19 to 28 July 2018
Circular trip Skye / Hebrides: If there is some unspoilt, wild nature somewhere in Europe, then this is certainly true for the islands of the Scottish west coast: the inner and outer Hebrides.
The silence of the mountains, the indescribable views, the bizarre coasts with hidden coves and their quiet fishing villages and the unique sight of the islands from a distance, must be seen at least once in a lifetime. The Flying Dutchman sails to these special islands, which can only be reached by ship.
Embarkation on Wednesday: July 19 at 5 pm in Oban
Disembarking on Friday: July 28 at 10 am in Oban
We have divided the prices into two categories, because our double cabins are of different sizes. All prices are per person for accommodation in:
- Standard cabin ……………………………………… € 1.485, –
- Standard plus cabin ………………………………. € 1.585, –
- Surcharge for individual use of the cabin ……. € 500
The price includes:
- Cabin (shared) with shower and toilet
- Bed linen and towels
- Crew, consisting of Captain, Steuermann and Koch
- Zodiak to go ashore
- Half board including coffee, tea, milk and juice at meals.
In the case of half-board, you will also be able to discover local specialties on board, in addition to the catering on board.
- Arrival and departure to / from the ship
- Personal expenses
- Possible additional entrance fees and drinks
- Drinks on board
We travel with an international travel company. Our guests come from the Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Germany and Scotland. The crew of the Flying Dutchman comes from the Netherlands.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:
0049 (0) 531 252 1170
Possible travel routes:
The specified program is a guide. Changes due to the effects of weather, current and wind are possible. Flexibility is required for this trip.
Day 1: Oban
Round trip Skye / Hebrides: You travel individually to Mallaig, for example with the Jakobite Steam Train (the Harry Potter train), which travels between Fort William and Mallaig through the wild and untouched Scottish countryside. After embarking, you will get to know the passengers and the crew and settle in comfortably in your cabin. During dinner, the crew will inform you about the upcoming trip. Finally, we raise the glass on a very nice time together on board and let the evening end in a good mood.
Day 2: Skye
Today we head to Skye, one of the largest islands on the Scottish west coast. The Isle of Skye is an absolute must with its impressive landscapes: sharp hills, picturesque coasts, a famous whiskey distillery (Talisker) and many other attractions. We sail to Portree, the main town of the Isle of Skye. The town is built around the natural harbor and is bordered by high rocks. The port is used by fishing boats and excursion boats. Portree is the cultural center of the island and is a starting point for exploring the island.
Day 3: Portree
We stay all day in Portree and take the time for discoveries. Towards evening we sail further along the impressive coast and look out for a wild-romantic bay for anchoring.
Day 4 & 5: Lewis and Harris
Lewis and Harris are linked by a narrow landmark. We arrive in Stornoway, the main port on the island. Its protected position convinced the Vikings, who founded the settlement Stjórnavágr in the 9th century. There are good roads that run along the coast with their small villages and white sand beaches.
Isle of Harris is the southern part with deep bays and high mountains. Here you can see the landscape, where the inspiration for the beautiful Harris Tweed comes. The west coast of the island of Harris consists of a series of stunning beaches, all flanked by dunes and Machair (especially the dunes of the outer Hebrides). The islands are so remote that only a few tourists bother to come here. There are simple places that are connected by narrow streets. The signs on the streets are in Gaelic. And the supply of food depends on the amount of space available on board the supply vessel. The islands have a wealth of prehistoric monuments and nature reserves. The east is mainly mountainous and in the west you can enjoy the sandy beaches.
Day 6: North Uist
Our round trip Skye / Hebrides continues. Today we sail to the outer Hebrides and visit North Uist, a mostly very shallow island.Here we also stay part of the next day, so they will have enough time to explore the landscape on their own.
Day 7: Barra
Barra is truly untouched natural beauty. We arrive in Caslebay and visit the Kisimul Castle. This castle is located in the bay of the village of Castlebay. The barracks of the MacNeils from Barra is the only remaining medieval castle of the Hebrides.
Day 8: Rum and the Small Isles
The Small Isles are an archipelago of four small islands south of Skye: Eigg, Rum, Muckand Canna. Every island is different. From Muck in the south, over Eigg with its toothy mountain Sgurr, over the mountainous rum, which is often surrounded by clouds , toCanna in the north.
During this round trip Skye / Hebrides, we visit Rum, the largest and most mountainous of the four islands. Since 1957, the entire island has been a nature reserve . It is a wintering area of a variety of birds, including sea eagles, parrot birds , thorn gulls and ice storm birds .
Beside the numerous birds we have good chances to see deer , wild goats , seals and otters. Over 100,000 storm dwellers nest in the mountains of Rum. Between the islands we hope to observe sharks, minke whales and dolphins .
Day 9: At sea back to Mallaig
We are sailing back to Mallaig today and can enjoy all the things that can be seen along the beautiful west coast. We have a magnificent view of the island of Skye and other beauties of the unspoilt Scotland.
Day 10: Mallaig
Unfortunately, our wonderful journey today is over. After a good breakfast it is time to say goodbye and go home. To enjoy the unspoiled Scottish landscape for the last time, we recommend the historic Jacobite Steamtrain between Mallaig and Fort William for the journey south.