Sailing from the UK
Setting sail from Greenock (Glasgow)
Gritty Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. With internationally-acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars, Glasgow has something for everyone. The city centre has countless impressive Victorian structures, and most notably the unique masterpieces of one of the city's most celebrated sons, the legendary architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It is set in outstandingly beautiful surroundings, so visitors can combine a buzzing city visit with an introduction to the glories of the Scottish scenery
Visitors could easily miss the picturesque cobbled street of Ashton Lane in the city’s West End, decorated with fairy lights and home to the famous Ubiquitous Chip restaurant.
United Kingdom: Holy Loch
The Holy Loch is a sea loch on the Firth of Clyde, where St Munn is said to have founded a church after leaving Ireland in the 6th century. The loch was used as a Royal Navy submarine base during World War II, and it was also a base for US nuclear subs during the Cold War.
United Kingdom: Rothesay
The peaceful isle of Bute boasts surprisingly varied landscapes for an island of its diminutive size, from rugged moors and fertile hills to sandy beaches. Highlights include the beautiful gardens of Mount Stuart House and the imposing castle at Rothesay.
United Kingdom: Strachur
The village of Strachur sits on the eastern shore of Loch Fyne, a short drive from Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Local points of interest include Strachur House, built by General John Campbell in the 1780s, and the Ardkinglas Estate, with its lovely Woodland Garden.
United Kingdom: Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne is famous for its oysters, and seafood fans will likely be familiar with the restaurant chain of the same name. The loch supports wildlife including otters, dolphins, seals and even basking sharks, and the shoreline is home to tourist attractions including Inveraray Castle.
United Kingdom: Sanda
Sanda is a small, privately-owned island off the Kintyre peninsula, and it’s an important site for breeding and migratory birds, designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Species to look out for include Manx shearwaters, storm petrels, ringed plovers and golden eagles.
United Kingdom: Portavadie
United Kingdom: Mull of Kintyre
The southern tip of the Kintyre peninsula, immortalised in song by Paul McCartney and Wings, is remote and beautiful, surrounded by spectacular coastline. A historic lighthouse stands atop the headland, and on a clear day you can see across to the coast of Antrim in Northern Ireland.
United Kingdom: Campbeltown
Campbeltown was once known as the ‘whisky capital of the world’, and was home to 34 distilleries at its peak. Although just three distilleries remain, this is still a great place to learn about the process of making whisky, and it’s also a base for exploring the beautiful Kintyre peninsula.
United Kingdom: Tayvallich
The pretty village of Tayvallich is a popular yachting haven, situated on a sheltered bay on the western shore of Loch Sween. There are some lovely walks amongst the dense woods, and a single-track road leads to the remote Chapel of Keills, which houses a collection of medieval stone carvings.
United Kingdom: Loch na Mile (Isle of Jura)
Jura is a wild and rugged island, where a population of 200 people is outnumbered by some 5,000 red deer. The landscape is dominated by the Paps mountains, and the island is known for its fine whiskies. Jura was also once home to George Orwell, who completed ‘1984’ at the remote Barnhill farmhouse.
United Kingdom: Isle of Kerrera
The little Isle of Kerrera sits just off Scotland’s west coast guarding the entrance to Oban, and is home to around 50 people. The fertile, hilly terrain and almost total lack of cars makes it a great destination for walkers, and it’s also known for the 16th century ruins of Gylen Castle.
United Kingdom: Crinan
The village of Crinan guards the entrance to the Crinan Canal, built in the 19th century to cut out the long and perilous journey around the Kintyre peninsula. There is a lovely network of towpaths, lock gates and walking trails to explore, set amongst the picturesque Knapdale forest.
Arriving in Oban
The waterfront town of Oban, situated on Scotland's west coast, is the main gateway to the Hebridean islands, and it's a busy place in summer. We recommend sampling the excellent seafood while enjoying the views across to the islands of Mull and Kerrera.
Your home from home
We know of no ship quite like this one; Hebridean Princess is a tiny little gem, dedicated to Scotland and all things Scottish, this Princess is fit for a queen!
What we love
A single ship with just 50 guests and in operation for only nine months of the year - hardly viable in the modern day, you would think - and when you step aboard you will also feel as if you have been swept into a bygone age, when kindness was key. A one word descriptor? Charm, perhaps. But that only begins to cover what is special about Princess.
|Style||Like a cosy and comfortable pair of slippers, Hebridean Princess envelops you the moment you step aboard. It feels like your best friend's welcoming Scottish home - with food and drink to match.|
Tailor-make your trip
Where to stay in Glasgow
We love the Hotel du Vin, at One Devonshire Gardens. A really special luxury boutique hotel.
Sightseeing around Glasgow
Travel out of the city to the Loch Lomond National Park, visit the stunningly beautiful Trossachs and finish your tour at Stirling Castle.