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 Black Watch (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - Falmouth
Our first port of call is the pretty Cornish port of Falmouth. Possessing the third largest natural harbour in the world, Falmouth is a popular sailing centre and seaside resort. Relax on the sandy beaches, enjoy a Cornish cream tea in one of the inviting cafes or head out of town to visit the subtropical Trebah Garden, with its exotic blooms and walking trails. Further afield, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are within reach.
Day 3 - At sea
There’s time to relax and enjoy the facilities aboard Black Watch today. Perhaps take a dip in one of the two heated pools or practise your swing in the golf nets.
Day 4 - Tobermory, Isle of Mull - cruising Fingal’s Cave
This morning we arrive in the pretty town of Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull. Built as a fishing port in the 18th century, it is celebrated for its picturesque harbour and brightly painted houses. Learn about the local sea life in the Marine Exhibition or enjoy a ‘wee dram’ at Tobermory Distillery. We depart this evening, cruising past the astonishing Fingal’s Cave, located on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 5 - Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Today we visit Stornoway, the largest town in the Outer Hebrides. In town, you can learn about the history of Harris Tweed at the Lewis Loom Centre or you could head out to explore the archaeological treasures of Lewis such as the well-preserved Carloway Broch, an Iron Age fort, and the Callanish Standing Stones, a megalithic stone circle thought to be almost 5000 years old. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands - cruising by Hestur (Horse Island) - cruising by Mykines, Gasadalur, Gasholmur, Tindholmur, Drangarnir & Hestur, Faroe Islands
We arrive in Torshavn, the tiny capital of the Faroe Islands this morning. The Vikings settled the islands in the 9th century, and held their first parliament in Torshavn’s Old Town in 825. The area, known as Tinganes, has preserved its medieval character, with its narrow lanes and timber-built houses. You can discover more about local history at the National Museum, just outside town. We leave this evening, sailing past several of the more remote Faroese islands, which are home to bird species such as puffins, storm petrels and black guillemots.
Day 7 - Seyðisfjörður, Iceland - cruising Borgarfjörður Eystri
We arrive in Iceland today, and the town of Seyðisfjörður. Home to around 700 people, this is a peaceful and friendly place, regarded as one of the prettiest towns in the country, with a fine collection of historic wooden buildings and a picturesque blue church. Meanwhile, an easy walk from the town centre takes you to the valley of the Fjardara River and its 25 thundering waterfalls. Leaving town, we sail along the 17km-long inlet which gives the town of Seyðisfjörður its name, and the breathtakingly beautiful Borgarfjörður Eystri fjord.
Day 8 - Cruising Eyjafjörður - cruising Hrisey - Akureyri
Eyjafjörður is the longest fjord in Iceland and lies on the migratory routes of many species of whales and seabirds, making it an ideal place for wildlife watching. We’ll pass pretty Hrisey Island, where around 200 people live, alongside some 40 bird species, including ptarmigans and Arctic terns and later this morning we arrive in Akureyri. Look out for humpback whales, dolphins and porpoises in the surrounding waters, while in town you can’t miss the landmark Art Deco church, built in 1940. You might also like to take a sightseeing tour to Godafoss, ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and the volcanic landscapes around Lake Myvatn.
Day 9 - Cruising Hornstrandir - cruising Western Fjords - Ísafjörður
At the northernmost tip of Iceland, the Hornstrandir peninsula is home to huge numbers of bird species including fulmars, puffins and razorbills, and you’ll have unrivalled views as we glide by. You’ll also discover the spectacular scenery of Ísafjarðardjúp, the largest and most beautiful of Iceland’s Western Fjords, which few visitors to Iceland get the chance to see. Later this morning we reach the fishing port of Ísafjörður. The town centre has some of the best preserved timber buildings in the country and a number of welcoming family-run restaurants serving the finest locally caught seafood.
Day 10 - Reykjavik
This morning we arrive in Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital city. Although small, there is so much to see and do in this attractive city. Visit the National Museum, filled with displays chronicling Iceland’s history from the days of its first Viking inhabitants and the monumental church, the Halgrimskirkja. Outside the city, you can immerse yourself in the warm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa or explore Thingvellir National Park, site of Iceland’s first parliament, or Althing, in 930, and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We leave Reykjavik tonight.
Days 11-12 - At sea
Time to relax aboard Black Watch as we sail southwards. Maybe unwind with a massage in the spa centre, meet up with friends over tea in the lounge and enjoy the evening cabaret shows.
Day 13 - Dublin, Ireland
Black Watch docks in our final port of call today, Dublin. Learn about Ireland’s past in the splendid National Museum, visit the impressive St Patrick’s Cathedral, spend time wandering through the bustling, bohemian Temple Bar neighbourhood, or take a leisurely stroll through the more peaceful surroundings of Phoenix Park, one of the largest urban public gardens in Europe. And if you want to know more about the ‘little people,’ the National Leprechaun Museum is the place to go!
Day 14 - At sea
Enjoy your last day on board Black Watch as we make our way back to Dover.
Day 15 Dover
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.