The far north west Highlands offer superb scenery, mountain peaks, unspoilt sandy beaches, magnificent walking and wide open spaces. Add in the famous sub-tropical garden at Inverewe, the remote Summer Isles and the seabird cliffs of the Shiants to make this cruise a fascinating journey through beautiful landscapes of lochs and mountains.
Exploring the ruined castle and woodland garden at Armadale we learn about the history of the isles at the Clan Donald Centre, ahead of a leisurely cruise through the Sound of Sleat to Lochs Hourn and Torridon. We stretch our legs at the pretty conservation village of Shieldaig and delight in the vibrant colours of exotic plants at Inverewe Garden.
The Summer Isles beckon as we land on the largest, Tanera Mòr, lying in the mouth of Loch Broom. Located on the edge of the Outer Isles are the uninhabited Shiant Isles and from the comfort of Hebridean Princess we admire the thousands of breeding seabirds and puffins.
Skye is the largest of the Western Isles and from Loch Dunvegan we discover Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and 800 year ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod. As our journey continues we can observe the ever-changing panorama during a cruise of the west coast of the island and the Small Isles.
Prior to calling at Ardchattan Priory Garden, first established in the 13th century, our final full day permits us to enjoy a visit to the impressive Duart Castle, standing proudly on a clifftop guarding the Sound of Mull.
- FREE STANDARD RETURN RAIL OR FLIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDED
- 7 night cruise from Oban on board Hebridean Princess
- All meals on board and ashore, snacks and picnics as per itinerary
- Champagnes, wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other drinks
- Guides and guest speakers
- Shore visits and entrance fees
- Use of bicycles
- Transfers from Glasgow or Inverness or car parking
- Welcome cocktail party
- Port taxes and gratuities
Subject to availability. Single supplements apply.
For more information or to book please call 0800 1707 233 and quote Sunday Post.
Tuesday 01 May 2018: Embark in Oban
Wednesday 02 May 2018: Skye – Armadale, Skye – Castle and gardens. Cruise Sound of Sleat, Loch Hourn, Skye Bridge and Loch Torridon.
Thursday 03 May 2018: Shieldaig – Walks ashore. Gairloch – Inverewe Garden.
Friday 04 May 2018: Loch á Chàirn Bhàin – Cruise the rugged coast of Wester Ross. Loch á Chàirn Bhàin – Walks ashore.
Saturday 05 May 2018: Summer Isles – Tanera Mòr. Cruise cliffs of the Shiant Isles.
Sunday 06 May 2018: Skye – Dunvegan Castle and seal colony. Cruise west coast of Skye and the Small Isles.
Monday 07 May 2018: Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle. Dunstaffanage – Ardchattan Priory Garden.
Tuesday 08 May 2018: Oban – Disembark