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Judith "First of all, I am a 46 year old English teacher and not the most obvious guest on such a tour, but still I really enjoyed it a lot!!! We saw lots of different things (blackhouses, a very authentic Whisky distillery, the Butt of Lewis with its stunning cliffs, picturesque Portree and its great pubs with live music, Loch Ness ect. The absolute highlights for me were the hike up to the Man of Storr ..."
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46 reviews
Starts
Edinburgh
Destinations
+23
Ends
Edinburgh
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Highlights

  • Visit Dunkeld's mighty cathedral
  • Experience the stunning Callanish Standing Stones
  • Explore Eilean Donan Castle
  • Pass through mysterious and haunting Glencoe
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Max Group Size
25
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Ferry
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Edinburgh! With the in-depth cultural tour Hebridean Hopper, you have a 5 day tour package taking you through Edinburgh, Scotland and 23 other destinations in Europe. Hebridean Hopper includes accommodation in a hostel as well as an expert guide, transport and more.

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  • Hebridean Hopper reviewer 1
    Written on August 18, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I really enjoyed the Hebridean Hopper tour, I would never have been able to see this much on only 5 days. The itinerary was great, we never drove for too long, had enough stops along the way, even though stops at major sights were sometimes way too short as we were always rushing to the next spot. There were a few random coffee breaks when nobody was really in need of one, and the weirdest was having stopped for coffee after 30 mins of driving from the hostel. To compare: we stayed at this random coffee place for 40 minutes and had under 30 minutes to visit Eilean Donan castle. There might be a some kind of agreement between certain establishments and Haggis Adventures to bring the tourists there, but I remember us as a group being upset over such situations. The comfort level of the hostels varied greatly, Heb hostel in Stornoway being the worst with 1 bathroom per floor and a very small kitchen. Not having to queue to the bathroom always felt like winning the lottery. The detour to and overnight stay in Assynt was one of the best things that happened during the tour, as the ferry to Stornoway broke down. Redoing the itinerary to include one stay in Assynt as opposed to 2 stays in not so great Heb Hostel in Stornoway is advisable, since the sceneries there are amazing and the hostel we stayed at one of the best during the whole tour. Rich was an easy going, knowledgeable and entertaining guide. He did however behave differently with different people. He was very friendly and socialized a great deal with some, but didn't really talk to others unless he had to. At first I thought I was just being overly sensitive and imagining things, but then it turned out a few others felt the same way. I have no idea what caused this behavior, but it did make me feel uncomfortable and upset about the unequal treatment. Also, before the trip I inquired about bed linen and towels in the hostels and was told that all will be provided on site. Wanting to minimize the weight of my baggage, I only brought a small towel with me. Turns out, towels had to be rented at the hostels. It was only 1 pound per rental, but had I known that I would have brought my own.
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  • Hebridean Hopper reviewer 2
    Written on August 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    We absolutely loved Gill! She's the best! She organized the best, most beautiful birthday celebration ever. She cared about us. We felt like family by tour's end and we had only been together for five days. We would ask to be on her tour again.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for this beautiful comments. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing time and you met great people to be friends with during the 5 days. It is great to see that Gillian made you holidays more memorable. We hope to see you back in Scotland soon. Best, Kim
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  • C
    Written on August 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Gillian is the absolute best! So knowledgeable, so fun, AMAZING driver— she’s everything you could ever want in a tour guide.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for the beautiful comments about Gill. It seems you had a great time during your 5 day tour. Best, Kim
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  • Hebridean Hopper reviewer 4
    Written on August 6, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Duncan was a fantastic guide. Highly satisfied with this experience, 10/10
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Michael, Thank you for rating us. It is great to hear you enjoyed the Hebridean Hopper tour and rated your experience 10/10. We hope to see you on another adventure with us in the future. Best, Siiri
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  • Hebridean Hopper reviewer 5
    Written on August 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    It was amazing! Gill is super cool driver/tourleader.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review. It is great to hear you enjoyed the Hebridean Hopper tour with Gill. I will make sure to pass on your feedback! All the best for your future travels. Best, Siiri
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  • Hebridean Hopper reviewer 6
    Written on August 3, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Gill is the best tour guide EVER!!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi there, Thank you for leaving a great review of your Heb Hopper tour with Gill! The outer hebs are a gorgeous part of the country. Best, Annabelle
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  • JW
    Written on July 19, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    First of all, I am a 46 year old English teacher and not the most obvious guest on such a tour, but still I really enjoyed it a lot!!! We saw lots of different things (blackhouses, a very authentic Whisky distillery, the Butt of Lewis with its stunning cliffs, picturesque Portree and its great pubs with live music, Loch Ness ect. The absolute highlights for me were the hike up to the Man of Storr and the farewell pub quiz at the Lodge in Loch Ness! I also appreciated Duncan´s great knowledge of the Scottish history and legends which he interspersed with the matching songs. The only thing that was a bit uncomfortable for me was the 8 bed room dorm and only 3 showers in the whole youth hostel and the fact that we spent the day on the beach, when it was cold and misty and the day before had been nice and sunny. But then again, I guess it´s not so easy to change the itinerary on the spot. I wish I had been able to go swimming though because we were really lucky with the weather. In general, it was really worth going on this trip, our group was great fun and Duncan was a good guide!!
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Judith, Thank you so much for your kind review of your tour with Duncan to the Hebrides. I am so glad you were able to experience such a wide sampling of the many amazing places that Scotland has to offer. I hope you can come back again for another adventure with us very soon. Kind Regards, Stephanie
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  • H
    Written on July 15, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I enjoyed the tour very much, however I would like to have more hiking in nature and less site seeing. In addition, the itinerary wasn't very clear
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Hadasnissim, I am so glad you enjoyed your tour to the Hebrides with us. There is so much to see of the beauty of Scotland that we give our tour guides free reign to make an itinerary which suits each group individually. I hope you are able to return again for another adventure with us in the future. Kind Regards, Steph
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  • Hebridean Hopper reviewer 9
    Written on July 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I loved seeing that part of Scotland and learning about the history and culture. Gill was a great tour guide.
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Alex, thank you so much for your great review of your tour with Gill. I hope you are able to come back again for another adventure with us! Cheers, Steph
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  • N
    Written on July 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was amazing, the guide told lots of interesting and funny stories
    Haggis Adventures commented on this review
    Hi Nathan, Thank you for rating us. It is wonderful to hear you had a great time on the Hebridean Hopper tour. Good to hear the guide kept you entertained! Hope you can travel with us again soon. Best, Siiri
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Itinerary

