Travel from Portsmouth to Edinburgh, Scotland’s dynamic capital, and explore this historic city. Visit Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Hopetoun, Scotland’s finest stately home. Sail to the Caithness port of Scrabster to stand on the most northerly point of mainland Britain at Dunnet Head overlooking the Pentland Firth. Follow Bonnie Prince Charlie as he escapes over the sea to Skye and visit Dunvegan Castle, the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland, built on a rock in an idyllic loch-side setting. Enjoy inspirational scenic cruising as Minerva cruises off the west coast of Scotland, passing islands, glens and bays – including the tiny island of Staffa – en route to Oban. Minerva then sails south to make her maiden call at the historic maritime city of Liverpool, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the waterfront and see the famous Liver Building before visiting the model village of Port Sunlight, created by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight Soap factory workers in 1888.
15 days: Treasures of the British Isles from £ 2470 per person. 0844 488 0716 www.swanhellenic.com Departs 01 July 2014
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