Scottish Highlands, Islands & Ireland
Appreciate the unspoilt landscapes of the breathtaking Highlands and discover the historic highlights of four beautiful islands as smaller-sized Boudicca guides you to some of Scotland’s hardest-to-reach, yet most rewarding destinations.
Invergordon – your first port of call – is situated within a particularly beautiful part of the Highlands, surrounded by beautiful countryside and fronted by the calm waters of Cromarty Firth. After enjoying the views from deck as you sail into port, go ashore for the chance to tour to the centuries-old castles of Dunrobin or Cawdor; or perhaps go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster. The first of four remote islands on your itinerary will then await your exploration. Kirkwall – the capital of the Orkneys – is your gateway to taking in the remarkably well-preserved, 5,000-year-old Neolithic structures of Skara Brae and the ancient stone circles of Stenness and Brodgar. Boudicca will then sail onwards to the picturesque Shetlands, where some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastal scenery can be seen on a tour to Northmavine from Lerwick. [ReadMore]
A wonderful weekend of exploring stunning landscapes within both the Inner and Outer Hebrides follows, visiting the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Mull. From Stornoway you can tour to the very north of Lewis and encounter gorgeous unspoilt scenery, as well as few of the island’s most historic landmarks such as the Church of St Moluag and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse; while a stop at Tobermory will offer you the chance to wander the town’s colourful waterfront, or venture to Mull’s beguiling west coast. After spending five unforgettable days in Scotland you will divert to the Emerald Isle and visit Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s charming capital. Take in the city’s iconic sights, including the castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral; or perhaps visit the Temple Bar district to sample the famous craic and enjoy a pint of the proper ‘black stuff’.
Please note, this is an adult only sailing (18+).