Blue Water Holidays
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
Experts in River and Small Ship Cruising Holidays since 2002
01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Scotland Intensive Voyage

Cruise around the coast of Scotland to visit historic cities, ancient castles and remote islands, and discover thousands of years of history and culture

Cruise Only
11 nights from £3729pp

Luxury Holiday
  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh
  • Lerwick, Shetland Islands
  • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
  • Stornoway

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Uncover a wealth of history and culture on this luxury Scotland cruise, where cosmopolitan cities contrast with ancient historic sites and medieval castles.

Set sail from the canal city of Amsterdam and arrive in Edinburgh where an overnight stay allows plenty of time to discover the city's main attractions. Explore Dundee then head to Invergordon, an incredible destination that houses some of the world’s most famous whiskey distilleries. Secluded and seaswept, the Shetland Islands offer a unique blend of Scandinavian and Scottish culture whilst the Orkney Isles offer the historic sites of St. Magnus Cathedral and Neolithic village of Skara Brae.

In Stornoway, the gateway to the Outer Hebrides, you may wish to tour the grounds of historic Lews Castle and grab a pint (or two) in this picturesque port. In Oban you can explore the magnificent Inveraray Castle or just enjoy the colourful row houses and red-hulled fishing vessels that line the shores of this picturesque port. Conclude your journey in Glasgow, where history buffs will be wowed by Victorian architecture and Scotch aficionados can sample a wee dram of Highland Scotch during an optional tour of the famed Glenmorangie distillery.

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Scotland Intensive Voyage Itinerary

Day 1 - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Embark ship in Amsterdam

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 3-4 - Leith (Scotland, British Isles)

Leith is the gateway to Edinburgh with its historic Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Why not explore the mysterious network of underground alleys beneath the Royal Mile, enjoy a bagpipe demonstration followed by a whisky tasting session or visit St Andrews to walk the famous Old Course.

Day 5 - Dundee

See why Dundee is referred as the City of Discoveries. A golf-lovers paradise, this is the birthplace of the game and the perfect spot to squeeze in a round. It’s also the ideal location to brush up on your naval history with a tour of the HMS Unicorn, a nearly 200-year-old ship from the golden age of sail to life. Afterward, relax by the River Tay and take in the views of Scotland’s hidden gem.

Day 6 - Invergordon

Invergordon enjoys a beautiful setting, surrounded by mountains, tumbling waterfalls and serene lochs. Optional excursions include a trip to legendary Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, a visit to medieval Cawdor Castle and a trip aboard a RIB in search of dolphins and whales.

Day 7 - Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the Shetland Islands which are home to a unique blend of Scandinavian and Scottish culture. Perhaps discover the history of the Shetlands on a trip to the Bronze Age Jarlshof Ruins, visit the ruined Scalloway castle or discover uninhabited Mousa Island with its protected bird colonies.

Day 8 - Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Kirkwall is dominated by the imposing walls of St Magnus cathedral. Optional excursions include a whisky tasting at Highland Park Distillery, a trip to the Stone Age village of Skara Brae and a sightseeing drive that crosses the famous Churchill Barriers and visits the Italian Chapel.

Day 9 - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)

Colourful houses and fishing vessels line this picturesque port on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Day 10 - Oban (Scotland)

Oban is the gateway to the stunning Scottish Highlands. Optional excursions include a trip to the colourful Arduaine Gardens, a gondola ride up the slopes of Aonach Mor and a visit to the fairytale Inverary Castle.

Day 11 - Glasgow

Glasgow is a thriving city where exceptional Victorian architecture contrasts with state of the art glass towers. Perhaps travel through the Scottish countryside to see deep lochs and captivating villages, visit Ardkinglas Estate for a masterclass in oysters, discover the grandiose Culzean Castle or explore Stirling Castle perched high on a rocky outcrop.

Day 12 - Dublin (Ireland)

Disembark ship in Dublin.

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

Price Includes

  • 11-night full-board cruise
  • Complimentary selected spirits, beers and wine throughout
  • Complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, speciality coffees and teas
  • Shuttle service to and from ports
  • Butler service for suite guests

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights and overseas transfers - please contact us for a quote
  • Shore excursions

Cruise Extensions

  • Amsterdam Extension Extend your holiday with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam. Enjoy a half-day walking tour of the city, visit the Van Gogh Museum, join a canal dinner cruise and take a tour outside the city, visiting Marken, Volendam, Edam and Zaandam. Please contact us for details
  • Ireland Extension Extend your holiday with a 4-night post-cruise stay in Ireland including an overnight hotel stay at Ashford Castle. Enjoy an Art Tea in Dublin followed by a guided city tour and visit Trinity College Library. Stop at the iconic Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle, visit Adare Village, the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's School of Falconry and Galway Bay for a food-focused walking tour. Please contact us for details
  • Dublin Extension Extend your holiday with a 2 or 3-night post-cruise stay in Dublin. Enjoy Art Tea and a full day tour of Dublin's highlights including Trinity College Library, Guinness Storehouse and Christ Church Cathedral. Please contact us for details

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