Lochs of Scotland
Embrace the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish lochs on an incredible seven night sailing, taking in beautiful waterways, natural wonders and remote islands and towns aboard your smaller-sized cruise ship – the best way to truly appreciate the astonishing beauty of this picture-perfect part of the world.
The picturesque Sound of Canna presents you with your first glimpse of Scotland’s stunning scenery before your ship diverts into magical Loch Dunvegan, flanked by gorgeous lush countryside as far as the eye can see. In the Orkneys, take the chance to admire the islands’ rugged landscapes from Kirkwall from where you can also tour to the 5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae and ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar. A full day in Kirkwall is followed by a visit to Invergordon – gateway to infamous Loch Ness, the historic castle of Cawdor and the Highland’s largest house, Dunrobin Castle – before Black Watch drops anchor at Ullapool. Perhaps go ashore to explore this pretty town; or opt to take a boat trip on the spectacular, glacier-carved Loch Glencoul. Alternatively you could choose to see the tumbling waters of Eas a' Chual Aluinn – Britain’s highest waterfall – up close on an unforgettable tour before boarding the ship once again to cruise Loch Broom. [ReadMore]
Then, after an overnight sail to the beautiful Isle of Mull, you’ll stop at Tobermory. The iconic pastel-coloured harbour – which you may recognise from hit children’s television show Balamory – will beckon you ashore to explore the island’s pretty capital, where attractions such as the Mull Museum and the Tobermory Distillery await. Finally, after sailing the Sound of Mull by the imposing 13th century Duart Castle, a call into Greenock – ‘Gateway to the Lochs’ – offers opportunities to discover two of the Scottish Highland’s most desired spots, Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park. Discovering the magnificent mountain scenery and dense woodlands surrounding the largest stretch of freshwater in Britain is the perfect end to invigorating, seven night Scottish adventure.