Island Hopping in the Hebrides – 2023 Scottish Isles Adventure Cruise
A Voyage to Remember
2023 Scottish Isles Adventure Cruise – Island Hopping in the Hebrides from Greenock
Join us for a Hebridean adventure as we visit some of the most remote, romantic and rugged Scottish islands aboard our expedition ship MS Spitsbergen.
Making full use of the ship’s fleet of small expedition boats, you’ll enjoy a truly rewarding and scenic adventure.
Opportunities abound for exploring remote islands and wandering lonely beaches at your own pace, all the while being immersed in the wild beauty of the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
During the cruise, your knowledgeable Expedition Team will help you get the most out of your island-hopping odyssey.
This will be an expedition cruise to remember!
What You'll Love
- 10 night voyage in the cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis with ship beer and wine included with lunch and dinner; complimentary tea, coffee and wifi
- Experience the spectacular island scenery and charming towns of the Inner and Outer Hebrides
- The onboard experience - specialist lectures, assist with scientific research, photography tips, and full use of the ships hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
- Landing activities - escorted landings with small expedition boats, loan of boots and trekking poles, any further equipment required for activities, complimentary re-usable water bottle and wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
Day 1: Sail from Greenock
Set sail from Greenock on your Scottish adventure.
Day 2: Isle of Arran
This island is a haven for wildlife. Dramatic mountains, a distinctive distillery and good hiking all add to a microcosm of Scotland.
Day 3: Islay
This is ‘whisky island’, world renowned for its peaty single-malt whiskies and distilleries.
Charming Bowmore has a handful of small shops and superb cliff-top walks.
Day 4: Isle of Gigha
Tiny Gigha (pronounced Gee’a) is owned by the islanders. Dairy cows produce a distinctive cheddar-type cheese, whilst Achamore House, was once the home of Sir James Horlick who created a colourful and impressive display of rhododendrons.
Day 5: Isle of Iona & Treshnish Isles
Iona’s much-restored Abbey still remains a place of pilgrimage and peace. Wide views from the beach stretch west towards the Outer Hebrides.
We will explore Treshnish Isles, a group of distinctive volcanic islands which are home to a wealth of wildlife.
Day 6: St Kilda, Hirta Island
Any visit to this distant and wild archipelago, with its breathtaking sea cliffs, is totally weather-dependent.
As a UNESCO double World Heritage Site and the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the National Trust for Scotland, it is an unforgettable experience.
Day 7: Stornoway & Shiant Isles
Stornoway is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of the Isle of Lewis.
We invite you to explore with us a bustling harbour and waterfront with museums and art galleries are overlooked by the handsome Lews Castle.
We also explore the Shiant Isles. Privately owned since 1937, this tiny archipelago has numerous colonies of nesting seabirds.
Day 8: Loch Scavaig & Isle of Eigg
Loch Scavaig leads to one of the most romantic and dramatic lochs in Scotland – freshwater Loch Coruisk.
The Isle of Eigg has Iron Age forts, a 6th century church, and turbulent clan history.
Day 9: Sound of Mull
The Isle of Mull is a large island of sweeping moors, tiny hamlets and castles. Stretching inland opposite Tobermory lies Britain’s most westerly mainland point, Loch Sunart.
The deep, quiet waters of this long loch offer sheltered kayaking, while the loch shores provide superb walking, perhaps to the recently established distillery.
Day 10: Isle of Colonsay
Home to over 200 bird species including the rare corncrake, this is a gentle island of woods and pretty beaches.
Day 11: Return to Greenock
We arrive back in Greenock, concluding our Scottish island-hopping adventure.
Named after the Crown Jewel of the Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, MS Spitsbergen is stylish, comfortable, offering morden public areas and cabins.
Environmentally progressive with future plans looking at ways to further reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more, MS Spitsbergen also has its own expedition team on board.
Throughout your journey, the on-board Expedition Team host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter during your cruise.
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Terms & Conditions
Organised by Hurtigruten. From price quoted are in GBP and are per person and based on the Select fare structure, and full occupancy of lowest available grade two-berth cabin, on a full-board basis. Single supplements apply. Cabins and excursions are subject to availability. Hurtigruten operates a flexible pricing system and prices are capacity controlled, correct at time of booking. Not included: travel insurance, luggage handling, optional excursions or gratuities.