Highlands and Islands
a leisurely voyage including an overnight stop in Dublin
It is easy to forget that in our very own British Isles, one can find lands so diverse. Contained within our dramatic shorelines we are blessed with a plethora of ancient monuments and sites of historical significance, a range of cultures and traditions, and some of the most vivid and compelling scenery to be found anywhere in Europe. On this enlightening itinerary you cruise from the lochs and castles of the Scottish Islands to the green hills and wildflowers of Ireland and the unrefined Jurassic Coast of England.
- 10 nights cruise on Braemar
- 29 meals: 10 breakfasts (days 2-11) 9 lunches (days 2-10) 10 dinners (days 1-10)
- £75 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights during cruise
- Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service®
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Southampton
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Southampton, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Braemar (3T+) in readiness for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Day 3 - Rosyth (Edinburgh)
From the port of Rosyth, travel the short distance to one of the UK’s finest cities - Edinburgh. The Scottish capital has millennia of impressive, intriguing and gruesome tales to share as you walk through its streets admiring beautiful architecture and historic monuments. Be sure to explore the historic Old Town quarter which is home to the city's magnificent castle, the famous Holyrood Royal residence, the parliament building and St Giles' Cathedral. Or if you prefer to indulge in a little retail therapy, you can wander the high-end stores and independent boutiques that line Princes Street, George Street and other areas in the New Town.
Day 4 - At sea
Day 5 - Fort William
Pass through Corran Narrows and glide along scenic Loch Linnhe to Fort William, temptingly close to forbidding Ben Nevis and the beautifully craggy surroundings of Glen Nevis. It is the ideal destination for adventurers, but the town also has opportunities for a gentler day, including a visit to the historic old fort, first built by Oliver Cromwell in 1654. Back on board, we return along the beautiful loch and cruise by Duart Castle, one of the most historic, important and prettiest castles in the Highlands, as we start our journey to Ireland.
Day 6 - Belfast
In recent years Belfast has moved away from the troubles of the past and become a modern, vibrant and stylish city. The fascinating and beautiful Botanical Gardens, established in 1828, is home to one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses and it contains a wide range of tropical plants, ranging from bananas to rubber. Next to this is the Ulster Museum, which tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history, whilst elsewhere the impressive hulk of Belfast Castle, standing 120m above the sea, takes in magnificent views over the city. The stunning Giant’s Causeway, steeped in myths and legends, is also just an excursion away.
Days 7-8 - Dublin (overnight)
Spend two days in Dublin, a city steeped in history and youthful energy. Cosmopolitan and charming, its blend of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture makes this an incredibly appealing city to explore. Here you will find the Custom House, The Old Parliament House, Trinity College, the renowned Guinness Brewery and Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest enclosed public park, where you can see the homes of Ireland’s President and the American Ambassador.
Day 9 - Falmouth
We arrive in Falmouth early this morning, where you will find a beautiful network of creeks and rivers. The Queen Mary Gardens are worth visiting before heading to the waterfront where you can sample some local ale with your afternoon cod and chips.
Day 10 - Portland
Situated on the Jurassic Coast, Portland is the gateway to a long list of attractions including Stonehenge, Bath and Salisbury Cathedral. Additionally, nearby you have a number of beautiful castles including Rufus, Sandfoot and Portland, one of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, as well as Nothe Fort, a labyrinth of underground passageways, and Max Gate, Thomas Hardy’s atmospheric Victorian home.
Day 11 Southampton
Early morning arrival back in Southampton, where you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
Important information about your destination
Accompanying this cruise will be The Doric String Quartet, one of Europe’s leading string quartets. They will be joined by the celebrity pianist Melvyn Tan, whose international career has kept him at the top of his profession for 40 years. Also on board will be the young mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley - and viola player Simon Rowland-Jones.