Lochs, Islands and the Military Tattoo
A no-fly cruise from Dover
Step aboard Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of remote islands; enjoy scenic cruising along breathtaking lochs; and take the opportunity to experience two of Scotland’s most iconic live events. Sail from Dover to Dublin, where the vibrant Temple Bar district and the Guinness Storehouse await, before venturing into the stunning Scottish lochs. Cruise by the historic Duart Castle and glide through Loch Linnhe en route to Fort William. Then call at Portree in the Isle of Skye and the Orkney Islands’ Kirkwall. The final call in Rosyth is for Edinburgh with opportunities to experience the Edinburgh Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
- 9 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 26 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 2-10) 8 lunches (days 2-9) 9 dinners (days 1-9)
- £75 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of the experienced Fred. Olsen staff on board
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Dover
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Dover, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Familiarise yourself with the onboard facilities and entertainment as we sail towards Ireland.
Day 3 - Dublin, Ireland
A welcoming city with a warm atmosphere and special character, Dublin is one of Europe’s must-visit cities, renowned for its vibrancy, nightlife and many attractions. There are several museums and monuments in the city centre that highlight the vast history of Dublin and Ireland, as well as art galleries, exhibitions, cathedrals and castles to visit.
Day 4 - Cruising Loch Linnhe - Corran Narrows - Fort William
Dating back to the 13th century, Duart Castle is one of the most historic and prettiest castles in the Highlands and we cruise past early this morning. Continue to Loch Linnhe, flanked by rolling hills, magnificent mountains and rugged woodland, offering incredible views, any time of the day or year. Its narrowest point is Corran Narrows, flanked by Corran Point and Nether Lochaber, and you’ll enjoy views of mountainous lush-green landscapes as you sail through en route to Fort William. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William is situated close to Glen Nevis, the home of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 5 - Portree, Isle of Skye - Cruising Sound of Raasay, Loch Torridon and Loch Shieldaig
The main town of the Isle of Skye, Portree, is also the island's most popular destination, thanks to its attractive coastline, pretty working harbour and interesting attractions, including the Aros Centre and the An Tuireann Arts Centre which celebrate the island's Gaelic heritage. Later this evening we depart and sail through the Sound of Raasay, an idyllic stretch of water that divides the picturesque islands of Raasay and Skye. Although it is only just under half-a-mile wide in some places, it is one of Britain’s deepest channels. From here we continue to the Northwest Highlands and Loch Torridon - a stunning sea loch surrounded by pretty villages and breathtaking picture-perfect scenery. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Some say that Kirkwall feels more Scandinavian than Scottish and in fact the name comes from the Norse for ‘Church Bay’, for the 11th century Church of Saint Olaf of Norway. The cathedral has been restored over recent years and the work is still continuing. It is well worth a visit, as are the nearby ruins of the former Bishop’s Palace, dating from the middle of the 12th century, and Earl’s Palace, said to have been the finest Renaissance building in Scotland.
Days 7-8 - Rosyth (Edinburgh) (overnight)
We dock in Rosyth for the Scottish capital. From the UNESCO-listed Old Town and New Town districts within the city centre, to the lush parks and rolling hills on the outskirts, Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored, offering something for everyone. Our overnight stay coincides with two of the Scottish capital’s most famous events. You have time to enjoy the theatre, music, opera, dance and excitement of the Edinburgh Festival and experience the thrill of the unique and quintessentially British Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo - there’s nothing like experiencing all the pomp and ceremony in person.
Day 9 - At sea
Relax on board, as we cruise home.
Day 10 Dover
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.