With landscapes ranging from verdant moors to the majestic lakes of the Highlands and cliffs sculpted by the elements of the Scottish Isles, the British archipelago invites you to escape and revel in calm and tranquillity… Along the beautiful shores of the Irish and North seas, board Le Lyrial for an unforgettable 8-day cruise to these lands of legend where fortified castles, neolithic sites and geological wonders will immerse you in a world brimming with magic.
From Dublin, the Irish capital brimming with convivial atmosphere and authentic charm, Le Lyrial will take you to Belfast, where you can visit the Giant’s Causeway. This massive geological formation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features over 40,000 basalt columns.
You will then sail towards Fort William. This harbour town on the shores of Loch Linnhe is steeped in Scottish history and tradition, close to the beautiful and spectacular scenery of Glencoe.
Then, you will call at the Hebrides in Stornoway, the island’s main town, built by the Vikings in the 9th century stands one of Scotland’s most prominent prehistoric sites: The Standing Stones of Callanish.
Le Lyrial will sail towards Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Islands, where numerous seabirds, such as gannets and European shags, have taken up residence.
Your journey will continue towards the eastern Highlands to reach Invergordon, the gateway to the legendary and mythical Loch Ness. You will be captivated by its natural riches, including bare moors, verdant glens, majestic lochs and deep forests.
The last stage of your cruise will take you to Aberdeen. Its magnificent coast, boasting a remarkable nature reserve and majestic castles nearby, make Scotland’s third largest city, full of Gothic charm, an exceptional port of call.
Finally, you will reach Edinburgh, city of history and labelled city of literature by UNESCO, your port of disembarkation.