Tuesday 14th to Tuesday 21st March
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 treasures.
Tuesday 14th March
Guests were piped on board at Greenock Ocean Terminal where remained alongside overnight.
Wednesday 15th March
This morning we visited Finlaystone House, seat of the current chief of the Clan MacMillan and home to the MacMillan family who extend a warm welcome .
Over lunch we sailed to Rhu Marina where a coach transported guests to Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Art Nouveau masterpiece.
In the late afternoon we sailed Loch Fyne to Strachur where we remained overnight.
Thursday 16th March
This morning guests enjoyed a private visit to Ardkinglas House, former home to Johnny Noble who founded Loch Fyne Oysters.
Guests were welcomed at the home of Sir Charles and Lady Maclean, Strachur House, this afternoon.
We sailed to Rothesay, Isle of Bute where we remained overnight.
Friday 17th March
Arriving in Largs, guests disembarked after breakfast for a private tour of the 16th century tower house of Hunterston Castle which was replaced in 1799 by Hunterston House.
After lunch guests visited the home of the Shaw Stewart family since the early 15th century, the sumptuous Ardgowan House.
We anchored in Ayr overnight.
Saturday 18th March
Today we berthed alongside in Troon for a full day visit to Dumfries House and gardens with lunch.
We anchored in Brodick Bay, Arran overnight.
Sunday 19th March
Stepping ashore on Arran, guests spent the morning exploring the formal gardens and woodland park at Brodick Castle, Arran Aromatics and the Arran cheese shop, or explored Brodick independently.
In the afternoon we visited Holy Isle, where guests were tendered ashore walks on the island.
We anchor overnight in Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
Monday 20th March
Our final port of call was Mount Stuart House, the flamboyant Neo-Gothic mansion built by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Alternatively, guests could explore Rothesay independently.
A relaxing afternoon cruise of the scenic Kyles of Bute and Loch Striven preceded the Farewell Gala Dinner which was held at anchor off Greenock.
Tuesday 21st March
Guests disembarked in Greenock after breakfast and we look forward to welcoming them back on board soon.