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

The Hebrides in Colour

An all-inclusive luxury cruise exploring the unique, world-class gardens of North-West Scotland. Highlights include Arduaine Garden and the hidden-gem of Lip na Cloiche Garden.

No Fly Cruise
7 nights

Small Ship Holiday
  • Fingals Cave
  • Inverewe Garden
  • Oban, Scotland
  • Plockton Village
  • Skye
  • Staffa and Fingal's Cave
  • Island of Eigg

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This luxury garden-themed voyage sails through the North-West of Scotland visiting a magnificent collection of unique, world-class gardens. Boasting wild, untamed beauty, these natural landscapes, serene woodlands and enchanting castle gardens are truly remarkable.

Stroll through the walled garden of Ardmaddy and appreciate the array of unusual plants, explore the Colonsay House Gardens which has been in the same family for over 100 years and visit the plantsman’s paradise of Arduaine Garden.

Sail through Kyle Rhea and The Narrows, explore the hidden gem of Lip na Cloiche Garden and discover the beauty of Attadale Gardens which was once destroyed by a devastating storm before visiting the glorious Armadale Castle gardens.

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The Hebrides in Colour

Day 1 - Oban

Embark the Hebridean Princess in Oban.

Day 2 - Ardmaddy - Craobh Haven

Shielded by woodland, the Ardmaddy Castle Gardens is covered by a blanket of bluebells and daffodils and features beautiful rhododendrons and azaleas. Stroll through the lovely walled garden before heading to the 20-acre plantsman’s paradise of Arduaine Garden in Craobh Haven.

Day 3 - Colonsay

The gardens at Colonsay House have been in the Strathcona family for over 100 years; the enchanting landscape and serene woodlands are a joy to explore. Before heading to Mull, appreciate wonderful views as you sail past the columnar basalt structure of Fingal’s Cave on Staffa.

Day 4 - Mull

The garden at Lip na Cloiche boasts a wide range of unusual plants, shrubs and trees and is notable for its variety of old iron farm implements and striking pieces of driftwood which have been used to integrate the garden with the landscape. After exploring the Lip na Cloiche gardens, sail North through Kyle Rhea and The Narrow.

Day 5 - Plockton - Raasay

Plockton is a glorious village on the bay of Loch Carron. Enjoy a visit to the colourful Attadale Gardens and admire the impressive sculptures dotted amongst the woodland before stopping for a while on Raasay.

Day 6 - Gairloch

Discover amazing species, wonderful botanicals and pre-historic trees in the award-winning Inverewe Gardens which are known as the jewel in the crown of Highland gardens. Cruise the Inner South as you head for Skye.

Day 7 - Skye

Today you will visit the last garden of this voyage. The beautiful gardens of Armadale Castle span over 40-acres, are sheltered by 200-year old trees and attractively compliment the Gothic mansion ruins. The Farewell Gala Dinner is preceded by a sail through the scenic Small Isles.

Day 8 - Oban

Disembark 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 on board Hebridean Princess
  • 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
Map for The Hebrides in Colour