12th March - Grandeur & Splendour of Argyll & Bute
Embark on a journey of architectural exploration as this cruise introduces us to a myriad of design styles and rare private viewing, often by a member of the family, including stately homes, baronial castles, private apartments and a neo-Gothic mansion.
Tuesday, 12th March
Guests embarked this afternoon at Greenock Ocean Terminal and we remained alongside overnight.
Wednesday, 13th March
From Greenock guests travelled to Finlaystone House this morning for a guided tour of the seat of Clan MacMillan.
During lunch we sailed to Rothesay, Isle of Bute, for an afternoon visit to the Victorian neo-Gothic mansion of Mount Stuart House.
We anchored overnight off Great Cumbrae.
Thursday, 14th March
This morning guests took the local ferry from Cumbrae to Largs to visit the 16th century tower house of Hunterston Castle, seat of Clan Hunter, which was relaced in 1799 by Hunterston House.
We spent the afternoon cruising on passage towards the Isle of Arran where we berthed alongside at Brodick and remained overnight.
Friday, 15th March
Going ashore on the Isle of Arran guests had the opportunity to visit Brodick Castle or explore Brodick independently.
We spent the afternoon cruising Britain's longest sea loch, Loch Fyne, on passage towards our overnight anchorage in Kames Bay.
Saturday, 16th March
Today we anchored off Strachur and ventured ashore for a morning tour of Strachur House, home of Sir Charles and Lady Maclean.
After lunch guests enjoyed a private visit to Ardkinglas House, completed for Sir Andrew Noble in 1907.
We anchored overnight in Loch Shira off Inveraray.
Sunday, 17th March
Anchoring off Crarae, guests were tendered ashore for a behind the scenes tour of Inveraray Castle private apartments, ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, chief of Clan Campbell.
Before leaving Crarae, guests enjoyed speedboat rides in Loch Fyne.
We anchored overnight in Lamlash Bay off the Isle of Arran.
Monday, 18th March
We spent the day at Troon from where guests we transported to Dumfries House for a full day private tour of the house and grounds with lunch.
The Farwell Gala Dinner was held at anchor off Greenock where we remained overnight.
Tuesday, 19th March
Disembarkation took place at Greenock Ocean Terminal and we hope that all our guests have enjoyed this architectural voyage of discovery.