Scottish Highlands, Islands & Ireland
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 readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 At sea
Day 3 Invergordon
This morning we arrive in the lovely town of Invergordon, at the head of a beautiful firth in the stunning Scottish Highlands. Invergordon is ideally located to discover fascinating Scottish history with visits to the wonderful 15th century fairytale Cawdor Castle, and the medieval Dunrobin Castle - dating back to the 13th century, this incredible fortress boasts magnificent collections of paintings and objects belonging to the Earls of Sutherland. Or, be enthralled by the tales of the legendary Loch Ness Monster when discovering Scotland’s most famous loch, Loch Ness.
Day 4 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Discover the unforgettable capital of the Orkney Islands bursting with ancient Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. The region hosts many magnificent monuments, all of which represent different historical periods including the 11th century Church of Olaf and the spectacular St Magnus Cathedral, founded in 1137 by Viking Earl Rognvald. A visit to Kirkwall isn’t complete without discovering its two splendid museums: Tankerness House, a stunning A-listed 16th century town house exhibiting remarkable collections of international importance, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, which depicts the interesting history of radio.
Day 5 Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Arrive in the charming capital of the Shetland Islands, Lerwick. Despite being the capital to 100 islands and islets, and recognised for its wealthy North Sea oil industry, Lerwick has remained a friendly, tight-knit city with an array of historic buildings and delightful small shops. Discover Fort Charlotte, which once overlooked the harbour but has now been enclosed by the town following land reclamation; or visit the impressive Shetland Museum & Archives, where the Shetland Islands’ rich heritage and interesting culture can be discovered. Outside the town are the well-preserved remains of the Broch of Clickimin, a small Bronze-Age settlement excavated in the last century.
Day 6 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Visit the town of Stornoway, the largest port found in the Outer Hebrides. Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is now a fascinating town to explore with a vibrant harbour overlooked by the 19th century Lews Castle, with its grand exterior and beautiful grounds. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 7 Tobermory, Isle of Mull
Arrive in wonderful Tobermory, which took its place on the maps in the 18th century when it was built as a charming fishing port. This pretty village is famed for the brightly-coloured houses that line the waterfront, and the Tobermory Distillery; founded in 1798, it is one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland, and still make their single malt Scotch whisky the traditional way, by hand. Highlights of Tobermory also include Mull Museum, providing a look into Mull’s past; and beautiful Calve Island, uninhabited except for a quaint summer dwelling house. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 8 Dublin, Ireland
Dublin is Ireland’s welcoming capital, with lots of character and historic attractions. The abundance of museums includes the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Ireland, which displays fine art and rare objects of historical importance. Dublin Castle, in the heart of the historic centre, includes remains of a medieval fortress, just one of several incarnations that have stood here over millennia. Other top attractions include the Guinness Storehouse at St James’ Gate Brewery, where you learn about the production process and enjoy a tasting of the world-renowned ‘Black Stuff’; the lively Temple Bar district; and Ireland’s tallest church, St Patrick’s Cathedral, which dates back to 1191.
Day 9 At sea
Day 10 Dover
Early this morning we arrive back in Dover, where we disembark after breakfast. You will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.