How much luggage
can I bring?
Luggage space on the tour is restricted so the amount of
luggage that you can bring is limited to 1 bag per person that weights no more
than 15kg and has maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 20cm. Luggage larger than
this will only be carried if space is available.
What meals are
A full Scottish breakfast is included from day 2 onwards.
This hearty meal consists of fruit juice; a choice of cereal; bakery basket;
cooked items such as eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato and, maybe, a
taste of haggis! plus tea or coffee.
Vegetarian and lighter Continental options
are always available. Lunch and dinner are not included in the price. During
the touring day there will be a stop where you can enjoy lunch in a local pub
or restaurant. Your driver/guide will be happy to suggest a conveniently located
restaurant where you can enjoy good food for dinner.
What kind of
accommodation do you use?
We offer lodgings that have been specially selected to
enhance your touring experience. You can choose between Guesthouse/B&B or
B&B. The guesthouses and B&Bís are family run and offer comfortable
accommodation in bedrooms that have en-suite bathrooms, tv, tea/coffee making
facilities and other facilities. Bedding, towels and basic toiletries are
provided. Some guesthouses and B&Bís offer enhanced facilities such as a residentís lounge where you can relax with other guests.
Hotel. We select comfortable and characterful inns and hotels.
Generally they are a minimum of 3 stars with bedrooms featuring en-suite
bathrooms, television, tea and coffee making facilities and other amenities.
All our hotels have comfortable lounges where you can enjoy morning coffee.
Most have restaurants offering a selection of Scottish and international dishes.
Many have lively bars where you can relax and re-live the days experiences with
your fellow passengers.
Accommodation is spread throughout the communities that
we stay in. Hotels are normally centrally located and the guesthouses/B&Bís
seldom more than a 10/15 minute walk from the town or village centre. The coach
will drop you off at or close to your accommodation each night and will pick
you up in the morning, after breakfast.
What type of room
should I choose?
Selecting the right sleeping arrangements can be a little
bit confusing so here is a description of what you can expect whether you
choose guesthouse/B&B or hotel accommodation:
Single room - this is a room for one person sleeping in a single bed. Twin room - this is a room for two people sleeping in two
separate bedsDouble room - this is a room for two people sharing one
large bed Family room - this
is a room for three people sleeping in one large bed (2 people) and one single
bed (1 person).
You should note that a family room (particularly when
using hotel accommodation) can be a standard double room with either a sofa bed
or a rollaway bed.
All our accommodation, whether you choose Guest House/B&B or Hotel,
features en-suite facilities (the toilet and shower are located in your bedroom
for your exclusive use.
Will I hear Gaelic being spoken?
The Outer Hebrides is the heartland of Gaelic culture and the majority of
islanders will speak the Gaelic language, as well as English. Of course there
is no need to learn Gaelic to enjoy your time in the Outer Hebrides but if you
would like to learn a few words why not try:
Goodbye. Mar sin leibh.
a tha sibh?
Iím fine thank
you. Tha gu math tapadh leibh.
Excuse me... Gabh
How many people
will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 16 and 29 passengers.
What can I expect
on the ferry crossing to Stornoway?
The crossing between Ullapool and Stornoway will take 2
hours and 30 minutes. The MV Loch Seaforth is a new CruiseFerry which is
equipped to a very high standard with an observation lounge, shops, restaurant
and comfortable seating inside and out.