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8 Days / 7 Nights - North West Highlands Walking Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-38672
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Ullapool, England
  • Ends Ullapool, England
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • The highest mountain in Wester Ross
  • Iconic Stac Pollaidh and stunning beach walk
  • Walk to a unique offgrid village community
  • A challenging ascent of Majestical Suilven
  • Exhilarating airy ridge walk on Ben Mor Coigeach
The 8 Days / 7 Nights - North West Highlands Walking Tour tour starts and ends in Ullapool. The 8 Days / 7 Nights - North West Highlands Walking Tour is a walking tour that takes 8 days taking you from Ullapool, England and through other destinations in Europe.

Our fantastic North West Highlands Walking Tour takes in ascents of some of the most iconic mountains in this stunning part of the Northwest of Scotland including Suilven, Stac Pollaidh and Cul Mor. The landscape in the area is incredible, with views from the mountain tops taking in hills, sea and islands, being some of the best to be found in the whole of the UK.

The area is home to truly fascinating Geology and there is always the possibility of spotting wildlife on our walks. We also visit and hike to some of the most unspoilt and remote sandy beaches that compare with anywhere across the globe, boasting white sands and turquoise seas.

We are based in the delightful village of Ullapool which lies on the edge of beautiful Loch Broom. Here we stay the whole 7 nights in good quality B&Bs which allows us to settle into our accommodation and get acquainted with all this lovely village has to offer.

Ullapool has various bars with live folk music most nights as well as being home to art galleries, bookshops, quirky gift shops and a Saturday market selling locally made produce and crafts. The village centre also has several eating establishments which includes the unique and award-winning Seafood Shack.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 – Arrival and optional short walk
  • Day 2 – Cul Mor/Knockan Crags
  • Day 3 – Scoraig Penisula
  • Day 4 – Ben Mor Coigach and Sgur an Fhidhler
  • Day 5 – Stac Pollaidh & Achmelvich and Clachtoll beaches and ancient broch walk
  • Day 6 – Free Day or optional ascent of Suilven
  • Day 7 – Sandwood Bay
  • Day 8 – Departure day
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 7 nights accommodation in B&B/Hotel (including breakfast)
  • 2-course dinner on the first night
Transport
  • All transfers within the week
Guide
  • Minimum 6 fully guided walks
  • One experienced and friendly guide (qualified mountain leader)
Others
  • Pick up/drop off Inverness
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Meals other than specified
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to Inverness
  • Flights
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this 8 Days / 7 Nights - North West Highlands Walking Tour tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 November 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2022, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

8 Days / 7 Nights - North West Highlands Walking Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this 8 Days / 7 Nights - North West Highlands Walking Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed throughout the tour.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

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  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

    There are dozens of insurance companies offering travel insurance, which can make it difficult for you to choose the right one.

    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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