Easter in the Highland and Islands
Inverness to Oban - 6 nights
Thursday 14th to Wednesday 20th April 2022
This six night voyage, through the heart of Scotland, explores the inland waterways of the Highlands and the idyllic islands of the west coast. A transit of the intricate and endlessly fascinating inland waters of the Caledonian Canal and the lochs of the Great Glen allow us to discover the picturesque villages of Fort Augustus, Banavie and Corpach.Book this cruise
See our itinerary below...
Ashore on Mull, we visit the colourful island capital of Tobermory and experience the tranquility of St Columba’s holy isle of Iona and Benedictine Abbey at this most sacred time of year, before reaching Oban, the Gateway to the Isles, where our voyage of discovery concludes. This 6 night cruise can be booked from the commencing date of 14th April 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 ab 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.
Thursday 14th April
Inverness – Embarkation.
Friday 15th April
Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Fort Augustus - free time or Canal Heritage Centre.
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 by pausing 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 overnightBook this cruise
Saturday 16th April
Caledonian Canal to Banavie. Scenic West Highland Train passage to Glenﬁnnan.
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.Book this cruise
Sunday 17th April
Transit Neptune’s Staircase to Corpach. Sail Loch Linnhe and the Sound of Mull to Tobermory.
Descending the spectacular eight inter-connected locks of Neptune’s Staircase, Lord of the Glens is lowered to sea level at Corpach, lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis. Here 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.Book this cruise
Monday 18th April
Craignure, Mull – Iona and the Benedictine Abbey. Cruise the Sound of Mull to Oban.
This morning, we sail to Craignure on Mull for a visit to the Isle of Iona, the last resting place of some 50 Scottish Kings and where St. Columba introduced Christianity to Scotland in AD 563. Originally dating from the 12th century, the restored abbey remains a much revered place of pilgrimage.Book this cruise
Tuesday 19th April
Oban – Walking tour and McCaig’s Folly. Oban - Free time or whisky distillery tour.
Finally, we sail to Oban the ‘gateway of the isles’, for a walking tour including the impressive McCaig’s Folly which dominates the skyline. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to enjoy free time to explore the town at leisure or tour the Oban Distillery to taste a wee dram ahead of the farewell reception and dinner.Book this cruise
Wednesday 20th April
Oban – Disembarkation and transfer to Inverness.
Our decks and Cabins
Category One Cabin
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.Book this cruise
Category Two Cabin
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.Book this cruise
Category Three Cabin
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.Book this cruise
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