles, and out to Stornoway, which is the capital of the Outer Hebrides.

Once you have arrived on Lewis, your first stop is the ancient past. Travel to the North West of the island to visit the blackhouse at Arnol. Dive into this traditional abode and discover how the Highland crofting families lived their day-to-day lives.

After this, go through more crofting communities and venture to the northernmost tip of the island, the Butt of Lewis. The lighthouse here boasts epic views of waves crashing against sea cliffs. Head back to Stornoway for your overnight stay.  Day two: Head south to Harris, where the first thing that you notice are the mountains. As you weave through the towering marvels, your guide will tell you about the traditions and tales from this part of Scotland.

After you have had your fill of unspoilt beaches and landscapes, make stop in one of the very few towns, the small port of Leverburgh, for lunch. Now it is time for one of the great Hebridean highlights, Luskentyre beach. On a good day, the sea turns turquoise and the sands look pristine white. After enjoying all these natural wonders, it is time to head back to Stornoway and perhaps try the famous black pudding for dinner.  Day three: Today, you’re delving back to the ancient past and come face to face with the Callanish standing stones. These 5,000-year-old megaliths are said to be petrified giants who wouldn’t convert to Christianity. You may not believe this myth, but that doesn’t mean this site isn’t magnificent. You leave the echoes of the past and explore the far west of Lewis; this part boasts some areas of outstanding natural beauty. Your driver-guide ensures you take a unique route that suits the weather and your group's interests. After an eventful morning, you travel to Stornoway and get a ferry to the mainland. Cast your last glance at the island, and ponder over its rich Gaelic heritage as you make your way across the Minch. Once on the mainland, you continue to Inverness, where you arrive in the evening.

  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation on a top of the range mini-coach
  • Storytelling from a professional driver-guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour operates with a maximum of 16 passengers for a more intimate and personalized service
  • The minimum age to join the tour is 5 years old
  • Choose from a selection of small locally owned guesthouses and bed and breakfasts for accommodation where all rooms are en-suite
  • For individual travelers please select the single accommodation option
  • For two or more people traveling together please choose the twin room shared option
  • You're restricted to 14 kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items
  • Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for country walks
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 8 reviews

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This three-day tour of Lewis & Harris Island was just the greatest time. Emily, I don’t know her last name, was the most friendly, enthusiastic and engaging tour guide I’ve ever seen. She answered any and all questions thoroughly, and while she gave us a lot of information throughout the tour, things never felt academic or like she was giving a lecture. Really, I couldn’t recommend this trip any more highly, and I know I’d want Emily as my tour guide. The only thing to consider for this tour is that if the weather is overcast or rainy, you don’t get nearly as nice of photo ops at the various beaches you visit.

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12 July 2022

Our guide Mathew was fantastic! Such a lovely guy and extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He took excellent care of us! The Callanish Stones were amazing, a definite must see,just wished the weather would have been better! It’s unbelievable how beautiful the water and beaches are on Harris. Just make sure you dress warm as it can be really windy and wet.

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31 May 2022

I did several tours in Scotland, and this one was my favourite...and my favourite tour I’ve ever been on! Emily, my guide, was excellent, giving interesting information. The scenery was quite varied between Lewis and Harris. There were peat bogs, mountains, lochs and beaches. I had an absolute fabulous trip.

31 August 2021

Product ID: 188424