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Being entrenched in world history and culture, it is often easy to forget that Britain is surrounded by some of the most beautiful and diverse islands on Earth. Spend 11 days on our Discovery Yacht and find out just how special they are for yourself.
Scenic Eclipse has been custom-built to allow us entry into small ports. You’ll spend nights moored in the tiny bays of these beautiful islands, giving you plenty of time to immerse yourself in the culture and hospitality on offer. There will also be a range of Zodiac, kayak, e-bike, helicopter and submarine excursions so you can see even more of the islands.
From Dublin, we set off across the Irish Sea to the unique self-governed Isle of Man, incredibly beautiful and very proud of its Celtic heritage. From there you’ll wind your way along the western isles of Scotland before exploring the remote northern isles which are rich in Viking history.
Day 1 | Highlights:
Welcome to Dublin and step into a world of wonder as you board Scenic Eclipse. Tonight raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise.
Day 2 | Isle of Man Highlights:
Uncover the secrets of Peel and its castle or take a ride on the steam railway to Castletown. Choose to follow the heritage trail to Cregneash and the Living Folk Museum or ride in a luxury trike on the famous TT course. The more active can take a guided hike around Peel Castle.
Day 3 | Belfast Highlights:
Discover Belfast and the Titanic Museum or take a ride in a black cab to learn about Belfast’s past and present from your engaging driver. Alternatively play a round of golf.
Day 4 | Isle of Islay > Iona Highlights:
The small and pretty Isle of Islay is home to eight working whiskey distilleries and the famous Whiskey Festival held in May each year.
Day 5 | Staffa > Tobermory Highlights:
An afternoon of exploration by Zodiac or kayak awaits at the small volcanic island of Staffa with its basalt columns and sea caves. Helicopter or submarine excursions are available^.
This evening arrive to colourful Tobermory on the Island of Mull.
Day 6 | Tobermory Highlights:
Learn about the history of Clan Maclean at Duart Castle or uncover the life story of Lachlan Macquarie and visit his mausoleum. Some of the best birdwatching opportunities are found on the Isle of Mull, and you can search for a variety of species on a Zodiac or kayak excursion. The more active can choose a hike with a local guide.
Day 7 | The Hebrides Highlights:
Enjoy discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak to search for marine and bird species. Or you can choose a ranger-led walk or a visit to the remarkable Kinloch Castle.
Day 8 | Stornoway Highlights:
Originally a Viking settlement, and now a bustling hub for the arts and Gaelic heritage.
Day 9 | Kirkwall Highlights:
Kirkwall, the ancient capital of Orkney, offers an intriguing mix of ancient history, Viking heritage and Scottish traditions that you can discover during your free time this evening.
Day 10 | Lerwick Highlights:
Closer to Norway than Scotland, the Shetland Islands boast astounding archaeological sites, ancient ruins and Viking and Norse influences.
Day 11 | Bergen Highlights:
Bergen signals the end of your cruise as you disembark taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Let Scenic Eclipse introduce you to the wonders of the spectacular Mediterranean region of Europe. — The cradle of culture and a region that has had an epic influence throughout history. This stunningly beautiful part of the world, it’s yours to discover across a range of unique itineraries that have been handcrafted to showcase the very best destinations and experiences.
From the romance of Venice, the bright beauty of Croatia and the exotic delights of Turkey through to the crystalline waters of the Greek Islands, the feistiness of Spain and the rare gems of Morocco; your journey of discovery on Scenic Eclipse will introduce you to a whole new Europe.
Thanks to the unique design of our yacht, we’re able to dock in smaller ports, cruise right into the heart of towns and villages and offer you a host of shore excursions that are entirely original and unique to Scenic. Visit untouched islands, dive beneath the waves in our submarine to seek out ancient relics and soar above mighty landscapes in our helicopter, even explore beyond on an e-bike for an entirely different view of the Mediterranean.