A Scottish Adventure
Cruising to the Inner Hebrides and Orkney
Embark on a voyage of discovery to the beautiful lochs and islands of Scotland on this enchanting eight-night cruise. Sailing from Liverpool, you’ll explore Loch Fyne and spend time in the picturesque town of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, where you may enjoy a ‘wee dram’ in the historic local distillery before sailing onwards, past Fingal’s Cave and historic Duart Castle, with plenty of opportunities to spot the varied marine wildlife along the way. Your ship will take you to Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis and you’ll have a day on Orkney, with a chance to visit the unique Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, one of the most important archaeological sites in the British Isles. Your final port of call will be Invergordon, the perfect base for heading out on an expedition in search of the Loch Ness Monster in the murky waters of the most famous loch of all.
- 8 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 23 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 lunches (days 2-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights during cruise
- 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 - 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 Boudicca in readiness for an evening sailing.
Day 2 - Cruising Loch Fyne - Tarbert
Connected to the Sound of Jura, Loch Fyne is one of the longest and most picturesque of Scotland’s sea lochs, set against a backdrop of crumbling castles, craggy mountains and marshy heaths. As we glide through the Loch this morning, you may be lucky enough to see seals, otters, basking sharks, dolphins and other native wildlife. The loch is also famous for its delicious seafood, especially oysters. Early this evening we reach the idyllic village of Tarbert, watched over by its ruined medieval castle. We set sail late tonight.
Day 3 - Tobermory, Isle of Mull - cruising the Sound of Mull - cruising Fingal’s Cave
This morning we arrive in the pretty port 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 perhaps sample some of the produce at Tobermory Distillery. Our cruise continues later today through the Sound of Mull, the beautiful stretch of water between the Isle of Mull and mainland Scotland, passing the impressive 13th century Duart Castle and the astonishing Fingal’s Cave, located on the uninhabited island of Staffa in the Inner Hebrides. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 4 - Cruising Loch Linnhe - Fort William
Flanked by rolling hills and rugged woodland, Loch Linnhe offers incredible views as we sail through early this morning. Be sure to keep a look-out for the local golden eagles, porpoises and seals. We pass through the Corran Narrows, the narrowest point of Loch Linnhe, towards the picturesque town of Fort William, which occupies a dramatic location at the foot Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Known as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William is a popular centre for climbing, hillwalking and mountain-biking while points of interest include the West Highland Museum, with its extensive collections chronicling Highland history and culture, the ruins of Inverlochy Castle and the Ben Nevis Distillery, which offers guided tours. We depart this evening, cruising back through Loch Linhe.
Day 5 - Ullapool - cruising Loch Broom
The small fishing port of Ullapool, on the shore of Loch Broom, was founded by the British Fisheries Society in 1788, and is an ideal base for trips into the Highlands. The award-winning Ullapool Museum, housed in a former church designed by Thomas Telford, is worth a visit, while the ornate cast iron town clock, erected in 1899, is said to be the most photographed in Scotland. Departing Ullapool, we cruise along the still waters of Loch Broom, passing the impressive 743m-high Ben Mor Coigach.
Day 6 - Kirkwall, Orkney
This morning we arrive in Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney, an archipelago of 70 islands off the northern tip of the Scottish mainland with a strong Scandinavian heritage. The mediaeval St. Magnus Cathedral, founded by the Viking chief, Earl Rögnvald Kali Kolsson, in 1137, still dominates Kirkwall’s skyline while the Orkney Museum, with important collections of Stone Age and Viking artefacts is also worth a look. Alternatively, join our optional tour to the remarkable archaeological site of Skara Brae, a wonderfully preserved 5,000-year old Neolithic village, uncovered by a violent storm in 1850. You’ll also visit the Standing Stones of Stenness, one of the oldest stone circles in Britain, and the Ring of Brodgar, as well as Skaill House, a fine 17th century mansion. We depart Orkney late tonight.
Day 7 - Invergordon
Located at the head of the beautiful Cromarty Firth, Invergordon is the gateway to the northern Highlands and is surrounded by stunning scenic beauty. Close-by and within easy reach is Scotland's most famous Loch - Loch Ness – legendary home of the elusive Loch Ness Monster. You might like to join a coach tour to the Loch and go in search of Nessie yourself. We leave Invergordon tonight.
Day 8 - At sea
We have a full day to relax on board Boudicca as we cruise back towards Liverpool. Perhaps take the opportunity to unwind with a massage in the spa or enjoy a dip in one of the pools.
Day 9 Liverpool
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.