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Roaming Around The British Isles

Cruising around the Scottish coast is the ideal way to visit this amazing diversity as we explore the otherwise remote parts, the islands, creeks and little visited places which make the Scottish islands the most varied in the world.


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Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the Neolithic Site of Scara Brae
  • Lerwick's stunning coastal scenery
  • The peaceful Faroe Islands

From the Orkney Islands to the Channel Islands, from Skye to Connemara, in the British Isles we’re never far from our amazing coast where there is so much good walking close to sandy beaches and hilly terrain. Cruising around the coast is the ideal way to experience this amazing diversity as we explore the otherwise remote parts, the islands, creeks and little visited places which make our islands the most varied in the world.

In the British Isles we are never far from our amazing coast, yet few are familiar with more than summer holiday beaches. Roam around the British Isles with us and the diversity becomes apparent. Cruises which visit Scottish islands and ports are always popular. These remote outposts of the British Isles are both beautiful and often not straightforward to reach – a cruise makes their wild charms easily accessible. Sailing from Liverpool we have a day at sea as we head north through some magical Scottish seascapes to Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands. Black Watch now cruises between Skye and the Outer Hebrides to Mull where we drop anchor in the pretty bay overlooking Tobermory and walk to a waterfall and lilycovered lochs Entering the mouth of the River Clyde, we call in to Greenock which we use as a base to walk a section of the West Highland Way. 

Short though this cruise is, the beauty and variety of the Scottish landscape so close to the sea means we will be able to undertake some very enjoyable walks, taking in peaks, coastal paths, remote beaches and historical sites. A cruise like this doesn’t come along every day! The BBC series ‘Coast ‘has undoubtedly opened our eyes to the wonders of our own coastline… now come and see it for yourselves!

Please note, ports of call may change between different departure dates. It is important to check the individual tour date proposed itinerary for details of your cruise.

  • Breakfast and dinner throughout your tour, plus lunch on sea days
  • Complimentary tea and coffee at select locations throughout the ship
  • All entertainment, sports & leisure facilities on board
  • A programme of walks and excursions from our ports of call including any necessary transportation costs
  • Tips to the ship’s restaurant staff
  • All drinks on board
  • Any local excursions not included in the Ramblers Cruise & Walk Holidays programme including entrances to museums, sites or Fred Olsen on shore activities
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board the ship. At the time of writing Fred Olsen offer various packages from £16 for 30 minutes to £84 for unlimited access on a 14-day cruise. Please ask for more details at the Reception Desk on the ship
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning, hairdressing, health, beauty treatments and selected fitness classes
  • Holiday Insurance
  • Occasionally a local guide or your Ramblers Cruise & Walk leader might suggest entering a site or monument in a city for which there is an entrance fee to pay. Please allow approximately £30 for this
  • Discretionary gratuities to the crew, drivers, guides etc both on board and ashore

Holiday Information

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Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.


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