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The Outer Hebrides

Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, the Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse set of interconnected islands. The Isle of Lewis and Harris is just one island but enjoys vastly different landscapes; from immense white beaches to heather covered mountains, lunar like boulder-strewn hillsides to sea and freshwater lochs and peatlands.

  • Scotland

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board
  • Coast & Islands

    Culture

    Wildlife & Nature

  • Jun

    Sep

Leisurely

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Tour codes: 50170

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Adagio Collection

The perfect blend of guided shorter walks, sightseeing trips, and quality accommodation for a more leisurely way to discover the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Hold on to your hat on the Butt of Lewis. As far north as you can go in the Hebrides
  • Enjoy Stornoway. The Hebrides bustling metropolis
  • Look up at the birdlife. Eagles, seabirds, waders and more
  • Walk the beaches at Huisnis. Beautiful and generally deserted
  • Look out for the stone carvings at Rodel church

Situated on Europe’s Atlantic edge, the Scottish Western Isles of the Outer Hebrides are a diverse chain of interconnecting islands, each with their own way of life and landscape. The Outer Hebrides is known for its rich island history with a carefully preserved Gaelic culture.

The Western Isles are isolated, windswept, treeless places where Gaelic is a working language. We stay in both parts of the principal island, Lewis in the north and Harris in the south, so we can see the best of both and what they have to offer without too much travel.

Our aim is for you to experience the peace and tranquillity of this isolated environment with traditional Hebridean hospitality. Be inspired by the stunning sea views and endless skyscapes, the wonderful coastal scenery, ancient stone monuments, traditional turf roofed ‘blackhouses’ and learn about the famous Harris tweed.

We stay in Stornoway for the first three nights for our explorations of Lewis and then we transfer by private coach to our hotel in Tarbert for the remainder of the holiday (4 nights), to explore Harris.

During our holiday we will make use of private coach transportation to take us to the places we want to see and walk to and from. Gentle walks will be provided each day so you can really get to know Lewis and Harris.

On the Isle of Lewis, highlights will include a visit to the Callanish standing stones, a walk at the Butt of Lewis and Lews Castle. On the Isle of Harris walking highlights include visiting the island of Scalpay with a chance to see minke whales, walking in the remote hamlet of Huisinis to overlook vast sandy beaches and a walk right across the peninsula of South Harris on the ‘Coffin Road’.

Transport will take you to the places we need to go to each day. Everything is arranged, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the scenery.

Please note groups may stay at the 3 star Caladh Inn or 4 star Cabarfeidh Hotel in Stornoway. Please check each departure.

  • Return flights from Glasgow to Stornoway
  • Airport transfers
  • Services of a dedicated Adagio Tour Leader
  • Half board accommodation in two hotels
  • All local transport costs
  • All entrance fees stated in the holiday programme
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Stornoway

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We fly to Stornoway Airport and travel the short distance by minibus to our hotel on the outskirts of the centre of Stornoway. If time allows, your Adagio Leader will provide you with a short introductory walk before dinner.

Transfer Time = 10 minutes

Day 2

The Butt of Lewis

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We are driven by bus to the Butt of Lewis, which is as far north as you can go in the Western Isles, where we will take a walk round the cliffs past Stevenson’s Lighthouse. We then drive down the west coast to visit the Ness Historical Society Museum, then on to visit a blackhouse. We finish the day with the visit to view the impressive Callanish standing stones, known as the Stonehenge of the north

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    80m

Day 3

Lews Castle

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A morning walk in the wooded grounds of the nearby Lews Castle where on a clear day, you will see fine views over Stornoway and beyond to the sea. There will be time to visit the museum and free time for you to visit the town in the afternoon.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    80m

Day 4

Transfer to the Isle of Harris

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We check out of our hotel and leave the Isle of Lewis to transfer to the Isle of Harris. We’ll see stunning views of the Uig peninsula en route. With its stretches of Atlantic coast bordered by windswept sand dunes and machair grasses, the views on our way to Tarbert will be energising. We take a walk through Gleann Lacasdail past the loch on the way into our next base, Tarbert.

