Immerse yourself in the perfect mix of quaint towns, remote islands and the
beautiful Scottish capital. You can discover untouched landscapes, historic
castles and natural wonders, all while capturing picturesque sights from the
decks of Boudicca as you sail spellbinding lochs and sounds. There’s also an
overnight stay in Leith – gateway to the city of Edinburgh – timed to coincide
with the International Festival and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Old Man of Storr Eilean Donan Castle
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Your itinerary begins with a relaxing day at sea, en
route to Dublin. The vibrant Temple Bar district is
perfect for those looking to sample the famous Irish
craic; while a visit to Trinity College presents the
chance to view the renowned Book of Kells – a hand
illuminated manuscript of the Gospels. If you’re keen
to sample the famous ‘black stuff’, a tour to the
Guinness Storehouse is also highly recommended.
In the morning, Boudicca will take you on a scenic
journey past the 13th century Duart Castle, and along
spellbinding Loch Linnhe en route to Fort William.
Sitting in the shadow of mighty Ben Nevis – Britain’s
highest mountain – this little town is encircled by
breathtaking vistas and is close to picturesque Glen
Nevis. On tours you can explore Glencoe in the heart
of the Highlands, or take a steam train across the
magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct.
Following on you’ll reach Portree, a charming town
on the Isle of Skye. Tours here can take you to
unearth stunning natural wonders, from Kilt Rock to
the ‘Old Man of Storr’. Or perhaps visit one of the
island’s historic castles. Dunvegan is the oldest
continuously inhabited castle in Scotland; while the
much-photographed Eilean Donan Castle is set
amongst some of the country’s most dramatic
landscapes. After departing Portree, absorb the wild,
rugged scenery along the Sound of Raasay, and sail
the spellbinding lochs of Torridon and Shieldaig.
Next you’ll head for Kirkwall in the beautiful Orkney
Islands. The town is surrounded by rugged
countryside and home to a range of wildlife,
including Arctic Terns. Take a tour to discover the
5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae and
the ceremonial stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar.
An overnight stop in Leith is the ideal finale to your
holiday. It’s on the doorstep of Scotland’s stunning
capital, Edinburgh. You’ll arrive during the Edinburgh
International Festival, when the city comes alive with
various performances of theatre, music, opera and
dance. Your visit is also perfectly timed to coincide
with the unmissable Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Taking place on the esplanade of the city’s iconic
castle, there will be incredible performances by
talented military bands.
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