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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Footloose over the Little Minch

This special walking-themed cruise takes you over the Little Minch to the Outer Isles of Barra and the Uists before exploring the varied landscapes of Skye and the Inner Isles

No Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Kinloch Castle, Rum
  • Looking Towards the Island of Eigg
  • Oban, Scotland
  • Skye
  • Portree, Isle of Skye

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Appreciate the remoteness and tranquillity on the Isles of Ulva and Coll and enjoy a guided walk through the beautiful landscapes and sweeping sandy beaches. Learn about Ulva’s rich heritage during a visit to Sheila’s Cottage, a remarkably well restored traditional thatched cottage.

Admire the array of wildlife on a stroll through the historical Isle of Eigg and marvel at the impressive Kinloch Castle on the Isle of Rum which is the most intact Edwardian country house in Britain.

Walk through flower strewn machair on the Outer Isle of Barra and discover the only surviving medieval castle in the Outer Hebrides, Kisimul Castle. A full day on The Uists allows the walkers to set out from Lochboisdale and re-join the ship in Lochmaddy, whilst the strollers enjoy a tour of these contrasting landscapes.  Crossing the Little Minch to Uig, walkers are challenged by the terrain of The Quiraing in Trotternish; strollers can explore this awe-inspiring peninsula on a coach tour.

HE358 Operated by Hebridean Island Cruises


Footloose over the Little Minch

Day 1 - Oban (Scotland)

Embark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

Day 2 - Ulva - Coll

Arrive in Ulva, a tiny traffic-free island off the west coast of Mull. Appreciate the serene tranquillity as you stroll through this quiet island and enjoy a visit to Sheila's Cottage, a reconstruction of a traditional thatched crofters cottage which features a heritage centre. Pay a visit to Thomas Telford's Church before heading to the walkers' paradise of Coll. Perhaps stroll along the sweeping sandy beaches and admire the picturesque landscapes.

Day 3 - Eigg - Rum

The beautiful and historic island of Eigg is a haven for wildlife and boasts a vibrant community. Be on the lookout for Eagles and other wildlife as you walk beneath the impressive pitchstone ridge of An Sgùrr. Arrive on the island of Rum, home to remarkable Bulloigh's Kinlock Castle; the most intact Edwardian country house in Britain. Discover the history of the castle or enjoy a refreshing walk through the Nature Reserve.

Day 4 - Barra

Cross the sea of the Hebrides to the Outer Isles and arrive on the Isle of Barra; the most southerly of the inhabited islands in the Outer Hebrides. The landscape of Barra is well-known for it's incredible beauty, boasting stunning beaches, flower strewn machair and rolling hills. Visit the spectacular medieval Kisimul Castle which is the only surviving medieval castle in the Outer Hebrides and is also known as the 'Castle in the Sea'.

Day 5 - Lochmaddy

Spend the day exploring North and South Uist. Set off on a full day walk from Lochboisdale in South Uist and re-join the ship in Lochmaddy. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely stroll during a tour of the contrasting landscapes.

Day 6 - Skye

Cross the Little Minch to Uig, Skye and join a challenging walk of The Quiraing in Trotternish. Alternatively, enjoy a coach tour of this amazing Peninsula before rejoining the ship in Portree.

Day 7 - Inverie

Arrive in the final port of call, the tiny island of Inverie sits at the head of Loch Nevis in remote Knoydart. Enjoy a walk through Inverie; home of The Old Forge, Britain's most remote pub.

Day 8 - Oban

Disembark in Oban.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise on board Hebridean Princes
  • Private coach transfers from the local airport or train station to and from the ship
  • All meals on board and ashore
  • Champagne, selected wines plus beer, spirits, soft drinks, tea, coffee and other hot drinks
  • Knowledgeable guides on board and on tours
  • Shore excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • Use of the ship’s bicycles
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Port taxes
  • Gratuities

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel to and from the private coach transfer points
  • Wines from the Library Wines list
  • Private shore visits organised by request which are not part of the itinerary
  • Personal telephone calls
  • Items purchased from the shop on board
  • Personal laundry
Map for Footloose over the Little Minch