6 days

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Summary

History & Heritage on the edge of the Atlantic

The Outer Hebrides are impressive all year round but when the summer ends and there are fewer people, the landscape steps up to take centre stage. Spending time here in autumn is bracing, restorative and beautiful. Whilst the summer midges are gone, the island’s wildlife is still active and with little light pollution and a clear night’s sky, there is a good chance of spotting the ‘Mirrie Dancers’ - the Aurora Borealis. Quite apart from offering an incredible landscape, the Outer Hebrides are home to a stunning array of archaeological finds, from Neolithic cairns, Iron Age houses and Norse Mills, to the more recent Blackhouses, crofting houses which appear to come from another age but are only little more than a century old. Unique among the artefacts are the spectacular Standing Stones at Callanish built according to astronomical observations at the height of the Bronze Age in 1800 BC.

Tour highlights:

  • View the Iron Age Village at Bosta, the best-preserved village of its kind in the country
  • Visit the Bronze Age Standing Stones of Callanish, the heart of religious rituals for 1500 years
  • Discover the 16th century highly decorated effigy tombs of the chiefs of the Macleod clan at the Rodel Church

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Today's Price
$2,515

Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $205

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Self-drive options
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

Peter Yeoman

Andante Guide Lecturer

Peter Yeoman has worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for more than 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, while also writing a number of books. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Leicester.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
26 October 2022 AHEB221026 26 October 2022 (Wednesday) 31 October 2022 (Monday) Peter Yeoman $2,515
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