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Hurtigruten Group

The Scottish Isles

Highlights of the Hebrides


Departure date
7 days

Cruise Overview

British Isles cruise – The Scottish Isles – Highlights of the Hebrides

Discover highlights of the Hebrides and Scottish Highlands, including Fort William in the shadow of Ben Nevis, on this expedition cruise from Glasgow (Greenock). 

Experience rugged landscapes,  remote beaches and historic towns in the Inner and Outer Hebrides, and marvel at spectacular Highland scenery on the mainland. 

Seek out Atlantic seabirds and marine life as we explore the Sound of Mull, Vatersay in the Outer Hebrides, Islay and more.  

Heather, history and highland scenery 

From Glasgow (Greenock) you’ll voyage to the wild and remote Hebridean Islands and discover rugged landscapes draped in heather, white sand beaches and picturesque historic towns. Heading towards Fort William, you’ll be immersed in awesome Highland scenery featuring soaring mountains and glacier-carved valleys. 

Ancient sites, undisturbed wildlife and unique whiskies 

From Arran to Mull and Islay, you’ll visit ancient castles and standing stones and taste Scotland's cultural notes with whisky. On your journey, you’ll encounter birdlife like puffins and eagles, and as you gaze over the sea, look out for the dolphins and basking sharks that thrive in these cool waters.  

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Embark from Glasgow (Greenock)

Day 1

Beautiful Isle of Arran

Day 2

Expedition day

Day 3

Mull’s Colourful Fishing Port

Day 4

Britain’s outdoor capital

Day 5

Islay's whisky and nature

Day 6

Back to Glasgow (Greenock)

Day 7

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • A stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Wine, beer and spirits available at meals and throughout the day and evening (subject to licensing laws; excludes premium drinks)
  • All day coffee, tea, and soft drinks
  • A complimentary water bottle to refill on board and take home
  • A polar expedition jacket, a backpack, or another piece of HX gear
  • Professional photos from your trip taken by our onboard photographer
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi. Please note that streaming is not supported.
  • Use of sauna, hot tubs, fitness room, lounges, and more
  • Gratuities included. Fantastic service is standard at HX (though if you’d like to leave something extra, it’s always appreciated).
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full access to the ship’s Science Center
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to assist with ongoing scientific research 
  • An onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
  • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you


  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • Depending on your flight times, an additional overnight might be needed (not included)

What's not included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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