Cruise through the Celtic Isles | Summer 2019

Castles and Collections of the Celtic Isles

Dublin to Edinburgh aboard Sea Cloud II

July 6-17, 2019

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

SAIL for ten nights aboard Sea Cloud II, a romantic sailing ship equipped with modern amenities

BE greeted by the owners of ancestral homes and country estates near Belfast and Londonderry

STROLL through the celebrated Inverewe Gardens, a property of the National Trust for Scotland since 1952, where Gulf Stream waters nourish rare subtropical plants

DISCOVER other National Trust for Scotland properties including Iona, Staffa, Culloden, and Crathes

ENJOY lunch at Baronscourt, seat of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn

CALL at the windswept Orkney Islands, with their prehistoric standing stones and burial mounds

Reserve by June 25, 2018 for an early booking incentive of $1,000 per person!

Celtic Isles Cruise Brochure

The stunning coasts of Scotland and Ireland—strewn with craggy castles and windswept mountains,—are the backdrop for a spectacular Celtic Isles cruise. Join us next July as we travel from Dublin to Edinburgh aboard a beloved sailing ship, to discover romantic estates, exotic gardens, and fascinating prehistoric settlements. As a special highlight of this classic voyage, we will be welcomed into the homes of some of the noble families who live in the area, for exclusive receptions and tours of their ancestral collections.

Sea Cloud II

Begin in Dublin with a tour of its landmarks before boarding Sea Cloud II. Sail north to call overnight in Belfast, risen like a phoenix from the ashes of religious strife. Venture into the surrounding countryside to visit Ballywalter Park with its owners, Lord and Lady Dunleath, and Grey Abbey with the Montgomery family. Anchor in Londonderry for a specially arranged lunch at Baronscourt, followed by a tour of the estate’s private collections and gardens.

Cross the North Channel to step ashore on the island of Iona, whose tiny size belies its outsized importance in the history of Christianity. Explore the Inverewe Gardens, a subtropical oasis, and call at Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands to discover a series of remarkable Stone Age sites, including Skara Brae. From Inverness, tour Cawdor Castle before sailing to Aberdeen to admire nearby Crathes Castle. Conclude in Edinburgh, to step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia—where Prince Charles and Princess Diana honeymooned—or explore the Old Town on a guided walk.

Life aboard Sea Cloud II has no comparison. Experience the excitement of traveling under billowing sails, and enjoy exceptional service and state-of-the-art amenities. We look forward to welcoming you in Dublin!

2019 Celtic Isles Brochure

Crathes Castle, which dates from the 16th century

While working at Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Project Reveal Team South-West explore the life and work of an 18th-century shoemaker.

Contact Details

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