Lochs and Legends of Scotland
9 days from £1,699 per person
Embark on a magical journey to the far reaches of Scotland and embrace the mysteries, history, tranquillity and breathtaking scenery of its lochs and islands. Spending eight memorable nights on board Borealis, you’ll sail beautiful waterways and visit a string of diverse destinations, including Orkney and the Shetland Islands. It’s the best way to truly appreciate the splendour of this picture-perfect part of the world.
- 8 nights cruise on Borealis
- 23 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 lunches (days 2-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
- Exclusive Titan drinks party on board
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Titan tour manager
Day 1 - Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your journey to Liverpool. Embark our ship in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - Tarbert, Scotland
Our first stop is the idyllic Scottish village of Tarbert, the entryway to the lovely peninsula of Kintyre in the south west of Argyll. The Royal Castle of Tarbert was a strategic royal stronghold in the Middle Ages. With only a couple of standing walls left, it has stunning views of Loch Fyne and beyond to the Firth of Clyde. Make sure you pop over to Shell Beach, covered in broken shells from clams and queenies; it’s the most visited spot in Tarbert, by locals and tourists alike. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 3 - Fort William
As the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’, Fort William attracts a lot of adventurous visitors. Views of the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, complete a scenic walk. You may like to see historic sites like the 13th-century castle runs at Old Inverlochy Castle or the longest staircase lock in Britain, we know as Neptune’s Staircase. Or learn the story of this mountainous region and its people at the West Highland Museum. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 4 - Cruising Little Loch Broom and Loch Eriboll
Lined by stunning lush-green landscapes, Loch Broom is a platform for this unspoilt and magnificent part of the world. The scenic waters of both Loch Broom and Loch Eriboll are the best way to appreciate the outstanding natural beauty of the Lochs. Make sure you have your camera ready as we glide past unbelievable landmarks.
Day 5 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Over 100 islands known as Shetland lie in the far northeast of Britain. Only 15 of them are inhabited, leaving swathes of heather-clad moorlands confined by rugged cliffs and pristine beaches. We dock for the day in Lerwick, a tiny capital with independent shops and historic buildings. They give way to the well-preserved remains of a small Bronze Age settlement, cliffs that house thousands of seabirds, and wilderness patrolled by Shetland ponies.
Day 6 - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Today’s stop is in the quaint capital of the Orkney Islands. Kirkwall’s paved streets and twisting lanes echo a bygone era - its Christian, Nordic and Celtic past has left its mark and you’ll notice there’s a distinct Scandinavian feel. The Church of St Olaf of Norway dates back to the 11th century, while the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces from the mid-12th century are a tribute to the Orkney’s turbulent past.
Make sure you pop by Tankerness House - a beautifully preserved 16th-century townhouse that’s now a museum of historic collections. The Orkney Wireless Museum holds some fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.
Day 7 - Invergordon
We arrive in the beautiful Scottish Highlands this morning. Invergordon is the perfect gateway to legendary Loch Ness, and Culloden Battlefield, the site of the final Jacobite Rising in 1746. Alternatively, you could tour 15th-century Cawdor Castle or sip single malt Scotch whisky at Glenmorangie Distillery. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 8 - Cruising Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal's Cave
As we sail home, we’ll pass the stunning Dutchman’s Cap, named for its shape, followed by the dramatic Fingal’s Cave, a basalt sea cave that’s home to guillemots, puffins, razorbills and more.
Day 9 Liverpool
We arrive back in Liverpool early this morning, disembarking after breakfast. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.