Scotland Cruise Holidays

A Scotland cruise brings visitors into the country’s many ports. City lovers that can delve directly into the heart of Scotland to the capital of Edinburgh where the Royal Mile and Holyrood plunge visitors into the kilt-wearing, bagpipe playing atmosphere of Scotland. Explore the wild and rugged Highlands and the charming isles of Skye and Oban, down to the rocky borders and across to the buzzing cities, Scotland is a land of vast beauty and huge character.

Scotland Cruise Holiday Highlights

This small but strong country has a lot to offer in the way of history and art and delivers it up with a helping of Scottish humour and heart. With us, an eye-opening adventure could be much closer to home than you might think. 

A cruise to Scotland is perfect for nature lovers. The Western Isles are one of Europe's top destinations for birdwatching, making Stornoway the perfect place to watch iconic species take flight. Keep your eyes peeled for golden eagles, white tailed eagles, corncrakes, red- and black-throated divers and more. From Kirkwall, travel through an area of rich farmland, rolling hills and moorland fringed by magnificent cliffs before arriving at a remarkable Skara Brae; this beautifully preserved stone-age settlement lies beside the pressy, sandy crescent of the Bay of Skaill, offering a remarkable view of both nature and history. 

Reasons to visit Scotland on a cruise holiday

The Lochs

Just a short distance from the Scottish cities lie the country’s many lochs, mountains and forests. While Loch Venachar, Loch Lomond and the Loch of Strathbeg are all wonderful to see and equal in beauty and serenity, it’s the famous Loch Ness that has those arriving into the Invergordon port rushing to catch a glimpse of the mythical monster.

The Castles

Over 3,000 castles and forts are strewn across the landscapes and shorelines, each telling a different story – whether it be of Scotland’s Viking origins or of the gory Tudor times – and some even have UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

Scottish Wildlife

Not far from Glasgow is the Ardardan estate where you can experience an authentic Scottish farm. Situated on the picturesque banks of the Clyde, you can get up close and personal with its long-haired, horned residences, the Highland cattle.