Tuesday 26th March to Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Few experiences can compare with the unique atmosphere of Easter Sunday at Scotland’s spiritual heartland of Iona, which contrasts with the breathtaking drama of Glencoe and its tragic past. Succumb to the eternal appeal of the remote and beautiful Highlands and Islands, and delightful spring gardens on this enthralling and thought-provoking cruise.

Tuesday 26th March

Guests embarked at Lighthouse Pier in Oban and, following the mandatory safety drills, we set sail for our overnight anchorage at Fort William.

Wednesday 27th March

After breakfast, guests travelled to Glenfinnan to discover the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 1745 Jacobite Uprising.

Over lunch we sailed to Ballachulish for the afternoon excursion to Glencoe and the Visitor Centre.

We anchored overnight in Loch a’ Choire.

Thursday 28th March

Morning walks on the Kingairloch Estate allowed guests to explore this 14,000 acre highland estate.

In the afternoon we berthed alongside at Craignure, Isle of Mull, where a coach was available to take guests to visit Duart Castle, the ancient seat of Clan Maclean.

We anchored off Salen overnight.

Friday 29th March

From Salen guests enjoyed walks along the shore of Loch Salen and visited the Resipole fine art gallery which showcases contemporary Scottish painters and international artists.

Our afternoon port of call was Tobermory, where guests explored the town and colourful shops, or walked to the lighthouse.

We anchored in  Gott Bay, Tiree overnight.

Saturday 30th March

During breakfast we arrived and berthed alongside in the Isle of Tiree for a tour of the Skerryvore Lighthouse Museum which tells the story of the construction of the lighthouse and the famous Stevensons who designed it.

In the afternoon we cruised to the Ulva Ferry port, Isle of Mull, for our visit to Lip na Cloiche gardens, a hidden gem situated on a steep hillside on the north west coast of Mull.  

We anchored overnight at Bunessan.

Sunday 31st March

This morning we went ashore on the Isle of Iona for tranquil walks ashore or to attend the Easter Sunday Service at Iona Abbey where St Columba began his mission in 563.

After Easter Sunday lunch on board, we arrived and berthed alongside in Colonsay for afternoon walks on the island.

When all guests were safely back on board, we set sail for our overnight anchorage off Crinan.

Monday 1st April

Ashore at Crinan, the morning allowed for gentle strolls along the towpath of the Crinan canal with refreshments at the local cafe.

Our final port of call was Oban, where guests explored the town or joined our guide Pat on a guided walk to McCaig’s tower for views over the Oban Bay.

The Farewell Gala Dinner was held alongside in Oban where we remained overnight.  

Tuesday 2nd April

Disembarkation took place in Oban after breakfast and we wish all our guests a safe onward journey.