This expedition has been devised to celebrate the stunning scenery of the British Isles from the highlands of Scotland to the outlying islands off the English coast. Sailing from Oban we will spend eight nights island hopping including a day in the beautiful Hebrides and visits to Tory Island, the Isle of Man and Lundy, rarely visited gems which are almost never included in cruise schedules. Our time will be spent walking the nature trails, seeing the abundant birdlife and flowers and experiencing life in these remote communities. Continuing south to the Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands we visit amazing little contained worlds including the subtropical Abbey Gardens of Tresco and St Martin’s, Guernsey and Herm with their crystal clear waters and fine white sandy beaches that would not disgrace a Caribbean island.
A voyage like this would be difficult to arrange independently and, with a maximum of just 95 passengers, the MS Serenissima is the perfect ship for our venture. Such a voyage is only possible aboard a small ship with the ability to reach these remote ports and, with the use of our Zodiacs, we will be able to explore in small groups, ensuring the solitude we find on these isles is not disturbed. Our journey offers a portrait of life in our islands and is a wonderful opportunity to see some of our most beautiful places, meet some interesting inhabitants and learn more about both the past and present of Britain.