  • Time

    45mins hours

  • Distance

    1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    150/280m

Day 5

Scalpay

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A short drive is taken to the island of Scalpay where we take a walk to Eilean Glas lighthouse with views to the Isle of Skye and perhaps even a chance to see minke whales. We return to Tarbert and for those interested, we can take a visit to the gin distillery. 

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70m

Day 6

Huisinis

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

After travelling west, we spend the day at the remote hamlet of Huisinis taking in two short walks; one to the eagle observatory and the other to a spot overlooking sandy beaches and views of the uninhabited Isle of Scarp.

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    60m

Day 7

South Harris

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Our bus takes us travelling around South Harris and we view the different scenery on foot from east to west. We’ll stop for a visit at the isolated St Clement’s Church at Rodel, praised as the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles. We follow this by a drive along the Golden Road through the Bays area with basking seals.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    20m

Day 8

Departure day

Meals

Breakfast

Check out of our hotel and transfer to Stornoway Airport for our flight back to the mainland. If you are making your own travel arrangements, check out of the hotel is by 11am.

Departure dates for your selected tour

29th Sep 2024 - 6th Oct 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

We fly from Glasgow to Stornoway and return with Loganair. The flight takes approx. 55 minutes. Direct Flights are also available from Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen with Loganair if you wish to book your travel arrangements independently, however we offer only a flight from Glasgow.

If you prefer not to fly, a ferry service is available to Stornoway from Ullapool with Caledonian MacBrayne. They provide one, each way crossing on Sundays. For more information, visit www.calmac.co.uk.

Scottish Citylink coaches operate service number 961 from Inverness to Ullapool, with luggage handling through to Stornoway arrivals hall. Citylink connects with coach services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, which in turn connect with the National Express network. Booking for coaches is essential. Please see www.citylink.co.uk for more information. The nearest rail station is at Inverness, where railway passengers transfer to the coach service shown above.

To reach Glasgow …

Glasgow airport lies 8 miles to the west of Glasgow city and is within easy reach of the rest of Scotland. If driving, principal access is off junction 28 of the M8.

All public buses depart from the front of the terminal building. Charter coaches pick up and drop off passengers at the short stay coach park on Bute Road, adjacent to international arrivals. There are frequent services to Glasgow city centre operated by Citylink.

Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. It is only 2 miles from the terminal and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services. There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. There are five trains per hour on a Sunday from Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central.

Please see www.glasgowairport.com/to-and-from for more information to help you with your travel plans to Glasgow.

UK flights to Glasgow are available with British Airways from £150 supplement return. For further details please contact our travel department.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Stornoway

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

We fly to Stornoway Airport and travel the short distance by minibus to our hotel on the outskirts of the centre of Stornoway. If time allows, your Adagio Leader will provide you with a short introductory walk before dinner.

Transfer Time = 10 minutes

Day 2

The Butt of Lewis

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We are driven by bus to the Butt of Lewis, which is as far north as you can go in the Western Isles, where we will take a walk round the cliffs past Stevenson’s Lighthouse. We then drive down the west coast to visit the Ness Historical Society Museum, then on to visit a blackhouse. We finish the day with the visit to view the impressive Callanish standing stones, known as the Stonehenge of the north

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    4 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    80m

Day 3

Lews Castle

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

A morning walk in the wooded grounds of the nearby Lews Castle where on a clear day, you will see fine views over Stornoway and beyond to the sea. There will be time to visit the museum and free time for you to visit the town in the afternoon.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    80m

Day 4

Uig and Bernera

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Today we drive west to enjoy stunning views of the Uig peninsula en route. We will walk on Uig Sands and see the place were the Lewis chessman, some of which are displayed in the British Museum, were found. Next we will visit Great Bernera and Bosta Beach to have a quick walk and a look at the replica iron age home built just inland. Both beaches visited today are as beautiful as any in the Hebrides. Finally we retrun to Storoa=way for our last night

  • Time

    45mins hours

  • Distance

    1 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

Day 5

Scalpay

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

This morning we have a long drive to Tarbet and on to the island of Scalpay where we take a walk to Eilean Glas lighthouse with views to the Isle of Skye and perhaps even a chance to see minke whales. We return to Tarbert. Those interested may like to visit to the local whiskey and gin distillery. 

