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Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8461

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days

Cruise 2019

PRICE FROM ? £799 per person
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Itinerary

Description

A short, yet highly invigorating adventure, this five-night cruise is a snapshot of Scotland’s wonderfully diverse scenic landscapes. With Black Watch as your guide, you can discover the splendid vistas, charming postcard-perfect towns and historic sites of beautiful islands and lochs that will inspire and delight; and all in less than a week.

Cruise

Day 1 – Embarkation in Liverpool

After joining the coach, we travel to Liverpool and board the Black Watch. We then begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.

Day 2 – Greenock, Scotland

We arrive in the Scottish town of Greenock, known as the ‘Gateway to the Lochs’, standing proudly on the southern bank of the Firth of Clyde. The original small harbour was converted into a main port in the early 1700s and flourished from the growing imports of Caribbean sugar. As the town’s stature grew, so did its buildings: the Municipal Buildings has an impressive 245 foot tower. The town’s Esplanade is a delightful stroll, and offers spectacular views out along the peninsula to Kilcreggan and Helensburgh.

The intriguing Underheugh Cottage is a working smallholding that offers visitors the chance to try activities like pig-keeping and dressing up like an ancient Scot. Further cultural experiences are available at the McLean Museum, which details Greenock’s shipbuilding past.

Day 3 – Tobermory, Isle of Mull

We drop anchor in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Built as a fishing port in 1788 on a design by Thomas Telford, Tobermory is now the main village on the remote island of Mull. This little village, with brightly-coloured houses that run from the main street down to the pier, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland.

The Mull Museum on the main street celebrates the island’s history, with artefacts that include working implements used by local craftsmen. Legend has it that the village’s sheltered bay is where one of the Spanish Armada ships sank in 1588 carrying gold bullion. Tobermory Distillery, the only one on Mull, was founded in 1798. The buildings date back from when the distillery first opened and today it produces a malt and a blend, known as Tobermory the Malt.

Day 4 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Our final port of call is Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, which resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for 'Church Bay', relating to the town's 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway. 

Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney's turbulent past. The palaces are considered by many to be the finest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Also worth visiting is the recently restored St Magnus Cathedral, founded in memory of St Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali. Don't miss Tankerness House, a beautifully preserved 16th century townhouse, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, with its fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.

Day 5 – At Sea / Day 6 – Disembarkation in Liverpool

After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Liverpool the following morning where we disembark and join the coach for our journey home.

Self Drive

Day 1 – Embarkation in Liverpool

After joining the coach, we travel to Liverpool and board the Black Watch. We then begin our journey, taking time to relax in our cabins or on deck and enjoying the use of the ship’s range of leisure facilities.

Day 2 – Greenock, Scotland

We arrive in the Scottish town of Greenock, known as the ‘Gateway to the Lochs’, standing proudly on the southern bank of the Firth of Clyde. The original small harbour was converted into a main port in the early 1700s and flourished from the growing imports of Caribbean sugar. As the town’s stature grew, so did its buildings: the Municipal Buildings has an impressive 245 foot tower. The town’s Esplanade is a delightful stroll, and offers spectacular views out along the peninsula to Kilcreggan and Helensburgh.

The intriguing Underheugh Cottage is a working smallholding that offers visitors the chance to try activities like pig-keeping and dressing up like an ancient Scot. Further cultural experiences are available at the McLean Museum, which details Greenock’s shipbuilding past.

Day 3 – Tobermory, Isle of Mull

We drop anchor in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. Built as a fishing port in 1788 on a design by Thomas Telford, Tobermory is now the main village on the remote island of Mull. This little village, with brightly-coloured houses that run from the main street down to the pier, is one of the prettiest ports in Scotland.

The Mull Museum on the main street celebrates the island’s history, with artefacts that include working implements used by local craftsmen. Legend has it that the village’s sheltered bay is where one of the Spanish Armada ships sank in 1588 carrying gold bullion. Tobermory Distillery, the only one on Mull, was founded in 1798. The buildings date back from when the distillery first opened and today it produces a malt and a blend, known as Tobermory the Malt.

Day 4 – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Our final port of call is Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, which resonates with ancient echoes of Christian, Nordic and Celtic history. It’s a town that feels more Scandinavian than Scottish; in fact, the name Kirkwall comes from the Norse for 'Church Bay', relating to the town's 11th century Church of St Olaf of Norway. 

Exploring the town’s atmospheric paved streets and twisting lanes reveals a number of highlights, including the ruins of the Earl and Bishop’s Palaces, dating from the mid-12th century and serving as a reminder of the Orkney's turbulent past. The palaces are considered by many to be the finest Renaissance buildings in Scotland. Also worth visiting is the recently restored St Magnus Cathedral, founded in memory of St Magnus Erlendsson by Norseman Earl Rögnvald Kali. Don't miss Tankerness House, a beautifully preserved 16th century townhouse, and the Orkney Wireless Museum, with its fascinating insights into the history of radio, too.

Day 5 – At Sea / Day 6 – Disembarkation in Liverpool

After a day at leisure on the ship, we arrive back in Liverpool the following morning where we disembark and join the coach for our journey home.

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Your 6Day Break Includes

  • Return coach travel to Liverpool
  • 5 nights full board accommodation on the Black Watch
  • Selected beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks all day
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In-room sandwiches and snacks
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • All evening entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

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Your 6Day Break Includes

  • Return coach travel to Liverpool
  • 5 nights full board accommodation on the Black Watch
  • Selected beers, wines, house spirits and soft drinks all day
  • Self-service tea and coffee at selected venues
  • Morning coffee with biscuits
  • Afternoon sandwiches and cakes
  • In-room sandwiches and snacks
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • All evening entertainment
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage between port and cabin
  • Port taxes

£25 meet at port discount

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  • 5 nights full board accommodation on the Black Watch
  • Captain’s drinks party and gala buffet
  • Use of leisure facilities
  • On board activities and guest lectures

Helpful Information

To enhance the enjoyment of your cruise, a programme of optional shore excursions will be available at extra cost in advance of the cruise departure for pre-registration. Please note certain ports may only be accessible by the use of a smaller tender vessel.

The Black Watch operates a cashless system on board and all incidental expenses will be charged to your account.

Please note:

Prices and supplements are per person based on two people sharing a cabin (except single cabins where specified). Prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation. Any difference to the prices quoted will be advised at the time of booking.

In line with the EC Directive on package travel, Just Go Holidays offers complete financial protection for all customers through our BCH (Bonded Coach Holiday) bond. On the cruises featured in this brochure, the booking conditions of either Just Go Holidays/Fred. Olsen Cruises apply; a copy of these is available upon request before booking. A full copy of the relevant terms and conditions will be sent to you with your booking confirmation. 

All cruises are offered subject to availability. Errors and omissions excepted.

Self Drive Information

Self-drive available.Car parking is available at Liverpool Cruise Terminal. Please contact CPS (Cruise and Passenger Services) on 0345071 3939 or email info@candps.com, or visit their website www.cruiseparking.co.uk. Prices start from £9.50 per night and pre-booking is mandatory directly with CPS.

£25 meet at port discount.

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Club Class + Cruise (3 - 8 Days Duration)

Club Class Home Collection Service

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

The round trip mileage is calculated from your home postcode to the port postcode and back again using Google maps most direct routing. On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be yours plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottled water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operated in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
For return journeys over 400 miles, please call for a quote.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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