Day 1 - Glasgow
Day 2 - Oban
Day 3 - Tobermory
Day 4 - Banavie
Day 5 - Fort Augustus
Day 6 - Inverness

Lord of the Glens

Cruise through the heart of the Scottish Highlands on this visually breathtaking voyage, traversing the Sound of Mull and four lochs as you navigate the intricate waterways of the Caledonian Canal

In 1793, when William Fraser proposed his scheme for what is now the Caledonian Canal, he countered naysayers by pointing out that ‘nature had finished more than half of it already’; and indeed it had, for just a third of its sixty majestic miles are man-made.

This voyage begins in the open sea, cruising from Oban, the ‘Gateway to the Isles’, to meet the canal at its entrance lock at Fort William, for the journey to Inverness and a cruise in the shadow of Ben Nevis, through Neptune’s Staircase and the lochs of the Great Glen. Accompanied all the way by the Highlands’ hauntingly beautiful scenery, dotted with mystical castles and little lakeside villages, your elegant vessel has the ambience of an intimate stately home, where everything is completed in grand style, from its teak decks and polished wood panels to traditional furnishings, fine cuisine, and excellent service

Key Features

Scenic Landscapes
Unique Luxury Yacht
Internal Waterways Cruise
Free Cabin Selection
Exclusive Small Ship Sailing

Day 1 Travel by train to Glasgow and transfer to the 4-star Carlton George Hotel (or similar) for dinner and overnight. (D)

Day 2 Transfer to Oban for embarkation on the MV Lord of the Glens. Basking by a horseshoe bay on the Firth of Lorne, Oban looks out to seascape views of Kerrera, Lismore and Mull. Enjoy an evening welcome reception and dinner aboard. Overnight Oban. (B, D)

Day 3 With its busy harbour and 19th-century buildings lining the steep streets of Battery Hill, a walking tour of the town includes a visit to McCaig’s Folly, a garden inside a granite tower, with two-tiers of lancet arches, and terrific views of the and bay below. Cruise to Craignure, on the Isle of Mull, visit 13th-century Duart Castle, ancestral seat of Clan MacLean, overseeing the Sound of Mull from its bluff. Sail to Tobermory, overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 4 A morning at leisure to explore Tobermory, the island’s capital, its colourful harbour and seafront road to the pier is hemmed with cheerfully painted buildings. Cruise the sound to Loch Linnhe, the sheltered sea-loch indenting the mainland coast and meet the Caledonian Canal at Corpach. The coast-to-coast canal has 29 locks, ten bridges, and four aqueducts along its route through the Great Glen, a geological fault in the earth’s crust. Enjoy the ascent of Scotland’s longest stretch of locks, Neptune’s Staircase’, and moor in Banavie overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Take the train from Fort William across the splendid Glenfinnan Viaduct, gracing the head of Loch Shiel. Later, cruise the length of Loch Lochy, through ethereal Laggan Avenue, and across Loch Oich, to descend the six inter-connected locks into Loch Ness. Overnight mooring in Fort Augustus. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Explore the historic hamlet of Fort Augustus before cruising along the loch, a place of myths and legends, monsters and uncharted depths. Stop briefly to view the ruins of Urquhart Castle and continue into Loch Dochfour reservoir, and onward to Inverness farewell dinner, overnight Inverness. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Disembark and travel by road to Edinburgh for the train to London. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Lower Deck Cabins with double or twin beds have two portholes.
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.


per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin
Standard Class Rail Travel from London Euston

Date Price
October 20 £2195


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Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £795 (limited availability)

Cabin Upgrades

Standard Middle Deck Cabin £295
Superior Middle Deck Cabin £495
Top Deck Cabin £495

Train Upgrades

First Class Rail £150

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Glasgow
Carlton George
(per night) £95
Single supplement £75

Extra Nights - Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel
(per night) £95
Single supplement £60

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Price Includes
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.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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