Exploring the Highlands, Islands & The ‘Emerald Isle'
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 Scotland and Ireland we’re never far from our amazing coast where there is so much good walking close to sandy beaches and hilly terrains. 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.
HIGHLIGHTS ON SHORE
Falmouth - We follow a lovely stretch of the Southwest Coast Path to the National Trust’s lush Glendurgan Gardens for a visit.
Greenock - We travel inland to Drymen and walk a section of the West Highland Way over Conic Hill to the shores of Loch Lomond at Balmaha.
Tobermory - The pastel-painted houses of Mull’s main town are the starting point for our walk from the port, passing waterfalls and lily covered lochs.
Kirkwall - From the Kitchener Memorial we walk across moorland and along cliff-tops to the Orkney Islands’ most famous neolithic site, Scara Brae.
Lerwick -The most northerly outpost of the British Isles, Lerwick boasts marvellous coastal scenery and is a haven for birdlife. A local guide recounts tales of shipwrecks and smugglers as we cross the ‘tombolo’ sand spit to walk on St Ninian’s Isle.
Ullapool - In Scotland’s remotest northwest corner we walk with a local ranger to the top of Ullapool Hill, then continue to Loch Achall. There are great views over Loch Broom and out to sea over the Isle of Lewis.
Belfast - We drive to Dunseverick Castle on Ireland’s north coast and follow the cliff-tops on foot to the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway.
Dublin - We spend our morning walking the cliff paths of the Howth Peninsula to the east of the city and, then visit the centre of Dublin in the afternoon.
Portree - Travelling north from Portree we follow trails heading towards Skye’s iconic peak, the Old Man of Storr.
Galway - From the heart of Connemara we climb some 400m to the summit of Diamond Hill. The views stretch out to sea and inland there is a splendid panorama of the Twelve Bens, Connemara’s highest mountains.
Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code: Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.
Drinks Inclusive Package: A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £29 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).