Scotland and England Explorer

Be part of history as one of the first guests onboard Golden Horizon on her inaugural voyage, sailing from Harwich to Greenock (Glasgow).

  • 01 Jul – 15 Jul 2021
  • 14 nights
  • From £2,943pp
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5% Discount for Back to Back Voyages

This voyage combines our Eastern Coastal Contrasts and Scotland East to West Voyages (Prices include 5% discount). Please phone 01473 932060 to book a back to back voyage.

Be part of history as one of the first guests onboard Golden Horizon on her inaugural voyage.

Sailing from Harwich, we’ll spend a day at sea before arriving in bustling Whitby, Yorkshire. Home to a busy commercial port also used for fishing, the town is brimming with great seafood. Traditional fish and chips rarely gets better than in Whitby. Tour the ruined 7th-century Whitby Abbey before heading along the coast to quaint Robin Hood’s Bay, or head inland and hike through the North York Moors National Park.

Our next stop is Newcastle, an enthralling city with an industrial past that today has a thriving art scene in its small galleries and a host of brilliant restaurants. From here, you might head into the small, attractive town of Corbridge to shop in its boutiques and visit the ruined Roman town that sits on Hadrian’s Wall – the frontier of the Roman Empire in then Brittania.

At Berwick-upon-Tweed, right by the Scottish border, you could scale the ruins of its castle or enjoy some beach time on the nearby sandy swathes, before we end our voyage in Leith – the gateway to Edinburgh.

Be part of history as one of the first guests onboard Golden Horizon on her inaugural voyage.

Sunset over Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast from the 199 Steps, looking out over the harbour and pier

Make time to visit the castle and medieval Royal Mile, and don’t miss out on a taste of classic Scottish neeps and tatties in one of the old fashioned pubs.

In Leith you’ll have had the chance to explore some of Edinburgh’s top attractions, as we make our way north, across the Firth of Forth and onto Aberdeen. Visit the Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery, or take a day to hike in the Cairngorms National Park, the largest nature preserve in Scotland, where mountains and country estates – including Her Majesty’s Balmoral Castle – are ten-a-penny.

Next up is Invergordon, the gateway to Loch Ness, and then we’ll cruise around Scapa Flow, where the wild and remote Orkney Islands are stranded off the coast of mainland Scotland. Ullapool is where we’ll explore the rugged landscapes of Corrieshalloch Gorge or Knockan Crag, before we land on the Isle of Skye. Visit the otherworldly Fairy Glen and see the striking Man of Storr, and don’t miss a taste of local Talisker whisky.

A stop in Tobermory offers clan history at Duart Castle, and Fort William is your jumping off point for adventures around towering Ben Nevis. You can taste whisky in Islay – Scotland’s best island for smoky malts – and finish up in Greenock, where you can strike out into Glasgow to taste your way around the city’s fantastic food scene.

In the beautiful Scottish Highlands, we’ll stop by famous Loch Ness, see Orkney’s UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore Fort William.

landscape of the Portree harbor in scotland, uk

Inaugural Voyage: 01 Jul – 15 Jul 2021

  • Day 1: Harwich
  • Day 2: Sea
  • Day 3: Whitby
  • Day 4: Newcastle
  • Day 5: Berwick Upon Tweed
  • Day 6: Leith
  • Day 7: Aberdeen
  • Day 8: Invergordon
  • Day 9: Scapa Flow (Orkney Island)
  • Day 10: Ullapool
  • Day 11: Portree (Isle of Skye)
  • Day 12: Tobermory (Isle of Mull)
  • Day 13: Fort William
  • Day 14: Port Ellen, Islay
  • Day 15: Greenock (Glasgow)

For voyages departing from Harwich, car parking at the Harwich terminal for the duration of your trip is included in your fare. Complementary coach transfer from Greenock to Harwich on 15/7/21 is available, please select at time of booking, or email Guest Services (guestservices@tradewindvoyages.com) to request a place on the coach.

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