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  1. DAY 1: EDINBURGH TO STORNOWAY
  2. DAY 2: LEWIS & HARRIS
  3. DAY 3: LEWIS & HARRIS TO ISLE OF SKYE
  4. DAY 4: ISLE OF SKYE TO LOCH NESS
  5. DAY 5: LOCH NESS TO EDINBURGH

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    • Why is there an upper age restriction of 39 on the Hebridean Hopper trip ?

      The ages that you are seeing are just a suggested age range but as long as you are over 18 years old and willing to join the tour, Haggis Adventures would love to have you!

    • How do we book accommodation with this trip?

      You can book the accommodation upfront or directly at the destination.

    • How is the food and accommodation arranged on this Haggis Adventures tour?

      Haggis Adventures guarantees availability at local hostels, but payment for your accommodation is paid upon arrival. Meals are also not included in the price of the tour, giving you a bit more freedom and flexibility to have your meals when you wish.

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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 914 km.
    • Edinburgh (Scotland)
    • 73 km
    • Dunkeld (Scotland)
    • 65 km
    • Cairngorm Mountains (Scotland)
    • 53 km
    • Clava Cairns (Scotland)
    • 4 km
    • Culloden (Scotland)
    • 5 km
    • Inverness (Scotland)
    • 57 km
    • Corrieshalloch Gorge (Scotland)
    • 18 km
    • Ullapool (Scotland)
    • 80 km
    • Stornoway (Scotland)
    • 25 km
    • Dun Carloway Broch (Scotland)
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