Tuesday 31st October to Tuesday 7th November 2023
Scotland is a unique treasury of houses and castles, spanning a long and often turbulent history against haunting landscapes that evoke history and romance. Travel back through time to some of the Clyde’s most priceless architectural gems.
Tuesday 31st October
Guests were piped on board at the Ocean Terminal in Greenock where we remained alongside overnight.
Wednesday 1st November
Our morning tour was the seat of the current Chief of the Clan MacMillan, Finlaystone House.
We spent the afternoon cruising down the Firth of Clyde on passage to our overnight berth in Brodick, Isle of Arran.
Thursday 2nd November
Ashore on the Isle of Arran, guests visited the grand baronial castle, formal gardens and woodland country park at Brodick Castle.
We spent the afternoon cruising on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Strachur.
Friday 3rd November
This morning a coach transported guests to visit Ardkinglas House, completed in 1907 for Sir Andrew Lorimer.
The early afternoon was spent exploring Strachur House ahead of a late afternoon cruise of Loch Fyne on passage to our overnight anchorage in Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Saturday 4th November
Our morning visit was the 16th century seat of Clan Hunter, Hunterston Castle which was replaced in 1799 by Hunterston House.
After lunch on board, guests travelled to Ardgowan House for a guided tour by owner, Sir Ludovic Shaw-Stewart.
We anchored overnight in Brodick Bay, Isle of Arran.
Sunday 5th November
During breakfast we sailed to Troon where guests disembarked to visit Dumfries house and garden. Lunch was served at Dumfries House.
We anchored overnight in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, where the Northern Lights were spotted.
Monday 6th November
Ashore at Rothesay, Isle of Bute, guests spent the morning discovering the flamboyant, neo-Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart House.
Our final port of call was Rhu Marina where a coach was available to take guests to visit Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Art Nouveau masterpiece.
The Farewell Gala Dinner was held at anchor off Greenock where we remained overnight.
Tuesday 7th November
Disembarkation took place after breakfast at Greenock Ocean Terminal and guests were waved off by Captain Caz Palmer and crew.