A five night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland
Nothing to clutter the view, just hauntingly beautiful Scottish Highland scenes brought effortlessly to your panoramic window, this together with excellent cuisine and deluxe State Cabin accommodations provides for a truly unique travel experience. This five night voyage on board the deluxe ‘Lord of the Glens’ encompasses the main highlights of a voyage through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands, including a transit of the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal.
The voyage commences at Inverness and continues via Loch Dochfour and Loch Ness to Fort Augustus and onto beautiful Loch Oich, the highest point of the canal, before reaching Loch Lochy and finally to Corpach (Fort William) which lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis and the gateway to the sea. At Corpach there is time to take the famed ‘West Highland Line’ train to Glenfinnan (Viaduct) returning to ‘Lord of the Glens’ via the Glenfinnan Monument.
At Corpach the ‘Lord of the Glens’ passes through the sea lock and enters the serenely beautiful sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe and then it is onto the Sound of Mull, and to the gaily painted waterfront at Tobermory. The voyage concludes with a call at Craignure (Isle of Mull) for the visit to Duart Castle before reaching the ‘gateway of the isles’ at Oban.
The voyage as shown operates from Inverness to Oban, whilst it should be noted that the voyage operates in the reverse sequential order on alternate sailings, (details available on request).
Transfers are provided from/and to Inverness and the ‘Lord of the Glens’.
Alternatively independent arrangements may be made to join/leave the vessel at Oban as appropriate, with the train to (or from) Glasgow being particularly convenient when disembarking (or commencing) in Oban.
Embark in Inverness at 4pm. Evening welcome reception & dinner.
Moor Inverness overnight.
Sail in the morning via the first man-made section of the Caledonian Canal into Loch Dochfour, before reaching Loch Ness. The 21 mile transit of Loch Ness provides for a brief photo opportunity by pausing in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle before reaching Fort Augustus. The afternoon is free to explore Fort Augustus where everything is close to hand. Moor Fort Augustus overnight.
The ‘Lord of the Glens’ is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of six inter-connected locks than run through the centre of Fort Augustus, before entering the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue. Later continue into Loch Oich, Loch Lochy and finally to Banavie in the very shadow of Ben Nevis itself. The afternoon is reserved for a passage on the scheduled West Highland train from Banavie to Glenfinnan Viaduct returning to the vessel via the Commando Memorial. Moor Banavie overnight.
Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of ‘Neptune’s Staircase’ the ‘Lord of the Glens’ is lowered to sea level at Corpach and then it is out to sea for a passage along the sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull before reaching Tobermory. Tobermory is best explored on foot and there is plenty of time in the afternoon to visit the famed gaily painted waterfront. Moor Tobermory overnight.
The voyage concludes with a call at Craignure (Mull) for the visit to Duart Castle. Later sail to Oban, followed by an afternoon walk to include a Whisky Distillery & McCaig’s Folly. Evening farewell reception and dinner. Moor Oban overnight.
Disembark after breakfast and drive to Inverness (or see note above for taking the train to Glasgow).
|2017 Sailing dates Inverness to Oban||2017 Sailing dates Oban to Inverness|
|April 18, 28||April 23, May 3|
|September 25||September 30|
|October 5||October 10
Tariff: (per person sharing a twin or double cabin) Sole occupancy of a twin/double cabin
|2018 Sailing dates |
Inverness to Oban
|2018 Sailing dates Oban|
|April 20||April 25|
|October 1||October 6|
|October 11||October 16|
Sole occupancy of a twin/double cabin = add 60% to the above per person rates.
Inclusions: Full board, excursions as indicated in itinerary, all port taxes and dues, transfer from/to Inverness at pre-determined times – please enquire for details. Not included: Gratuities.
Timings and schedule are subject to weather conditions and tide.
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