Scenic Isles Of Scotland In Five Nights – Cruise

6 Days

Next Departure Date

TRIP DATES PRICE
03/05/2024 - 08/05/2024 £849.00

Overview

Fred Olsen Cruises have planned this cruise, aboard the Bolette, to take you on a discovery of remote Scottish islands, coinciding with the May Day Bank Holiday in 2024.

Your itinerary is packed with scenic cruising highlights. The basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave, bonnet-shaped Bac Mòr, the Small Isles archipelago and the Holy Isle of Iona all feature. Bolette will also cruise Loch Hourn and the Sound of Mull, passing the 13th century Duart Castle.

The island theme continues with calls to Lewis and Orkney, sandwiched in between your scenic sea days. During your time ashore, you can delve into ancient history, particularly at the Neolithic sites of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and the Callanish Standing Stones.

Full cruise details can be viewed here : Fred Olsen Cruises Scenic Isles of Scotland in Five Nights cruise Ref T2409

Prices from £749* pp + £100 Coach Transfer –  our 5% group discount and £35pp onboard spend offer applies (until 9th February 2024) as a reduction to the prices quoted on Fred Olsen Cruise Page linked above when booking your coach transfer and travel courier services with us.

*prices quoted are pre-discount and depend on Cabin type chosen. Simply book your coach transfers, then book your cruise cabin directly with Fred Olsen by calling them on 0800 0355 144 to book (online Fred Olsen bookings are not available with our discount code). Please quote our Discount Code GRP0194 and cruise code T2409. Lines open 8.30am-6.00pm Mon-Fri, 10.00am-4.00pm Sat- Sun.

Click here to download the Fred Olsen group leaflet with our group booking discount code.

Trip Highlights

  • Executive coach travel to and from the cruise terminal in Liverpool
  • Complimentary refreshments on board the coach
  • Group discount rates on cruise prices (booked direct with the cruise provider)
  • £35pp free on board spend
  • Free group drinks party on board

Location

Pricing

Coach Transfer and Cruise Price (cruise booked direct with the cruise line) Includes

  • Luxury coach travel with IC Travel host and complimentary light refreshments on board the coach
  • £35 free on board spend on the cruise
  • Free Group Drinks Party on board the cruise
  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
  • Group drinks party

Price Excludes

  • Meals and refreshments at roadside services or when disembarked from the cruise ship
  • Alcoholic/bar drinks and tips on the cruise (unless an All-Inclusive Tips Package is available and added to your booking) over the £35pp free spend credited to your cruise account as part of our group deal
  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

Itinerary

  • 7.00am (TBC) – Coach departs Taverham (TBC)
  • Local pickups en route
  • 1.00pm (TBC) Arrive at Liverpool Cruise Terminal and check-in
  • LIVERPOOL – Ship departs late evening

