Jewels of the East Coast
From clan seats to royal residencies, Scotland has no shortage of stunning and romantic castles ...

Jewels of the East Coast

Edinburgh to Inverness

Monday 10th June to Monday 17th June 2024

From £4,480 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

From clan seats to royal residencies, Scotland has no shortage of stunning and romantic castles and palaces, and the east coast is home to many. Picturesquely situated and packed with history, they have endured prolific battles and many of those left standing were once home to royals or other significant figures.

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See our itinerary below...

Guest Speaker Julia Marwood

Julia has a lifelong passion for art. After early retirement from her career teaching German and English, she now has the great pleasure of spending all day every day looking at and talking about art – apart from when she is wild swimming or learning Scottish Gaelic! She particularly enjoys visiting galleries in Scotland to indulge her love of the Glasgow Boys, Glasgow Girls and Scottish Colourists. As an Accredited Arts Society Lecturer – and a tour guide at Manchester Art Gallery – she loves to share the joy of looking at art.

Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on an exciting journey with us…

Monday 10th June

Leith, Edinburgh - Embarkation.

Tuesday 11th June

Cruise to Dundee. Dundee – V&A Museum.

Leaving the capital in our wake, we plot a course for Dundee and venture ashore to discover Scotland’s design museum, the V&A, which showcases the brilliance of Scottish creativity. 

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Wednesday 12th June

Dundee – Scone Palace, Perth. Cruise to Montrose.

The iconic crowning place of Scottish kings, Scone Palace has a history which stretches back over 1,000 years.

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Thursday 13th June

Montrose – House of Dun. Cruise to Aberdeen.

Designed by William Adam, with stunning vistas overlooking Montrose Basin, House of Dun is every inch the perfect Georgian house of baroque extravagance. Built in 1743, it is filled with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived there.

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Friday 14th June

Aberdeen – Crathes Castle. Cruise to Fraserburgh.

Standing against a backdrop of rolling hills and set within glorious gardens, discover a labyrinth of cultural history at Crathes Castle and experience its towers, turrets and stories of its resident ghosts.

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Saturday 15th June

Fraserburgh – Scottish Lighthouse Museum. Cruise to Buckie.

Based in the bustling port of Fraserburgh, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses tells the great story of the Northern Lighthouse Board, the engineers who built the lights and the keepers who tended them. 

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Sunday 16th June

Cruise to Inverness. Inverness – Cawdor Castle and Gardens.

Our final architectural gem is Cawdor Castle; dating from 1370, the castle was built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor, a family made famous by Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth.’

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Monday 17th June

Inverness - Disembarkation.

Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Lord of the Highlands Cabins

Category One Deluxe Cabins

John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck

Category One Deluxe Cabins

The 15 deluxe cabins are located on the Richard Hannay and John Buchan Decks. All feature twin beds and large picture windows.

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Category Two Balcony Cabins

John Buchan Deck

Category Two Balcony Cabins

The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Category Three Suite

John Buchan

Category Three Suite

The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.

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