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

Historic Houses and Castles of the Clyde

Discover the turbulent history and romantic landscapes of Scotland on this luxury 7-night cruise, visiting the Clyde's ancient castles and historic houses including iconic Inverary Castle, sumptuous Ardgowan House and Victorian Mount Stuart House

No Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Ardkinglas House
  • Mount Stuart House
  • Inverary Castle

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Historic Houses and Castles of the Clyde Special Offer

Scotland's unique houses and castle evoke the country's long and turbulent history, set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery. Explore these historic and romantic landscapes on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess.

Cruise to Finlaystone House, the seat of the current Chief of the Clan MacMillan, before visiting the neo-Gothic Mount Stuart House which is testament to generations of Stuart passion and flamboyance. Spend a full day at Dumfries House, a stunning 18th-century country house that combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale.

Enjoy stunning views from Torrisdale Castle Estate and visit Strachur House, the residence of Sir Charles and Lady MacLean, and renowned for its flower and woodland gardens. Visit Ardkinglas House which was completed in 1907 for Sir Andrew Noble and incorporating the then latest technology. At the iconic Inveraray Castle there is a behind-the-scenes tour before a visit to Hunterston Castle and sumptuous Ardgowan House, held by the Stewart family since the early 15th century.

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Historic Houses and Castles of the Clyde Itinerary

Day 1 - Greenock (Scotland)

Embark Hebridean Princess in Greenock.

Day 2 - Greenock - Rothesay

Visit Finlaystone House which is the seat of the current Chief of the Clan MacMillan, located in 500 acres of ancient woodland and mature gardens. Call at the Isle of Bute to discover the Victorian mansion of Mount Stuart House, explore its stunning gardens and learn how this house was one of the most technologically advanced of its era.

Day 3 - Troon

Spend a full day, including lunch, at the prestigious Dumfries House which is set in 2,000 acres and is home to neoclassical architecture and an unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture.

Day 4 - Campbeltown

Designed in 1815, Torrisdale Castle enjoys magnificent views over Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran. Later, cruise Loch Fyne, Britain's longest sea loch.

Day 5 - Strachur

Enjoy a visit to the impressive Ardkinglas House, built in 1905 and designed by Sir Robert Lorimer. It is located on the shores of picturesque Loch Fyne and has a beautiful Woodland Garden, home to a variety of flora and fauna. Later, head to the magnificent Strachur House, the residence of Sir Charles and Lady McLean.

Day 6 - Crarae - Tarbert

Visit the enchanting 18th-century Inveraray Castle which is the seat of the Dukes of Argyll, for a behind-the-scenes tour. Later, explore the picturesque village of Tarbert with its ruined castle.

Day 7 - Largs

Enjoy a tour of the lavish Ardgowan House which has been held by the Stewart family since the 15th century before a visit to Hunterston Castle, seat of the Clan Hunter for 900 years.

Day 8 - Greenock

Disembark Hebridean Princess in Greenock.

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