Exploring the Outer Isles
7 nights including 2 Gala Dinners
Many of our ports of call, whether on the mainland or one of the many islands, are off the beaten track. Purpose built to cruise these waters, Hebridean Princess will take you to discover these hidden gems as we visit remote west coast locations and inaccessible island destinations.
Cruising through the Narrows of Kyle Rhea, we go ashore at the conservation village of Plockton. Northwards to Loch Torridon where we visit Shieldaig, the village founded in 1800 to train up seamen for war against Napoleon.
The box canyon of Corrieshalloch Gorge, a National Nature Reserve, affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and from the Victorian suspension bridge you can observe the crashing waterfalls below.
Crossing The Minch, we begin our exploration of the Outer Isles on Lewis where the standing stones of Callanish and the well-preserved Carloway Broch await. The museum at Lews Castle offers an insight into the history and culture of the Outer Hebrides alongside an exhibition of unique objects dating from prehistory to the present day.
The tranquil Uists abound in geological and historical contrasts and we can observe their distinctions on our island tour. The low-lying bird haven of North Uist is a world apart from the softer, undulating landscapes and dune fringed beaches of South Uist.
A morning steam over the Sea of the Hebrides precedes our final foray ashore at the smallest of the Small Isles, the Isle of Muck, where invigorating walks are rewarded with delicious home baking at the tearoom at Port Mor, the only village on the island.