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    70m

Day 6

Huisinis

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

After travelling west, we spend the day at the remote hamlet of Huisinis taking in two short walks; one to the eagle observatory and the other to a spot overlooking sandy beaches and views of the uninhabited Isle of Scarp.

  • Time

    1.5 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    60m

Day 7

South Harris

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Our bus takes us travelling around South Harris and we view the different scenery on foot from east to west. We’ll stop for a visit at the isolated St Clement’s Church at Rodel, praised as the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles. We follow this by a drive along the Golden Road through the Bays area with basking seals.

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    20m

Day 8

Departure day

Meals

Breakfast

Check out of our hotel and transfer to Stornoway Airport for our flight back to the mainland. If you are making your own travel arrangements, check out of the hotel is by 11am.

Departure dates for your selected tour

23rd Jun 2024 - 30th Jun 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

We fly from Glasgow to Stornoway and return with Loganair. The flight takes approx. 55 minutes. Direct Flights are also available from Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen with Loganair if you wish to book your travel arrangements independently, however we offer only a flight from Glasgow.

If you prefer not to fly, a ferry service is available to Stornoway from Ullapool with Caledonian MacBrayne. They provide one, each way crossing on Sundays. For more information, visit www.calmac.co.uk.

Scottish Citylink coaches operate service number 961 from Inverness to Ullapool, with luggage handling through to Stornoway arrivals hall. Citylink connects with coach services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, which in turn connect with the National Express network. Booking for coaches is essential. Please see www.citylink.co.uk for more information. The nearest rail station is at Inverness, where railway passengers transfer to the coach service shown above.

To reach Glasgow …

Glasgow airport lies 8 miles to the west of Glasgow city and is within easy reach of the rest of Scotland. If driving, principal access is off junction 28 of the M8.

All public buses depart from the front of the terminal building. Charter coaches pick up and drop off passengers at the short stay coach park on Bute Road, adjacent to international arrivals. There are frequent services to Glasgow city centre operated by Citylink.

Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. It is only 2 miles from the terminal and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services. There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. There are five trains per hour on a Sunday from Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central.

Please see www.glasgowairport.com/to-and-from for more information to help you with your travel plans to Glasgow.

UK flights to Glasgow are available with British Airways from £150 supplement return. For further details please contact our travel department.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

The Cabarfeidh Hotel

The four star Cabarfeidh Hotel is situated in a quiet area, less than a mile from the town centre of Stornoway. You can take a five-minute walk from the hotel to the beautiful grounds of Lews Castle. The hotel has a tradition of great hospitality. Dinner each evening will be in the highly praised Solas restaurant in the hotel where fresh, Scottish ingredients are used extensively including superb local fish and seafood. There is also a spacious lounge, conservatory and cocktail bar where you can relax and enjoy a drink before or after dinner. 

En suite hotel room facilities include: 

  • Flat screen television with Freeview channels 
  • Hairdryer
  • Direct dial telephone 
  • Tea and coffee facilities 
  • Trouser press (iron & board available on request) 
  • Complimentary bathroom toiletries 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel

Hotel Hebrides

Set in beautiful Scottish landscape, the four star Hotel Hebrides is a boutique style hotel with individually designed bedrooms. The hotel offers comfort in a relaxing environment together with a friendly service. 

Dinner each evening will be in the hotel’s Pierhouse restaurant which offers a fine menu of modern Scottish cuisine, specialising in local meat, fish and seafood dishes. The hotel also has a bar with an extensive selection of whiskies and traditional Scottish music. 

There is no lift in the hotel. If you require assistance with your luggage, please ask hotel staff who will be able to help you. All bedrooms are of varying size but generally bedrooms are not overly spacious however the excellent meals and the location of the hotel more than makes up for this. 

