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Caledonian and Great Glen Explorer
A five night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland.

Caledonian and Great Glen Explorer

Inverness to Oban - 5 nights

Monday 4th to Saturday 9th April 2022

Thursday 6th to Tuesday 11th October 2022

From £1,145

5 nights

A five night sheltered water cruise through the Highlands of Scotland. Nothing to clutter the view, just hauntingly beautiful Scottish Highland scenery brought effortlessly to your panoramic window. This, together with excellent cuisine and delightful accommodation, provides for a truly unique travel experience.

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This five night cruise 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 and a ride on the famed West Highland Train to the Glenfinnan viaduct, returning via the Glenfinnan Monument. This 5 night cruise can be booked from the commencing dates 4th April 2022 and 6th October 2022.

Below you can explore the itinerary for this cruise. Click on the arrows to see more information on each days itinerary. Simply click the ‘Book this Cruise’ button to get booking and embark on an exciting journey with us…

*Transfers are provided from Oban to Inverness at the end of the cruise. Alternatively, independent arrangements may be made to leave the ship at Oban, with the train to Glasgow being particularly convenient.

Day 1

Inverness – Embarkation.

Inverness and bridge going over the River Ness

Embark in Inverness at 4pm and settle into your cabin, prior to the welcome reception and dinner. We remain alongside in Inverness overnight.

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Day 2

Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Fort Augustus - walks ashore.

The Caledonian Canal on a sunny day

This morning, we set sail along 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 with a pause in front of the ruins of Urquhart Castle, ahead of our arrival in the historic and scenic village of Fort Augustus. The afternoon is free to explore Fort Augustus, and perhaps enjoy a visit to the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre which details the history of the canal. We berth in Fort Augustus overnight.

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Day 3

Caledonian Canal to Banavie. Scheduled West Highland Train passage to Glenfinnan.

Corpach and Ben Nevis by Fort William

Lord of the Glens is elevated from the shores of Loch Ness with the assistance of five inter-connected locks that run through the centre of Fort Augustus, before entering beautiful Loch Oich, the highest point of the canal. Later, we continue into the stunningly impressive tree-lined Laggan Avenue, Loch Lochy and finally to Banavie in the very shadow of Ben Nevis.

The afternoon is reserved for a passage on the scheduled West Highland Train from Banavie to Glenfinnan. Considered by many to be the most scenic rail journey in the world, the West Highland Line transits the Glenfinnan Viaduct; curving high over the waters of Loch Shiel, it found fame in the Harry Potter films for the Hogwarts Express. We moor in Banavie overnight.

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Day 4

Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach. Sail Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull to Tobermory, Mull.

Tobermory on the Isle of Mull

Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase, Lord of the Glens is lowered to sea level at Corpach, where we enter the serenely beautiful and sheltered waters of Loch Linnhe. Onwards to the Sound of Mull, we are bound for the gaily painted waterfront at Tobermory. Best explored on foot, our afternoon is spent at leisure, exploring the Georgian harbour town and island capital. We berth overnight in Tobermory or Oban.

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Day 5

Craignure, Mull – Duart Castle. Oban – Walking tour including McCaig’s Folly.

Duart Castle on a sunny day

The voyage continues with a call at Craignure, Isle of Mull, for a visit to Duart Castle, home of great Jacobite supporters, Clan Maclean. Finally, we sail to the ‘gateway of the isles’, Oban, for a walking tour and the impressive McCaig’s Folly which dominates the skyline. Our farewell reception and dinner are held alongside in Oban.

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Day 6

Oban – Disembarkation and transfer to Inverness.

Oban waterfront

After breakfast, we say farewell and disembark in Oban.

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Our decks and Cabins

James Watt Deck
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Category One Cabin

A Category One Cabin on the James Watt Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

These cabins are located on the James Watt Deck, two decks below the reception level. Cabins 103 and 105 are twin bedded and cabin 104 and 106 can be either double or twin bedded. Each cabin has two large portholes.

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David Roberts Deck
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Category Two Cabin

A Category Two Cabin on the David Roberts Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

These cabins are located on the David Roberts Deck being one deck below the reception level. There are four twin berth cabins (201, 202, 209 and 210) and four double bedded cabins (211, 212, 219 and 218). All having picture windows.

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Category Three Cabin

A Category Three Cabin on the David Roberts Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

This category comprises of nine twin-berthed Superior Cabins on the David Roberts Deck being one deck below the reception level. These cabins are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.

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Alexander Graham Bell Deck
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Category Three Cabin

A Category Three Cabin on the Alexander Graham Bell Deck on the Lord of the Glens cruise ship

This category comprises of nine twin-berthed Superior Cabins on the David Roberts Deck being one deck below the reception level. These cabins are the largest cabins on the vessel. All having picture windows.

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