Fred. Olsen Cruises around Scotland

Cruise the coast and lochs of the Highlands & Islands

Fred. Olsen – offers end 01 March 2018

You can enjoy a FREE upgrade to All Inclusive or FREE Shore Tours worth up to £200 per person on over 100 expertly-crafted 2018-19 cruise holidays. The offers are valid until 1st March 2018.

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Fred. Olsen Cruises are a relaxing way to explore the rugged and dramatic beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Islands plus other parts of Scotland and the UK. They offer a range of cruise itineraries giving you the chance to see all that Scotland’s Highlands and Islands have to offer such as mountains, lochs, remote islands with stunning beaches, historical places of interest and pretty harbour towns such as Tobermory. Taking a cruise is also a great way for you to do some wildlife spotting as the seas around this area are well-known for seabirds, whales, sharks and dolphins.

 

Itineraries

The latest itineraries include:

  • Scottish Highlands and Islands
  • Historic Castles and Highland Games
  • Lochs of Scotland
  • Highlands and Lochs of Scotland
  •  The Lochs, Castles & Coasts of the British Isles
  • Wildlife of England and Scotland
  • From the Highlands of Scotland to the Lizard Peninsula

Departs

Cruises to the Scottish Highlands and Islands depart from various UK ports including:

  • Southampton
  • Dover
  • Liverpool
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Belfast

Book and find out more about cruises to the Scottish Highlands and Islands

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Summer Sale now on – Save up to £200*

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*Up to £200 off 7 night stays and up to £100 off 3 or 4 night stays.

New bookings only for departures between 20/07/18 and 01/09/18, book by 28/02/18.

Offer applies to selected locations and accommodation types – accommodation only. All bookings are subject to availability

Special offers: cruises and coach tours

Fred. Olsen – offers end 01 March 2018

You can enjoy a FREE upgrade to All Inclusive or FREE Shore Tours worth up to £200 per person on over 100 expertly-crafted 2018-19 cruise holidays. The offers are valid until 1st March 2018.

Book your cruise now.

Cruises and coach tours

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We have more cruise and coach tour operators offering different types of holidays exploring the Scottish Highlands & Islands. Start your search right here:

Coach tours and cruises around the Scottish Highlands and Islands

Holiday accommodation in Sutherland and Caithness

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Sutherland and Caithness. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Sutherland and Caithness

Walking

If you like walking, check out Caithness & Sutherland – 40 Coast & Country Walks – Read our review of our favourite walk books.

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various options for Sutherland and Caithness (available from Ordnance Survey or Amazon)

Local tips – get insider knowledge about things to do in Sutherland and Caithness

Local tips: Things to do in Northern Scotland – Derek Beattie

Things to do in Sutherland, Scotland suggested by Catriona from Culgower B&B

Local tips: Lisa Weller, Haven House Art, Wick, Caithness, Scotland

Local tips: What to do in Wick, Caithness – Ellie, Mackays Hotel

Plan your trip to Shetland

Walking

Walk books – we like Pocket Mountain walk books (read our review) and they have one for Shetland but there are also other books on Amazon.

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download (available from Ordnance Survey or Amazon).

Holiday accommodation on the Outer Hebrides

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on the Outer Hebrides. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to the Outer Hebrides

Walking

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various options are available for the Outer Hebrides from Ordnance Survey and Amazon

Beaches

As you can see from the photos, there are some breath-taking beaches on the Outer Hebrides and a few feature in our best beaches in Scotland: Highlands and Islands.

Local tips – get insider knowledge on what to do in the Outer Hebrides

Maria, owner of Taigh Mairi Anndra holiday cottage, took some time to share with us her top tips for things to see and do on the Uists.

Holiday accommodation on Orkney

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on Orkney. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Orkney

Walking

If you enjoy walking, take a look at Orkney: 40 Coast and Countryside Walks. You can read our review of our favourite walk books and buy from Amazon.

Other walk books for the area are also available on Amazon.

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various combinations available for Orkney. Buy from Ordnance Survey and Amazon.

Holiday accommodation in Moray Speyside

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Moray Speyside. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Moray Speyside

Walking

If you enjoy walking, take a look at Moray: 40 Coast and Countryside Walks. You can read our review of our favourite walk books. Buy from Amazon.

Other walk books for the area are also available on Amazon.

Maps

Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various combinations available for the Moray Speyside area. Buy from Ordnance Survey and Amazon.

Holiday accommodation in Lochalsh and Kintail

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Lochalsh and Kintail. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Lochalsh and Kintail

  • Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download (available from Ordnance Survey or Amazon)
  • Walk books – we like Pocket Mountain walk books (read our review) and they have one for Wester Ross and Lochalsh which you can buy from Amazon. Other walk books for the area are also available from Amazon.

A holiday in this area should include a visit to the wonderful Eilean Donan Castle which features in our article about places to visit in Scotland.

Holiday accommodation on the Isle of Arran

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on the Isle of Arran. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to the Isle of Arran

More holiday accommodation in Fort William and Lochaber

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Fort William and Locahaber. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Fort William and Lochaber

Plan your trip to Islay, Jura and Colonsay

Local tips for things to do on Islay

Things to do on Islay as suggested by Islay B&B owners, Emma and Graeme

Getting to Islay

You can travel to the Isle of Islay by ferry or by air:

Ferries to Islay

The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry runs from Kennacraig to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay. The trip takes approx 2 hours. Alternatively, during the summer you can take the ferry on selective days from Oban to Port Askaig.

Flights to Islay

If you would prefer to fly to Islay, Flybe has cheap flights departing from various European airports including Glasgow airport. Find out more about flights to Islay.

You can hire cars on the the island.

Books

Buy from Amazon or Wordery

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We have more self-catering apartments, holiday cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Argyll and on the Isle of Bute. Start your search right here:

Holiday accommodation in Argyll and on the Isle of Bute

Plan your trip to Argyll and Bute

Other walk books for the area are also available from Amazon.

  • Ordnance Survey maps with free mobile download – various combinations available for Argyll and Bute from Ordnance Survey and Amazon

Fully booked or not what you’re looking for?

We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in the area. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Ullapool, Assynt & Easter Ross

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Inverness, Loch Ness and the Black Isle area. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to Inverness, Loch Ness and the Black Isle

Local tips – get insider knowledge on what to do in Inverness, Loch Ness and the Black Isle

Read wildlife photographer and WDC Field Officer Charlie Phillips’ tips on things to do in the Inverness and Black Isle area

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We have more self-catering apartments, holiday cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on the Isle of Skye. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to the Isle of Skye

Local tips for things to do on the Isle of Skye

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We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels on the Isle of Mull. Start your search right here:

Plan your trip to the Isle of Mull

Local tips – get insider knowledge on what to do on the Isle of Mull

Local tips: Isle of Mull and Isle of Ulva – Rebecca, Boathouse Cafe, Ulva

Fully booked or not what you’re looking for?

We have more self-catering apartments, cottages and lodges plus B&Bs and hotels in Gairloch and Torridon. Start your search right here:

Plan your visit to Gairloch and Torridon

If you like walking? Check out Wester Ross and Lochalsh – 40 Coast and Country Walks available from Amazon. We are big fans of this series of walk books and you can read our review of our favourite walk books on the blog.

Local tips – get the insider knowledge on what to do in Gairloch and Torridon

Christine, also known as the Sugar Craft Faerie,  gives you her top tips on what to do in Wester Ross

Special offers for you

We partner with specially businesses to offer you some great deals for your holiday in the Scottish Highlands and Islands including deals on holiday cottages, hotels, camping and caravanning gear, outdoor clothing and equipment.

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