En suite hotel room facilities include: 

  • Flat screen television with DVD player 
  • Hairdryer (straighteners available on request) 
  • Tea and coffee facilities 
  • Iron & ironing board available on request 
  • Complimentary bathroom toiletries
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel 
  • Room service 
  • Laundry service

Caladh Inn Hotel

The unassuming Caladh Inn is 3 miles from Stornoway Airport and a short walk from the centre of town. Rooms are pleasant, with colourful styling, as well as Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making equipment, and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Full Scottish or continental breakfast is served. There's a carvery-style restaurant and a bar.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

To fully enjoy the walking on this holiday you should be able to walk along uneven undulating paths at about 2 miles per hour for distances of between 3 and 6 miles with walks lasting up to 3 hours. Some walks have shorter alternatives that you can choose. Usually, half of each day will be devoted to sightseeing. 

On the places we visit there may be paths that are uneven in places with some short sections of rocky surfaces. Each of the walks will be taken at a relaxed pace. Proper walking shoes or boots (not sandals) are therefore essential for this holiday, especially in wet weather when the ground can be boggy on some walks.

Local Costs

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Local Transport Costs

We include the local travel costs using private hire coaches when necessary. 

Our Adagio Leader will arrange everything. You just need to be at the right place at the right time.

Money Locally

The currency is in the Outer Hebrides is the British pound. There are limited ATMs on both Lewis and Harris so we advise you to bring money with you prior to arriving. There is a Bank of Scotland in Tarbert and other branches in Stornoway.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Your Group

Your Leader

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations. Your tour leader takes care of all the local, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leaders Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Travel Plans

Getting to your Holiday

We fly from Glasgow to Stornoway and return with Loganair. The flight takes approx. 55 minutes. Direct Flights are also available from Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen with Loganair if you wish to book your travel arrangements independently, however we offer only a flight from Glasgow.

If you prefer not to fly, a ferry service is available to Stornoway from Ullapool with Caledonian MacBrayne. They provide one, each way crossing on Sundays. For more information, visit www.calmac.co.uk.

Scottish Citylink coaches operate service number 961 from Inverness to Ullapool, with luggage handling through to Stornoway arrivals hall. Citylink connects with coach services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, which in turn connect with the National Express network. Booking for coaches is essential. Please see www.citylink.co.uk for more information. The nearest rail station is at Inverness, where railway passengers transfer to the coach service shown above.

To reach Glasgow …

Glasgow airport lies 8 miles to the west of Glasgow city and is within easy reach of the rest of Scotland. If driving, principal access is off junction 28 of the M8.

All public buses depart from the front of the terminal building. Charter coaches pick up and drop off passengers at the short stay coach park on Bute Road, adjacent to international arrivals. There are frequent services to Glasgow city centre operated by Citylink.

Paisley's Gilmour Street railway station is the nearest to the airport. It is only 2 miles from the terminal and can be reached by taxi or by regular bus services. There are direct rail services from Paisley Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central, Ayr and Clyde Coast destinations. There are five trains per hour on a Sunday from Gilmour Street to Glasgow Central.

Please see www.glasgowairport.com/to-and-from for more information to help you with your travel plans to Glasgow.

UK flights to Glasgow are available with British Airways from £150 supplement return. For further details please contact our travel department.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Luggage Allowance & Tickets

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Meals

This holiday is on a half board basis throughout. Breakfasts and evening meals will be taken in each hotel’s restaurant. Lunches, usually in cafes or restaurants, will be at your expense and we suggest you allow at least £8 per day.

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

General Kit List

We recommend you bring the following items with you: 

  • Lightweight walking boots with ankle support (you may prefer walking shoes if you have strong ankles. No sandals.) 
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers. It can rain in Scotland! 
  • A sunhat, fleece and gloves… to cover all weather eventualities.
  • Scotland is famous for its changeable weather so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities. Thinner layers are good as the weather in Shetland can change quickly.
  • Swimwear should you choose to have a day off and visit the local Scalloway Leisure Centre 
  • Suncream & sunglasses. 
  • A water bottle. 
  • A simple basic first aid kit. 
  • A daypack to hold all the above. 
  • Walking poles if you are accustomed to use them. 
  • Deet insect spray to prevent midges bites.

Holiday Specific Kit

In addition, we recommend that you bring a flask with you on your walks each day. Due to the time of year, it is sensible to bring a hot drink out with you to help keep warm.  

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday currency
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Maps & Guidebooks

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Further Health Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. 

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

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