A voyage through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands, traversing four different lochs on a transit of the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal
Day 1 - Glasgow
Day 2 - Oban
Day 3 - Tobermory
Day 4 - Banavie
Day 5 - Fort Augustus
Day 6 - Inverness
A wee country with a big personality; across millennia the Scots remain fiercely proud of a landscape where high mountains meet deep lochs and a thousand islands rise above dramatic seas. Scotland has an immersive culture - a land filled with historic ruins and restored castles, art galleries and fascinating museums. Boasting the most thrilling of experiences that range from the love of dancing, the bright blue and white flag, bagpipes, kilts and tug o' war. Home to the monster at the bottom of the loch, and the prickly plant that is the national symbol, who cannot have a love of the land of whisky, kilts and ceilidhs? Scotland’s highlands are exceptionally beautiful, cloaked in a haunting air of mystery with an incredible mix of cultures. The region's turbulent history has left behind some beautiful and romantic castles and there is the most unparalleled scenery.
The Lord of the Glens, at just 150 feet can explore the region with ease and can squeeze through the Caledonian Canal. All done in grand style aboard this elegant vessel that has the feel of a small stately home. This voyage on board the deluxe ‘Lord of the Glens’ encompasses the main highlights of the Scottish Highlands. The voyage starts at Oban ‘gateway of the isles’, calling at Craignure on the Isle of Mull to visit to Duart Castle and continuing to the gaily painted waterfront at Tobermory. Cruise the Sound of Mull and the serenely beautiful sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe before traversing the intricate and endlessly fascinating Caledonian Canal to the shadow of Ben Nevis and the gateway to the sea. Experience a rail journey to Glenfinnan Viaduct, cruise Lochs Ness and Dochfour, all the while revelling in the hauntingly beautiful Highland scenes that are brought effortlessly to you, as we explore Scotland from locks to lochs and watch the glorious Scottish countryside and riverscapes slide slowly past. This together with excellent cuisine and refined accommodation provides for a truly unique travel experience.
Unique Luxury Yacht
Internal Waterways Cruise
Local Expert Guides
Group 2 - 52
Day 1 Train from London to Glasgow. Short transfer to the Carlton George Hotel. Dinner and overnight with time to explore. (D)
Day 2 Transfer to Oban for late afternoon embarkation. Evening welcome reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.(B, D)
Day 3 Explore Oban, Gateway to the Isles, on foot including a visit to McCaig’s Folly. Later sail to Craignure on the Island of Mull for the visit to Duart Castle, home of Clan MacLean. Moor Tobermory overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Tobermory is best explored on foot with time in the morning to visit the famed gaily painted waterfront. Cruise the Sound of Mull and Loch Linnhe to Corpach and the entrance to the Caledonian Canal. From sea level Lord of the Glens ascends the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of ‘Neptune’s Staircase’. Moor Banavie overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 5 From Banavie, in the very shadow of Ben Nevis we take the West Highland train to the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Later cruise through Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and the stunningly impressive treelined Laggan Avenue to Fort Augustus before descending the six inter-connected locks to Loch Ness. Moor Fort Augustus overnight.(B, L, D)
Day 6 Free time to explore Fort Augustus before setting sail along loch Ness. Stopping briefly for a view of the ruins of Urquhart Castle we continue the 21-mile transit of Loch Ness and Loch Dochfour and along the first man-made section of the Caledonian Canal. The voyage concludes with an evening farewell reception and dinner. Moor Inverness overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Disembark for the homeward train journey via Edinburgh to London. (B)
Singles available in Standard Middle Deck Cabins (2021).
Lower Deck and Standard Middle Deck Cabins with double or twin beds have two portholes.
Superior Middle Deck Cabins (doubles) and Upper Deck Cabins (double or twin beds) have a picture window.
On occasion, due to ferry movements the vessel cannot moor overnight at Tobermory, instead the vessel may moor in Oban after the visit to Tobermory.
This four star boutique hotel is located in the centre of the city on George Square, close to Merchants' House and Queen Street Station. All 64 bedrooms include a complimentary minibar and decanters offering a "few wee drams" of vodka, gin & whisky, comfortable king size beds, TV and free WiFi.
With 27 outward facing State Cabins spread over three decks, sequentially named after well-known Scottish personages. Cabin has rich hardwood finishes, plush carpeting, dressing table, stool, wardrobe, satellite TV and en-suite facilities with shower, WC and washbasin. All State Cabins are air-conditioned/heated. WiFi free/limited. Cabin wall lighting is from the SS France. In addition to the storage for suitcases under the beds there is a full size wardrobe.
Top Deck Cabin - This category comprises of six twin-berthed cabins on the ‘top deck’ being at the Reception Level and the same level as the Restaurant. All having picture windows. ( 9.2 - 10.8 metres square)
Middle Deck Superior Cabins - This category comprises of nine twin-berthed Superior Cabins on the ‘Middle Deck’ being one deck below the Reception level. These cabins are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows. (13 metres square)
Middle Deck Standard - These cabins are located on the ‘Middle Deck’ being one deck below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabins and four double-bedded cabins. All having picture windows. (1 - 12 metres square)
Lower Deck Cabin - These cabins are located two decks below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabin. Each cabin has two large portholes. (7.6 metres square)
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck Cabin
Economy rail travel from London Euston
Supplements per person
Sole use of a twin or double cabin:
Lower Deck cabin £695
Middle Deck standard cabin £795
Middle Deck superior & Top Deck cabin £1450
Standard Middle Deck Cabin £255
Superior Middle Deck Cabin £455
Top Deck Cabin £455
First Class Rail £55
Rail travel, taxes and port charges, 1 night’s accommodation with breakfast and dinner, 5-night cruise, full board on cruise vessel, complimentary tea/coffee on board, excursions, cruise director, local expert guides and representatives.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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