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9:00 AM 7th August 2020

Explore The Scottish Isles In Six-star Luxury

Photo:Roger Pimenta
Photo:Roger Pimenta
‘Stay-at-home’ travellers can now discover the stunningly wild and rugged network of islands on the edge of the Atlantic by joining Scenic Eclipse’s Wild Scotland & the Hebrideans tour.

The 12-day luxury cruise will sail from Bergen to Dublin in August 2021, taking in pristine beaches, picturesque harbours and local wildlife including puffins, guillemots and manx shearwaters along the way.

Highlights of the itinerary include:
The chance to learn about ancient Norse roots on a hike around the cliffs of Sumburgh head in Lerwick
Discover the treasures of Orkney, including the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and a local beer tasting
Hike through Stornoway’s sheltered harbour in search for medieval castles, Gaelic culture and rugged coastlines with the on board naturalist
Explore Portree’s brightly painted waterfront houses on a guided walking tour
Join a photography tour in Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and learn how to capture the beauty of the stunning port
Become immersed in Scotland’s dance traditions with an exclusive Scottish Ceilidh, learning from local highland dancers
Search for wildlife on a guided nature walk of Iona’s beautiful sandy beaches with Scenic Eclipse’s on board naturalist.

Photo: Mindaugas Oginskas
Photo: Mindaugas Oginskas
Due to its small size and with just 228 passengers on board, Scenic Eclipse allows for access to smaller ports, with exclusive docking in the heart of its destination.

Voted the best luxury ship in the world in 2019 following a successful first season sailing six-star luxury cruises, the all-inclusive discovery yacht – Scenic Eclipse - features two on board state-of-the-art helicopters allowing unrivalled birds-eye views and a six-seater submarine for ultimate sightseeing and uninterrupted marine life viewing.

Prices for Scenic Eclipse’s 12-day Wild Scotland & the Hebrideans itinerary departing 29 August 2021 start from £7,745 per person including an Early Payment Discount of £250. The price includes return flights, complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur transfers, luxurious suite accommodations, a personal butler, exceptional dining experiences and exclusive shore excursions including Zodiacs and kayaks.

For more information and to book, please visit www.scenic.co.uk, call 0808 159 5547.