Gaelic Trilogy

Hebridean Princess

03/09/2019 7 Nights
Oban -> Islay -> Bangor -> Peel -> Douglas -> Belfast -> Kerrera -> Oban ->
From $9410

Gaelic Trilogy

7 nights including 2 Gala Dinners

Capture the magic and mystery of three separate kingdoms, all linked by their Celtic and Gaelic ancestry.  Join us on this fascinating voyage through the southern Hebridean islands to the Irish Sea and three ancient lands.

Our journey travels south to the whisky isle of Islay to visit one of the island’s famous distilleries, Laphroaig, before plotting a course through the North Channel bound for the Emerald Isle.

From Bangor, we travel to Grey Abbey House, home of the Montgomery family since 1607, and enjoy lunch here before re-joining Hebridean Princess in Strangford Lough, ahead of our cruise to the Isle of Man.

Moore's Traditional Curers have been traditionally curing Isle of Man Kippers for over 120 years.  The last curing yard is now a living museum and our tour reveals the kipper making process.  The Isle of Man Railway is the longest narrow-gauge steam line in Britain and uses its original locomotives and carriages.  We take a relaxing ride through spectacular Manx scenery with lunch taken in the restored dining car.

Heading to Douglas, we travel by horse drawn carriage to join the 1895 Snaefell Mountain Railway, running from the village of Laxey to the summit of Snaefell.

Returning to Northern Ireland, we embrace a panoramic tour of Belfast including the award-winning Titanic Exhibition.  

Our final day is spent on Jura, where we stroll to the island’s only settlement of Craighouse, and the walker’s paradise of Kerrera which keeps guard over Oban bay.