Lunch, Dinner

  • Early/Late Morning – CRUISING past Duart Castle – Duart Castle dates back to the 13th century and guards the sea cliffs of the Isle of Mull, giving it one of the most spectacular positions for prominence in West Scotland. The castle treasures over 700 years of history of one of Scotland’s oldest clans, the Macleans, and is one of the last surviving privately owned clan castles in Scotland. Duart Castle was deliberately chosen to be sited on a high crag at the end of a peninsula, jutting into the Sound of Mull.
  • Late Morning/Early Afternoon – CRUISING – Sound of Mull – Situated between the Inner Hebridean island of Mull and mainland Scotland, the Sound of Mull forms a part of the Atlantic Ocean. The sound is surrounded by sweeping green meadows, rocky shorelines, magnificent stone castles and sweeping wild hills; and is also a treat for nature lovers, with the sound being home to wildlife including seals, otters, over 260 species of bird and even larger mammals such as porpoise, minke whale, and occasionally basking sharks and orca.
  • Early Afternoon/Late Afternoon – CRUISING – Loch Hourn – Located opposite the island of Skye, and branching inward from the Sound of Sleat, the narrow, fjord-like Loch Hourn is flanked by some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenic landscapes. Lined with steep, imposing mountains which slide down into the shore line, and dotted with bays and beaches which break the waters edge, Loch Hourn is home to an abundance of wildlife, including a creature who, according to local legend, lives in the loch, and is known as the Loch Hourn Monster.
  • Late Afternoon/Early Evening – CRUISING – The Small Isles – Part of the Inner Hebrides, lying just south of the Isle of Skye, the Small Isles are four beautiful islands – Eigg, Rum, Canna and Muck – famed for their dramatic scenery, variety of wildlife and natural wonders. Mighty volcanic peaks surround Kinlock Castle on the largest island, Rum – where Sea Eagles are often spotted. The basalt cliffs of Canna; charming villages of Eigg; and Muck’s fertile lowlands and appealing beaches make this archipelago the perfect scenic cruising destination.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Early Morning/Early Evening – STORNOWAY – Located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway is a thriving town with a busy port, best seen from the top of ‘Gallow’s Hill’ – reached by the impressive grounds of Lews Castle. Originally built in 1847, the castle has had some well-known owners, including Lord Leverhume, who founded the company now known as Unilever. He gave the castle to the people of Stornoway, where it served as a naval hospital and college, but is now a noteworthy museum.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Early Morning/Late Afternoon – KIRKWALL – The Orkneys archipelago, around 70 islands in the far north of Scotland, were once the centre of innovation in the British Isles, where farmers in the Stones Ages brought various cattle, pigs and sheep, thus establishing farmsteads on the islands. Today, Skara Brae is a preserved settlement, along with excavated burial and ceremonial sites. Kirkwall stands as the capital of the islands, and is the perfect starting point for exploring Orkney’s fascinating historical sites.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Late Morning – CRUISING – by Dutchman’s Cap (Bac Mòr) – Bac Mòr is one of the most striking and iconic Scottish Treshnish Isles near Mull and is located a few miles west of Staffa and Iona. Affectionately referred to as The Dutchman’s Cap due to its unusual shape, Bac Mòr has a height of 283 feet, and its flat surroundings resemble glassy lava fields. The Treshnish Isles were formed 60 million years ago when volcanic eruptions on the nearby island of Mull caused lava to flow into the sea.
  • Late Morning – CRUISING – by Fingal’s Cave – Created around 60 million years ago, and said to be the corresponding piece of road built by the giant Fionn mac Cumhaill, to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Fingal’s Cave is a basalt sea-cave with distinctive columns and a remarkable symmetry. Looming 69 metres out of the ocean, it appears to look like a piece of contemporary art, but is completely shaped by nature. Often, the cliffs and ledges are covered with native seabirds, including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.
  • Late Morning – CRUISING – by Iona – The island of Iona, located in the Inner Hebrides may be physically small, at just 1.5 miles wide by 3 miles long, but as the ‘The Cradle of Christianity in Scotland’ it has a big place in British history, religion and spirituality. The highlight is Iona Abbey, one of Europe’s oldest Christian centres and said to be the final resting place of 48 medieval kings, including the eleventh-century king Macbeth of Shakespearean fame.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Early Morning – LIVERPOOL
  • (Time TBC) – Disembarkation
  • 10.00am (TBC) – Coach departs Liverpool
  • 4.00pm (Approx – TBC) – Coach arrives back at Taverham

Breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's applicable to all trips

These can be found on our main “Frequently Asked Questions” page under the “About” menu.

Will I need a passport for this trip?

Passports are not required for this trip.

Do I need travel insurance for this trip?

Yes – travel insurance is strongly recommended for this trip. IC Travel does not provide travel insurance and it is each travellers own responsibility to have suitable cover in place before departure

Will I need an entry Visa for this trip?

Visas are not required on this trip

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Online bookings are our preferred method as they are completed and places are reserved for you immediately, 24 hours per day.

You are booking a coach transfer to the cruise terminal and the services of an IT Travel host throughout the cruise with us at £100 per person. You will then need to book your cruise cabin directly with Fred Olsen by calling them on 0800 0355 144. When booking your cruise cabin please quote our group discount code GRP0194 and cruise code T2409, asking for first sitting group dining at 6.15pm. The Fred Olsen leaflet can also be downloaded from “Manage my Booking”.

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