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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Easter Explorer

Celebrate Easter Sunday on the sacred island of Iona on this all-inclusive Easter cruise accompanied by author and poet Kenneth Steven, visiting the colourful Arduaine garden and the Laphroaig Distillery

No Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Fingal's Cave
  • Iona Abbey

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Visit Scotland's spiritual heartland, Iona, on Easter Sunday and see the 8th-century Kildalton Cross on this enthralling Easter cruise on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess.

Stroll through the array of unusual plants and visit the plantsman’s paradise of Arduaine Garden. Discover the picturesque fishing village of Tayvallich, visit the Laphroaig Distillery, and explore the hidden gem of Lip na Cloiche Garden on the Isle of Mull.

Enjoy a special Easter Sunday on the sacred island of Iona then sail past the dramatic Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Learn more about the history of Tiree with a visit to the Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum then relax on the island of Coll with walks ashore.

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Easter Explorer Itinerary

Day 1 - Oban (Scotland)

Embark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

Day 2 - Crinan - Croabh Haven

Enjoy walks along the canal towpath in Crinan, before heading to the 20-acre plantsman’s paradise of Arduaine Garden in Craobh Haven.

Day 3 - Tayvallich

Discover Kilmartin Glen, before exploring the picturesque fishing village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween.

Day 4 - Port Ellen

On the Isle of Islay, visit the Laphroaig Distillery, before a relaxing afternoon cruising the Sound of Islay and the uninhabited Treshnish Islands where there is the chance to spot seals and nesting seabirds.

Day 5 - Ulva Ferry - Bunessan

On Mull, watch a demonstration of traditional techniques at Ardalanish Weavers, and pay a visit to the Lip na Cloiche Garden, a real hidden gem of the Hebrides.

Day 6 - Iona - Staffa

Arrive on the lovely Iona and uncover how the island has been a centre of Christian worship since Columba’s arrival in AD 563. Perhaps join the Easter Sunday service before sailing to Fingal’s Cave with its magnificent hexagonal basalt columns.

Day 7 - Hynish - Coll

Sail to the bird haven of Tiree for a visit to Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum then enjoy walks ashore on the island of Coll.

Day 8 - Oban

Disembark Hebridean Princess 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
  • 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

Special Features

  • Guest speaker:
  • Kenneth Steven is an author and poet specialising in the stories of the Hebrides, especially about the island of Iona.
Map for Easter Explorer