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

Scottish Highlands and Lochs

Discover the remote islands, dramatic Highlands and historic towns of Scotland on this no-fly cruise from Poole, and call at lively Irish cities and the tranquil Isles of Scilly

No Fly Cruise
10 nights from £599pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Tobermory
  • Belfast
  • Dublin
  • Stornoway Standing Stones
  • St Mary's, Scilly Isles

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Discover the dramatic coastlines, picturesque harbours and prehistoric ruins of Scotland and Ireland on this no-fly cruise from Poole.

Join Astoria in Poole and cruise up to Belfast where the Titanic Belfast relives the city's golden era. Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides is a picturesque town situated around a bustling harbour which has a range of local specialist shops. The traditional ways of life are still in evident on the Isle of Lewis which is considered to be the heartland of Gaelic culture.

Visit colourful Tobermory which was established in the late 18th century before cruising to Fort William, which is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. Explore Greenock's maritime history before spending a full day in Dublin, capital of the Emerald Isle, with its fascinating history and legendary literary traditions. The magical Scilly Isles are a delight with white sandy beaches and tranquil villages.

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Scottish Highlands and Lochs Itinerary

Day 1 - Poole (UK)

Embark Astoria in Poole.

Day 2 - At Sea

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

Day 3 - Belfast (Northern Ireland)

The cosmopolitan city of Belfast is home to Titanic Belfast, the museum exploring the legend of the Titanic. At the heart of today’s cosmopolitan city is Belfast’s elegant City Hall, which stands in Donegal Square. Perhaps discover the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway on an optional excursion from the city.

Day 4 - Stornoway (Outer Hebrides)

Originally a Viking settlement, Stornoway is today the main town on the beautiful island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Explore the local specialist shops selling handcrafted goods from the Outer Hebrides including jewellery and the famous Harris Tweed. The Isle of Lewis is considered to be the heartland of the Gaelic culture, and is home to some important prehistoric sites including the Neolithic Callanish Stones and Pictish Carloway Broch.

Day 5 - Tobermory (Isle of Mull)

The picture-postcard village of Tobermory is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland. Its large natural harbour is home to colourful boats bobbing on the waves and a rainbow of brightly painted buildings backed by wooded hills. Mull’s diverse landscape ranges from high mountain and wild moorland to sea cliffs and sandy beaches.

Days 6-7 - Fort William (Scotland)

Set on the shores of Loch Linnhe and surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Fort William is close to the magnificent Ben Nevis.

Day 8 - Greenock

Greenock’s maritime history is celebrated at the Custom House Museum. Other attractions include the 245-foot Victoria Tower, McLean Museum and Art Gallery and the Old West Kirk, which features stained glass by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Perhaps discover The Greenock Cut, an aqueduct which is one of the top walks in Scotland, offering panoramic views of the Clyde.

Day 9 - Dublin (Ireland)

Dublin is the capital of the Emerald Isle and boasts a superb mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture. The city is home to Dublin Castle, Trinity College and majestic Four Courts. Perhaps cross the Ha’penny Bridge, one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.

Day 10 - St. Mary's (Isles of Scilly)

The Isles of Scilly lie just off the coast of Cornwall. St Mary's is the largest of the inhabited islands and is a delight to explore. The island of Tresco, the only privately-owned island, is home to the famous Abbey Gardens. Optional excursions explore St Mary's and Tresco.

Day 11 - Poole (UK)

Disembark Astoria in Poole.

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

Price Includes

  • 10 nights accommodation in cabin grade of your choice
  • Full board with traditional British and international cuisine including afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Superb programme of daytime and evening entertainment
  • On board speakers
  • Wide range of onboard leisure facilities
  • Port Taxes
  • UK Currency onboard

Price Does Not Include

  • Shore Excursions

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Price Information

  • Third or fourth passengers sharing a cabin with two full fare paying adults: £299