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The Scottish Islands 500

Sunday 5th July to Friday 10th July 2020

Located on the banks of the Caledonian Canal at the famous Neptune's Staircase and 10-minutes drive from the centre of Fort William. The Hotel has 32 guest rooms featuring panoramic views of Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor. All have satellite TV, and each also has a seating area and facilities for making tea and coffee. The hotel offers a choice of dining, free WiFi and free parking. The Moorings Cafe Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, and offers a bar and outside decking area overlooking Ben Nevis. Guests can enjoy free use of the hotel's fitness gym, as well as a free round of golf at the local golf course.

 

 

6 Day, 5 Night Package

MSCC Members Price

£869.00* Per Person

• 1 Night at the Moorings Hotel, Fort William

• Ferry Crossing from Uig to Lochmaddy, North Uist

• 1 Night at the Dark Island Hotel

• Ferry Crossing from Berneray to Levburgh, Harris

• 1 Night at the Harris Hotel, Tarbert

• 1 Night at the Royal Hotel Stornoway

• Ferry Crossing from Stornoway to Ullapool

• 1 Night at the Best Western Palace Hotel, Inverness

• 5 Scottish Breakfasts & 4 Dinners

• Detailed Road Book with Maps, Drives & Attractions

• Complimentary Car Parking at All Hotels

• Commemorative MSCC Tour Rally Plate

• Full Financial Protection in accordance with the EC Package Travel directive

All prices are per person and based on 2 persons occupying car and a twin/double room at the hotel.

Single Supplement - £540.00

What's Included

The Moorings Hotel, Fort William

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Book on-line or telephone 01732 879153 quoting MSCC/Islands 500

The Outer Hebrides - a 130-mile long island chain on the north-western fringe of the UK. The main islands are Lewis and Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra, but there are also scores of smaller islands. Magnificent beaches with perfect white sand, stretch for mile upon mile on their western coastlines. The islands also offer a unique culture, being the stronghold of the Gaelic language, and superb wildlife.

Enjoy a spectacular 6 Day, 500 mile tour of the Scottish Islands including the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides culminating in Inverness, the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands.

Dark Island Hotel, Liniclate, Isle of Benbecula, - Outer Hebrides

Located in the heart of the Hebrides with easy access for day trips to Harris and Lewis in the north and Eriskay and Barra in the south. The hotel’s restaurant offers the finest and freshest of local produce. All rooms include colour TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities hair dryers and en suite bathrooms. The lounge bar provides a great spot to relax and try one of the drinks on offer. The hotel is fully licensed with a fine selection of malt and deluxe whisky, a well balanced wine list and a choice of Hebridean ales.

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Harris Hotel, Tarbert, Isle of Harris - Outer Hebrides

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The Harris Hotel is an old established family hotel situated in Tarbert, the hotel is the ideal base from which to make day tours of Harris, Lewis and even the Uists to the south. Alternatively Tarbert serves as an essential stopping-off point on your journey through the Outer Hebridean archipelago. All rooms have flat-screen televisions, hair dryers and hot drinks tray.There is a television lounge and free WI-FI internet connection in all the downstairs areas.Otherwise we provide the free use of an internet terminal. There is also a small library and a compendium of board games for your enjoyment. Free secure parking is provided.

 

 

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DAY 1 (D) - The day at leisure to drive to Fort William and explore the region. Overnight at the Moorings Hotel including a welcome dinner.

 

DAY 2 (BB) - Check out from the hotel with the full day to explore the Isle of Skye before boarding an early evening ferry crossing from Uig to Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Herbrides. As the ferry doesn't arrive until 20h00, we suggest that you have your evening meal on the ferry. Disembarkation followed by the Short drive to the Dark Island Hotel (Approx 150 miles)

 

DAY 3 (HB) - Breakfast followed by a drive through the Island of South Uist to Lochboisdale (23 miles), returning to explore North Uist late morning before catching a mid afternoon ferry from Berneray to Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris. From Leverburgh our journey takes us north to Tarbert (21 miles) and to our next hotel, the Harris Hotel with dinner and overnight. (Approx 60 miles)

 

DAY 4 (HB) - After a leisurely breakfast the full day is at leisure to explore the Islands of Harris and Lewis. As you head out to discover Harris you won’t be able to avoid  seeing examples of the islanders’ initiative, such as the ruins of the once busy whaling station between Bunavoneader and Huisinish operational until the 1950s when it closed after providing islanders with employment for half a century. Lewis, the largest island of the Outer Hebrides, offers amazing opportunities to explore all the elements life on the edge in the Atlantic Ocean with history, heritage, wilderness, wildlife, arts, crafts and crofting culture. Your overnight stay will be at the Royal Hotel in Stornoway, where you can take a stroll along the quay at Stornoway Harbour and hear the shouts of the fishermen as the traditional fleet land the catch of the day before shipping it out to the island’s amazing eateries, smell the unmistakable odour of peat on the air as the smokehouses turn the seafood specimens into island specialities and feel the winds off The Minch that carry so many here from the mainland. Dinner is included at the hotel (Approx 35 Miles)

 

DAY 5 (HB) - Following an early breakfast, the morning is at leisure in Stornoway before boarding an early afternoon ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool, with arrival back on the mainland late afternoon. Your stay tonight is at the Best Western Palace Hotel in Inverness. Dinner is included at the hotel (Approx 60 Miles)

 

DAY 6 (BB) - Breakfast followed by check out from the hotel. The remainder of the day is ayt leisure to enjoy the Inverness & Loch Ness before heading home.

 

*Mileages shown are approximate and are excluding stops, touring etc.

Royal Hotel, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides

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Stornoway's most historic hotel, the Royal nestles in the heart of Stornoway, beside the marina, where you can relax, enjoy the hotel's cosy character and enjoy dining in our Boatshed Restaurant or in HS1, the town's 1st cafe bar. Free wireless internet access available throughout the hotel. The Hotel has a great tradition of hospitality and enjoys a delightful view over the colourful, bustling harbour to the splendour of Lews Castle and its grounds. The town centre is only around 200 metres walk.

Best Western Palace Hotel, Inverness

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Overlooking Inverness Castle by the River Ness, the hotel has a Green Tourism Silver Badge and offers free Wi-Fi and a Brasserie. Each room has a TV, radio, free tea and coffee and ironing facilities. All rooms also feature a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Guests have free use of the Leisure Club & Spa’s indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub. Informal lunch and evening dining is provided in the Brasserie Restaurant, with a large hot and cold breakfast buffet also provided. Afternoon Tea is served in the lounge. The Palace is just a 5-minute walk from riverside restaurants and bars. World famous Loch Ness is just a 10-minute drive from the hotel.

TOUR ITINERARY

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The Isle of Skye - connected to Scotland's northwest coast by bridge, is known for its rugged landscapes, picturesque fishing villages and medieval castles. The largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago, it has an indented coastline of peninsulas and narrow lochs, radiating out from a mountainous interior. The town of Portree, a base for exploring the island, features harbourside pubs and boutiques.

Inverness is a city on Scotland’s northeast coast, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history.

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