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
Day 1 - Glasgow
Day 2 - Oban
Day 3 - Tobermory
Day 4 - Banavie
Day 5 - Fort Augustus
Day 6 - Inverness
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
Unique Luxury Yacht
Internal Waterways Cruise
Free Cabin Selection
Exclusive Small Ship Sailing
Group Size 15 - 52
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)
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.
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.
At just 150 feet, this elegant vessel can explore the region with ease. Featuring polished wood, teak decks and sumptuous furnishing. 27 outward facing State Cabins spread over three decks, sequentially named after well-known Scottish personages. Each State Cabin has rich hardwood finishes, plush carpeting, air-conditioning/heating, dressing table, stool, wardrobe, satellite TV and en-suite facilities with shower, WC and washbasin. 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 have picture windows. (9.2 - 10.8 square metres)
Middle Deck Superior cabin - 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 have picture windows. (13 square metres)
Middle Deck Standard cabin - 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 have picture windows. (1 - 12 square metres)
Lower Deck cabin - These cabins are located two decks below the Reception level. There are four twin berth cabins. Each cabin has two large portholes. (7.6 square metres)
per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin
Standard Class Rail Travel from London Euston
Supplements per person
Single supplement £795 (limited availability)
Standard Middle Deck Cabin £295
Superior Middle Deck Cabin £495
Top Deck Cabin £495
First Class Rail £150
Extra Nights - Glasgow
(per night) £95
Single supplement £75
Extra Nights - Inverness
The Royal Highland Hotel
(per night) £95
Single supplement £60
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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