Discover the best of the Scottish isles, including the ‘whisky island’ of Islay and the famous Isle of Mull.
From deserted beaches to dramatic lochs and lofty mountains, the wild beauty of the Inner and Outer Hebrides makes for an unforgettable experience. On this spectacular 11-day cruise of the Scottish islands, you’ll get to take in the fantastic scenery as you hop from isle to isle.
You will stroll along the rugged coastline, see varied bird and wildlife as well as getting a taste of what it’s like to live on the Atlantic Ocean archipelago on visits to whisky distilleries and tweed-weavers.
Beginning your journey in Glasgow, you’ll board the comfortable, modern and environmentally progressive MS Spitsbergen, which will take you to the Isle of Mull, where you’ll visit its capital Tobermory, where brightly painted Georgian houses ring the tiny bay.
You’ll also see the wildlife haven Arran, ‘whisky island’ Islay and Iona, with its ancient religious connections, as well as the Iron Age forts on the Isle of Eigg and its turbulent clan history. On the uninhabited Hirta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll perhaps have a chance to see minke whales swimming nearby.
Reasons to book
THE BEST OF THE HEBRIDES
Located off the west coast of Scotland, the islands have something for everyone and you’ll be able to experience it all.
CRUISE ON MS SPITSBERGEN
MS Spitsbergen has a range of comfortable cabins for you to choose from as well as hot tubs, panoramic sauna and an indoor gym.
You’ll have a chance to explore the colourful city of Glasgow, which means ‘Dear Green Place’ in Gaelic.
DAY 1 Board MS Spitsbergen DAY 2 Isle of Arran DAY 3 Islay DAY 4 Isle of Gigha DAY 5 Isle of Iona and Treshnish Isles DAY 6 Hirta Island DAY 7 Stornoway and Shiant Isles DAY 8 Loch Scavaig and Isle of Eigg DAY 9 Sound of Mull DAY 10 Isle of Colonsay DAY 11 Disembark MS Spitsbergen
YOU WILL GET THE CHANCE TO…
- Spend ten nights cruising aboard MS Spitsbergen with breakfast, lunch, dinner and beverages included during meal times (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water).
- See the spectacular island scenery and charming towns of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
- Visit Loch Coruisk, one of Scotland’s most beautiful freshwater lakes.
- Enjoy a private visit to Duart Casle on the Isle of Mull hosted by the clan chief.
- Spot amazing bird and wildlife in St Kilda and the Treshnish Isles.
- Go on a range of other included excursions.
HOW TO BOOK
PRICE: From £3,683pp*
DATES April 14-24; April 24-May 4, May 4-14, 2023
TO BOOK, CALL 02045 862 493, quoting COAST HEBRIDES
VISIT coast.tripsmiths.com/Hebrides for more details and to see the full itinerary
OUR TRAVEL PARTNER TS Tours Ltd specialises in creating bespoke holidays, cruises and rail journeys in the company of experts.
T&Cs: *From price is per person, based on two people sharing a lead in cabin, subject to availability, based on April 2023 departures. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement applies. Deposit 20 per cent + flight cost. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included but required for most of our trips, and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Hurtigruten (ABTA-bonded and all trips are ATOL-protected) and TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).
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