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

Inlets and Islands of Argyll

Experience Scotland's gardens in full bloom, tour stately homes and discover Kintyre's wild and rugged coast on this 7-night all-inclusive Argyll cruise on board luxury small ship Hebridean Princess

No Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Ardkinglas House
  • Crinan
  • Mount Stuart House

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Uncover Argyll's stately homes, remote islands and mature gardens on this luxury no-fly cruise around the unspoilt Kintyre Peninsula.

See the riot of colour as the rhododendrons at Benmore Botanic Garden burst into bloom and visit the neo-Gothic Mount Stuart House which is testament to generations of Stuart passion and flamboyance. Enjoy a visit to Ardkinglas House, completed in 1907 for Sir Andrew Noble and incorporating the then latest technology. Walk along the wild coastline of Portavidie and on the island of Sanda, and see the beautiful gardens that surround the Old Smiddy on the Kintyre Peninsula.

Discover the picturesque fishing village of Tayvallich and Craighouse, the only settlement on the Isle of Jura then enjoy walking on the tranquil island of Kerrera which guards the entrance to Oban Bay.

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Inlets and Islands of Argyll Itinerary

Day 1 - Greenock (Scotland)

Embark Hebridean Princess in Greenock.

Day 2 - Holy Loch - Rothesay

Lying on the shores of Holy Loch, Benmore Botanic Garden's 300 rhododendrons will be bursting into bloom in a riot of colour. 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 - Strachur

Cruise Loch Fyne, Britain's longest sea loch, to visit impressive Ardkinglas House, built in 1905 and designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, with its beautiful Woodland Garden which is home to a variety of flora and fauna.

Day 4 - Portavidie

The wild landscapes of Portavidie make this the perfect place for walks ashore amongst the beautiful glens, ancient forests and white sandy beaches.

Day 5 - Sanda Island

Call at An Ceardach (The Smiddy) where beautiful gardens surround the old blacksmith's croft before sailing round the Mull of Kintyre.

Day 6 - Tayvallich - Jura

Explore the picturesque fishing village of Tayvallich on the shores of Loch Sween then explore Craighouse on Jura, the only village on the island.

Day 7 - Crinan - Kerrera

Take a gentle stroll or cycle along the towpath of the Crinan Canal, before heading to Kerrera, a haven for walkers offering spectacular panoramic views.

Day 8 - Oban

Disembark Hebridean Princess in Oban.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Please note this cruise starts in Greenock and ends in Oban. Coach transfers will be provided from Glasgow Central Railway Station and Glasgow International Airport to Greenock at the start of the cruise, and from Oban to Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Central Railway Station at the end of the cruise. Car parking is available at Greenock and a complimentary transfer will be included from Oban to Greenock on disembarkation day for those who wish to use the car parking facility in Greenock.

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