Day 1 - Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Black Watch (3T+) in readiness for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
This morning we dock in the historic capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, a settlement that can be traced back to an ancient Christian, Nordic and Celtic past. The grand 11th century Church of Saint Olaf of Norway and St Magnus Cathedral, can be found in the heart of the town. The Cathedral is also known as the ‘Light of the North’ and was founded in memory of Saint Magnus Erlendsson and took 300 years to complete. Restoration work is still ongoing to preserve the structure. You can visit the nearby ruins of the fascinating 12th century Bishop’s Palace and the Earl’s Palace, considered the finest example of Renaissance architecture in Scotland. Kirkwall is also home to two museums: Tankerness House - a well-preserved 16th century townhouse exhibiting enthralling historic collections - and the Orkney Wireless Museum which tells the interesting history of radio.
Day 4 - Invergordon
Located at the head of a stunning firth in the captivating Scottish Highlands, Invergordon is a region of mystic waters, dramatic landscapes and wonderful history. Roam the town’s wonderful architecture including the amazing 15th century Cawdor Castle - its extraordinary grounds include three beautiful gardens: the Walled Garden, Flower Garden and Wild Garden. Visit the mighty Dunrobin Castle, dating back to the 13th century, or an unforgettable highlight of Invergordon is the waters of world-famous Loch Ness, considered the home of an elusive sea monster.
Day 5 - Ullapool - Cruising Loch Broom
Early morning arrival in the beautiful settlement of Ullapool founded during the 18th century by the British Fisheries Society and located on the edge of the glorious waters of Loch Broom. Ullapool is a wonderful holiday centre with fishing, nature walks, golfing and boating all among the activities on offer. There is also the award-winning Ullapool Museum and the stunning town clock with its beautiful four pediment faces. Late afternoon, we cruise along the scenic waters of Loch Broom, home to breathtaking scenes, mighty hills and soaring mountains. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Tobermory, Isle of Mull - Cruising Sound of Mull
A full day to explore wonderful Tobermory, originally built as a fishing port during the 18th century. This charming village is now the main settlement on the Isle of Mull and is a delight to discover with its picturesque brightly-coloured houses leading to the pier, and local fishermen’s boats bobbing in the calm surrounding waters. Visit Mull Museum which celebrates the town’s history in local artefacts, and the impressive Tobermory Distillery, founded in 1798 and famous for producing its mouthwatering tipple. Late evening cruise along the stunning Sound of Mull, an unforgettable stretch of water boasting some of the British Isles’ most stunning natural landscapes, before voyaging past 13th century Duart Castle, one of the Highlands’ most beautiful castles. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 7 - Greenock (Glasgow)
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is filled with vibrant culture, great shopping and many attractions. Home to endless energy and a wealth of world-class museums and galleries boosting the city’s buzzing art scene, you can visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery; the exquisite Botanic Gardens - stretching over 27 acres of beautiful land with a stunning Victorian-style glasshouse; and the modern Glasgow Science Centre. The city also provides numerous opportunities to embark on visits to spectacular national parks, mesmerising lochs, the wild Scottish Highlands and trips to Cowal and Dunoon to experience the grand traditional Scottish atmosphere and unforgettable sea of kilts.
Day 8 Liverpool
Early this morning we arrive back in Liverpool, where we disembark after breakfast. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.