Tuesday 19th to Tuesday 26th March 2024

Scotland has a rich heritage of art and culture and today the traditional and the contemporary all have their place in the fabric of the country. Visit some of the nation’s most renowned art galleries and collections, and appreciate the work of Scottish architects and designers whose work and legacy have left beautiful and lasting marks on the landscape.

Tuesday 19th March

When all guests had embarked and the mandatory safety drills had been completed, we set sail for our overnight anchorage off Greenock.

Wednesday 20th March

After a morning spent cruising the River Clyde on passage towards Glasgow, a coach was available to take guests to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which houses one of Europe’s finest art collections and boasts an extensive collection of over 8,000 artefacts.  

We remained alongside overnight King George V dock, Glasgow.

Thursday 21st March

The newly refurbished Burrell Collection played host to our morning visit and boasts 9,000 objects.

Lunch was served at “A House for an Art Lover” with free time to explore the house in the afternoon.

We sailed in the late afternoon on passage to our overnight anchorage off Rothesay, Isle of Bute.

Friday 22nd March

After a morning ashore exploring the Victorian town of Rothesay, Isle of Bute, the afternoon was spent at the flamboyant neo-Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart House.

We anchored in lower Loch Fyne overnight.  

Saturday 23rd March

After a morning spent cruising lower and upper Loch Fyne, we anchored in Lamlash Bay, Arran overnight.

Sunday 24th March

This morning we arrived and berthed alongside in Troon where a coach was available to take guests to Dumfries house for a Grand Tour with lunch.

We sailed overnight to Craobh Haven where we anchored in the early morning.

Monday 25th March

Our morning port of call was Kilmartin Glen, an area rich in prehistoric treasures with over 800 monuments which date back over 5,000 years.

In the afternoon we visited Kerrera Marina where guests enjoyed walks on the island, ahead of the Farewell Gala Dinner.

Tuesday 26th March

Disembarkation took place in our home port of Oban after breakfast and guests were waved a fond farewell by the Captain and crew.