7th September - Gaelic Heritage

Capture the magic and mystery of two separate kingdoms linked by their Celtic and Gaelic roots. Join us on this scenic journey, south through the southern Hebridean lands to the Irish sea and two ancient lands in the luxury and comfort of Hebridean Princess.

Tuesday, 7th September.

Embarkation took place at Northern Lighthouse Board Pier, Oban.

Wednesday, 8th September.

Guests spent a relaxing morning on board as we cruised the Sound of Luing and the Sound of Jura on our passage towards the Isle of Jura.

 


After lunch, guests were tendered ashore in Craighouse where guests took afternoon walks along the bank of the loch. 

Thursday, 9th September.

This morning we arrived and berthed alongside in Port Ellen, Islay, where guests enjoyed a tour and whisky tasting at the Ardbeg Distillery.


We spent the afternoon cruising the North Channel on passage towards our overnight anchorage just off Bangor, Northern Ireland.

Friday, 10th September.

Today guests enjoyed a full day tour of Grey Abbey House and grounds with lunch served in the garden.

 

Saturday, 11th September.

This morning guests explored the Titan Belfast Exhibition. Located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland & Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock – the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched, Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent place in history.

After lunch on board, local guide Declan Boyle took guests on a city tour of Belfast.

 

Sunday, 12th September.

Located 6 miles off the Antrim coast, Rathlin Island is a haven of tranquility where guests enjoyed morning walks.

We cruised the North Channel during the afternoon, on passage towards our overnight anchorage at Ardfern. 

Monday, 13th September.

From Ardfern, a coach transported guests to Kilmartin Glen to discover 5,000 years of history with a multitude of cairns, standing stones, carved rock, stone circles, forts and castles. Kilmartin Glen is considered to have one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.

The final afternoon of the cruise was spent relaxing on board as we cruised the Sound of Luing and the Firth of Lorn on passage towards our overnight anchorage at Charlotte Bay off the Isle of Kerrera where the Farewell Gala Dinner was held.

Tuesday, 14th September.

The Captain, officers and crew waved a fond farewell to our guests as they disembarked in Oban after breakfast.