19 to 28 April 2019 (10 days) £ 1.165, –
This beautiful sailing trip goes to the Orkney Islands, Harris & Lewis, Skye, Mull and finally ends in Oban. It will be a very exciting journey where we will see fascinating landscapes .
Visit the finest whiskey distilleries and we are likely to encounter dolphins and whales at sea.Our tour starts in Aberdeen and takes us along the beautiful north-east coast to the Orkney Islands. We dock in small idyllic harbor towns, but also drop anchor in beautiful lonely places and bays.
Embark / Disembark
Embark on Friday, 19.04.2019, at 18 o’clock in Aberdeen.
To get to Oban, the bus is the best means of transport, whether you’re flying to Edinburgh or Glasgow (15 minutes difference). From both airports there is a transfer bus every 30 minutes to Buchanan (Glasgow) Bus Station, from where the bus to Oban departs.
We are happy to advise you personally about the arrival and departure of the ship.
We have divided the prices into two categories because our double cabins are different in size. All prices are per person when staying in:
Standard cabin ……………………………………… £ 1.165, –
Our voyages attract travellers from all over the world, which has been an important factor in establishing an open-minded atmosphere on board. The crew of the ship is most of the time from Dutch origin, but speaks and understands English very well.
If you have questions concerning this voyage, please call the captain and owner Klaas van Twillert: +316-53231627.
Information & Booking
Request booking and information: A unique Scotland tour to the Orkney’s – Harris & Lewis – Skye
The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, currents and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.
Day 1: Arrival to Aberdeen
Day 2: Orkney Islands – Kirkwall
During the day we reach the Orkney Islands on the island of Mainland. The Orkney Islands form a group of about 200 small islands in the north of Scotland. Due to the nature, the beaches and the history of the islands we are pretty sure that you will like it. Approximately 21,000 inhabitants live on the islands, about 7,000 of them in the capital Kirkwall. Characteristic is the St. Magnus Cathedral, which was built between 1137 and 1152. It is the most northern cathedral in the UK.
Day 3: Kirkwall
Today we have a rest day. In Kirkwall you can visit the famous distilleries of Highland Park and Scapa. And of course, there’s a nice tour to the island’s attractions, including Skara Brae, the Stones of Stenness, the Broch of Gurness and the Grain Earth House inKirkwall.
Day 4: Stromness
After a nice breakfast we set sail to Stromness, which is located at a natural harbour. A nice journey along the impressive coast Mainlands. Towards evening we leave the Orkney Islands with a favorable tide and set course for Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and Harris.
Day 5: Harris & Lewis
Stornoway is a busy fishing port and also the only city on Lewis. There are good roads along the coast with small villages and in the mountainous southwest we find white sandy beaches. The west coast of Harris Island consists of a series of breathtaking beaches, all flanked by dunes and the local machair (the unique species of these islands). With the normal bus connections you can visit the entire island. On Harris is the new Isle of Harris Distillery, which is worth a visit.
Day 6 and 7: Skye
Today we visit Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides. The Isle of Skye is an absolute must and features some of the most stunning scenery: sharp hills, scenic coastlines, the famous Talisker distillery and many more attractions. We dock in the capital Portree. The next day we explore the island and also a visit to Talisker should not be missed.
Day 8: Rum (Small Isles)
The island of Rum belongs to the Small Isles of the Inner Hebrides. The island has about 30 inhabitants. A well-known building on the island is Kinloch Castle. In the afternoon we make our way to Tobermory on Mull. We sail between the islands and the beautiful Scottish west coast, enjoying the views of the island of Mull and the beauties of unspoiled Scotland.
Day 9: Tobermory
Tobermory is a cosy, characteristic village with it’s famous local Distillery. The small Mull Museum and the Marine Visitor Center are also worth a visit. During the afternoon we continue sailing the Sound of Mull. We pass Duart Castle and finally reach Oban, the destination port of our journey.
Day 10: Oban
Unfortunately, our wonderful journey around Scotland has come to an end. After a good breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye. You travel individually or use our transfer to Glasgow.
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The Flying Dutchman