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Address: 25 Valasay | Isle of Lewis, HS2 9NB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1851 612288
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If you are planning to pay a short visit to Lewis and Harris, a customized...

If you are planning to pay a short visit to Lewis and Harris, a customized day tours would be the ideal way to see more of these beautiful islands.Out And About Tours can put together itineraries that provide opportunities to see all the highlights of both islands, although we would strongly recommend that you allow at least 2-3 days for your visit in order to see all that our islands have to offer.

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I hired Chris of Out and About Tours after working out a two day touring agenda for my trip to Lewis and Harris in October via email. This was a roots trip for me, a 5th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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British Columbia, Canada
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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I hired Chris of Out and About Tours after working out a two day touring agenda for my trip to Lewis and Harris in October via email. This was a roots trip for me, a 5th generation Canadian whose forefathers left Lewis during the 19th century clearances. We toured so much more of the island(s) than I could have managed... More 

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Out_and_About_Tours, Owner at Out and About Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to provide these tours of Lewis and Harris and I really appreciate your review of my guiding service. I'm glad that I had the opportunity over the two days to show you a variety of sites and districts here on the islands and that it gave you an appreciation of the history and culture of our... More 

Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling to the Isle of Lewis and sought to set up a tour in advance. We contacted Out and About Tours at random. Chris Ryan answered all of our questions quickly and cheerfully. The tour itself was outstanding. Chris knew everything about the places we visited. He showed us a black house and carefully pointed out key items... More 

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Out_and_About_Tours, Owner at Out and About Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review of my guiding service. It was a pleasure to guide both of you around the Isle of Lewis and I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with me. More 

La Spezia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Chris has been in this business and on the island for a long time, and it really shows. We spent a quiet pleasant day getting shown many of the highlights of Lewis. If you're on for a short time, don't have a car, or just want to quiz a local expert, I'd highly recommend this tour!

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Out_and_About_Tours, Owner at Out and About Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to guide you and your family around Lewis and I hope the rest of your visit to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland went well. Best wishes and many thanks again for using my guiding service. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote: "We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." That was the quote that came to mind when we travelled the length of the Outer Hebrides from Stornaway, the Isle of Lewis in the north to Isle of Barra in the... More 

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Out_and_About_Tours, Owner at Out and About Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to guide you and your family through our beautiful islands and I'm delighted that you have gone home with such great memories of your time with me in the Outer Hebrides. I enjoyed our discussions too and we certainly covered quite a few topics over the course of the tours. Thank you for such a great... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband had always wanted to visit the Isle of Lewis and we booked a full day tour with Chris to tour the island. From the beaches north of Stornoway and the Bridge to Nowhere, to the Port of Ness and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, plus the Carloway Broch and the Callanish stones, our day exceeded all expectations. Thanks... More 

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Out_and_About_Tours, Owner at Out and About Tours, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review of my guiding service. It was a pleasure to guide you and your husband around Lewis and provide this opportunity for you to visit the historic sites and beautiful landscapes our islands have become known for. More 

São Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and hopped over to Stornoway, where we had a tour booked with Chris. It turns out, though, that the agency that organized our tour had forgotten to tell us we were supposed to bring our own packed lunches for the hike. Chris didn't bat an eyelid, even though he had to completely... More 

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Cambridge, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We arrived in Stornoway on Wednesday 22nd June aboard P and O Azura. As it was the largest cruise ship to visit Stornoway it took a long time to disembark the ship by tender. Chris was patiently waiting for us. We telephoned him to update him about what time we were expecting to meet him. He took my husband, myself... More 

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Farmington, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Four of us took the Queen Elizabeth in June and one of the stops was Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. When we docked Chris was waiting and off we went to see standing stones, blackhouses, Lewis chessmen, and much, much more. Chris was fabulous at explaining his beautiful island and the history. We highly recommend his services.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Cannot praise Chris anymore than has been said in earlier review comments....he picked me up and dropped me back to my Hotel a good few miles away. He is fully licensed to carry passengers which is important. Chris has a wide knowledge not only of Lewis and Bernera but the whole of the Outer Hebrides. He is a Green Ranger... More 

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Big Canoe, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great small personalized day trip. Chris came to our B&B and picked up the 4 of us for a day long excursion of western Lewis. He is a very knowledgeable and personable guide who enjoys showing off his native land. He was able to tell and show us so many things we would not have known or seen had we... More 

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