Historic Castles & Highland Games

Departs Southampton  •  29th August 2017  •  10 nights
Braemar  •  M1722  •  Prices from £699.00 (cruise only)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Experience an incredible circumnavigation of Great Britain aboard Braemar on a fantastic cruise featuring destinations harbouring intriguing links to the Royal Family. Royal palaces; historic castles; and even one of Scotland’s greatest annual events – all this and more awaits you on this rewarding 10-night adventure.

Docking overnight in Leith allows you time to discover the many Royal attractions of Edinburgh. You could visit the iconic castle in the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, then walk the length of the Royal Mile to Holyrood Palace; explore the Royal Botanic Garden; or even step on board the Royal Yacht Britannia. Stirling Castle – the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots – is well worth taking a trip to see. Calling into Dundee next, experience the thrill of the annual Braemar Highland Games on a simply unforgettable tour. Raise a cheer for those competing in events such as the gruelling caber toss and tug of war; listen as bag-pipers march and play in unison; watch traditional highland dancers; and of course enjoy a plate of haggis and ‘wee dram’ of whisky. You may even spot Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, who often attend this superb Scottish celebration.

From Invergordon go in search of legendary ‘Nessie’ on a tour to Loch Ness; or shroud yourself in the history and beauty of Cawdor Castle and Gardens. The Castle of Mey – the Queen Mother’s former holiday home – can be visited on a short trip to Caithness from Scrabster, where you could also visit Dunnet Head – the most northerly point on the British mainland. Scenic cruising along the picturesque Sound of Mull – where a diverse range of fauna including white-tailed eagles, seals, and even dolphins are often spotted – and past Duart Castle is then followed by a day in Belfast. Be sure to visit the fascinating Titanic Belfast experience; explore the pretty gardens of the historic castle; and see the Grand Opera House. Hillsborough Castle – the Royal Family’s official Northern Ireland home – is just a short drive from the centre of the city.

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Itinerary & Port Information

Historic Castles & Highland Games
Date
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August 2017
Tue 29
Late PM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Thu 31
Late AM
Leith (for Edinburgh), Scotland
Leith (for Edinburgh), Scotland

Leith (for Edinburgh), Scotland

Located on the shores on the Firth of Forth - north of Edinburgh city centre - Leith has served as the Scottish capital's port for centuries.

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September 2017
Fri 01
Late Night
Leith (for Edinburgh), Scotland
Leith (for Edinburgh), Scotland

Leith (for Edinburgh), Scotland

Located on the shores on the Firth of Forth - north of Edinburgh city centre - Leith has served as the Scottish capital's port for centuries.

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Sat 02
Early AM
Late Night
Dundee, Scotland
Dundee, Scotland

Dundee, Scotland

Dundee has rich and varied heritage that includes children's comics, marmalade, jute and polar exploration.

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Sun 03
Early PM
Late Night
Invergordon, Scotland
Invergordon, Scotland

Invergordon, Scotland

Invergordon - located at the head of a beautiful firth in the stunning Scottish Highlands - boasts stunning scenic beauty and epic landscapes to explore, and serves as a gateway to the mystical waters of Loch Ness - home of the legendary Loch Ness Monster.

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Mon 04
Early AM
Late PM
Scrabster, Scotland
Scrabster, Scotland

Scrabster, Scotland

Located on the Scottish north coast in Thurso Bay, Scrabster is one of Scotland's most important fishing ports. 

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Tue 05
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising Sound of Mull
Cruising Sound of Mull

Cruising Sound of Mull

Flowing between the Isle of Mull and the shores of Scotland, the Sound of Mull is a beautiful stretch of water that forms part of the Atlantic Ocean

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Tue 05
Early AM
Early AM
Cruising past Duart Castle
Cruising past Duart Castle

Cruising past Duart Castle

Duart Castle dates back to the 13th century and is one of the most historic, important and prettiest castles in the Highlands.

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Tue 05
Late AM
Late PM Anchor Port
Oban, Argyle & Bute
Oban, Argyle & Bute

Oban, Argyle & Bute

Known as the Gateway to the Isles, Oban is the largest town in Argyll & Bute and boasts breathtaking scenery and stunning seafood.

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Wed 06
Early AM
Late PM
Belfast
Belfast

Belfast

In the vibrant city of Belfast there’s a chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the superb Titanic Experience; admire the views from Belfast Castle; or take a tour to the exceptional Giant’s Causeway.

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Fri 08
Early AM
Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

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Pricing / Rooms

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What's Included

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning.
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks.
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, morning coffee with biscuits, and afternoon sandwiches and cakes.
  • Sandwiches and snacks in your room.
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music.
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet.
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym.
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day.
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance).
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point.
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday.

Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours.

On Our Ship

Elegant Braemar is the shortest of Fred. Olsen's four smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ships, with dimensions perfect for cruising picturesque, size-restricted rivers and docking in the heart of fascinating towns and cities. Like the rest of the fleet, Braemar assumes the welcoming feel and intimacy of a country house hotel, and a sense of timeless style and elegance flows through the ship's comfortable bars and lounges, restaurants and spacious accommodation for up to 929 guests.

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