Coastlines and Castles of Argyll and the Clyde 6-nights
From £2,795.00 per person (April & October only) - Glen Shiel
From £2,400.00 per person (April only) - Glen Massan
This early or late season cruise is the perfect escape, for a Spring or Autumn vacation. Join us aboard Glen Shiel or Glen Massan cruising from our home base of the Holy Loch on a relaxing small ship cruise taking in the beautiful coastline of Argyll and the Clyde. Discover the delights of the islands of Bute, Arran, the Cumbraes and Aisla Craig. Cruise deep into the Argyllshire countryside on Loch Fyne at 40 miles, Scotland’s longest sea loch.
The coastline is dotted with castles which hint at the long history of this stunning landscape; the fairy tale turrets of Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, the dark brooding shell of Skipness Castle, the ruins of Tarbert Castle overlooking the natural harbour and village. On Arran the ruined Lamlash Castle, on Kintyre Torosay castle, on Bute Rothesay Castle there are many more that can be seen from the boat.
Delight in gourmet meals with a different view for each sitting. Your onboard chef will create delightful dishes from the very best in locally sourced seasonal produce; lamb, venison and beef from the Argyllshire hills, langoustine, lobster and crab from the cool clear waters of the coast. Enjoy a dram from the extensive selection of Scottish malt whiskies, or sample a Scottish artisan gin from the onboard bar.
Early and late season is the perfect time for a Scottish cruise, the Clyde estuary and the deep long Argyll sea lochs offer an everchanging panorama of sights. Keep a watchful eye for dolphins that love to play in the wake of the boat. In Spring the landscape is brushed with strokes of bright green as spring wakens the countryside or in delight in the spectacular reds, oranges and golds that indicate Autumn. Both seasons offer crisp clear days and being close to the equinoxes the day and night are of similar lengths which brings its own rewards, you can enjoy sunrise and sunset without having to get up too early or indeed waiting up late.
This six-night cruise is at the perfect time of year for making the most of Scotland’s dark skies and perhaps even a glimpse of the ‘aurora borealis’. Enjoy evenings at anchor in quiet, sheltered lochs, marvel at the incredible wide, dark skies glittering with pinpricks of starlight. Listen to the sound of silence.
Join us on this delightful six-night cruise and return relaxed and reinvigorated with your batteries recharged and new friends made.