Join our exciting voyage to the most enchanting destinations in the Scottish Highlands and islands. Balmoral sails to Invergordon, where unspoilt scenery and legendary lochs await; before continuing to Kirkwall, the friendly capital of the Orkney Islands, enriched by ancient Christian, Nordic and Celtic heritage and captivating historic architecture. Then, discover Lerwick, the unforgettable capital of the picturesque Shetland Islands, which rose to its status during the 17th century when it was founded as a seaport for herring trade.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Newcastle where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Invergordon
Late this morning we arrive in the wonderful port of Invergordon, at the head of a breathtaking firth in the mesmerising Scottish highlands. Be in awe of the scenic beauty as you explore dramatic landscapes and mysterious waters, including Scotland’s most famous loch, Loch Ness thought to be the home of the elusive legendary monster. Visit the beautiful 15th century Cawdor Castle, a magical fortress steeped in enthralling history and boasting fine grounds, and the picturesque Dunrobin Castle which dates back to the 13th century.
Day 3 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
The capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, boasts a wealth of ancient Christian, Nordic and Celtic history, making it a truly unique place to discover. Kirkwall is home to many historic structures including the unforgettable Church of Saint Olaf and St Magnus Cathedral, a captivating example of Romanesque architecture and Viking heritage having been founded by Earl Rögnvald in memory of his uncle St Magnus in 1137 and taking 300 years to complete. There are two museums: Tankerness House, a wonderfully-preserved 16th century town house, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, which tells the story of radio.
Day 4 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands
This morning we arrive in the picturesque capital of the Shetland Islands. Despite being the capital of 100 islands and islets, Lerwick has kept its friendly character and unspoilt scenery. Consisting as a muddy bay until the 1600s, it became a permanent settlement and seaport for the herring trade during the 17th century; it was at this time that spectacular five-sided Fort Charlotte was built. If you choose to visit today, you can see the remains of the incredible artillery fort which once overlooked the harbour. To learn more of the past and marvellous culture, visit the Shetland Museum and Archives.
Day 5 - At sea
Spend a relaxing day at sea as we head back to UK shores.
Day 6 Newcastle
Early this morning we arrive back in Newcastle, where we disembark after breakfast. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.