Silversea Luxury Cruises To ULLAPOOL (Highland)

ULLAPOOL (Highland)

Ullapool is an ideal base for hiking throughout Sutherland and taking wildlife and nature cruises, especially to the Summer Isles. By the shores of salty Loch Broom, the town was founded in 1788 as a fishing station to exploit the local herring stocks. There's still a smattering of fishing vessels, as well as visiting yachts and foreign ships. When their crews fill the pubs, Ullapool has a cosmopolitan feel. The harbor area comes to life when the Lewis ferry arrives and departs.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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Excursions in ULLAPOOL (Highland)

Castle Leod

Castle Leod is the home of the Chief of the Clan Mackenzie, the Earl of Cromarty, whose family have lived there for 500 years. It is one of the few castles in Scotland still to be occupied by the original family and remains a family home very much today.

Occupying a magnificent setting below Ben Wyvis and just outside the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer, Castle Leod's parkland boasts some of the finest trees in Scotland, the star attractions being the largest tree in the UK, a Wellingtonia, and a Spanish chestnut which was planted for a visit by Mary of Guise in 1550, the earliest known planting date of any tree in Britain.

The Earl of Cromarty himself will personally welcome you to his ancestral home and conduct your private tour today. Enjoy the lived-in atmosphere and the fascinating history of the castle as well as the collection of fine portraits, maps and furniture and the Mackenzie Room situated in the old kitchen.

The principal part of Castle Leod, the 17th century castle itself, retains the distinct, homely charm and historical ambience that one would expect of the seat of such an important Scottish clan. The rooms, some wood-panelled, boast many Mackenzie portraits from past centuries as well as antique furnishings and some fascinating, large-scale antique maps; other antique artifacts and many original fittings are to be found around the castle.

A dram of fine malt or soft drink are included in the price of this tour.

Hiking in the Highlands – Bone Caves

Experience the beauty and history of the Scottish Highlands in a unique new way during this picturesque, half-day hiking excursion.


Allt nan Uamh and Scottish Highlands

Depart the pier for the approximately 30-minute drive to the starting point of your guided walking tour. Upon arrival, take a guided trek on a path alongside the Allt nan Uamh, or 'Burn of the Caves', a beautiful limestone valley featuring stunning views of the Scottish landscape. The trail leads you to a beautiful waterfall before gradually ascending as it follows the river upstream.


Bones Caves

Eventually the valley narrows, and your route passes by a huge spring, typical of areas with large amounts of limestone. As you continue further, come across a second spring before catching sight of the caves, now in the dry riverside but once hidden by the flowing waters. Your walk continues on toward the path leading to the caves. When first excavated in 1889, the caves produced a wide array of animals that once roamed the Scottish Highlands, and were thought to house humans who hunted these animals for their fur and meat.


Each cave can be explored with care; it can be slippery and wet at times. Following your cave exploration, re-join the path and continue back along the same footpath then re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking for approximately 2.8 miles (about 4.5 kilometres), at times over uneven, slippery and wet surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests suffering from claustrophobia or a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship, midge repellent is advisable too. Guests must be at least 16 years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is dependent on weather and cave conditions. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Inverewe Gardens

Embrace the scenic splendour of the Highland countryside at your leisure during this half-day, self-guided excursion to the Inverewe Gardens.


Highland Countryside

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 80-minute drive through the barren and beautiful Highland countryside en route to the Inverewe Gardens. Idyllically situated on the shores of Loch Ewe, Inverewe Gardens was started by Osgood Mackenzie in 1862 and continued after his death by his daughter, Mairi. Before she died in 1953, Mairi transferred the garden to the National Trust for Scotland, so that the garden might be maintained in perpetuity.


Inverewe Gardens

Osgood Mackenzie succeeded in transforming a windswept and barren promontory into a large and wonderful garden featuring temperate plants from the northern and southern hemispheres. Protected by shelter belts and walls, the garden flourishes due to the proximity of the Gulfstream, despite being situated at a latitude of 57.8 (further north than Moscow).

During your leisurely, self-guided visit, explore areas of the garden that include the Woodland and Azalea walks, Pond Garden, Japanese Garden, and Rock Gardens. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 80-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over paved and unpaved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at Inverewe Gardens is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not suitable for guests with hay fever and/or allergies, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. Operation of this tour is dependent on weather conditions.

Lochinver Scenic Drive

Explore the unique natural beauty and history of Lochninver and its environs during this half-day sightseeing excursion.


Inverpolly National Nature Reserve

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Lochinver. En route, traverse the rugged scenery of the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve, a remote and lonely stretch of moorland dotted with lochs, burns and great sandstone peaks.


Ardvreck Caslte, Loch Assynt and Lochinver

A photo stop is made at the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, situated on a desolate promontory on the edge of Loch Assynt. Afterward, your picturesque drive continues along the shores of the Loch to the small town of Lochinver. Upon arrival, ample free time is made available to explore the town at your leisure. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over paved and unpaved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking at Lochinver is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not suitable for guests with motion sickness and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear warm, layered clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and raingear from the ship. Operation of this tour is dependent on weather conditions.

The Angel's share and the Devil's cut - Glen Ord Experience

Leave the small fishing port of Ullapool and follow the road along picturesque shores of Loch Broom towards Muir of Ord admiring the beautiful vistas of North West Highlands and the changing landscape, becoming less wild the further east you go and becoming more pastoral, agricultural but still gorgeous.

On arrival at Glen Ord Distillery join the tour of one of Highland's hidden treasures producing liquid gold all year round. The Singleton of Glen Ord is only available for sale at the distillery shop as the rest is exported to Asia. Learn about the whiskey making process, Angel's share and Devil's cut, see the enormous six stills and mash tuns. When in the warehouse witness some of the whisky being drawn from 2 types of casks opened especially for this tour, a 1995 Glen Ord European Oak cask and a 1999 Glen Ord American Oak cask. Following on from guided tour and those can be sampled along 12,15 and 18 year old whiskies

Explore the interesting exhibition area or have another dram in the bar.

Return through the beautiful countryside to Ullapool.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.