Easter in the Hebrides
7 nights including 2 Gala Dinners
Join Hebridean Princess on this Easter escape as we follow in the footsteps of St Columba to experience the unique atmosphere of Iona Abbey on Easter Day and discover the diversity of the idyllic Inner Isles.
Nestling in a spectacular location on the shores of Loch Sunart, the Ardnamurchan Distillery plays host to our first visit, ahead of a sail around the most westerly point of mainland Britain. From Kyle of Lochalsh, we head to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, situated on an island where three sea lochs meet.
Ashore on Skye, we uncover the history of the Highlands and Islands at the Museum of Isles in the grounds of Armadale Castle, before arriving at the Small Isle of Canna, one of the earliest Christian settlements. On neighbouring Muck, we explore the peaceful haven which is home to an array of bird and marine wildlife.
A steam south to Coll offers refreshing cycle rides and walks through this wild island, fringed by silver-white beaches, whilst on Mull the hidden gem of Lip na Cloiche Garden awaits.
Ashore at Iona, we learn how the island has been a centre of Christian worship since Columba’s arrival in AD 563, with the opportunity to join the Easter Sunday service, before a relaxing sail of the Sound of Islay.
For over 200 years Ardbeg whisky has been made on the Isle of Islay and our tour of the distillery concludes with a tasting of a wee dram. Finally, we head to Jura and the island’s only settlement of Craighouse.